Chinese landscape photography tour, 15 – 30 January 2019

Dates 2019:

      • 15 – 30 January 2019 (guided by Daniel Kordan)

Day 5

We will enjoy our last sunrise at Huangshan this morning before leaving to Guilin. Later in the afternoon we take a cable car and arrive at the foot of the mountains. We have a transfer arranged to Huangshan Airport. Dinner at Huangshan Airport. Tonight we catch the direct flight to Guilin, China. Flight is included in the tour cost. Our flight leaves at 21:45 and we expect to arrive to Guilin around 23:40. (B/L/D)

Day 15 – 30 January

We choose sunrise location depending on the weather conditions.

After check out from our hotel we take the Bailong Elevator down to the station. Take the eco-car to the scenic gate and after dinner, drive to the Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport. We catch a direct flight to Shanghai, and finish the Chinese landscape photography trip at Shanghai airport – our flight arrives at 9 p.m. We say farewell each other at Shanghai airport PVG.


Total price: 6500 USD per person twin share
Single supplement:
750 USD
Deposit (needed to book a tour): 2000 USD
Maximum Number of Participants: 8
moderate (steps at Huangshan)

Included in the price:

  • All hotels starting from day 0 to day 15 – some are excellent quality when possible, some are more simple on top of mountains. Twin share accommodation included (to share with other participant same gender)
  • All transportation, including speed trains tickets (Shanghai-Huangshan, Guilin via Changsha to Zhangjiajie)
  • 2 domestic flights: Huangshan – Guilin, Zhangjiajie – Shanghai
  • Buses with driver services
  • English speaking local guides
  • Tuition and classes by Daniel Kordan as a photography guide
  • All meals starting from Lunch day 1 and finish dinner day 15 – full board tour

Not included in the price:

– Airfare
– Alcohol
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement (750 USD)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

I strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.

75 days or more: 75% refund

60 days or more: 50% refund

Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


What to bring

– DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm + 80-400 or 200-500. Canon – 100-400. One of the most important lenses in Huangshan to photograph lonely pine trees. Be sure to have additional tripod mount to this lens.

– Waterproof and windproof jacket (consider the average temperature around 0 C with possible drop to -10 C)
– Waterproof pants
– Warm jacket and thermal pants
– Crampons (to walk on icy stairs)
– Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography classes

Difficulty level

Please note that difficulty level is moderate, just because we need to walk stairs at Huangshan. We will be exploring the park for 4 days walking to sunset and sunrise. With possible icy conditions you need simple interchangeable crampons.

Weather disclaimer

Please note that some cable cars might be closed due to heavy snow – so will adapt to weather conditions. If we lucky enough we might see snow on mountains, but rainy conditions are also possible.

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