Overview

Photograph and explore life in a traditional handicraft village along Vietnam's Red River Delta.

Explore one of Northern Vietnam’s best-preserved traditional handicraft villages on this unique half-day photo adventure. 

We head out to Tho Ha, a riverside village renowned for its charming architecture and production of rice paper pancakes. Tho Ha handicraft village retains the mud-brick houses and winding, narrow alleyways typical of the old Red River Delta, among which residents spread out their rice paper to dry. On our way back to Hanoi we’ll stop by Bo Da pagoda, one of the region’s most sacred ancient sites. 

Learn the art of travel photography while discovering the true traditional life of the Red River Delta.

Expectations

In the surrounding village and markets, you’ll be able to capture wide angles, with frames full of activity in every corner of your shots, and explore different focal ranges, perspectives, and compositions. 

The village workshops are dark and moody, and the use of natural lighting can create a fantastic atmosphere and emphasize the subjects and your composition. Mixing with the villagers and craftsmen also offers a plethora of portraiture shots and a cultural perspective not possible on your typical tour. 

The day at Tho Ha will provide most photographers with technical challenges but also an amazing platform for creating documentary photo stories, portraits, and landscapes along the river's edge. 

Tour Length: Morning 5:00 am till 2:00 pm 

Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)

Equipment

Please bring equipment that is readily available to you and that you are comfortable with. Training and photography tips will be provided on tour by our professional photographers based on the locations, lighting, and the type of shots you would like to capture, Our photographers will tailor their knowledge to your skill level or interests. 

  • DSLR Camera / Film Camera 
  • Smartphone 
  • Memory Cards 
  • Wide Angle or Zoom Lens 
  • Fully Charged Battery (spare batteries if available)

About this activity

Free Cancellation

Cancel up to 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Itinerary

5:00 am: Hotel pick-up 

6:30 am: Arrive in Bac Ninh, breakfast 

7:00 am: We catch the ferry to Tho Ha Village and learn how the residents manufacture rice paper. We have a portrait and working-relationship shoot focusing on the work of the artisans here. 

8:30 am: Time to explore Tho Ha village market, a typical countryside ‘cho’ of busy stalls and chatty traders. 

9:00 am: We have a photographic wander through Tho Ha’s narrow village alleyways where people hang rice paper out to dry in the sun. 

10:00 am: Catch the ferry and head up to Bo Da, a beautiful ruined pagoda dates back to the 11th century. Our focus is now on landscape and architectural photography. 

12:00 pm: Lunch in Bac Ninh 

2:00 pm: Return to Hanoi and hotel drop-of

What's Included

  • Hotel Pickup ( Hotel pickups commence approximately 15 minutes prior to this time.)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Professional Photographer Guide

Additional Info

Excludes

Gratuities 

Fitness

A general level of fitness is required as this is a walking and Photography tour with long periods of standing and crouching.

Surcharge for children

Children under 06 years old: Free of charge go along with parents. The child's parents are responsible for ensuring their child's participation in the tour.

  • Children from 06 to 11 years old (go with parents): 50% adult.
  • Children from 12 to 17 years old (go with parents): 75% adult.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation or delay of the tour, You must inform us within a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour's start time to be entitled to a refund.

In case of cancellation or delay of the booking, our cancellation policy applies:

NOTICE PERIODCANCELLATION CHARGE GROUP 1 TO 5 PAXCANCELLATION CHARGE GROUP 6 PAX UP
07 DAYS PRIOR0%0%
06 TO 02 DAYS PRIOR15%30%
1 DAY EARLIER30%50%
NO SHOW100%100%

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