China’s Southwest harbors some of the most pristine, least discovered and diverse lands you can find in Asia. We have spent many years here encountering vibrant minority communities, eating exotic street food and mapping out unique excursions in wild nature. Together, we’ll look for a genuine connection between you, the locals and the environment, and make sure that all parties maximally benefit.

“Most people are on the world, not in it. ”

John Muir

OUR SEASONAL EXPEDITIONS

JOIN A SMALL GROUP

If you really want to go deep and experience the culture and nature of your destination in the most hands-on way, you can consider to join us on one of our seasonal expeditions. These itineraries get the most out of the destination with a more outdoorsy focus or along a certain theme. Feel free to inquire about join-in possibilities, but on request, the expeditions can be organized privately!
Learn more about our seasonal expeditions.

OUR PRIVATE TOURS

HAND-CRAFT YOUR ITINERARY

Our private tours are all conveniently accessible from any other place in China but focus only on interesting off-the-beaten path destinations in the periphery. With our private tour examples, we fully celebrate the diversity and possibilities of this area. They can be privately organized year-round so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to get your own customized version for anytime you want to visit!
Check out more of our year-round private tours.

OUR TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY

 

“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.”

 

Joseph P. Allen, Washington, USA


 

“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, New York, USA


 

“Our guide spoke *our* language and culture, and the language and culture of our hosts. 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 Zouba Tours, take it!”

 

Robbie Burnstine, Boston, USA