'Tracing the Ancient Tea-Horse Road'


Best of Yunnan Province & Tibet; Chengdu Panda Centre; Lhasa, Tibet area sightseeing

Dates & Prices

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Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.

Start DateEnd DatePriceMore Info
Fri 25 Sep 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015 $2890
Thu 12 May 2016Thu 26 May 2016 $2890
Fri 23 Sep 2016Fri 07 Oct 2016 $2890

Optional Single Supplement: $420 (number of singles limited).

Tour Overview

The Ancient Tea Route was a network of mule caravan paths winding through the mountains of Yunnan Province in Southwest China. From around a thousand years ago, the Ancient Tea Route was a trade link from Yunnan, one of the first tea-producing regions: to India via Burma; to Tibet; and to central China via Sichuan Province. The route earned the name Tea-Horse Road because of the common trade of Tibetan ponies for Chinese tea.

This trip covers the 'must-sees' in Yunnan and Tibet and some of the more accessible sections of the ancient route. You will learn about distinctive cultures and religions on this trip. Rich with virgin forests and crystal blue lakes, this route offers spectacular scenery as well as an opportunity to come in contact with the primary village cultures of Yunnan and Tibet.

Regions visited: Central Asia And Far East
Countries visited: China and Tibet