Feb 16- Mar 02 /2017
(15 days - 14 nights)
HA NOI - SAPA - HA LONG - HUE - HOI AN - NHA TRANG - PHAN RANG
TRA VINH - CAN THO - SAI GON
HA NOI thousands year of culture - SAPA romantic nature and colorful ethnic minorities - HA LONG World Heritage - the ancient capital city of HUE - the ancient town and World Heritage of HOI AN - NHA TRANG women harvesting salt on thỉe shoulders - PHAN RANG the most special Champa people inthe Southeast – TRA VINH Khmer’s land in Vietnam - CAN THO the bustling life during 24 hours on river - SAIGON the most magnificent city of Vietnam. And especially the beautiful girls with the traditional costume ''ao dai'' are photographic models for this journey.
Day 1: Feb 16 (Thursday)
Welcome guests to Ha Noi
Eat dinner and have group meeting to introduce the entire program
Overnight in hotel Ha Noi
Day 2: Feb 17 (Friday)
Early morning at 5:00 take photos of market activities, people’s trade in the city
Breakfast –at 8:30, photograph the ancient Temple of Literature with Ha Noi girls in the traditional costume ''ao dai''.
Lunch at 13:00, depart to Sapa (by car, Ha Noi - Sapa 350km)
Overnight at the hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Feb 18 (Saturday)
Breakfast – Take photos of landscape and ethnic people in villages in Sapa, where they do trade, farming and breeding and planting.
Lunch - continue to photograph other villages in Sapa.
Day 4: Feb 19 (Sunday)
Breakfast - Capture ethnic in Sapa
Lunch - Depart to Ha Noi
Dinner – overnight in hotels in Ha Noi
Day 5: Feb 20 (Monday)
Breakfast - Departure to Ha Long (by car, Ha Noi - Ha Long 200 km)
Lunch on Ha Long cruise
Afternoon take photos of sea landscape with girl in “ao dai”
Dinner – Sleep on Halong ship (ship standards such as mini hotel)
Day 6: Feb 21 (Tuesday)
Shooting the sunrise on Ha Long Bay - Breakfast - continue to take photos of the bay
Lunch - back to Ha Noi – Go to Noi Bai Airport to fly to Hue (domestic flight, flight time 1 hour 10 minutes)
Overnight in hotels in Hue
Day 7: Feb 22 (Wednesday)
Photograph the sunrise in Hue, the sight of people hauling the fishing net on the river
Breakfast – Take photos of people and the architecture of ancient mausoleums, temples and relics with Hue girl in traditional costume “ao dai”.
Lunch - Continue photographing other mausoleums, temples; come to Hoi An, Danang (by car, Hue - Hoi An 132km)
Dinner and sleep at night Hoi An Hotel.
Day 8: Feb 23 (Thursday)
Morning – Take photos of the dawn and people's lives on the Thu Bon River in Hoi An.
Breakfast - continue to capture daily life and old town architecture.
Dinner – Overnight at Hoi An Hotel.
Day 9: Feb 24 (Friday)
5:00 am Fly from Danang airport to Nha Trang (domestic flight, flight time: 1 hour 05 minutes)
Afternoon relax and go shopping freely in the coastal city of Nha Trang
Night - sleep at hotels in Nha Trang.
Day 10: Feb 25 (Saturday)
3:30 am - go to Hon Khoi (by car, Nha Trang City - Hon Khoi 40km) take photos of salt-works and labor activities of the women harvesting salt in sunrise.
Breakfast and depart to Phan Rang (by car, Nha Trang - Phan Rang 96km)
Lunch and photograp the daily lives of Champa women, the elderly, children in Phan Rang
Dinner – overnight at hotels in Phan Rang.
Day 11: Feb 26 (Sunday)
Take photos of sunrise on the sand dunes of Phan Rang Cham with girls and children playing on the sand dunes.
Breakfast - Depart to Saigon (by car,, Phan Rang - Sai Gon 340km)
Dinner - night sleep at hotels in Saigon.
