Yunnan Tours from Cambodia

Planning a tour to Yunnan from Cambodia involves a few considerations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. Here’s a guide to help you plan your Yunnan tour:

Flights from Cambodia to Yunnan

  1. Flight Options: You can fly from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap to Kunming, Yunnan’s capital. Airlines like China Eastern, China Southern, and Cambodia Angkor Air offer connecting flights with layovers in cities like Bangkok, Guangzhou, or Ho Chi Minh City.
  2. Booking Tips: Book flights in advance to secure better deals. Consider flight durations and layover times that suit your schedule.

Visa Requirements

  1. Chinese Visa: Cambodian citizens need a Chinese visa to enter Yunnan. Apply for a tourist visa (L visa) at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in Cambodia before your trip.
  2. Documents: Prepare necessary documents such as passport, visa application form, passport-sized photos, travel itinerary, and proof of accommodation.

Yunnan Itinerary

  1. Popular Destinations: Explore diverse landscapes and cultural sites in Yunnan:
    • Kunming: Visit the Stone Forest, Green Lake Park, and Yuantong Temple.
    • Dali: Experience the ancient town, Erhai Lake, and Three Pagodas.
    • Lijiang: Discover Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Lashi Lake.
    • Shangri-La: Explore Songzanlin Monastery and Pudacuo National Park.
  2. Travel Routes: Plan your route based on interests, like cultural immersion, nature exploration, or historical sites.

Accommodation and Dining

  1. Accommodation: Book hotels in advance, especially during peak seasons. Choose from budget hostels to luxury resorts, ensuring they meet your comfort and location preferences.
  2. Dining: Experience Yunnan cuisine known for its diverse flavors and local specialties like Crossing the Bridge Noodles, Yunnan ham, and Pu’er tea. Look for local restaurants or street food stalls.

Local Transport and Tours

  1. Transportation: Use taxis, buses, or rental cars to travel within cities. Consider guided tours or private transfers for convenience, especially for remote areas.
  2. Local Tours: Join guided tours to major attractions or hire local guides for personalized experiences, cultural insights, and language support.

Health and Safety Tips

  1. Health Precautions: Pack essential medications and a first aid kit. Check health advisories and consider travel insurance covering medical emergencies.
  2. Safety: Yunnan is generally safe for tourists, but practice common sense precautions like safeguarding valuables and respecting local customs.

Currency and Communication

  1. Currency: Exchange Cambodian Riel for Chinese Yuan (CNY) in Yunnan. Carry sufficient cash or use international credit cards in major cities.
  2. Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases or use translation apps. English may not be widely spoken outside tourist areas.

By following these tips, you can plan a memorable and enjoyable Yunnan tour from Cambodia, exploring its rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty, and diverse attractions.

Cambodia Airports

  • Phnom Penh
    Phnom Penh International Airport 金边国际机场
    It is the largest and busiest airport in Cambodia. It is located 10 kilometres (5.4 NM) west of Phnom Penh, the nation’s capital. The airport is connected to the city center by taxi, train, and shuttle bus. On arrival, taxis and motorcycle taxis can be hired just outside the arrival lobby. A usual taxi to the airport from town costs about $5-$7. Allow a minimum of 30-40 minutes to get to the airport, as you might get into some traffic jams during the rush hour.
  • Siem Reap
    Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport 暹粒-吴哥国际机场
    It serves Siem Reap, a popular tourist destination due to nearby Angkor Wat. It is the second busiest airport in Cambodia after Phnom Penh International Airport.
  • Sihanoukville
    Sihanoukville International Airport 西哈努克国际机场
    Sihanoukville International Airport(Sihanouk International Airport), located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Sihanoukville in Preah Sihanouk Province, is Cambodia’s third largest international airport. It is named, like the province itself, after King Norodom Sihanouk.

Phnom Penh – Kunming Flights

There is only one direct flight — MU2600 flying from Phnom Penh International Airport to Kunming Changshui International Airport. MU2600, FD607/FD584, AK537/AK101 and CZ6060/CZ3419 are all daily flights. These flights were mainly provided by Thai AirAsia, Thai Airways International, Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.  Some flights will change in different months, the following is only for your reference. Discount tickets are available. (All departure/arrival times are local time)

Flight Number Departs Arrives Duration Stops Reference Price(¥)
MU2600 18:45 22:15 2h30m / 1692-1874
17:05 01:00 6h55m Bangkok 626-962
08:20 16:55 7h35m Kuala Lumpur
15:35 23:55 7h20m Guangzhou 1872
 PG928 08:15 14:00 4h45m Bangkok 2537-2691
ZH9050 /ZH9437
07:00 16:30 8h30m Shenzhen 1717-1848
16:35 02:00 8h25m Sihanoukville 1230-1291
12:20 23:45 10h25m Xiamen 1707-1856

Siem Reap – Kunming Flight Schedules

Flight Number Departs Arrives Duration Stops Reference Price(¥)
MU754 18:30 22:05 3h25m / 3465/3644
FD615 /FD584
15:20 01:00 9h40m Bangkok 1180/1453
Guangzhou 1715/1755
/ 2688/5318
FD585 /FD610
02:00 11:10 10h10m Bangkok 1554/1619
TG613 /TG2590
20:15 5h55m Bangkok 2823
10:30 18:35 9h5m Guangzhou 2008

Sihanoukville – Kunming  Flights

There are four direct flights between Sihanoukville – Kunming, among them, Flight DR5356 is daily flight, LQ996 is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The whole journey takes about 2h35m to 7h35m.

Flight Number Departs Arrives Duration Stops Reference Price(¥)
DR5356 13:55 17:30 2h35m / 970-1039
W25301 13:55 17:30 2h35m / 1365-1423
LQ996 22:20 2:00 2h4om / 573-1328
FD661/FD584 16:25 1:00 7h35m Bangkok 1740
DR5032 20:50 1:50 4h / 626-1039