Road to Shangri-la

Dali               Lijiang                  Shangri-la


Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?

Travel with awarding winning photographer, Darrell Lew as he takes you on a culture rich journey to one of China's most mystical province of Yunnan. Aptly revered as a place "south of the clouds". Imagine waking early in the morning to find yourself overlooking an ancient village as the rising sun breaks the horizon. Immerse yourself in ancient cultures long forgotten while sitting cross-legged around a fire pit having local tea brewed especially for you. 


Discover what Shangri-la means to you ... all while learning and honing your skills in the art of documentary-style photography! We'll have plenty of time to practice your newfound travel photography skills as well delve into natural low-light, landscape and street photography. There will also be plenty of time to explore on your own (highly encouraged), time to unwind for a foot massage (or 2) not to mention group photo shares to track your progress. Little photography experience necessary - just bring the passion for half-off-the-beaten path travel!

You will feel accomplished not only in memorable captures, but a renewed sense of the human spirit as the friendly locals welcome us with open arms.


Oct. 29 - Nov. 9, 2019

Inaugural Consideration

To kick-off months of planning and several years of traveling to these wondrous areas throughout China, we're finally able to make a dream come true and turn our passion for photography and culture into a reality. We are offering this program at an extremely attractive price of $TBDUSD, based on double-occupancy. To make this happen, we just need a minimum of 3 travelers (with a maximum of 6).


If you prefer to be in a room by yourself, it will be an additional $TBDUSD for single-supplement consideration. This is based on a first-come first-served basis as some locations have limited room available.


If you've chosen single-supplement, we prioritize this option for you, but please note that we may not be able to accommodate in some locations - in which case we will amend this amount back to you for that location and pair you up with a fellow traveler. Prices are based on today's cost of airfare and might be adjusted upwards or downwards - this rarely happens, but just thought to inform you of this possibility.

Interested in joining us?

Just drop us a quick line and we'll keep you updated for important dates to plan for.


  • Private escorted tour only for group members

  • Photography instruction/guidance

  • All ground transportation as listed

  • All attraction entrance fees as listed

  • Professional licensed English-speaking local guide

  • Accommodations as listed

  • Domestic flight from Shanghai to Dali

  • Domestic flight from Shangri-la to Shanghai


  • China Entry Visa Fees

  • International Airfare Tickets to enter or leave China

  • Personal expenses

  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver

  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary

  • Any meals which are not specified as B, L and D

  • Single Supplement