China – Guilin Photo Tour

Guilin Photo Tour


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Some photographers are all for that surrealistic subject in their photographs – that “too good to be true” kind of scenery and view. However, finding a setting that has the sight you are looking for is not easy. Some even travel half the world and go the extra distance just to find the view that can give them the best shots. Well, fortunately, you don’t have to wonder where you will possibly find it. Through this Guilin Photo Tour, we will bring you to that picturesque sight you are looking for.

Renown Majestic Guilin Landscape

Guilin, China is one of the world’s most beautiful places. The world knows it for its iconic and unique Karst Mountains. Its idyllic scenery draws millions of tourists from near and far every year. Located in Southern China, the picturesque city sits on the banks of the Lijiang River.

Quieter Yangshuo is a little farther downstream, set against a stunning backdrop of emerald limestone karsts. We can see both the classic sunrise and sunset in this location. Aside from the breathtaking landscape featured by hundreds of Karst Mountains, you can also do portrait shots with the fishermen who are always picture-perfect. You get to see them in action, barefooted while doing their work. You will surely be amazed at how the views look like something taken out straight from a painting.

Suppose you are a person who likes the view of the mountains or the sea, no worries because this location has both. However, it is not like any other tour because here, you will also learn the history and experience their culture. So it is more than just a mere photo trip. Join the Guilin Photo Tour now, and let’s wander around Guilin, China, and fill our sights with the best views.

UNUSUAL EXPEDITION’s trips are well known for accomplishing a lot in just a few days. We basically pack a lot of content with different themes in a single trip. In this five day Guilin Photo Tour, you will surely get all the photos you have long dreamed of.This workshop will be no different. Location shoots each day are dependent on daily weather and lighting conditions.



Upon arrival, we will proceed to Yangshuo. Tonight, we will visit one of the best shows in China – Impression Sanjie Liu, in a theatre that blends with the natural environment. This basically serves as a welcome performance in our Guilin Photo Tour. We will then check-in to our hotel and rest for the night.

Meals: (D)


DAY 2 to 4

We will spend the three days  in this location as the highlight of our Guilin Photo Trip. The following are the top tourist attractions and every photographer’s paradise in Yangshuo. After breakfast, we will proceed to Xingping to photograph the fisherman and cormorants, and other iconic scenes along the Li River.


Once, in ancient times, Xingping was the largest town along the Li River, and is 63 km (39 miles) from Guilin, China, and 25 km (15.5 miles) from Yangshuo, on the east bank of the river. A town is really a beautiful place, surrounded by enthralling scenery. Lying on the east bank of the Li River upstream from Yangshuo, the fishing village has a history dating back more than 500 years. Founded during the Ming Dynasty in 1506, this picturesque village is infused with typical Lingnan or southeastern Chinese provincial culture.

Forty-eight traditional residences have been remarkably well preserved throughout the years. Special features of these residences include blue brickwork, black tiles, sloping roofs, horse headwalls, cornices, and carved windows. The houses are classic examples of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynastic architecture. In our Guilin Photo Trip, we will explore these structures. Hence, if you are fond of architecture, you will surely enjoy it here.

The natural scenery in the area is eye-catching as well. A variety of mountains, including Liyu (carp), Jinwa (golden tile), Yuanbao, and Jiandao (sword and blade), stand aside as if they are bodyguards protecting this small village.

When traveling to the Yangshuo-Xingping area, you can actually experience the life of local fishermen by going fishing with them. Their fishing techniques are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. They use bamboo rafts instead of wooden boats, and they use cormorants to catch the fish. They do this by tying a noose around the bird’s long neck to prevent it from swallowing its catch. This will give us a glimpse of what their livelihood and everyday life look like. This is what makes our whole Guilin Photo Tour event memorable.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.

Meals: (B,L,D)



This is the last day of our Guilin Photo Tour. We will check out from the hotel in the early morning. Then, we will climb up Elephant Trunk Hill for a sunrise shoot. After breakfast, we will proceed back to Guilin for our flight back home. This concludes our Guilin Photo Tour. Hopefully, you’ve learned something, and you’ve applied these new knowledge in the shots you took and will take in the future.

Meals: (B)

(Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.)



Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Accommodation based on Twin Sharing

Tour guide

Entrance fees

Land transportation in destination

Group transfer to airport

All meals as stated in itinerary


Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Return International Air Ticket

Return Domestic Air Ticket (If Any)

Guide Tips – USD$15 per day

Driver Tips

Any Private Expenses

Room Service Expenses

Porter Services

Visa Fees (If Applicable)

Beverages / Alcohol Drinks during Meals

Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)

Photography Setup Fee (If applicable)


8th Nov 2020 – 18th Nov 2020


Twin Sharing with Same Gender, Single Room (With Additional Single Room Supplement)


These are the Terms and Conditions that will apply to your booking. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them.


You must pay us a non-refundable deposit of the amount stated in the Tour Description (the “Deposit”) at the time of booking. The Deposit is to be paid when the on-line booking form is filled up and submitted to us. If you are making a booking for a Tour which is scheduled to start in 4 weeks, you must pay us the full amount of the Tour Price.



Our receipt of the Deposit and the completed booking form does not mean that your booking is confirmed and accepted. It is only confirmed and accepted when we give you a written confirmation. This written confirmation will also contain details on regarding the payment of the balance of the Tour Price. However, if your booking is not accepted by us, we will refund the Deposit which you have paid to us.



If the balance of the Tour Price is not paid by the dated specified in the written confirmation referred to in Clause 2, your booking is deemed to be cancelled and we shall forfeit the Deposit.



