China Photography Tour 2019

Departing on:

10
Day
10
Oct
2019
Year

The Australia China Friendship Society invites you to join Susan Moss on a photographic tour to the beautiful area of
China in October 2019.

Visit Shanghai, enjoy rural life in the Chinese Autumn, visit old villages, including Hakku Earth buildings & the sea.

Itinerary

Day 1: 10 Oct Australia  Guangzhou  Shanghai

Today you will take China Southern Airlines flight from Australia to Guangzhou then connect the flight to Shanghai, upon
arrival, please collect your luggage and meet your tour guide and drive back to the hotel for 3 night.

Sydney flight: CZ326 1130/1830 to Guangzhou, then connect the flight CZ3595 2000/2225 on to Shanghai
Melbourne flight: CZ344 1030/1745 to Guangzhou, then connect the flight CZ3595 2000/2225 on to Shanghai
Brisbane flight: CZ382 1010/1715 to Guangzhou, then connect the flight CZ3595 2000/2225 on to Shanghai
Adelaide flight: CZ664 0910/1810 to Guangzhou, then connect the flight CZ3595 2000/2225 on to Shanghai
Perth flight: CZ320 0025/0825 to Guangzhou, then connect the flight CZ3550 1035/1300 on to Shanghai. (Perth people will depart at midnight on 9 Oct)

Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund (4*, 3 nights)

Day 2: 11 Oct Shanghai

Meal: B/L/D
Morning shot for the sunrise of the Bund. After the breakfast, transfer to see the old quarters at the former French Concession and traditional architecture of Shanghai – Shikumen. Visit a Propaganda Poster Art Center. After lunch, visit M50 Creative Park (or visit Shanghai Center of Photography, http://en.scop.org.cn/). Today’s program will end at Huanghe Road – a famous food street.

 

Day 3: 12 Oct Shanghai

Meal: B
Free day for your own exploration

Day 4: 13 Oct Lishui

Meal: B/L/D
Transfer to take a bullet train to Lishui. After lunch, drive to Guyan, and photograph the old village of artists and the sail boats on the beautiful Ou river at the sunset. Overnight in Lishui.

Accommodation: Welkin Hotel, Lishui (4*, 2 nights)

Day 5: 14 Oct Lishui

Meal: B/L/D
Photograph the villagers crossing a stone bridge in the early morning at Xiandu. Then head for Heyang old village to see the old houses. There are many good topics for photography. Drive back to the city.

Day 6: 15 Oct Lishui Xiapu

Meal: B/L/D
Free morning on your own exploration. In the afternoon, visit Photography Museum of Lishui, and Chuzhou Lanes to see the local people’s life. After dinner, transfer to take a bullet train

D3225 1847/2117 to Xiapu. Overnight at Xiapu.

Accommodation: Dijing International Hotel (4*, 4 nights)

Day 7: 16 Oct Xiapu

Meal: B/L/D
Go to Weijiang to take the photo of sunrise on mudflat, and local fishermen’s work. In the afternoon, head for

Dongbi to photograph the sunset, or go to Wayao Village to take photos of fishing net if there is no sunset. Overnight at Xiapu

 

Day 8: 17 Oct Xiapu

Meal: B/L/D
Drive to Huazhu to see the sunrise over the islands on the sea. Then head for Jiangbian Village of Fuding to take photos of the crab farm. In the afternoon, go to Huyuao to see the boatmen’s lifestyle. Overnight at Xiapu.

 

Day 9: 18 Oct Xiapu

Meal: B/L/D
Photograph the sunrise at Beidou and then proceed to Shajiang to take the pictures of bamboo poles on mudflat. In the afternoon, drive to Xiaohao to take the photos of working scene on the beach. Overnight at Xiapu.

