The best of our day tours, at your own pace
With so much to see and do in Hanoi, it can feel overwhelming to capture it all on camera. This half-day photography tour provides an insider’s look at the Vietnamese capital while you walk through the Old Quarter and several markets with your guide.
Suitable for both beginner and serious photographers, and we will tailor the photography program to your interests.
5am – Begin your tour with a 5am pickup from your central Hanoi hotel (later pickups can be arranged on request) and set out to explore the city with your private guide, an experienced photographer.
5:30am – After an introduction to the basic photography techniques and settings that you will need, stroll along Long Bien Bridge to shoot your first landscape shots, with the dramatic city skyline in the background.
6:30am – Next, head to Long Bien market, Hanoi’s biggest wet market, and busy Dong Xuan market, where you’ll have a chance to shoot everyday scenes and snap candid shots of local workers, shoppers, and families.
7:30am – Follow your guide through the winding streets and alleyways of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, stopping to practice street photography and portrait photography techniques along atmospheric Hang Thiec and Thuoc Bac streets.
8:30am – Continue to Hang Vai, Phung Hung and the railway tracks, where you’ll learn how to add a storytelling element to your photos as you stroll around the residential districts.
9am – After around three hours of walking, head to a local cafe in central Hanoi, where you’ll enjoy coffee and snacks.
9:30am – Farewell