Small group tour of Yunnan, China

“Not on any tourist trail, Yunnan is a secret treat in southern China – this tour discovers its diverse landscapes and fascinating old cities.”

Highlights

Kunming | Stone Forest | Weishan Town | Bai villages | Shibao Mountain | Lijiang | Jade Dragon Snow Mountain | Tiger Leaping Gorge | Zhongdian/Shangri La

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10 Apr 2020
US $2450
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17 Oct 2020
US $2450
excluding flights
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Vacation type

Small group vacation

This is a 'small group adventure' - you will be sharing your experiences with like minded people. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 persons, a genuinely small group. Experience has taught us that smaller groups are less intrusive to local cultures and environments whilst allowing more interaction with local people. Furthermore it means greater flexibility on a day to day basis and on a social level it proves to be fun. Whether you are traveling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! The intention is to travel as a group of friends rather than a typical tour group, so don't expect stick-on name badges or any following the umbrella.

Responsible tourism

Small group tour of Yunnan, China

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

As a tour operator, we are committed to responsible tourism as follows:

Information: Providing suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning, genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes. To be aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions and a respect for the ecology of areas visited. Our guides and leaders thus facilitate communication of our values to both travelers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices

Group sizes: By limiting groups to small sizes we aim to reduce the impact on both local communities and the environment whilst allowing for greater genuine interaction with said communities. It also results in a higher guide/customer ratio thus greater facility for supervision and individual assistance and allows us to use smaller hotels and restaurants and employ the services of more genuinely ‘local’ operators perhaps not otherwise well equipped for larger groups.

Destinations: We combine the well known tourist sites with many off-the-beaten-track, rarely visited destinations thus diverting tourist revenue and contact with responsible tourism into areas not usually benefiting as well as providing a more authentic view of the region visited.

Community

Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc), use local restaurants and smaller privately owned accommodation. Customers are also encouraged to buy and use local products and services as much as possible in order to support and stimulate the local economy.

Local awareness: By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The trek in Tiger Leaping Gorge and having tea with a Tibetan family in their home.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If you want something off the beaten track, where you won't see many other westerners, go for this vacation. You'll discover a completely different world with a
mix of cultures which will be difficult to find anywhere else.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes it benefited the local people we came into contact with.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was great - a never to be forgotten experience.

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