Day 12: Feb 27 (Monday)
5:00 a.m. Photograph the sight of purchase activities in the central market of Saigon people
Breakfast – Take photos of temple, pagodas with ancient architecture in the Saigon with the girls dressing traditional ''ao dai''
Lunch - Depart to Tra Vinh (Mekong Delta) (by car,s Sai Gon - Tra Vinh 150km)
Dinner – overnight at hotels in Tra Vinh
Day 13: Feb 28 (Tuesday)
5:00 am Take photos of Khmer people making Tet cake.
Breakfast - Take photos Khmer people and monks in the Khmer temples.
Lunch - Depart to Can Tho (by car,, Tra Vinh - Can Tho 85km), freely relax in the afternoon
Dinner – overnight in Can Tho hotel.
Day 14: Mar 1Wednesday)
4:00 a.m Take photos of people’s activities, travelling, bazaar, bustle trading on the river
Breakfast - continue capturing the life on the river
Lunch – depart to Saigon (by car,, Can Tho - Sai Gon 171km)
Dinner – overnight at hotels in Saigon
Day 15: Mar 2 (Thursday)
Breakfast - Freedom of travelling, you can shop at the city shopping center or taking photos of street-life people’s activities
Lunch and say good bye
(Depending on your international flight we will continue to consult with a reasonable time for you)
JUST 15 DAYS, YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING JOURNEY, EXPERIENCES AND COLLECTING MANY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF VIETNAM.
WE ARE ALWAYS PROUD OF BEING THE BEST ASSISTANT FOR YOUR JOURNEY.
(10 persons max)
Breakfasts at hotel - Lunches, dinners at the standard restaurants
Hotels: 3 stars standard (***)
Bottles of mineral water in everyday itinerary.
Domestic flights: Hanoi - Hue; Da Nang - Nha Trang (the biggiest airline of VN ''Viet Nam Airlines'')
Cars used to travel in the program
Set-up models cost to photograph in the program
Admission fee to relics in the program
PRICE NOT INCLUDED
International airline tickets to Vietnam and leave Vietnam
Entry Visa Fees
Foods and drinks tourists order in each meal
The cost of self-living in the hotel
Health insurance and travel
Tip for drivers - restaurant
Tip for tour guide
Hanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital lies in the North of the country and is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. It offers French-colonial architecture, a rich food culture and a long history. The most well known and important districts in Hanoi are Ba Dinh District (aka the French Quarter) where the government offices are located and Hoan Kiem District (aka the Old Quarter) which is considered the city’s business hub and main tourist destination.
Temple of Literature
Situated at the south of Thang Long citadel, is on top of the historical and beautiful sightseeings of the beautiful capital of Vietnam.
Văn Miếu or Temple of Literature, known as "pagode des Corbeaux" during the period of French colonisation, was founded as a Confucian temple in 1070.
Only parts of the Văn Miếu complex date back to the earliest period, although much of the architecture dates to the Ly (1010 – 1225) and Tran (1225 – 1400) Dynasties. In 1076, Vietnam's first university, the Quốc Tử Giám (or National University), was established within this temple to educate Vietnam's mandarin class.
350km far north-west from Hanoi, Sapa, the capital of Sapa District in Lao Cai Province, lies at the altitude of 1600m. With the temperature ranging from the lowest of -1oC to the highest of 29oC, Sapa’s climate is moderate and drizzly in summer while chill and foggy in winter.
Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest.
Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it's cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with colour.
HA LONG BAY
Towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Halong translates as 'where the dragon descends into the sea' and legend tells that this mystical seascape was created when a great mountain dragon charged towards the coast, its flailing tail gouging out valleys and crevasses. As the creature plunged into the sea, the area filled with water leaving only the pinnacles visible. The geological explanation of karst erosion may be more prosaic, but doesn't make this seascape any less poetic.
Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay's spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam's number one tourism hub.
Hue has chosen to be the capital city of the Southern Kingdom by all Nguyen Lords and officially became the capital under Tay Son'reign. For approximately 400 years, Hue has become a great landscape and architectural site. Hue' royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River, with an area of 500 ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh (Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel).
Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, but the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent.
