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Go to the market – Odyssey

Colorful rural markets - Ethnic groups: Dai Na, Dai Ya, Dai Lue, Indigo Yao, Red Hat Yao, Sha Yao, White Miao, Green Miao, Flowery Miao, Zhuang, Bailo, Hualo, Alu, Akha, Biyue, Hami, Guojiao, Lahu, Jinpo, Jino, Axi, Sani - Natural beauty
If you have more than three weeks time, and have a special interest in Yunnan's ethnological richness, we can take you all along the Southern borderlands to small places that very few tourists ever visit. With 26 different ethnic groups, and dozens of subgroups...

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22 - moreDAYS

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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 Bite of Yunnan – Gastronomic Trip

Dancing with dishes - Yunnan liquor - Home style cooking - Ethnic cuisine - Traditional villages
民以食为天, an old Chinese saying means as much as “hunger breeds discontentment ”. This is why any trip in China will be a non-stop discovery of different delicacies in different places. The best way to enjoy like a local for foodies is to taste all the 名菜(mingcai, famous dishes)...

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3 - 7DAYS

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A Bite of Yunnan – Vegetarian Trip

Cheese making village - Meal in Buddhist temple - Tofu workshop - Rice wine - Mushroom banquet - Grandma Wang’s home cooked dinner - Cooking class
Yunnan as a vegetable lover. Lush forests and fertile farmland provide a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and even edible ferns and lichens. It is a delight to see how an ingenious chef magically turns all these natural ingredients into a banquet of...

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3 - 7DAYS

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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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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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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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