A fabulous photo tour concentrating on the area around the unbelievably beautiful and atmospheric Li River in the Guilin/Yangshuo area of China. We start the tour in Guilin (which means ‘forest of sweet osmanthus’) in the Guanxi Province of China. After an evening briefing and meal, and a good night’s sleep, we set off to Longji to photograph the incredible terrassed rice fields, with their scuplted curved banks set in misty valleys. We then head back towards Guilin and follow the magical Li River to the mystical and incredible Yangshuo, our home for the next 4 nights. Yangshuo, nestled in a valley surrounded by the wonderfully shaped karst mountains, the Li River winding through the landscape like a serpent. Over the next few days we will shoot at dawn and dusk, the river itself with the backdrop of the mountains through the mist - the famous cormorant fishermen as they work, water buffalo paddling in the shallows, riverside villages and temples. Our hotel is situated right on the banks of the river - open your bedroom window and there in front of you is a landscape that many have said is the most beautiful in the world. Peace, tranquility, ancient ways. There will also of course be time for discussing editing, and Jonathan be on hand at all times to help with composition and exposure when needed. A truly memorable journey.
Arrival Date Saturday 7th June
Departure Date Friday 13th June
Destiantion Airport Guilin, China
Included: Prices include all accommodation, meals,soft drinks, transport during the tour, tuition and guidance.Excluded: Prices do not include flights, alcoholic drinks, entrance fees to any tourist places not included in the itinerary.
1 Drop – Minimum level of fitness, light walking, possibly some sand or grass over short distances.
2 Drops – Average level of general fitness, some longer walks, possibly hills and slopes.
3 Drops – Average to good level of general fitness, possible short to medium hikes, hills and slopes.