Surreal karst landscape, dramatic limestone peaks, picturesque rivers, bucolic countryside, thousand-year-old towns and villages – Yangshuo offers numerous photography themes and inspirations. ETC’s 5-day private guided photo tour of Yangshuo is designed (and can be customized) for photography beginners and professionals. Led by expert local guide to enrich life, experience culture and traditions and create awesome images.

We won’t miss the best photography sites & locations in Yangshuo

Cuipingping Hill: countryside, karst peaks, sunset

Xianggong Hill: full view of Li River, karst peaks, sunrise

Xingping Old Town: Li River sunrise, cormorant fisherman, ancient street

Yangshuo countryside: Yulong River, ancient villages & dwellings, old bridges, idyllic scenery (herdsman and cattle)

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style


Be met our local professional local guide who are familiar with the classic shooting sites and the perfect place to get the best photos. Drive to the Five Finger Hill (Cuiping Hill), a photographer’ paradise yet unknown to the tourists, where you will see a perfect combination of Karst limestone hill, farm houses, silky waterways and rice fields. It is a great site to see the sunset and for incredible photo shooting.

Transfer to the hotel at the foot of Xianggong Hill. Fall asleep early tonight, with the singing insects.

Meal: L, D

Take Yangshuo countryside photo of Cuiping Hill

For photographers, we never miss the early morning. Get up at around 4am and walk up to the top of Xianggong Hill (20 minutes) to have a panoramic view of Li River at sunrise – see the karst peaks emerging from the morning mist. It is a wonderful time and 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, enjoy a free stroll at the 1700-year-old town and ancient street to take photos of the traditional architectures and local craftsmen. When the sun slowly sets, take the photos of the local fisherman and cormorants with the spectacular landscape of Xingping. Overnight at the hotel in Xingping.

Meal: B, L, D

Xianggong Hill and Cormorant Fisherman Shooting

Get up early in the morning, and cross Li River to a perfect spot and shoot the great views of hills and rivers, 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 pictures of serene ancient villages with stunning surrounding at sunset. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Meal: B, L, D

Yulong Bridge

We still need to get up today. Drive to Yangshuo Bridge, a classic site to take photos of sunrise. Free at leisure in the afternoon. You can stroll at Yangshuo town for more picture opportunities of the streets, local people, foods and cityscape. Reward yourself a fabulous light show, Impression Liusanjie 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, L, D

Transfer to airport or train station to head for your next destination. We also offer private photo tours to Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Xiapu and other destinations.

  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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