Guilin: Landscapes, Fishermen + Rice Terraces

A photographic trip of all best spots in Yangshuo and Longji.
6 Days, 5 Nights

This 6 days Guilin photography workshop offers you the best photography sessions at the best times of year. 

You can probably capture seas of clouds, mist-shrouded mountain peaks, sunrise over flooded rice terraces, long-haired minority women walking in rice paddies, a buffalo farmer on an ancient bridge, old people sitting in front of their wooden houses, and cormorant fishermen casting their nets against the charming sunset.

Guilin 2022
$1,600 USD Per Person

Experience the cormorant fishermen's life from dawn to dusk in ​ Yangshuo, farmers crossing the bridge with his buffalos in a peaceful village, following the minority people's steps on rice terraces and capture the spectacular landscapes.

Dates Availability
May 23-28, 2022
October 10-15, 2022

Itinerary Details

Guilin arrival, and stay overnight in downtown. Enjoy the nightlife of city lakes.


What's included?
  • English-speaking expert photographer guiding
  • All transportation in the itinerary
  • Accommodation (comfort or boutique) for 6 nights
  • Personal processing instructions
  • Fresh Coffee if outdoor in early morning
What's not included?
  • Flight/train to Guilin
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport/train station pick up and transfer
  • Tips for the guide and driver if satisfied
How many people in my group?

Max. number of participants: 6; Min. number: 3.

What's the accommodation situation?
  • Accommodation is provided in local best hotels and based on 2-people per room.
  • Price per participant – USD $1800 single occupancy | USD $1600 for shared occupancy
What gears should I bring?

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.

Booking Policy
  • 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.
Instructor: Mercier Zeng

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.

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