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Roger-Marchant1Roger Marchant has had an interest in the Natural World since childhood which led him to read Botany at University College London. From there he embarked on an academic career teaching and researching in Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Ulster. The academic life allowed regular travel around the world and links with a wide range of biologists in other countries. Towards the end of his working career Roger rediscovered an earlier interest in photography and is now an avid recorder of birds, plants and animals in the locations he visits. Although he still retains some active research interests, as an Emeritus Professor he now has more time to devote to pursuing his interest in travel. The interest in plants and horticulture has never left him and the trip to Yunnan will provide an ideal location for a fusion of plant and bird experiences and photography in a single expedition. Roger Marchant already has experience of travelling with the company to locations in South America and to Sichuan province in China and will be able to provide any support required by the participants on this trip.
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail, and fullfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.

Yunnan Main Tour Info

Pre-extension to:
Mt. Gaoligongshan NP

  • Tour dates
    2nd - 6th of May 2019
  • Price
    € 2.400 p.p.
    € 500 Single supplement.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 4 fellow travellers

Main Tour

  • Tour dates
    5th - 19th of May 2019
  • Price
    € 4.450 p.p.
    € 500 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    20% of Tour Price
  • Tour party
    Minimum 6, maximum 8 persons
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport (including national flights), fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers.
  • Excludes
    International flights (at this moment only one direct flight from Europe to Chengdu with KLM from Amsterdam), insurance and personal costs.

Yunnan Itinerary at a Glance

Pre-extension to:
Gaoligongshan Mountains
  • Day 1 - Golden Spring Hotel - Arrival Chengdu, connecting flight to Kunming
  • Day 2 - Hotel in Baihualing N.R. - Flight to Baoshan, transfer to Baihualing Nature Reserve
  • Day 3 - Hotel in Baihualing N.R. - Birding and looking for flowers and plants
  • Day 4 - Hotel in Baihualing N.R. - Birding and looking for flowers and plants
  • Day 5 - Hotel in Baihualing N.R. - Birding and looking for flowers and plants
  • Day 6 - New Century Hotel - Flight to Kunming, transfer to Chuxiong
Main Tour
  • Day 1 - Wenjun Mansion Hotel - Arrival Chengdu
  • Day 2 - New Century Hotel - Flight to Kunming, transfer to Chuxiong
  • Day 3 - New Century Hotel - Visit Zixishan Nature Reserve
  • Day 4 - Landscape Hotel - Transfer to Dali
  • Day 5 - Landscape Hotel - Visit Mt Cangshan
  • Day 6 - Wangfu Hotel - Transfer to Lijang
  • Day 7 - Wangfu Hotel - Full day in Nature birds, flowers and plants
  • Day 8 - Tina's Guesthouse - Transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Day 9 - Zhaxidela hotel - From Tiger Leaping Gorge via Baishuitai to Shangri-la
  • Day 10 - Zhaxidela hotel - Looking around in the Shangri-la area
  • Day 11 - View Paradise Hotel - Transfer to Deqin via Baima Mountains
  • Day 12 - View Paradise Hotel - Birding and looking for flowers in the area
  • Day 13 - Benzhilan Hotel - Transfer to Benzhilan via Baima Mountains
  • Day 14 - Wenjun Mansion Hotel - Transfer to Zhongdian, Flight to Chengdu
  • Day 15 - Departure home