Guilin Photography Tour (Join-in Groups)

Our join-in photography tours of Guilin are run at various times throughout the year. Enjoy the company of others and the value a group tour offers.
Days

9 Days

Style

Photo Tour

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JOIN-IN GROUPS

Join our founders Andy & Mia together with a just 8 clients on this epic Guilin photo tour

Photograph Guilin, the ancient village of Daxu, the cormorant fishermen, Xingping scenery, Yangshuo's countryside, Longji's Rice Terraces on this photogenic culture-filled adventure. We're limiting this trip to just 8 participants, with 2 leaders!

Why you'll love this...

  • This is our most popular single destination trip in China and one of the top 5 adventures.
  • As a join-in group, it offers amazing value compared to a private 1-1 photo tour with us.
  • You'll visit the most photogenic locations and have the chance to photograph bygone worlds in homes and places tourists would rarely reach, if ever.
  • Our connection and longterm friendship with unique tribes, the cormorant fishermen, and countryside farmers mean we have the connections and time to take amazing photographs, as well as fully experience the last pockets of a vanishing way of life.
  • Our small group size with two guides enables us to divide into groups at times, to better access homes.

Gallery

Be inspired by our Guilin photos

  • Guilin

    Day 1

  • Yangshuo

    Day  2-4

  • Longji

    Day 4-6

  • Guilin

    Day 7

Itinerary

Is this right for you?

  • We've picked friendly family run local boutiques, to be able to offer this trip at exceptional value to a wider audience. If you prefer unique 4 star boutiques and 5 star hotels consider our signature trips or arrange a private tailor-made photography tour with us.
  • The weather is hot and humid and can change rapidly. It's those changes that bring the most epic shots, so expect to be standing in the rain waiting at times, we'll keep going whatever the weather!
  • Our days will be very long,  as we need to rise very early (about 3:30-4am) in order to be in the best position for the blue hour. So we'll need to build in 2-3 hours rest for lunch, sleep, importing cards during the middle of the day.
  • We pack a lot in, change hotels a lot, all to maximize your time and ensure you get to see the best places, which can be tiring. We pick comfortable family hotels or small charming boutiques with kitchens open late when possible.
  • You'll need to be a team player and able to be flexible and adapt to changes and remember this is not a private tailor-made 1-1 trip which you control, which we do offer if you specific requests and prefer to be gudied solo.

Tour Map

Includes

Meals

All set breakfasts provided by the hotel and Chinese shared family style lunches

Transport

Comfortable ground transport, rafts, and cars once the tour starts.
A free private arrival and departure airport transfer is included for early-bird bookings. 

Accomodation

Hotel for 6 nights - Guilin City Area, Yangshuo, Longji Rice Terrace ( 2 different villages)

Activities & Experiences S

  • Sunrise Cormorant Fishermen Photography Session - Blue Hour to Sunrise
  • Sunset Cormorant Fishermen Photography Session
  • Portaits and Environmental Portaits around the fishermen's homes
  • Dramatic mountain top sunrise location
  • Optional remote mountain top sunrise (very early start and a strenious 1 hour hike up continuous steps and exposed laders) or a rest morning for those not joining us.
  • Tribal portraits with both the Yao and Zhuang tribal people groups.
  • Sunrise at the top of the most dramatic sunrise location in the rice terraces
  • We will visit all 3 villages of the rice terraces, Dazhai, Zhuang and Pingan.
  • Our epic sunset location we put on the map, taking Trey Radcliff.
  • Punted bamboo raft with seats and an umbrella during the flat light down the picturess Yulong River
  • Cooking class during the flat light is included for those who want to learn to cook and eat 2-3 awesome dishes
  • Motor raft (covered with seats) down most dramtic Li River scenary, avoiding the longer tourist cruise which has flatter underwhemling sections of the river.
  • The Dragons backbone scenery, and the highly detailed sections of the 7 Star Half Moon scenery.

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Dates & Prices

APRIL

12-14 April 2019
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12-14 April 2019
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12-14 April 2019
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12-14 April 2019
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Pricing Information

All prices are per person.
Our advertised prices may go up due to exchange rates changes and other factors.
Book today to lock today's prices and get our early-bird rate.

  • Price above and on all group tours are per person.
  • Published prices (prior to booking) may go up due to exchange rate fluctuations and other factors.
  • Early-bird offers are limited to just 4 places and must be booked in advance before the date shown. Once 4 people have booked the standard price is offered no mater how early a trip is booked.
  • Trips places are offered first to past clients, subscribers second, and released on our website third.
  • Balance payments are charged in GBP at a middle exchange rate on the date we raise the invoice, typically 60 days prior to the trip.