Vietnam – Exploring the Norther Trails June – 2022

Ethnic groups of Northern Vietnam

Tour cost 3985.00 USD

Single supplement 420.00 USD

Day 1 Pick up from airport to Hanoi, Afternoon photograph through the old Hanoi

Meals BLD

Days 2 – Ha Noi to Lao Cai – Bac Ha -8 hours drive not counting lunch time. Bac ha Market Nestled in the northern mountains of Vietnam is one of the best ethnic markets in northern Vietnam and is predominated mainly by Flower Hamong ethnic group.! On Sundays, the ethnic minorities from the surrounding villages and hills come by tracking motor bike, life stock like water buffalo. for them this is a place to socialize, sell and buy produce that will last for a week till the next Sunday when the market takes place again.

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Days 3 –   Bac Ha Market morning photography then drive after lunch to Ha Giang 5 Hours drive

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Days 4 – Ha Giang -Fairi Mountain and Quan Ba Heaven Gate, the region of Ha Giang offers unique scenery in the land of foggy mountains. Up here is like opening a window to the wild and mountainous landscapes rich in ethnic minorities. The Vietnamese say that this is where you can touch the sky and the clouds.

Meals: BLD

Days 5 – Ha Giang – Dong Van 4 Hours drive

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Days 6 – Dong Van  – Meo Vac 2 Hours drive, Enclosed by craggy mountains,  Meo Vacis a small town in the rural Ha Giang region of Vietnam. The region has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the 77 geological parks in the world and the second in Southeast Asia on 3 October 2012.

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Days 7 – Meo Vac to Cao Bang,  Lang Son over night, Cao Bang Province is bursting with beautiful geo-cultural sites. With five major river systems and 47 lakes, water plays a vital role in shaping the landscape and local life. Much of Cao Bang is protected as UNESCO Global Geopark. The province’s extraordinary diversity makes it a spectacular place to explore, especially for adventure photographers. Cao Bằng Province has over nine ethnic tribes, which have lived in these valleys for centuries. The Tày, Nùng, Dao, and H’mong are some of the most well-known, and each minority has its own special crafts and way of living. During our visit to some of the villages, will experience and photograph their lifestyle and the way of living Meals: BLD

Days 8 – Early morning drive to Bac Son valley, Bac Son valley located in Lang Son province about 160 km northeast of Hanoi, is a popular destination for photographer, The mountains surrounding, together with the valley’s paddy fields, create a great scenic landscape. Meals: BLD

Days 9 – Lang Son – Bac Son Valley all day, Probably stay in the Home Stay one night, this morning will wake up early to climbing up to the radio station on Na Lay Peak to catch the dawn. it will take us about 45 minutes to reach the best view. Meals: BLD

Days 10 – Bac Son to Thai Nguyen 2 hours drive, spend the night by the Bi Ra Lake. Meals: BLD

Days 11 – Thai Nguyen to Ha Noi, arrive mid day. Afternoon photograph in Ha Noi Meals: BLD

Days 12 – Breakfast and Depart for home. Meals: B

Cost:  6 Participants: 3985.00 USD

Single accommodation: 460.00 USD

Cost Includes:

  • All nights accommodation
  • All ground transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fee
  • Local guide fee
  • Tour leader fee
  • Local translator and driver fee

Non Included: 

  • Local guide tip
  • Driver tip
  • Drinks ( except drinking water )
  • International medical and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Landry
  • Transfer from and to airport ( first and last day)
  • International flights
  • Vietnam visa

Price is based on double occupancy.

A single supplement of $495 will apply ( We will make every effort to connect you with a roommate if you’ll like to share a room with, However, if we’re unable to find a roommate for you, a single supplement will apply.

Deposit of 1,000.00 USD up on registration is required to hold your  spot ( Deposit is non refundable )

Single accommodation: 420.00 USD

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Things to know before you book a tour or workshop with us

The difference between a Photo workshop and a Photo tour.

During a photo workshop typically photo instructor’s job is to teach you a specific techniques or skils in the field and class.  

During the tour, the leader’s main job is to get you to the right place at the right time to achieve great photos and experiences. When in the field, the photo tour leader may also offer answers to your concerns about composition and techniques, but most help is done on an individual basis in the field.
Before you go: use local workshops to learn Camera and composition techniques before spending thousands of dollars traveling to exotic destinations to take once-in-a-lifetime shots!