Light & Land

Vietnam Photography Tour

24th Nov - 06th Dec, 2018 - 3 PLACES REMAINING

Tutored by Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas and

£4999.00 PP / Deposit -£400.00 PP

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After our first tour sold out in less than 24 hours, we are delighted to announce we will be visiting this incredible location again in 2018. Vietnam is an exciting, self-confident rising star that as recently as the 1990’s chose to keep the world at bay. 

Carefully designed to include the very best of this remarkable country, with its breath-taking natural beauty, enticing culture and truly wonderful people, our 12-night tour will be based in six different locations with the longer journeys being covered by internal flights.

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Vietnam Photography Tour Vietnam Photography Tour
  • Included
    • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION WITH DAILY BREAKFAST
    • LAND TRANSPORTATION BY PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLES
    • ESCORT BY LOCAL, ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE THROUGHOUT
    • FLIGHT HANOI-HUE / DANANG-HO CHI MINH CITY (ECONOMY CLASS)
    • ALL ADMISSION FEES AT ATTRACTIONS VISITED WITH LIGHT AND LAND
    • SOME MEALS
    • BOAT TRIPS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY
    • TUITION FROM CLIVE MINNITT AND PHIL MALPAS
  • Excluded
    • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO/FROM VIETNAM
    • ANY KIND OF DRINKS
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES (LAUNDRY, TELEPHONE, DRINKS, TIP...)
    • ALL OTHER SERVICES WHICH ARE NOT MENTIONED
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Exertion Moderate
  • Tour Code VET02
Vietnam Photography Tour

After our first tour sold out in less than 24 hours, we are delighted to announce we will be visiting this incredible location again in 2018. Vietnam is an exciting, self-confident rising star that as recently as the 1990’s chose to keep the world at bay. 

Carefully designed to include the very best of this remarkable country, with its breath-taking natural beauty, enticing culture and truly wonderful people, our 12-night tour will be based in six different locations with the longer journeys being covered by internal flights.

We begin our tour in the capital Hanoi. Here we will contrast the manic, action-packed streets of the city with the peaceful, tranquil beauty of the surrounding villages where we will have the opportunity to meet local people and admire the centuries old architecture. We will have two full days to explore with our cameras during which we will discover the labyrinthine Old Quarter and enjoy the south east Asian, French and Chinese influences that combine to make a fascinating start to our tour.

On day 4 we transfer by coach to the spectacular World Heritage site at Halong Bay. Here our private boat will be our home for an afternoon and a morning (including one night on-board) and will be our platform to discover the bay where “the dragon descends into the sea”. The emerald green waters are dotted with jungle-topped islands that, legend has it, were carved out by the thrashing dragon as he charged from the mountains to the coast.

On our return to land we will travel via Hanoi airport where we will take the short flight to Hue. Our time in Hue will see us explore some of the best ancient architecture in the country at the Imperial City as well as a visit to the Thien Mu Buddhist pagoda and Perfume River. If the weather conditions are suitable we will head to Tam Giang lagoon for a dawn shoot.

On day 7, we will travel to Hoi An and spend the day and a half here. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. During the day we will take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colourful market. In the evening, we will enjoy photographing the highlight of our visit to Hoi An, the famous lantern festival.

Another short flight will deliver us to the amazing Ho Chi Minh City (still commonly referred to as Saigon by its 8 million or so inhabitants). We will depart here immediately to travel to the relative peace and tranquillity of Can Tho – our gateway to the Mekong Delta. Here, once again, we take to the water for early visits to the amazing “floating markets” where the waterways become a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple, and even floating pho (noodle soup) vendors.

Finally, we return to Ho Chi Minh to spend our last few nights in this wonderful city. The commercial centre of the country and a dizzying, eclectic mix of old and new, HCMC is the driving force behind Vietnam’s sense of optimism and excitement for the future. Here we will have time to explore the bustling streets where an “if you blink you’ll miss it” hustle and bustle will provide endless subjects for our cameras.

On day 13 we head home with our minds filled with wonderful, exotic memories and our collections of photographs to immortalize them.

