David Lee - 2019-12-17

This is a fascinating tour into southwest China that sees very few western tourists. It is well planned to fit in lots of festivals. Highlights were probably the Horse Festival with ceremonies in Tacheng, I think the Gouzhuang Dance of Tibetans throughout the night was attractive, and the hospitality of locals made the trip special for me. Travel is very smooth and relax these days. The hotels were well equipped with kettles, hairdryers, free bottled water and the food was very tasty.

Amy - Along the Yangtze2017-07-31

Our customized tour of Yunnan province for 16 days far exceeded our expectations. It was a fascinating journey through some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen. There is a lot of unique geography and interesting ethnic groups throughout the region. We travelled thru many areas of relatively remote mountains and river gorges. Really off the beaten track! But even on somewhat treacherous roads, we were comfortable and felt secure. One reason we chose Edward Adventures was because they were able to provide us with one guide and driver that would be responsible for us the whole trip. The high level of service and consistency of this approach was really exceptional and very tailored to our preferences. We felt like a family friend was showing us around his home territory. The meals were really something special! Our guide knew all the local specialties in each place we visited and we tried them all. It seemed he handpicked our food for us and made sure of the best quality everywhere we went. Our hotels were very comfortable. The most impressive thing about our tour was probably the way our guide seemed to always know where to go to get away from the crowds, to see the most amazing scenery and interesting sites in a very personalized way. And the many Chinese people he introduced to us everywhere were so friendly and warm. We didn’t even feel much like tourists travelling with him! It was really a fabulous trip that we will always remember! 

Ian Noakes - Kunming/Chengdu Overland2017-07-31

We did a 3 week tour from Lijiang to Chengdu ( 3 of us ) with Edward as our guide and driver. It was a most memorable experience with Edward intimate knowledge of the best scenery , the best cultural experience and local customs and events. Wherever we went we got an insight into the local way of life and tried all the local food specialties. We also did some trekking and were taken to some really special places such as Thousand Tortoise Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yading Nature Reserve. The scenery is really spectacular and for us fortunately also were the wildflowers. We have previously toured in Western China and had a fantastic time but Edward Adventures provided us with a far superior experience from start to finish.

Joan and Pat - Kunming/Chengdu Overland2017-07-31

Edward helped the two of us plan a two week trip to fascinating places and people in China. Edward took us on a cultural and scenic adventure. The scenery was wonderful. The people were so very hospitable, and the food great. We never felt that we were on a typical touristy tour but rather that we were with an old friend learning all about his country and having a trip of a lifetime. We stil keep in contact with Edward and cherish our new friendship.

Annika - Birding in Yunnan2017-07-31

We were picked up by Teddy (our guide) and Mr Xi (our driver) at Mangshi, continuing to Ruili, Yinjiang, Nabang, Tengchong, Baihualin and Dali to be dropped off at Kunming. On arrival, I was happy to note that our group of 5 had a bus which had plenty of room for all our stuff. We stayed at hotels which were good and suitable at all locations. Teddy was able to order excellent food everywhere also catering for my special need of chili. Despite the difficult situation in Nabang where the electricity was off and hotels not available by reservation, Teddy was able to arrange everything to our full satisfaction. As we were starting early every morning Teddy arranged for packed breakfasts and snacks.  Despite visiting new sites also Mr Xi and Teddy were well able to take us where we wanted without loss of time. They were also happy to change the itinerary when we asked for it. Even when asked to stop in difficult places and drive on bad roads, Mr Xi raised no problems. We were very please with how flexible both Teddy and Mr Xi also were about waiting for us and taking care of our every request. Teddy was also happy to enlighten about anything we wanted to know more about. Having used many local agents for the arrangements on site in many countries, I know the above points can certainly not be taken for granted. On this trip I was really happy with all the arrangements and have no hesitation in recommending Edward Adventures to other birding groups. 

