- Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
- Transportation: private luxury bus
- Accommodation: 5-stars hotels or best resorts in the remote areas
- Room: double occupancy / twin bed share
- Meals: 3 main meals in private rooms of modern restaurants
- Group size: maximum 10 participants
- Total price: 3,500 USD
- Single supplement: 600 USD
- Tour date
- 2024: June 1 to June 7 (Mu Cang Chai water season)
- 2024: September 6 to September 12 (Mu Cang Chai harvest season)
- Hanoi Ceramic Road
- Hanoi Incense Village
- Hung Yen Soy Sauce Village
- Hung Yen Bamboo Basket Village
- Long Coc tea hill
- Tu Le Valley
- Mu Cang Chai rice terrace
- Mam Xoi rice terrace
- Mu Cang Chai corn house
- Lao Chai rice terrace
- Sang Nhu rice terrace
- 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 per day
- Non-alcoholic beverages per day
- Coffee breaks everyday
- 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
Photo Tour Itinerary
Welcome to the amazing Vietnam! After clearing immigration and customs, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ha Noi where your adventure begins. We will provide three transfers from Noi Bai International Airport to a hotel in Ha Noi between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Our trip begins when we capture the amazing incense village for 2 hours in the afternoon. After take some amazing shots, we head out into Hanoi for a welcome dinner. After warming up and getting to know each other, you will toast the journey ahead!
Embark on a visual voyage through the heart of Hanoi, with our lenses focused on the captivating Ceramic Road as it basks in the early morning light. Witness the intricate tiles that tell tales of artistry and tradition, forming a mosaic masterpiece that graces the city. As the day unfolds, our photography group moves to Duong Lam ancient village, a living testament to Vietnam’s rich heritage. In the afternoon, capture the essence of daily life in this historic enclave—narrow lanes lined with ancient houses, locals immersed in their routines, and the timeless charm that defines Duong Lam.
Each frame will freeze moments of cultural continuity and the subtle beauty embedded in the rhythm of village life. From the vibrant urban artistry to the serene authenticity of Duong Lam, our cameras will weave a visual narrative that echoes the soul of Vietnam.
Venturing into the morning, we’ll immerse ourselves in the rich heritage of the soy sauce village, documenting the traditional craftsmanship and age-old techniques that define this culinary cornerstone. The air will be filled with the savory scent of soy, providing a sensory backdrop to our visual narrative.
In the afternoon, our journey takes us to the bamboo fishing trap village, a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the local communities. We’ll freeze moments of skilled hands weaving intricate traps, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between man and nature.
This photographic sojourn promises a kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and narratives, encapsulating the essence of Hanoi’s cultural landscape. Each click of the shutter will weave together a visual tapestry, telling the tales of ceramic art, culinary traditions, and the age-old craft of bamboo fishing traps in this captivating corner of Vietnam.
Our photography group departs Hanoi at 2 AM, chasing the first light to grace the Long Coc tea hills. Witness the sunrise painting the rolling hills in hues of gold and green, capturing the tranquil beauty of this tea-laden landscape. The journey continues to Mu Cang Chai, where terraced rice fields create a breathtaking mosaic.
After a day of visual immersion, pause in the enchanting embrace of Tu Le valley, framing the day’s end with the warmth of a sunset. This photographic pilgrimage promises a day of ethereal landscapes, bathed in the gentle glow of dawn and dusk.
The day begins at the breathtaking Mam Xoi viewpoint in Mu Cang Chai, where the sunrise bathes the undulating landscapes in a golden glow. Our lenses then turn to a charming house adorned with corn, documenting the rustic charm and agricultural richness of the region.
In the afternoon, we explore more rice terraces, each step revealing a patchwork of vibrant green fields against the backdrop of majestic mountains. This day promises to unfold the visual poetry of Mu Cang Chai, capturing the essence of its landscapes and the stories etched into its agricultural tapestry.
Embrace the dawn with the enchanting sunrise over Lao Chai rice terraces, where the first light paints a mesmerizing tableau across the cascading fields. Venture into the heart of a H’Mong house adorned with golden corn, a rustic portrait of daily life against the backdrop of the lush landscapes. After a nourishing lunch, set your lens on another spectacle of breathtaking rice terraces, each tier revealing a story etched in the verdant tapestry.
We conclude the day with the warm hues of sunset gracing the “Horseshoe” rice terraces, capturing the last light dancing on the curves of this agricultural marvel. Each photograph becomes a visual symphony, harmonizing the beauty of sunrise, the cultural richness of H’Mong traditions, and the timeless allure of the rice terraces—creating a day woven with the vibrant threads of nature and culture in this captivating corner of Vietnam.
After an exhilarating experience, the journey leads back to Hanoi, concluding our adventure at Noi Bai International Airport by 4 p.m. Whether you choose to extend your stay, relishing the memories in Hanoi, or soar back to your abode, let the photographs be the timeless imprints of this captivating expedition to Yen Bai, Lao Cai, and the vibrant landscapes of Northern Vietnam.
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
- Zoom lens: 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm or 200-600mm
- 4 x 64GB Memory Cards, external HDD/SSD storages
- 4 x Fully Charged Battery