The weather in Vietnam varies dramatically, both from month to month and also from location to location (the country covers a full 16 degrees (well over 1000 miles) of latitude). We have chosen the month of November for our tour, which we feel will offer us the best chance of favourable conditions (although it is likely we will see both sunshine and rainfall in varying quantities). Clive, Phil and our local guide will be with you every step of the way and with Vietnam still being a relatively undiscovered destination, we think it is important to travel to this extraordinary country as soon as possible. We hope you will join Phil and Clive in November 2018.

  • Apricot Hotel

    24th, 25th, 26th November:

    Overnight in Hanoi for 3 nights

    APRICOT HOTEL

    Address: 136 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi,

    Tel: (+84 4) 3828 9595 – Fax: (+84 4) 3828 6565"

  • Victory Cruise

    27th November:

    Overnight onboard Victory Cruise for one night

    Address: 11 Le Quy Don St, Bach Dang Ward, Halong

    Tel: +84 203 3826898 233

  • Indochine Palace

    28th and 29th November

    Overnight in Hue for 2 nights

    INDOCHINE PALACE

    105A Hung Vuong St., Hue City, Vietnam

    Tel: (+84) 234 393 6666

  • MGALLERY ROYAL HOI AN HOTEL

    30th November and 1st December

    Overnight in Hoi An for 2 nights

    "MGALLERY ROYAL HOI AN HOTEL

    39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoi An Town

    Quang Nam Province, VIETNAM 

    Tel: +84 510 3 950 777

    Fax: +84 510 3 950 888"

  • Victoria Can Tho Hotel

    2nd, 3rd December

    Overnight in Can Tho for 2 nights

    "VICTORIA CANTHO HOTEL

    Cai Khe Ward Can Tho city

    Tel: (84 710) 3810111

    Fax: (84 710) 3829259"

  • Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

    4th and 5th December

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh for 2 nights

    "RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL SAIGON   

    8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street District 1 Ho Chi Minh City

    Tel: (84 8) 38220033

    Fax: (84 8) 38235666"

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed my trip to Vietnam and thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to visit and photograph this wonderful country. The trip exceeded all expectations which was mainly, if not solely, down to you and Phil. The part you played was totally and utterly selfless and professional with nothing being too much trouble. I would have no hesitation on returning to Vietnam with you next year, and no hesitation in recommending this trip to any traveller/ photographer. Visiting a country is one thing, but seeing it with you is quite a different thing. Many thanks again for making this trip one that I will always remember. Best wishes in all your future adventures John Rowland - February, 2018

It was a wonderful trip with many exceptional moments that will remain in memory for ever. Thanks again to you, Phil and not least Diep John Canning - February, 2018

Thanks again to you and Phil for organising such a great trip – you make it look so easy but I appreciate all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and managing such an unruly group is never easy (present company excepted ;-) Hope to catch up soon or, if not, on Sark. Best wishes Davina Clift - February, 2018

Thanks again for a wonderful trip. Can’t wait to see everyone’s photos! All best, as ever. Sophie Goldsworthy - February, 2018

You were both fabulous and I appreciated your support and thoughtfulness throughout the tour. It was a lot of fun but hard going at times for all of us, including you both. Yes, I woke up at 4 am yesterday confused as to where I was! Thanks again. Best wishes Jo Cleary - February, 2018

Another great trip. It would seem, that you have struck gold again & it can stand comparison with your earlier trips to Cuba & Myanmar; in other words, outstanding! Peter Wilman - February, 2018

Thanks for an amazing adventure! Edie Clifford - February, 2018

Hope you are both recovering from your jet lag. Currently I am looking out of my window onto about 3 inches plus of snow, quite a change from Saigon. I would like to thank you both for organising such a wonderful trip and how fortunate you were to find Diep as the local guide. I miss the boat rides which were so relaxing in fact it all seems another world away now. Many thanks for all your help and patience. I shall be looking through the Light and Land tours in the next few days. I enjoyed the group lots of laughs as usual Diane Smith - February, 2018

I have recently returned from an outstanding trip to Vietnam with Phil and Clive. I just wished that it could have gone on for ever as it really did change my view of life and the way I now see things. It was a magical experience from start to finish where photography can spread a cloak of joy before it, and all people no matter what colour or race can share in its beauty. It brought me so much joy and I have made some wonderful Vietnamese friends both young and old. I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do in bringing photography into so many lives and to Light & Land for affording us the opportunity to share our passion with others from near locations and far flung places. Photography really has no boundaries apart from those we needlessly apply ourselves. John Rowland - February, 2018

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