Enchanting Yunnan is brimming with diversity, from the myriad of different ethnic tribes to the wildly changing landscapes. Trek through the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge, unearth the secrets of Lijiang old town, learn about the customs and folklore of the local tribespeople of Dali and revel in the natural beauty of the mountains and grasslands of Shangri La, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.
The vast southern province of Yunnan is a melting pot of ancient history, rich cultures and spectacular natural beauty. The capital city of Kunming is known for its balmy climate, holy temples and surrounding national parks. Close to the Tibetan border lies the alpine city of Shangri-La, with its strong Tibetan influence and spectacular Himalayan panoramas. Visit the nearby Ganden Sumtseling, Yunnan’s most sacred Tibetan monastery and hike past glittering lakes and meadows of grazing yaks. From the vast rolling rice terraces of Yuanyang and the Confucian temples of Jianshui, to the glittering lakes of Dali La, Yunnan is visually spellbinding.
Shangri-La, Yunnan, China
A glamping experience inspired by the French writer Constantin de Slizewicz and the tradition of Tibetan caravans along the Tea Horse Road, Caravane Liotard is an excellent choice to experience the remote Yunnan regions in search of the real Shangri-La.
Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort offers unprecedented access to the pristine destination of Yunnan. The resort is ideally situated at the crossroads of some of Southeast Asia’s most distinctive cultures, and overlooks the scenic Luosuo River.
LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan
LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan is a boutique mountain retreat near Meili Snow Mountain National Park. Located on the ancient Tea Horse Road, this unique outpost is a rich mix of local architecture and hospitality with the signature LUX* style.
Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa
Lijiang, Yunnan, China
Boasting a fantastic location next to Shuhe Ancient Town with uninterrupted views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa offers modern accommodations at exceptional value while remaining close access to key attractions in Lijiang.
Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La
Set at the heart of this city of mountains and monasteries, the Shangri-La Resort is a contemporary, luxury retreat amongst the ancient buildings and traditional prayer halls of this lofty city.
Shaxi Jixiashan Sunyata Hotel
Shaxi, Yunnan, China
Blending design elements of Bai Minority and modern Chinese garden, Sunyata Hotel Shaxi is an intimate boutique hotel with strategic location near the Shaxi old town.
Kun Ming, China
Located at the heart of Kunming’s Xishan District, the Sofitel Kunming offers a host of facilities, from its unique restaurants to its rooftop pool, amongst the skyscrapers of China’s ‘City of Eternal Spring’.
Songtsam Linka Shangri-La
Shangri-La, Yunnan, China
A boutique lodge decorated in traditional Tibetan style and lovingly hand-crafted stone structures. The property is built over a hillside of 21 acres overlooking the stunning snow-capped mountains surrounding Songtsam.
Sunyata Hotel Meili
Meili, Yunnan, China
Songtsam Meili sits at 3,600m and overlooks the majestic Meili Mountain Range in China's Yunnan region; most rooms have a stunning view. Breakfasts are set in the small book bar for the view of the sunrise on the snowy peaks right outside the window.
The Bivou Lijiang
Housed within historic farmyards near Lijiang’s Old town, the Bivou is a luxury adventure lodge that sets new standards in comfort and style, while still staying authentic to Lijiang heritage.
Shanghai, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Guilin, Longii and Hong Kong
This itinerary is perfect for those that like to be more active, with plenty of opportunity to get out and explore China’s beautiful countryside in a more adventurous way. Starting the journey, you’ll find your feet in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai before venturing through the stunning landscapes of Yunnan and Guilin before finishing the trip...
Honeymoon to China
Shanghai, Beijing, Lijiang, Yangshuo & Hong Kong
This journey through China is perfect for a honeymoon with buzzing cities, incredible culture and beautiful scenery. The itinerary includes two of the most cosmopolitan cities in China, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the incredible history of Beijing and the stunning scenery of Yunnan and Yangshuo to complete the romantic adventure.