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TOURING WITH ZOUBA

CONSCIOUS JOURNEYS IN UPLAND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Try to imagine most vivid memory of your last trip abroad. Was it an encounter with a flamboyant local, or a street dish with a mind-blowing taste? Was it a smell, a sight or a taste?


When we dug into Southwest China’s remotest corners, we mostly tasted sweat, dirt and lukewarm karaoke beer. After gradually developing a more complex palate, we began discovering some tastes that were worth sharing.


We started to create private expeditions and small group journeys, with a focus on China’s Southwest. Our activities aim to maximally benefit everyone involved; both the traveler, the locals and the environment.

“We work together with colorful local partners to let you relive local stories by experiencing engaging means of travel, the quaintest hotels and the most memorable food, landscapes and stories.”

What people say


  • "Frank is truly one of the most interesting guides you will ever have. And one day I hope I will return to Yunnan and feast at the long table festival with too much rice-wine, an experience I will never forget."
    Jeroen van Schaik
    Rotterdam
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  • “As you know I had the great privilege of flying twice into space, once aboard ‘Columbia’ and once aboard ‘Discovery’. My third favorite trip (over these now 75 years) was the touring we did with you through Yunnan. What an extraordinary adventure and what great experiences! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
    Joseph P. Allen
    Washington D.C.
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  • "We got to SEE, HEAR, SMELL, TASTE and TOUCH nature in its full beauty. We enjoyed every minute and highly recommend traveling with Frank and Yang Xiao - both are smart, easy going and super friendly. Till next time!"
    Hava Kelman
    Israel
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    December 2015
  • "We visited many local families and we had the unique opportunity to talk to the locals with Frank keenly translating. I would say a perfect cultural experience. I appreciate that he does responsible and environmentally friendly tourism. Would recommend this 100%"
    Nicholas Earle
    Chile
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    February 2014
  • "Frank spoke *our* language and culture, and the language and culture of our hosts. Spending time with Frank was a treat. He introduced us to his Chinese world, took us to eat at places we would never have found on our own, caused to happen spontaneous experiences that we would never have stumbled into. And all the while, he translated what we were experiencing into cultural terms we could understand. If you have the opportunity to tour Yunnan with Frank, take it! And be sure to eat stinky tofu!!"
    Robbie Burnstine
    Boston
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    November 2015

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