- Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
- Transportation: private luxury bus, domestic flight
- Accommodation: 5-stars hotels & resorts
- Room: double occupancy / twin bed share
- Meals: 3 main meals in modern restaurants
- Group size: 3-12 participants
- Airport transfer: included
- Start: Hanoi
- End: Ho Chi Minh City
- Total price: 6,000 USD
- Single supplement: 900 USD
- Tour date
- April 12 – 21, 2024
- July 26 – August 4, 2024
- Hung Yen
- Ninh Binh
- Hoi An
- Phu Yen
- Khanh Hoa
- Ninh Thuan
- Binh Thuan
- Ba Ria – Vung Tau
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Double occupancy in 5-star hotels and resorts
- A domestic flight with 27 kg luggage
- All airport transfers
- All route transfers
- Unlimited 4G SIM card
- Unlimited bottled water
- Site entry fees (if applicable)
- Model fees (if applicable)
- 3 standard meals per day
- Non-alcoholic beverages per day
- Coffee breaks
- Photography and licensed tour guide
- International flights
- Travel insurance (it is a must)
- Alcohol (except as noted)
- Visas and travel insurance
- Airport transfers outside of designated times
- Tips for Guides and Drivers
Vietnam Photo Tour Itinerary
Welcome to the amazing Vietnam! After clearing immigration and customs, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi where your adventure begins. We will provide three transfers from Noi Bai International Airport to a hotel in Hanoi between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.Our trip begins when we capture the Incense Village for 2 hours in the afternoon. Then we move into town for a welcome dinner. After warming up and getting to know each other, you will toast the journey ahead!
Immerse yourself in the cultural heart of Northern Vietnam today as your lens captures the essence of two iconic villages. In the morning, venture into the soy sauce village, a hub of traditional craftsmanship where the savory artistry of soy sauce production unfolds. From the meticulous process to the aged barrels exuding rich aromas, every frame encapsulates the heritage woven into the fabric of this village.
Come afternoon, the fish trap village becomes your canvas, a testament to the symbiotic relationship between man and water. Photograph the skilled hands crafting intricate traps, a dance of tradition against the rhythmic backdrop of rural life. Each click tells the story of livelihoods intricately connected to the aquatic landscape.
From the savory notes of soy to the aquatic rhythms of the fish trap village, today’s photographic journey promises a tapestry of cultural richness and the authentic tales etched into the daily lives of these vibrant Northern Vietnamese communities. Capture the essence of tradition and industry in the frames that will weave the narrative of today’s visual exploration.
Begin your day immersed in the enchanting landscapes of Tam Coc, where limestone karsts and serene waterways create a poetic dance of nature. As your lens captures the essence of this UNESCO-listed site, each frame becomes a visual poem etched with the beauty of the Vietnamese countryside.
Transition from the rustic charm of Tam Coc to the bustling energy of Hanoi Airport, where your journey takes flight to the historic city of Hue. The lens becomes a bridge between the tranquility of Tam Coc’s natural wonders and the cultural richness waiting to be explored in Hue’s ancient citadel. The swift shift from serene landscapes to the anticipation of a new destination adds layers to your photographic narrative.
Step into the historical grandeur of Hue Imperial City, the Citadel, where Vietnamese models donning the elegant Ao dai become muses against the backdrop of ancient walls and regal architecture. Your lens becomes a storyteller, weaving tales of tradition and grace within the hallowed grounds of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
As the day unfolds, transition to the tranquil waters where fishermen cast their nets, capturing the essence of their daily ritual against the serene canvas of the Perfume River. Each click is a dialogue between man and nature, freezing moments of resilience and routine in the fishing villages.
As the sun begins its descent, immerse yourself in the enchanting spectacle of floating candles at sunset. The lens captures the flickering flames, carrying wishes and dreams along the river. From the regal beauty of the Citadel to the rhythmic life of fishermen and the ethereal glow of candlelit waters, today’s photographic journey is a visual symphony, resonating with the diverse stories etched into the landscapes and traditions of Hue.
