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Track Photography Wild Panda Tour
Tour Code: GP-649
Day01(20Mar), Arrive Xi'an,
take taxi by yourself to check in 4stars Xi'an Prince hotel for night.
(today no other service but only accommodation)
Day02 (21Mar), Drive to Foping nature reserve, registeration and
get permit from Foping Adminstration, as well as getting ready for, prepairing for some necessary materials for next day trekking tracking
Day03 (22Mar), Morning drive to the end of driving road at Liangfengya area, where
at Foping Nature Reserve
at southern slope of Qinling mountains, remote forest area, after lunch start wild hiking about
8 KM to trace wild panda, and overnight in Sanguanmiao Protection Station's
(33.39 N, 107.48 E) hostel
(altitude at about 1540m).(B/L/D, from today, lunch / dinner maybe arranged ready-foods
if necessary while trackking panda)
Day04 (23Mar), Full day trekking to Zhichanggou valley, overnight in
Day05 (24Mar), Full day track trace wild panda at Paifanggou, overnight in
Day06 (25Mar) - Day18 (06Apr), Full day hiking and trekking around Lijiagou
area, where with high possiblity for panda appeared into our sight / camera.
Take wildlife photography, to photograph wild panda and other rare
animals / plants etc. In Lijiagou valley to track the trace of wild pandas in
the forests, record the wild panda courtship voice, get the wild panda
courtship smell, find the trace / footprint of wild panda's fighting for
mating activity, as well as other wild rare anmials in Lijiagou area. Hidden
your body in the plants / trees even in the leaves and sticks, stop your
breath, just waiting, waiting there for wild panda!! Or hike up or walk down
in the Lijiagou area for wild pandas, overnight in
Sanguanmiao Station hostel.(B/L/D)
In the remote mountain forests of Qinling Mt.Qin, there are rare wild
animals as: giant panda bears, golden snub-nosed monkeys, pere david's
squirrel, flying squirrels, serow, golden takin, musk deer, goral, golden
pheasant, elliot's laughing thrush, black-throated tits, great tit,
vinous-greasted parrotball, Chinese babas, rufous-capped babbler,
streak-breated scimitar babbler, white-capped river chat, orange-flanked
In this tour, if luck you can watch most of above wild animals, of course if good
luck, you can watch / photograph the wild live panda even loving / breeding pandas /
panda fighting, as well as the brown giant panda bears. In general no
problem to catch the footprint or panda trace of wild panda. And usually we
will arrange local ranger to help us to track wild pandas, and the ranger is
familiar with the wild panda's ranging route and activity.
Day19 (07Apr) - Day20 (08Aug), Trekking in other area such as Huodiba (Lijiagou
and Huodiba area), Liziping, Danwangou, Kangjagou etc, overnight in
Day21, Track wild panda, photography / camera wild panda at Sanguanmiao area
again, and then drive back to Xi'an for night in 4* Prince hotel.(B/L/D)
Day22 (10Apr), Free day in Xi'an, overnight in Xi'an.(B)
Day23 (11Apr), Take taxi by yourself to Xian a'port for flight departure after b'fast.(B)
Quotation (In RMB, per person,
23days, basis of 2persons share one room):
33800CNY/p.p. , single
suppplement 3750CNY .
Included: local style meals marked (maybe ready-food arranged while track
for pandas), transportation and transfers as marked (Day02-Day03,
Day21) by private car as marked,
accommodaiton in marked hotel / hostel / camp (2 persons share one standard room) or similar, entry fee
for sightseeing, permit to Foping Nature Reserve, one panda assistant service
while tracking, environment & protection fee, coordination fee, English speaking guide service, tour body insurance.
Excluded: tip to guide and driver and local panda assistant, local assistant to carry your
luggage (if you need), sleeping bag, any other service not included above.
Minimum 2 persons in your party.
Maxmum 8 persons in this tour.
All above subjected to our confirmation. And
maybe the schedule will be adjusted if necessary per the possiblity /
weather / road.
Note: The possiblity to see live wild panda for above tour : 95% . But
anyway, ss the panda is wildlife, we can't guarantee to see wild live panda
Foping weather (33.32 N, 107.59 E, for reference only, everage temperature ℃ / rainfall
mm): March 3.5 / 70; Apr 5.3 / 130.