Joanne - Colours of Red Land and Yuangyang Terrace2017-07-31

Edward is an exceptional guide; professional, punctual, strong follow through, knowledgeable, trustworthy and always available to exceed expectations. I have traveled the world extensively, hiring private guides in each country. From all the trips I have taken, there are two guides that are customer service driven and exceptionally above all others - Edward is one of those guides!  The tour in the eastern portion of Yunnan, Red Lands and Yuangyang areas, surpassed our expectations. I tend to research extensively and the trip out did the tour guide book? descriptions. Yunnan is a very diverse, picturesque province - a new Wow with each bend of the road.  Edward took care of every detail and even booked our tickets to Liajing. The only thing we had to do was show up at the airport. Loved the all inclusive tour which Edward provided. It was nice to just focus on the scenery and sites, not thinking about piece meal payments for meals or hotels. Edward provided water! He even shared his scrumptious rose petal paste filled pastries which we could not get enough of. His knowledge is extensive and there was not one question that he could not answer.  We left Edward? 10 day tour feeling excited, well taken care of and 100% satisfied. I would have no hesitation in recommending Edward.

Lyyn - Beyond the Clouds2017-07-31

All good things must be shared, right !!  Stumbled onto Edward Adventures from recommendations by travelers on Trip Advisor. We had a fabulous time discovering Yunnan under expert guidance of Teddy Xu. We also had a comfortable vehicle with an experienced driver Mr Ling.  Communicating via email with Edward was easy and we worked with Edward to tailor-made a trip that is cultural (due to the various minority groups in Yunnan), scenic and experiential. To that, thumbs UP we experienced it all. Just to mention a few : - travelling the road less travelled to enjoy the mountains, meandering yangtze & the scenery.  - that allowed us to stay up on the mountains at Tina Guest House (quite an  experience in itself) - visits to the traditional minority villages - a visit to a Tibetan home and family in Shangri-la. We enjoyed home made yak tea mixed with bean powder. Thanks to Teddy as this was a nice finale to our 10 days trip. Meeting up with the family and experiencing their hospitality and their home was a real treat. Teddy also ensured that we ate well. We were keen on local cuisines and Teddy will ensure that we enjoyed the freshest food. As he would personally check out the kitchen and see what is freshest for the day! Our meals was always a delight.  All in All, we had such a great time. Lots of Photos and Lots of Memories.  All the feedback that were provided by their other clients is True. Knowledgeable and Fun Guide, Reliable Vehicle and Driver, Punctual, Flexible etc as we shared the same experience.  We have NO HESITATION in recommending Edward Adventures and they are just an email away. 

Irene Minkov - Flowers of Yunnan2017-07-31

Our trip was wonderful. Now we forget all the inconveniences and remember the beauty of the country and kindness of people. Our best regards to Teddy and Mr. Xi. They were the best part of our vacation. One can not wish for better, more attentive, and kind guide. He made changes to the route on a spot effortlessly and never complaint. We were never scared traveling because Mr. Xi was always in control and make the road seems like a brand new highway. Thank you so much for my birthday cake. It made my birthday really special. If we ever take a trip to Yunnan we will definitely contact you.

Sandy Dudgeon - Along the Yangtze2017-07-31

We all enjoyed our trip very much indeed – truly a unique adventure, very much the better for your company, Mr Mu’s company and the skills of the ma fus! I think the trek was something we will never forget - well designed, (so that we did not do too much straight away) - spectacular scenery - good food, and the endless supply of peanuts and green tea appreciated - great company – your description of the experience as walking meditation was a good one - and, of course swimming and washing in the Yangtze (for some)! Thank you, again, for all your work in making our Yunnan visit such a terrific adventure.

Jean & John - Tiger Leaping Gorge and Haba Mountain2017-07-31

Edward, thank you for the wonderful trip.  I am still in a daze about the many incredible things that we saw and the opportunities that you opened up for us to meet people and experience a little of local life. I hope you had a great trek with the next group and didn’t have to wait around as much for them as for me. We are still wading through our photos but will send you a link to them when they are done. Once again thank you for sharing your knowledge of your country, your enthusiasm for meeting people, your careful driving and your love of your work.