When you start exploring Tengchong, it will slowly dawn on you. This historic corridor is one of the richest places to taste and experience the amazing variety and diversity of Yunnan province. The amazing food, the fantastic hospitality of the people, the potent hot springs, amazing primary forest, the great weather, sprawling bird life, phenomenal Ming-dynasty architecture, old trading routes zigzagging through the hills and the plethora of stories they carry with them. With a one of a kind overland tour program that culminates in Weishan, one of the biggest undiscovered old towns in the province, this is real deep diving into the soul of upland Southeast Asia!
We often connect the Burma road with the Ancient Kingdom. This way, it will provide you the most richness of cultural and natural experiences. The total trip length will be 6 days. For our guests with very limited time who can only come to Tengchong, or are already there for some reason or another, we can provide a really nice program for 4 days up to 5 days, combining nature, outdoor activities, and spiritual and historical landmarks.
Because of its geographical location and the places that we visit are not easy to get to. We do recommend you spend more time here!
* We hold the authority to make minor changes to the program depending on the conditions.
The rainy season here is from June to September. Rain is usually considered positive, as we have had to cope with some drought in recent years, and it can get pretty dusty and hazy towards the end of the dry season. The rain clears the air and results in incredibly vibrant greenery and an abundance of wild mushrooms and herbs. But do bring some rain gear if you visit in these summer months!
We will walk as much as possible but take a ride wherever we need.
Apart from the city walking, the villages exploring such as tea plantation and Baihualing can be filled to the brim with either hiking or cycling or both. We can take care of bicycle rental and arrange all the necessary gear to make this tour very active!
We can also organize the full day hiking form Tengchong to Baihualing.
The activity level for this tour can be 100% customized.
In Lujiangba, we’ll stay the night in a coffee farm in Baihualing. Our host is a fabulous cook and she will take care of us very well, although the standard of lodging is of course not up to 5-star standards.
For single travelers or couples, we will arrange an SUV or spacious sedan with a driver-guide if available.
for 3-4-5 guests, we will use a Buick GL8 or Chinese brand “DaTong”.
For 6 guests and up, we’ll be traveling with an 18-seat officially registered tourist van, operated by one of the best drivers in Yunnan, Dali local Yin Guangtao.
The restaurants in each destination are also the high lights of this tour. We’ll start our tour with a fantastic welcome meal in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the entire province. It is located in one of the villages adjacent to Tengchong, and the location is the renovated home of a rich trader who used to have his basis there during the Qing dynasty. The kitchen is very professional, and the dishes will be a nice representation of the local produce.
The farm-to-table restaurant will be another choice for us in Tengchong.
In the valley of Lujiangba, we’ll try the most authentic Dai food, hand grab feast.
The food in the coffee farm is the local food.
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War Museum and War cemetery and urban waterfall
There is no better way to get an insight into the local diversity than at this market, which is held every 5 days. People from all around Tengchong will come to town to buy and sell things ranging from massive candles to wild bananas to herbal concoctions. We will enjoy ourselves not only because of the endless stream of wild or cultivated vegetables that we have never seen before, but also appreciate the market as an important social event, a traditional custom that has held strong throughout the decades. The Tengchong market is one of the most interesting county town markets in Southwest China.
Tengchong is known for the best Ersi in Yunnan.
Pu’er tea plantation
forgotten wooden bridge built in the Qing Dynasty