Top Winter Tours in Yunnan

A winter travel to Yunnan could be interesting. More and more people choose to travel to Yunnan in winter because there is no severe cold, and with no withering grass and flowers. Choose a Yunnan winter tour is a wise choice. Generally, Kunming-Dali-Lijiang is most favored by first time travelers. If you are a shutterbug, you can choose Dongchuan Red Land and Yuanyang Rice Terraces as your destination. If your are an enthusiastic birder, Dianchi Lake Dam(Kunming) Nianhu Lake Black-necked Crane Nature Reserve(Qujing) and Zhaotong Dashanbao Black-necked Cranes National Nature Reserve are your top choice of Yunnan Winter tour. If you want to experience the summer of Yunnan, undoubtedly Xishuangbanna is the best option. Below we recommend some popular Yunnan Winter Tour Packages for your reference. You can also contact our consultant to tailor-make Yunnan Winter Tour of your own kind!

1. Kunming-Dali-Lijiang Tour

The winter tour for Kunming -Dali-Lijiang is very classical in Yunnan Province. This Kunming-Dali-Lijiang tour is also a winter experience, which includes all highlight pots of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang. Be amazed at natural and cultural wonderland such as the Stone Forest, Dali Old Town, Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge. Meet diverse ethnic culture in ethnic villages and famous old towns. It is not only a tour about natural sceneries, it focus more on ethnic cultures and history. Shangrila is a bit cold in winter. However, if you want to enjoy the beauty of Shangrila, you can also extend the classic route to the Tibetan area of Yunnan – Shangrila.

Suggested Kunming-Dali-Lijiang Winter Tours:

4 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Group Tour
6 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang Tour
6 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Small Group Tour
8 Days Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Overland Tour

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2. Yunnan Winter Photography Tour

If you are a shutterbug, you can choose Dongchuan Red Land and Yuanyang Rice Terraces as your destination. The bright red land with blue sky, white cloud and unpredictable light form the spectacular scenery of Dongchuan Red Land, hence the name ‘God’s Palette’. Every winter, a crowd of photographers are attracted by the spectacular view of Yuanyang terrace like sunrise, sunset, sea of cloud. More and more people admire the charm of Yuanyang rice terrace.

Suggested Yunnan Winter Photography Tours:

2 Days Kunming Dongchuan Red Land and Jiaozi Snow Mountain Tour
5 Days Kunming Spring City and Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Photography Tour
6 Days Kunming Yuanyang Jianshui Photography Tour with Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
8 Days Yunnan Photography Tour with Dongchuan Red Land and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces

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3. Yunnan Winter Birding Tour

Since the weather in most areas of Yunnan is mild in winter, thousands of various birds migrate to Yunnan, Mainly from Sibiria during the winter. In the season of winter when migratory birds flock into Yunnan, many (wetland) parks are highlighted by such birds such as the wintering grounds for the red-beaked seagulls in Kunming and black-necked cranes in Nianhu(Qujing) and Huize(Zhaotong). The Gaoligong mountains, near the tropical edge of the Himalayas, are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. More than 500 bird species have been recorded in the area and these mountains which is an ideal destination for winter birding.

Suggested Yunnan Winter Birding Tours:

6 Days Northeast Yunnan Winter Birding Tour to Dianchi Lake, Nianhu Lake and Dashanbao
6 Days XishuangBanna and Puer Tropical Forest Birding Tour
8 Days Yunnan Winter Birding Tour to Dongchuan Red Land, Nianhu Lake and Dashanbao Nature Reserve
8 Days Yunnan Gaoli Gongshan Mountain Birding Tour

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4. Yunnan Winter Flower Watching Tour

In winter, Nanjian sakura valley in Dali is full of sakura blossom. The beauty of the sakura valley is not about the scale, variety and cultural heritage, but about the incomparable nature beauty and it’s located in the deep valley of the Wuliangshan mountains. Early every late winter(January) or early spring, the blossoming Luoping rapeseed flowers draws flocks of tourists and photographers. Sprawling farmland covered in golden rape stretches right up to the horizon, forming a sea of yellow buds and filling the air with the refreshing smell of spring. In recent years, Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Tour has been popular and enjoyed good fame. Besides, you can also head to Dounan Fresh-cut Flowers Market to enjoy the largest trade center of fresh-cut flowers market in China. 

Suggested Yunnan Winter Flower Watching Tours:

Kunming Night Tour to Dounan Fresh-cut Flowers Market
2 Days Dali Wuliang Mountain Cherry Blossoms Valley Tour
5 Days Kunming Spring City and Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Photography Tour

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5. Yunnan Winter Hiking & Climbing Tour

There are more 150 mountain peaks in Yunnan Province. Snow Mountain Climbing is about the hiking and climbing tours to the famous mountains in Yunnan especially the Three Parallel Rivers Area. Haba Snow Mountain is the most popular mountain to climb among these mountains. Besides, climbing up a snow mountain such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Jiaozi Snow Mountain are worth to have a try.The popular winter hiking routes of Tiger Leaping GorgeCangshan MountainLaojun Mountain favored by thousands of adventure tourists. 

Suggested Yunnan Winter Hiking & Climbing Tours:

1 Day Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Hiking Tour (4642 Meters) from Wenhai Lake
2 Days Jiaozi Snow Mountain Hiking Tour
2 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Tour
4 Days Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Adventure with Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour

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6. Yunnan Tropical Rainforest Tour

Xishuangbanna, known as Mengbanaxi in ancient time meaning a miraculous and nice utopia, has the only tropical forest nature reserve in China. In the cold winter of China, it is an ideal destination of winter resort. November to next May is dry season with cool weather so that it is the hot tourism season. Try to avoid the peak holidays due to crowded Chinese tourists such as Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb). The popular attractions include Manting ParkMenglun Tropical Botanical GardenWild Elephant ValleyDai people’s village at GanlanbaWangTianShu Scenic Spot, etc. 

Suggested Yunnan Tropical Rainforest Tours:

1 Day North XishuangBanna Tour to Wild Elephant Valley and Jinuo Ethnic Village
1 Day East XishuangBanna Tour to Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden and Dai Minority Garden
4 Days Best XishuangBanna Tropical Forest and Ethnic Minorities Discovery
6 Days Xishuangbanna Tropical Rain Forest Adventure and Ethnic Culture Education Tour

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