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9 Days Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo,Zhangjiajie Tour
You will enjoy this tour because:

• Discover the top natural beauty in China.

• Watch the cormorants catching fish on Li River.

• Explore the beauty of Li River by the bamboo rafting.

• The chance to photography the incredible sunrise, sunset over the rice terrace, Li River as well as stone forest landform.

• Selected comfortable and clean hotels in the trip.

• 7X24 hours private travel consultant service.

The highlights of Fairyland Photography Tour

Price Details

-For the photography tour, we will send you the quotation based on your travel date and group size. Please inquiry with our travel expert before you make the booking. Thanks in advance.
Remark
* For the hotels, the facilities of the hotel/guest house in Dazhai, Xingping and upon the mountain in Zhangjiajie Geopark is very limited and basic. But we will try to find the local clean hotel/guest house for you.
* For the sunrise and sunset during the trip, it is totally up to the weather condition. We can’t promise you will definitely take the photos with sunrise or sunset view. For the two destinations(Guilin and Zhangjiajie), the best time to take photos is September and October (Recommended period: Sep 20-Sep 29.). The Spring (April and May) is good season to photography the natural beaty with rain, cloud sea, fog etc which looks like the Chinese traditional painting.
* For the guide service, it mainly indicates the job including the guidiance for the direction, tour arrangement, assisitance with the check-in and check-out, translation in the necessary occasion.The guide might not offer you the professional assistance/advice on photographing.But the guide will assist with you to do the photography.
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Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrival at Guilin

Meals: null

Accommodation:

Guilin Bravo Hotel **** or similar

Welcome to visit China, one of the TOP 4 civilized countries in the the world, which features the 5000-year-old history, splendid culture, numerous historical heritages as well as the gorgeous natural view. We specially select 2 destinations which are off the beaten track and away from the noisy town for you to explore the top natural beaty in China.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Guilin. The rest of the day, relax at your hotel and prepare for your exploration trip.

Dazhai Rice Terrace
Day 2 Guilin Longsheng Dazhai

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Local guest house in Dazhai

It’s morning and time to get this trip started. Fill your belly with most certainly need the fuel for today’s extraordinary adventures. Take a 2-2.5 hours car ride towards the peaceful countryside of Guilin, and to the remote and stunning Longji rice terrace, sitting at the foot of the mountains. As you hike further uphill into the village, you will witness the incredible rice terrace. An equally wondrous sight is the local cabin stacked in rows behind one another – incredibly complementing the natural surroundings.

You will visit the local Yao Minority and have the fascinating opportunity to visit these families in their homes and photo their everyday lives. End the day by learning the art of making Oil Tea with the Yao people. A daily requisite of the Yao minority, this snack consists of fried tea leaves and is believed to heal the body–particularly in mountainous areas by local people.

After the tour, drive to the famous Dazhai Village. Overnight at the local clean guest house in Dazhai.

Sunrise over Dazhai Village
Day 3 Dazhai Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (boutique hotel) or similar

Early this morning, open the eyes and witness astounding natural bliss unfold right in front of you. Watch the sun slowly rise from behind the mountains and caress the colorful paddy terraces, shadowed by the surreal early-morning mist veiling itself around the flawless peaks, setting the scene for photography paradise. Making your way down from the astounding vantage point and wander in among the terraced grounds, taking shots from a range of alternative perspectives.

In the afternoon, head to Yangshuo County, and visit the serene and untouched Fuli Bridge. Built in the Ming Dynasty and over 600 years of age, this simple but beautiful piece of man-made history sits above the peaceful Yulong River.

Enchanted by the tranquility on Fuli Bridge, you will make your way along the Yulong River to Aishan Bridge, preparing for a dreamlike sunset (depending on weather)with Guilin’s landscape as the perfect backdrop. Similarly to Fuli, this area largely remains free of tourists, adding to its serenity. Tonight, we will arrange you with the boutique hotel Yangshuo Mountain Retreat in the countryside.

Xingping Ancient Town
Day 4 Yangshuo Xingping

Meal: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Local guest house in Xingping

Another early morning, you will travel to another magnificent place and have the chance to witness the sunrise over a graceful point along the Li River. Making your way along the Li River, you will arrive at Xingping Ancient Town – dating back 500 years and instituted during the Ming Dynasty. This quaint area features two key capacities: Xingping Fishing Village and Xingping Old Street. You can admire the ancient block buildings that line the old cobbled street while beautifully picturesque hills hover above, and locals peacefully go about their lives.

Then head over to the fishing village for another euphoric sunset experience. Firstly, admire the Ming and Qing dynasties construction, leaning rooftops, black slates, and colored brickwork look charmingly beautiful against the once again wondrous hills that provide the most impeccable background. The sun descends onto the Li River, creating enchanting colors as it graces the peaceful water where the village fishermen sit in boats, and their co-working cormorants fascinatingly capture the river’s fish. Tonight, we will arrange you the accommodation at the local clean guest house.

