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    Default [Xing Asia] 25 Dec to 1 Jan : Winter at Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China

    Winter Travel Photography to Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China



    Depart: 25th Dec 2014 (Thursday)
    Return: 1st Jan 2015 (Thursday)
    Price from: SGD1600
    Group Size : 8 min / 16 max
    Open to Clubsnap members and public



    Highlight :
    - Winter landscape at Wulanbutong grassland
    - The Hongshan Army Horse Farm, a typical hill grassland with an altitude of 1500meter
    - Camel track during sunset
    - Village of the shepherd
    - JinShanLing, a section of Great Wall of China located in the Luanping County, 125km northeast of Beijing
    - The Forbidden City Moat, Corners Tower, Gate of Palace


    Click here to browse the gallery from previous trip.


    Itinerary :
    Day 1 (D) : Depart from Changi Aiport, arrive Beijing in the noon, drive (2 hour) to Chengde for dinner. Overnight at Chengde.

    Day 2 (B/L/D) : Drive to Bashang (6 hour) with stopover for scenery of winter grassland, and sunset. Overnight at Bashang.

    Day 3 (B/L/D) : Winter landscape photography at Wulanbutong grassland. Visit villages of shepherd. Sunset shoot of camel track. Overnight at Bashang. Optional for milky way photography.

    Day 4 (B/L/D) : Drive to Hama Ba village(2hour) for landscape and shepherd activities. Back and overnight at Bashang.

    Day 5 (B/L/D) : Whole day shoot at Wulanbutong grassland, and horseman activities. Snow-land landscape and sunset shoot. Overnight at Bashang.

    Day 6 (B/L/D) : After breakfast, return to Wulanbutong grassland for last shot. Drive to JinShan (5hour) to climb up Great Wall of China - JinShanLing section for sunset. Overnight at Jinshanling.

    Day 7 (B/L/D) : Sunrise photography at Jinshanling and for the mountainous panoramic shoot. Back to Beijing at evening. Overnight at Beijing.

    Day 8 (B): Morning visit the surrounding of The Forbidden City. Depart to Beijing Airport.


    Package Inclusions :
    - 2 ways bus transfer from Beijing to Inner Mongolia
    - Fully private tour in vehicle (bus and four wheel drive) with extra seat for photography equipment during Bashang and Inner Mongolia
    - 7 nights accommodation at comfortable hotel, twin sharing basis
    - All entrance fees and permit
    - All meals as per itinerary above
    - Photography guidance by Master Photographer (MPAUK)
    - Local guides entire trip



    Exclusions :
    - International flight to Beijing, China (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
    - Visa entry to China (if applicable)
    - Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
    - Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
    - Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)



    Weather :
    - Beijing temperature : 0 / -10 ; Dry and chilly
    - Inner Mongolia temperature : -20 / -25 ; Dry and chilly
    - Winter gear is necessary



    Fitness :
    - Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores
    - Expected temperature with -45
    - Good level of physical fitness, managable if winter gear is enough to keep warm
    - Guidance for winter gear preparation to be given during trip briefing



    Gear :
    - Wide angle to tele range
    - Graduated neutral density filter, Circular Polarizer (CPL), Tripod
    - Spare body, battery, and charger



    Flight Detail :
    Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :
    - Airline : Air China / Singapore Airline
    - Price : Range from SGD900 to SGD1,150
    - Depart : Saturday 25 Dec 2014 / Arrival time around 3pm local time
    - Return : Saturday 1 Jan 2015 / Departure time around 12pm local time



    Registration :
    - Sign up o Xing Asia website
    - SGD500 non refundable deposit
    - Remaining balance to be made 1 month before departure
    - If the trip is cancelled by organiser, fully refund



    Contact :
    - Organised Xing Asia, a Singapore licensed travel company with ISO9001:2008 certification on quality management system
    - Contact me by private message
    - email to info@xing-asia.com
    Last edited by MichaelLee; 4th April 2014 at 08:03 PM.

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 25 Dec to 1 Jan : Winter at Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China

    Depart: 25th Dec 2014 (Thursday)
    Return: 1st Dec 2015 (Thursday)
    Price from: SGD1600
    Group Size : 8 min / 16 max
    Open to Clubsnap members and public
    One year trip for SGD 1600 all in... dirt cheap leh....

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 25 Dec to 1 Jan : Winter at Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China

    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    One year trip for SGD 1600 all in... dirt cheap leh....
    LOL...thanks pointing out. correction made.

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    Default Re: [Xing Asia] 25 Dec to 1 Jan : Winter at Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China

    Video of slideshow from our previous trip.


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