November 2/9, 2019
Rare and Amazing Nature, Terracotta Warriors and Culture…
CHINA – the adventure…
Our second linked tour in China will target several of its icons – Pandas, Terracotta Warriors, Golden Monkeys and more fantastic cultural opportunities.
Our last tour of this region had everyone scrambling for more cards and enjoying quality time with some of our planets most beautiful creatures. The Giant Pandas are too cute!
We also offer quality time at the famous Terracotta Warrior Museum. This is super fascinating and will offer you unique images. Of course, your professional photo guide and our local expert guide will add other fantastic shoot and travel experiences.
ASIA – the adventure…
Asia is a destination offering endless exploration experiences. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2019 we invite you to photograph Asia through your choice of three magnificent tours:
- China 1 – Tribes and Landscapes – October
- China 2 – Pandas, Monkeys, Terracotta Warriors – November
- Classic Mekong Luxury River Cruise – November
Join us on this great ‘life experience’ adventure…
Itinerary to photo adventure…
DAY 1 – Hangzhou to Xian
(Those joining this tour will meet the group for lunch today. You will need to book pre tour accommodation for the night of November 2 as a minimum with Julia.)
After lunch, those continuing…
We take a high-speed train to Hangzhou, and fly to Xian. Xi’an, has over 3,000 years of recorded history and has the capital of 12 dynasties, though it has been known as various names, most notably as Chang’an. It was also the starting point of the Silk Road, where camels were loaded for their long and perilous journey to Central Asia. Xi’an has recently become an important centre for the central government’s drive to develop western China. As an economic centre for the region, Xi’an is in a natural position for further development. Aviation is already an important industry for the city. Xian Tianyu Gloria Plaza Hotel (B,L,D)
DAY 2 – Xian to Golden Monkey
In the morning, we visit and photograph the famous Terracotta Army, created to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor to unified China. One of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of all times, the Terracotta Army is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We leisurely admire this vast array of soldiers.
After which, we take 1-hour high-speed train to Foping Golden Monkey Nature Reserve. Foping is located in north of Qinling Mountain. Qinling Mountain is the home to giant panda, golden monkey, Takin, red panda and other wildlife. There are 39 groups of golden monkey living in Qinling Mountain Range, in total 4,000- 5,000 monkeys. The golden monkeys we will photograph are one of the three sub groups of a total of 200 monkeys. Since December 2009, this sub group of golden monkey has grown from 46 monkeys of 4 families to 82 monkeys of 6 families. Your professional photo guide will maximise your photo opportunities. Foping Panda Forrest Hotel (B,L,D)
DAYs 3/4 – Golden Monkey/Nature
Two full days exploring the nature and culture of the region, targeting Golden Monkeys. Each day will be different as your professional guides optimise weather and local shoot opportunities. China’s forests and nature will surprise you with subjects from mushrooms to mammals. Foping Panda Forrest Hotel (B,L,D)
The itinerary continues…