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Yunnan tour


Mushroom study tour to Yunnan, China 2012

From August 31 – September 6, 2012 ECO Consult Foundation organizes a 7 day tour following the ISMS (International Society for Mushroom Science) Congress in Beijing, China. Our tour will bring us to the province of Yunnan and the tour focuses on agriculture and mushroom cultivation while paying attention to the typical Chinese highlights.  We will be visiting several agricultural and mushroom companies.

Yunnan’s weather is known for its mild climate all year round, which is a welcome change to hot Beijing in summer. We will be visiting Kunming, Chuxiong, Dali and Lijiang.

Kunming, the capital of Yunnan is known as the city of eternal spring for its pleasant climate and flowers blooming all year long. We will be staying for two days in Kunming and will be visiting several mushroom companies, the “golden temple”, the flower trade and a wild mushroom market.

Halfway on our way to Dali we will visit two mushroom farms near Chuxiong.

Dali is a famous Chinese cultural city and a national scenic zone. We will visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsen Temple, a mushroom company and a vegetable market. The tour will also include hunting for wild mushrooms in the forests.

We will then travel to Lijiang which is considered a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams and an undisturbed landscape. We will visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the old city in Lijiang, which is known for its trade in wild mushrooms.

On the way back to Kunming we will visit the Guanyin valley.

Three good reasons to join:

·         Visit Yunnan with its many unique mushrooms together with mushroom experts from all over the world.

·         The right season and a fine climate for both mushroom and men.

·         A great way to enjoy the Chinese culture, landscape and ethnic minorities.

Peter Oei, mushroom researcher from the Netherlands and visiting professor of Fujian agriculture and forestry university will be accompanying the tour.


If you want to participate in this trip please send an email to with the subject “Mushroom tour Yunnan”. 





Program Mushroom tour Yunnan, China 2012


 Day 1 30 August

Our guide will meet you in the Kunming airport, transfer service from airport to hotel, overnight in Kunming;

Day 2 31 August

Visit the wild mushroom market in the morning, visit Golden Temple in the afternoon and flower auction in the evening, overnight in Kunming;

Day 3 1 September

Visit the flower market in the early morning, visit mushroom companies in the afternoon, diner at street with mushroom restaurants, overnight in Kunming;

Day 4 2 September

Drive to Chuxiong and visit 2 mushroom cultivation companies, arrive in Dali in the late afternoon, overnight in Dali;

Day 5 3 September

Visit Three Pagodas of Chongsen Temple, mushroom company and possibly a local vegetable market, overnight in Dali;

Day 6 4 September

Search for wild mushrooms in forests, drive to Lijiang, overnight in Lijiang;

Day 7 5 September

Visit old city Lijiang and Tiger Leaping Gorge, overnight in Lijiang;

Day 8 6 September

Drive back to Kunming (8 hours trip), visit Guanyin valley on the way, arriving in Kunming in the evening. You can decide whether you want to spend more time in Yunnan and arrange further transportation by yourself or fly to Beijing with the group.