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).
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:
03 614 8944
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
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.