Whilst exploring two nature reserves in the Qinling Range, the beautiful birds to be found here will not be ignored, and will certainly feature as part of our daily highlights. These avian treasures include the brilliant Golden Pheasant, the rare Temminck’s Tragopan, Red-billed Leiothrix, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, and the strange looking Great Parrotbill. The Chinese Crested Ibis will no doubt be high on many of our wish lists, and we will make a concerted effort to see this exceedingly endangered bird by visiting one of their roosting sites.
Aside from the awesome natural spectacles, China is also steeped in history and our tour includes several interesting aspects of China’s past. The most notable of these is a visit to the marvellous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum; a world cultural heritage site and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. This incredible voyage will take us into several seldom-visited areas where the beauty of the natural scenery and wildlife will simply overwhelm the senses!
Day 1: Xi’an.
Day 2: Xi’an to Huayang Village (Changquing).
Day 3: Changquing Nature Reserve.
Day 4: Changquing Nature Reserve.
Day 5: Huayang Village to Foping Nature Reserve.
Day 6: Foping Nature Reserve.
Day 7: Foping Nature Reserve.
Day 8: Foping Nature Reserve.
Day 9: Foping Nature Reserve.
Day 10: Foping Nature Reserve to Xi’an.
Day 11: Xi’an and depart.
Giant Panda Expedition: 16 - 26 Nov 2012 (11 days):
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