Photography Day Tours in Vietnam
Discover real local life while improving your portfolio and skills on one of our acclaimed photography day tours.
We made our name creating unique experiences for people who love photography and authentic adventure. We were the first to bring people to Hanoi’s ‘train street’, on our Hanoi On the Tracks tour. We were also the first to even think of taking guests to Long Bien Market at four in the morning to experience the market in full swing. We pioneered photography at iconic Quang Phu Cau Incense Village – long before it hit Instagram. And we’ve continued the Vietnam in Focus way with photography experiences like Danang On the Waterfront, Hai Van Pass Horizons and Saigon’s Railway Village, all of them firsts in their respective areas. On a photo tour with us, expect to get off the beaten track, mix it with the locals, learn new photography skills and come away with pictures to make you proud.
Our professional photographer guides are experts in their local areas, meaning we can tailor the tour to your interests and conditions on the day. As well as enhancing your composition and use of various settings, you’ll become a better storyteller with your camera.
We are officially licensed to run photography tours and workshops, with accreditation from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
All our day photo tours are private, and can be combined and customized to suit your travel plans. Contact us directly for a tailormade itinerary.
Our Award-Winning Photo Tours are Available throughout Vietnam
Hanoi Photography Tours
Get off the beaten tracks on Hanoi's lesser-known train streetYou'll explore city life beside the rails, bustling alleyway markets, and the morning's activities at Reunification Park. Along the way, you'll create a rich photographic story of Vietnam's capital as it wakes for the day. And yes - you'll get 'that' shot of the Reunification Express squeezing between the houses.
Capture the best of Hanoi in a single action-packed dayShoot 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.
Follow the rice paper trail on the banks of the Red RiverStep back in time at Tho Ha village, a traditional Red River community renowned for its ancient architecture and rice paper products. In charming backstreets, we'll explore busy workshops, and photograph bamboo frames stacked with drying rice paper. Along the way, we'll produce a stunning pictorial narrative of this unforgettable and authentically Vietnamese village.
Discover soaring mountains, authentic craft villages, and timeless country lifeGet 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.
Encounter the authentic Old QuarterHanoi 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.
Document real life at Vietnam’s most colorful craft villageOnly 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.
Venture into Hanoi’s most photogenic street marketWander 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.
Capture the action at Hanoi's wildest marketWelcome 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.
Ho Chi Minh City Photography Tours
Explore inner city living in an atmospheric area of SaigonGet off the tourist trail and discover one of Saigon’s most intriguing local neighbourhoods - an area of vintage apartment blocks and vibrant street markets known as ‘the colony’. As the sun drops, capture the unique feeling of this place with special lowlight photography techniques.
Capture the action beside Saigon's tracks as trains roll in from the northThis quiet part of the city, surprisingly close to the centre, is like a snapshot from bygone times, with narrow, sleepy alleyways, vintage coffeeshops and Saigonese showing their traditional smiles and hospitality. Along the way, we’ll work on composition techniques and use of various settings to take your images to the next level.
Delve into real daily life along Saigon's canalsCapture images of a hidden side of Ho Chi Minh City, including a picturesque floating village of houseboats, a thriving local wet market and plenty of people photography with friendly locals. Camera in hand, you'll create a pictorial story of a way of Saigonese life on the verge of disappearance.
Danang & Hoi An Photography Tours
Cross the coastal mountain pass, before exploring life at Lang Co LagoonCapture iconic landscapes from one of Vietnam's most scenic spots, stopping off along the way to document real local life. At Lang Co Lagoon, we have an up close encounter with communities that have plied their fishing trade here for generations.
Escape the tourists into Hoi An’s Thu Bon river deltaAll aboard for an authentic private photo tour that takes you to the heart of Hoi An’s spectacular Thu Bon river delta. Our tour is designed to immerse you in Vietnam’s traditional fishing culture, which has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries. Led by our local expert photographer, you’ll learn how to capture stunning shots of the fishermen and women plying their trade amidst breathtaking views, away from the crowds of tourists.
Explore the city’s bustling waterfront as it wakes for the new dayFishermen carry their haul in bamboo coracles to a small curve of beach, where a vibrant market awaits. On the horizon, traditional teakwood trawlers lay at anchor in the East Sea as the rising sun turns the sky gold. From seascapes and beach markets, our focus turns to portraits of working life, as we head up to Danang port.