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I am 62 years old and a serious amateur photographer and have travelled the world exploring and taking photos for more than 40 years. I have been with tour companies that are good and some that are not so good. Guilin Photography Tours is hands down the best organized, most helpful and best I have ever experienced.

Mia and Andy lined up everything that I asked for, and then some. Our guide was Jessica. All I can say is WOW. She speaks English like a US citizen, organized, polite, excellent facilitator with locals asking for permission to photograph and smiles all the time!

They arranged visits to local fishermen’s homes, set up sunrise and sunset shoots and best of all they did this with real fishermen. Most fishermen are there to model for tourists but there are about 5 living true fishermen and they can arrange everything. The oldest fishermen is 82.

They also can take you to the viewpoints overlooking the Li River and the limestone hills. They know which place to go when because the sun changes angles at sunset/sunrise as the seasons change and they get it right.

I was not here at the right time for the rice terraces north of Guilin, but my plans are to return and use them again.

I cannot brag on these folks enough and no, I am not related to them nor on their payroll!

Reviewed 22 February 2017