Yunnan Tours from Bangladesh

Planning a tour to Yunnan from Bangladesh can be an enriching experience, filled with cultural exploration and natural beauty. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you organize your trip:

Step 1: Research and Itinerary Planning

  1. Destination Selection: Choose the places you want to visit in Yunnan. Popular destinations include Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Yuanyang Rice Terraces, and Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  2. Duration: Decide on the length of your trip. A typical tour duration is around 7-10 days to cover major attractions, but you can adjust based on your preferences and available time.
  3. Activities: Plan activities such as cultural tours, hiking, visiting historical sites, exploring ethnic minority villages, and experiencing local cuisine.

Step 2: Flights and Travel Arrangements

  1. Flight Booking: Look for flights from Bangladesh to Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG). Direct flights may not be available, so you might need to transit through a nearby hub like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, or Singapore.
  2. Visa: Obtain a Chinese tourist visa. Check the requirements and application process at the Chinese embassy or consulate in Bangladesh.
  3. Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance covering health, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

Step 3: Accommodation

  1. Booking: Reserve accommodations in advance, especially during peak seasons. Options range from luxury hotels to guesthouses and budget hostels.

Step 4: Local Transportation

  1. Internal Flights: Consider domestic flights for longer distances within Yunnan, such as from Kunming to Lijiang or Shangri-La.
  2. High-Speed Trains: Yunnan has a well-developed high-speed rail network connecting major cities. Check schedules and book tickets early for travel comfort.
  3. Private Transfers: Arrange private transfers or join group tours for convenience, especially for remote areas.

Step 5: Tour Guides and Services

  1. Local Guides: Hire local guides for specific attractions or opt for tour packages that include guided tours in English or your preferred language.
  2. Language: English is not widely spoken outside tourist areas. Consider carrying a phrasebook or using translation apps.

Step 6: Currency and Payments

  1. Currency Exchange: Exchange Bangladeshi Taka to Chinese Yuan (CNY) before departure or upon arrival in China. Major credit cards are accepted in urban areas, but cash is essential in rural places.
  2. Mobile Payments: Install WeChat Pay or Alipay on your smartphone for convenient payments at shops, restaurants, and taxis.

Step 7: Safety and Health

  1. Health Precautions: Consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and health precautions for traveling to China.
  2. Safety: Yunnan is generally safe for tourists, but exercise caution in crowded places and avoid political demonstrations.

Step 8: Cultural Tips

  1. Respect Local Customs: Learn basic etiquette and cultural norms to respect local traditions and customs, especially when visiting ethnic minority areas.
  2. Photography: Always ask for permission before photographing locals, religious sites, or private properties.

Step 9: Packing Essentials

  1. Climate Considerations: Yunnan has diverse climates, so pack accordingly. Include comfortable walking shoes, layers for varying temperatures, and sun protection.
  2. Medications: Carry necessary medications, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.

Step 10: Enjoy Your Trip!

  1. Explore: Immerse yourself in Yunnan’s rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and diverse ethnic cultures.
  2. Experience: Engage with locals, participate in tea ceremonies, taste local cuisines, and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations.

By planning ahead and researching thoroughly, you can ensure a memorable and enjoyable tour of Yunnan from Bangladesh. Safe travels!

Bangladesh has 3 international airports

  • Shahjalal International Airport
  • Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport 沙阿贾拉勒国际机场
    It is the largest and most prominent international airport in Bangladesh. It is located in Kurmitola 11 miles (17 kilometres) from city centre, in the northern part of the capital city Dhaka. It can be accessed by the eight-lane Airport Road. There is a railway station immediately opposite to the airport named Airport Railway Station.
  • Shah Amanat International Airport
    Shah Amanat International Airport (IATA: CGP, ICAO: VGEG) (Bengali: শাহ আমানত আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর Shah Amanôt Antôrjatik Bimanbôndôr) is an international airport serving Bangladesh’s southeastern port city of Chittagong. Operated and maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, it is the second-largest international airport in Bangladeshafter Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is used by the Bangladesh Air Force as a part of ‘BAF Zahurul Haq Base’. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport, named after Awami League politician M. A. Hannan, but was renamed on 2 April 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh, after an Islamic saint, Shah Amanat. It is capable of annually handling 1.5 million passengers and 6,000 tonnes of cargo.[2] SAIA also serves as a base to Arirang Flying School.
  • Osmani International Airport
    Osmani Airport (Bengali: ওসমানী আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দরOsmānī antorjatik bimanbondor) (IATA: ZYL, ICAO: VGSY) is third largest airport in Bangladesh after Dhaka and Chittagong. The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) and is served by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national airline, which at one point earned most of its revenue from this airport. Private airlines    Novoairand US-Bangla Airlines operate domestic flights to Dhaka. The vast majority of passengers using the airport are expatriate Bangladeshis and their descendants from the Sylhet Division living in the United Kingdom.

Dhaka – Kunming Flights

There is only one direct flight — MU2036 flying from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Kunming Changshui International Airport. The following six flights are for your reference, most of them are daily flights. These flights were mainly provided by Cathay Dragon, Thai Airways International, Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines. The whole journey takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes by direct flight. (All departure/arrival times are local time)

Flight Number Departs Arrives Duration Stops Reference Price(¥)
MU2036 14:35 19:20 2h45m / 2901-3619
AI229 21:35 05:35 6h Calcutta 1865-16478
02:00 14:00 10h Bangkok 4048-4615
KA111 /KA760
02:10 14:00 9h50m Hong Kong 4768-5201
CZ392 /CZ3409
00:50 10:50 8h Guangzhou 3901
6E1859 19:10 11:25 14h15m Calcutta and Bangkok 1567