Welcome the New Year with the colorful tribes of Northern Vietnam
Experience the Gao Tau festival, Hmong fire dancing & lunar new year festivities with the Dzao, Hmong & Tay people during far Northern Vietnam’s festival season. Cameras in hand, we’ll explore the spectacular landscapes and colorful tribal communities around Sapa on a photographic adventure to remember. In the company of our photography team and local Black Hmong guides, this is the ultimate, authentic encounter with Vietnam’s hill tribes.
Explore Vietnam’s stunning land and people from south to north by train
Travel from Saigon to Hanoi on Vietnam’s legendary Reunification Express, while learning the art of photography. Capture daily Vietnamese life in the cities of Saigon, Danang and Hanoi. Explore the eastern coastline, fishing villages and sleepy towns, snap portraits of traders, fishermen and local life along the railway. Experience crossing the Hai Van Pass, one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys, on our 11 day photography adventure through Vietnam.
Venture into Hanoi’s most photogenic street market
Wander through alleyways packed with odd secondhand goods, vintage electronics, auto parts and other bric a brac, before ending up in a local veterans ping pong club set in an unforgettable location. One for the street and people photographers, and a truly Hanoi experience.
Photograph the real northwest Vietnam during the season of golden rice
Get off the beaten track with the Vietnam photo tour experts, enjoying epic rice terraces, bustling markets and an authentic up close encounter with the Hmong, Dzao and Tay minorities. We travel from east to west across Vietnam’s mountainous north, an area we’ve been photographing for over a decade. In the company of our local friends, we’ll mingle with the tribes as they begin to farm the rice terraces, giving us unforgettable experiences and unique photo opportunities.
Capture the best of Hanoi in a single action-packed day
Shoot from dawn till dark on our most popular city day tour. Includes train street, Reunification Park, the Thieves Market, our iconic incense village tour, and exhilarating Long Bien night market. Experience and document authentic daily life in Vietnam’s capital, its places, people, sights and sounds, creating a rich visual narrative to remember.
Document real life at Vietnam’s most colorful craft village
Only a short trip from Hanoi, the villagers here produce traditional red incense, making for stunning imagery at all stages of the process. We get behind the scenes, mixing with our local friends, photographing their workshops and of course capturing those iconic images of dazzling red incense.
Encounter the authentic Old Quarter
Hanoi Explorer mixes the best of our private half day photography tours through the capital’s oldest neighborhood – with train street, Long Bien bridge and market, and the most atmospheric ancient trading streets. Perfect for those who want to capture the city’s iconic images in one evocative morning.
Capture the action at Hanoi’s wildest market
Welcome the day at the capital’s historic wholesale trading spot, as couriers from the provinces provide city sellers with stock. We’ll capture dawn breaking over Long Bien Bridge, before exploring the stalls below, offering endless opportunities for candid people photography. Along the way, we’ll craft a dramatic visual story of daily life at Hanoi’s oldest market.
Discover soaring mountains, authentic craft villages, and timeless country life
Get off the tourist trail and experience true lowland life in Ninh Binh province. We’ll enjoy some of the area’s most iconic activities, including a longboat ride at Tam Coc and a climb to Hang Mua Peak, but our main focus will be craft villages producing stonework and handbuilt ceramics, and images of classical rural life.