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NZCFS Photographers China Tour – April 2012

23 Days in China.

This tour, with iconic scenery and cultures, is filling fast.

The specially selected destinations offer amazing photographic opportunities to spend time in a range of different environments, from terraced hillsides and minority villages to modern cityscapes; from peaceful scenic landscapes to the bustle of daily life; a broad offering of old and new.  (Itinerary subject to minor changes.) 

Our visit includes:
• Guilin landscapes and minority peoples
• “Old” Phoenix town—Fenghuang
• Scenic Huangshan and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
• Shanghai, cityscapes of contrast
(See below for full draft itinerary).

Fully escorted. 
Judy Livingstone, Past President of the Christchurch Branch and a keen photographer, will be leading this tour.

All inclusive Price $6990 (estimated, subject to currency exchange, excludes Chinese visa and insurances) 4 star twin share accommodation where available.
Suitable for amateur and professional photographers .

April 5 to April 27 in China (Final itinerary and dates to be confirmed).

For further enquiry contact:
Ann White
03 614 8944
[email protected]

Download a PDF of the photographers tour flyer#5 


Day 1  Depart NZ

Day 2  Arrive Guilin, rest, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, stay in Guilin

Day 3  Excursion to Jiangtou village, back in Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, night market, Guilin

Lijiang River, Guilin

Day 4  The famed Li river to Yangshuo, relax, spectacular evening show on water “Impressions of Liu Sanjie” produced by Zhang Yimou in Yangshuo

Day 5  Explore the scenery and villages by bike, taking in Moon Hill and Yulong River, for extraordinary photo shots Yangshuo

Day 6  Excursions to Fuli and Xingping villages, Yangshuo, cameras at the ready

Day 7  Travel from Yangshuo to Dragon –Back Ridge, stay in Yao village of Longji

Day 8  Spend the day walking the tracks and photographing in the villages, Longji

Day 9  Travel back to Guilin. On the way visit Xing’an and the Qin dynasty style “Water Street” , Guilin

Day 10 Extra excursions around Guilin area

Day 11 By bus to Liuzhou to board an overnight train to Hunan

Day 12 Continue to Fenghuang for breakfast, and have a tour of the ancient town, with free time to wander around, Fenghuang

Day 13 Take a river tour, and further photography time to wander in the town and countryside, Fenghuang

Day 14 To Zhangjiajie, calling in to several picturesque villages on the way, Zhangjiajie

Day 15 Explore the scenic reserve and forest park, take a boat trip on Baofeng Lake, Zhangjiajie. Shutter bugs delight.

Day 16 Explore deeper into this fascinating landscape, and later fly to Nanjing


Day 17 By bus to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) take the cable car up and walk through the pathways to your hotel on the mountain, Huangshan

Day 18 Further explore the mountain peaks, with plenty of time to wander freely, spend a second night on the mountain, Huangshan

Day 19 Descend by cable car and explore the ancient village of Tunxi at the base of Huangshan

Day 20 By bus to Hangzhou, and a city tour, wander beside West Lake, Hangzhou

Day 21 Wander the shores of West Lake, visit Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou


Day 22 By bus to Shanghai, visit the people’s square, art gallery, Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Day 23 The old quarters and Yu Gardens, Jade Buddha Temple, Pudong: the old and new of Shanghai

Day 24 Light activities before catching a flight to your international connection and return to NZ. Spend the night on the plane.

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