EASTERN MYSTIC CHINA PHOTO TOUR 

The stunning landscapes around Guilin draw millions of visitors each year and for good reason these fabled lands have been described as ‘the most beautiful landscapes under heaven’. A bold claim indeed but we can safely say the combination of its extraordinary landscapes and people makes for a very special experience.

What You Can Expect Weather Wise: In October Guilin enters its golden autumn period when the weather is cool and very pleasant, with occasional light showers or drizzles. The temperature is around 24°C (75°F) or higher on a sunny day and may drop to 18°C (64°F) or less at night.
Level of Fitness: Easy to Difficult | Most locations are easy to moderate walking but some of the Karst viewpoints will require a good level of fitness to walk up as well as some secure ladders to climb. There will be an alternative shoot where possible if you can’t do the hike.
Accommodation: A combination of comfortable 3* guest houses strategically located for optimal photographic opportunities
Group Size: Min 3 – max 6 participants (non-photographer travel partners are welcome). We keep our groups small for personalized attention and not to overcrowd locations.

You will be photographing exceptional scenery; Karst Mountains, Winding Rivers, Limestone Hills and Peaceful People of Ancient Traditions. You will be guided by both our professional photographer and a local photographer who knows all the secret spots and has organised portrait sessions and home visits.

DATE: 7 – 15 October 2018
LENGTH: 9 days
START/FINISH: Guilin China
LEVEL: Any level from Beginner to Pro
REVIEWS: Trip Advisor Reviews Here
GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 Participants
FEE: $5500USD p/p Sharing $500 Single Supplement

* Pre and post nights can be arranged from $250p/p please contact us for more info
** If you willing to share with same-sex participant please let us know 

DAY 01: Airport collection transfer to Guilin hotel, afternoon sunset and evening pagoda shoot
DAY 02: 4 hour transfer to Longji rice fields, family shoot, rice terraces afternoon light drive
DAY 03: Mountain top sunrise, rice terraces shoot looking for workers, sunset in dramatic PingAn
DAY 04: Sunrise in Zhuang Ancient Village, drive to Yangshou, exceptional sunset location
DAY 05: Cormorant Fisherman Sunrise, yangshou river, sunset with cormorant fisherman
DAY 06Sunrise Xianggongshan the most dramatic Li River scenery, people and portraits afternoon
DAY 07: Optional dramatic sunrise hike, water buffalo and man portrait shoot, sunset bridge shot
DAY 08Li River sunrise spot, Reed flute cave, Daxu ancient town portraits
DAY 09Optional last morning sunrise hike shoot Guilin, airport transfer, tour end

COST INCLUDES: All accommodation, 3 daily meals with drinks, all permits, all park fees, all transport, all entrance fees, special concessions, professional photographer guide, local expert photography guides & drivers in the field photography tips, techniques & tuition

COSTS EXCLUDES: International flights, drinks outside of meal times, snacks, gratuities, fees for passport, visas, immunizations, insurance and airport taxes. Cost of hospitalization and evacuation if necessary, laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature, any optional activities

FEE: $5500USD P/P Sharing
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $500
DEPOSIT: $1800USD P/P

Please email us Info@photographytours.co.za for the detailed tour PDF

Cormorant Fisherman in the Mist

Cormorant Fisherman in the Mist

Harvesting Longji Rice Fields

Harvesting Longji Rice Fields

Monochrome Portrait

Monochrome Portrait

  • SPECIAL PERMISSIONS FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CORMORANT FISHERMAN TO TRADITIONAL FAMILIES & MAN WITH HIS WATER BUFFALO
  • SECRET LOCATIONS PLACES THAT ONLY LOCALS KNOWS FOR EXCEPTIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE GOLDEN HOURS
  • TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE FIELD TIPS & TECHNIQUES
  • 2 PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDES LOCAL GUILIN PHOTOGRAPHER & GUIDE & PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES
  • INCREDIBLE LOCATIONS  TERRACED RICE FIELDS, ANCIENT VILLAGES, KARST LANDSCAPES, WINDING RIVERS, BUSTLING STREET MARKETS & MUCH MORE!

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