A beautiful mix of nature and culture, Guilin is a perfect photography destination in China. From the surreal karst landscape, spectacular Rice Terraces of Longji, dramatic scenery along Li River with cormorant fisherman to Yangshuo’s picturesque countryside, this exclusive private photo tour of Guilin in 8 days promises you a no ordinary vacation to classic places and sites to capture unsurpassed views and local tribal people. Local expert and guide ensure you can sit back and take wonderful photos without any hassle. 

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Your professional tour guide will meet your at the airport or train station. Start your exciting Guilin photography tour, transferring to Ping’an Village, walk 25 minutes to your hotel. In the late afternoon, walk 35 minutes to the view point 1 of Longji Rice Teraces to take the photos of sunset – the endless terraced fields shone by the golden rays of sunlight extend from mountain top to bottom. Overnight at Ping’an Village. 

Early in the morning, take awesome photos of sunrise at View Point 2 when the mist is gradually evaporated by the morning sun. Later we see how the local Yao ladies prepare their unique hairdo. In their colorful traditional costumes, and with unusual long hair, the ladies look beautiful and exotic. Then have breakfast. Explore Ping’an Village on your own to find out more photo chances. In the afternoon, you will have a chance to visit a local farmer’s house, and record their lifestyle with your camera. Overnight at Ping’an Village.

Meal: B, L

Yao lady at Longji Rice Terraces

Free morning for you to explore more photo opportunities of local customs and the bygone life, then walk down the mountain. Continue the trip driving to the Five Finger Hill at Cuiping, where you will see a perfect combination of Karst limestone hill, farm houses and rice fields, a great place to see sunset and for incredible photo shooting. Transfer to the hotel at the foot of Xianggong Hill. Overnight at a local hotel.

Meal: B, L, D

Yangshuo Cuiping Hill

Early morning walk up to the top of Xianggong Hill to have a panoramic view of Li River at sunrise, a wonderful spot for photo-taking. After a quick breakfast, drive 1 hour to Yangdi to board the bamboo raft (4 persons share one raft) to cruise down Li River before 10 am. Disembark at Xingping. After lunch, have a rest. In the afternoon, a free stroll at the 1700-year-old town and ancient street to take photos. At the sunset, take the photos of the local fisherman and cormorants with the stunning landscape of Xingping. Overnight at the hotel in Xingping.

Meal: B, L

Guilin photo tour

Get up early in the morning, and cross Li River to a perfect spot and shoot the great view of stunning scenery, fisherman and cormorant. After breakfast, drive to Yangshuo. Check into the hotel and rest. At around 3-4pm, go out to Yulong River area and take the bamboo raft down the river. Take the picture of the stunning landscape at sunset. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Meal: B

Cormorant fisherman photography

Get up early in the morning, and drive to Yangshuo Bridge and take the photos of the sunrise. Free afternoon. You can stroll at Yangshuo town for more picture opportunities. Reward yourself a great light show at night, which is directed by the most famous movie director in China - Zhan Yimou. He was also the director of the opening ceremony of Olympic Games 2008. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Meal: B

Drive to 1800-year-old Daxu old town in the morning and pay a visit to a local people’s home. If you are lucky, you may have a chance to see the traditional distillery to make local liquor. Then transfer to Guilin for hotel check-in. If time and weather permits, go to take the photos of the sunset at Pagoda Hill in the late afternoon, and then go to shoot the night view of Sun and Moon Pagodas at city downtown. Overnight in Guilin.

Meal: B, L

Daxu old town photography

Transfer to the airport or train station to head for your next destination. End of your 8 days Guilin photography tour.

  Important Notes  

  • For your better experience of photography, Easy Tour China reserve the right to adjust the tour plan based on the weather, season and health condition of photographers. Meanwhile, you are free to let our travel consultant know your thoughts and expectation; we will do everything to customize the photography trip to suit your personal needs.

Meal: B   

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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