Yunnan Tours from Australia

More and more travelers from Australia are planning their trip to Yunnan China. Yunnan has been one of the most popular destinations in China for Australian travelers, especially for nature and culture lovers. Thousand-year-old towns, remote villages, untouched paradise, secret mountain tribes, bustling exotic markets, unique eats, the other-worldly landscapes… There's adventure everywhere in Yunnan.

Yunnan Discovery Offers Private Tailor-made Yunnan Tours from Australia

A team of locals in Yunnan, Yunnan Discovery strives to provide the best private customized Yunnan tours, which we consider is the best choice for Australian travelers if planning their trips to Yunnan. Unlike other tourist cities in China, most the places in Yunnan are unexplored and some are even touched, so it is better for you to have local tour operator, tour consultant, guide and driver.

All Yunnan Discovery tours are exclusively designed based on our knowledge, expertise and previous clients’ feedback and can be tailor made to meet your personal needs and style, no matter you are couples traveling to Yunnan, family with kids, or a group of friends.

Classic Yunnan Tours for Australian Travelers

Our classic Yunnan tours include the tops destinations in Yunnan like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai-La, Yuanyang and highlight attractions, such as Stone Forest, Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Lamasery, etc. Furthermore, you will have real life experience in Yunnan by visiting local markets, family and villages.

9 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Tour
9 days
Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Tour
US$1,753 p/p

With the most classic tour of Yunnan, you will travel to the must-visit places of this diverse province in China. Take in breathtaking nature and savor traditional culture.

  • Explore capital city Kunming for the geological park of Stone Forest and city highlights.
  • Cruise Erhai Lake to view intoxicating scenery, Cangshan Mountain and relax at Dali Old Town.
  • Tour Lijiang for its beautiful old town, snow mountains and deep valleys.
  • Journey to Shangri-La, a dreamland in your heart, featuring great nature and Buddhist culture.
9 Days Best of Yunnan Food Tour
9 days
Best of Yunnan Food Tour
US$2,380 p/p

If you're a foodie, don’t miss the gourmet tour in Yunnan, where there are numerous unique foods and snacks to be tasted, various gastronomic scenes to be experienced.

  • Trip the famous food destinations in Yunnan for cuisine culture and history, and also visit the highlight attractions.
  • Enjoy an authentic taste of Yunnan's most famous food, such as crossing bridge rice noodles, mushroom hot pot, ersi, Bai dishes, Jianshui roasted tofu, etc.
  • Visit local market for food materials and be invited into local family to cook foods yourself.
8 Days Classic Yunnan Tour by High Speed Train
8 days
Classic Yunnan Tour by High Speed Train

Bullet train journey in Yunnan to explore the most beautiful ancient towns in China and enjoy spell-binding views of lush mountains, jewel-like plateau lakes, snow peaks…

  • Explore UNESCO-listed cultural and natural sites: Stone Forest & Lijiang Old Town.
  • Ascend Jade Dragon Snow Mountain by cable car and visit Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang.
  • Tour Dali & Shaxi Old Town for Erhai Lake, Cangshan Mountain Geopark, pagodas, grottoes and local market.
  • Cruise picturesque Lugu Lake and walk its peninsula for amazing photos.
5 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces Photography Tour
5 days
Yuanyang Rice Terraces Photography Tour
US$1,108 p/p

Are you fascinated with photography? This Yunnan photo tour takes you to the amazing cultural landscape of Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Jianshui Old Town.

  • Visit the charming old town of Jianshui, take photos of traditional garden, bridge and Tuanshan Village.
  • Capture the sunrise and sunset of Yuanyang Rice Terraces and explore local minority villages.
  • Visit the beautiful karst park of Stone Forest.

Recommended China Tours including Yunnan

12 Days Classic China & Yunnan Tour
12 days
Classic China & Yunnan Tour

By taking this 12 days China tour, you will visit top Chinese destinations Beijing and Shanghai for world-class attractions such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City, and travel beyond and off the beaten path to Yunnan to visit another side of China. Unwind in Lijiang Old Town, float at Erhai Lake, explore Tiger Leaping Gorge…

  • Destinations: Beijing, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shanghai
16 Days China Family Adventure Tour
16 days
China Family Adventure: Wonders, Panda Encounter and Ancient Town Fun

Is your family traveling to China with kids? Check this private China adventure tour out. You will not only visit the classic destinations for ancient wonders, natural marvels, panda fun, but also you will explore unexplored places and hidden gems. Besides, you can enjoy family-friendly accommodations, new real-life experience every day, interesting cultural classes, and some fun outdoor activities.

  • Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Lijiang, Guilin, Shanghai

FAQ about Planning a Trip to China from Australia

Yes, there is a direct flight from Sydney to Kunming on every Friday and Sunday, operated by China East Airline and Qantas Airways. The air journey takes about 11 hours. Therefore you can travel to Yunnan from Austria directly. If you plan a complete China tour and take Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong for your first stop, then you may get to Yunnan’s major destinations from these places by flight or bullet train.

You need to obtain a Chinese visa for taking a Yunnan tour. Please prepare the relevant document, such as valid passport, itinerary of roadway flights and hotels, and apply for a tourist visa at a China Embassy or consulate in Australia.

Yunnan does not have a distinctive peak season and low season. In different months, you can discover different sceneries and cultural events. Generally, May to October is the best time to visit Yunnan, and November to April is the best time to visit Yuanyang Rice Terraces.

  1. 1. Many destinations in Yunnan, such as Lijiang and Shangri-La are at an altitude of 2500 to 3500m, so be aware of the potential of altitude sickness, especially for senior travelers and people who have heart disease. Consult with your doctor before taking a Yunnan tour.
  2. 2. In big cities of Yunnan, there are Western restaurants and hotels with good western foods. But in relatively remote areas, there are only local restaurants. And you’re encouraged to taste local cuisine for a food adventure.
  3. 3. There are luxury hotels and resorts in most destinations, such as Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La, but in remote areas, you may have to stay at basic guesthouses.
  4. 4. The local people are very kind and friendly, but you still need to look out for thief and take care of your values and belongings.
  5. 5. What to pack for a Yunnan tour:
    1. Suitable and comfortable clothes and shoes, especially if there is some hiking.
    2. Prepare yourself sun cream, hat and sun glasses against UV sun rays.
    3. Bring with a small medical kit, with medicines you need.
    4. Personal toiletries
    5. Chargers for your phone and camera
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