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12-day North & Central Vietnam Photography tour 2024

For the second time, Regis Binard from Asia Travel Photography and I are joining forces to bring you the best photo experience in Vietnam! Benefit from 2 professional photography teachers in the most stunning locations of the mountains and coastal regions in Vietnam.

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After 15 years of running photography tours in Vietnam, I have selected the best areas for this amazing 12-day photography tour. Join us in the remote mountain areas, away from the tourist tracks, to capture the rice harvest and minority markets and villages. Follow us then into my home of Hoi An in central Vietnam to capture stunning scenes of the people at work. 


Our mission is to drive through the mountains and coastal region, take photos when opportunities arise, and have a lot of fun and food while improving your photography skills.

About Vietnam

What makes Vietnam so special? Why do I run so many photography tours here?

You could say the scenery. it is pretty special. Rice field terraces and shiny lagoons. 

You could say it's the weather. it's nice to feel the cool wind at night in the mountains and the glorious sunrises on the beach. 

But really it's the people you meet and the opportunities that present themselves. The ones that make you feel like you have stepped back in time 100 years and are the first people to discover an untouched area. Soaring mountain peaks and lush green valleys full of minority people bursting with smiles and friendly faces. As curious about you as you are about them. It is an experience that cannot be matched. And that's why we return. Year after year. It is always a journey of discovery. Nothing is ever the same. and yet it always feels familiar. 

2024 TOURS

Tour Dates
North & Central Vietnam with Angkor Travel Photography
Aug 19 – Aug 30
Cambodia photography tour 2024
Aug 5 – Aug 16
Best of Central Vietnam 2024
Song Cau photo tour
May 6 – May 8
Central Vietnam Highlands 2024
Oct 30 – Nov 6
North Vietnam reflections 2024
May 16 – May 27
Bangladesh 2024
Nov 26 – Dec 7
Sri Lanka 2025
Jan 12 – Jan 23
3-day Central Vietnam 2024
Apr 12 – Apr 14
Jun 28 – Jun 30


This 12-day photography tour in North & Central Vietnam is focusing on people and landscape photography in the most beautiful mountains and valleys of North Vietnam, as well as the stunning coastline of central Vietnam. August is the time when people are busy harvesting rice in the amazing rice terraces. We travel through the most epic sceneries while staying away from the main tourist areas, offering us constant photo opportunities: villages, markets, field activities and landscape photography.


Duration: 12 days

Starting In:  Hanoi

Ending In: Hoi An

Participants: 8

Skill Level: All Levels

Comfort: Medium

Aug 19 – Aug 30, 2024 Etienne Bossot, Regis Binard


8 pax

4350 USD

  • per Person
  • Single Supplement $400
  • Please note that these tours include everything (hotels, transportation, all meals) but excludes your international flight and Visa.




Simply the best of Vietnam, a tour that we have built using our best locations

An itinerary completely away from the main tourist tracks

Photograph the people harvesting rice and tea

Visit local ethnic minority markets and villages

See the best of the coastal villages in Central Vietnam

Vietnam photo tour itinerary

Hanoi villages

Incense making village near Hanoi in Vietnam visited on a photo tour with Pics of Asia

Ethnic markets

A group of Hmong women gathering in Bac Ha market in North Vietnam taken during Pics of Asia photography tour

Rice Harvest

Sun rises up behind a hill over a Vietnamese rice field - Pics of Asia


Hmong woman walking in a village in Vietnam

Tea fields

capturing the Hmong people picking up tea leaves in North Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Rice terraces

Landscape photo of the sunset on the rice terraces of Vietnam with Pics of Asia photo tour

Hoi An Old Town

Landscape photo of the sunset on the rice terraces of Vietnam with Pics of Asia photo tour

Coast Life and fishing villages

Landscape photo of the sunset on the rice terraces of Vietnam with Pics of Asia photo tour

Farmer villages

Landscape photo of the sunset on the rice terraces of Vietnam with Pics of Asia photo tour


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

Because of how remote some of the places we go to are, we will be staying in a few homestays. These homestay are comfortable, and all participants will have their own room. For all other nights we will stay in city hotels.


Hear how past tour participants experienced this tour.


Marissa Caruthers

London, England
A truly incredible immersive tour that takes you to off-the-beaten-track parts of Vietnam, led by passionate photographers. Highly recommended.
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Amy Farley

Texas, USA
The North Vietnam Tour was a trip of a lifetime! The photography opportunités were outstanding! Etienne is one of my faves. He has a passion for photography and for helping others develop their skills. It just flows out of him. On the tour, I literally felt like I was in another world. I’m actually planning I’m doing the tour again in 2020. I loved it that much!
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Anna Barnes

Sydney, Australia
THE best tour Ive ever been on. Etienne has an energy, joy and passion for Vietnam that matches mine. He is a fabulous tour leader who held the group impeccably. We had fun, we played, we laughed, and we also did some seriously good photography. He took us to places we would not go to by ourselves and helped us to feel safe and comfortable, whilst still maintaining a sense of awe and excitement. This is absolutely a highly recommended company to do tours with by me.


Here's a few other tours we think you might be interested in.

North Vietnam

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5-Day Central Vietnam

An intensive course - how to capture a story in every photographic portrait you take.

Sri Lanka

A glorious country offering countless people photo opportunities.


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.