Photographer's Delight

A tour for the photography enthusiasts!

Photographers Delight Tour (Private Day Tour)
Join our team for this active private guided day tour, which includes a visit to various viewpoints throughout Yangshuo as well as other photography-aligned experiences.

​per adult
*based upon 8 pax private tour

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​Tour Highlights:

  • Travel to the Huxian Old Bridge to photograph a farmer with his Water Buffalo crossing the ancient bridge
  • Visit *Secret* Hill (bird’s eye view overlooking the Li River)  – requires a 40 minute uphill walk through fields and steps;
  • Board your private Li River Cruise Raft and enjoy the wonders of the Li River as you travel between the most spectacular sections of the River;
  • Sunset Cormorant Photography Session on Li River;

Tour Itinerary:

All times outlined below are approximates as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible & subject to change
08:00 am
  • Meet at your Guilin orYangshuo Hotel Lobby
  • Transfer to Huixian
9:00 am
  • ​Arrive at Huixian 
  • Visit Huixian Old Bridge (Water Buffalo with Farmer Crossing the Old Bridge)
09:30 am
  • Depart from Huixian
  • Transfer to *Secret Hill* in Yangshuo
10:30 am
  • Arrive at *Secret Hill* in Yangshuo
  • Walk-up *Secret Hill* – Bird’s eye view of the Li River and surrounding karst scenery for a panoramic
1:00 pm (approx.)
  • Depart from *Secret Hill* in Yangshuo
1:30 pm (approx.)
  • Guilin Rice Noodles Lunch (included) 
2:00 pm (approx.)
  • Stopover at Yulong Valley (subject to time)
2:30 pm (approx.)
  • Depart Yulong Valley (subject to time)
  • Transfer to Xingping
3:15 pm (approx.)
  • Arrive at Xingping 
  • Board Private Li River Cruise
  • Experience the Li River Cruise (approx.50 mins)
4:30 pm
  • Disembark at Xingping Pier
  • Explore Xingping Town
  • Early Dinner (Optional – not included)​
5:30 – 7:00 pm (sunset time based on season)
  • Sunset Private Cormorant Fisherman Photography Session including Fisherman CastingsLamp Cormorant Birds
6:30 – 8:00 pm (sunset time based on season)
  • Depart Xingping with transfer back to Yangshuo (45 x minutes) or Guilin (2 x hours)

*Note: Persons under 120 cms tall, over 65 years of age or pregnant are not permitted on the Private Li River Raft Cruise boats*


Photographer’s Delight Tour Pricing

(Private Day Tour)

  • 1 x Person = 2,745 CNY per person

  • 2 x Persons = 1,455 CNY per person

  • 3 x Persons = 1,030 CNY  per person

  • 4 x Persons = 820 CNY per person

  • 5 x Persons = 695 CNY per person

  • 6 x Persons = 665 CNY per person

  • 7 x Persons = 600 CNY per person

  • 8 x Persons = 555 CNY per person


Please note, if you have a larger group visiting, please contact us to inquire about corresponding pricing.

Tour Inclusion:

The above Photographer’s Delight Private Day Tour includes the following :
Private MPV Van Transportation: 
  • All petrol/gas, van rental, highway tolls, parking fees & driver’s fees throughout entire tour route as above;
Entrance/Attraction Fees: 
  • Farmer + Water Buffalo Fees;
  • Secret Hill Entry Fees;
  • Guilin Rice Noodles Lunch;
  • Private Li River Raft Fees;
  • Cormorant Fisherman Fees;
Tour Guiding Fees: 
  • Professional (Fully-licensed) English speaking tour guide;

Tour Exclusions:

The above Photographer’s Delight Private Day Tour excludes the following :
Dinner Meal: 
  • No dinner is included but our guide will assist you with options in Xingping- whether it be snacks, noodle stalls or restaurants for an early dinner.

Please note, we would suggest you have a large breakfast as this is an active full day tour

  • Please note, we don’t require ‘x’ amount to be paid by clients on a daily basis to tour guide/driver or force tipping. However, gratuities are greatly appreciated at the conclusion of tour by guide/driver only if service is excellent.
  • Accommodation, flights, travel insurance and any other person expenses during tour;

*Please note, our tour agency guides are fluent English speaking tour guides who know the best spots and contacts for this photography themed tour. However, our guides aren’t professional photographers nor is this tour proposed as a technical, photography style teaching workshop. We just want to clarify this in advance to ensure no confusion and expectations are clear*

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby in the morning (either Guilin Hotel or Yangshuo hotel) and travel to Huixian.


Huixian is an area/vilage located between Guilin and Yangshuo, being particularly popular among photographers during monsoon season (when all the paddies are flooded – if you’re visiting during April/May/June we can create a Huixian focused photography tour, if interested please contact us!).

​​At Huixian, visit an old bridge in the countryside and photograph a farmer with his Water Buffalo crossing the ancient bridge. This is a very popular among our clients to capture the farmer with his water buffalo – traditional rural China! 


Thereafter, visit one of the most spectacular views overlooking the Li River – at a Secret Hill.  consists of an uphill walk (approximately 40 minutes) to the peak but a fantastic bird’s eye view offering stunning views of the river and its surrounding karst scenery. Depending upon time, you have the option to visit the Yulong Valley for a stopover and visit – subject to time.

Following lunch, travel to Xingping – where you will board your own private Li River motorized raft to travel between what’s considered to be the most beautiful section of the Li River (Xingping – Nine Horse Fresco Hill – Xingping). After disembarking, explore Xingping Old Town (if time permits) whilst waiting for the sun to set and your Cormorant Fisherman to appear.


During the private photography session, a Cormorant Fisherman will be with his raft, birds, lamp, net casting and more with the river, karst scenery and sunset in the background. At the conclusion of the photography session you will be transferred back to your hotel in either Yangshuo or Guilin to finish the tour.

No Forced Shopping. No ’empty’ days. No up-selling. No hidden costs.