Our travel agency Yunnan Roads

Established in Kunming in 2006, Yunnan Roads, the receptive local travel agency, is today a reference in the organization of tailor-made trips in Yunnan. Sino-French organization since its inception, our agency integrates the best of our two cultures to offer you an authentic discovery of Yunnan, always focusing on the quality of services and overall comfort of your trip. We rely on both our long experience of our agency in Yunnan, and our network of friends, French and English speaking guides and extended partners throughout Yunnan, to offer you an individualized travel experience, created according to your budget, your availability and your desires. Since 2013, we have a travel agency in France where our two founders Paul and Man work. This French structure allows you to benefit at no extra cost of guarantees and additional travel insurance that can not offer a 100% Chinese agency, allowing you to go to Yunnan in peace!

Yunnan Roads, member of Asian Roads

Yunnan Roads Team


Arrived in China a bit by chance in 2004 to study a semester in Macau, it is during an internship in a Chinese travel agency that Paul begins to take an interest in China and organizing travel. With the help of Man, they both quickly create our travel agency in Kunming, Yunnan Roads. They guide our first travelers, before expanding their network of guides and friendly drivers in Yunnan, then across China. Paul also runs the Asian Roads branch network to provide Yunnan and China with the same flexibility and quality of service in other Asian countries. Young dad, Paul is now based in Dinan (Brittany, France), and continues to organize tailor-made trips in Yunnan province.


img_0365The story of Yunnan Roads begins with the meeting of Man and Paul during their respective studies at the University of Macao. Communication student, Man is responsible for the creation of the Yunnan Roads agency and the multiple administrative procedures necessary to conduct circuits in Yunnan and China. Accompanying our first groups in Yunnan, Man now manages all the administration and accounting of our agencies in China and France.

Sophie-Anne Collet

Sophie-Anne is a specialist travel consultant from Yunnan, she works from Vannes in Brittany. She has resided for many years in Kunming, Yunnan, still working in the field of tourism: tour guide, bookkeeper, agency manager. Yunnan is her heartland province, which she has been traveling for more than 15 years, and returns there regularly. She will be happy to share with you her passion and knowledge about Yunnan.

Antoine Herblot

Antoine lives in Dali, he is in charge of organizing tailor-made trips to Yunnan. Before joining us, he was a French teacher in a Chinese university, then a Mandarin/French/English translator. After 10 years in Qingdao, Shandong Province, he decided to go to Yunnan with his family to find more varied landscapes and cultures, cleaner air, fresh vegetables and more lively music. Passionate about Buddhist and Taoist culture, traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts and meditation, he has found his balance with Yunnan Roads and will put all his good humor and ingenuity to make your stay in Yunnan an experience meeting your expectations.

Lili Tan

A French speaking guide in Yunnan for several years, Lili is based in our Kunming agency. She is in charge of managing all of our operations in Yunnan. Fast, efficient, smiling, Lili is your contact on the spot in case of questions or small problems of communication if you have opted for a free circuit without the presence of a guide. She has a great knowledge of Yunnan from her experience as a guide, allowing her to share her cultural and historical knowledge with our travelers and our entire team in Yunnan.

Philippe Semanaz

yunnan_roads_philippeBased in Kunming, Philippe is a big fan of Yunnan, he has lived there since his student years. He has been a musician in various bands in Kunming, he was in charge of monitoring our groups in Yunnan, and is now responsible for various IT projects within our agency. He is the one using the drone to make some videos you might have seen on our website. You may meet him at Kunming’s Lost Garden Hostel.

Jack Yang

yunnan_roads_jackIndispensable kingpin of Yunnan Roads, Jack is responsible for the various hotel and transportation reservations in Yunnan. Dong from Guizhou, endearing personality, he is in daily contact with our hotel friends throughout Yunnan.

Our guides

Our guides based in Kunming are Chinese and speak English perfectly. They come from all over China, but they are all in love with Yunnan. They are the number 1 asset for the success of your trip to Yunnan.

Why travel with our agency in Yunnan?

A local agency in Kunming Yunnan

Our two founders Man & Paul LE GUYADER created the Yunnan Roads agency in 2006 in Yunnan, from the very beginning the desire to offer original and adapted trips to everyone. With this success, the team has been enriched and consolidated in recent years, to be completely autonomous, professional and responsive, both in the advice provided to our travelers and all the reservations necessary for the proper organization of a tailor made trip. When you travel to Yunnan, we regularly hear from you through your guide, driver or hotels, and are of course available at any time of the day to assist you in discovering our beloved province.

Our agency in Kunming : 219 Chuncheng Road (Appointment on reservation). Phone : (0086) 153-9396-3393.

