Orchids in the Wild™ Ecotours

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An orchid blooming in its native habitat is one of the miracles of the natural world that every orchid lover should see at least once.

The OCA offers trips to see Orchids in the Wild™, including the OCA reserves. Over the past 15+ years we have organized trips to Mexico (Chiapas), Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, southern China (Guang Xi, Yunnan), western China (northern Yunnan, Sichuan), Thailand, Papua New Guinea, France, Greece, and Madagascar. These trips are a lot of fun, and you will come home with many wonderful orchid photos. They are also very educational: once you see how orchids grow in nature, you will be better able to provide the conditions that will make them thrive for you. Orchids in the Wild™ tours take you to places you would never see otherwise.


2022 Orchids in the Wild Tours

In 2021 the OCA is planning new Orchids in the Wild™ Ecotours. Note dates are approximate and we will update once plans are confirmed.

If you are interested in either of these tours, for more information and to get your names added to our interest list, please contact:  president@orchidconservationalliance.org


Bespoke Orchid Tours

This is a new concept for the OCA, targeted to our members and their friends who would like a small, private, personalized tour. The ideal size of these small tours would typically be less than 6 participants.  If you are interested in something like this please contact Mary Gerritsen (mary@orchidconservationalliance.org) with details about the country or region you would like to visit, orchids you would like to see, reserves and nurseries you would like to visit. Mary will follow up with further questions to determine feasibility and pricing. The purpose of the bespoke trips is to create a highly personalized adventure. Note that these bespoke tours will be more expensive than our group tours, but offer the flexibility of selecting the dates, sites visited, participants, class of accommodation and transportation (depending on what is available) and personalized oversight of the itinerary.  The spectrum of places to visit and orchids to see is essentially unlimited, so let us know what you are interested in!

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