China Endangered Wildlife: Golden Monkey and More
Photographing China rare wildilfe: golden monkeys, Crested Ibis, Takins and Giant Pandas; experiencing the unique cave dwelling life, and northern Chinese culture.
With the aim of photographing rare Chinese wildilfe - 'BIG 4' of Qinling Mountains.
Experience the culture and people's life of Shaanxi and Shanxi.
'BIG 4' are golden monkeys, giant pandas, Asian crested Ibis and takins.
Stay in Taiyuan this day.
Welcoming dinner together. The leader will introduce the photo trip at night in the hotel.
- English-speaking expert photographer guiding
- All transportation in the itinerary
- Accommodation (comfort or boutique) for 7 nights
- Personal processing instructions
- Fresh Coffee if outdoor in early morning
- Travel Insurrance
- Flight/train to Taiyuan
- Personal expense
- All meals (lunch and dinner)
- Tips for the guide and driver if satisfied
Max. number of participants: 8; Min. number: 4.
- Accommodation is provided in local best hotels and based on 2-people per room.
- Price per participant – USD $3000 single occupancy | USD $2700 for shared occupancy
Two cameras will be very helpful, it will save your time to change the lenses. Better to have one full frame body with regular lens, and one half frame for zoom lens.
For sunrise, 24-70 and 70-200 are needed; at sunset, 70-200 is more useful.
Besides, if would be great if you have a primary lens with big aperture (1.4 or 1.8) for low light indoor photography.
Tripod is very necessary of course. We prepare at least 2 tripods for backup, you can bring your ball head only and use it on our tripod if concerning about the weight of your luggages.
I don't think you will use polarizer filters or ND filters in Xiapu.
Besides, it will be great if you can bring a mini tripod for your mobile phone, lots of opportunities to film time-lapse when tide coming.
- Deposit: a USD 300 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.
- Full Payment: is required 40 days prior to the tour starts and is accepted by PayPal.
- Refund Policy:
- a full refund if you could find a replacement.
- there will be a 50% refund of balance payment on cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the scheduled date of departure
- a 25% refund between 30 and 15 days prior date of departure
- a 10% refund on cancellations made less than 15 days of departure
- Initial deposit will be retained.
Mercier Zeng designed this itinerary based on years of experience. He will guide the workshop himself.
Mercier has guided 300+ photographers from all over the world, and received over 100 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Some photographers traveled with him in Guilin as many as 3 times, or even 5 times. Since 2014, he has been helping beginners and pros to take portfolio shots.
Mercier has traveled to many photography destinations overseas, like Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, and New Zealand, to research photographers' needs.