Wetlands of Yuen Long
The north-western part of Hong Kong is characterised by wetlands, a major habitat for birds, including the endangered black faced spoonbill, of which one of the largest populations in the world breeds in Hong Kong.
In the morning we visit the famed Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai, which includes an educational section about the ecological importance of wetlands, and an outdoor area where plants and wildlife can be observed.
The afternoon we will take a cycling tour of Nam Shang Wai, one of the best wetland sites of Hong Kong, consisting mainly of abandoned shrimp ponds. Mangrove forests can be seen as well here. Access to this area is via a small hand operated ferry.
The itinerary is dependent on the tide, as the wetland park is best visited during low tide, so the mud flats are dry and the fiddler crabs, mud skippers and other animals that live in the intertidal zone are visible. Morning and afternoon may be swapped for this reason.
Tour cost includes guide fee.
Extra cost: taxi from your hotel to Tin Shui Wai, bicycle rent about $150 per person, lunch about $50-100 per person.