Capturing the Beauty of Hoang Su Phi on our specialized tour

Multi Day Group Tours through Vietnam

Group Photography Tour
7 Days
Departs from:

Hoang Su Phi

Enter the stunning landscape of Hoang Su Phi

Unleash your creativity with our photography trip to Hoang Su Phi Province. Capture the mesmerizing golden rice terraces, explore tribal villages, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Spectacular northwest Vietnam, draped in gold. As the rice harvest approaches, the terraces Hoang Su Phi and Bac Ha go from green to gold in a matter of weeks. We travel across this visually astounding region, picking out the perfect spots for landscape photography. In many places, the local hill tribes are already cutting the crops, and we’ll also capture authentic portraits of rural life. Throw in some colorful tribal markets and the unforgettable hospitality of the Montagnards, and it adds up to one incredible experience. A unique opportunity to photograph northern Vietnam, at a dazzling time of year.

What to Expect

Hoang Su Phi, a hidden gem nestled in the northern reaches of Vietnam’s Ha Giang Province, beckons photographers with promises of breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultural experiences. This enchanting district, blessed with terraced rice fields, ethnic minority villages, and rich traditions, offers a unique opportunity to capture the essence of northern Vietnam through the lens of a camera.

Hoang Su Phi is renowned for its intricate and expansive terraced rice fields that seem to flow down the hillsides like a patchwork quilt. These fields are not just a visual feast; they tell a story of generations of hard work and agricultural artistry. The best times for photographers to visit are during the rice planting season in May-June and the harvest season in September-October when the fields come alive with vibrant colors and patterns.

Beyond the landscapes, Hoang Su Phi is a tapestry of diverse ethnic communities, including the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Nung, and more. Photographers have the privilege of documenting traditional stilt houses, the intricate clothing of the locals, and the daily rhythms of life in these villages. Whether you’re capturing the warm smiles of children or the rituals of a local festival, the human element adds depth and emotion to your photographs.

Local markets like Hoang Su Phi Town Market and Ban Phung Market are a treasure trove for street and documentary photographers. These bustling scenes offer dynamic and authentic snapshots of daily life. From vibrant stalls selling local produce to the animated interactions of buyers and sellers, every corner of the market is a photographic opportunity.

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Tour Information

Recommended Equipment

  • Digital Camera
  • Drone
  • Selections of lens
  • Cable release
  • Tripod
  • Memory cards
  • CPL & ND Graduated filters
  • Laptop/tablet
  • Storage device

What's included

  • Hotel Pickup and Dropoff
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transportation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • local guides and government permits
  • Photography Workshop with our photographer leader

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airfare to and from destination, as well as internal airfare where applicable
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas

Tour Length

7 Days
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time

Level of Difficulty

Moderate Physical activity (Walking)


This northern tour through Vietnam is available annually during the months of January to May and from August to December. We officially run this tour on on our designated dates near the end of September during the Golden Harvest (when the rice paddies turn from green to gold) but the tour can be booked privately at any stage during the available months .

Photography teaching

On a photo tour with us, your experience, images and development as a photographer are the priority. Before the tour, we’ll send you a short questionnaire to find out your interests, style and photography knowledge. Tips to improve your pictures will be provided by our professional photographer guides throughout the trip, and we’ll have regular reviews, individually and as a group. While enjoying a rich variety of photographic opportunities on tour, you’ll gain valuable insights on how to get the best out of your images, and how to take your skills to the next level.


Yes. We offer a 5% early bird discount on all featured tours if bookings are received 12 months in advance of departure.

We take an initial holding deposit of $500 per person, which is non-refundable (unless we call off the trip for some reason). The remainder is due 3 months in advance of the departure date. We also confirm tour departure at this point, and people can go ahead and book flights.

Our Cancellation policy includes the following fees and cut of periods:

90 to 61 days before departure is 25% of the trip price.

60 to 46 days before departure is 50% of the trip price.

45-0 days prior to departure is 100% of the trip price.

We take a maximum number of 5 guests per 1 tour leader.  With larger groups we will split between 2 tour leaders.

Yes, you do.  You will be asked to sign a legally-binding liability disclaimer before tour departure

Please see the What to Bring list included in each itinerary

It’s a good idea to do this, as you’ll have a chance to get over the jetlag and do a bit of exploring before the action begins.  We can help you arrange accommodation and adventures.

Yes, apart from your own shopping and alcohol (but we’ll cover some wine and beer along the way, don’t worry)

As early as possible – tours book up fast

Please see terms and conditions included on each tour page

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Customize Your Photography Experience

Our unparalleled knowledge of travel and culture in Vietnam, and where and when to get the best shots, mean we are experts in designing tailormade photo tours.  We have planned and run tours for everyone from professional photographers on a mission to amateurs who want to get to know their cameras better on an adventure.  Each person and group is different, so once you’ve completed the few questions below, expect to answer a few more before we can create your ideal photographic adventure.