9 Days Bird watching Tour
9 Days Bird watching Itinerary
Day 1: Fly to Xian in the afternoon. Check in the hotel and go for dinner at local restaurant.
Xi’an city, the ancient capital city of China, which has eight million people. Xi’an city is the starting point of the silk road which was opened in 138 year BC. It led all the way to ancient Rome in old days. Modern Xian has become the industrial city made the heavy industry and tourism as the back-bone of economy. Besides the historic places and tourist attractions, Xi’an is the paradise for Bird watching. South to Xian is the Qinling mountain which stretches from west to east. It is the water shed between North China and South China. The summit is 3770 meters altitude. It is the largest nature reserve in China, has been regarded as the national park. About 203 varity of species of birds have been discovered in the Reserve, pandas and golden monkeys as well. Besides Bird watching, we do explore the terra-cotta warriors and horses museum which were made in Qin dynasty, 2000 years ago. Check in the hotel and welcome dinner will be a la carte B+L+D
Day 2: We take long drive to Yangxian conty in Qinling mountain for birding in the morning which is 260 km far away from Xian city. Lunch will be in Yangxian county. We check in the hotel to have lunch. In the afternoon, we go to Caoba for birding. Dinner will be in the town. B+L+D
Day 3: Full day Birding. Today we drive up to 500m altitude to watch birds. Jiang Shuwan supplies variety of wonderful birds including: Golden Pheasant, Ring-necked Pheasant, Hua Mei, White-eyes, Red-billed Leiothrix, Leaf Warblers, Laughingthrushes and Tits. B+L+D
Day 4: Leaving in the morning for Cai Jiapin to watch birds. Afterwards we drive to Huayang ancient town. Lunch will be at local restaurant in the town. In late afternoon we go to Diao Bahe river to see Golden Monkeys.You may make local discovery of ancient town by yourself in rest of time.
Day 5: We start in early morning for Bird watching. We drive along the loop line surrounding Huayang town about 9km, where is 1000m above sea level to get view of species of birds like Oriental Crested Ibis, Golden Eagle, Upland Buzzard, Game Birds, Azure-winged Magpie, Mrs Gould’s sunbird, White-bellied Green Pigeon, Fire-capped Tit and Grey Bushchat。 B+L+D
Day6: On the third day in Qinling mountain we will drive to Dapin area(1000m to 3071m above sea level) to see Blood Pheasant, Golden pheasant, Temminck’s Tragopan,Koklass Pheasant, Vinaceous Rosefinch, Bar-tailed treecreeper, Marsh Tit, Rusty-breasted Tit, White-collared Yuhinas,Long-tailed Minivet and White-capped water redstart. B+L+D
Day 7: We leave Changqin Nature Reserve back to Xi’an this morning. Lunch will be in Xian city. Check in hotel and visit Big wildgoose Pagoda in the afternoon.In the evening you will enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show in dinner theater. B+L+D
Day8: Drive to Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum in the morning. Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant. Visit City Wall and Great Mosque in the afternoon. Dinner will be special local Flavor- Dumpling Dinner B+L+D
Day 9: Fly back home