Welcome! Vietnam Photo Adventures brings you the best day photo tour and street photography workshops in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City – HCMC), and multiple day photo tours to the Mekong Delta, Central, and Northern Vietnam. Our educational tours and workshops give you the opportunity to capture the lesser-known areas of Vietnam and its inhabitants, and help you improve your street and travel photography skills in a fun and friendly way (our tours and workshops are DSLR, mirrorless, and also smartphone friendly).
Your host, Arnaud Foucard, is teaching travel and street photography in Vietnam for over 8 years. One of his passion is to facilitate access to local people, helping you to make candid and documentary kind of photographs you have always dream to take. He also has a knack for helping to make more creative compositions, to see and sculpt light, and to making your images come alive and tell stories.
Join Arnaud on one of his Day-trippers and explore the vibrant Saigon, full of energy and traditions, through the lense of your camera. You will discover the less travelled back alleys and secret spots, all the while receiving feedback and advices on how to improve your shots.
We propose 4 distinct day-trip tours, each giving you an opportunity to explore different parts of the city while developing your photographic skills.
While Saigon has evolved tremendously through the last fifteen years, Cholon neighborhood was able to preserve its traditions and its unique blend of Chinese and French influenced architecture…
Saigon Scoot ‘N’ Shoot is a great opportunity for you to discover the city “the local way”, on the back of a motorbike. Arnaud and experimented drivers will take you to our favorite spots throughout the city…
Join us on a urban street photography tour truly off the beaten path and discover some of Saigon center best kept secrets hidden in plain sight! We will delve into a small hidden Chinese neighborhood…
Get your one-on-one private photography class, solo or accompanied by a few friends or family members. Whether you are an experienced image hunter or a total beginner, we tailor tours…
Most tours of the Mekong Delta stick to tried & tested tourist routes and barely scratch the surface of this stunning part of Vietnam. We go deeper and help beginners and experienced photographers alike capture the true magic of the region.
Embark on a superb 2-day photography tour in the heart of the Mekong Delta, taking you to our favorite floating markets and locations at the golden hour.
On the first day, we will visit the charming coconut groves of Ben Tre, followed by a photo session in a few authentic pagodas and meet with the monks. The next day, we will set out early in the morning to immerse ourselves in the heart of 2 floating markets and capture their fantastic atmosphere. We will end our trip with at brick kiln village, where workers still do their craft the ancestral way.
Embark on a 3-day photographic tour that will take you away from beaten paths and let you discover the traditional Mekong Delta.
Throughout this photo adventure, you will sail on some of the region’s most beautiful arroyos, ride through endless coconut groves and mesmerizing fluorescent green rice fields, visit some authentic Khmer temples and meet with the monks, witness the colorful morning activity of genuine floating markets, and will get many other great opportunities to capture the true beauty of the Mekong Delta and its people.
We propose here a selection of scheduled tours carefully elaborated by Arnaud, offering you the opportunity to discover Vietnam’s most beautiful regions at their best time periods.
Whether it be in the South, the Center or the North of the country, we will take you to places mostly off the usual tourist beaten path, always driven by the same philosophy: allowing you to meet with the local population and helping you bring back home great pictures.
Truly magical and mystical, Central Vietnam is one of the most scenic corner of the peninsula. Embark on a journey bustling with photographic opportunities: the UNESCO world heritage Hoi An ancient port, charming coastal fishing villages and markets, unique square fishing nets overhanging river, South-East Asia’s largest lagoon’s fishing activities…
This five-day intensive workshop encapsulates some of Central Vietnam’s most exceptional locations, and offers a chance to capture it’s traditional everyday life under the light of gold infused sunrises and sunsets.
This tour takes place twice a year. We hold the first tour during the season of rice-transplatation, when rice terraces fill up with water, allowing young sprouts to show off their fluorescent green colors. The second tour follows the harvesting season, when the rice fields display their golden colors.
During these two crucial periods of the rice cycle, cultivators spend their whole day working the fields, to the photographer’s delight… When we’ll be out of the rice fields, it will be to explore the various villages and markets of the region.
Closed to foreigners for a long time, the faraway province of Ha Giang remains on the sideline of traditional tourist trails. It offers a diversified palette of landscapes and a pretty mosaic of ethnic groups, barely influenced by the turmoil and development of modern life. From the spectacular rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi and its various local tribes, to the breathtaking karst landscape of Dong Van and its White Hmong populated villages, we invite you to a fabulous photographic adventure to the limits of the northern mountainous region of Vietnam.
We organize this tour twice a year, during the rice transplantation season and the harvest season, a period during which the ethnic groups spend most of their days in the fields, to the photographer’s great delight.
This tour combines our two acclaimed East and West mountain loops, taking you through Ha Giang sugar loaf mountains, Vietnam National Heritage classified rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi and Mu Cang Chai, and the exhilarating Muong Hum and Sapa valleys. A dreamlike adventure for people and landscape lovers, taking place at the best time of the year: the golden rice harvest!
This tour will take you to our favorite secret spots throughout North Vietnam mountainous regions, right in the midst of the rice harvest activities.
Vietnam, stretching over more than 1650 km from North to South, offers an incredible variety of landscapes and population: floating markets overflowing with tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta, ancient trading posts, old ruins of the last imperial capital of Vietnam, colorful ethnic markets and rice terraces… Throughout these 15 days, we will meet up close with the population and share moments of their daily lives, while enjoying each region’s cultural wealth and breathtaking sceneries.
We conduct this tour only once a year, in May. This time offers the best climate throughout the 3 regions, South, Centre and North Vietnam, with the added bonus of rice harvest in the center and rice transplanting in the northern mountains, offering animated rice field landscapes, to the photographer’s great delight.