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City Photography Tours

Our Photography City tours are experiences that provide you with the opportunity to explore some of Vietnam’s most vibrant and unique cities through your camera lens. If you’re interested in capturing stunning photographs of Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An, and Saigon’s culture and atmosphere, then Vietnam in Focus’s city photography tours and workshops are the perfect way to do so.

Our Photo day tours are led by professional photographers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with you. They will take you to some of the most photogenic locations in each city, sharing tips and tricks on composition, lighting, and other techniques that will help you take better photos during your visit to Vietnam. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, you’ll learn something new and come away with beautiful images that you’ll be proud to share with others.

During our city photography tours, you’ll have the opportunity to explore each city’s hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path locations that many tourists never get to see. You’ll capture unique images of local people, street scenes, markets, architecture, and more. Our photographers are also knowledgeable about each city’s history and culture, so you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the places you’re photographing.

Our day tours are designed to be fun, informative, and hands-on. You’ll have plenty of time to practice your photography skills and get feedback from your guide. We offer a variety of tours in Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An, and Saigon, so you can choose the one that best fits your interests and schedule.

If you want to take your photography skills to the next level while exploring some of Vietnam’s most exciting cities, Vietnam in Focus’s city photography tours and workshops are the perfect choice. Explore our fantastic range of photography city tours and take away new skills as well as fantastic memories.

Get off the beaten tracks on Hanoi's lesser-known train street

You'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.

Follow the rice paper trail on the banks of the Red River

Step 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.

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy a fascinating encounter with the people and handiwork of Hanoi's outlying areas

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Hanoi's traditional craft villages on our "Craft Village Colors" photography tour. This full-day experience is designed for photographers of all levels, offering an intimate look into the daily lives, skills, and traditions of these unique communities.

Capture the action beside Saigon's tracks as trains roll in from the north

This 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.

Cross the coastal mountain pass, before exploring life at Lang Co Lagoon

Capture 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.

Capture the best of Saigon in a single thrilling day

Short on time but want to pack the most photos and fun possible into your Saigon visit? Our Ultimate Saigon Photo Experience is for you. From dawn in the city’s thrilling Railway Village to a fascinating community of floating houses, followed by sunset street photography in the atmospheric ‘Colony’, this is the number one way to experience and photograph the true Saigon vibe.

Escape the tourists into Hoi An’s Thu Bon river delta

All 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.

Delve into real daily life along Saigon's canals

Capture 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.

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.

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.

Explore the city’s bustling waterfront as it wakes for the new day

Fishermen 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.

Explore the excitement of Hanoi in low-light

Enjoy a captivating night photography tour where enthusiasts of all levels can hone their skills and capture the authentic vibe of Hanoi’s street life. We venture into Hanoi’s most famous century-old night market, where you’ll learn techniques for night photography with exciting compositions. We’ll be rubbing shoulders with the locals in the brightly-lit market, traders, couriers and customers barging between the stalls. There’s a great deal to discover, with exotic fruit stalls, workers unloading trucks, and a fish market with some very talkative traders. It all makes for a unique, evocative travel experience, offering a rich variety of images.

Explore inner city living in an atmospheric area of Saigon

Get 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.

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.
Explore Danang's Riviera at dusk. Capture the changing colours of the famous Dragon and Han bridges. Explore the inner city after dark and enhance you long exposure photography.