Guilin Photography Tour (Join-in Group Tours)

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

6 Days

Style

Photo Tour

Tour Reviews

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2019 GUILIN PHOTO TOUR GROUPS

Join our founders Andy & Mia together on this epic group 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.

Why you'll love it

  • 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 of 8 and a photographer leader that speak Chinese and know the fishermen and locals personally mean we can better access homes and have the time and space to help you take beautiful shots.

Guilin Photos

Be inspired by our images of Guilin China.

Itinerary

  • Guilin

    Day 1

  • Yangshuo

    Day  2-4

  • Longji

    Day 4-6

  • Guilin

    Day 7

Is this trip for you?

  • You'll need the physical ability to hike up 800-1200 continuous steps in the heat.
  • We've picked friendly local 4-star boutiques with outstanding reviews, to be able to offer this trip at an exceptional value to a wider audience. If you prefer large hotels or 5-star hotels consider our signature trips or arrange a private tailor-made photography tour with us.
  • The weather in Guilin 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 and travel into the mountains. So we'll build in 2-3 hours rest for lunch, sleep, importing and backing up during the flat light.
  • We pack a lot in, change hotels a lot, all to maximize your time and ensure you get to see the best places, but that can be tiring. We pick comfortable family hotels or small charming boutiques. A priority is selecting hotels with kitchens open late.
  • 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, should you have specific requests/focuses and would prefer to be guided one to one. We need to consider the wider group needs before individuals specific requests.
GUILIN PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
PRO FOCUS

Watch Nick Page's video story on his experience with us >

Nick Page is a US landscape photographer and popular YouTuber & Podcaster who lead a workshop in Guilin with us. After his trip Nick surprised us with this awesome video, taking you on a journey, walking you through his experience in Guilin with us.

 

Includes

Meals

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+ Hotel set breakfasts provided by the hotel
+ Chinese family style meal for lunch, a selection of various dishes ordered by our guide.

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- We decided to not include evening meals as this gives you space to have western choices when you prefer, at some hotels. Evening meals can be ordered and paid by clients themselves. One person can usually eat a nice Chinese meal for less than 10 dollars. The boutique hotels we select offer safer and better food at similar prices to outside Chinese restaurants. Some hotels have their own organic gardens and our clients report it's some of the best food they have had in China.  Returning late each night this works well for our clients, as some eat little, some prefer western options and some love local choices.

Transport

Comfortable ground transport, rafts, and cars once the tour starts.
A free private arrival & departure airport transfer car is included for early-bird bookings. 
Saving $120 to Yangshuo or $60 to Guilin return.

Accomodation

Hotels for 6 nights - Guilin City Area, Yangshuo, Longji Rice Terrace

Activities & Experiences

  • Sunrise Cormorant Fishermen Photography Session - Blue Hour to Sunrise
  • Sunset Cormorant Fishermen Photography Session into the Blue Hour
  • Portraits and Environmental Portraits around the fishermen's homes
  • Dramatic mountaintop sunrise location
  • Optional remote mountaintop sunrise (very early start and a strenuous 1-hour hike up continuous steps and exposed ladders) 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.
  • The epic new sunset location we put on the map, taking Trey Radcliff.
  • Punted bamboo raft with seats and an umbrella during the flat light down the pictures 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 dramatic Li River scenery, avoiding the longer tourist cruise which has flatter underwhelming 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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MAY

12-14 April 2019
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SEP

12-14 April 2019
GOLDEN FIELDS

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OCT

12-14 April 2019
HARVEST TIME

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All prices are per person.
Our advertised price on this page may increase due to exchange rates changes and other factors.
Book today to lock-in today's price and get this early-bird rate.

  • Published prices, prior to booking, may increase due to exchange rate fluctuations and other factors.
  • Early-bird offers are limited to the first 4 places booked before the date shown. Once 4 people have booked the standard price is offered no matter how early a trip is booked.
  • Trips places are offered first to past clients, second to subscribers, and released last on our website.
  • Balance payments are due typically 60 days prior to the trip. If paid by card we make the charge to your credit card in GBP. If paying by bank transfer we use Transferwise or have accounts in various currencies in London. 

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