October 7-19, 2018 (5 Participants Max) (2 seats left)
Vietnam is one of the most friendly places you will ever experience in the world. Along with the friendly nature of the people is an amazing culture of street food. This is where we will find our interactions with every day people and photos to go with it. There will be lots of markets and street vendors to photograph along with temples, relics and an amazing landscape. Expect interactions with people every day of this trip and expect to take lots of photos. You'll not only have a great travel experience but also a great photo experience too.
$3,100 (double occupancy) / $3500 (single occupancy)Includes all hotel accommodations and local transportation. (5 Participants Maximum). To begin registration please click here: register now!
Transportation. You will be responsible for all international transportation requirements. This photo tour will begin in Hanoi (exact hotel and meeting location will be provided after registration) and end in Hue; transportation will be provided back to Hanoi. . Once the photo tour begins, all internal transportation costs are included in the registration fee. We will be using taxis and walking within city limits. When moving between cities we will use private cars to get from city to city. We will begin our trip with a meet and greet on October 7th in Hanoi and end October 19th.
Accommodations. You will be staying in local hotels with a 3 star western standard rating (usually considered 4+ stars by local standards) . We will also spend one night on a cruise ship in Ha Long Bay.
Meals. On your journey you will have the opportunity try lots of local foods. Hopefully never repeating anything twice. All breakfasts will be included and a few dinners. . Alchohalic beverages are not included.
Documents.Visa requirements for visiting Vietnam. Citizens of most western countries with a valid passport are required to apply for an entry visa to Vietnam. You may apply via your local embassy or consulate office. Although our session will only be in Vietnam if you plan to continue on in Asia and return to Vietnam after you will need to apply for a multi entry visa. You are responsible for fulfilling your own visa requirements.
Itinerary. Your journey begins with a welcome dinner in the capital city of Hanoi. The next day we will head directly to Ha Long Bay for a night on a cruise boat. This will give us an opportunity to do a sunset and sunrise shoot on the boat. The next afternoon we'll return to the main land and head directly to Nghia Lo, where we'll find rice terraces and a small town with few tourists. We'll also head into the hills where we'll find tea plantations and hundred year old tea trees.
Day 5 & 6 We'll head back to Hanoi and stopping along the way in local villages. We'll take a relaxing evening in Hanoi at the water puppet show after dinner. Or do a night time shoot at the lake. The following day we'll get a chance to take a look around Hanoi, visiting temples and shooting in the market.
On day 7 We'll head to the airport and fly to Hue. From the airport we'll go to Hoi An with a stop for lunch and to take pictures at a hill top temple. After 3 nights in Hoi An we'll head back to Hue for 2 nights. Along the way we'll stop at the remarkable city of Tombs. A newly constructed cemetary that is wild as you will ever see.
Day 13 After breakfast we will all head to the airport together and part ways. Those who wish to head to other destinations need to let us know so that we may help you arrange your flights. We will be back in hanoi by 1 pm. If you are flying home from Hanoi it would be safest to schedule flights after 6 pm
Medical. As with all travel outside a first world country it is recommended that you have all of your childhood immunizations up to date and/or boosted. The United State's Center for Disease Control also recommends that you are immunized against Hepatitus A and Typhoid. For more information on which vaccinations are necessary please visit the CDC website.
Guides. Your guide for this journey will be Zim.