5-Day Guilin & Yangshuo Professional Photography Tour


This is a professional and in-depth photography tour, composing with the great natural wonders of Li River and typical photo material by the authentic ancient architectures and countryside scenery that strong recommendation by the local senior photographer, who has many years’ photography experience and confidents about the best shooting routs in this area. Note: The Li River Cruise Tour is fully booked during Chinese National Holiday from Oct 1, 2017 to Oct 8, 2017, please choose another travel date if you want to take this tour.


  • Xianggong Mountain
  • Fuli Bridge
  • Langzi Ancient village
  • Admire the Moon Hill in the distance
  • Xingping
  • Laozhai Hill

Tour Details

Day 1Guilin Arrival

Arrive in Guilin, meet your guide in Guilin Liangjiang International Airport upon arrival, and then take you to your Guilin hotel.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Shangri La Hotel Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 2Yangshuo

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby at appointment time in the early morning, and then transfer to Xianggong Hill,which is a "must-see" of the great setting for professional photography taking the best angle of Li River and Karst formation mountains. Lots of photographers vying there in the early morning for best angles, your tour will star early at 3:00am and takes 1 1/2 hours drive to get there, Xianggong Hill is 50 meters high and will takes 20 minutes for climb up. Lunch arrange in the local restaurant in Baisha Village. Afternoon head to another shooting spot - Fuli Bridge, ocated in Baisha town, 50km away from Yangshuo, it is ancient bridges on Yulong River with more than 500 hundred years, pave by green moss and plants surround by karst peaks. In the late afternoon, takes 15 minutes driver from Yangshuo head for Gongnong Bridge to catch the view of sunset on between towering peaks aside Yulong River. Hopefully be in the good weather. Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Yangshuo food
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel    |  Yangshuo Mountain Retreat   |  Yangshuo Village Inn 
Day 3Yangshuo

Today we arrange photography in Xingping, you will get up early to catch the sunrise moment on Laozhai Hill, lying within Xingping Ancient Town, Climbing to the top of the mountain gives a wonderful view of Li River and the painted peaks surrounding. It’s a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset. A bamboo fishing boat with fishermen and their cormorant birds will be arranged as an element of photographic material in Li River. After get down from Laozai Hill, your guide will show you around Xingping Ancient Town with the rows of double story brick house, and the street pave by slate are in well-preserve since the town has almost 500 years history. Lunch will be arranged in a local Chinese Restaurant. Transfer back to Yangshuo hotel after tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Yangshuo food
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel    |  Yangshuo Mountain Retreat   |  Yangshuo Village Inn 
Day 4Longsheng

Start the trip at 8am for 3 hours drive to Longji Terraced Field, the place feature by minority group with vibrant culture, wearing traditional costumes’ Zhuang and Yao people, undulating rice terraces and shooting the view from that perspective. Stay overnight in Longji Ping'an Village. Best time to go: September and early October. See the golden rice terraced in the time of harvest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Longsheng food
  • Hotels: Longsheng Li An Lodge   |  Baike Hotel   |  Longji Terrace Ping'an Hotel (Qixing Banyue Viewing Desk) 
Day 5Guilin Departure

If the weather clear enough, start the trip early for the sunrise view on the top of the terraced, that would be fantastic. Then transfer from Longji to Guilin Liangjian International Airport to board your onward flight. Thank you for choosing Guilinchina.

  • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with Daily Western & Chinese Buffet Breakfasts
  • Meals in Local Restaurant as Mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets Toenter or Leave China
  • Domestic transportation
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your own group only.
  • When on the tour, your tour guide and the driver can shorten or lengthen your time as your energy levels permitted.
  • Once you make an inquiry, you will get the specific reply from one of our travel advisors within 24 hours without service fee.
  • You can ask the travel advisor to tailor-make your own Guilin or even China trip based on this itinerary.
  • We can also arrange tours in other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and add them to this itinerary.
  • You will stop at a shop but absolutely no forced shopping.

Itinerary Plus

Xianggong Mountain

Xianggong Mountain

Located at the bend of Li River, famed as the best place to frame with the Karsts mountain scene, the 20 minutes’ walk up to the highest point by stone steps, a picture of mesmerizing landscape will be vivid appear in front of you. This off-the beaten trial is highly recommended by local professional photographer, if your physical permit, why not go up to capture the best moments.

Yao Lady’s Family

A Local Yao Lady’s Family Visit

Oil tea, Chinese name it Youcha, is a feature food of Yao Minority in Guilin, and now popular among locals, it can remove the body moisture and good for prevent rheumatism in the humid mountain area, on the way up to the terrace field, our guide will take you to visit a local Yao lady’s family, she will show us how to make oil tea and treat us lunch there.

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can choose other favorite dishes at the lunch.

Daxu Ancient Town

Explore Daxu Ancient Town with Local Scholar

Daxu ancient town, which has been a glory trade market in the past decade, it owns the biggest water transportation hub in Guilin. We invited a local scholar to show you around, give a brief lecture of the interesting story behind the town, visit the last and the only Chinese traditional pharmacy in town that still using traditional way for treatment! Also you get a chance to visit one of the local families and talk to the locals.

Helicopter Flight on Li River

Helicopter Flight on Li River

You will catch a bird’s eye view of karsts formation scenery along Li River by taking a helicopter flight; you have 4 flight route options base on your interest, just ask your travel consultants.

Yangshuo Biking

Photography on Li River Sunset and Local Fisherman

This tour deserve to the photographer, for sunset on Li River with karsts mountain as background, a local fisherman seating on his bamboo boat with his cormorant birds, which are the fisherman’s pet and good at catching fish in the river. The fisherman will show naturally pose with different postures. Your guide will help you to get the best composition of photos as possible.

from US $909 p/p

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