China Photo Tour / Workshop

Steep cliffs rise to meet the morning sky, surrounded by farming communities and bamboo groves. The Li River winds through the countryside of China, inspiring poet and artist alike to attempt to capture the atmospheric beauty that surrounds.  This is where our photo tour begins, in Guilin, a town surrounded by the beauty of the natural world.


Rice terraces built into the side of mountains, decorate the vista as far as you can see. The mountain village of Longi provides a retreat from the hurried life and the time to capture the breath of air resting upon these stunning landscaped mountains.


Set sail down the Li River out of Yangshuo.  Around each unfolding bend of the river, behold the cliffs reaching out to take hold of beautifully colored skies that surround.  The air is thick with the fragrant aroma of Osmanthus, something likened to the scent of apricot and black tea.  The misty mountains tell of tales of old, while ancient villages house the genuinely beautiful people of this land.  Clearly, this is one of the most stunning places in the world.


A Photo Tour Through the Incredible China Countryside 

Begin your day in Xi’an riding bikes along the ancient city wall or enjoy a traditional ride by rickshaw.  The blending of ancient poised beautifully in the foreground with modernity hovering in the background paints quite the picture of values that are treasured here.  Behold one of the most extraordinary archaeological finds of the 20th century, considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World, the terracotta warriors of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor.  The massive amount of artistry and sheer numbers are unbelievable, it simply needs to be seen to be believed. Strolling along the Great Wall of China and visiting the Forbidden City are treasured moments not to be missed in this lifetime. 


On this unique photo tour you’ll encounter the ancient beauty of a civilization that values age and its heritage.  This tour of China is perfect for photographer and non-photographer alike.  Join us on this journey through China, home to the richest breadth of culture anywhere.




Coming Soon - 2021 Dates
$4,495 per person
Deposit $1,500
Single Supplement $900

Coming Soon - 2021 Dates

Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers

Your Photographers/Guides

Christopher Balmer

What's Included 

  • Flights from the airport of Departing City TBD by PAWorshops.

  • Lodging throughout the workshop as outlined.

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary – mostly Breakfast and Lunches.

What's Not Included 

  • Flights or transportation to the airport of the departing city determined by PAWorkshops

  • Suggested Gratuities: $10 per day/per person for the driver and $10.00 per day/per person for a local guide. $1-5 Misc.

  • Airline Fees / Insurance / Passports / Personal Expenses

  • Chinese Visa - Required - Not included in price $195

Protect Your Trip

Travel insurance isn’t just for medical assistance. Our plans protect you AND your belongings. We offer coverage for lost, damaged and stolen luggage and belongings. Our insurance team can help you replace lost prescriptions and travel documents while you’re on your journey. Travelex Insurance is here to help.

Cancellation Policy

Workshop Fees 

All travel workshop balances are due 90 business days before the photo tour workshop start date. Full payment is required on bookings taken 60 days prior to workshop start date. All workshop fees can be paid by check made out to “Perfect Light”. All card transactions for final payments will be charged a 3.5% processing fee. There will be a fee affixed for late payments. Deposits are due at time of registration and are non-refundable.


Workshop Cancellations

After registering for a workshop tour, you have three (3) business days of the original deposit date to cancel and receive a full refund (less a 6% card fee). Cancellations on the part of the participant must be made in writing and received by our office by US mail or email. If you cancel 121 or more days prior to the photo tour workshop start date, 25% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 or less days prior to the workshop start date, 100% of the workshop fee will be forfeited. If you cancel 120 days or less prior to the workshop start date and your spot is filled by another participant, you may receive a refund less all transfer fees. All refunds will be made by check.


Cancellation Fees

121 or more days prior to photo tour workshop start date 25% of workshop price forfeited

120 days or less prior to photo tour workshop start date100% of workshop fee forfeited


  1. Transfers You may transfer your photo tour workshop registration to another person to participate in your place. To transfer, please submit written notifications of the alternate participant's name, email address, phone number, and mailing address via letter or e-mail to You will be responsible for any transfer fees.

  2. Safety, Insurance, and Physical Fitness Every effort is made to ensure your safety. However, participants are responsible for their own safety and accident insurance. We do not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged property. Participants must be in good physical condition for activities in an environment that may be cold, wet, and windy.

  3. Rules and Regulations: Whether the workshop you participate in is held on private, public, or government lands, you agree to abide by all rules, restrictions, and ordinances governing such lands and property. You also agree to respect the rights of other workshop participants, instructors, and those providing services to or for the workshop. Failure to comply with any governing rules or authority may result in the removal of the participant from the photo tour workshop or related activity with no provisions for refund.

  4. Disputes and Jurisdiction Any dispute over this contract involving litigation or court proceedings will be held to the governing laws of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho. Jurisdiction for any legal dispute over this contract will be conducted in the courts of Bonneville County in the state of Idaho.

  5. Schedules All workshop schedules are tentative (subjects, events, and times). Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice due to weather and other environmental conditions, direct or indirect logistical arrangements, transportation plans, health conditions of workshop participants and/or instructors, employees, or assigns, and/or any other factors deemed to be relevant by Perfect Light Workshops. However, we will make every effort to include just as many photographic and instructional opportunities to the participants if changes are made.

  6. Model Release: You consent that any and all photographs made of you or that include you or your property may be used by Perfect Light Workshops and/or its assigns in promotional and/or advertising efforts for no fee and/or compensation.

  7. Equipment: It is the responsibility of each participant to bring and provide his or her own equipment. Workshop participants will be given a list of suggested items to bring, but it is a suggested list only and does not replace personal preferences and for one’s possibly limited resources or health restrictions. We will attempt to have camera and accessory manufacturer’s demo products on hand for workshop participants to try and use. However, we make no promises as to the availability of any demo equipment.


Perfect Light Camera & Supply and The Yellowstone Camera Store are factory direct pro dealers for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma, Black Rapid, MeFoto, Delkin, Hoya and many other top brands in the industry.


Perfect Light Camera & Supply was opened in 2008 by Christopher Balmer and has quickly become the Nation's leader in photography education with over 14,000 classroom students from across the United States.  Photo Adventure Workshops was created in 2016 and The Yellowstone Camera Store opened in 2019.


We are the same price as online dealers and big box stores, all with the same warranties and far better service!


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16 N Canyon Street

West Yellowstone, MT  59758

(406) 646-5191


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2169 E 17th Street

Idaho Falls, Idaho

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