New York City is America’s capital of all things cultural—art, media, theatre, and the literary arts. With so many cultural attractions and sightseeing activities to work up an appetite, visitors to New York rightly enjoy the greatest assortment of authentic cuisines available in any city on earth. Famous for cheesecake, Italian fare, and kosher delis, nowadays one may also find Sichaunese dishes cooked by chefs from Chengdu, arepas grilled by natives of Bogata, and barbecued ribs smoked by Southerners. But with the cuisines of the world conveniently at hand, visitors often wonder, what is the real food of New York? In answer to this demand, we are pleased to offer the exclusive half-day Edible Liberty Tour that brings visitors closer to the foods of New York, as provided by nature, than ever before.
Our expert guide takes groups into the wilds of Central Park, the world famous jewel of Manhattan, for an experience that is uniquely healthy, educational, and entertaining. In the unknown pockets of the world’s most renowned city park, tour participants will be shown an extensive range of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. These are the pure foods of nature, still available in the heart of a global metropolis. Spring, summer, and fall offerings vary but are uniformly impressive in their freshness, unusual flavors, and legendary medicinal qualities. With tastebuds and digestion activated, and ailments eased, visitors return to their urban life recharged, physically and mentally. Because this tour fits into the schedule of most any New York visit, and the knowledge gained is yours to keep, and, most of all, because the fruits of Central Park are free, our Edible Liberty Tour is an unbeatable travel value. That is true freedom!
For those with an advanced sense of adventure wanting a full introduction to the art of East Coast foraging, overnight and multi-day tours may be arranged to fit your travel schedule. These take visitors to Forest Park in Queens, the Huntington State Park of Connecticut, and parts of the Appalachian Trail, a celebrated 3500 km-long hiking trail that touches parts of fourteen states, from Maine to Georgia. Our two and three-day excursions are the ultimate tour for all those New York City visitors with the heart of a nature-lover.
An exclusive tour offering from The Journey West!
$44,888 RMB ($6,925 USD) per person, discounts for couples and groups of six and more.*
• all ground transport, including airport transfers
• tickets to parks and museums
• two nights of 4-star lodging in Upper Manhattan
• one night of rustic camping, all equipment provided
• all meals including Chinese breakfast, organic park lunch plus snacks
• new copy of "Wild Edible Basics", a DVD featuring Wildman Steve Brill, signed by the author
Does not include:
• taxes and fees
Day 1: Afternoon arrival at New York vicinity airport, received by a Journey West translator/guide. Transport to hotel check-in and New York steakhouse dinner. Evening lecture on East Coast ecology and the history of foraging.
Day 2: Breakfast at 8:00, check-out at 9:30. Central Park foraging tour before noon, noon organic picnic lunch. Afternoon foraging. Return to hotel for rest before early evening departure to Huntington State Park of Connecticut. Dinner en route, night time camping.
Day 3: Breakfast at 8:30, break camp by 10:30. All day foraging rain or shine, with breaks for cookout lunch and dinner featuring wild-gathered foods. Return to Manhattan for evening check-in at same hotels.
Day 4: Check-out at 10:30, bagel brunch at 11:00. Transfers to airport in afternoon.
Visa processing: The Journey West can advise you on who to contact.
This tour meets China’s ADS (Approved Destination Status) with a valid visa.
Hotels will vary based on availability. Examples of 4-star hotels include Crowne Plaza Hotel, Millenium Hilton, Marriott. All 4 -star hotels have complete business centers with computer and secretarial services available.
*Prices subject to change based on daily market rate for travel, meals and hotel costs.
a. refund on airfare based on individual airlines policies
b. 75% refund on tour packages up to 60 days before travel date
c. 50% refund on tour packages up to 30 days before travel date
d. no refund if within 30 days of travel date
每人44,888 元 (6,925 美元) ，夫妻及六人以上团体有折扣*
第二天：8:00早餐，9:30登记离开酒店。午饭前游中央公园寻找野生食物， 午饭野餐品尝有机食品。下午继续寻找野生食物 。返回酒店休息，下午出发前往康涅狄格的亨廷顿州立公园。途中晚餐，夜晚露营。