Photo Tour Summary:
In this amazing journey, we are visiting two of the best photography destinations in China at best season.
Guilin is known for its unique Karst sceneries along the winding Li river. The landscapes along the river look like a Chinese scroll painting come to life, with its conical limestone karsts, mist-shrouded mountain peaks, terraced rice paddies, grazing water buffalo and fishing villages seemingly frozen in time. The iconic cormorant fisherman is another must-shoot over there.
Guizhou province is known for its ethnic minority groups and their unique cultures, it is demographically one of China’s most diverse provinces. Minority groups account for more than 37% of the population and they include Miao, Yao, Yi, Qiang, Dong, Zhuang, Bouyei, Bai, Tujia, Gelao and Sui. All these peoples together create splendid and unique cultures on their ancestral land. The gorgeous folk arts and crafts, distinct architecture and colorful festivity rituals/performances make it a wonderland for photographers around the world.
When traveling in Guizhou, we will experience their simple and historical cultures, appreciate the unique architectural styles and try their exotic and colorful costumes, etc. For example, we will go to Miao Villages with stilt-houses and colorful traditional clothes; Photographing China’s last gunners’ tribe; Photographing unique traditional crafts like making papers and birdcages; Visiting Dong villages to photograph Dong-style drum towers and vocal/dance performances, etc.
When: Oct 8 – 20, 2019
Where: Guangxi and Guizhou provinces, China
Cost: US$3,995 based on double occupancy (US$350 single extra)
Group size: 10 maximum
Category: Photography Tour
Tour Leaders & Photography Instructors: William Yu
Language spoken: English
Tour URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/guilin-guizhou
Photographing the sunrise, sunset over the amazing Karst landscape and Li river in Guilin.
Capturing the environment portraits of cormorant fisherman over Li river.
Photographing China’s last gunner tribe.
Visiting Miao and Dong ethnic villages with vocal/dance performances.
Shooting the unique traditional crafts: Hand-making papers and birdcages.
The cost of this tour is USD3,995, it includes:
11 nights of accommodation(Oct 9 – 19) in hotels with double occupancy. (Single occupany USD350 extra).
Transportation: Our group has dedicated buses and drivers.
Entrance fees of scenic areas, parks.
Local tour guide and Model fees.
The cost does NOT include:
International Airfare to/from China.
Meals except breakfasts included with hotels.
Hotel at Guilin on Oct 8.
Gratuities to local guide and driver.
Physical demand: Moderate
We travel and photograph in the mountainous regions, will climb on paved (500-700 stairs, 200 feet height from bottom to top) trails to top of the hill in 3 days to photograph sunrise and sunset scene. Basic physical strength, mobility and walking endurance are needed. Porters are available for one site.