This enchanting photo tour allows you to experience the essence of southern and central Vietnam. You will explore lesser-know areas of southern and central Vietnam and its inhabitants giving you an opportunity to capture portraits, landscape and street photography while enjoying the charm of Saigon in all its glory, relishing tasty street food, getting lost in colorful China town, enjoying; amazing waterfalls in Dalat, the smooth coasts in Nha Trang, a romantic town in Hoian etc. This tour is a perfect combination of adventure, culture, culinary treat, photography and a beach vacation. It is also family friendly for photographers who would want to bring their family along to explore Vietnam and combine it with a photography vacation.
Day 1/ Arrive Saigon (Breakfast/-/-)
Day 2/ Saigon – Dalat (320 KM) (Breakfast/-/-)
Day 3/ Dalat sightseeing (Breakfast/-/-)
Day 4/ Dalat – Nha Trang (136 km) (Breakfast/-/-)
Day 5/ Nha Trang – Phu Yen – Quy Nhon (222 KM) (Breakfast/-/-)
Day 6/ Quy Nhon – Danang – Hoi An (304 KM) (Breakfast/-/-)
Day 7/ Hoi An – Danang – Saigon – Departure (Breakfast/-/-)
You will be greeted at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transferred downtown to check into your hotel then explore Ben Thanh Market, visit Binh Tay market and Thien Hau Pagoda, a 150 year old Chinese Temple. Overnight in Saigon.
Shooting Opportunities: City tour in Saigon. Cho Lon Market and Thien Hau Pagoda in the Chine Town.
07 AM: Breakfast at hotel, check out and leave Sai Gon for Dalat passing a tea plantation en route.We will have lunch on the way (pay yourself). Arrival in Dalat – a mountain-top town, a popular destination with travelers, we leave the warmer temperature behind as we pedal into the cooler climates of Dalat. After that, we will go up to Di Linh Plateau, we will stop “somewhere” on the road , and then we will stop in some small villages on the way to understand more about traditions, cultures of these ethnic minority groups (Ra Glai ethnic group, K’ho group,etc.).The weather is a little bit cooler here, we will go in the tropical forest road so you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains, tropical rain forest and thousand butterflies, we will stop in Dalat city for the first night. Overnight in Dalat.
Shooting Opportunities: Tea plantation in Bao Loc ,small villages in the day, fish farm on Dong nai river,…
In the morning, you enjoy fresh air of DATANLA WATERFALL nestled under canopies of the primeval jungle with glistening white water flowing over rocks and drops into death valley creating a beautiful natural picture. You will experience the exciting roller coaster style ride from the hilltop down to the waterfall.
The most important place of the day is Pongour waterfall considered as the most beautiful and majestic waterfall in the Central Highland 40 m in height and over 100 m in width. Surrounded by unspoiled forest, the water flows through numerous sandstone’s from the top to the bottom. This massive waterbody powerfully falling down seven floors produces a sonorous sound that can be heard from miles away. Here you can shoot amazing pictures of the soft wispy effect by shooting the flowing water at very slow shutter speeds.
Have lunch at local restaurant on the way ( pay yourself )
In the afternoon, we admire the transparent water flowing through granite mountain sides. Its a spectacular area obscured by the very white spray of the ELEPHANT WATERFALL Next to the waterfall is a Wind Cave whose approach is a narrow entrance between two cliffs, but inside the cave there are many wide spaces and and its extremely windy in there. Elephant Waterfall looks like a live picture which has been carved by nature and the rocks and cliffs formation gives one the impression that many elephants are jostling to bath there, hence the name! Next we visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda,also called Ve Chai Pagoda, which was built from debris of glass, pottery bowls and porcelain between 1949 and 1952 in a remote residential area of Dalat City. The pagoda has been led by many Buddhist monks and was renovated by Monk Thich Tam Vi in 1990.
We head back to the hotel to relax. You are free to have dinner by yourself.
Shooting Opportunities: Datanla waterfall, Pongour waterall, Elephant waterfall, linh phuoc pagoda (Glasses pagoda)
After breakfast we head to Nha Trang through area of ethnic minorities past flower, vegetable and coffee plantations; sturgeon and salmon farm; as well as Bidoup – Nui Ba national park with its majestic view of dark green jungles, mountains hidden by the fog, white waterfalls pouring down the mountain it is truly a masterpiece created by nature. After we arrive at Nha Trang we will visit Long Son pagoda, Cham tower, Tran Phu bridge, local market and the train station.
Head back to the hotel and relax. You are free to have dinner by yourself.
Shooting Opportunities: flower, vegetable and coffee plantations, sturgeon and salmon farm, Cham tower, local Market, train station
We will rise early to photograph fishing boats returning from sea at sunrise on Xom Bong Bridge over the Cai River. After breakfast we check out of the hotel and transfer to Doc Let beach– situated on the Ninh Hoa coastal area, 50km north of NhaTrang – where you will have a chance to visit a fishing village, Hon Khoi salt-field, Hon Khoi Cement Factory, Heo Island– an old base with many glorious victories of the people in Khanh Hoa through two wars against the French and Americans. Continue to QUY NHON, we will stop somewhere on the way for shooting the ĐÁ ĐĨA Burden
Arrive at QUY NHON, where you can shoot the sun set before checking in to the hotel. You are free to habe dinner by yourself. Overnight stay in Quy Nhon.
Shooting Opportunities: Xom Bong Bridge, Doc Lech beach, fishing village, Hon Khoi salt-field, Hon Khoi Cement Factory, Heo Island, ĐÁ ĐĨA Burden
We will get up early to shoot the sunrise at Queen beach post which we come back to the hotel for breakfast.
8AM : Check out from the hotel, leave QUY NHON for DA NANG, stop at HAM HO where you can shoot natural small channels and stone lakes . On the way, we pass rice fields, local people, local schools , local markets, Vietnamese villages, Thi Nai bridge.
11 : 30 AM : Lunch at local restaurant ( lunch to be paid by you )
01 PM : We leave HAM HO for DA NANG, stop at CHAM towers for shooting on the way.
06 PM : Arrive at HOI AN , check in to the hotel and rest. You are free to have dinner by yourself.
Shooting Opportunities: HAM HO Lake, rice fields, local people, local schools, local markets, Vietnamese villages, Thi Nai Bridge, Cham towers
Morning take an early walk to Cam Nam Bridge, fish market and vegetable market before returning to the hotel for breakfast post which we talk a walk to Hoi An an ancient town. We will start the walk from a small alley from Phan Chu Trinh Street to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. This is a typical Hoi An street, that displays the fabulous atmosphere of this ancient town. Visit the Japanese Cover Bridge – the symbol of Hoi An. After that visit Tan Ky, the most well known and authentic ancient house in town. Then take a walk along the Nguyen Thai Hoc – the ancient street of Hoi An to the market in town. Visit the local market and Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall, the communal place for Chinese community from Fukien province in China as well the temple of Thien Hau, the Goddess protecting people on the sea – that was so important for the Chinese Merchant and Fishman in the past. Then you have free time for discovering the town on your own or shopping.
Lunch at local restaurant then check out from the hotel, Van and guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Danag airport for your flight back to Saigon at 05:30 PM
06 :45 PM : Arrive Tan Son Nhat Airport, wait for your departure flight back to Singapore or transfer to your hotel in Saigon City. Tour ends.
Shooting Opportunities: HOI AN ancient town – Sunrise and sunset, beautiful Japanese bridge at night time….
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