Bird Watching Tour - Springs of China 2020

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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE Unique Yellow Sea spring Birdwatching tour TO CHINA IN SEPTEMBER

Itinerary can be downloaded on this page, or a copy obtained by phoning free-call on 1 300 88 66 78 (China Best Tours).

Itinerary

Day 1: 06 May 2020 Australia – Shanghai

Meal: B/L/D

Today you will fly to Shanghai, upon arrival, please collect your luggage and meet your tour guide and drive to the hotel for 1 night.

Sydney flight: MU562 1100/1920 by China Eastern Airlines
Melbourne flight: MU738 1100/1940 by China Eastern Airlines
Brisbane flight: CX156 0050/0730 to Hong Kong, then connect the flight KA864 0910/1200 onto Shanghai by Cathay Pacific Airlines.
Adelaide flight: CX174 0625/1345 to Hong Kong, then connect the flight KA896 1600/1835 to Shanghai by Cathay Pacific airlines.
Perth flight: CX170 2355-1/0745 to Hong Kong, then connect the flight KA864 0910/1200 to Shanghai by Cathay Pacific Airlines.

Accommodation: 1 night at Shanghai Central Hotel 4*

Day 2: 07 May 2020 Shanghai to Rudong

Meal: B/L/D
Head to Rudong by bus in the morning; check in hotel around noon time; birdwatching in the afternoon

Accommodation: Links Golf & Spa Hotel (local 5 star spa hotel and conservation supporter)

Day 3: 08 May 2020 – Rudong

Meal: B/L/D
Visit the largest mudflat in the Yellow Sea Region – Tiaozini Mudflat in Dongtai County, with its mirror-sky like mudflat and home of tens of thousands of birds from Australia and New Zealand.

Accommodation: Links Golf & Spa Hotel

Day 4: 09 May 2020 – Rudong

Meal: B/L/D

Enjoy watching shorebirds and land birds in Xiaoyangkou town in Rudong
Optional: fishermen community visit/primary school visit, who are long term conservation partners locally visit, (long term local conservation partners.)

Accommodation: Links Golf & Spa Hotel

Day 5: 10 May 2020 – Rudong to Shanghai

Meal: B/L/D
Birdwatching in Rudong in the morning; returns to Shanghai in the afternoon
Accommodation:4-star hotel in Shanghai near Hongqiao railway station

Day 6: 11 May 2020 – Shanghai to Hangzhou

Meal: B/L/D
Head to Hangzhou by bullet train in the morning; birdwatching in Deqing for reintroduces Crested Ibis; head to Wuyuan by train in the evening
Accommodation:4-star hotel in Wuyuan

Day 7: 12 May 2020 – Hangzhou to Wuyuan

Meal: B/L/D
Birdwatching in Wuyuan, the most beautiful county in China for its lakes, mountains and historic ancient community and architecture; It is going to be the first county-level nature reserve for the Blue-crowned Laughingthrush. Accommodation:4-star hotel in Wuyuan

Day 8: 13 May 2020 – Wuyuan

Meal: B/L/D
Birdwatching in Wuyuan, we will visit different habitats for more species as well as sightseeing. Optional: tea house for tea performance, Wuyuan is famous for its green tea
Accommodation:4-star hotel in Wuyuan

 Day 9: 14 May 2020 – Wuyuan to Shanghai

Meal: B/L/D
Birdwatching in Wuyuan in the morning; returns to Shanghai by train in the afternoon (Train schedule: G1507, Wuyuan 14:14 – Hongqiao, Shanghai 17:56)
Accommodation:4-star hotel in Shanghai near Pudong Int’ Airport, suggested for those who leave next day

Day 10: 15 May 2020 – Shanghai to Australia

Today you will be transferred to the Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to Australia.

Return to Sydney flight: MU562 2000/0900+1
Return Melbourne flight: MU737 2005/0900+1
Return Brisbane flight: KA871 0800/1100 to Hong Kong, then connect the flight CX157 1245/2320 to Brisbane
Return Adelaide flight: KA877 1325/1615 to Hong Kong, then connect the flight CX173 1845/0505+1 to Adelaide
Return Perth flight: CX365 0940/1230 to Hong Kong, then connect the flight CX171 1450/2235 to Perth

Non member price: $5850 per person
ACFS Member price: $5750 per person
Single supplement: $780.00
***Minimum group number: 10 people***

Inclusions:

  • Twin share at the hotels as mentioned in the itinerary or similar.
  • Fully inclusive tour with English speaking guides, entrance fees, meals as per itinerary.
  • China Eastern Airlines airfare departing from Sydney, Melbourne, to Shanghai and return on economy class including taxes
    and fuel surcharges.
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines airfare departing from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to
    Shanghai and return on economy class including taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • First class train tickets Shanghai Hangzhou, Wuyuan-Shanghai.
  • Travel by air-conditioned coaches whilst in China.
  • Chinese tea and one glass of soft drink included in all lunches and dinners.
  • All tipping.
  • Local escort from China Coastal Waterbird Census surveyors team.
  • CBT travel wallet and travel bag.

Not included: Chinese visa application fee; personal expenses or travel insurance(Strongly recommended).

Brian Boyd

Tour Leader

Brian Boyd was a trade union activist and official for four decades.
However his other passion, bird-watching, started nearly sixty years ago. At Morwell Primary School he became a member of the Gould League.
Today as an active Member of Birdlife Australia, Brian continues his life long love of all things ornithological.
He has criss-crossed Australia many times, including visits through its far north rainforests, thirteen deserts and a number of key offshore pelagic waters, in search of many elusive bird species.
Birds like the orange-bellied parrot, regent honeyeater and forty-spotted pardalote were hard work to find along the journey.
Brian says bird watching is now in his DNA and he loves encouraging others to enjoy its unique pleasures.

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Tour Itinerary