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51 Adventures

Kunming, China
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About 51 Adventures
Welcome to 51 Adventures. We're a team of experts in local culture and history in Yunnan. We're dedicated to providing our customers with off-the-beaten adventures Our guides/drivers are passionate about sharing their experience with travelers all over the world. We speak excellent English and we're also careful and experienced drivers. Most importantly, we're reliable and responsible and we're ready to provide the best service to meet the satisfaction of our respected customers. Yunnan is perhaps the most diverse and beautiful region in all over China, which reflects in its extraordinary mix of ethnic groups and peoples and in the splendor of its landscapes. That combination of superlative sights and different ethnic groups has made southwest China one of the trendiest destination. More than half of China's minority groups reside here, providing a glimpse into China's hugely varied mix of humanity.
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Greggy wrote a review Jul 2020
Suzhou, China43 contributions44 helpful votes
If you answered yes to this question, then this tour is for you. I was met by my host at my hotel and shown around the many delicious parts of Kunming. There was a lot of spicy and hot street food to enjoy. My host was knowledgeable about Kunming and very proud of their city. It was a great half-day spent enjoying this vibrant and noisy city. The weather is always good in Kunming too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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OnAir242946 wrote a review May 2019
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I have approached 51 Adventures with my strong desire of visiting several minority tea plantation villages and learn about Yunnan tea. Sarah arranged us a perfect guide, who is knowledgeable about tea, tea production, tea farmers as well as local culture, food and history. I learned so much from this experience and big THANK YOU to Sarah and our guide.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Sarah H, Owner at 51 Adventures
Responded May 22, 2019
Dear Hiroko, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell your experience on the Jinghong/Xishuangbanna Trip. We're very glad to know that you had a great experience. That is always the best rewards for us when we hear our customers had a great experience. 2-days' trip to Yunnan is really too short and we hope to see you again in Yunnan. :) All the best, 51 Adventures
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Philip S wrote a review Apr 2019
Canberra, Australia28 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked a customized tour for solo travel through Yunnan province, China to visit two World Heritage listed sites (Stone Forest and the Hongye Hani rice terraces) and explore Pu'er tea culture. Sarah was very responsive to my communication and assisted me in putting together an itinerary that met all my needs. My arrival into Kunming was delayed by several hours and yet a driver was still there (at 2:30 AM!) to take me to my hotel. My driver/guide was Sunny, who could not have been a better choice for me. He owns a tea plantation, is extremely knowledgeable about tea growing, processing, regional qualities, history and tea culture. I visited tea plantations - wild arbor and plantation style - and took a very comprehensive tour of the Ancient Road for Tea and Horse Park in Pu'er. I drank Pu'er tea until late with the farmers of small plantations, also at large scale processors and in tea houses scattered over each city. Experienced the Water Splashing Festival in Xishuanbanna. Visited tiny tofu manufacturing factories in little side streets. I ate street food or dined in minority (Hanni, Dai etc.) restaurants, rather than "safe" stylish places. Sunny knew many street vendors, back alley dives and minority dining spots. The food was stunning and I was humbled by people's generosity to me in these dining spots. Owners or fellow diners often giving me additional food to try due to my evident interest. Nothing was off limits -from bamboo grubs and duck heads to stinky tofu. All the hotel stays that 51 Adventures organized were terrific. (It's hard to beat a 700 year old Qing Dynasty villa or a hotel overlooking one of the most breathtaking rice terrace views in the world). Sunny was very accommodating, patient, informative and spoke good English. My only suggestion is that Sarah provide a more secure payment method than either a private bank account in Hong Kong or a cash transaction (which is what I selected). $2,500 in RMB is a thick wad of cash! Having said that, the estimates for petrol, tolls and attraction entries were pretty much right on the money. I would use 51 Adventures again and I would also recommend them for customized tours. Very good value
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Sarah H, Owner at 51 Adventures
Responded Apr 25, 2019
Dear Philip, Thank you so much for taking your time to write such a detailed review on 51 Adventures. It is very valuable and helpful. We are very glad that you had a wonderful trip in Yunnan. Regarding the payment approaches, we have other methods such as PayPal, West Union etc. Depends on what is more convenient for our customers, different customer choose different method. We are flexible about it. We hope to see you again in Yunnan due to its endless resources of nature and culture for travel. Best regards Sarah
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NswAustraliaDidi wrote a review Mar 2019
NSW AUSTRALIA1196 contributions446 helpful votes
We were so impressed with 51 Adventures, from our first email contact with Sarah to saying good bye to Sunny after a memorable 4 days. We started with a pick up in Kunming, the Stone Forest, a night in Jianshu then 2 nights at the rice terraces before we returning to Kunming. Sunny firstly was an incredibly safe driver, not once did we feel he took a chance or “that was close”, he was also a great English speaking guide showing us some amazing sights and providing just the right amount of information. However the biggest plus for us was that he was a lovely young man and his company was a delight.Thank you Sarah and Sunny. PS Don’t forget to email the photos Sunny.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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mml wrote a review Nov 2018
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November is a fantastic time to visit Yunnan. Sarah was very helpful and quick with answering my questions in preparation for the trip. Our drivers were very skilled and the ride was smooth and comfortable. Recommended for sure.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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