Dive into the heart of Vietnam’s rich cultural tapestry with the captivating photography tour of Hue, a gem nestled within the broader canvas of the Central Vietnam photo tour. Hue, the ancient imperial city, unfolds as a living museum of history and heritage, offering photographers a visual feast of architectural wonders, royal palaces, and serene landscapes. From the regal elegance of the Citadel to the poetic beauty of the Perfume River, each frame captures the essence of a city steeped in tradition.

The tour seamlessly blends the timeless allure of Hue with other destinations in Central Vietnam, presenting photographers with a diverse palette of subjects—from coastal landscapes to historic landmarks. As you traverse the vibrant streets, serene lagoons, and cultural enclaves of Hue, your lens becomes a storyteller, preserving the visual tales etched into the landscapes and lives of this enchanting city and the broader tapestry of Central Vietnam.

Join us on this photographic journey to uncover the nuanced beauty and cultural richness woven into the fabric of Hue and beyond.

Tour Summary

  • Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
  • Transportation: private luxury bus, boat in Hoi An
  • Accommodation: 5-stars hotels / best hotels in the remote areas
  • Room: double occupancy / twin bed share
  • Meals: 3 main meals, private room in best restaurants
  • Group size: maximum 10 participants
  • Airport transfer: included
  • Start: Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
  • End: Da Nang International Airport (DAD)

Book the Tour

  • Total price: 3,500 USD
  • Single supplement: 600 USD
  • Tour date:
    • May 31 – June 6, 2024
    • July 5 – 11, 2024

Trip Included

  • Double occupancy in 5-star hotels and resorts
  • All city transfers
  • All airport transfers
  • Unlimited 4G SIM card
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • Site entry fees (if applicable)
  • Model fees (if applicable)
  • 3 standard meals and non-alcoholic beverages per day
  • Coffee breaks
  • Photography and licensed tour guide

Trip Excluded

  • 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

Photo Tour Itinerary

DAY 1

Welcome to the amazing Vietnam! After clearing immigration and customs in Da Nang International Airport, you will be transferred to our 5-stars hotel in Hoi An where your adventure begins.

Our trip begins when we capture street photos of Hoi An town for 2 hours in the afternoon, witness the beauty of lantern. After that, we head out into town for a welcome dinner. After warming up and getting to know each other, you will toast the journey ahead!


DAY 2

Rise with the sun at 4 a.m., venturing into the tranquil waters of Hoi An to encapsulate the timeless essence of fishermen as they cast their nets in the early morning light. The rhythmic dance of their daily routine becomes a visual symphony against the serene backdrop. Later, focus on capturing the weathered beauty of an old lady’s portrait, each line on her face a story etched in time.

As the day progresses, immerse in the lush embrace of the coconut forest, where every frame is a dance of shadows and light. Transition to the heart of local life as farmers diligently spread out sleeping mats to dry—a testament to the simplicity and authenticity of daily rituals. Through the lens, weave a narrative that transcends moments, telling the tales of Hoi An’s fishers, the resilience of age, the verdant beauty of coconut groves, and the quiet industry of farmers under the sun.


DAY 3

Begin your day immersed in the enchanting allure of Hoi An coconut forest, where the morning light filters through the lush greenery, creating a canvas of shadows and reflections. From the tranquility of this natural haven, our journey leads us from Hoi An to the historic city of Hue. As the day matures, our lenses turn to the cultural richness of Hue, capturing the mesmerizing spectacle of floating candle boats.

In the afternoon, the Perfume River becomes a stage for these illuminated vessels, each one carrying wishes and dreams upon its flickering flames. Frame the poetry of tradition against the backdrop of Hue’s ancient architecture, where every photograph becomes a visual ode to the harmonious blend of nature and culture. From the vibrant hues of the coconut forest to the ethereal glow of candlelit waters, this photographic odyssey promises a sensory tapestry that captures the essence of central Vietnam’s natural beauty and cultural traditions.


DAY 4

Morning unfolds in the grandeur of Hue’s Citadel, a historical tapestry where ancient walls whisper tales of imperial splendor. Your lens becomes a storyteller, capturing the intricate architecture and time-worn details that define this UNESCO World Heritage site. As the sun arcs through the sky, transition to the banks of the Perfume River. Here, the day’s narrative shifts to the artistry of fishermen, their silhouettes against the reflective waters composing a visual symphony.

Explore the interplay of light and shadow as the fishermen cast their nets, freezing moments of tradition against the backdrop of Hue’s timeless landscapes. From regal citadels to the quiet diligence of fishermen, each click immerses you in the visual poetry of Hue’s cultural richness.


DAY 5

Begin your day with the ethereal glow of sunrise over Tam Giang Lagoon, where hues of gold paint the tranquil waters, creating a visual symphony of dawn’s magic. Transition to the haunting beauty of Hue’s abandoned park, where models breathe life into the echoes of the past, blending the ethereal with the tangible in your photographs.

As the sun climbs, journey to Lang Co beach, where the azure waves meet pristine shores, offering a breathtaking backdrop for your lens. Later, capture the serene charm of Lap An Lagoon, where nature’s beauty unfolds in tranquil rhythms. Conclude the day at a beachside resort, the night promising a canvas of stars above the rhythmic sounds of the sea.

Let your photographs weave tales of sunrise serenity, historical echoes, coastal allure, and the serene nightfall, immortalizing the diverse beauty etched into the landscapes surrounding Tam Giang Lagoon, Hue, Lang Co Beach, and Lap An Lagoon.


DAY 6

We continue our photography day with the enchanting sunrise over Lap An Lagoon, where the first light paints the tranquil waters in a palette of hues. Your lens captures the serenity and natural beauty of this coastal haven. Then we transition to the iconic Hai Van Pass, where the rhythmic passage of a train through the scenic landscape becomes a visual spectacle. Frame the juxtaposition of technology and nature against the backdrop of the pass’s breathtaking vistas.

As the sun matures, journey to the captivating heights of Ba Na Hills, capturing the architectural marvels and panoramic landscapes. The lens becomes a storyteller, freezing moments of allure against the mountainous canvas. Conclude the day in a hotel perched on the summit, where the night unfolds with a starry spectacle above.


DAY 7

Embrace the early light at 4 a.m. as your lens captures the iconic Golden Bridge, its ethereal design suspended amidst the mist-kissed hills. Frame the surreal beauty of dawn casting a golden glow upon this architectural marvel, creating an otherworldly visual tapestry. Transition to Ba Na Hills, where the landscape unfolds into a breathtaking panorama of rolling hills and verdant valleys. The lens becomes a portal to the serenity and grandeur that defines this hill station, each frame a testament to the beauty that graces the Da Nang skyline.

Conclude our visual odyssey as we touch down at Da Nang International Airport by 3 p.m. Whether you choose to extend your stay, savoring the allure of central Vietnam, or soar back to your abode, let the photographs be the indelible imprints of this visual journey through the Golden Bridge and the scenic landscapes of Da Nang.

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

Recommended Equipment

  • Digital Camera, Film Camera and Drone
  • Camera lens: 14-24mm, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm
  • 1 x 64GB Memory Cards, external HDD/SSD storage
  • 2 x Fully Charged Battery
  • Drone with at least total of 3 batteries and 32 GB memory card