Flower-watching Excursion in Wolong Panda Reserve


In this trip, we will take you to one of the most popular flower-watching place named Balang Mountain in Wolong Nature Reserve to look for endemic flowers after coming face to face with panda in one of the panda bases in Chengdu. Located in the core area of the Hengduan Mountains, Sichuan province has an amazing various landform from spectacular snow-capped peaks to deep valleys and from plain to wetland and alpine lakes. The place we are going to visit can be called the core areas for flower-watching in China. Each year, thousands of travelers from different countries come here to see the beautiful flowers. Sitting in within Wolong Nature Reserve which is the largest habitat of giant panda, Balang Mountain is a paradise for endemic flowering plants and birds. Many western plant hunters have been attracted to this place over 100 years ago by these gorgeous flowers. Our plant expert Cory will show you the beauties hidden in this wonderful land.

Highlights:

• Come face to face with Giant Panda.
• Enjoy a great variety of alpine flowers at panda habitat.
• Good opportunity to see great number of birds including some of the most beautiful pheasants, colorful robins, soaring raptors and elegant Grandala under the guidance of experts.
• Get a taste of authentic Jiarong Tibetan Culture.
• Hike at the Queen of Sichuan mountains.

Giant panda

 

Flower sea in the high mountain


D1  Chengdu – Wolong
Meet your private expert and driver in your hotel in the early morning. Then we drive to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see pandas of different ages. We spend the whole morning to enjoy the beauty of pandas. After lunch we drive on to Wolong Nature Reserve. Check in at our hotel and then flower-watching around our hotel. Overnight in Wolong Town Meals: BLD
D2  Wolong – Mt. Balang – Rilong Town
In the morning we drive to Balang mountain. We will spend half day looking for alpine birds and flowers in alpine meadow and screes. In the afternoon we drive to Rilong Town, a small Tibetan town. Here you can see a special group of Tibetans called Jiarong Tibetans and their unique costumes and architecture.
Overnight in Rilong Town Meals: BLD
D3  Mt. Siguniang – Chengdu
We will hike in Changping valley of Mt. Siguniang. Explore the snow-capped peaks, stream,forest, alpine birds and alpine flowers. In the afternoon we drive back to Chengdu and check in at your hotel. WildFloraTour service end.
This itinerary only serve as a sample itinerary for your references. We can easily customize it to better meet your taste and timing, please feel free to let us know your ideas, we are more than happy to trim this itinerary as you wish.

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  • Trip duration:3days
  • Tour leader: Cory
  • Best season:Apr.to Jun.
  • Difficulty: mostly moderate, demanding on certain parts.
  • Trip cost:800USD(for the referenced itinerary)
  • Trip size: 2-4 person