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

Travel throughout China and explore the Middle Kingdom from 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

Travel the Old Burma Road
6-8 days
Crossborder-Tours
Cultural Tours

Overland journey 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.

China Travel: Fascinating Yunnan Province

Yunnan Province. Travel South-West China
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 ethnic groups 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” rural lifestyle of South-West China.  

Idyllic Lugu Lake & Walking Marriages

Travel to Lugu Lake, Yunnan Province
9-11 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

Lugu Lake: Travel to 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. You travel to the idyllic Lugu Lake with the unique matriarchal society of the Mosuo, visit the Pudacuo National Park and  travel to Baisha, the former capital of the Naxi Kingdom. While you travel 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!

Travel South-West China: Inside the Yunnan Province

6-8 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

6 days in-depth travel experience in the Yunnan Province in southwest China

Get an all-embracing travel experience in Yunnan Province during this 6 days journey throughout one of the most varied provinces in China. You travel to Zhongdian (Shangri-La), where you get a deeper insight into the rich Tibetan culture, take a stroll through the winding alleys of Lijiang and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Dali near the shores of Erhai Lake.

Travel along the ancient Tea and Horse Road

Travel the Tea and Horse Road
6-8 days
Cultural Tours

Travel along one of the oldest trading routes in Yunnan Province, China

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 Shangri-La on 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

Yunnan Province. Travel South-West Chna
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!

Yunnan Travel: The Rice Terraces of Yuanyang

Yunnan Travel, The Rice Terraces of Yuanyang
3-5 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

Explore China's most magnificent Rice Terraces in Yuanyang

The Yuanyang Rice Terraces rank amongst the top travel destinations in Yunnan Province. During a sunrise over the Yuanyang rice terraces the light of the rising sun is reflected on the surface of the water-filled paddy fields in all imaginable colors. Spectacular rice terraces, ethnic minorities, colorful markets, old temples and pristine villages are the highlights your journey to Yuanyang. A visit to the well-known Stone Forest near Lunan rounds off this journey throughout southern Yunnan.

Yunnan Grand Tour. The comprehensive Yunnan Journey

Yunnan Province. Travel South-West Chna
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 Yunnan Province of China in a very personal way with all its peculiarities. Together with your Yunnan tour guide and driver you will get an insight on both the remote areas in the south, as well as the magnificent, mountainous north of Yunnan Province. On this trip you experience the spectacular sunrise over the rice terraces of Yuanyang and then travel to the Tibetan highlands north of Yunnan Province - to Zhongdian *Shangri-La) at 3'300m.