Arrive in Guiyang and be greeted by your WildChina tour leader • In the calm evening, enjoy a traditional Miao welcome dinner to kick start your Guizhou journey • As you turn in for the night, make sure your camera equipment is polished and ready to go for the upcoming adventure
Education - Life Through a Lens (Photography Masterclass)
What better place to explore the art of photography than in the cultural hub of Guizhou? Set against a backdrop of stunning scenery, immerse yourself in rural village life as you learn valuable and creative skills.
About This Trip
A photography-focused adventure through the magically beautiful Guizhou province, this tour is a feast for the senses. You are sure to come away with heightened photography skills and some unique artwork that you can cherish for years to come. This is also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique ethnic culture of the Miao people.
What we love
- Immersing ourselves in the Miao ethnic culture
- Learning the art of photography in the stunning scenery of Guizhou
- Working closely with the Miao villagers to give back to the community
Transfer to Wuyao village for a rustic homestay and take in the lush green scenery of your surroundings • Enjoy a traditional Miao ethnic minority welcome and immerse yourself in their culture with a traditional Miao welcome ceremony • Gather for a debrief on the local environment, and then embark on your first photo assignment • Refuel with a group dinner followed by a photo workshop and friendly critique
Take part in a community service activity and give back to people with whom you'll stay-- the service activity may be helping the local people to construct a community building, or helping to create handicrafts for a local market • Continue to bond with your hosts through a communal lunch and rounds of hot tea • As the afternoon rolls on, continue with your photo assignment amongst the sprawling green hills • Wrap up your day with a group dinner followed by the second series of photo workshop and friendly critique--building on the knowledge shared the day before
Start the day early by paying a visit to the energetic children at the local primary school. Express your appreciation of being a guest by doing some light community service at the school • Engage further through a cultural exchange program with locals • After departing the school, venture further into the Guizhou landscape to hone in on your growing photography skills • Kick back with a group dinner followed by the third series of workshop and critique
Truly a trip for the photography aficionado, you have the whole day to exercise the photo skills that you have been coached on over the past few days • Enjoy a well-earned communal meal followed by your final photo workshop.
In the bright, cool morning, wrap up any loose ends for your various photo projects • Pack up your gear and bags, then break for a hearty lunch • Grab your things, and then take a scenic hike to Kaili through the rugged and breathtaking Guizhou landscape. Celebrate all your hard work with a photo show at the farewell dinner • Enjoy the satisfaction of having created original works of art • Transfer from Kaili to the Guiyang airport, and it is time to return home
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