Photography Day Tours


Quang Phu Cau Incense Village



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

Quang Phu Cau Incense Village

Quang Phu Cau Incense Village – Rhapsody in Red


We pick you up at your hotel and head out of Hanoi by car at 8:30am, arriving in Quang Phu Cau at around 10am.  By this time, the villagers have already set out incense to dry in various formations, and we’ll get pictures of people working among this sea of red.  We’ll have time to capture a variety of shots of the workers in action. We also venture further into the village workshops, shooting images of the incense-making process, including bamboo chopping, dipping the sticks in dye, and the creation of incense paste.  We’ll take more images of the friendly locals who have worked on producing incense in this village for generations. We leave the village at noon, as the workers are preparing for lunch, and head back to Hanoi for a bite before saying farewell at 2:30pm.

What to Expect

Quang Phu Cau Village is awash with colour and spectacle. 

Level of Difficulty

Moderate Physical activity (Walking)

Recommended Equipment

Digital Camera or Film Camera

Memory Card 

Fully Charged Battery (spare batteries if available)

Lens selection – is often a personal choice or simply what is available to you. Most will travel with a standard Zoom lens which is recommended. A zoom will give you the versatility you need during the day for both streets scenes and portraits, Its also generally very hot during the day so keeping your camera gear to a minimum is preferred.

Tripods (not required)


Really fun photo experience
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I had visited Hanoi several times for work, but after the early morning tour with Mr Mansour I now experience the city completely differently. Mansour is a skilled and enthusiastic photo guide who clearly loves both this city and this amazing country. My shots of the textiles warehouse are some of the best travel photos I've taken for some time. Mansour - I owe you one!


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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