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One day natural and cultural landscape photography tour

For tourists who be interested in;

Type A:

The professional photographers who have a mission to shoot the outstanding natural landscape photos,authentic local people's portraits,wildlifes and traditional cormorant fishing photos

Type B:
The amateur photographers and the tourists who have a great passion to capture the beautiful natural landscape, fantastic sunrise and sunset photos,Local typical architectures, local people's daily working and living.

Type C:
Looking for a local an English speaking tour guide who are keen on photography. The tour guide has the same understanding of photography.

Type D:
Take the traditional cormorant fishing photos with sunset at dusk in the shore of Li river

Tour Code: JPT – NC1
Duration:1 Day

Pick up: 5:30am at your hotel (For reference)

Finish:  7:30pm at your hotel (For reference)

Departure: Daily

Service:  Experienced private tour guide & safe driver + Comfortable private car/van

Payment Types: Cash, PayPal and Wire

Attractions: Spectacular Li river landscape, Picturesque Yulong river valley,Ancient stone arch bridges, Bucolic countryside in Yulong river valley, old villages,rice paddies in rural area,farmer's daily working and living,Meet up with cows,water buffalo and other wildlife, Traditional cormorant fishing photo session with sunset

Flexible Itinerary?  Yes

Itinerary Details


Pick up at your hotel →Sunrise photo shoot at Xianggong hill(Overlook Li river valley) – Ancient stone village → Fuli old bridge → Golden dragon bridge  Dragon bridge → Jiuxian old village → Liugong old village → take the boat trip to Fuli old town on the peaceful Li river lower reaches → Fuli old town – Xingping old town → Traditional cormorant fishing photo session → Send you back to the hotel

In the early morning(The exact time will depend on the sunrise time), The driver and me will pick up you from your hotel, Then drive 45minutes to Xianggong hill, After we arrive Xianggong hill.You can takes 15minutes climb up to the hilltop. Li river winds through the peak-forest Karst in the valley bottom. Hence,Xianggong hill is the now a very famous view lookout which you can shoot the spectacular Li river landscape surrounded by plenty of fantastic Karst peaks. It could express different scenery with the change of weather condition. It's one of the best spot for shooting sunrise photos in Guilin area.

After that, We will drive you to Ancient stone village from Xianggong hill for 10minutes,All of the old houses are built by the local limestone. The wall,floor and roof are all paved with the layered limestone rocks. It also reflects the local outstanding architecture style, You could shoot the these old stone houses as well as the local old people’s portraits there.


Later on, We will drive you to the upper reaches of Yulong river valley, Yulong river is considered as the “Mini Li river” which means more peaceful and charming than Li river. The tranquil Yulong river flow through the well developed Karst Peak-cluster depression area, It a perfect place to shoot the jagged and towering Karst peaks along the Yulong river valley. There are also some featured stone arch bridges were built over the Yulong river, Such as Fuli old bridge, Golden Dragon bridge and Dragon bridge, These featured old bridges themselves,scenery from these bridges as well as natural landscape combined with these bridges are very suitable for photography. You can also take a walk along the riverside and shoot the rice paddies, orchard,farmer’s houses,villages,farmers,cows and water buffaloes by then. Jiuxian old village is a well preserved 300-years-old village,it’s nestled at in the scenic and peaceful countryside which surrounded by the green rice paddies and typical Karst mountains, There are still many old featured houses with local clay bricks, traditional roof tiles and gray wall. It's a nice chance to capture pictures to reflect the local typical architecture with fascinating natural scenery. If you feel hungry, You could have your lunch at Jiuxian secret garden.

In the afternoon,We will drive you to Liugong old village which a 350-years old traditional old village. There are still some typical old houses,village gate,pavilion and a small Buddhist temple are situated in this village.The surrounding scenery is very peaceful and idyllic,After you hang around this village and take some pictures,Then we will take the bamboo boat cruise along the Li river lower reaches to Fuli old town, This section of Li river is very peaceful and tranquil,besides, you could also capture pictures of the verdant bamboo groves ,white egrets, water buffalos,fisherman,farmers along the way. The boat trip will take 40mintues and finish at Fuli old town.


From there, We will drive you to Xingping town for 20minutes, You can shoot the traditional cormorant fishing photos with sunset at the shore of Li river. The fisherman model will make different poses with his cormorants to assist you to take ideal photos. It's one of the highlights of today’s photography trip. At last, send you back to your hotel.


1. Shoot wonderful sunrise photos of Li river valley from the top of Xiangong hill
2. Take pictures for the Local featured architectures,like old stone arch bridges and traditional old houses.
3. Take pictures for the fisherman,farmers,ducks,white egrets,cows and water buffalos at the shore of Li river 
4. Take the traditional cormorant fishing photo with sunset beside the Li river


Price details of this tour

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Tour cost






1.Price Per Person in US Dollars base on the intraday exchange rate

2. Suppose you stay a hotel in Yangshuo.


Price Inclusions:
1. Private transfers by car/Van with experienced driver mentioned above
2. The entrance tickets of Xianggong hill
3. Private English-speaking tour guide service
4. Li river bamboo boat cruise from Liugong village to Fuli town
5. The arrangement of cormorant fishing photo shoot

Price exclusions:
1.Arrival and Departure flight tickets
2.All of Personal expenses and Travel insurance fee
3.All of meals and accommodation
4.Other optional activities and terms
5.Tips to the tour guide and driver


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