Our China Roads team

An agency in Dinan and Vannes in France

equipe-yunnan-roads_pmAfter several years dedicated to the development of Yunnan Roads in Kunming, and to better serve our travelers, we have created a travel agency in France, Voyageos, based in Dinan in Brittany, to allow our customers to benefit additional guarantee that our local agency could not offer. This includes offering the possibility of making a payment of the trip by credit card at no additional cost, thus allowing you to benefit from the travel insurance offered by this means of payment, which would be 4 or 5% if you had to pay by credit card in China. Some travelers have also sometimes complained about us being away from them, which could generate doubts or fears about our real existence: our French agency can now bring you its guarantees, which you will find below.

Agency in Dinan (Paul) : 19 rue Chateaubriand (Appointment on reservation). Phone : 09-83-07-44-60 or 06-40-27-64-22.

Agency in Vannes (Sophie-Anne) : 2 Chemin de Bézidel – Séné (Appointment on reservation). Phone : 09-70-91-52-31 or 06-76-15-82-09

Guarantees for your travel to leave with peace!

Your trip to China is now legally supported by our French travel agency, which allows you to benefit from many guarantees and ease of payment that can not be guaranteed by any other local Chinese agency. Our agency in Kunming remains in charge of all the logistics part of the trip. Among these benefits offered by our French travel agency include:

– our agency is registered with Atout France (IM022130002), which already guarantees you our legal existence, but also our professionalism and seriousness.

– We have subscribed a financial guarantee with the APST, which guarantees you a full refund of the sums already paid (down payment and possible balance) in case of bankruptcy or closure on our part, otherwise the taking charge of your trip in the same conditions as established with our agency.

– we have also taken out professional indemnity insurance with HISCOX (contract RCP0231292)

– You can pay your tour in France, by simple transfer or credit card (Visa and Mastercard) via our secure site. This allows you to avoid expensive bank transfer fees to China, otherwise the usual 4% to 5% of the cost of travel for a credit card payment in China, which other Chinese travel agencies never include in China. their tariff. The payment by credit card is free and without supplement, which also allows you to avoid adding additional travel insurance, again to increase the price of your trip.

Expert travel consultants from Yunnan

Since 2006, we are on the ground almost daily to carry out new surveys, visit new hotels, meet our guides and drivers, discover new villages still unknown, welcome you when you arrive, etc. This allows all our Yunnan consultants to have an intimate knowledge of the destination, allowing them to advise you in the creation of your next program in Yunnan.

Custom-made trips

Our travel advisors, Philippe, Antoine, Lili and Paul know the province of Yunnan well, and can help you make a truly tailor-made trip based on your travel wishes. After a first study of your desires, thanks to our knowledge of the field but also the many feedbacks of our travelers, we are able to offer you a tour in Yunnan to the nearest of your desires according to local constraints.

Direct prices without intermediaries

We work with all those involved in your tour directly, whether our guides of course, but also our drivers, restaurateurs, and hoteliers with whom we have been working for several years with confidence, friendship and transparency. This guarantees both great flexibility and the best price possible on all these services. For an equal quality tour, you will not find cheaper anywhere else!

Quality English-speaking guides

The quality of your guide is one of the most important aspect for the success of your journey. Their experience and communication abilities as well as their cultural and historical knowledge guarantee the best trip possible. Even when you opt for a “freedom” tour without the continued presence of one of our guides, Lili from our agency in Kunming, she herself a former guide in Yunnan, is at your disposal to assist you in your discovery of Yunnan.

24/7 support

Present in Yunnan and France, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whatever the time, to help you on the spot if necessary. When driving freely without a driver and/or without a guide, the head of our office in Kunming, Lili, is at your disposal by phone or wechat to provide you with the necessary assistance during your trip in Yunnan.

Selection of charming hotels

We are happy to work daily with the most beautiful boutique hotels in Yunnan. We have tested them all, and thanks to our long-lasting and friendly relationship with these hotels, we can guarantee you the best contractual rates with them.

The best of Yunnan cuisine

We leave most of the time free choice of restaurants, but our guides and drivers will advise you the best restaurant to enjoy Yunnan cuisine, among the best in China, according to your desires of the moment and your location. Do not hesitate to solicit them during your trip, they are an inexhaustible source of good local addresses!

Authentic comments from travelers

We post on our website genuine comments from our former travelers (so far only in French), without making any corrections! At the time of an anonymous internet, we are not part of these agencies publishing unscrupulous false positive comments about them. You will find all these comments on the Reviews page Yunnan Roads (in French).

A responsible agency

Our local charity actions

€ 3 per traveler is donated for any Yunnan tour to 3 charities:

– Colors of China: sponsorship for schooling girls in northern Guangxi

– Dra Khampa Lab: development aid and schooling for children in Dzongsar (Western Sichuan)

– Mekong children: schooling of children in Upper Yunnan

From 2010 to 2017, 33748 € were donated to these 3 associations, and these actions are continuing this year 2018 and 2019!

A “green” tourism

For every traveler to Yunnan, we plant a tree! Since 2006, 14200 trees have been planted!