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.

    The Saigon Day-Tripper

    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.

    CHOLON BACKSTREETS

    Street Photography small group Workshop
    US$ 99 / person
    3 persons maximum
    Private Workshop from US$ 169
    Monday to Sunday – 6:00am to 10:00am

    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

    Private Photography Tour
    US$ 169 / 1 pax
    US$ 30 per additional participant
    4 persons maximum
    Monday to Sunday – 2:00pm to 6:30pm

    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…

    SAIGON URBAN EXPLORATION

    Urban Street Photography small group Workshop
    US$ 99 / person
    3 persons maximum
    Private Workshop from US$ 169
    Monday to Sunday – 2:00pm to 6:00pm

    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…

    ONE-ON-ONE WORKSHOP

    Private Photography Workshop
    Tailored to your needs!
    From US$ 169
    3 persons maximum
    Monday to Sunday – Morning or Afternoon

    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…

    The Mekong Explorer

    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.

    2 DAYS IN THE MEKONG DELTA

    2 Days / 1 Night
    Departure upon request

    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.

    MEKONG DELTA HIDDEN GEMS

    3 Days / 2 Night
    Departure upon request

    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.

    The Vietnam Adventurer

    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.

    CENTRAL VIETNAM: LIFE BY THE COAST

    5 Days / 4 Nights
    11 to 15 June 2022 & 27 to 31 August 2022
    10 to 14 June 2023 & 25 to 29 August 2023

    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.

    NORTH VIETNAM ETHNIC TRAILS

    8 Days / 7 Nights
    3 to 10 June 2022 & 9 to 16  September 2022
    2 to 9 June 2023 & 8 to 15  September 2023

    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.

    HA GIANG, THE ROOF OF VIETNAM

    8 Days / 7 Nights
    26 May to 2 June 2022 & 1 to 8 September 2022
    25 May to 1 June 2023 & August 31 to 7 September 2023

    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.

    THE RICE TERRACE HARVEST TRAILS

    16 Days / 15 Nights
    1 to 16 September 2022
    31 August to 15 September 2023

    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 OFF THE BEATEN PATH

    16 Days / 15 Nights
    18 May to 2 June 2022
    17 May to 1 June 2023

    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.