Vietnam: Backroads & Byways 2020
Experience Vietnam in a way few visitors do. Join us!
• Hanoi: An amazing destination for street food and street photography
• Mu Cang Chai: the most spectacular rice terraces in Vietnam!
• Ha Giang: most Vietnamese will tell you that their northernmost province is also their most beautiful
• Ethnic Minorities: expereince homestays with members of the Red Dao, Black Tay, and Flower Hmong groups.
• Halong Bay: world famous UNESCO World Heritage site
• Spectacular rice terraces, majestic mountains, stunning seascapes
Well off the tourist trail, but home to its most spectacular scenery, the far north of Vietnam is an adventurous travel photographer’s paradise. Terraced rice fields trace the land’s contours transforming lush mountains and canyons into living topographic maps. Opportunities for portfolio-worthy images abound here, but dramatic landscapes are just the beginning of what this rugged territory has to offer. Karsts, steep limestone formations, emerge abruptly from the land and sea throughout this region creating dramatic subjects for landscape and seascape photography.
Some of Vietnam’s most famous attractions are too spectacular to pass up, so we’ll visit the best of the must-see’s, but our itinerary will take us well off the beaten path in search of more authentic visions of local life.
AT A GLANCE
Details & Pricing TBA
Dates: September 2020
Max participants: TBA
What's Included: All Lodging, Meals (B/L/D), and Transportation inside Vietnam. Photography Instruction, Guides & Entrance Fees
What's Not Included: Travel to/from Vietnam, Vietnam Tourist Visa, Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuities, Personal Expenses, Anything not listed as included.
The bulk of Vietnam’s intriguing ethnic minority groups are also concentrated in the north. Red Dao, Black Tay, Flower Hmong…these unique subcultures bear names as colorful and distinctive as their elaborate traditional attire. We will meet and photograph members of these groups throughout our journey – tending their crops in fields, gathered in marketplaces and inside their homes, sharing meals as part of rural homestays.
Northern Vietnam's coastline is almost as impressive at its mountainous interior. So we’ll conclude our travels in this region with a couple days aboard ship, sailing through tranquil seas photographing seascapes, the fishing culture and the iconic rock formations known as karsts. Halong Bay is neither unknown nor uncrowded, but spending a night on the water will help us reach the less visited portions of the bay.