An Escape into the Yunnan Highlands

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6 Days

Together with Bolian Resorts and Spa, we’re excited to launch a new journey from Kunming to Tengchong, where you’ll discover the natural wonders and traditions of Yunnan’s central frontiers. 

About this Journey

On this 6-day journey, you’ll reawaken your mind, body, and soul by connecting to nature and local cultures found along the southern tip of the ancient Tea and Horse Road.

What we love
  • Immersing in the culture and history of Heshun Ancient Town
  • Exploring the wetlands, volanoes, and hot springs of Tengchong
  • Indulging in restorative traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy
Where you're going

Day 1Kunming

Arrive in Kunming. Your local guide will meet you in the arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby to take you to your hotel • Enjoy a welcome reception and check in to your resort • Experience traditional Chinese medicine therapy and massage • Enjoy a specially prepared dinner • Relax in a traditional Chinese medicine spa.

Day 2Kunming

Spend the morning with yoga and taichi practice, then learn how to make flower cakes – one of Yunnan’s traditional desserts – that are infused with local botanical notes • Enjoy a traditional rice-noodle lunch • Spend the afternoon with a traditional tea ceremony and relax with incense aromatherapy • Enjoy dinner and relax under the starry night sky in the outdoor hot springs.

Day 3Tengchong

Spend the morning at your leisure or learn how to make traditional flower arrangements • Fly to Tengchong • Enjoy a welcome reception and check in to your resort • Have dinner and relax in the outdoor hot springs.


Day 4Gaoligong Mountains

Hike through the pristine Gaoligong Mountains, Yunnan’s western highlands which straddles the Myanmar and Yunnan border • Enjoy a homecooked farmhouse lunch • .Enjoy dinner at the resort and finish your evening with a Jade spa experience.


Day 5Heshun Ancient Town

Experience the calm and peace of the 600-year-old Heshun Ancient Town • Immerse yourself in the ancient village customs and traditions • Drift along the misty waters and lotus flowers on a peaceful boat ride • Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant • Visit China’s second largest hot spring reserves – Rehai Scenic Area.

Day 6Tengchong

Your guide will escort you to the airport and help you check in for your flight home.

Bolian Resorts and Spa, Kunming

Situated along the Yangong Lake, Bolian Resorts and Spa, Kunming is a true oasis for those looking for a restorative and culturally immersive retreat. The boutique resort combines modern design with ethnic Yunnan and botanical elements.

Bolian Resorts and Spa, Heshun

Located in the heart of Heshun Ancient Town, this secluded retreat combines traditional and modern Chinese architectural styles to offer luxurious comfort and pastoral charm.


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What’s Included

  • All accommodations based on double-occupancy including breakfasts, as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals, as indicated in the itinerary, and drinking water
  • All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation, including airport transfers
  • Services of an English-speaking WildChina guide

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights, domestic trains, plus relevant taxes
  • Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals, apart from those included in the itinerary, and alcohol
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers

Departure Dates

Given the current restrictions on group travel in China, we are currently accepting registrations of interest in this journey for the dates listed above. We will confirm whether or not we are able to operate the journey two weeks prior to the scheduled departure. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

If you’re interested in customizing this journey for your own party, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d happily create your own tailor-made version for dates that suit you.


Domestic Air & Train Travel

There will be one domestic flight from Kunming to Tengchong.

Why WildChina

We’re on the ground with you

Our team of advisors will design every detail of the trip with you through close consultation, then orchestrate your entire journey while on the ground. We’re in the same time zone as you, so we can fulfill requests and handle issues without a hitch. With over 40 staff in Beijing and an expansive network of operational partners across the country, we have the manpower to ensure your journey is safe, reliable and comfortable from beginning to end.

Your trip, your way

Flexibility is our highest-ranking compliment. We pull off journeys for pioneers with a 6-hour layover to Hollywood’s elite, and everywhere in between. Our team regularly pulls off unprecedented logistical feats; nearly any time frame or budget is within our realm. No matter how you wish to experience China, we are here to bring that dream to life.

We embody passion

WildChina guides are carefully handpicked for their knowledge and charisma, then meticulously trained to maintain our exceptional service standards. They are expert storytellers and passionate natives of the regions where they guide, having the perfect combination of local insights and service know-how to bring you seamless once-in-a- lifetime moments all across China.

The little things, the big picture

Supporting inspired local economies allows you to experience the soul of the destination, while also protecting and cultivating China’s artisanal culture. From watching artisans hand make shoes in Yunnan, to picking organic vegetables for dinner on a local farm in Fujian, our tours are designed to showcase and protect China’s heritage, both natural and human.