Cultural Tours

From a cultural point of view, the southwest of China is undoubtedly one of the most attractive provinces for visitors to China. On a cultural journey you will visit not only the most scenic corners but also the places with the most significance places from a cultural aspect. 25 of the 56 official ethnic groups are based in Yunnan. Near Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, Sanxingdui is one of China's most important archaeological sites. In 1986, numerous bronze masks and statues as well as numerous valuable gold and jade objects were found during excavations. The finds suggest that the Sichuan Basin was already home to a kingdom called "Shu" over 3000 years ago. On our cultural journeys you will also visit some of the most important historical sites in the Middle Kingdom. Furthermore, encounters with the local population will give you an insight into the customs and daily life of the local population. Recently, Chinese artists have also made a name for themselves internationally. During a visit to various exhibitions and galleries, we also want to put a spotlight at the modern art in China.

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Journey along the ancient Silk Road

Travel along the Silk Road from Xi'An to Turpan in Xinjiang
12-14 days
Active Tours
China Tour
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

Travel the Silk Road in the footsteps of Marco Polo and the Monk Xuanzang

Travel along the ancient Silk Road in China. The Silk Road - a mythical term that triggers associations like treasures of the East, adventure, abandoned ghost towns, mysterious cultures and civilizations of which we generally know little. On your journey along the Silk Road you will follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and learn more about the glorious past of the once magnificent cities along this ancient trade route.

China Explorer: A journey through the middle Kingdom

15-17 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

The comprehensive China Tour from East to West

Who is not dreaming of some day travelling right across China? This exciting trip through China begins in the culturally rich capital city Beijing and leads down to Yunnan province in the south-west of China. On the way you visit Xi’An, the real birthplace of China – there, where more than 2,000 years ago the “Middle Kingdom“ was founded. On your journey you will get an insight into both the impressive history and the cultural diversity of China. An excursion through the wonderful Yunnan province in the south-west of China rounds off this journey.

Travel along the legendary Burma Road

6-8 days
Crossborder-Tours
Cultural Tours

Compressed overland tour along the "Old Burma Road" from Yunnan to Burma

Travel along the infamous "Old Burma Road" from the Yunnan Province in Southwest China to the "Golden Land" of Myanmar (Burma). The Burma Road has long been a trading route between the British occupied Burma and China, but played an important role for China during the Second World War. A fascinating journey through the rugged mountain terrain of Southwest China and Northern Burma. A compressed version of our other fascinating tours along the Burma Road, ideal for the traveller with a limited amount of time and a limited budget.

China Travel: Fascinating Yunnan Province

9-11 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

The comprehensive Journey throughout the Yunnan Province

A journey through Yunnan Province in south-west China. On this trip, you explore the spectacular landscapes of the northern Part of Yunnan Province, where you will experience some of the lesser known tribes and areas of the abundant Yunnan Province: the Bai, Naxi, Yi, as well as the Tibetans. A fascinating journey through rural China far away from big tour groups. Ideal for travelers who want to experience the “real” China and at the same time not miss the most important sights.

Idyllic Lugu Lake & Walking Marriages

9-11 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

In the "Kingdom of Daughters"

This wonderful journey gives you an insight into the cultural and ethnic variety of the Yunnan Province in south-west China. The visit of the idyllic Lugu Lake with the unique matriarchal society of the Mosuo people is just one of many highlights of this tour. While traveling through the stunning landscapes of Northern Yunnan you come across century old villages, Tibetan monasteries, deep gorges and colorful ethnic groups. A tour which will inspire even the experienced traveler!

The Yunnan Province at a glance

6-8 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

The comprehensive Journey through the varied Yunnan province in southwest China

On this Yunnan tour you travel to Zhongdian or Shangrila, where you get a deeper insight into the unique Tibetan culture, take a stroll through the winding alleys of Lijiang and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Dali, the former royal town on the shores of the idyllic Erhai Lake. A varied journey through the Yunnan Province in China with unique landscapes, bustling cities and religious and cultural diversity. The ideal complement to your next business trip to China.

Travel along the ancient Tea and Horse Road

6-8 days
Cultural Tours

Travel along one of the oldest trading routes

Travel the Yunnan Province along the old Tea and Horse Road, an ancient trail network in Yunnan for trade between the tea growing areas in the southern Yunnan Province and Tibet. Travel along the Yunnan part of the Tea and Horse Road as it winds down from the Tibetan plateau towards the old town of Dali. The ancient Tea and Horse Road first appeared during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and lasted until the construction of the Tibetan highways in the 1960s.

Yunnan Pu Er Tea Workshop Xishuangbanna

3-5 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

The art of Tea making

For centuries Pu’er Tea has been cultivated in the mountainous area of southern Yunnan and its quality is gaining on popularity all around the world.  With this trip we offer you a unique in depth experience of the art of tea making. You stay at the home of a local tea farmer, right in the heart of one of China’s most significant tea planting areas. From the villagers you will learn how tea is picked, fried, rolled and dried; and you will be able to press your own tea cake from the tea you have made!

The magnificent Rice Terraces of Yuanyang

3-5 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

China's most magnificent terraced rice fields are in Yunnan Province

Travel and hiking the Yuanyang Rice Terraces: On this unique journey, you travel to the mostly undiscovered and still little visited south of the Yunnan province almost to the Vietnamese border. Spectacular rice terraces, ethnic minorities, colorful markets, old temples and pristine villages are the highlights your journey to Yuanzang. A visit to the well-known stone forest near Lunan rounds off this journey full of new experiences.

Yunnan Grand Tour Private. The comprehensive Yunnan journey

12-14 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

Travel and Explore the Yunnan province in South-West China

Travel the Yunnan province in south-west China. On this journey you will experience the southwest of China in a very personal way with all its peculiarities. Together with your Yunnan tour guide and driver you will explore both the remote areas in the south, as well as the magnificent, mountainous north of Yunnan Province in the southwest of China. On this trip you experience the sunrise over the UNESCO protected rice terraces of Yuanyang and then travel to the Tibetan highlands north of Yunnan Province - to Zhongdian at 3'300m.