At Vietnam in Focus, we specialize in Cultural Photography Tours that are tailor-made to capture the essence of Vietnam’s diverse and rich culture through the lens. Our tours are carefully designed for photography enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate about exploring and capturing the unique cultures, customs, traditions, and ways of life that make Vietnam so fascinating.
Our Cultural Photography Tours take you off the beaten path to remote locations where you can interact with local communities and capture images that showcase the daily lives of Vietnamese people. Our tours also include visits to historical and cultural landmarks, festivals, and events that are unique to Vietnam, giving you a true sense of the country’s rich history and culture.
Our main goal is to help you improve your photography skills while also gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of Vietnam’s diverse culture. Our experienced photographers and local guides are experts in the field and can provide you with insights into the culture and offer tips on how to capture the best photographs. With Vietnam in Focus, you can experience the beauty of Vietnam through the lens, one photo at a time.
Welcome the New Year with the hill tribes of Northern VietnamExperience 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.
Experience the thrilling Phuoc Hai Whale-Worshiping FestivalExplore southern Vietnam's spectacular coastline and traditional cultures on this immersive photo adventure. Travel by boat down the Saigon RIver to discover the mangroves and salt farms of Can Gio, before heading north to experience the vibrant Phuoc Hai Whale-Worshiping Festival. In Ninh Thuan, we'll encounter the ethnic Cham tribe and the wild volcanic landscapes of Nui Chua National Park en route to remote, palm-fringed Whale Island.
Moc Chau Love Market and the tribes of the Black River ValleyDiscover Vietnam's final frontier, the wild northwest. Capture candid people photography as you mix with the ethnic tribes of this incredible area. Festivals such as Moc Chau Love Market offer plenty of opportunities for dazzling images, but we’ll also enjoy intimate moments with our local friends in the homes and hamlets we visit. The landscapes here are a photographer's paradise, with sweeping vistas, lush tea and rice fields, and the cloudy Black River valley, offering endless opportunities for creative composition. Along the way, we'll create a stunning visual narrative of a remote region of northern Vietnam rich with cultural and scenic beauty.
Explore Vietnam's stunning land and people from south to north on the Reunification ExpressTravel from Saigon to Hanoi on the legendary Reunification Express, while creating a stunning visual narrative of life in all three regions of Vietnam. From street photography in Saigon's Chinatown and little-known railway village, we'll head up the eastern coastline, to the sand dunes of Mui Ne. By the sea, we'll explore fishing villages and sleepy harbors, snap portraits of traders and fishermen at work with their nets. Between World Heritage-listed Hoi An and the Imperial capital of Hue, we'll cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the world's most spectacular short train journeys. Then it's north to the scenic splendor of a cruise on Ha Long Bay, before we roll into Hanoi, Vietnam's richly-cultured and highly photogenic capital.
Photograph the real northwest Vietnam during the season of golden riceGet 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.
Photograph Flooding Season in the Mekong DeltaImmerse yourself in the cultures of Southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta, Explore the very best this region has to offer, from Saigonese street photography to awe-inspiring riverside brick factories, from bustling water markets to tranquil mangrove forest, and the unforgettable highlight of the Khmer Ox Racing Festival
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.
Explore Vietnam's True North from Sapa to Ha Giang, in the Footsteps of the Opium TradersTrace the remnants of Vietnam’s historical opium trade through the mountains and tribal villages of Sapa, Hoang Su Phi and Ha Giang. You'll encounter the Hmong, Dzao and Tay tribes, and visit colonial palaces and the scattered ruins of French forts, along the way creating a rich visual story of unique documentary travel images.