13 Days Yunnan Cycling Tour from Kunming to Mohan and Boten (Laos Border)

This 22 day cycling tour takes you from Kunming in China to Bangkok of Thailand where you’ll discover a world of dramatic rock formations melding into tropical forests, traditional farming villages and ethnic minority communities, on both sides of the border. Travelers will tackle some outstanding mountain trails cut by local hill tribes. Most days feature afternoons out of the saddle to rest and explore on ground level with a variety of Buddhist temples and local markets adding to opportunities to check out the regional cuisine and compare how one town or village compares to the next. Roads are mainly well paved with some mountainous terrain inviting long climbs although luggage transfers, support cars and knowledgeable guides ensure that every effort has been made to increase enjoyment levels on this fair to moderate cycling tour. This tour will offer the fantastic view and give different experience.

Highlights:

  • Cycle from China to Thailand, with charming scenery along the way.
  • Have grand view of Yunnan and learn more about culture of Laos and Thailand, especially Buddhist culture.
  • View some famous spots and Buddhist Temples.

Brief Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kunming
  • Day 2 Kunming-Yuxi
  • Day 3 Yuxi-Huanian
  • Day 4 Huanian-Ganzhuang
  • Day 5 Ganzhuang-Mojiang
  • Day 6 Mojiang-Tongguan
  • Day 7 Tongguan-Ninger
  • Day 8 Ninger-Puer
  • Day 9 Puer-Dadugang
  • Day 10 Dadugang-Jinghong
  • Day 11 Jinghong-Menglun
  • Day 12 Menglun-Mengla
  • Day 13 Mengla-Mohan-Boten-Na Teuy

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrive in Kunming
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Lunch

Arrive in Kunming

Day 2 Kunming-Yuxi

Sightseeing and Activities: Kunming-Yuxi
Accommodation: Yuxi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kunming-Yuxi

Day 3 Yuxi-Huanian

Sightseeing and Activities:Yuxi-Huanian
Accommodation: Eshan, Yuxi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Yuxi-Huanian

Day 4 Huanian-Ganzhuang

Sightseeing and Activities:Huanian-Ganzhuang
Accommodation: Yuanjiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Huanian-Ganzhuang

Day 5 Ganzhuang-Mojiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Ganzhuang-Mojiang
Accommodation: Puer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ganzhuang-Mojiang

Day 6 Mojiang-Tongguan

Sightseeing and Activities:Mojiang-Tongguan
Accommodation: Puer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mojiang-Tongguan

Day 7 Tongguan-Ninger

Sightseeing and Activities:Tongguan-Ninger
Accommodation: Puer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tongguan-Ninger

Day 8 Ninger-Puer

Sightseeing and Activities:Ninger-Puer
Accommodation: Puer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ninger-Puer

Day 9 Puer-Dadugang

Sightseeing and Activities:Puer-Dadugang
Accommodation: Xishuangbanna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Puer-Dadugang

Day 10 Dadugang-Jinghong

Sightseeing and Activities:Dadugang-Jinghong
Accommodation: Jinghong, Xishuangbanna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dadugang-Jinghong

Day 11 Jinghong-Menglun

Sightseeing and Activities:Jinghong-Menglun
Accommodation: Xishuangbanna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jinghong-Menglun

Day 12 Menglun-Mengla

Sightseeing and Activities:Menglun-Mengla
Accommodation: Xishuangbanna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Menglun-Mengla

Day 13 Mengla-Mohan-Boten-Na Teuy

Sightseeing and Activities:Mengla-Mohan-Boten-Na Teuy
Accommodation: Na Teuy
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mengla-Mohan-Boten-Na Teuy

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Kunming

Sofitel Hotel

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

Kunming Longteng Hotel

Local Hostel
Yuxi / / / Local Hostel
Puer    / / / Local Hostel
Jinghong(Xishuangbanna) InterContinental Hotel Jinghong Dai Garden Hotel Jinglan Business Hotel Local Hostel

Service Included:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as indicated in the hotel list;
  • Chinese lunches as listed in the itinerary;
  • All land transfers & transportation with private air-conditioned car;
  • All transfers and sightseeing with skilled English-speaking tour guide;
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between hotels;
  • Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance coverage

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff.
  • Personal travel accident insurance.
  • All optional programs;

Travel Tips:

  • Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
  • The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.
  • Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
  • Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest. 
  • Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.