Are you one of those people who couldn’t turn their hobby of bird-watching into a full-time occupation, because of the constant pressure of earning a livelihood? Well, I can totally feel for you as I had to face the same. But then, my wife suggested me something. She said that “Don’t be disheartened for not being able to take up birding as a profession. You can be a part of the corporate world and yet, go for bird-watching trips to keep in touch with your favourite hobby.” Trust me, this was perhaps the best suggestion one could give me. I immediately decided to take a break from my office and book for a birding tour. So, if you too are not in touch with your favourite hobby, birding, then please go for a bird watching trip to explore some of the best places in the world and to get a glimpse of beautiful birds. Wondering, where do I generally visit for my birding trip? I always visit China. This is one of those countries that are pretty popular for being a home to several endemic birds.
Almost every province in China is popular for harbouring several species of birds. But, there’s one province which I feel stands out for its wide variety of birds and their beautiful natural habitat; and that is none other than Qinghai. So, in case you are eager to go for China birding tour, please visit Qinghai.
However, before you opt for a Qinghai Birding Tour, there are a few things that you need to do. Read on to know more.
Scrutinize About the Company
The first thing that you’ll have to do before choosing a bird-watching tour package is scrutinizing the details of the company. The reason why you have to do this is so that, you get a fair idea whether the company is reliable and reputed enough or not. To scrutinize, some of the best things you can do is check the reviews or testimonials. You can also ask them to provide all the documents that will prove they are credible enough, such as documents of their registration, achievements and experience.
Confirm What the Package Includes
After scrutinizing about the company, the next thing that you’ll have to do is scrutinize their tours packages to check whether it includes the major travel essentials or not, such as lodging, food, flight fare, local transportation to the birding destination and etc. Checking this is absolutely essential so that you don’t end up paying extra hefty amount for the tour.
Ask Them about the Guide
Since you are about to go for a China Birding Tour for the first time, you’ll obviously need a guide who will lead you and the other group members, and will be able to tell you more about birds, photography and birding. So, before choosing a tour package, you must check whether they are providing professional birders as your guide or not. If possible, ask them to provide a bio of the guide so that you can go through it and decide whether he/she is reliable or not.
Know the Terms and Conditions
Lastly, you must go through the terms and conditions of the travel agency thoroughly and clarify all your doubts (if any). The main things that you need to focus on when checking the terms and condition are the refunds and cancellations part. Also, check if all verbal agreements are mentioned in the terms and condition’s document or not. If they are not mentioned, tell the company owner and ask him to provide a fresh, terms and conditions document mentioning everything that are required to make the deal transparent.
These were a few things you need to do before choosing Qinghai birding tour. To know more about bird-watching, keep following my blogs.