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Ultimate Hanoi Photography Tour
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Prepare to take a variety of incredible images on our Ultimate Hanoi private photography day tour. We'll be shooting from dawn till dusk and beyond. Capture inner-city life and the outlying craft villages, a mix of modernity and tradition revealing the true Hanoi. Traveling on foot and by private car, our photographers will guide you through the day. At each location, new techniques and photographic scenarios will be explored.
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Ages 18-60, max of 5 per group
Duration: 16h
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Live guide: English
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Professional Photographer Guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Your photographer guide will collect you from your selected hotel lobby.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25156P17

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • No health restrictions apply
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25156P17

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        • Timothy F
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Local market for real local people
          This is the first time I’ve taken any sort of photography tour so I did not know what to expect. My tour guide Brian was great as he told me some historic background of the thieves market and the neighborhood. He also took me to places where I would not dare to go by myself and snapped some nice shots. Besides showing me around the places, he also gave me some tips of my camera settings that improved my shots. I’d recommend anyone who visit Hanoi to take one of Vietnam in Foucs tour.
          Written June 14, 2024
        • Meander542971
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Company Great Guides
          I highly recommend Vietnam in Focus to anyone interested in a quality experience photographing the people countryside of Vietnam. I was on a two person, three week photo excursion. The itinerary was developed by Vietnam in Focus after they gained an understanding of our photo interests and desires. The first thing that impressed me abut the company was their communication. Questions were asked and answered promptly and effectively. In fact everything about the company was that way. On the trip we had different guides for various parts of the Country . Minh, Cristian, Phoung, and Viet were are main guides. They are talented photographers, great guides and wonderful individuals. I enjoyed their stories, insights and personalities. We made adjustments during our trip based on various conditions and desires. The front office of Vietnam in Focus made these adjustments easy. While I am sure there are many companies offering photo trips. The quality of the company and their guides, I believe they have earned your consideration.
          Written May 19, 2024
        • davidsN1149FH
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An exceptional Vietnam experience.
          Awesome, I did tours in Saigon and Danang with Minh, and Cristian. Discovered hidden places and great opportunities to discover traditional Vietnam away from the tourists for great photo opportunities. Both guides were experienced, knowledgeable and fun to be with on each tour. Would recommend Vietnam in Focus
          Written April 16, 2024
        • moniquew549
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Going above and beyond
          We organised with VIF, a customised tour of the Mekong Delta. From the time we started organising the tour to the actual tour, Yen was incredible. Responding super quickly and always so accommodating to our needs. Our guides Eileen and Emma were both fun and professional. Their professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond was illustrated when we had a hiccup with our passports. We wouldn't have been able to get through the ordeal without Yen's and Emma's assistance. Incredible people and incredible company. Oh and our driver was absolutely wonderful too! Our tour had to be modified but they had our requests and best interests at heart. We experienced some incredible sights and authentic experiences off the beaten track in the Mekong. We have no hesitation in recommending VIF to our photographic networks.
          Written April 16, 2024
        • PAUL M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          WHAT A FANTASTIC PHOTO TOUR
          This tour was amazing 10/10 Boris our guide picked us up at 04.30 in the morning to start the photo tour, immediately we felt comfortable with him and he was an absolute pleasure to spend the time with. He gave us many tips advice and information that we will always take with us. Boris took us to Long Bien bridge to photograph the train and the photos turned out amazing, beyond our expectations. We then entered the market and took photos of the people going about their daily lives. He showed us where to take the photo, how to take them and when to take them. He gave great advice to Jayne as she didn’t know her way around the camera only on auto mode, but to her surprise found with Boris’s advise she could move on and take great photos without using auto. He has great patience. we walked to old quarter after the market and took more shots, visited train street as well, we were well impressed with the information and advice we were given I can’t recommend Boris enough. without him our photos would have been just good photos but with him they were truly great. We will be super proud to show off our morning photo tour photographs to all who want to see them. On viewing photos later, we have some fantastic ones. Thanks Boris 😁 Once again a big shout out to Boris and a big thank you for all your help, advice and friendship. hope if you book this tour you are as lucky as us to have Boris take you 👍
          Written April 10, 2024
        • SiPez
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely personalized experience with a very knowledgeable local. Walking historian with a great disposition and character
          I went on this tour with a friend to get a more personalized tour of the incense village and Tung made sure we got exactly that! We got to explore an area off the beaten path and ask questions to the workers. We great tips on good shots and pointers to get a good story on camera.
          Written April 10, 2024
        • jamesrB3581KD
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Trip with VIF
          My father and I did a custom week-long tour with VIF and it was spot on. They were knowledgeable, very flexible, and responsive during the planning process. Most international photo trips have some kind of hiccup(s) but it was all smooth sailing with VIF which allowed us to focus on enjoying our time, instead of problem-solving or being stressed. Our guide, Hoang Viet Nguyen, was kind, talented, compassionate, and fun to be around. Ultimately, these folks know what they're doing and it shows. Thank you for the beautiful tour of Vietnam!
          Written April 4, 2024
        • adamsY1244AT
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great morning activity
          Had a great time with Brian shooting the markets and train street. He also had lots of food and cultural info to share as well. Would def reccomend!
          Written March 26, 2024
        • lynnepX4469AH
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          You won’t go wrong with Vietnam in Focus.
          We are very happy with the trip we took to Vietnam and with the Vietnam in Focus team that supported us on Days of the Dragon experience. It was great to visit the country during their New Lunar Year Celebrations. That made it all the more enjoyable. Tung, our intrepid photography leader and the rest of the team were class acts and amazing guides. Tung was excellent at giving us advice and pushing us out of our comfort zone to really capture some great shots. We especially enjoyed the following: dinner with the local guide’s family - hands down the best authentic experience of the trip (Hoa’s family was so welcoming); the impromptu stops at schools and the various community centres; and just walking through the country side capturing every day life in Vietnam. The team was super flexible and accommodating. I would definitely book with ViF again. Thanks for helping us make lasting memories.
