Vietnam Portraits

Duration 14 days
Price From $0
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For photographers who want to capture the diversity of Vietnam ethnic from north to south, this carefully-designed trip is just an ideal choice. You will encounter Hmong, Phu La, Lo Lo, Dao Quan Chet, Bo Y and many other hill tribes that are not mentioned in any guidebook.
BRIEF ITINERARY view detailed itinerary
DAY 01 HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
DAY 02 HANOI CITY (B,L,D)
DAY 03 HANOI - MU CANG CHAI (B,L,D)
DAY 04 MU CANG CHAI - LAI CHAU (B,L,D)
DAY 05 LAI CHAU - SIN HO - LAI CHAU (B,L,D)
DAY 06 LAI CHAU - SAPA (B,L,D)
DAY 07 SAPA - BAT XAT - LAO CAI (B,L,D)
DAY 08 LAO CAI - CAO SON (B,L,D)
DAY 09 CAO SON  - BAC HA - HOANG SU PHI (B,L,D)
DAY 10 HOANG SU PHI (B,L,D)
DAY 11 HOANG SU PHI - NAM AN (B,L,D)
DAY 12 NAM AN - DONG VAN (B,L,D)
DAY 13 DONG VAN - HANOI (B,L,D)
DAY 14 HANOI DEPARTURE (B )

The itinerary is totally flexible to re-design 

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi Vietnam !
Upon arrival, your photography guide will welcome you at Noi Bai Airport and transfer to your hotel.
First day shooting will take places in West Lake with lively market and fishermen using their traditional technique to fish at sundowner. Dinner with will be served after the unique puppet show.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: welcome dinner

Day 02: Hanoi city Tour

The city of Hanoi has something special to offer to all its visitors. From beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards to thriving Old Quarter, ochre building remained from French colonial era, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of West and East.
Rise early to see the peak time of Long Bien market where vegetables and foods are transferred to serve the daily demands of the city. After that, we attend the Tai Chi lesson by Hoan Kiem lake. After breakfast, we see more about local life of Hanoi with temple visits.
Street vendors, chaotic traffics, authentic foodshops awaits for your capture for this afternoon. 
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai

Depart from Hanoi early in the morning for a long, scenic drive today toward Mu Cang Chai, home to the longest and largest rice terraces in Vietnam. 
On the way, you will enjoy some break to see Muong ethnic minorities in Thu Cuc.
Accommodation: guest house in Mu Cang Chai
Meal: breakfast

Day 04: Mu Cang Chai - Lai Chau

This morning, you approach La Pan Tan commune, one of the best places to spot the rice and panoramic views of the area. There will be encounters of Hmong and Thai people in the area.
Leave Mu Cang Chai for a ride along the untouched road of Than Uyen to arrive in Lai Chau town.
Accommodation: hotel in Lai Chau
Meal: breakfast

Day 05: Lai Chau - Sin Ho - Lai Chau

Our driver will take you to Sin Ho market. The landscape today reveal one of the most impressive sunset as you reach the peak of Sin Ho. At Sin Ho market, you will meet Red Hmong, Black Dzao and White Hmong. Return to Lai Chau town for overnight.
Accommodation: hotel in Lai Chau
Meal: breakfast

Day 06: Lai Chau - Sapa

This morning, we will visit Lu tribe who live on the way from Lai Chau to Sapa then stop at the peak of Tram Ton pass, the highest in Vietnam.
Sapa is a beautiful area with different hill tribes including Black Hmong, Red Dzao, Giay, Tay and Xa Pho people. The most beautiful area to spot the rice terrace in Sapa is Muong Hoa valley and you will do that in the afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Sapa
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 07: Sapa - Y Ty - Lao Cai

The road from Sapa to Y Ty is full of astonishing landscapes and interesting visits: the magnificient Nam Tay mountain, hidden treasures of rice terraces, remote village of Hmong and Red Dzao tribe, cascading waterfalls, verdant plantation. The highlight of this day is the incredible sunset in Y Ty where the rices curses beautifully along the mountain by the borderline of Vietnam-China. Proceeding to Lao Cai city for overnight.
Accommodation: hotel in Lao Cai
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 08: Lao Cai - Cao Son

After breakfast, capture the border line by Red River before travelling to Muong Khuong area.
The district of Muong Khuong is full of photogenic chances : picturesque rice terraces which are less known, Vang Leng waterfall, amazing mountain vista, different plantations of tea, pineapple and maize. The drama of landscape goes well with the diversity of ethnicity: Flower Hmong, Pazi, Dzao Tien and Nung hill tribes. 
Accommodation: hotel in Cao Son
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 09: Cao Son - Bac Ha - Hoang Su Phi

The road from Cao Son to Hoang Su Phi provides some great chances for photographing the mountains. For this day, we will arrange a visit to a typical weekly market which attracts thousands of local habitants near Chay river valley. 
Accommodation: hotel in Hoang Su Phi
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
 

Day 10: Hoang Su Phi 

Enjoy full day travelling from one village to another to get all the uniqueness of rice terraces, suspension bridge, exotic villages of Dao, Nung, Hmong.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoang Su Phi
Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang

Another day in the mountain, enjoy your photo workshop with Tay and Dzao people in Nam An. There are many natural spectaculars on the way also.
Accommodation: homestay
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12: Ha Giang - Dong Van

To reach the villages of Bo Y, Lo Lo Chai, it requires some efforts today.
Accommodation: hotel in Dong Van
Meal: breakfast

Day 13: Dong Van - Ha Noi

Full day travel by car from Ha Giang province back to Hanoi.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast

Day 14: Hanoi departure

The last day is for your leisure and photo workshop revision before taking your flight back home.
Accommodation: not available
Meal: breakfast
Our service includes
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement
  • Private Transfers
  • English, photography guide
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel Rooms in the itinerary
  • Photoshoot arrangement
  • Entrance fees and zone fee
Our service excludes
  • International flights to Vietnam
    ( we can book for you upon request)
  • Visa stamp fee
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
 
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