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 birdlife, 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 a real deep-diving into the soul of upland Southeast Asia!
We often connect 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 the bicycle rental and arrange all the necessary gear to make this tour very active!
We can also organize the full day hiking from 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
It’s a former trading town just south of Tengchong which is utterly forgotten by all the other tourists visiting Tengchong. What’s amazing is that they have a stunning cultural palace from the Ming dynasty which might be the best-preserved of its kind in China and a beautiful antique library which you barely have seen in any other villages!
On the way to Baoshan, we’ll find a Dai village in the valley of the Nu River. The first thing here will be a traditional Dai meal which is called: “Hand Grab Feast”. The food will be served on banana leaves and we’ll use our hands to scoop up the scrumptious sub-tropical delicacies. After the feast, we’ll be investigating some local interpretations of coffee processing, catching up the village daily life and enjoy the traditional coffee!
The ancient hanging bride over the Nu River has been here for centuries. It has allowed traders over the centuries to continue their road over the Southern Silk Road and it has played a crucial role during WWII.
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