Vietnam in Focus
We run acclaimed private and small-group photo tours throughout north, central and south Vietnam. Whether you are a beginner, serious amateur or professional photographer, we can help you to capture incredible shots, and enjoy an unforgettable, authentic experience of this fascinating country.
Our photo tours have been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Guardian and Le Petit Fute, as well as holding a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for over a decade. We are officially licensed by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to run tours and workshops, and have led groups from National Geographic and the Travel Channel.
We also love to make a difference. We work with local NGOs like Peace House Shelter, Change, and the Centre for Women and Development 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 craft authentic photography experiences with an incredible depth of detail – exactly what you need to capture your dream images. No wonder National Geographic, the Travel Channel and international Fujifilm Creators pick us to guide them.
We personally research and design all of our 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 10 years. Most telling of all, our guests keep coming back for more.
Vietnam in Focus originated from our combined passions for photography, adventure and Vietnam. We are working photographers, obsessive explorers, and full-time students of Vietnamese culture, and we love to share our passion. That includes a passion for making a difference to society and the environment, through our work with local NGOs.
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
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.
Discover Tây Nguyên, Vietnam’s Central Highlands, a captivating region known for its lush landscapes, diverse cultures, and coffee heritage. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of rolling hills, pristine waterways, and vibrant ethnic traditions. Explore verdant forests, terraced fields, and serene lakes while experiencing the rich Gong culture. Major cities like Buon Ma Thuot and Pleiku provide gateways to this unique world, offering both modern comforts and cultural heritage. Trek through national parks, go mountain biking, and explore breathtaking waterfalls, all in this highland paradise.
Central Vietnam Coastline 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
Our upcoming Featured Tours
Welcome the New Year with the hill tribes of Northern VietnamExperience the Gao Tau festival, Hmong fire dancing & lunar new year festivities with the Dzao, Hmong & Tay people during far 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.
Experience the thrilling Phuoc Hai Whale-Worshiping FestivalExplore southern Vietnam's spectacular coastline and traditional cultures on this immersive photo adventure. Travel by boat down the Saigon RIver to discover the mangroves and salt farms of Can Gio, before heading north to experience the vibrant Phuoc Hai Whale-Worshiping Festival. In Ninh Thuan, we'll encounter the ethnic Cham tribe and the wild volcanic landscapes of Nui Chua National Park en route to remote, palm-fringed Whale Island.
Experience and photograph the very best of Vietnam in one epic adventureEmbark on the ultimate Vietnam photography adventure, capturing the vibrant tapestry of this diverse nation. From the bustling streets of Saigon to the enchanting landscapes of Ha Giang, experience the rich cultural journey, blending urban energy, traditional markets, and the colorful tribes of the far north. Join us on an epic visual expedition, documenting the very best of Vietnam from south to north in a single, unforgettable adventure.
Moc Chau Love Market and the tribes of the Black River ValleyDiscover Vietnam's final frontier, the wild northwest. Capture candid people photography as you mix with the ethnic tribes of this incredible area. Festivals such as Moc Chau Love Market offer plenty of opportunities for dazzling images, but we’ll also enjoy intimate moments with our local friends in the homes and hamlets we visit. The landscapes here are a photographer's paradise, with sweeping vistas, lush tea and rice fields, and the cloudy Black River valley, offering endless opportunities for creative composition. Along the way, we'll create a stunning visual narrative of a remote region of northern Vietnam rich with cultural and scenic beauty.
Explore Vietnam's stunning land and people from south to north on the Reunification ExpressTravel from Saigon to Hanoi on the legendary Reunification Express, while creating a stunning visual narrative of life in all three regions of Vietnam. From street photography in Saigon's Chinatown and little-known railway village, we'll head up the eastern coastline, to the sand dunes of Mui Ne. By the sea, we'll explore fishing villages and sleepy harbors, snap portraits of traders and fishermen at work with their nets. Between World Heritage-listed Hoi An and the Imperial capital of Hue, we'll cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the world's most spectacular short train journeys. Then it's north to the scenic splendor of a cruise on Ha Long Bay, before we roll into Hanoi, Vietnam's richly-cultured and highly photogenic capital.
Photograph the real northwest Vietnam during the season of golden riceGet off the beaten track with the Vietnam photo tour experts, enjoying epic rice terraces, bustling markets and an authentic up close encounter with the Hmong, Dzao and Tay minorities. We travel from east to west across Vietnam's mountainous north, an area we've been photographing for over a decade. In the company of our local friends, we'll mingle with the tribes as they begin to farm the rice terraces, giving us unforgettable experiences and unique photo opportunities.
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 Giang, in the Footsteps of the Opium TradersTrace the remnants of Vietnam’s historical opium trade through the mountains and tribal villages of Sapa, Hoang Su Phi and Ha Giang. You'll encounter the Hmong, Dzao and Tay tribes, and visit colonial palaces and the scattered ruins of French forts, along the way creating a rich visual story of unique documentary travel images.
From the News Room
Recently we caught up with Tung Phan, our photographer leader for Days of the Dragon 2024, and here’s what he had to say about our upcoming adventure!
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.