19th February 2005, 01:07 PM
Photography trip to Yuanyang (Yunnan), China
I will be leading a photography trip to yunnan, China in March 2005 over the Good Friday week. If you are interested, please sign up with X-trekkers or give them a call to find out more (www.x-trekkers.com).
The group will be kept to a maximum of 8 to facilitate better learning and shooting experience. This trip will be run like a photo workshop for photographers to learn from me and one another. We will travel by vans, so as to facilitate the transportation of all camera equipment. Please visit my website (www.dengz.com) to look at the kinds of travelling that I do and the photos that I take.
ADVENTURE@X-TREKKERS - #201
19-27 Mar 9-Day Photography Trip to Yuanyang - China
This trip will be led by an experienced photographer who will bring you to wonderful places to capture the beautiful sceneries of "South of Clouds".
This trip is for those who love nature photography. There are ample opportunities to take beautiful nature of the rice terrace and thee yellow platform of "youcai" flowers. For rightfully calling ourselves as travelers or eco-tourists, we need to bring along some willingness to learn more about the tropical and subtropical nature of the area.
Date: 19-27 Mar
Group Size: 05/08 (Min/Max)
21st February 2005, 09:42 PM
More details - Itinerary
Date: 19-28 March (TG)/ 20-29 Mar (MI)
Leader: Chih Wey
Itinerary (Subject to changes)
Day 01 SIN - KMG
Overnight in KMG
Day 02 KMG - Luoping
Depart from Kunming (??) to Hong He Prefecture (???), overnight at Luo Ping (??)
Things to See: Beautiful sunset
Day 03 Luoping
Things to See: Beautiful youcaihua.
Day 04 Luoping - Yuanyang
Depart for Yuanyang ???
Things to see: Beautiful sunset
Day 05-06 Yuan Yang County ???
Wake up at 5am to capture sunrise at terrace farms (??) in Yuan Yang County.
Things to see: mountain villages and scenery of remote places
Day 07 Yuanyang - Jian Shui County (???)
Depart for Jian Shui County (???) after morning photo trip.
Arrival in Jian Shui County at around 3pm for overnight stay.
Things to see: Old town architecture
Day 08 Jian Shui County (???) - KMG
Journey back Kunming passing through Tong Hai County (???) and Jiang Chuan County (???).
Thing to see: Lakes and mountainous scenery.
Day 09 KMG
Kunming Free & easy
Day 10 KMG - SIN
TG 613 Dep Kunming, China 15:20, Arr Singapore 21:20
Land Cost per person -
based on 5-8 pax - S$ 1430 (TG)/ S$ 1520 (MI)
includes: Airfare to Kunming by Thai Airways or SilkAir (MI), experience photographers as leader and driver, land transport, accommodation, all meals except in KMG
excludes: airport taxes (S$140-TG, $132-MI), China Visa, Visa application fees (Singaporeans need not apply), tips, meals in KMG, personal expenses, entrance fees, Travel Ins
TG 402 Q 19Mar SINBKK 0820 0940
TG 612 Q 19Mar BKKKMG 1055 1405
TG 617 Q 28 Mar KMGBKK 1815 2100
TG 403 Q 28 Mar BKKSIN 0800 1115
2,4,7: MI 912 20 Mar SINKMG 0810 1200
2,4,7: MI 913 29 Mar KMGSIN 1300 1715
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- 50% Deposit will be collected upon confirmation
- Full payment to be made two weeks before departure
CANCELLATION FEE & REFUND
> 30 days - 15% of cost
15-30 days - 25% of cost
11-14 days - 50% of cost
4-10 days - 75% of cost
3 or less days - 100% of cost
Payment should be made in favour of “X-TREKKERS ADVENTURE CONSULTANT PTE LTD” by any of the below:-
i) Cheque to X-Trekkers Adventure Consultant Pte Ltd and mail to
1 Coleman Street #01-04 Singapore 179803
Please state behind the cheque the purpose of payment.
ii) Credit to bank account
Bank Name: Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)
Bank Branch: Clementi Branch
Account No: 522-076249-001
Account Name: X-Trekkers Adventure Consultant Pte Ltd
As soon as the payment is made, please send the bank-in slip or receipt (enlarged and darkened) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to us.
21st February 2005, 09:49 PM
This is one heck of an interesting trip, make me so tempted to abort my ChiangMai trip
To facilitate member at a glance, you may want to break down the S$1,430 cost.
25th February 2005, 10:43 PM
Breakdown of cost
Basically if you look at the email, the majority of the cost goes to buying the air-ticket (Thai Airways or Silkair). The rest if the cost for local transportation for the 8 days of travelling in-country, accomodation and food. Of course, there's also the cost of having me as the tour leader and the premium charged by the travel agency, X-Trekkers.
Anyone interested should confirm as soon as possible so as to allow more time to book the air-tickets (before 4 March 2005). If not, we might not be able to get the flight that we want. Thai Airways does not fly direct to Kunming, so the flight takes almost a whole day to reach there. Silkair is a direct flight, but more expensive. It takes only about 5 hours to reach Kunming from Singapore.
4th March 2005, 06:02 PM
Right now, I have 4 persons more or less confirmed going on this trip. Anyone else would like to go, please give me a call or email me as soon as possible. Just another one and this trip is a go!!! Don't wait anymore.
4th March 2005, 06:26 PM
Can u confirm if mid Mar can still see youcaihua at luoping?
I heard after end Feb, no more flowers to see.
4th March 2005, 07:21 PM
the youcaihua at luoping is indeed a jaw dropper. excellent.
11th March 2005, 03:20 PM
Yes, it will still be in season! Sorry for the late reply.
Originally Posted by CKW
11th March 2005, 10:23 PM
wah i very very tempted haha, but no $$ leh... somemore i dun have good WA lens ...
14th March 2005, 09:52 AM
I am not writing here to joing the trip. Just want to say that Hedgehog, you have great pictures. Travel photography is one of my fav. Cheers
31st March 2005, 03:07 PM