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Hanoi On the Tracks Photo Tour provided by Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops

Hanoi On the Tracks Photo Tour

Hanoi On the Tracks Photo Tour
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Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Professional Photography guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Health Restrictions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Professional Photography guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Health Restrictions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hanoi Railway Station
    Stop: 4 hours
    Experience the real local atmosphere of life along Hanoi’s railway, without all the tourist cafes and instagrammers. Capture the train rolling between the houses! Explore the morning markets, lakes and parks full of local Hanoians starting their day.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mahesh H
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
I really enjoyed this tour with Brett. He was patient in understanding my limited photo skills, interesting to chat to for a few hours and I learned a fair bit.

Best part was learning practical photography application from Brett as opposed to simply theory.

Having said that, do this for the entire experience and not just to take a photo of an on-coming train - which in itself last 1 mins and is near impossible to get a perfect shot of for an amateur.
Written January 4, 2020
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Thanks so much for your kind review - that's great to hear you enjoyed the tour so much and got a lot out of Brett's teaching. And yes the tour is all about the complete experience rather than taking one shot of the train passing by! Wishing you all the best with your photography and I'm sure we'll see you again next time!
Written January 16, 2020
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Yasser
5 contributions
This tour definitely exceeds expectations . It Combines both sightseeing and focused photography session . Not only the location, the ambience and the timing were great but above all the tour guide himself. Mr, Brett was brilliant. I was amazed how he transformed his knowledge and downsized it to a beginner level. No matter what is your level of Photography, I would encourage you to take this tour.
Written November 19, 2019
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So great to hear that we exceeded expectations for you on this all-new On the Tracks tour. We're very proud of the new itinerary, believing it gives you some great new phtoo opps. And of course, Brett is just a great guy to have leading the way. Thanks and all the best!
Written November 20, 2019
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DJB
17 contributions
This was a fantastic experience - my girlfriend is a fairly experienced photographer, I am a complete novice. She uses a complicated DSLR, whereas I just have my smartphone. William our guide was able to find something for each of us to learn at our own level, and showed me some of the features I can manipulate even with my smartphone to get some really nice shots.

You start before dawn and head down to the train tracks, there are some amazingly atmospheric scenes to capture here, and it's sort of an area that you would know to go to without a guide. Then you see some little market streets, again off the normal tourist track, so you're actually seeing a real Street market come to life first thing in the morning without throngs of other tourists around, it feels like a chance to see a bit of really authentic Hanoi life.

William was fantastic, very generous with his time and knowledge of the city, and his experience in how to approach people and scenes when doing street photography, we had a fantastic morning and we only wish we had done this tour earlier in our holiday. Highly recommended for photographers of any level at all.
Written November 28, 2019
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Delighted to hear you guys enjoyed our new On the Tracks tour with William. It's pretty amazing what you can capture with smartphones nowadays, but having a photography expert like Will with you makes all the difference. Great that you both got a lot out of the experience and learned so much. Thank you for the review and hope to see you guys again soon!
Written December 6, 2019
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JPRC
London, UK187 contributions
I wasn't sure about this tour as I've always just used the auto function on my camera, - but I learned how to use loads of really useful functions both on my digital camera and smartphone. Our guide Boris was really good, giving loads of tips on composing great photos, which we used on the rest of our trip. It was a really early start, but worth it to see the food market in full flow - that in itself is a real experience - the woman shaving pigs ears will always stay with me.
Written March 23, 2019
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Thanks so much for the brilliant review. We're very happy to hear that Boris got you out of auto and into the many functions on both your camera and smartphone! And yes, Hanoi's markets are a sight to behold - the pig's ear shaver is a must-see. All the best and see you next time!
Written May 8, 2019
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Holidaying23
Wollongong, Australia17 contributions
Family
My son and I had a great time with Duc on this tour, we went to places we would not have ventured alone, we had fun and learnt how to work my camera. I’ve been taking photos for 30 years but i’m not that up to date with digital cameras. Duc was patient and knowledgeable trying to teach this old dog some new tricks. His work is stunning and I’m grateful for the time he spent with us. I was even more grateful when I arrived home and saw my photos on the computer. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Duc.
Written October 12, 2018
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Great to hear both of you guys enjoyed the tour with Duc and you were able to learn some new tricks from a young dog! Nothing like brushing up on old skills. Thanks so much for your generous review and see you next time!
Written October 23, 2018
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Dedphred
California129 contributions
Friends
We arranged for an afternoon tour for the two of us. We were picked up at the hotel and taken to Long Bien Station where the tour began. We learned a lot about Hanoi, trains, neighborhoods, history, food and photography -- you name it. It was fascinating!! Our guide, Mansour, could not have been more helpful and informative. This was by far the best tour experience we had in Hanoi. Highly recommended.
Written September 18, 2018
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That's brilliant to hear you two enjoyed exploring with Mansour. Hanoi has may splendours, but it helps to have a great photo tour leader to help you discover them. Thanks so much for your review and all the best with your photography.
Written September 20, 2018
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nanettesvenson
Panama City Beach, FL8 contributions
Family
We woke at the crack of dawn for a tour of the Long Bien wholesale market along the railroad tracks, where we had a photo lesson and proceeded to take pictures of the market activity and have breakfast. Then we continued along the tracks for more unusual photos and in-depth, local color commentary from our fabulous guide Duc Nguyen. This was a major highlight of our trip and I would recommend it highly.
Written February 4, 2018
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Great review, thank you so much! We're really delighted to know that Duc showed you the city we love on your Hanoi Explorer Private Tour, as well as teaching you plenty of useful camera tips. He's a very passionate guide, and really enjoyed spending time with you guys too. THanks again, all the best with your photography, and see you next time!
Written February 6, 2018
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GwenMd
MD41 contributions
This is the first photo tour I’ve taken where I learned something. Typically photo tours stop with aperture and shutter speed and if you already know those things they have nothing to tell you. Duc not only took me to interesting photo opportunities, he explained aspects of local life and taught me about street photography. He also taught me new photographic techniques. I was much more comfortable taking shots of people in Vietnam as a result of this tour and enjoyed my entire trip more as a result. Duc will teach you as much as you want to learn. I loved this trip so much that I proceeded to book several more with them.
Written November 27, 2019
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Really glad to hear you enjoyed the tours with us in Hanoi and learned so much from Duc. And it's great that we were able to help you get more out of your trip to Vietnam. It means a lot to us to hear this! Thanks very much and see you next time!
Written December 6, 2019
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Barry W
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
This is an amazing photo tour ending with a lot of wonderfull photographs. We started off around the railway tracks photographing trains and local life around the railway , then headed around the market area to photograph colouful food , flower , seafood stalls and locals going about their daily lives. The tour was well paced with plenty of time to take photographs before heading off to another location. Brett was the guide and was wonderfull, really enjoyed our general conversations about Hanoi as we walked around. I regard myself as an intermediate photographer and Brett gave me photography tips that helped me for the rest of the holiday in Vietnam.

