Photography Day Tours


Ninh Binh



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

Ninh Binh Photography Day Tour

Experience Tam Coc Nature Reserve and the Ancient Capital of Hoa Lu

Discover classic lowland northern Vietnam on our Ninh Binh Photography Day Tour.  Our trip includes a two-hour boat journey at Tam Coc Nature Reserve, or ‘Ha Long Bay on land’.

A photographic exploration of the ruins at Vietnam’s ancient capital of Hoa Lu, and a sunset wander through the stunning paddies and river valleys of this beautiful region.

Learn the art of great travel photography while exploring one of northern Vietnam’s most scenic and culturally-rich provinces.


7:00am – Hotel pick-up and departure by minibus for Ninh Binh

9:00am – Arrival at Tam Coc and boat trip through valley and caves. We have a workshop on landscape photography and portraiture as we cruise, and have time for a trek up to one of the region’s most beautiful ancient pagodas.

11:00am – Return to Tam Coc for lunch, followed by coffee and feedback on photos taken so far.

12:30pm – Depart for Hoa Lu, a complex of ruins that in the 10th and 11th centuries stood as the capital of Vietnam.

1:30pm – Walking tour of Hoa Lu, with a focus on shooting architecture.

3:00pm – Explore the paddies and villages around Ninh Binh – scenes of rural life. We’ll look in more detail at landscape photography, and capturing images of working life, with conical-hatted farmers and their buffalo making particularly interesting subjects.

5:00pm – We capture sunset shots in the countryside before heading back to Hanoi.

7:30pm – Return to Hanoi and hotel drop-off.


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Duc was an amazing and patient tutor. I am an enthusiastic amateur and he was happy to teach, answer all my questions and show me techniques to enable me to improve my photography. He was also knowledgeable about the area we visited and was happy to vary things according to my wishes. The day was very well organised, with a good combination of places to see & photograph. In addition, Duc has signposted me to useful on-line info & tutorials to help me further and also took some photos of me while i was concentrating on composing shots which was nice. I will look out for similar photo tours on my next holiday but Duc has set the bar very high for others to follow!


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.

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