Based in Dali (Yunnan province), Rural China is a smallteam of both local & foreign travel experts. Ever since 2006 we have been organizing trips in less touristy places of rural Yunnan. Here locals still do farming and practice ancestor worship, often dressed in their elegant minority costumes. Yunnan’s spectacular landscapes along with its ethnical minority groups, diverse cuisine, weekly markets, sacred snow glazier mountains and emerald green lakes, leaves deep impressions on each traveler.

        China is moving fast and constant development means major changes in the living standards of the Chinese people, as the country transforms into part of the modern world. However, some places and communities still preserve the old ways and rural China is where people respect ancestral tradition and live harmoniously in balance with nature. This is the lesser seen China. Rural China provides private tours tailored to suit client interests, offering each customer a unique experience, sharing some of the most beautiful and yet less travelled sites in this vast land.

Our services include:

  • Tour planning
  • Hotel bookings
  • Domestic flight bookings
  • Private car or van
  • Interpreters
  • Bike trips
  • Hiking trips
  • Themed trips

For further inquiries please contact us here


Our Guides

         Co-founder of RuralChina© Yueliang is a wonderful guide, more like a travel companion than anything else. His language and cultural skills are unparalleled, the fact that he was brought up in Beijing has obviously given him the background to deal with most situations, and his fluency and good natured ways put all around him at ease. First time travelled to Yunnan province in the year 2000, to discover this very special and exceptional part of south west China. Fascinated by the cultural diversity, cuisine and massive size of this ancient country, the small boss started guiding tours back in 2006 primarily in rural areas of China, revealing the pristine and yet unseen. Whether its minority groups, hidden valleys, ancient festivals or sacred mountains, the contact with the local communities is always unforgettable.


          Axing has been working as a private tour guide in China for the last 5 years. Originally from Canton, once she spent 3 years in Ireland! Her great sense of humor makes most clients wishing their trip lasted longer. 
Extensive travel experience all around Tibet, for she spent 4 years working there. Well informed about the Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism. Now based in Dali, Yunnan province, Axing keeps on guiding in Shangri-la and Deqin, and is well accustomed to the area.



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