Orchids in the Wild – Southern Yunnan
NOTE: Trip is cancelled due to hazard of coronavirus. Contact Mary Gerritsen or Peter Tobias for information.
March 15-27, 2020
Post World Orchid Conference Tour
$4500 per person (double occupancy), $500 single supplement
Pre-tour: We offer an optional pre-tour to Kunming Botanic Garden. The pretour begins on March 13 in Kunming with a dinner at our Kunming Hotel. The following day the group will visit the Kunming Botanic Gardens, where the world class rhododendron and azalea collection will hopefully be in peak bloom. We will also tour two areas not open to the public, namely the tropical glass Dome garden and the Orchid Collection. The following day (March 15) the pre-tour group will leave for Jinghong to join the main tour (Southern Yunnan tour).
Southern Yunnan Tour: Tour participants should plan on arriving in Jinhong, a city in southern Yunnan, on March 15, where they will meet each other and the tour leader in the lobby of the Shijijinyan Hotel for dinner. The next day we begin the tour in earnest, first with a visit to the Xishuangbanna Tropical Garden, and later in the afternoon visiting a limestone area rich in native orchids.
We will visit various sites near Jinghong for the next few days, then travel to a valley where the only wild elephants in China can still be found. We will visit some orchid sites nearby, then travel to Simao, where we will visit other orchid sites and the Laiyanghe Nature Reserve. In Jinghong we will visit the Jinghong Grand village and observe black crested gibbons, then other orchid rich sites in the vicinity of Xinpin. Finally, we return to Kunming at the end of the tour, where participants will fly home.
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