          Written March 22, 2024
        • davidgE8722HT
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An unforgettable experience
          Prior my arrival in Vietnam, the communication with the company via email was quick and the payment process was easy. My guide Paul, a talented professional photographer, made me discover many places that I had never been befor (it was my third time in Saigon). He has never rushed me and all the tours was done following my rhythm. He was very helpful when it was time to take a break to eat food and to get a drink. Even though I am a professional photographer, he showed me some tips related to street photography, which he excels at. At the end I needed to buy an external hard drive, and Paul took the time to take me to an electronic store.
          Written March 4, 2024
        • Matt O
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          If you’re into photography, do this tour!!
          This tour is fantastic for anyone who wants to see some of the best street/urban photo spots in Hanoi. Phuong was a phenomenal guide who not only provided some valuable photography tips but also gave a huge amount of insight into Vietnamese culture and history. Definitely recommend!
          Written March 1, 2024
        • johnsD9132XJ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible seven-day photographic tour of the Mekong Delta!
          Vietnam in Focus organised a 7 - day bespoke photography tour for myself and my wife to explore the places and people of the Mekong Delta. They did a great job of putting together an itinerary packed with incredible sights including fishing communities, floating markets, different villages making salt, bricks, and ceramics and much more. We felt very lucky to be able to capture the daily lives of the people who live there and had some amazing photographic opportunities. Our guide, Viet, was very friendly and attentive and his local knowledge was invaluable. We came away with some wonderful memories and some images that we are very happy with! Communication with Vietnam in Focus was very easy and they responded to our questions quickly and very helpfully.
          Written January 21, 2024
        • Funky B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fantastic introduction to street photography as a genre.
          A fantastic introduction to street photography in a fascinating location, professionally delivered by our guide, Tung Phan. Despite less than perfect weather we were able to get some great images of a part of Hanoi not frequented by many tourists. Our guide gave us both technical advice and composition suggestions. Thanks to his knowledge and rapport with the local residents and businesses,he enabled us to shoot with freedom, subjects and locations which would have otherwise have been out of our comfort zone. We would highly recommend the tour to anyone interested in street photography.
          Written January 14, 2024
        • diegodM3664NR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          The tour is very well organized and designed to get the best shots possible. We arrived very early in Ninh Binh and were among the first on the boat at Tam Coc. Incredible and evocative scenery. Then we climbed the 500 steps up to Hang Mua viewpoint and it was amazing. Finally we visited the pottery village that was very interesting and we had the opportunity to shoot documentary pictures. My guide, Tung, was very kind, patient and helpful. He helped me testing new photographic composition techniques. I recommend this tour.
          Written January 9, 2024
        • JCR1859
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience with Boris
          I took my girlfriend and a friend on this tour even though we all live in Hanoi. My girlfriend wanted to get into photography so we got her a new camera and informed the tour that we were newbies. Boris was extremely helpful in teaching her how to frame her shots, where to have her models stand, how lighting works, and how to make adjustments to her camera. Highly recommend the tour!
          Written December 29, 2023
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        Tariq alfalasi
        Sogndalsfjora, Norway3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Friends
        I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible photography tour I recently experienced. The tour exceeded all my expectations and provided me with a unique opportunity to capture stunning places and moments through my lens. Brian and Tung, the expert photographers and guidances of the tour were invaluable, offering insightful tips and techniques that greatly enhanced my photography skills. The well-planned itinerary ensured that we visited diverse and picturesque locations, allowing me to create a truly remarkable collection of images. The private group setting also fostered a sense of camaraderie among fellow photography enthusiasts, making the experience even more enjoyable. Special thanks to Vietnam in Focus for this unforgettable journey that not only enriched my photography skills but also left me with cherished memories. I am truly grateful for this exceptional tour.
        Written August 27, 2023
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        Cindy L
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Solo
        I did a customised tour with the VIF team and I can honestly say that this is one of the most amazing experiences in Vietnam I had. Tung was my assigned photographer guide for the trip and he was a gem in guiding me in the angles and the stories and emotions I wanted to convey through my photos. Don’t worry about having a pro camera, I went on the tour only with my iPhone.
        Written June 14, 2024
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        c_and_a_Melbourne
        Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        This was one of the best photography tours I have experienced. This tour was extensive and took us to many areas off the beaten track which allowed to us experience an authentic side of Hanoi.
        The locals who we came in contact were engaging and were delighted for us to photograph them. The guides obviously had a very positive relationship with them. The owner of the company took the time to meet us for lunch and was passionate about her clients. A well run company.
        Written March 11, 2023
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        Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback! We're all delighted you had a great time with the team and got to see and photograph the Hanoi we love. Wishing you all the best with your photography and see you again!
        Written April 25, 2023
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        Andy W
        Lacey, WA96 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019
        This was a private 3-day photography tour to Sapa, in northern Vietnam - not Ultimate Hanoi Photography Tour. Overnight train to Sapa, hiking to and photography amazing viewpoints, Red Dao and Black Hmong villagers and soaking in the rural spirit of one of Vientnam's most beautiful regions. Vietnam in Focus does it right. Our guide, Duc, was the ultimate cultural informant and photography guru. It was a pleasure to work with Duc and follow his guidance, soaking in his creative energy, cultural knowledge and boundless sense of humor. This tour was truly a peak experience, allowing me to build my travel photography portfolio and gain priceless memories. I cannot recommend Vietnam in Focus highly enough.
        Written March 24, 2020
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        Davey_6547
        United Kingdom7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Going to start by saying that we did three tours with Vietnam in Focus and we really can’t rate them highly enough.

