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The incense sticks - Hanoi photography tours with Momentlives provided by Momentlives - Vietnam Photo Tours

The incense sticks - Hanoi photography tours with Momentlives

The incense sticks - Hanoi photography tours with Momentlives
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Duration:
5–6 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The photogenic incense sticks From early morning everyday, the incense sticks are shredded from bamboos. Then the dyeing process takes place, when a layer of red color is applied onto almost a half of the stick. The sticks are then dried out in the sun, in bundles. These bundles are arranged to look like small umbrellas in order to get as much light as possible. The sticks create a layer of deep red color on the photos. And any subject at the font, such as a worker, would stand out really well and eye-catching. Later in the day, the sticks are collected, tied in bigger bundles before loading onto small trucks and travel to other places.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • 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: 5-6 hours
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 71771P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • The tour cost does not include: Insurance, airport transfer.
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Hanoi
  • 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
  • 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
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • The tour cost does not include: Insurance, airport transfer.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Hanoi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hanoi Opera House
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sophia
Bali, Indonesia4 contributions
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What a fantastic 2 days with Mike! We opted for the Incense stick village tour which exceeded all expectations - unlike many of the other photography tours to these villages, ours was not set-up or staged at all, and we were able to simply take photos of the workers as they went about their daily jobs at the factory. We also weren’t rushed at all, and were able to spend as much time there as we liked.

On our second day, we opted for a customised itinerary with 2 locations we had seen photos of on Instagram. Mike had never been asked about these places before, but that didn’t stop him organising everything for us. We got invited into one families house after a successful morning shoot and ate with them, which was one of the highlights of the trip for me.

Everything about the trip was amazing, and we can’t wait to photograph more of Vietnam with Mike soon!
Written July 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much, Sophia, for your time and for booking the trip. It was surely a wonderful experience being with you and Jord Hammond - a world famous photographer. I'm so happy that you got the photos you wanted and I can't wait to do photography with you and Jord again on the many upcoming photographic journeys in Vietnam! Best of wishes, Mike
Written August 1, 2022
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mamacita1001
Singapore, Singapore4,378 contributions
I wanted to go to Incense village this time but I couldn’t find any info about it.

The only info I could find was a day tour that appeared in VIATOR but I didn’t want to take it as it was way too expensive.

My photography mentor mentioned Momentlives at a very perfect timing.

He did the right thing and I chose the right tour. Although I had to pay an extra cost just because I was solo, it was still cheaper than the one I found in VIATOR.



Mike did his best to make me happy. As I had only one free day in Hanoi, the weather situation was critical.

Visiting the incense village = it has to be a sunny/fine day.

Mike prepared plan B for rainy days for me.

Although it was rather cloudy in the morning, we set off anyway. Due to the non-perfect weather, the incense village wasn’t doing what we had expected earlier that morning when we arrived but instead, I had a chance to visit the birdcage village nearby, which was his Plan B.

People in the village make bird cages from bamboo and there are many steps to complete birdcages and it looks like every household does the different steps. Mike started to talk to everyone of them friendly to build rapport with them so we could start to shoot. How respectful.

While we were shooting, he kindly instructed me on how to shoot, shared his opinions and suggested compositions etc.

In the end, we finally visited the incense village as the sunshine finally and slowly appeared, I enjoyed shooting at 2 different villages in one day. Lucky me.

He speaks fluent English. You definitely should contact him for shooting in Hanoi.
Written August 3, 2022
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Dear Mamacita1001, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was surely a great day and OMG, the cloud was dark when we entered the village. But then? It was the best day of that week for the local workers since they could dry their incense. The lucks must have been brought by you. I loved the time we did photography together and I'm still waiting for your shots to come out when you have some more free time! Can't wait to scout the country with you again for more photography! Best of best, Mike
Written August 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Momentlives - Vietnam Photo Tours
Jordhammond
Jordhammond
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Incredible Hanoi Photography Tour!
My partner and I booked a 2-day trip with Mike in May 2022 - one day in the incense village, and the other at a vil
c1134
c1134
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Combining Rice Paper Village and Incense Village in One Day - Excellent Experience
I travelled to Hanoi alone and Momentlives kindly allowed me to go solo on a combined rice paper village and incens
Fly_2_the_moon
Fly_2_the_moon
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Excellent 2 Day Pu Luong Photo Tour
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filipeportelasilva
filipeportelasilva
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Tho Ha - one typical village experience - Highly recommended!
875/5000 I am a Portuguese photographer who works in the field of travel photography, culture. It is important for
Trave2
Trave2
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Excellent experience
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sdhphoto
sdhphoto
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Small private custom Photography tour to the Northern regions of Vietnam
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Momentlives Photography Tours
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Jennifer M
Jennifer M
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Visit to the flower market
The whole tour was great from start to finish. Prompt pick up at my hotel followed by an amazing adventure of Hano
William L
William L
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Photo tour of the north
I went on an incredible one week photo tour back in 2014, as far north in Vietnam as you can go. The whole tour was
John R
John R
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Fantastic
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Hanoi Markets in the early morning tour
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