Full Day Photo Shoot Around Hanoi
Early morning, meet your guide at the lobby then join photo hunting before dawn at thriving Long Bien Market, as thousands of deliveries from the provinces and farther-flung regions of Vietnam provide the traders with stock. King Crab and Tuna from the East Sea rub shoulders with juicy apples and pumpkins from Da Lat, and longans and lychees from the market gardens surrounding Hanoi.
The early morning conditions allow us to focus on shooting in different lights, from night-time to sunrise, to after daybreak. The situation also allows us to work on naturalistic portraiture in environments of such hectic activity - a vital skill for anyone travelling in Asia. From century-old Long Bien Bridge overlooking the market we look at taking those classic photojournalistic Establishing shots.
After early morning photo hunting, you will come back hotel for buffet breakfast or if you want to taste local breakfast to get experience we still can arrange for you.
We continue to explore the classic tour visit both iconic locations and backstreet city secrets while focusing on the fundamentals of taking stunning travel photographs. Starting at colonial-era St Joseph's Cathedral, before moving onto historic Hoan Kiem Lake and the bustling backstreets of the Old Quarter, this is the best tour for anyone new to Hanoi and looking to improve their basic camera skills while enjoying an eye-opening introduction to the city.
Hanoi - Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Hoa Lu
Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer to Ninh Binh province about 100 km South of Hanoi. We’ll take a boat cruise along the Hoang Long River through the scenic landscape of Tam Coc – Bich Dong, a 350 ha area of karst mountain scattered over the lush wetland with paddy fields. This area is referred to as “an inland Ha Long bay” for its strikingly similar water-and-rock terrain features. Depending on the time of visit, you may see local farmers harvesting rice or transplanting seedlings for the new crop. Pass through three big caves which feature the area’s name (Tam Coc means three caves in Vietnamese) and which represent a host of local rocky caves and grottoes.
After lunch, we head for Hoa Lu to see the few vestiges of the first capital of Vietnam. Built in the 10th Century by the Dinh Dynasty not only for a capital but also as a stronghold against the Northern invaders, Hoa Lu shortly later it was inherited by the Le Dynasty. Visit the two old temples one dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang, the only king of the Dinh Dynasty and also Vietnam’s first emperor and the other to the succeeding kings of the Le Dynasty. Though the temples are no longer intact, some precious antique carvings and sculpture of stone and wood are still preserved.
Afternoon, we transfer back to Hanoi Capital. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Morning, free at your leisure then free until transfer to airport