This life-changing tour designed for photography beginner or enthusiast as well, capture every unique moment of spectacular landscape and local farming culture, we take you to depth to the secrete way to stunning scenery, sunrise and sunset between karst mountains, local fishermen in the Li River with their cormorants, and minority people portraits in Longji ethnic tribes.
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Arrive in Guilin, Your guide and driver will pick you up form Guilin Airpot/Trian Station, then transfer to your Guilin Hotel.
Tianxin Village, Daxu Ancient Town, Huixian Glass Land
Today's tour starts early in the morning, your guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Guilin, transfer to Tianxin Village. The place is surrounding by mountains with an unmistakable rustic charm. Oldman finish farm work flicked his water buffalo with whip crossing the field or bridge with mountain views as backdrop.
Then takes one-hour drive to Huixian Glass Land, climb up the half-way hill and capture the nature views of water reflection on rice fields with rolling peaks as backdrop.
Lunch arrange in a local rice noddle restaurant, taste the most authentic Guilin noodles.
In the afternoon, time to taking pictures of old towns with wooden house, and people portraits. knock out the door of Mr. Zhou’s house, his is an old craftsman in Daxu ancient town (1 hours from Guilin downtown), photo of old man doing craft work under the natural light like date back to old times.
Back to Guilin hotel for stay tonight.
A farmer with his buffalo in Tianxin Village
Huixian Glass Land
Craftman in Daxu
Daxu Old Town and Qipao Lady
Our guide and driver will escort you from Guilin to Longsheng, Longsheng Terraced Field - Jinkeng, , A Local Yao Lady’s Family Visit and Learn How to Make Oil Tea, Our guide and driver will escort you from Longsheng to Guilin
Tour start at 8am and takes 2 1/2 hours to Longji, the best view is in September to October which is the harvest time of rice, the golden color range from the bottom to the moutian top layer upon layer, stand on top seeing the view from that perspective , your guide will take in some really enjoyable aspects off the beaten track.
Portraits of Zhuang and Yao Ladies. Visit one of the local family, see the household wearing custom embroidery with special hairstyle, time left winkles on her face. Sit down and chat with them, have better understanding of their culture.
Have lunch in a restaurant in Longji, taste their traditional food - Bamboo Roasted Rice.
Back to Guilin hotel for stay tonight.
Longji Rice Terraces in Fall
An old lady in Yao village
Yao kids wearing silver emboidery hat
Yao ladies wearing red embroidery dress
Xingping, Fisherman and Cormorant Photography in Xingping, Li River Sunset and Fisherman Casting a Net, , Xianggong Hill, Fuli Bridge in Yangshuo
Today’s tour starts early at 3:30am, catch the monument of sunrise and bend of Li River, the best spot for picture is in Xianggong Mountain, 1 1/2 hours drive from Guilin, climb up 50 meters staircases to the platform and wait for the right time to shot.
Why start early today: it takes 1 1/2 drive to Xianggong Mountian, the earlier the easier to find the best angles. Everyday photographers from all over the world hash there early just for a best shot.
About the weather: your guide will check the weathercast for time of sunrise the night before the tour. We have other alternative if heavy rains.
Head to Yangshuo countryside for the picture of old stone bridge – Fuli Bridge, an 500 years old stone arch bridge cross above Yulong River, mirroring like a hold reflects mountain landscape in the middle.
Chinese Lunch arrange in a Local restaurant in Yangshuo .
The Best highlights of the day, Fisherman with cormorant and spectacular sunset view on Li River. We drive 50 minutes to Xingping Town to catch this picture in the afternoon. We pay for a local fishmen, port at the bank of river, casting net and gas lamp at nightfall. We finish today at around 8:00pm (summer time).
Stay overnight in Yangshuo, don’t arrange any trains/flights for today.
Yangshuo Fuli Bridge in Summer
Birds-eye view of Li River from Xianggong Mountain
Fisherman Casting Net in Li River
Fisherman and Cormorants
Airport Transfer (Guilin)
Transfer to Guilin Airport/train station today, hope to see you again.
You can extend your trip in Yangshuo next day for fishmen and sunrise, rural scenery in Yangshuo countryside, extra fee may apply.
Transfers to the airport/train station on arrival and departure day are included.
Price based on 3-star accommodation.
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
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