Technical excursion

1. The Mushroom cultivation tour

Mushroom cultivation is quietly developed in the rural areas of Ho Chi Minh City and neighbor Province. Most of the products are oyster, wood-ear, straw mushroom and lingzi. You can take a glance on several cultivation techniques which from low to high level which adapted to condition and climate of Ho Chi Minh City. Fungal strain collection of Biotechnology Center is a short cut to look in the most modernized Biological Research Institute of Vietnam.

Schedule: Oct 14th, 2017, half of day (including lunch)

Places: The fungal strain collections in Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City, The tropical mushroom cultivation companies in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City

Fee: 10 USD/pas.

Total: about 80-100 pas.

2. The mushroom foray

By the way to Da Lat City, you take a look in the cutting edge of the vegetation changing from the sea level to top of highland in southern Vietnam. The foray will be placed in BiDoup – Nuiba National Park where located the southernmost 5 needles pine population in over the world and the endemic 2 flatten needles pine.

Places: Bi Doup – Nui Ba National Park in Lam Dong Province, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province (In the way back HCMC)

Total: maximum 40 pas.

Fee: 285 USD/pas.

Schedule: Oct 14th- 17th, 2017 (4 days)
• Oct 14th, 2017: Moving from HCMC to Bi Doup Nui Ba Nationa Park in Lam Dong Province. Stay at Center for Ecotourism and Environment Education.
• Oct 15th, 2017: Mushroom foray in pine forest (P. kesiya, 3 needles pine).
• Oct 16th, 2017: Mushroom foray in mixed forest (pines and broad leaves). Stay at Da Lat City.
• Oct 17th, 2017: Visit some areas in Da Lat City and coming back HCMC.

Please visit website of Bi Doup Nui Ba National Park: http://bidoupnuiba.gov.vn/

Please note that all specimens of the foray must be kept in Vietnam following the Nagoya Protocol 2010 (Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity).