China Classic Landscape photo tour 2017-07-21T08:47:47+00:00

6 Days China Classic Landscape Photo Tour

China Photo Tour

Booking Process

Complete Booking Form |  Deposit USD $600 to reserve your place | Arrange details and packing list | Balance due 90 days prior to the Tour

Activity Level

Reasonable low activity

Itinerary and Guideline 

Workshop starts at noon in Kunming airport ( International flight to Hong Kong, Thailand, Europe )  on the arrival day and Departure airport is Guilin ( International Flight to Hong Kong ) - an hour drive from our accommodation in Yangshuo 

30th April to 6th May 2018 – Max 4 Participants

Hani Rice Terrace

This spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site is the result of hundreds of years of masterful management by the local Hani People, who have sculpted over generations thousands of acres of steep mountainside. Their ancestors arrived in the area some 2500 years ago, but it wasn’t until the 14th century that the technology necessary to cultivate the steep slopes became known.
The scale of the terraces is staggering and to explore them with camera and lens is a true joy of discovery. The traditional villages of mud and wattle are also a joy to behold – culture and landscape in perfect harmony.


This unique landscape conjures up the true spirit of China, and has inspired Chinese artists for centuries, forming the core of their aesthetic culture. The splendid limestone karsts rise thousands of feet above the Li River Valley, creating layers of mystery as far as the eye can see.

In the Spring time, humid air builds from the oncoming monsoon and morning fog is common, with the “sea of cloud” adding further layers of abstraction to this already stunning landscape. Of course, to get above the fog requires some effort to climb high on one of the karsts, but just rewards await those committed enough to make the steep ascent.

On this trip we will be focussing on both the landscape and the local culture, one aspect of which is the fisherman’s use of Cormorants to fish the rivers.

USD $2200 – Only for couples or Friends book 2 places / sharing a double or twin room

USD $2500 – Single Occupancy With en suite

6 Nights Accommodations

all Meals | Ground Transport

Flight from Kunming to Guilin

Photography Tuition in the field

Flight to Kunming – It has international flight from Hong Kong or domestic flight to Beijing or Shanghai

Flight out of Guilin – It has international flight to Hong Kong or domestic flight to Beijing or Shanghai

Travel/Personal/Equipment/Medical Insurance


3 days in Hani Rice Terrace

Rice Terrace Photo Tour

Rice Terrace Sunset

3 days in Guilin –  Xingping & Yangshuo Area

note: if river water level is too high for reflection, we will have to change the sunrise itinerary to  medium hike ( 10 minutes on manmade rock path to hike 90 meters  to a viewing platform ) when condition is better for low cloud photography

China Landscape Photography Tour
China Landscape Photography Tour
China Landscape Photography Tour
Guilin Photo Tour
China Landscape Photography Tour
Guilin Photo Tour

2 days Yangshuo Extension – 6th – 8th May 2017

USD $600 per person – USD $30 per sunrise for one porter carry your camera bag and tripod

High Activity – To get the bend of the river, some steep hiking (40-60 minutes) on narrow and occasionally exposed trails is necessary. You should be fit and confident enough to carry your full camera bag, tripod, snacks and water for up to an hour on a steep mountain trail. The ascent will also be in the dark – but it’s so worth it! We will also find time for night photography if we have good clear weather.

Shangri-la Photo Tour

Join us to Shangri-la Sacred Mountains

22nd to 30th April 2018

Mt. Meili & Yading National Park


China Photography Tour Registration Form