 

Day 10: 19 Oct Xiapu  Xiamen

Meal: B/L/D
In the morning, take photos of sunrise at Beiqi Village. And then Yangjiaxi to photograph the rural life in Southeastern
China. In the afternoon, take a bullet train to Xiamen

Accommodation: Zhongdeji Holiday Villa (4*, 3 nights)

Day 11: 20 Oct Xiamen Nanjing  Xiamen (190km, 2.5 Hours)

Meal: B/L/D
Drive to Nan Jing (Fujian), to see the Hakka Earth Buildings and villages, then drive back to Xiamen

Day 12: 21 Oct Xiamen Daimei Old Village Xiamen (50km, 1 hour)

Meal: B/L
Drive to visit Daimei old village. Free time at the rest of the day. You can explore the Gulangyu Island for more photo
opportunities. Overnight in Xiamen

Return to Sydney flight: CZ325 2110/0825+1
Return Melbourne flight: CZ321 2055/0840+1
Return Brisbane flight: CZ381 2120/0825+1
Return Adelaide flight: CZ663 2215/0830+1
Return Perth flight: SQ853 departing Guangzhou at 0120 on 30 Sep to Singapore, then connect the flight SQ213 0740/1250 back to Perth

Day 13: 22 Oct Xiamen Guangzhou  Australia

Today you will be transferred to Xiamen airport for the flight to Guangzhou, then connect the flight back to Australia.
Return to Sydney flight: CZ3742 1445/1620 connecting CZ325 2125/0925+1 (arriving on 23 Oct)
Return to Melbourne flight: CZ3742 1445/1620 connecting CZ321 2100/0940+1 (arriving on 23 Oct)
Return to Brisbane flight: CZ3742 1445/1620 connecting CZ381 2120/0825+1 (arriving on 23 Oct)
Return to Perth flight: CZ3724 0915/1045, connect CZ319 1420/2225
Return to Adelaide flight: there is no flight back to Adelaide on 22 Oct from Guangzhou, so either staying one extra night in Xiamen or Guangzhou at your own cost.

Non member price: $4610.00 per person
ACFS Member price: $4710.00 per person
Single supplement: $750.00

***Minimum group number: 10 people***

Inclusions:

1. Twin share at the hotels as mentioned in the itinerary or similar.
2. Fully inclusive tour with English speaking guide, entrance fees, meals as per itinerary
3. Private tour escorted by English Speaking guides in Shanghai and Xiamen, Chinese speaking guides with Photography experiences in LIshui and Xiapu
4. A professional English speaking national guide will escort the group from start to end
5. China Southern Airlines airfare departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Shanghai via Guangzhou and back from Xiamen via Guangzhou on economy class including taxes and fuel surcharges.(Return to Adelaide is not available on the day, staying one extra night in Xiamen or Guangzhou at your own cost)
6. First class train tickets Shanghai-Lishui-Xiapu-Xiamen
7. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coaches whilst in China.
8. Chinese tea and one glass of soft drink included in all lunches and dinners.
9. All tipping.
10. CBT travel wallet and travel bag.

Exclusions:

1. China Visa application fees.
2. Personal expenses.
3. Travel insurance (Strongly recommended).

Miss Susan Moss

Tour Leader

Susan is passionate about her photography. She is both a photographer and a watercolour artist.

Initially taking photos as reference for her art work, her artistic eye comes into play when composing images in the camera. Inspiration for her photography comes from her love of colour.

Susan has enjoyed photographic tours to Vietnam 2014, India 2016 & 2017.

Since 1978, Susan has visited China many times and looks forward to accompanying the group.

She is a member of the Western Australian Camera Club.

The Australian Photographer of the Year 2018 first shortlist has been announced and Susan’s portfolio ‘Inspiring China’ four images from the recent tour, are included on the list. View the images www.susanmossartandphotography.com

2017 - Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Award – Mobile Phone Section.
Participant in the GuruShots - Kodak Moments - Photo Exhibition - Usagi Gallery NY, Dumbo, Brooklyn 14-24th September 2017.

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