If you’re looking to experience the ying and yang of nature, China sure tops the backpacker’s list of must-visits. In our nature tours, we feature China’s widely diverse ecosystem. From the multicolored lakes in Jiuzhaigou to the Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye coupled with the picturesque karst landscapes of Guilin and Yangshuo and the amazing rock pillars in Zhangjiajie. China’s treasure of natural beauty is as remarkable as its sublime culture.
People’s Republic of China has a land area of about 9.6 million square kilometers and it’s one of the largest countries in land size. The east and south of China consists of fertile lowlands and foothills, and is the location of most of China’s agricultural output and human population. The west and north of the country is dominated by sunken basins, rolling plateaus, and towing massifs. It contains part of the highest tableland on the earth, the Tibetan Plateau, and has much lower agricultural potential and population.
In China, over 66% of geography is upland hill, mountains and plateaus while the highest mountains and plateaus are found to the west. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the highest and largest plateau which is commonly known as the “The Roof of the World.” Qomolangma (Mount Everest) in the Himalayas Mountains is located on the border between China and Nepal, being the world’s highest peak, having an elevation of 8848.13 meters.
But our nature tours don’t stop there. China has about 50,000 rivers, including the most well-known river in the world, the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), which is the third longest river in the world. It rises in Tibet, flows through Central China and enters the East China Sea. Apart from the Yangtze River, there are many other well-known rivers in China, such as the Yellow River, Heilongjiang River and Pearl River. With the nurturing and nourishing of these rivers and lakes, there comes out many cultural relics and natural scenes.
Due to unique geographical environment and climate, China has over 34,687 species of animals and vascular plants, making it the third-most bio-diverse country in the world. What’s more interesting is that China has two of the world’s major eco-zones: the Palearctic and the Indomalaya; home to many endangered and endemic species such as the ever-so-popular giant panda. Exotic animals are also a crowd favorite, featuring exotic places to watch common and rare animals, including Changlong Wild Animal Zoo and Zhalong Nature Reserve.
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Bird Watching Tours
There are over 1400 species of birds in China. Our bird tours take you in for an exploration to remember, showcasing the many across China’s vast wetland area. From Yuanyang Lake in Wuyuan, the world’s largest winter habitat for wild mandarin duck, to the Nanhai Wetland scenic area; the go-to hot spot for migrating birds to Zhalong wetland, the only place to see red-crowned cranes on the ice lake. In these areas, you’ll not only enjoy the wonderful landscapes, but also see a lot of exotic birds as well.
China is endowed with some of the largest natural reserves and eco attractions on the planet. There are ten great ecological scenic areas in China, including Jiuzhaigou, Changbaishan, Qiandao Lake, Qingdao Lake, Wuyi Mountain, Namucuo, Shangri-La Pudacao National Park, Shengnongjia Forest, Fanjinghshan and Sand Lake in Xingxia — all breathtaking exhibitions which you have to see for yourself. Rest assured, our eco tours whisk you away to places that evoke unforgettable experiences, the way you always wanted it.
If you love hiking, then you’ll love trekking the trails of anyone of our mountain tours. China with its vast karst territory, has many mountains perfect for hiking. The most famous mountains are the Great Five Mountains which includes: Mount Tai, Mount Hua, Mount Heng (Shandong), Mount Heng (Hunan) and Mount Song. Conquer any one on any whim, do it with new friends or with the usual suspects — unforgettable moments and accomplishment await.