Yunnan Tours

Find Shangri La in Yunnan, home to snow-capped peaks, cascading rice terraces and ancient cities.

We Create Unforgettable Custom Private Tours

Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary.
Please send us your requirements or set up a call with us and we'll make your dream holiday come true.

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With a reputation as one of China’s more rugged regions, Yunnan is home to breathtaking displays of raw natural beauty. Snow-capped mountains form the background to high-altitude lakes while Tiger Leaping Gorge stuns with its incredible scale. Amidst all this are cobblestoned ancient towns such as Lijiang and Dali, vibrant ethnic minority cultures such as the Bai, Dai and Hani, and some of China’s greatest biodiversity to be found in a single province. Although the cultural and natural wealth of this region can be overwhelming, planning tours to Yunnan doesn’t have to be. Take heart in the expert advise of our locally based Travel Specialists, who can help tailor a private Yunnan trip that prioritizes your interests. Enjoy the freedom to explore Yunnan your own way.


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Ready to Contact Us for a Custom Private Tour?

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary based on your requirements, with our own insider touch.
Please send us your inquiry or set up a call with us, we will warmly welcome you to the Backyard Travel family.

Our offices are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm local times.

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They Recommend Our Tours of Yunnan & China

SouthChinaPost - Vietnam - Saigon - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi

Apr ’15 “Book a tour with Backyard Travel and ask for Shi to be your guide: you‘ll explore the countryside around Hue in central Vietnam by bicycle and he‘ll take you to meet one of the city‘s cycling legends and war heroes … in a place you‘d least expect.”

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Chicago Tribune - China - Xian

Mar ’14 “Backyard Travel specializes in tours in Asia, its location there giving it the advantage of providing an insider\’s view of the continent. Many of the company\’s trips plow new ground in visiting what sometimes are familiar destinations. An example is the two-day Ancient Xian by Vintage Sidecar & Jeep tour.”

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What’s Special about Yunnan?

It’s hard to find anything that’s not special about Yunnan! This beautiful, rugged region can scratch just about any travel itch—whether you’re craving adventures in stunning nature, learning the customs of ethnic minority groups, exploring ancient fortress towns, or journeying by train through jaw-dropping mountain landscapes. We’ll help you create the custom private Yunnan tours that you envision.


Yunnan is bursting with character, and of such varied hues and tones. The diversity of the ethnic minorities who call this province home lends wonderfully unique traditions and lifestyles to the region.


The best times of year to enjoy a private tour of Yunnan are spring and fall, when temperatures are mild and little precipitation. We especially love the months of March and April, and from September to November in Yunnan.


While you won’t find cutting-edge nightlife in Yunnan, the provincial capital Kunming boasts some incredible cultural and dining venues. Yunnan cuisine is also world-renowned and sure to keep foodies happy.


If you’re looking for fascinating cultures and customs, you’ve come to the right place. Boasting the most ethnic minority groups in one province, Yunnan features unique traditions, famed cuisines, remote villages and cities steeped in history.


Southwestern Mandarin is the language most widely used in Yunnan, but you’ll also encounter distinct dialects and languages spoken by numerous ethnic minorities. Never fear, our English-speaking Travel Specialists will help you navigate.


Yunnan is believed to be one of the first areas of human habitation in China. As rich civilizations sprung up, Yunnan became home to several mighty kingdoms before China’s unification. Today, it is the most ethnically diverse province in China.

Meet Our China & Yunnan Travel Specialists

We’re not your average China travel agency. Our unique, insider knowledge is well suited to crafting custom-made travel itineraries in Yunnan. Contact our locally based Travel Specialists to begin planning your private tour of Yunnan today.


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