Acclaimed photography tours through Vietnam

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Vietnam in Focus run acclaimed photography tours throughout Vietnam and Indochina.  We research, design and lead tours that help you to experience real 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 publication credits in The New York Times and Vice Magazine, among many others, meaning the knowledge we impart is top-level. At the same time, Vietnam in Focus tours have been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Guardian and Le Petit Fute, as well as rating five star at Trip Advisor for over seven years.  We’ve even led National Geographic, Discovery, and the Travel Channel through Vietnam.

We love to make a difference. We work with local NGOs like Peace House Shelter and Change.VN to raise awareness about social and environmental challenges in Vietnam. By joining a tour with us, you’re helping to improve people’s lives and the environment.

Why

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Vietnam in Focus?

Experienced

We have been running acclaimed photography tours throughout Vietnam for many years. We know our way around – and where to get the best pictures – better than any other tour operator. That’s why National Geographic, Discovery and the Travel Channel pick us to guide them
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Unique

We personally research and design all of our 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. Nearly 300 five star reviews at Trip Advisor, and guests who return again and again, can’t be wrong.

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Passionate

Vietnam in Focus originated from our combined passions for photography, travel and Vietnam.

We are working photographers, obsessive explorers and full-time students of Vietnam, and we love to share our passion with guests.  We’re also passionate about making a real difference.

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Our Photographers

Our team of photographer guides are at the heart of Vietnam in Focus.  We’re explorers, teachers, entertainers, and of course highly experienced shooters.  We are street photographers, documentarians, travel shooters, drone pilots, fashion portraitists and even underwater photographers – but on a tour with us, you’ll always learn how to shoot in your own style.  Our guides absolutely love to get involved in local life, and they’ll make you feel at home wherever you go – whether it’s a tea shop alongside Hanoi’s railway tracks, a docker’s workshop in Danang, or a Red Dzao stilt house in Ha Giang. 

Popular Destinations

The Golden Harvest @ Mu-Cang-Chai

Northern Vietnam

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.

Hanoi Long Bien Market

Central Vietnam

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

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Southern Vietnam

Saigon may look like just another Asian mega-city, but under the surface (and in its tiny, labyrinthine alleyways). The Mekong Delta offers tropical jungle, idyllic waterways and leisurely riverside life.

Our upcoming Featured Tours

December 5, 2019

Opium Trail

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13 days following Vietnam’s historical opium trade and the environment it flourished in. You’ll encounter and capture the montagnards of the northern hill tribes and visit colonial palaces and the scattered ruins of French forts and gun emplacements, all remains of that nation’s management of the opium trade in northern Vietnam nearly a century ago.

December 5, 2019

April 21, 2020

Vietnam by Rail

Vietnam by Rail
 

Travel from Saigon to Hanoi on Vietnam’s Reunification Express while learning the art of travel photography. Capture daily Vietnamese life in the cities of Saigon, Danang and Hanoi, Explore the eastern coastline, fishing villages and sleepy towns, capture traders, fishermen and the indigenous Life along the railway. Experience crossing the Hai Van Pass, one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys on our 11 day photographers adventure though Vietnam.

April 21, 2020

September 6, 2020

Vietnam by Rail

 

Travel from Saigon to Hanoi on Vietnam’s Reunification Express while learning the art of travel photography. Capture daily Vietnamese life in the cities of Saigon, Danang and Hanoi, Explore the eastern coastline, fishing villages and sleepy towns, capture traders, fishermen and the indigenous Life along the railway. Experience crossing the Hai Van Pass, one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys on our 11 day photographers adventure though Vietnam.

September 6, 2020

September 16, 2020

Golden Harvest

View over the Golden Rice Paddies @ Mu-Cang-Chai

14 Days through Northern Vietnam on our ultimate mountain photo adventure, Capture ‘golden season’ on the towering rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai and Sapa. Rainy season is over. The harvest fast approaches, the paddies turn from bright green to gold in a matter of weeks, its a landscape photographer’s dream.

September 16, 2020

From the News Room

Northern Vietnam - Life in the Clouds

Life in the Clouds

22 different ethnic groups inhabit Hà Giang’s mountain range and its surreal cliffs. It’s unbelievable to the eyes how those incredibly steep cliffs are all transformed into rice terraces solely by muscle power. The vastness of the mountains and rice terraces will leave you in awe and fascination by the skills and abilities of these ancient ethnic tribes.

Hai Van Pass

Shooting the Hai Van Pass

Shooting the Hai Van Pass with Vietnam in Focus’s Photographer Mansour. A look at his thought process and techniques, while traveling the Hai Van Pass from Danang to Lang Co Lagoon.

Smartphone

Smartphone Photography Workshop

help your team learn to take eye-catching and attractive pictures for your social media pages and website with our popular Smartphone Photography Workshop

Olympus in Review Vietnam

Olympus OMD EM1 Field test

Karen Wilshaw travelled with Vietnam in Focus on a 12-day tailored photography tour, visiting some of the most beautiful and remote regions of Northern Vietnam. This gave her the opportunity to really give the Olympus Micro 4/3rds, EM1mkII a thorough workout.

Work With US

Are you a photographer or photo tour company thinking of bringing a group to Vietnam?  We work with select individuals and companies from abroad to help them organize unique photo adventures in the region.  These have included renowned international photographers with credits in media outlets like National Geographic and US, Europe and Australia-based operators running photo tours internationally.