For a century, the city’s allure and importance dwindled until an abrupt rise in fortunes in the 1990s, when a tourism boom transformed the local economy. Today Hoi An is once again a cosmopolitan melting pot, one of the nation’s most wealthy towns, a culinary mecca and one of Vietnam’s most important tourism centres
NHA TRANG- Hon Khoi Salt Fields
The Hon Khoi Salt Fields is one of the most unique tourist destinations in Nha Trang, where mounds of natural salt are manually harvested from shallow fields along Doc Let Beach. Salt production is a thriving industry in Nha Trang due to Vietnam's extensive coastline, generating about 737,000 tonnes every year.
The best time to visit Hon Khoi Salt Fields are between the months of January and June, when the summer climate (with temperatures that can go as high as 40°C) allows for the salt to be directed from the East Sea to the fields.
CHAM ETHNIC IN PHAN RANG
Located in South-Central Coast, Ninh Thuan shares border with Khanh Hoa Province on the north, Lam Dong Province on the west, Binh Thuan Province on the south and East Sea on the east.
Being home of Cham minority group, Ninh Thuan has characters culture of Cham ethnic, which stamp in local custom, Cham dance, sculpture, pottery, and brocade and agriculture of Cham towers. Famous towers name Po Klong Garai and Porome.
Nowadays, Cham people still preserve matriarchy, a valuable inheritance of Vietnam, and special festivals such as Kate, Cha Bun ceremonies, Royal Idiladha and Ra Glai Tribe festivals and other ceremonies like dig a ditch, dam up, new rice...
SAI GON - HO CHI MINH CITY
Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense.
Khmer ethnic- Tra Vinh
Located on Mekong River Delta, Tra Vinh Province borders Ben Tre, Vinh Long provinces on the north, Soc Trang Province on the west, and East Sea on the east with 65km seaside.
There are 140 pagodas of Khmer, 50 pagodas of Viet (Kinh) and 5 pagodas of Hoa. The famous ones include Ang, Sam-rong-ek, Co, Hang. Co Pagoda is home of thousands of birds including storks, cong coc and pigeons.
Cai Rang Floating Market
Cai Rang floating market, one of the famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region.
Every early morning, hundred boats gather together where their owners start to sell agri - products. To be recognized easily, they hang out product samples on a long bamboo in front of the boats, so that they do not need to cry their wares as in mainland market.
Phong Dien Floating Market
Phong Dien Floating Market is one of the most outstanding ones in Mekong River Delta. This market is the only one in Mekong River open from dawn to dusk. Products in Phong Dien Floating Market are diverse and abundant.
Phong Dien Floating Market is one of 7 busiest floating markets in Mekong River Delta. Phong Dien Floating Market is famous as a place of selling and exchanging goods, a compelling attraction in Mekong Delta. The market is located at the intersection of three rivers, where Can Tho River separates from Hau River. The market is about 17 km from Can Tho City to the southeast. This market is usually open at around 4-5 am when the sun is rising, and up to 7-8h am it starts to close.
About itinerary and the organization:
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming trip, where you select will be Vietnam. Vietnam is a country with diversified cultures, impressive nature and friendly and hardworking people. For the field of photography, Viet Nam is one of the destinations that each photographer should come to at least once in their career, with a passion for photography.
Only with one 15 days and 14 nights trip to Vietnam, you can experience and compose of nearly 15 prominent places in Vietnam and nearly 30 themes for creating photos, and make sure that you will have thousands of nice photo for your photographic collection.
I am a Vietnamese photographer. I was born and raised in VN and I have traveled all over the country with the passion for photography. By going on many trips, now I have a lot of experience in the journeys of photos composing, which took me a lot of time to success. And I hope that you will also have interesting and memorable journeys without wasting a lot of time like me, therefore, I will be your organizer and guidance. You will not have to worry about anything for the this trip to Vietnam.
Itinerary includes the following guidances:
** Tour guide: in charge of customer service, check in and check out at the places and other works within professional - English speaking proficiency and knowledge of local history.
** In charge of professional photography: (Pr-photographer leader) in charge of instructions, place, set up, creating photographic ideas at the local and able to exchange expertise related to photography – have lots of experience in travelling and composing around the country and organizing photographic experience.