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    Default Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    Looking for a trip that you can capture famous landscapes, the minority tribes, test out different photography techniques and do photography shopping? This is a photo safari that simply encompasses everything mentioned! From sunrise, landscapes, caves, rivers, mountains and even rice terraces, we will bring you to far-fetched places for Portraits to Architecture to Landscapes. Simply put, there is just too much to photograph!

    Exquisitely planned to provide maximum photography opportunities, this photo safari is specially designed for the discerning travel photographer. Take this unique opportunity to travel with Julian W., an acclaimed professional photographer, as he guides you along intimately in the mystical landscapes of Guilin, China.








    LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND!
    - Cave Photography
    - Renowned Guilin landscapes and limestone cliffs
    - River Rafting and taking pictures along the way
    - Impression of “Liu San Jie” – a mega-production by minority people
    - Perfect backdrop to try out High Dynamic Range (HDR) and InfraRed photography
    - Photograph the minority tribes – especially the long-haired tribe!
    - Beautiful Rice Terraces @ Longsheng
    - Photography shopping in Guangzhou!

    WHO IS THIS FOR? : Keen photographers of all skill levels, from Beginner to Advanced.

    PREREQUISITES:
    - General fit and can wake up early for sunrise shots and sleep late because of night photography!
    - Must enjoy shooting non-stop with your camera!
    - Preferably with DSLR camera and additional lenses
    - A tripod would be necessary for night photography & Infra-red photography.

    TOUR DATE: 21st to 25th October 2009 (Tues to Sat)
    Cost : $1788 (Based on twin-sharing), add $180 (for single supplement)

    Included : Air-tickets (international and internal flights) inclusive of all airport and fuel surcharges, 4-stars Accommodation (except at Longsheng), transport, meals as stated, river-rafting on Li River, all local tips, admission to all attractions, photography tuition and workshops, & a goodie bag worth more than $100!

    Excluded : Chinese entry visa (for non-Singaporeans), personal travel insurance & other personal expenses.

    08 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH US:
    1. Focused primarily to get you the most, if not the best photo opportunities.
    2. The tour is conducted by no other than Julian W., an acclaimed nature photographer who will be at hand to hand you golden tips and engaging photography tuition throughout the trip.
    3. Learn new photography techniques in real-life situations - pick up tips and tricks from Julian on the spot, and create the images yourself with the techniques newly acquired.
    4. Enjoy special arrangements designed exclusively for photographers.
    5. This trip consists A LOT of everything – Photo opportunities (portraits, architecture, lifestyle, street, infra-red, black & white, HDR, panning, etc), visits to local places like paddy fields, local tribes, river rafting on the Li River, and time for Rest and Relax (with a good massage), and not forgetting….Shopping for your favourite camera accessories!
    6. Stay at comfortable lodging and experience good food...all tried and recommended by Julian himself.
    7. An opportunity to compile your images into a personal pictorial book (at own expense)
    8. No other trips in a similar capacity offer you an opportunity for “photography shopping”….you will probably be overwhelmed by the vast amount of photography accessories or the great prices!

    ACCOMMODATION
    - For this photo safari, we will be staying at four-star equivalent hotels.

    AIRLINES
    * Depart 0800 hrs on CZ airlines from SG (International Flight); Transfer at Guangzhou at 1420 hrs. (Internal Flight)
    * Internal return flight: Depart Guilin for Guangzhou at 18:10 hrs (24th October 2009)
    * Return flight (International): Depart Guangzhou at 1910 hrs; reached Singapore at 2305hrs

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 (21/10/09) - Arrive in Guilin (DINNER)
    We will hop on our international flight to Guangzhou before transferring to the internal flight to Guilin. Upon reaching Guilin, our friendly local guide will be at hand to pick us up. We will then proceed on for dinner before checking in at the hotel. After freshening up, we will proceed for a short photography tuition before retiring for the day.
    Highlights of the day:
    - Savour local dishes
    - Photography tuition

    DAY 2 (22/10/09) – Guilin to Yangshuo (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
    After breakfast, our photo safari officially starts with a drive to Yin Zi Yan, a gigantic cave situated in Yangshuo. Lunch comes up next, and after a sumptuous meal we head off to the Li River for our photographic river-rafting cruise. We will spend some time here to capture the scenes before heading for our dinner.
    The impression “Liu San Jie” is next on the photography menu. This is a grand show put together by the minority people of Guilin, and is exquisitely designed by Olympic Show Master, Zhang Yimou.
    Highlights of the day :
    - Cave photography @ Yi Zi Yan
    - Photographic river-rafting cruise along the Li River
    - Impression “Liu San Jie”

    DAY 3 (23/10/09) – Yangshuo to Longsheng (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
    We say goodbye to Yangshuo this morning and proceed on with our drive to LongSheng, another famous scenic highly sought after by photographers. We will have our lunch along the way. At LongSheng, we will visit the long-haired tribe and do a site recce of the photographic opportunities, taking pictures at the same time.
    We retire early tonight as a full day of photography beckons us the next day.

    Highlights of the day :
    - Rice Terraces @ LongSheng
    - Visit to the long-haired tribe
    - Sunset opportunities

    DAY 4 (24/10/09) - LongSheng to Guangzhou (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
    We wake up extremely early this morning to chase the sunrise, and will also spend time here for photo opportunities. Lunch is served along the way. We shall then proceed back to Guilin to be transferred to the airport, where we will take the internal flight to Guangzhou. Overnight at Guangzhou.
    Highlights of the day :
    - Sunrise over rice terraces @ Longsheng
    - Various photo opportunities including infrared, High Dynamic Range, landscapes, portraits, etc
    - Rest and Relax @ Guangzhou

    DAY 5 (25/10/09) - Guangzhou to Singapore (BREAKFAST)
    We will have a late breakfast and arrange for an early checkout. After loading our stuffs to the coach, it is off to Shutterbug’s Paradise. Lunch is on our own today. Look out for great bargains in the pyramid of shops catering specially for photographers. In the evening, our coach will pick us up at the Shopping Centre and proceed to the airport. We will reach Singapore around 23:05 pm.

    Highlights of the day :
    - Shutterbug’s paradise!
    - Home Sweet Home!

    HOW DO I PROCEED FROM HERE?
    Kindly email trips@julianw.com to confirm a seat today!

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    3 seats taken. 12 more to go!

    1. Elvin Khoo
    2. Ling
    3. Jeff

    Thanks for the support!

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    A goodie bag worth more than $100 would be given to every participant!

    Sign up soon! Limited seats available!

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    One more seat confirmed.

    3 seats taken. 12 more to go!

    1. Elvin Khoo
    2. Ling
    3. Jeff
    4. Tan Puay Tong

    Thanks for the support!

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    Hi Julian,

    YES - count me in!

    Please let me know what to do from here.

    Kind Regards,

    Jocelyn Bateman.

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    Hi Jocelyn,

    Thanks for signing up. I've received your email and will keep in touch

    Kind regards,
    Julian W.

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    Participants signed up so far:

    1. Elvin Khoo
    2. Ling
    3. Jeff
    4. Tan Puay Tong
    5. Daniel Wee
    6. Clarence Pong
    7. Jocelyn Bateman

    Only limited seats left! Sign up today!

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    Default Re: Guilin & Guangzhou Photo Safari

    There are still vacancies left for this confirmed trip. Sign up now!

    For any queries, please email trips@julianw.com for more information.

    Thanks!

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