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TAMPA, FL— Terra Incognita Ecotours, an adventure travel company that specializes in wildlife-focused ecotours that give travelers the chance to “make a difference” while vacationing is offering wildlife enthusiasts the chance to see Giant Pandas in the Wild. Recently completing the first successful U.S Giant Panda expedition to the Foping Reserve, Terra Incognita Ecotours has announced two departures for the 2010 season due to demand.
The Giant Panda is a true icon for endangered wildlife, but today the future of these bears is particularly fragile, as this peaceful mammal faces a number of threats. Its forest habitat in the mountainous areas of southwest China is fragmented, and Giant Panda populations are small and isolated from each other. Meanwhile, poaching remains an ever-present threat. The Chinese Government has created over 50 panda reserves protecting more than 10,400km² and yet despite these efforts there are estimated to be less than 1,600 Giant Pandas left on earth.
This unique ecotour gives travelers the opportunity to learn about the plight of the endangered Panda while getting a look at the bears in the wild in their natural habitat---not in a protected captive sanctuary. Terra Incognita Ecotours grants visitors exclusive access to one of these reserves, called the Foping Nature Reserve. In addition to daily Panda trekking with professionally trained guides, and stunning scenery, travelers will have the opportunity to visit the city of Xi An with highlights like the Shaanxi History Museum, the Wild Goose Pagoda, and the famed Terra Cotta Warriors and Horse Museum, as well as a visit to Beijing and a tour of the Great Wall of China.
2010 Departure Dates: April 26 to May 7; November 8 to 19; Cost is $5,999 per person For more information about this Giant Panda Tour or any of Terra Incognita’s unique offerings, visit www.ecotours.com or call Call 1-877-GO EXPLORE (877-463-9756) to reserve your space.