We conduct various Tours from time to time. The price of each Tour will be specified on our website (“Tour Price”). However, sometimes, due to external factors beyond our control (e.g. increase in transport costs or food costs or external party’s fees or currency fluctuations), the Tour Price may increase even after you have booked for our Tours. Should there be any increase in the Tour Price after you have placed your booking with us, we will notify you of the increase. You have the option of either accepting the change in price or withdraw from the Tour. Should you withdraw from the Tour, we will refund the Deposit to you.



Unless otherwise stated, you will be allocated a twin room for twin occupancy. A limited number of single rooms are available at extra cost on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot guarantee its availability.



The Tour Price does not include the airfare and other transfer costs and arrangements. You are responsible for your own flight booking and the adverse consequences of flight cancellations and delay. However, if it is specified in the Tour Description that airport/hotel transfers are included in the Tour Price, such transfers are only included when the participants travel on the flights specified by us. Participants arriving or departing on different flights will be responsible for their own transfer costs and arrangements.



If you wish to cancel your booking, the following cancellation charges are applicable and payable to us:


– Cancellation 4 weeks or more before Departure/Starting date of Tour as stated in Booking Form: Forfeiture of the Deposit


– Cancellation 4 weeks before Departure/Starting date of Tour as stated in Booking Form: 100% of Tour Price



Each Tour that we plan to conduct provides for a minimum number of 10 participants before the Tour can proceed. If the minimum number of participants is not met, we will cancel the Tour.


We also reserve the right to cancel any Tour for any other reason.


However, rest assured that we will not cancel a Tour less than 4 weeks before Departure/Starting date of Tour as stated in Booking Form except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances beyond or outside our control.


If we cancel a Tour, you can either:


– Take a substitute Tour if we are able and willing to offer one. If the substitute Tour is lower in price to the one you had originally booked, we will pay you the difference in price. If the substitute Tour is higher in price, you must pay us the difference in price;




– Obtain from us a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. We are not responsible in any event for any expenses or losses that you may have incurred as a result of our cancellation such as visa, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.



If any government issues a travel advisory against non-essential travel due to any war or warlike event, Strike, Riot or Civil Commotion, disease outbreak or unsafe health conditions, impending natural disasters or any other events of similar nature to any country or place where the Tour will be or is held at, we reserve our right to cancel or cut short the Tour. In the event of our cancellation or cutting short the Tour, we will not provide any refund and you will make a claim on your travel insurance policy.


In the event that you intend to proceed or continue with the Tour, you agree that you will assume responsibility, indemnify and hold us, our affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, partners, local guides, Tour Leaders and Instructors (“the Indemnified Parties”) harmless at all times against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, expenses (including legal costs on a fully indemnified basis), losses (whether direct, indirect or inconsequential) and damages (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) whatsoever which the indemnified Parties may sustain, incur, suffer or pay arising out of or in connection with or pursuant to the continuation or proceeding of the Tour. You agree that you will also assume responsibility for your own travel arrangements including but not limited to flight tickets and accommodation and we will not be responsible for any travel delay or any loss, damage and expense arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the Tour.



You understand and acknowledge the nature of a Tour requires considerable flexibility and should allow for reasonable alterations by the Company. You agree that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities, mode of transport and other details listed in the Tour Description may be altered by the Company without prior notice due to local circumstances or events and any other reason whatsoever.



You must obtain travel insurance within 7 days upon booking the tour with a minimum medical coverage of SGD 250,000 covering the Tour duration and this insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. If requested by us, you must be able to provide proof of Insurance purchase and adequate coverage of the required amount. You are strongly recommended to obtain insurance coverage for any loss, damage and expense arising from, including but not limited to Tour cancellation, lost baggage or personal effects and flight cancellation. We are not liable to you for such loss, damage and expense. We are also not liable to you for any loss or additional expenses incurred by you due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, due to any delay or interruption to the travel services due to Act of God, unusually severe weather, acts of governments, acts of terrorism, hostilities between nations, civil disturbance, boycotts, lockouts, industrial action and labour dispute, strikes, wars, fire, floods, infectious diseases, epidemics or illness as well as travel restrictions due to such events.



It is your responsibility to obtain, prior to departure, the necessary travel documents including a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel through each destination point in the Tour, and all visa, permits and certificates (including medical certificates) required for the whole of the journey. You are solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by us regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is given in good faith but without responsibility on our part.



If you have any special requests including dietary restrictions, you should inform us of these at the time of the booking. We will advise the relevant supplier of your special requests, but we are not liable to you if these requests are not met.



Should you have a complaint during the course of the Tour, you must raise this complaint to the Tour leader at the earliest opportunity to allow him or her to address your complaint. If you fail to indicate your dissatisfaction during the Tour, your ability to claim compensation against us will be extinguished or reduced.



The Tour may be conducted by local guides at the destination country or Tour Leaders or Instructors engaged by us at our discretion dependent on the requirements of the Tour. Any local guides, Tour Leaders or Instructors and they are not our employees. While we endeavour to appoint reputable and competent local guides, Tour Leaders or instructors, we are not liable for the acts and omissions of these independent local guides, Tour Leaders or instructors which may result in loss, damage and expense to you.



The Contract and these Terms and Conditions are subject to Singapore law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts.



During the Tour images, photos and/or videos may be taken by our employees and/or other Tour participants that may contain you in part or in whole. You agree and understand that these images, photos and/videos may be reproduced by us in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.



These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us, relating to the subject matter herein. There is no verbal or written representation, warranty, prior agreement other than as expressed herein.


(Last Updated 1st Jan 2020)

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