        The set up is really professional have established a network of super talented, highly experienced and very individual guides. We had trips with Eileen (Saigon), Cristian (Hoi an), Brian and Tung (Hanoi). Each photographer had their own unique style, interpretation and take on photography and what makes a great composition. We took something different from each which was amazing. What each had in common was a professional approach, superb communication with us and the Vietnamese locals.

        We got to go to places that were off the beaten track where we wouldn’t have found as a tourist and saw areas of this amazing country that many will miss and in fact actively avoid.

        All of our guides offered advice, information experience and I’m not sure if it’s company policy but each offered to review and cast an eye over any photos beyond the tour by way of critique.

        Also a massive thank to Yến for her communication and patience in accommodating our itinerary.
        Written April 12, 2024
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        Cheryl V
        23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was the most incredible tour I have been on!
        Not only was it private with my 2 other friends, I saw parts of Hanoi I would have not seen otherwise. I also saw these places at times I would not have gone.
        The assistance I recieved for using my camera ( sony A7iii) and my friends recieved using their phones (Samsung and iPhone) was perfect.

        We booked this tour as our first experience upon arrival in Hanoi. Land, 4 hrs sleep, go!
        After this tour we were able to relax and enjoy Hanoi because the tour so fulfilling.

        I would not have enjoyed Hanoi as much as I did without having done this tour.

        I HIGHLY recommend this tour if you want to see and capture your time in Hanoi.

        The cost is worth every penny!
        Written April 6, 2024
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        John S
        Bristol, UK14 contributions
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        Jan 2024 • Couples
        This tour was a fantastic way to explore some of the most photogenic neighbourhoods in Hanoi. Our guides, Tung and Brian, were very friendly attentive and their local knowledge was invaluable. We came away from the day with some incredible memories and some images that we are very happy with! Communication with Vietnam in Focus was very easy and they responded to our questions quickly and very helpfully.
        Written January 22, 2024
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        john
        Clatskanie, OR6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        These are THE tours to take if you want to experience the culture, the people, and the vibe of Vietnam. Our experiences were organized and hosted by some very knowledgeable and personable guides, although I would prefer to call them friends now, after our journeys. Highly recommended.
        Written October 29, 2023
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        Michael W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Couples
        Mr Tung is excellent and patient. He talk with us and help to arrange wonderful trip. The vietnam in focus is the most great team
        Written October 11, 2023
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