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Home >> China Tours >> China Photography Tours >> Eight Day Photo Trip Package Travel To Peking, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
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Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Beijing Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace, Beijing
the Great Wall of China at Jinshanling section
Jinshanling section
Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Li river
Li River, Guilin
Li river
Li River, Guilin
Shanghai The bund
The bund
The Bund
The Bund, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

8 Days China Photography Tour: Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai

Destinations: Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNPTO_01

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at Beijing airport or railway station. Our English-speaking tour guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport after you clear the customs, and then transfer you to your hotel for checking in. The rest of the day is flexible for your for a rest.
Day 02

Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up early and drive to the Tiananmen Square for photo shooting, sujects: Tiananmen Square flag-raising, sunrise at Tiananmen Square. Then take photo shooting at the Forbidden City.

Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen was the front gate of Forbidden City - the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Measuring 880 meters in length and 500 meters in width, Tian'anmen Square is located in the center of Beijing; military parade takes place here on China's National Day.
Forbidden City: The Forbidden City China is a symbol of oriental culture, Established on the basis of the Imperial PaLace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. One cannot be counted as having visited China if he or she has never visited the Forbidden City of China.

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 03

Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
06:00-06:30 Our Guide will pick you up from your hotel. Drive to Jinshanling Great Wall which is 150km from Beijing, get there around 10:30am and start photo shooting. Hike along the Great Wall for more photo opportunities. Late afternoon, drive back to Beijing.

Jinshanling Great Wall: At an elevation of 2100 feet, this section of Great Wall was built on steep mountains. There are fewer tourists but grander views. The Jinshanling Great Wall hasn't been repaired for over 500 years; you will find that most sections are what we call the "Wild Wall". If you are interested in an adventurous experience of the Great Wall, the best choice is Jinshanling!

Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

Day 04

Beijing - Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Shoot the Temple of Heaven in the morning, then go to Hutongs and focus on local people's daily life. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin.

Temple of Heaven: Situadet in the South-Eastern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is the largest still existing sacrificial temple in China. It was used as the site for imperial sacrifices during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was here that the emperor conducted the elaborate and most exalted sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the heavens blessings and good harvest.

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven


Day 05

Guilin - Li River Xingping (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up early and drive 1 hour to Xianggongshan, take photos of sunrise on Li River on the top of Xianggongshan Mountain. Then, explore the Stone Village at the hillside of Mt. Xianggongshan. After that, go to Xingping Town, the scenery around Xingping is considered the most beautiful part in Guilin and Yangshuo. Catch the Li River sunset photoshoot at Xingping, shoot fisherman on bamboo raft, cormorants and fishiling lights. Stay in Xingping tonight.

Li River: Also called Lijiang River, it flows 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo, winding between green karst hills and lush green fields. Cruising down the river, you will encounter poetic rural landscapes with rolling mountains, steep cliffs, fishing boats, wild birds, water buffalos, quiet villages, graceful bamboo groves, and breathtaking views of fantastic peaks.

Li River, Xingping
Li River, Xingping

fisherman on bamboo raft
fisherman on bamboo raft

Day 06 Xingping - Yangshuo (Breakfast + Lunch)
Start your photo tour with the sunrise on Li River at Huangbutan (Yellow Cloth Shoal) near Xingping. Then drive to Yangshuo. Take photo shooting on Yulong River, countryside and in Yangshuo west street.

Huangbutan (Yellow Cloth Shoal)
Huangbutan (Yellow Cloth Shoal)

Yangshuo countryside
Yangshuo countryside

Yulong River
Yulong River

Day 07

Yangshuo - Shanghai (Breakfast + Lunch)
Free in the morning. After lunch, transfer to Guilin airport for flight to Shanghai. Pick up at Shanghai airport and transfer to hotel. Have a stroll over the Bund where you will find shooting opportunities.

The Bund: As the architectural symbol of Shanghai, the Bund is on the west bank of Huangpu River and winds one kilometer. The name "the Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning literally "muddy embankment". To the west of the Bund, there are 52 magnificent buildings standing in different styles: Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance, Classic and the combination of Eastern and Western style, most of them were erected before 1937.

the Bund
the Bund

the Bund
the Bund

Day 08

Departure (Breakfast)
If time permits, visit the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street Shikumen area and the former French Concession. Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

Yuyuan Garden: As the most famous classical garden in Shanghai, Yuyuan is located to the northeast of the old town, not far from The Bund. It was built from 1559 to 1577 during the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden is expressing the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Former French Concession: It is once designated for the French from 1849 to 1946, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting architecture built with French and Belgian venture investments and showing mixed Chinese-European styles. Today, the area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China.

2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfort
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
Bravo Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Yangshuo West Street Hotel
West Street Hotel
Lisa Hotel
Shanghai Renaissance Yuyuan
Galaxy Hotel
Holiday Inn Express

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below, so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are childre, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested in, each tour has a code, you can find it above;
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
6. We specialize in customizing or tailor making tour package to make it do exactly what you want, if you have any request, please let us know.


4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.


5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

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