If you are a keen photographer or just a beginer I cannot recommend highly enough to undertake this Photography Tour
Written October 23, 2019
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This is brilliant to read, thanks so much. Really glad you got so much out of the tour, and that's great credit to Brett that he was able to help you improve your photography for the rest of your trip. Excellent stuff. Thanks again and see you next time!
Written October 27, 2019
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Debbie K
University Place, WA41 contributions
This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone who is interested in improving their skills and seeing some great photo spots! Brett and our translator were wonderful. We visited the train tracks and got some great shots followed by a visit to a wonderful side street market filled with an array of colorful veggies, flopping fish and eels, etc before we ventured out to a pleasant lake. Received several tips for improving shots and learned a few new things about my camera. Also enjoyed our conversations re daily life in Hanoi. I am an intermediate photographer and would highly recommend that any level photographer go on this trip. Thank you!!!
Written October 18, 2019
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Thanks so much for your awesome review. We're very proud of Brett, and glad to hear you enjoyed his company so much as well as the photo ops. Especially great to know that you enjoyed this new route for our Hanoi On the Tracks tour. Since the closure and general over commercialization of 'train street' we decided to create a new tour, and this is it! I'm sure more people will come to enjoy it over time too. All best and see you next time!
Written October 27, 2019
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Great Photo Tour
The guide, Paul, was great and the Colony was full of life and colors. Wonderful for street photography with many a
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Awesome Tours With Vietnam in Focus
I had two awesome tours with Vietnam in Focus, one in DaNang and the Ultimate Hanoi tour. During both tours my phot
Dominic C
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Fantastic - must do
Boris is one of the coolest guys and best photography teachers you could hope to meet - I would have no hesitation
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Portfolio Review
While opportunities to actually get out and take photos are extremely limited right now in my location I decided to
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A real hi-light of our visit to Ho Chi Minh City.
Out tour guide Juan was wonderful. He is a skilled and charming young man, with great skills in photography. He too
kay01nz
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Different and an unexpected highlight of my time based in Hanoi
Travellers often wish to see things that are very different from the activities in their own country and this ticke
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Hanoi Awakes.
Hanoi Awakes (well it never really sleeps) is the title given to my photo album after a fabulous walk around some v
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Excellent Photo Exploration
Our photo tour with Brett was one of the highlights of our short time in Hanoi. He really showed us a part of the
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Hidden Hanoi
Brett enables photo opportunities that were unique and very special. He is very personable and helpful and knowledg
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Fabulous photo tour
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villiaj
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Expectional Tour, Wonderful Guides and a Unique Chance to engage with the local people
We were delighted with our trip, On the Opium Trail. We could not have asked for a more congenial and attentive gui
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Hanoi at Night tour
This tour was great. They were able to accommodate me when scheduling last minute and the tour was fantastic. The g
545andyw
545andyw
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Great way to get to know Hanoi
Brett was an excellent photo guide. We explored some fascinating parts of Hanoi that get little tourist traffic.
GwenMd
GwenMd
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So glad I got to do this
Duc and Linh were terrific. I saw fascinating places, rode on two boats, and learned more about composition. Given
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