Giant Panda tracking holiday in China
Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travellers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.
How Giant Panda tracking holiday in China makes a difference
The trip was put together after consultation with WWF China (Xian Office). The future of the panda is on a knife edge so money put towards safeguarding their preservation is vital. Each trip will contribute to a fund that supports long term conservation initiatives in the regions visited. As visitors to the region and having spent time with those at the vanguard of panda conservation, our clients return home as passionate advocates for conservation of China’s rural, wilderness areas. Though we make no guarantees that you will see pandas on this tour the chances are very good, given the length of time you are in the field. Some pandas are comfortable in the presence of humans and it is not unknown for them to go to sleep while being watched! During the early spring trips, if you are lucky, you can hear and watch small gatherings of pandas as the males jostle and even fight for a female’s attention! It is essential that all clients follow strict guidelines of minimum impact travel while trekking in China’s Nature Reserves. You will be briefed before entering the panda’s habitat to ensure you are aware of how best to conduct yourself in this fragile environment. To mitigate the carbon dioxide released into the high atmosphere through your air travel we are giving £10 per client to Rainforest Concern if you book international flights through us. Rainforests have a central role to play in the slowing of climate change and yet we are removing forests from the planet at a faster rate than they can grow back. It is thus axiomatic to try and preserve the forests that we have rather than replanting. Rainforest Concern was established in 1993 to protect threatened natural habitats, the biodiversity they contain and the indigenous people who still depend on them for their survival.
Our travel partners, accommodation, service providers and ground agents are all carefully chosen to ensure their commitment to the environment. All of our guides are local people, dedicated to protecting the panda and it’s rapidly receding habitat. This not only gives local Chinese naturalists well paid and respected employment it also gives our clients an intimate and authentic insight into panda conservation. Some of the areas we visit see very few tourists so the money we bring to these local economies is well received. We have raised significant funds in support of the world’s leading wildlife and conservation agencies and have increased awareness of conservation through the holidays we run. Furthermore we have voluntarily spearheaded collective action campaigns such as Travel Operators for Tigers in South Asia and continue to work with conservation initiatives on the ground to provide much need funds and to give our clients a privileged insight into this crucial work.
We have raised significant funds in support of the world’s leading wildlife and conservation agencies and have increased awareness of conservation through the holidays we run. Furthermore we have voluntarily spearheaded collective action campaigns such as Travel Operators for Tigers in South Asia and continue to work with conservation initiatives on the ground to provide much need funds and to give our clients a privileged insight into this crucial work
Giant Panda tracking holiday in China