Travels

Kanas, Xinjiang (Autumn) 11D10N [Confirmed Departure]

Gain competition photo-making insights from acclaimed landscape photographer/leader
Experience this unique geographical location - home to nomads & grazing flocks.
Boasting beautiful ecosystem of lakes, rivers, glaciers, forest and grassland.

Fees:
SGD $4,500 /pax based on twin sharing
SGD $5,200 /pax opt for single room

Please email to cia@canon.com.sg for registration.

Kindly indicate the following.

- Name (as of passport):
- Gender:
- Contact:
- Camera model:
- Title of photography trip:
- Accommodation opt: Single/Twin sharing

Upon registration, you will be advised on how to make payment directly to our license tour agent for this trip - Unusual Expedition (TA 02513)

  • Hotel Accomodation
  • English speaking Tour Guide
  • Entrance fees to shooting locations (if applicable)
  • All transportation in destinations stated in the program itinerary
  • All meals as stated in Itinerary (chinese cuisine)
  • Domestic Flight transfer
  • Return International Air Ticket
  • Guide Service Fee - RMB70 per day
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Porter Services
  • Visa Fees (If Applicable)
  • Beverages / Alcohol during meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)
  • Photography Setup Fee (If applicable)

DAY 1 – URUMQI
We arrive in Urumqi in the afternoon, and will proceed to make our way to Urumqi. We will check into our hotel and spend the night here. This is your chance to meet your fellow expeditors, and ask our friendly instructors any questions you might have.
Meals: (D)

DAY 2 – KANAS
We will transfer to the airport for a domestic flight for an early morning flight to Kanas. Upon arrival we will settle ourselves to the local hotel and prepare ourselves for a sunset shoot.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 3 – KANAS
We will do a morning sunrise shoot at Kanas National park. The mountains surrounding the lake are covered with dense alpine forests filled with birch, elm, and Siberian larch. During autumn season, the forests provide a vivid backdrop of colors, an unspoiled dazzlingly beauty that make postcard-esque photographs. We will explore the national park for the entire day.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – KANAS / HEMU VILLAGE
We rise early today for morning sunrise shoot at Kanas National park before we set off to Hemu Village in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Hemu village, we will settle down and prepare for dinner. You may want to explore the rustic village for the rest of the night.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – HEMU VILLAGE
In the early morning, we will do a sunrise shoot at the viewing platform above Hemu village. You are expected to climb a long flight of stairs to reach the top of the mountain. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a picturesque landscape with the early morning mist, the rustic Hemu village and the mountain as backdrop (If weather permits). In Hemu village, there lived the descendants of Mongols. The Tuwa live by herding and hunting. They raise horses, cows and sheep and live a nomadic life. We will capture of these nomadic lifestyle in photos.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 6 – HEMU VILLAGE / BUERJIN
We rise early to photograph the sunrise at the viewing platform above Hemu village again before we proceed back to the main city, Buerjin. Five-Colored Hills is the fascinating combination of colorful rock, riverbed and greenery. At dawn and dusk, the sun has a way of causing these rocks to glow with vibrant colors. We will proceed to Five-Colored Hills at Buerjin for a sunset shoot before checking in the hotel.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – BUERJIN / KEKETUOHAI / WUCAICHENG
We will do a morning sunrise shoot at Koktokay National Geopark. We will visit the Irtysh Grand Canyon in the park. It sets with a deep gorge, with clear and fast flowing river, with a backdrop of beautiful mountain peaks. After the morning shoot, we will travel a long distance to reach Wucaicheng. The unique landscape in Wucaicheng is similar to Danxia. Dinosaur fossils can be found here and scientists have been researching this area for prehistoric geology for years.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 8 – WUCAICHENG / HUYANGLING
We will depart early to travel to Huyangling. The populus euphratica is one of the few trees which can live in the desert. Autumn is the best season when the leaves turn yellow and the forest turns into a golden fairy tale world. We will spend the whole day in the national park making beautiful pictures.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 9 – HUYANGLING / SHANSHAN DESERT
We will depart early to travel to Shanshan Desert. Upon arrival, we will arrange to shoot sunset with the scenic desert landscape.
Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 10 – SHANSHAN DESERT / URUMQI
After an early sunrise shoot, we will proceed back to Urumqi. En-route, we will pass by Turpan. Turpan is rich in high-quality grapes of many kinds, it is known as the Hometown of Grapes. After enjoying the beautiful vineyards and the sweet grapes, you can try something totally different at Flaming Mountain – the hottest place in China. You have to remember to bring plenty of sun-block and water when you visit this area.

Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
Meals: (B,L,D)

DAY 11 – URUMQI
The morning is free for you to explore till noon. We will set off to Urumqi International airport for our flight back to Singapore.
Meals: (B)

Suggested flight details & flight carrier: Air China Airlines

Meeting place: Urumuqi International Airport, China

27 SEP: SIN-PEK CA970 2325 / 0535(+1) hrs
28 SEP: PEK-URC CA1275 0730 / 1135 hrs

04 Oct: URC-PEK CA1276 1800 / 2140 hrs
05 Oct: PEK-SIN CA975 0010 (+1) / 0630 hrs

Special note: Please hold the flight ticket purchase until you have received confirmation from tour leader to proceed on.

Unusual Expedition Pte Ltd

TA license no: TA02513

  • Workshop is OPEN to the general public.
  • Tour package is quoted based on a minimum of 8 participants. Should there be a decrease in the group size, a new price will be advised.
  • Tour price is stipulated to change should there be any increase land costs and fluctuation in exchange rates.
  • Registration must be via this website and seats will only be confirmed upon full payment on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservation would be considered.
  • Payment must be made directly to our license tour operator for this trip - Unusual Expedition Pte Ltd. TA License: 02513, on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment details will be advised once we have received your online registration.
  • Participants must follow the designated itinerary strictly, during the official programme hours. The detailed itinerary will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation.
  • Participants must bring their own cameras. As reviews and critiques of the shots can only be carried out in digital format, all participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera.
  • Participants are required to observe the laws and regulations of the host country.
  • Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. shall not be held responsible for any infringements of the law by any participant attending the workshop.
  • Participants would be required to sign an indemnity form for the workshop.
  • Participants who are below 18 years must get parental / guardian consent to attend the workshop.
  • Should the workshop be cancelled in the event of unexpected circumstances, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. will make a refund to all confirmed participants.
  • Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. reserves the right to make any other amendments without prior notice.
    For enquiry, please email us at cia@canon.com.sg
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Thank you for your interest. For further enquires please email to cia@canon.com.sg