Vietnam in Focus
Run acclaimed photo tours throughout north, central and south Vietnam. We research, design and lead tours that help you to experience authentic local life as well as improve your photography. Whether you are a beginner, serious amateur or professional photographer, we can help you to capture incredible shots, and enjoy an unforgettable experience of this fascinating region.
Our team boast credits in The New York Times and Vice Magazine, among many other publications, meaning the knowledge we impart is top-level. Meanwhile, our tours have been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Guardian and Le Petit Fute, as well as rating five star at Trip Advisor since 2012. We’ve even led groups from National Geographic and the Travel Channel through Vietnam.
We also love to make a difference. We work with local NGOs like Peace House Shelter and Change Vietnam to raise awareness about social and environmental challenges in Vietnam.
We have been running acclaimed photo tours throughout Vietnam for many years. We know our way around – and where to get the best pictures – better than any other photo tour operator. Our team of local expert photographer guides also boast unparalleled, up-to-date knowledge of their respective areas, in north, central and southern Vietnam. All of this allows us to tailor-make photo tours with an incredible depth of detail – exactly what you need to capture your dream images. No wonder National Geographic, the Travel Channel and award-winning photographers pick us to guide them.
We personally research and design all of our story-themed photo tours, making them completely original to Vietnam in Focus. Our guests often remark that they’ve never taken a tour quite like ours anywhere in the world. It’s one reason we have over 350 five star reviews at Trip Advisor, and have held a Certificate of Excellence for 8 years. Most telling of all, our guests keep coming back for more.
Vietnam in Focus originated from our combined passions for photography, travel and Vietnam. We are working photographers – in many different styles – obsessive explorers, and full-time students of Vietnam, and we love to share our passion with guests. That includes a passion for making a difference to society and the environment, through our work with local NGOs.
Vietnam’s north is rugged, traditional and full of new adventures. If you want to photograph street traders, towering mountainscapes and colourful hill-tribes, this is the place to explore.
Central Vietnam boasts two of the country’s most renowned cultural travel destinations, Hoi An and Hue, and a mouth-watering menu of local dishes. Capture the bustling fishing communities and traditional village’s
Explore Southern Vietnam, the Mekong Delta’s tropical jungle, idyllic waterways and leisurely riverside life and Saigon’s Labyrinth of alleyways for picture perfect street photos
Our upcoming Featured Tours
Northern Vietnam Traditional FestivalsExperience the Gao Tau festival, Hmong fire dancing & lunar new year festivities with the Dzao, Hmong & Tay people during Northern Vietnam's festival season. Cameras in hand, we'll explore the spectacular landscapes and colorful tribal communities around Sapa on a photographic adventure to remember. In the company of our photography team and local Black Hmong guides, this is the ultimate, authentic encounter with Vietnam's hill tribes.
Vietnam from South to North By TrainTravel from Saigon to Hanoi on Vietnam's Reunification Express while learning the art of photography. Capture daily Vietnamese life in the cities of Saigon, Danang and Hanoi. Explore the eastern coastline, fishing villages and sleepy towns, snap portraits of traders, fishermen and local life along the railway. Experience crossing the Hai Van Pass, one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys, on our 11 day photography adventure through Vietnam.
Northwest Vietnam Photographic AdventureExplore on our ultimate mountain photo adventure. Capture ‘golden season’ on the towering rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai and golden paddy fields in remote Hoang Su Phi. Rainy season is over, the harvest fast approaches, and the paddies turn from bright green to gold in a matter of weeks. As hill tribe farmers begin to work the fields, it's a photographer’s dream.
Photograph Flooding Season in the Mekong DeltaImmerse yourself in the cultures of Southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta, Explore the very best this region has to offer, from Saigonese street photography to awe-inspiring riverside brick factories, from bustling water markets to tranquil mangrove forest, and the unforgettable highlight of the Khmer Ox Racing Festival
Explore Vietnam's True North from Sapa to Ha Giang13 days following Vietnam’s historical opium trade and the environment in which it flourished. You'll encounter and photograph the montagnards of the northern hill tribes and visit colonial palaces and the scattered ruins of French forts and gun emplacements, all remains of the opium trade in northern Vietnam nearly a century ago.
From the News Room
Vietnam In Focus is thrilled to announce our latest photography contest open exclusively to overseas photographers. Whether you are a “pro” with a professional camera or an amateur with a smartphone, don’t hesitate to share your work!
Vietnam’s harvest time has become a magnet for photographers, but only we know how to capture the true essence of this incredible season.
Photographer Juan’s visual story about the Ox Racing Festival and the running of the Mekong Bulls.
Meet Hanoi’s Incense King. An exclusive interview with Mr Long and an look into his family Incense making business in Quang Phu Cau Village.