Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
Day 1: Arrive Beijing (/)
Arrive in Beijing, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Free the rest of the day for you to recover from jet-leg.
Day 2: Beijing photo tour (/)
Our early morning Beijing photo-shoot will take place at the Tiananmen Square, main photo shooting subjects: Tiananmen Square flag-raising ceremony and sunrise photo shoot at Tiananmen Square. Later the next is devoted to photo shooting at the Forbidden City.
Day 3: Beijing Great Wall photo tour (/)
Jinshanling Great Wall photo tour is the most important Beijing photo tour destination. We will get up early to take the sunrise photo shoot on the magnificent Jinshanling Great Wall. After that, we will hike along the Great Wall for some more photo opportunities. Late afternoon, drive back to Beijing.
Day 4: Beijing Hutong photo tour (/)
This morning we will focus on photo shooting of the Hutongs in Beijing. After that take flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our guide. Stay overnight in Kunming.
Day 5: Kunming photo tour (/)
Join us today for a whole day photo tour to the Stone Forest. Those magnificent stone masterpieces, various strange and steep intricate formations, and countless labyrinthine vistas make Stone Forest (Shi Lin in Chinese) worthy of the fame as the 'First Wonder of the World'. And there goes a local saying: 'It is a waste of time without being in the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming'.
Day 6: Kunming-Dali photo tour (/)
This morning you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Dali. Upon arriving in Dali, your tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest time in the morning will be your own. After lunch, we set out to visit a typical sight of Dali-the Three Pagoda Temple. As its name implies, Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle. This is unique in China. And they are one of the most significant and majestic wonders in Dali and look magnificent.
Then we continue to visit Dali ancient Town. Traditional Bai ethnic minority folk houses can be seen everywhere, which give us a different feeling from any other Chinese city. Besides the Bai ethnic minority traditional folk houses, we would be impressed while walking on the cobble-paved streets. The grey-green roof tiles, peculiar workshops, temples, schools and churches with an antique flavor would be a valuable part of our memory. Enjoy a free walk to take some photos.
Stay overnight in Dali Old Town.
Day 7: Dali-Lijiang photo tour (/)
This morning we depart for Lijiang by private car, van or bus. It is roughly a 3.5 hours drive. The beautiful scenery on the way will surely give you some special feeling, and we may stop on the way for you to relax and take some photos. You will arrive in Lijiang before dinner time. Stay overnight in Lijiang.
Day 8: Lijiang photo tour (/)
Lijiang is one of the best preserved old towns in China and has fantastic opportunities for photos of alleys, traditional Chinese architecture, and snow capped mountains. In the morning walk around the old town in the quiet of the early morning to experience and photograph the town as it was in years gone by. Then we will go to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. With skyscraping snow-capped peaks and its imposing body, it reflects in the interlaced rivers flowing under the old town, composing a fabulous picture. Viewed from afar, the snow-capped range resembles a silver dragon with snow curling up its middle. We take cables to climb the mountain and be intoxicated in the picturesque scenery.
Day 9: Lijiang-Kunming-Guilin, Guilin evening photo tour (/)
Take a morning flight back to Kunming, and another flight from Kunming to Guilin. The evening Guilin photo tour will focus on the ancient city moat of Guilin, which is now called the 2 rivers and 4 lakes scenic area in down town Guilin. Stay overnight in Guilin.
Day 10 Li River Photo tour (/)
You will get up early in the morning, and go to Yangdi village where a bamboo raft or a small boat will wait for you. The raft or the boat, together with the fisherman and his cormorant birds, fishing net and lamp will be your photo tour model and props today. Then you will start you Li River photo tour for sunrise photo shooting. Needless to say, the sunrise on the Li River is a very charming scene. But if the weather is not good, or even if it is a stormy day, the fishing light, or a solitary fisherman, and his fishing birds will give you a lot inspirations and photo shooting subjects.
After sunrise photo shooting at Langshi village or Yellow Cloth Shoal, you will continue your day time photo tour along Li River. And you can go to Xingping Ancient Town and take pictures there. We suggest you to stay in a hostel at Yellow Cloth Shoal or the Mural Hill. There are quite a lot evening Li River photo shooting subjects there.
Day 11 Yangshuo photo tour (/)
Today you will go to Yangshuo in the morning. The Yulong River Bridget near Baisha town and the scenery around are very famous photo shooting places of Yangshuo photo tour. After that you will be transfered to Guilin airport and depart for your next destination.