CULTURAL IMMERSION

Building bridges between cultures


Tradition is the soul of a place, and the best way to understand the local culture is to be surrounded by it. In this section you will find tours that will help you experience authentic local culture in an interactive way and includes topics such as:

Tea, Culinary, Ethnic minorities, Old towns and Villages, Music and Dance, Traditional arts and handicrafts, Religion and Textile.

Most of these itineraries can be tailor made for families and groups of various sizes, and depending on your interests. 


                                                                                                                        The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

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Enchanted by Festivals - Yunnan festival trip

Ethnic groups: Lolo / Yi, Yao, Miao, Hani, Dai, Zhuang, Tibetan, Bai, Naxi, Lisu, Lahu, Wa, Jinpo, Jinuo, Dong, ...
A typical aspect of Yunnan is that all the different minorities, with their distinct histories, all have their own very different traditions. One thing they all share in common is the love of getting together and celebrate. During any trip there is always a big chance of tumbling...

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3 - moreDAYS

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A Taste of Tea – In Depth Tea Journey

Hiking - Chinese tea culture - Bamboo tea - Tea salad - Clay pot tea - Traditional village - Home stay
Yunnan is not only widely regarded as the birthplace of tea, it is also the only place where you will find all the different kinds of tea being produced: White, green, oolong, black and pu'er. And the ethnic minorities that first discovered tea even see it as a food item and...

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5DAYS

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Vanishing Tribes Odyssey

Ethnic groups: Yao, Miao, Wa, Yi, Hui, Hani, Dai, Lahu, Bulang, Zhuang, Mongol, Jino
There are 25 different ethnic groups according China's official classification. Some smaller ethnic groups are not recognized by the government and the larger groups, such as the Yi and Hani for example, have many subgroups. Each of these groups live in different...

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15 - 21DAYS

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Follow the Ancient Tea and Horse Road

Headhunter tribes - Traditional villages - Hike the ancient tea and horse road - Home stay
The Tea and Horse road is an ancient network of trade routes between Subtropical Yunnan all the way to Tibet and India. All kinds of goods where traded, and caravans traveled up to six months to reach their destination. Cultures influenced each other, and people...

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15 - 21DAYS

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Hidden Treasures - Unknown old towns

Yi people - Ancient temples and villages - Calligraphy - Painting and Wood carving - Pottery - Ancient trade routes
A large number old villages in central Yunnan survived the culture revolution(1966-1976) because of their remote location and protection by the local villagers. Some of these valuable places have only been rediscovered in recent years, and are unknown to tourists...

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8 - 14DAYS

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Hidden Treasures in Central Yunnan

Yi people - Ancient temples and villages - Calligraphy - Painting and Wood carving
A large number old villages in central Yunnan survived the culture revolution(1966-1976) because of their remote location and protection by the local villagers. Some of these valuable places have only been rediscovered in recent years, and are unknown to tourists...

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3 - 7DAYS

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Forgotten Handicrafts – West Yunnan

Fragrant bag - Sugar painting - Tie dye and Embroidery
China has a long history of making handicrafts: sophisticated objects, yet not exclusive to the wealthy. Many of these amazing techniques, that were passed down through generations, are still being practiced today. Some of these folk arts are used to decorate...

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3 - 7 DAYS

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Ultimate Yunnan

Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-la - Xishuangbanna other highlights of Yunnan
Yunnan is where China, the Himalaya and Southeast Asia all come together. This trip will let you experience all these aspects of Yunnan, from tropical Xishuangbanna all the way to the snow mountains of Tibetan Shangri-la...

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22 - moreDAYS

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Classical Yunnan overland Odyssey

Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-la - Xishuangbanna
Yunnan is where China, the Himalaya and Southeast Asia all come together. This trip will let you experience all these aspects of Yunnan, from tropical Xishuangbanna all the way to the snow mountains of Tibetan Shangri-la...

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15 - 21DAYS

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Forgotten Handicrafts – Northwest Yunnan

Shadow puppets - Paper umbrellas - Dough figurines - Fragrant bag - Sugar painting - Pottery
.China has a long history of making handicrafts: sophisticated objects, yet not exclusive to the wealthy. Many of these amazing techniques, that were passed down through generations, are still being practiced today. Some of these folk arts are used to decorate...

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8 - 14DAYS

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