Self-driving Tours in SUVs in Yunnan Province, China

PLUS visits to:

  • Terracotta Warriors, Xian
  • Huaqing Palace, Xi’an
  • Great Wall, Beijing
  • Ming Toombs, Beijing
  • Tianamin Square, Beijing
  • Tiananmen Square, Beijing
  • Forbidden City, Beijing
  • Two days in Shanghai
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai
  Yunnan’s capital Kunming is known as City of Eternal spring due to its temperate climate. Today it boasts a large student population, but during World War II is was China’s military centre under the leadership of General Chiang Kai-shek and was home to an Americanair base, and was the transport terminus for the Burma Road. homepg-img-3 homepg-img-3 Located in the far southwest of China, Yunnan spans approximately 394,000 square kilometres and has a population of 45.7 million (2009). About one third of the population are ethnic minorities: Yi, Bai, Dai, Jingpo, Lisu,Hani, ZhuangandMiao. Of China's 55 ethnic minorities, the province is home to 51 – and 25 of them exceed populations of 5000. These ethnic minorities live together over vast areas in the region while some live in individual concentrated communities in small areas. The residences of the ethnic minorities are various and characteristic; their clothes are colourful and distinctive; some of them have their own languages and writings. Last, but not least, they celebrate varied and colourful festivals. The most famous ones include the Torch Festival of Yi Nationality, the March Fair of Bai Nationality, the Water-splashing Festival of Dai Nationality, the Zongge Festival of Jingpo Nationality and the Knife Pole Festival of Lisu Nationality. Yunnan is at the far eastern edge of the Himalayan uplift, and was pushed up in the Pleistocene, primarily in theMiddle Pleistocene, although the uplift continues into the present. The eastern part of the province is a limestone plateau with karst topography and unnavigable rivers flowing through deep mountain gorges. Yunnan Province, due to its beautiful landscapes, mild climate and cultural diversity, is one of China's major tourist destinations. Most visitors are Chinese tourists, although trips to Yunnan are organized by an increasing number of foreign travel agencies as well. Large areas are pretty much unchanged from feudal times, apart from modern roads.....

About SUV Tours

Having been involved in running motorcycle tours since 1981, and with some of our clientele not getting any younger, we decided it was time to offer self-driving tours as an alternative to riding the back blocks of China on motorcycles. Using our contacts we eventually found companies that could supply modern SUVS – Honda CRVs, Changfeng CFA, Toyota Highlander etc. – along with English-speaking guides.

Why Travel With Suv Tours

With many years’ experience operating motorcycle tours, we understand the sorts of problems that may crop up from time-to-time enroute, and do our best to minimise these. Compared with a car, an SUV has higher ground clearance, useful on rough, rutted roads, and also provides a more commanding view of the landscape than a regular sedan.

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  • Self-driving tours in SUVs in Yunnan Province, China, plus visits to Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tianamin Square and Shanghai.
  • About Us

    Having been involved in running motorcycle tours since 1981, and with some of our clientele not getting any younger, we decided it was time to offer self-driving tours as an alternative to riding the back blocks of China on motorcycles. Using our contacts we eventually found companies...