EMBRACE NATURE

“千里之行,始于足下” - a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step


Southwest China is home to immense natural diversity which you can experience during most of our tours. This section contains itinerearies focused on topics involving nature: 

Hiking, Natural scenery, Nature photography, Wildlife, Bird watching and Plant hunting. 

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


                                         “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey


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Home stay in little village

Countryside life - Traditional village - Ethnic groups: Lahu, Bulang - Home stay - Hiking
The best thing after a long hike is to see the destination village in front, smoke coming out of the chimneys, everything seems peaceful and tranquil. In this trip, Zomya will lead you to the most traditional ethnic minority villages. You will enjoy time away from modern...

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3 - 5DAYS

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Painting Palette – Scenic Journey

Karst - Red land - Golden fields - Earth forest - Rice terraces
Yunnan has more to offer than famous Dali and Lijiang, the scenery in other parts of Yunnan can be even more jaw-dropping. The karst mountains will remind you of Yangshuo and Guilin, the kind of scenery you see in Chinese ink paintings, and are maybe even more...

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8 - 10DAYS

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Tengchong - Trekking the Majestic Gaoligong Range

Trekking - Birding - Hots springs - Waterfalls - Gaoligong mountain - Traditional villages
Tengchong is a small border town between China and Myanmar which played an important role during the WW II. Unlike other parts of Yunnan, this area is less ethnically diverse and the majority of people are Han Chinese. The abundant thermal activity and...

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3 - 5DAYS

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Shaxi – Entrance to the Nanzhao Kingdom

Trekking - Ancient stone carving - Old towns - Salt mines - Market - Home stay
Shaxi has a long history dating back to the warring states (475 – 221 B.C.) and started to flourish under the Nanzhao kingdom (738 – 902 A.D.), as an important entrance to the Tibet plateau to the North and India to the West. Local Han, Tibetan, Yi, Naxi and...

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5DAYS

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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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Trekking Along the Ancient Tea and Horse Road

Trekking - Traditional Dai villages - Bulang holy mountain - Home stay
The ancient tea and horse road is no longer a trade rout between Southern Yunnan and Tibet, but the trails hidden in the mountains became shortcuts between villages or along tea plantations. Nowadays, you can still feel the greatness of this road when you step on...

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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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Wenshan - Scenic Tour

Karst - Bamboo rafting - Buckwheat festival - Ethnic groups: Bailo, Zhuang, Miao - Rural markets
Many tours in China include Guiling and Yangshuo, famous for it's typical Chinese karst scenery. Very few people know that Yunnan is home to very similar geology. Wenshan is one of the lesser known places in Yunnan, yet it definitely deserves more attention...

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3 - 7DAYS

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Wenshan – Off The Beaten Path

Wild natural beauty - Ethnic groups: Miao, Yao, Zhuang - Traditional villages - Rural markets
Wenshan is not a famous travel destination even for the Chinese domestic travelers. But it according to Zomya it deserves much more attention because of the scenery that looks like a Chinese ink painting, colorful ethnic markets, hospitable folks and exquisite wooden...

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3 - 7DAYS

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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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