|Hosted by International Bioexploration Society
Spend the spring exploring tulips in their natural environment and in their place of biodiversity.
This spring stroll through an extraordinary display of colorful tulip fields in the mountains of Southern Kazakhstan. Red, orange or yellow goblets of the magnificent Greig's tulip (Tulipa greigi Regel) immediately grasp your attention. Graceful water-lily flowers of Tulipa kaufmanniana Regeldecorate the lower slopes and bands of multi-colored Tulipa ostrowskiana Regel and Tulipa kolpakowskiana Regel shine in the crystal clear air of the Tien-Shan Mountains. You will see more than a dozen tulip species flowering. Tulips of Southern Kazakhstan are truly one of the nature’s miracles. Just a few years ago a new species of tulip was discovered in these mountains. It is estimated that up to 75% of the famous Dutch tulip varieties come from just two Central Asia species Tulipa greigii and Tulipa kaufmanniana.
Overnight stays: Bed & breakfast, hotels
Itinerary: Almaty, Kapchagai, Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve, Kuyk Pass, Merke Gorge, Korday Pass, Shu, Syugaty Valley, Ketmen Mountains, Kegen Pass, . Kaskelen Gorge, Zailiyskii Alatau, Kaskelen Gorge, Almaty (detailed tulip tour itinerary)
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There is a $200 discount for Rutgers Alumni if signed up for the tour before February 21