Shanghai, China

Birdwatch in Dongtan Wetland

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Janny C.

Full and winter is the prime season for watching migratory birds on Chongming Island and the Dongtan Wetland Bird Watching Festival begins in late October and lasts through early April. Around 3 million birds of 265 species spend the winter on scenic Chongming, stopping on their way from Siberia to the Southern Hemisphere. So far, around 150 species have been spotted. They include cranes, hooded cranes, swans, geese, white spoonbills, black-faced spoonbills, tufted ducks and shorebirds of many kinds. This time we will follow professional guides on a walking tour, a winding plank walkway takes us through marshes and across the water, where we can see wetlands on both sides. There are man-made hills, lawns, waterfalls, streams and gardens, including more than 186 types of trees and plants. It is an opportunity for us to appreciate birds and the natural environment as we walk on planks through the marshes or stand at viewing stations with telescopes and binoculars. Note that you can bring your own binoculars and there are strict rules: No bright-colored clothes and no feeding the birds.

Price: RMB3000 for groups of 1-2 guests
For each additional guest add RMB500
For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer

Tour is 8hrs, additional RMB300 per extra hour if overtime guiding is needed. Guide will meet you at your hotel. Price includes the transport of a private van(RMB1500). Kindly note, food and entrance fees are not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you have chance to try the different kinds of genuine Chinese food. Our guides are always happy to recommend. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide.

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$496
up to 2 people
for 8 hours


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Janny C.

We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. The owner of Shanghai Pathway – a Shanghai based tour agency that offers Unique Day Trips, Walking Tours and Chinese Culture Experiences. Janny Chyn has been featured in media outlets including the Courier, CNNgo, Tripadvisor and TimeOut. Living in Shanghai, she realized how difficult it was for visitors to experience and discover the real Shanghai. This ultimately compelled her to establish her tour company as a platform to engage learning and understanding through culture activities such as day trip, walking tour, cooking classes, food tours, and lectures. In addition to designing and hosting various tours and events, Janny also provided travel planning, logistical support, and full-service concierge services to large client groups and corporate clients. She is a business consultant, artist, tea master and student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has extensively traveled around the world and spends time researching Chinese history and heritage traditions. Janny has also successfully worked with corporate clients: Google, JP Morgan, The Macmillan Group, Henkel, World Fuel Services, Rabobank, Shanghai Centre, Spirax Sarco, Slow Food, The Travel Yogi, Saint Mary's College of California, Ctrip, Malosa Medical, Ranpak, Concordia International School, SEA, AWCS, etc. Full profile Leave a Review


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