Ultimate Vietnam Photography Adventure
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Multi Day Vietnam Photography Tour

Photography Tour
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Departure Date:
May 5, 2024

Ultimate Vietnam Photography Adventure

Experience and photograph the very best of Vietnam in one epic adventure

Want to capture it all in one go? Our Ultimate Vietnam Photography Experience is for cultural adventurers who plan to see and shoot the best of this amazing country in a single, epic adventure.

Our Ultimate Vietnam Photography Adventure journey begins in Saigon, with photographic explorations of Vietnam’s bustling commercial capital. We’ll wander the alleyways of Chinatown and vintage apartment complexes, mixing with the locals while we capture dynamic street shots. In the Mekong Delta, we’ll cruise the lush-leaved canals of Tra Su Cajuput forest by longboat, and mix with the busy traders at Long Xuyen floating market. 

Heading north, we stop by the ancient town of Hoi An to photograph local fishermen working with their nets and basket boats, before a breathtaking trip over the coastal Hai Van Pass. From Hue, we travel north on the Reunification Express to Ninh Binh, a province of mesmerizing landscapes and hand-crafted silk, ceramics and incense. Arriving in the capital Hanoi, we’ll experience and document authentic daily life, from the Old Quarter to ‘train street’, to the atmospheric Long Bien night market.

Our journey culminates with an adventure into spectacular Ha Giang province for a close encounter with the colorful hill tribes of the far north. We’ll enjoy the hospitality and music of our Red Dzao hosts, and spend a thrilling morning at Meo Vac tribal market, where villagers converge from afar to buy, barter and catch up with old friends. It all makes for an incredible photographic adventure, experiencing and capturing this diverse and fascinating country from south to north.

This is a premium Vietnam photography adventure, and we’ll enjoy the best accommodation available, from stylish eco-lodges to resorts and restored traditional residences. We’ll also taste the most delicious cuisine in a part of the world already renowned for its culinary excellence. Our close connection to the people of Vietnam, local friendships and many years of experience give us unparalleled access to the authentic life of the locals and the area’s most stunning vistas. As working photographers, with many years of teaching experience, we provide you unique insights and knowledge about Vietnam and photographic storytelling.

Expectations of our Ultimate Vietnam Photography Tour

In the company of our team of professional photographer guides, we’ll create a rich visual narrative of life in Vietnam, as well as enjoying an unforgettable experience of this fascinating country. Expect to shoot a huge range of images, from street photography to epic landscapes and photographic series about time-honored craft production. However, our visual focus tends mostly to the Vietnamese people and their daily lives, particularly where the old world meets the modern. 

We always aim to tell authentic stories with our images, and this means mixing and interacting with the locals, whether in a Mekong floating village, a fishing harbor in Danang or a remote Hmong stilt house. Along the way, we’ll develop our skills in all aspects of photography, from image composition to lens selection and use of different settings. We’ll have regular review sessions, as well as feedback on the go, drawing on the experience and know-how of our expert guides, and the input of our fellow photography-loving travelers.

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Guiding Team

Our photographers are no ordinary guides. They’re adventurers, teachers and assistants, as well as experienced shooters. They’re up at dawn to catch the best light, and always looking out for unexpected moments and details that make for great photography. They are committed to making sure you enjoy exploring Vietnam through photography as much as we do. Your pictures and your experience are always the priority.

Tour Information

Recommended Equipment

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

What's included

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transportation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
  • local guides and government permits

What's not included

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


This is a small private group tour with designated departure dates. However we can tailor this tour or something similar to your required dates.

Further Reading

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Get in Quick!

Unlike many photo tours, we have very small group sizes of maximum five guests. This is to ensure the best quality experience and authentic photography opportunities. However, it also means we regularly sell out of places on our feature tours quickly, so we highly recommend you book today. And don’t forget, there’s a 5% early bird discount for those booking at least 12 months in advance!


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Vietnam in Focus is surely the best option if you pretend to have a full and real experience into Vietnam. Since the first contact they have always been very kind and fast (even considering different time zones). The experience itself was amazing. The guides can lead you to the best spots at the best timing, regarding light, and experiences. I'll be back in Vietnam soon, and surely join them again


Tour FAQ and Information

Please contact us directly and request a Brochure for this tour.

Throughout the trip, we stay in quality 4-5 star hotels or the best mountain eco-lodges available locally. In some places there are shared bathroom facilities. There is a surcharge for single bookings. If you are open to sharing with someone outside your group, we will do our best to make sure your preferences are met.

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Throughout the tour we travel by comfortable, air-conditioned 16 seat private minibus. There will be enough room in the vehicle to carry our maximum 5 guests, guide, driver, luggage and camera gear. Please however bring a maximum of 1 large suitcase, small daypack and/or camera bag.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy, and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the tour. Single supplement is available at request. Surcharges may apply to certain travel dates based on international or local holidays, as well as local events and festivals. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars and subject to change. See the terms and conditions for this trip for more information

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

We offer an extra 5% discount to returning guests.

We take an initial holding deposit of $500 per person, which is non-refundable, unless Vietnam in Focus calls off the trip.

The remainder is due at least 3 months in advance of the departure date. This is also our latest date to confirm tour departure at this point, and guests can go ahead and book flights.

In the event that we have our minimum number of guests booked in for the tour earlier than 3 months before departure, we will confirm the tour, and guests are free to book their flights.

Your initial $500 reservation deposit is non-refundable, except in the event that Vietnam in Focus cancels the trip. The deposit can however be put towards a future trip with Vietnam in Focus.

If you cancel your booking with us, our cancellation policy includes the following fees and cut-off periods:

If canceling 90 to 61 days before departure, the guest is liable for 25% of the trip cost.

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

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

In order to ensure an authentic, personalized experience, we take a maximum number of 5 guests per one photographer tour leader. With larger groups, we will split between 2 photographer tour leaders.

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

Absolutely, they are most welcome. There’s plenty to entertain non-photographers on our tours, as long as they don’t mind the rest of us getting up at the crack of dawn most days.

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.

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Ultimate Vietnam Photography Adventure

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.


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