Yuantong, Kunming Temple of Yunnan
Yuantong, Kunming Temple of Yunnan

Why visit China with Brightwater?

Brightwater Holiday’s exploration of Yunnan & Tibet is a celebration of the landscape these areas have to offer. Not only can you witness spectacular scenery but the climate of the remote south-west China lends itself to a never-ending search for flora and fauna to enchant its visitors. In the guidance of an expert horticulturalist, this tour offers a plant hunting experience unlike any other with the chance to enjoy the plants we see in our gardens today, growing in the wild in their original habitat.

Overall Trip Scores – 9.3

Best Guide: Duncan Coombs
A lecturer in horticulture at Pershore College, Duncan Coombs is also a passionate plantsman and a plant hunter in the grand tradition, having explored remote parts of the world in search of that elusive prize - a plant species new to science!

Best time to visit China

The weather in China can be particularly cold in the months of December – February and climate climbs very high in the Summer months, making these periods less busy with tourists. However, many enjoy travel in Spring, March – May, and Autumn, September – November. Chinese New Year in early February can be particularly busy.

Some experiences are seasonal, such as those to catch the rhododendron valleys of Shangri-La in bloom, birdwatching in Napahai Lake and, for example, the Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival.

The typhoon season for China runs from May - November

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Next date
24 June 2019
with Duncan Coombs
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