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Mekong Valley expedition

Kayaking - Hiking - Cycling - Paper making - Pottery making - Interacting with local people - Pu'er tea processing
The rain forest and the mighty Mekong in southern Yunnan provide a perfect environment to get closer to nature. Especially in tropical Xishuangbanna, with its old wooden villages and Buddhist temples, quite similar to southeast Asia. Even the language and cuisine are not so different neighboring Laos and Myanmar. In this trip...

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5DAYS

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Journey to the South – Travel and Learn

Community service – Exchange at Chinese school, Home stay, Scavenger hunt, Self exploration – Trekking - Interaction with local Dai people
For more than a decade Zomya has been organizing and planning trips for international schools and other educational institutions, gaining experience and confidence to give all the students a meaningful journey through Yunnan province. During this trip, discovering South Yunnan...

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16DAYS

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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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Go to the market – Southeastern Yunnan

Colorful rural markets - Ethnic groups: Dai Na, Indigo Yao, Red Hat Yao, Sha Yao, Miao, Zhuang, Bailo, Hualo, Alu - Natural beauty - Traditional villages
Yunnan's biggest attraction is its ethnic diversity, there are 26 different ethnic groups, and dozens of subgroups. Some of which have only been discovered in recent years. The best way to enjoy the ethnic atmosphere and to appreciate the local culture is to go to markets...

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15 - 21DAYS

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A glimpse of Mekong valley – Classic Xishuangbanna

Largest botanical garden in China - Mekong river - Traditional Dai villages - Tea mountains
Because of its remoteness, the Mekong valley in China is like a kingdom forgotten for thousands of years, it got little influence from central Chinese civilization. Rich soil and warm climate made it easy for the local people to be self-sufficient. You may easily find...

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3 - 5DAYS

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Xishuangbanna, Tropical Wonderland

Trekking - Kayaking - Biking - Home stay
This is a trip for adventure lovers. Zomya will guide you along the banks of the Mekong and take you trekking in the rain forest. You can also choose alternative ways to enjoy this ever green place: rafting or kayaking on the Mekong, camping on the river bank...

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3 - 5DAYS

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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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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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