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15-Days of Plant Safari in Western China
2. See lots of slipper orchids and other orchids in Huanglong Valley, as well as the amazing tufa ponds.
3. Travel through a corridor of ethnic minorities in western China.
4. Look for endemic plants found in different elevations and habitats.
5. Visit some famous Tibetan Buddhism monasteries to obtain an in-depth understanding of Tibetan culture.
6. Go into the remote Gobi Desert to explore plants and exotic landscapes.
Dates & Prices
|Dates||Booking Status||Price||Single Supplement||Group Size||Guide|
|Jun. 22 to Jul. 6, 2021||Open to Booking||3,600USD/pax||460USD/pax||12||Local Guide|
|Jun. 22 to Jul. 6, 2022||Open to Booking||3,600USD/pax||460USD/pax||12||Local Guide|
The cost includes the following:
2. Meals in local popular restaurants.
3. All the entrance tickets for places listed in the itinerary including cable cars and shuttle buses.
4. Hotel stays from the first day to the last day, nice 3-star hotels in big cities and local best in remote places.
5.Bottled water, and snacks throughout the trip.
6. Service charges of this trip include the fees of a professional English-speaking plant guide.
7. China domestic travel insurance.
The cost does not include the following:
2. During this trip, extra charges due to the change of itinerary from the client-side or other factors are beyond the control of WildFloraTour.
3. Flight tickets to the place where our trip starts and from the place where our trip ends.
4. Expenses for visa application.
5. Gratuities to the serving crew (guides and driver).
D1 Meet in Chengdu. Meals: D
Meet in Chengdu. Upon arrival, meet your guide and driver and transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner at a local popular restaurant near your hotel.
D2 Chengdu to Dujiangyan. Meals: BLD
We will have an optional city tour to Wangjiang Bamboo Park to see gardening plants and experience the laid-back lives of local people including unique tea houses, dances, exercises, and horticulture in this bamboo-themed park with about 146 species of bamboos. After that, we drive to Broad and Narrow Alleys via Tianfu Square where you can see the statue of Chairman Mao. In the afternoon we drive(1.5h) to Panda Valley to see the famous giant pandas and rich plant species inside the panda sanctuary.
D3 Dujiangyan to Wolong. Meals: BLD
In the early morning, we drive from our hotel to Wolong National Nature Reserve, We will spend most of the day searching for wildflowers and enjoying the birds and amazing scenery around Wolong.
D4 Wolong to Balang Mountain. Meals: BLD
In the early morning, we drive you to Balang Mountain(4484m), experiencing a huge gap of elevation from dense forest to the alpine meadow and looking for plants grown at different elevations. We will be able to see some stunning alpine wildflowers such as Meconopsis punicea, Meconopsis integrifolia, Meconopsis lancifolia, Lilium lophophorum, Primula species, Cypripedium tibeticum, and birdlife and animal life. Late afternoon we drive back to Wolong Town.
D5 Wolong to Songpan. Meals: BLD
Leave Wolong and drive(7h) to Songpan via Minjiang river valley, searching for flowers along the valley.
D6 Songpan to Huanglong via Xueshanliang mountain pass. Meals: BLD
Drive from Songpan to Huanglong via Xueshanliang mountain pass(4000m), look for alpine plants in Xueshanliang pass, then we drive on to Huanglong, the world heritage site known for stunning tufa ponds, snow mountains, and forests.
D7 Huanglong. Meals: BLD
We will spend the whole day exploring Huanglong for extraordinary scenery and alpine flowers, especially the orchid, such as Cypripedium, Calanthe, Calypso, and so on.
D8 Huanglong to Langmusi. Meals: BLD
Leave Huanglong to Langmusi, we will pass through Xueshanliang again and drive through the vast Ruoergai wetland meadow for alpine flowers and wildlife such as Black-necked Crane, Himalayan marmot, Pika. Late afternoon we arrive at Langmusi.
D9 Langmusi to Xining via Labrang Monastery. Meals: BLD
Depart from Langmusi to Xining via Labrang Monastery. Today will be a long drive day, we will travel from the plateau to the northwest semi-arid region, drive along the upper reaches of the Yellow River to experience different scenery and search for different plants.
D10 Kumbum Monastery to Chaka Salt Lake via Qinghai Lake. Meals: BLD
In the morning we go to visit Kumbum Monastery, an important monastery of Tibetan Buddhism for Tibetan culture. Then we drive to Chaka Salt Lake via Qinghai Lake, searching for plants along the road.
D11 Chaka Lake to Jinzi Lake. Meals: BLD
Get up early in the morning and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Chaka Lake and explore saline-alkali tolerant plants on the surrounding land. Then we drive on to Jinzi Lake in the heart area of Gobi desert, look for desert plants along the way and enjoy the wild, vast side of West China.
D12 Wulan County to Gangca County. Meals: BLD
Drive from Wulan County to Gangca County, look for salt-alkali tolerant plants along the way.
D13 Gangca County to Xining City. Meals: BLD
Depart from Gangca County to Xining City, enjoy the scenery of Gobi desert and Qinghai lake, we will have Chance to see rare and endangered Przewakski's gazelle along the way.
D14 Xining City to Chengdu. Meals: BLD
City tour in Xining, afternoon fly back to Chengdu.
D15 Fly back to home. Meals: BL
As a new department set up in 2017 under AbsoluteWild Travel Co, Ltd., WildFloraTour consists of a group of English-speaking local plants and travel experts to provide the best quality trips for plant lovers to enjoy the beauty of the natural plant resources in China. In the past, we have organized many flower-watching trips with some cooperative travel agents under their company names. For this important page, we would quote some feedbacks made on TripAdvisor by travelers from our sister department AbsolutePanda. As a department of the same company, we share the same culture and principles.