Hai Van Pass Horizons - Photograph Stunning Views and Local Life

Photography Day Tours


Vietnam in Focus run acclaimed photography tours throughout Vietnam and Indochina.

Hai Van Pass Horizons

Cross the iconic coastal mountain pass, before exploring life at Lang Co Lagoon

We set out at dawn and drive along the bay to the Hai Van Pass with some stops at a small local temple in the shape of a boat and a local beach to take photos of people doing their morning exercises. There are great scenic views all the way up to the pass, and we’ll be looking at how to compose these kinds of pictures to bring out the best in the landscape. We’ll stop at certain points to take photos, the first being an abandoned hotel that provides plenty of photographic opportunities at close quarters. 

At the top we will break for coffee to enjoy the vast scenery then explore ruins on top of the pass. These ruins date from different time periods and paint a good picture of the history of Vietnam.  

Next stop is the fishing town of Lang Co. Here, we can find a fantastic little fishing community on the edge of the lagoon, where the locals use traditionally hand-woven coracle boats to bring in their catch. Now we’re looking at how to shoot relationship shots, telling a story about the people in their working environment, in this case a stunning subtropical lagoon.

Time to hit the road back up the Hai Van Pass. On the way up, we’ll capture magnificent landscapes overlooking Lang Co lagoon and beach. This must be one of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world and is worth enjoying it to the fullest.

Danang & Hoi An Photography Day Tour and Workshop

What to Expect

Tour HighlightsPhotographic Highlights
Hai Van Pass Coastal Landscapes The Pass Ruins Wartime Bunkers Lang Co Lagoon Lang Co ChurchCamera Settings Lens Options Travel Photography Documentary Photography Landscape Photography

Tour Length: Morning 5:30am till 1:00pm
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time

Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)

What’s IncludedWhat’s Excluded
Hotel Pickup 
Professional Photographer Guide
Hotel Drop Off

Recommended Equipment

DSLR Camera / Film Camera / Smart phone / Go Pro (Video Camera)

Memory Card

Fully Charged Battery

8-30mm Lens (Wide Angle)

45-75mm Lens (Standard or Zoom)


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Enjoyable and formative. Got some great photos of local Vietnamese life away from the crowds. Our guide Cristian was extremely helpful and knowledgeable with assisting us with photos, our cameras , composition tips and maximising photo opportunities. We learnt a lot. Cristian is a lovely host and also introduced us to vietnamese coffee.

Per person


Per Person


Per Person
3-5 People

All Tours with Vietnam in Focus are Private. 


All photos are taken on tour by previous guests and tour guides

Tour FAQ's

In the event of forecasted heavy rain, we’ll contact you to reschedule or cancel the tour and give you a full refund.  If it’s early morning and raining heavily, our guide will call you on the phone number you gave us to discuss options for postponement or cancellation.  In the event of cancellation we’ll issue a full refund.

Yes, you can.  We have a Nikon DSLR available to rent for $30 per tour including free memory card.  Please enquire on booking.

Yes, you do.  Vietnam in Focus is not liable to pay any costs associated with injury etc on our tours.

Yes, they can.  Costs (or free joining) depend on each tour, so please enquire on booking.

Yes, you can.  People often join our tours using film cameras.  You may not be able to edit in camera, but the composition tips are still basically the same.

Yes, you can.  Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing nowadays.

Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our guides will tailor your learning experience depending on your interest, style and experience from amateurs to professionals we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, as well as develop your photographic eye to capture that amazing shot.

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