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CN/DIG/HIDDEN-PHOTO | 4 Night(s) Package

4 Nights Travel Photography with Alvin Foo & Jensen Chua @ The Hidden Valley Resort, China (Departs: 03Apr2019)


Join Alvin Foo, Principal of Canon Imaging Academy (Singapore) and Jensen Chua, Council Member of Canon EOSWorld on this extraordinary photography trip to The Hidden Valley Resort, located 3300m above sea level in the secluded Bisong Village, Jiantan Town, Shangri-la City, Diqing Prefecture, Yunnan Province. On this trip, you will have an opportunity to photograph one of the rarest Mokey in the world -Black Snub-nosed Monkey, witness one of the vanishing Tibetan Culture and many more!

Inclusion

*** TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - ALVIN FOO & JENSEN CHUA FROM Canon Singapore
~ Return economy airfares between Singapore - Diqing via Guangzhou on Southern Southern Airlines including all applicable airport taxes.
~ Return airport/resort/airport transfers.
~ Choice of 4 nights accommodation.
~ Daily Full Board Meals with beverages.
~ Daily activities (Excludes all admission fees to attractions - payable direct).

** EXCLUSIVE ON THIS DEPARTURE! **
~ Professional Photography Guidance from Alvin Foo and Jensen Chua
~ 2 photography workshops prior to trip (Culture and Landscape by Alvin Foo & Wildlife and Macro by Jensen Chua).
~ 1 Photo sharing session during trip.
~ One-time Complimentary 1x camera sensor cleaning and 2 lenses general check, valid within a month after the trip (for Canon DSLR / mirrorless users only).
~ Opportunity to hands-on some of the best Canon gears for the beautiful landscape of Hidden Valley!

** ITINERARY (This is a suggested itinerary and the sequence can be changed as per your requirements) **

DAY 1 - SINGAPORE - DIQING VIA GUANGZHOU (DINNER)
Singapore - Guangzhou / CZ8490 / 0355-0755HRS
Guangzhou - Diqing / CZ3499 / 1215-1505HRS

On arrival, meet and greet by hotel representative for your transfers to the hotel (Approx 20mins). Check in for a quick refresh before we re-gather for a short briefing about the itinerary with Alvin Foo/Jensen Chua follow by a welcome dinner in the resort.

DAY 2 - CULTURE & SHANGRI-LA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER)

After breakfast, we will commute to small village just about 8 mins drive from the resort where 3 mani stone piles are located to witness a vanishing Tibetan culture! The aged Tibetan ladies that turned up daily to conduct their prayer ritual by walking around the mani stones for about 30min, placing pebbles after each round at the mound. An intriguing and unique photography experience.

Following that, we will proceed to the Shangri-La Ancient Town. A collection of quaint cobblestoned streets and traditional Tibetan buildings. Stroll through the streets where street photography opportunities abound. On the hill towers the world's second-largest prayer wheel. Here, you can see many locals as well as tourists manually spinning the wheel and send their prayers to the gods. Perfect venue for close up shots here!

Thereafter, we will continue to to visit the 17th-century Sumtseling Monastery, also known as Little Potala Palace and it is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, home to some 700 Yellow Hat monks. NOTE: NO Photography inside the monastery but you will take great photos even from outside the monastery!

DAY 3 - NAPAHAI NATURAL LAKE RESERVE - LOCAL MARKET - TIBETAN HOUSE (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER)

After a early breakfast, you will head out for Napahai Natural Lake Reserve. The reserve is 3,270m above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers. It is about 8km northwest of Shangri-La town in Yunnan Province. It is both an ideal field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of birds. This is, in the true sense, a seasonal lake. When summer comes, snow on the adjacent mountains melts and flows down into about ten rivers forming a vast lake. In the dry season, Napahai becomes a boundless green grassland - the best time for herding sheep cattle. Every September the lake again turns into a temporary habitat for migratory birds, such as bar-headed geese, wild ducks and black-necked cranes which is one of the 12 rarest bird species in the world. During this period, the lake becomes an ideal place for ornithologists from around the world!

Following that, we will visit one of the wet markets to observe the local culture. Its also a great opportunity to purchase some fresh produce for your friends and family back home! Before we head back to the resort, we will stop by at a Tibetan house where you can enjoy an authenic Tibetan's afternoon tea!

Later this afternoon, This evening, Alvin and Jensen will conduct photographic assessment of your day shots with impartial feedback and tips to finetune those shots.

DAY 4 - TACHENG FOR GOLDEN MONKEY(BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER)
We will set for Tacheng town very early in the morning. Breakfast box will be prepared for you to eat along the way. It will be about 4 hours before arriving at the Tacheng Black Snub-nosed Monkey, which derive their name from the short, stump of a nose on their round face, with nostrils arranged forward. They have relatively multicolored and long fur, particularly at the shoulders and backs. The Golden Monkey is listed as endangered on the red list of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in 2008. We will arrive just in time for their feeding and will have about 2 hours to photograph to your heart content.
After lunch, we will head back to Shangri-la. This evening, an outdoor BBQ dinner will be set up if the weather permits. We will try our luck with Milky Way photography and/or astrophotography . Otherwise we will have a Tibetan dance around the bonfire to bid farewell to this beautiful place.

DAY 5 - HIDDEN VALLEY - SINGAPORE VIA GUANGZHOU (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH)

This morning, you might want to have an relaxing morning in the resort before heading off to the airport after lunch.
Diqing - Guangzhou / CZ3500 / 1555-1830HRS
Guangzhou - Singapore / CZ8489 / 2305-0305HRS

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOON OFFER**
Not applicable


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel on date/flight shown only.
~ Airfares Conditions:
* Ticket must be issued within 30 days after confirmation / at least 30 days prior departure.
* Minimum stay: 2 Days / Maximum stay 14 Days.
* Booking code: TQQT
* Once ticketed, changes to flights and date are subjected to USD$100 per change per ticket.
* Tickets are non-refundable/non-transfersable and non rerouteable.
~ Standard check in time of the resort is 1400hrs and check out time of the resort is 1200hrs.
~ Price includes all applicable Government's taxes, GST applicable service charge at time of booking.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques and credit cards.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange and changes on airfare, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.
Maximan group size - 12 including Alvin and Jensen

TRAVEL START DATE


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Room Type
Hotel Rating
Adult(s)
Child

Passenger(s) Bedding and Room(s)

Remarks

Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.
Maximan group size - 12 including Alvin and Jensen
Room Type 4 Nights Travel Photography with Alvin Foo & Jensen Chua @ The Hidden Valley Resort, China (Departs: 03Apr2019)
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 1A1C 2A1C
2019-04-03 ~ 2019-04-07
Standard Room (Shared Bathroom) 2165 1995 1995 1995 1995 1940 975
Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom) 2510 2300 - - - 2240 1010
Tibetan Suite (Attached bathroom & private living space) 3085 2800 - - - 2740 1075
Tented Villa (Attached bathroom) 3085 2800 - - - 2740 -
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOON OFFER**
Not applicable