Bamboo Rafting on Li River
Day 5 Xingping Guilin Zhangjiajie

Activities: Bamboo Rafting on Li River from Xingping

Meal: Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel **** or similar

Prepare to be awed this early morning as you visit what is widely regarded as the most wondrous part of the Li River. You will take a leisurely bamboo raft down the Li River from Xingping Ancient Town. Staying in the raft, you will witness the sunrise from the water, as the morning mist rolls over the glorious peaks and rays of sunshine gently beam across the river.

Time to gather your belongings and swap the beautiful landscape of Guilin for the equally stunning natural beauty of Zhangjiajie. You will take the afternoon flight from Guilin to Zhangjiajie(You might interchange the flight in Xi’an). Once there, be picked up and transferred to your hotel close to the national forest park. Have a good rest and preparing for the following days’ enchanting adventures with tough hiking experience.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Day 6 Zhangjiajie

Meal: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Local guest House(upon the mountain)

After enjoying the breakfast, begin your tour of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the peaceful Yangjiajie area. You will make your way up into the heavens via cable car in the morning, exploring some of the 200 scenic spots in the region. Here, there are walls of uneven towering rock that weave in and out of the skyline known as the Natural Great Wall.

To observe the sunset, you will be taken to a magnificent viewpoint of Tianbo House, home of General Yang’s family. You will be guided to a good spot to take some wondrous photos.

Tonight, you will stay at the local clean guest house upon the mountain which make sure that you have the time to shoot the sunrise and sunset of the park.

Kongzhong Tianyuan
Day 7 Zhangjiajie

Meal: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Local guest House(upon the mountain)

Begin your day watching the sunrise over the most pristine and natural part of the Zhangjiajie area. You will see the sun grace the rice paddy fields (Kongzhong Tianyuan) that unbelievably sit on top of the sky-high pillars–while the morning mist makes the scene depict perfection. Recharge your batteries and the camera as you head back to the hotel for some breakfast and rest before making your way to the most famous area of Zhangjiajie: Yuanjiajie. The entire section of Yuanjiajie has a fictitious feel about it – as if, indeed, you are on the set of a virtual film in the making. Perhaps why the Qian Kun Column - translated as The Pillar between Heaven and Earth –was the inspiration for a spectacular scene in the blockbuster film Avatar. Now known as the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, this surreal standalone pillar that sits magnificently high in the sky above other freestanding columns and picturesque scenery is truly wondrous.

This area possesses other fascinating captivations aside from the Hallelujah Mountain, though. You will get enchanting photos of the First Natural Bridge Under Heaven, which connects two mountain peaks together. This is the highest natural bridge in the world, and is just two meters wide, five meters in depth and 25 meters in length; a truly fascinating part of the landscape. The Enchanting Platform lives up to its name in every sense; from the natural structure, you can observe magical panoramic views of valleys, gardens and pillars across the beautiful Yuanjiajie area.

Tonight, you will stay at the local guest house upon the mountain which make sure that you have the time to shoot the sunrise and sunset of the park.

Tianzishan Mountain
Day 8 Zhangjiajie

Meal: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel **** or similar

End your tour in the wonderfully scenic Tianzishan Mountain, regarded as the best area of Zhangjiajie to view the spectacular peaks due to its sheer height. You will wake at the crack of dawn and make your way by cable car to the Tianzi Platform and admire the Nod-to-the-General-Platform. This astounding area is dotted with pillars deep into the delicate clouds at the peak of Earth. The mountains are said to represent Emperors that were descendants of Heaven – with the tallest illustrative of the Emperor of Xiang.

Prepare yourself for another distinctive and enchanting area of spectacular scenery, named Yubi Feng Peak. Directly translating to Imperial Pen Peaks - these slight stems of rock sit 1,000 meters above sea level and are said to resemble Chinese brush pens.

Later, you will head to your comfortable hotel on the feet of the mountain. Have a good rest after the exhausted trip.

Tianmenshan Mountain
Day 9 Zhangjiajie-departure

Activities:Lake Cruise on Baofeng Lake

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

After breakfast, drive to visit the fascinating Baofeng Lake. You will take the leisurely cruise on the lake and enjoy its picturesque landscape. Then drive to visit the famous Tianmen Mountain (round way cable car incl.) and experience the exciting walking on the world longest glass bridge(For the guest who has the heart disease or similar, the skywalk on the bridge is not recommended to do. Please inquiry with your doctor.). You will also visit the famous Tianmen Hole, a natural hole with a height of 131.5m and a width of 50m, which make it a wonder in the world. The cable car service is included for both trips up and down the mountain.

After the tour, transfer to Zhangjiajie Airport for your departure flight. End your memorable photography tour in China.

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