Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery on the ride to Dongtan Wetland Park. Listen as your guide explains the ecological park and hear of how more than 150 species of bird have been spotted at the nature reserve on Chongming Island.
Follow your private guide on a hike through the varied landscapes of the natural park; relish the natural beauty of sandy beaches, dense grasslands and wet marshes as you enjoy sweeping vistas of the park from elevated wooden platforms. Enrich your knowledge of trees and plants by identifying some of the 186 species present in the park and scour the scenery for landscaped hills and rushing waterfalls.
Stand perfectly still to heighten your chance of spotting birds through telescopes or binoculars available on site. Customize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour; venture to restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch (own expense) and then return to your private vehicle after a full day of natural exploration.
Bid your guide farewell at your Shanghai hotel, where the tour concludes.
Note: Fall and winter are prime seasons for watching migratory birds on Chongming Island. The Dongtan Wetland Bird Watching Festival begins in late October and lasts through early April.