This day begins with the haunting beauty of Hue’s abandoned park as morning light reveals the eerie yet captivating aura of forgotten grandeur. Your lens captures the juxtaposition of nature reclaiming the man-made, creating a visual narrative that echoes with echoes of the past. The abandoned park becomes a canvas for stories untold, a silent testimony frozen in time.
Transition from the melancholic allure of Hue to the vibrant streets of Hoi An. Here, the lens becomes a dance partner to the lively rhythms of street photography. Capture the essence of Hoi An’s bustling energy—the vibrant colors, the animated street life, and the interplay of light and shadow. As the day bids adieu, frame the enchanting glow of lanterns in the sunset, where the ancient town transforms into a dreamscape of warm hues. Each photograph in Hoi An is a chapter in a visual tale, a seamless blend of ancient charm and contemporary vibrancy, capturing the spirit of these two distinct Vietnamese destinations.
At 4 a.m., set sail on a tranquil voyage to capture the essence of Hoi An’s fishermen, casting their nets with the traditional Ro technique in the soft morning light. Each ripple becomes a canvas for the timeless dance between man and river. Later, frame the weathered beauty of an old lady’s portrait, telling the stories etched in the lines of her face. As the sun ascends, our journey sets for Phu Yen, where a new chapter of visual exploration awaits.
Photograph the essence of Phu Yen’s coastal life, where fishing boats dance with the waves and, if luck favors, freeze the dynamic elegance of a fisherman casting his net. Document the intricate craft of coracle boat making, a visual journey into the skilled hands shaping vessels that navigate the waters of tradition.
As the day transitions, our lens moves to the scenic landscapes of Khanh Hoa province, where new visual tales await. From the rhythmic poetry of Phu Yen’s fishing communities to the artisanal mastery of coracle crafting, each click etches a chapter in the diverse and captivating narrative of Vietnam’s coastal beauty.
Seize the moments in Khanh Hoa as your lens focuses on the well-known salt workers, their labor etched against the glistening landscapes. Frame the artistry of net sewing, a famous tableau that encapsulates the symbiotic relationship between man and sea.
Transition to Phan Rang Thap Cham, we conclude the day by capturing the pastoral charm of a farmer guiding his flock of sheep homeward. The lens becomes a storyteller, weaving narratives of sand dunes, cultural heritage, and the tranquil routine of rural life.
In the soft dawn light, seize the ethereal beauty of Nam Cuong sand dune, framing the silhouette of a Chams lady against the shifting sands. Transition to a Cham village, where morning unveils the age-old art of traditional pottery making. Each frame is a testament to the craft’s endurance through time. We move to Binh Thuan province to visit the oldest light house of the Asia: Ke Ga. We capture the beauty of the coastal rocks around it, and witness the daily life of fishermen there.
Embark on a visual odyssey as the morning sun bathes Binh Thuan’s seascape in golden hues, transforming the coastal landscapes into a mesmerizing canvas. In the afternoon, your lens navigates to Vung Tau, where the artistry of steamed fish unfolds in a workshop. Each click captures the culinary dance of flavors and traditions embedded in the coastal charm.
As the day draws to a close, our journey concludes in the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport by 5 p.m., presenting the choice to either return home, carrying the visual tales of the day, or extend your stay to explore the dynamic city on your own. Let’s say goodbye to our group.
What to bring?
- Camera gear, tripod
- Waterproof and windproof jacket (light, will be around 20–30 °C)
- Waterproof pants
- Warm down-jacket and thermal pants
- Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops
- Digital Camera, Film Camera and Drone
- Camera lens: 14-24mm, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm, 200-600mm
- 4 x 64GB Memory Cards, external HDD/SSD storage
- 2 x Fully Charged Battery
- Drone with at least total of 3 batteries and 64 GB memory card