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Embark on a journey through the visually stunning landscapes and culturally rich scenes of Vietnam with a photo tour like no other. Whether you are a professional photographer or an enthusiastic amateur, this guided excursion will provide you with the opportunity to capture the beauty and essence of this diverse country. From iconic landmarks to traditional villages, bustling city markets, and scenic rural areas, you will be transported to some of the most photogenic locations in Vietnam. With the guidance of experienced photographers, you will learn new techniques, receive feedback and critiques, and come away with a collection of stunning photos that showcase the unique character and beauty of this incredible country. Get ready to create memories and capture images that will last a lifetime with a Vietnam photo tour. The tour is led by 2 photographers – Viet Sui, and Daniel Kordan.

Your Vietnam photo tour will begin in the charming capital city of Hanoi, where you’ll explore its bustling streets, bustling street markets, and historical landmarks, capturing the energy and life of this vibrant city. From Hanoi, you’ll travel to the stunning rural district of Mu Cang Chai, known for its breathtaking rice terrace fields and traditional Hmong villages. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph the rural beauty and traditional lifestyle of the region’s residents. Next, you’ll visit Da Nang, a coastal city renowned for its stunning beaches, colorful night markets, and unique bridges. Finally, you’ll end your journey in the charming ancient town of Hoi An, with its well-preserved Old Quarter, vibrant street life, and beautiful riverside scenery. With these diverse destinations, you’ll have a range of opportunities to capture the essence of Vietnam through your lens, from its bustling cities to its rural landscapes, and from its historical towns to its traditional villages.

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The Guides

Dates

23rd Sept -2 Oct 2023

Difficulty Level

Easy

Group Size

Maximum of 12 participants 

Registration

Deposit US$2000

Price

$8900 (shared occupancy)
 

Full payment

120 days prior to the workshop starting date.

This tour is operated in partnership with Daniel Kordan workshops

Included

Excluded

  • International and local flight to arrive and depart from / to Vietnam

  • Airport transfers

  • Entry visa to Vietnam

  • Travel insurance (please make sure you are insured)

  • Alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, tips

  • Services and transportation are for listed activities only

  • Charges will be applied for any additional requests

  • Best available hotel in remote locations and best hotels in Hanoi

  • Private air-conditioned transportation during the tour

  • Meals and non-alcoholic beverages per day

  • Unlimited 4G Internet SIM

  • Unlimited bottled water

  • Site entry fees (if applicable)

  • Model fees (if applicable)

Itinerary

Day 1 

A new adventure awaits as you arrive in the charming capital city of Hanoi. With visa on arrival now available for many countries and no quarantine needed, choose from a range of airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, VietJetAir, or Bamboo Airways to make your arrival convenient and comfortable. Aim to arrive between 8-9 AM local time, to maximize your time and allow for a seamless start to your photo tour. It is highly recommended to arrive a day earlier, on 22 September though, to relax and get acclimated. We’ll provide a hotel recommendation so you can stay at the same place.

As the day progresses, prepare to immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Hanoi as we begin our workshop by capturing the city’s iconic landmarks and breathtaking vistas from its most renowned viewpoints. Get ready to create unforgettable memories and stunning images as we start our journey through the captivating beauty of Vietnam.

Day 2

We set out on an early morning journey to the picturesque village of Long Coc, a mere two-hour drive from Hanoi. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to capture the breathtaking beauty of the Long Coc tea hills, surrounded by lush green landscapes and rolling hills. After soaking in the beauty of this idyllic location, we’ll embark on a seven-hour journey to the heart of the northwest region, to the breathtaking district of Mu Cang Chai.

As we travel through the region, we’ll make a stop at Tu Le valley, where you’ll have the chance to capture the stunning beauty of the valley, with its rolling hills, picturesque rivers, and rolling terraced fields. As the sun sets, we’ll arrive in Mu Cang Chai, where we’ll spend the night in a cozy hotel, surrounded by the serene beauty of the rural landscape. Get ready to create unforgettable memories and stunning images as we delve deeper into the heart of Vietnam.

Day 3

On this memorable day, we rise early and embark on a journey to the heart of the northwest region. Setting out at 4 AM, we’ll move to a parking area and transfer to a short bike trip to one of the most iconic vistas of Mu Cang Chai, the Mam Xoi viewpoint. As the dawn breaks and the sun rises, you’ll have the chance to capture the breathtaking beauty of Mu Cang Chai in all its glory, surrounded by lush green landscapes, rolling hills, and picturesque rice terraces.

With a camera in hand, you’ll experience the most breathtaking views of Mu Cang Chai as the morning light casts its golden glow over the rolling hills and the mist lifts from the valleys below. As the morning progresses and the day begins to fill with tourists, we’ll savor the serenity and beauty of this idyllic location until 8 AM, when it’s time to continue our journey. Get ready to create unforgettable memories and stunning images as you witness the breathtaking beauty of Mu Cang Chai.

After a memorable morning capturing the breathtaking beauty of Mu Cang Chai, we return to the hotel for a well-deserved breakfast. Refreshed and reinvigorated, we embark on the next stage of our journey, traveling up to the home of the H’Mong ethnic people.

With a camera in hand, we’ll capture the picturesque beauty of their traditional homes, surrounded by fields of golden corn. As we interact with these friendly and welcoming people, we’ll have the opportunity to capture their portraits and gain a deeper understanding of their unique culture and traditions. We’ll spend the next two hours capturing the beauty of this idyllic location before returning to our hotel for a delicious lunch.

As the afternoon progresses, we’ll visit the magnificent bamboo forest of Mu Cang Chai, surrounded by rolling hills and serene landscapes. This breathtaking location offers the perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of nature in all its glory, surrounded by towering bamboo trees, rustling leaves, and the gentle sounds of the forest.

Day 4

The new day brings new adventures and opportunities for stunning photography. As the sun rises, we’ll set out to capture the magnificent steps of the rice terraces, surrounded by lush green landscapes and rolling hills. The morning light provides the perfect opportunity to create images that are truly breathtaking and unforgettable.

After our morning shoot, we’ll move on to another charming village where we’ll have the chance to capture the beauty and traditions of the H’Mong people. With their vibrant customs and colorful attire, they provide a rich tapestry of photographic subjects that are sure to delight and inspire.

As the afternoon progresses, we’ll ascend to a high hill where we’ll capture the stunning beauty of the rice terraces as the sun sets, casting its golden light over the rolling hills and the verdant landscapes below. After a satisfying dinner, we’ll move on to the Mam Xoi viewpoint, where we’ll have the chance to capture the magnificent beauty of the milky way as it rises over the iconic rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai.

Day 5

As our time in Mu Cang Chai draws to a close, we rise early in the morning, eager to continue our journey. We’ll depart the peaceful valley, taking with us memories of the magnificent rice terraces, the friendly H’Mong people, and the breathtaking beauty of the region. As we make our way back to Hanoi, we’ll have time to reflect on the incredible experiences we’ve had thus far, and to anticipate the wonders that await us in the days to come. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive in Hanoi and set out to explore the charming and historic Duong Lam ancient village. Surrounded by lush landscapes and rich history, this enchanting village provides a glimpse into the past, with its well-preserved architecture and timeless traditions. We’ll spend the afternoon capturing the beauty of this unique location, capturing its timeless spirit and the character of its friendly inhabitants. Get ready to create images that are both beautiful and meaningful as you discover the rich history and culture of Vietnam.