Photography Day Tours



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

Ninh Binh Photography Day Tour

Experience Ninh Binh & Tam Coc Nature Reserve

We start at 6 am, with hotel pick-up and departure by minibus for Ninh Binh. Arrival at Tam Coc should be around 7:30, and we’ll start with a boat trip through the valley and caves.  We have time for short walks up to various vantage points, which is where we’ll be shooting some fantastic landscapes. We’ll also be able to shoot portraits of the rower-women of Tam Coc, with their permission, of course.

Then we explore historic Bich Dong Pagoda, a World Heritage-listed site, and a great spot for atmospheric photos of crumbling architecture against a backdrop of mountains and rivers.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit a traditional embroidery village, before heading to Hang Mua, and it’s a steep climb up 500 steps to shoot one of Vietnam’s most iconic landscapes. It’s worth the sweat, and we’ll take our time, with plenty of breaks along the way. 

Finally, we drive over to Van Long nature reserve. There are many villages in the area near the reserve, offering plenty of opportunities for pictures of rural life as the sun goes down. Farmers will be bringing in their cattle, buffaloes taking a dip in the rivers and schoolchildren cycling home along the dykes. It’s a fantastic way to wrap up this adventure through classic lowland Vietnam.

At 6:30pm, we hit the road back to Hanoi, with drop-off at around 8pm.

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


What to Expect

Ninh Binh is all about its landscape, lakes and caves, During the slow boat trip through the valley well be exploring landscape photography setting our selves up for the day to come, with ample portraits of villagers and the boat people of Tam Coc Valley. 

To reach the peaks and viewpoints for our spectacular landscape shots we’ll be hiking and climbing a fair bit of terrain. So you’ll need to be dressed appropriately and travelling light is essential.

Tour HighlightsPhotographic Highlights

Ning Binh Province
Hung Mua Cave
Tam Coc Nature Reserve
Boat Trip
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Rice Fields

Introduction to Landscape Photography
Camera Settings
Lens Options
Landscape Photography Workshop
Architectural Photography
Long Exposure Photography

Tour Length: Full Day 7am till 6pm

Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking, Hiking, Climbing)

What’s IncludedWhat’s Excluded

Private Car
Non-alcoholic beverages
Professional Photographer Guide


Recommended Equipment

Hiking Shoes/Boots
Digital Camera or Film Camera
Memory Cards
Fully Charged Battery (spare batteries if available)
Cable Release
Graduated Neutral Density Filter
Circular Polarizer Filter
Variable Neutral Density Filter
Wide-Angle Zoom
Telephoto Zoom


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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!



Per person


Per Person


Per Person
3-5 People

All Tours with Vietnam in Focus are Private. 



Please complete the form to register you interest in participating in this Photographic Journey through Vietnam


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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