Mang Thit and the Magic Mekong Delta Photography Tour
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Multi Day Group Tours through Vietnam

Group Photography Tour
3 Days
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Mang Thit and the Magic Mekong

Explore and photograph the most atmospheric spots Vietnam's Mekong Delta has to offer.

On this 3 days / 2 nights adventure though the Mekong, we’ll shoot bustling floating markets, mingle with local flower farmers, and discover an awe-inspiring traditional brick factory along the banks of the Mekong river.

Along the way, we’ll have plenty of stops to photograph the rich variety of life along the Mekong, including Khmer pagodas, coconut producers and net-flinging fishermen. Traveling by private car and longboat, and in the company of our team of local expert photographers, we’ll capture unique images of this incredible region.
This is a premium photographic adventure, and we’ll enjoy the best accommodation available in the region, from forest eco-lodges to riverside resorts. We’ll also taste the finest local cuisine in a part of the world already renowned for its culinary excellence.
Our close connection to the people of this region, local friendships and many years of experience give us unparalleled access to the authentic life of the ethnic minorities and the area’s most stunning vistas. As working photographers and journalists, with many years of teaching experience, we provide you unique insights and knowledge about Vietnam and photographic storytelling.

What to Expect

The Mekong Delta offers a feast of incredible imagery, from action-packed markets on water to slow-living fishing communities, from scenes of tropical abundance to industrial documentary. We’ll take our time to explore each spot in depth, making sure of images that tell the story of today’s life along the Great Mekong. Most of our shooting will happen in the early mornings and towards sunset, and we’ll travel between places while the sun is high in the sky. For photographers of all levels and experience, this is the way to explore this magical place.
Beginning in Ho Chi Minh City, we’ll enjoy a photographic exploration of the busy canals, markets, and floating villages branching off the Saigon River. A heaven for street and documentary photography, this is a great opportunity to start looking at how to create a visual story with our cameras.
Out in the Delta, we’ll photograph an early morning floating market, one of the most colorful and authentic in southern Vietnam. Cameras in hand we’ll drift between the boats, capturing images of the traders shuttling to and fro in the morning sun. We’ll experiment with different shutter speeds and compositions to capture the special vibe of this place.
We then head east to explore the traditional flower-growing town of Sa Dec, taking working portraits of the farmers, as well as scenes of riverside life.
At the epic traditional brick factory of Mang Thit, we’ll be looking at architectural photography, as well as exploring deep within the factory with our cameras. Light streaming through the walls provides a warm, ambient atmosphere for our images of the workers in action.
Returning to Ho Chi Minh City, we’ll stop by a little-known village producing red incense for some vivid images in the setting sun. It all makes for an unforgettable adventure in Vietnam’s tropical waterworld.

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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

Tour Length

3 Days / 2 Nights
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time

Level of Difficulty

Moderate Physical activity (Walking)


This is a small group tour to the Mekong Delta of Southern Vietnam it is available all year round. The tour can be tailored to your needs and run in conjunction with other Saigon City Day Tours


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 composition.


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.