5-day Central Vietnam Phototour 2020

An extended version of our popular 3-day central Vietnam workshop, starting and ending in Hoi An and including a visit to Hue city. An intensive course that teaches you how to get better people pictures from candid street photography to portraits.

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After years of running our day and 3-day photography tours and workshops in the area, we thought we would push it further North into the beautiful ancient city of Hue. This tour was born with the idea of teaching you not only how to take great travel photos, but also adding more time for landscape photography as well as an introduction to street photography. 


This longer photo tour gives you more opportunities to shoot and learn along the way. We will mostly focus on people photography and run photography workshops about Travel and Street photography.

About Central Vietnam

Our Home-base for over 12 years, we are proud to show you why we love this area so much. It may be the amazing people we meet, or how brilliant the food is, or the fantastic activities we can photograph along the way, but it is the best area. It can be hard to tear yourself away from the sights and people of Vietnam, and such a photogenic region deserves as much of your time as possible. 

2020 TOURS

Tour Dates
Oct 30 – Nov 8
Nov 28 – Dec 7
Sri Lanka
Nov 16 – Nov 23
North Vietnam
Sep 5 – Sep 12
Few Spots Left
Phong Nha National Park
May 2 – May 8
Aug 1 – Aug 7
Khorasan, Iran
Oct 17 – Oct 23
Hoi An Street Photography Workshop
Mar 14 – Mar 18
5-day Central Vietnam
Apr 7 – Apr 11
Aug 14 – Aug 18
3-day Central Vietnam
Apr 30 – May 2
New Popular


This tour begins with Hoi An old town, before heading along the northern coastline to the lagoons around Huế, and then exploring the perfume river and the verdant countryside which surrounds it.


Duration: 5 days

Starting In:  Hoi An

Ending In: Hoi An

Participants: 8

Skill Level: All Levels

Comfort: Medium

Apr 7 – Apr 11, 2020 Etienne Bossot, Lee Starnes
Aug 14 – Aug 18, 2020 Etienne Bossot, Dylan Goldby, Andy Faulk


8 pax

1250 USD

  • per Person
  • Please note that these tours include everything (hotels, transportation, all meals) but excludes your international flight and Visa.




Visiting only the best locations in central Vietnam, our home base

Learn to deal with busy environments, capturing people in action

An itinerary completely away from the main tourist tracks

The most beautiful coastal landscapes in central Vietnam

Enjoy the amazing local food with our selection of the best restaurants

Travel and Street Photography workshops

A map of Pics of Asia central Vietnam photography tour itinerary

Hoi An Fishing Nets

Fisherman attending his net at sunrise on the river in front of Hoi An old town

Hoi An Old Town

a landscape photo of hoi an and the river at sunrise with Pics of Asia

Fishing Life

Women cleaning their baskets of fish in the sea in central Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Lang Co Lagoon

photography tour on a landscape photography workshop in Lang co lagoon in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Tam Giang lagoon

Capturing travel photos with the Gfx 50s in Vietnam

Hue city

A scene from the wholesale nightmarket in Hue taken on Pics of Asia central Vietnam photography tour

Hue Lagoon

Capturing a fisherman walking in Tam Giang lagoon in Hue during Pics of Asia photography tour in central Vietnam


01. What's Included

In all our tours we strive to make things easy so everyone can focus entirely on photography. This is the reason why our rates include everything during the tour: accommodation, transportation, all meals, and even tips to local people. What is not included is your international flight, visa, travel insurance, and souvenir purchase.

02. Group Size

Like in all our tours led by two photographers we limit the number of participants to 8, for better and more personalized coaching. As it is the case in my tours, we will mostly focus on people and ways to take their photos, in travel or street photography style. As we are doing photo critiques and Lightroom tutorials, make sure to take your laptop / iPad.

03. Accomodation & Transportation

We will be staying in 3- to 4-star hotels for most of the tour. All our meals will be in local restaurants and hotels. All our transportation outside of Hoi An will be made via our own minivan.


Hear how past tour participants experienced this tour.


Wei Wang

Absolutely enjoyed my time with Etienne as we explored Central Vietnam and Hoi An. Apart from providing great photography tips and encouraging us to step out of our photography comfort zones, the experience was amazing, as we tasted local delicacies and visited places that are off the beaten path and where you can go when you speak Vietnamese. I also made a lot of friends in the short intense week of workshops. In short, I highly recommend the tour with Etienne.

Stefan Bartsch

We had a terrific time with Etienne and Fred. 3 days of intensive training on various photographic aspects and as a result a lot of really convincing pictures. Etienne has known the area and the people in and around Hoi An for years and was able to give us unique encounters. We can warmly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to expand their photographic skills. Thank you for the great time with you guys.

Carl Wong

Hong Kong
I’ve joined two tours run by Etienne. The first was the Sunrise with Fishermen tour back in 2015. I had such a memorable and fun experience I decided to come back to Hoi An for the 3 Day Tour in April this year. Both tours were well run and as a keen street photographer, I learned a lot just seeing how Etienne operates and how he’s able to see scenes unfold. What sets these tours apart is the local knowledge that Etienne has - as a tourist, I would never be able to find the places we were taken. It’s certainly off the beaten track and away from the masses. I’ll definitely be back to join one the Pics of Asia tours in 2019.


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Expect the unexpected. Expect to improve your photography skills thanks to spending time with expert, hands-on teachers in some of the most photogenic locations in Asia. Expect meaningful interactions with local people and expect to return home with photographs you can be justifiably proud of, and memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.