PhotoTour to Guilin is our 1st event of the Meet Up Group and it's fully booked immediately.
Date: 17th - 20th June, 2011 (4 days)
Don't disappointed, I believe another tour is coming...
We are joining Bart Batsleer, a photo guide specializing in photo tours of Guilin. The Tour is thoroughly backed up by local notable Guilin photographers all of whom have close intimacy within local culture and decade of photographing experience in the fields.
He assists us to achieve our photographic goals coz he knows the area inside out with 100% well known local photographers, guides, villagers, porters and representatives who all receive FAIR wages for the job.
We are looking for the photographic positions that tourists rarely travelled as well as some of the extraordinary unique life experiences that I am dreaming of the surreal land of Guilin.
The tour agenda as per my email attached file sent to the joined list a while ago and list highlight as below.
Day 1 - 17th June 2011
Pick up at the Guilin airport around 19.40 (flight ZC3032)
One and a half hour drive to the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, prime location just on the bank of the same river.
Check-in and dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 - 18th June 2011
Leave at 5 for a sunrise in the fields
7.30: breakfast in the hotel
8.30: go to a colourful local market 10.00: visit the forgotten village of Langzi
12.00: lunch in the Luna restaurant facing Moon Hill Noon break in the hotel
14.30 drive to Xingping, shoot countryside pics on the way (1 hour drive normally)
16.30: early dinner in Xingping
17.30: the cormorant fishermen and fishing lights around sunset.
19.30: leave from Xingping for the 21.00 evening sound- and lightshow Liu San Jie, spectacle directed by Zhang Yimou, photographer himself.
Back to the hotel
Day 3 - 19th June 2011
Leave around 4 to the Li river. Bus for an hour and float down the Li river on bamboo rafts to hopefully get this kind of sunrise
Float on to the old town of Xingping where we have breakfast around 8 and you can take pics in the morning light.
10.00: 4-hour drive to the rice terraces (on the way pick up luggage in the hotel)
14.30: arrival down in Pingan village; half an hour slow climb to the hostel; porters available; then check in in the cosyLongji One Hostel.
15.30: shots inside the village of Pingan
16.30: half an hour climb to viewpoint 1 where we will take sunset shots
Bring torches for on the way down.
Day 4 - 20th June 2011
Leave (if you like) at 5.00 for a half hour climb to the sunrise shot at the (main) viewpoint 2. We will stroll around here for about two hours, also trying to get into the fields (though most of the rice planting will probably be finished by then).
8.00: breakfast in Pingan
8.30: more pics in and around the village; opportunities for portraits.
Lunch at 11.00.
11.30: walk down followed by a two hour plus ride to the airport of Guilin
Arrival airport before 14.30
16.00: fly back to Hong Kong (CZ3031)
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