Vietnam Drone Photo Tour

Embark on an epic 15-day Aerial Photography Adventure across Vietnam. We will embark on an exhilarating journey through the skies as we explore the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures of Vietnam from a whole new perspective. The real magic begins when we take to the skies. Harness the power of drones to capture Vietnam’s stunning […]

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    Embark on an epic 15-day Aerial Photography Adventure across Vietnam. We will embark on an exhilarating journey through the skies as we explore the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures of Vietnam from a whole new perspective.

    The real magic begins when we take to the skies. Harness the power of drones to capture Vietnam’s stunning vistas from a perspective few ever witness. Drone over emerald rice paddies, meandering rivers, and age-old temples, each a masterpiece awaiting your capture.

    This tour is perfect for photographers of all skill levels who are passionate about both drone and traditional photography. Whether you’re an experienced aerial photographer looking to refine your techniques or a beginner eager to learn, all you need to bring is your camera and drone. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam.

    Date: May 25th – June 08th, 2025

    Tour Price – $6580 USD

    Single Supplement – $1100 USD

    Lead Photographer

    KHANH PHAN, a DJI creator & Sony Asia influencer

    A well-known figure in the photographic community, Khanh has won multiple awards across the globe, including the Sony World Photographic Awards. Her striking narratives through the lens have appeared in National Geographic and National Vietnam Airlines’ “Heritage” magazines. Khanh is well-known for her captivating leadership in Vietnam and on international photo tours. She combines a great deal of knowledge with a deep love of imparting photographic knowledge.

    Khanh Phan Photographer

    Second Lens & Fixer

    DIEP VAN

    With an emphasis on the colorful tapestry of Southeast Asia, Diep has developed from a hobbyist to a professional photographer known for his striking images of everyday street scenes, travel, landscapes, and cultures. His art is crowned with accolades. In addition to being a talented photographer, Diep is our photo tour’s master of logistics, making sure everything runs smoothly and encouraging learning and photographic exploration in some of Vietnam’s most stunning locations.

    Vietnam award-winning photography guide

    Route: Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) – Mekong – Long Hai – Phan Rang – Nha Trang – Phu Yen – Quy Nhon – Tam Ky – Hoi An – Hue – Halong Bay – Hanoi

    Airport Arrival: Saigon – Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

    Airport Departure: Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

    Accommodation: 5-star hotels & best one in a remote location.

    Group Size: Small group, ensuring an intimate experience with a minimum of 4 persons & a maximum of 8 persons.

    Physical Requirements: Our tours are designed for ease, with no long walks/treks involved.

    Transportation: Including all internal flights, air-conditioned vans/mini-buses providing ample space; a luxurious 5-star cruise boat experience in Halong Bay.

    Required PERMIT for drone use will be INCLUDED

    Please note that only major locations/dates are written in stone. All our photography tours are handcrafted to maximize the best image-making opportunities possible. There will be several happy surprises and great photo opportunities that happen along the journey depending on certain circumstances.

    Explore your itinerary:

    Day 1: Arrival in Saigon

    Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport in Tan Son Nhat, take you to the hotel where you will check-in, drop off your bags, and relax.
    After an afternoon orientation meeting, we will head out for cityscape shots at dusk and dawn, with motion blur action taking place along the Saigon River.

    When we finish the first shot, there will be a welcome dinner waiting for us at a nearby restaurant.

    Day 2: Exploring Saigon Streets to Mekong Delta

    We’ll use drone photos to capture the city’s vivid waking as the sun rises. After breakfast and a quick recharge at the hotel, we’ll explore Chinatown’s bustling streets to capture daily life.

    Long An, in the Mekong Delta, is our destination by afternoon. The river is alive with water transfers. A leisurely boat ride through Tan Lap Floating Village’s lush wetlands awaits us in the afternoon. Our cameras will capture the Mekong Delta swamp’s breathtaking beauty as we navigate the Melaleuca tree maze.

    Day 3: Embracing Southern Charm: Moc Hoa to Phan Rang

    In this morning, we will participate in “water lilies” harvesting with locals and photograph one of the most beautiful southern signature images with workers, local women wearing the iconic conical hats & “khăn rằn” (a black-white checked scarf) and “Áo Bà Ba” (traditional Vietnamese southern outfits).

    Returning to Saigon, we’ll fly to Nha Trang. From there, we head south to Phan Rang, where our photographic adventure will continue. We’ll watch the shepherds lead their sheep home in Phan Rang’s stunning scenery. Once the sun sets and the sky turns golden, we’ll capture this peaceful image to end our day’s photography.

    Day 4: Delving into Cham Culture: Phan Rang to Doc Let

    Before the break of dawn, our day begins with a journey into the heart of Cham villages, where centuries of culture unfold against the backdrop of pristine sand dunes. With cameras in hand, we’ll document the rich tapestry of Cham life, from vibrant traditions to the quiet rhythms of daily existence.

    After a morning shoot, we will be back at the hotel for breakfast and some rest. As we near Phan Rang, another captivating scene awaits us: the mending of a sea of green fishing nets.

    Our journey continues to Doc Let, where we’ll rest and prepare for tomorrow’s adventures in the early morning. 

    Day 5: Unveiling Hidden Gems: Doc Let to Phu Yen

    We’re heading to Hon Khoi’s stunning Salt Fields next on our photo tour. Found in the stunning seaside setting of Khanh Hoa, these salt ponds’ reflecting pools and diligent laborers evoke images of tropical arctic landscapes in Khanh Hoa’s stunning seaside setting.

    We’ll watch the building of coracle boats and the mending of yellow fishing nets at Phu Yen. We’ll capture the magnificent reflections and silhouettes of O Loan Lagoon at dusk. Every minute we spend taking pictures will be fascinating.

    Day 6: Exploring Phu Yen’s Natural Wonders

    We will photograph the spectacular structures at Ganh Da Dia Cliff in the early morning light. From above, our drones will show Hon Yen’s fishermen living in harmony with the water.

    In the afternoon, we observe coracle boat construction and sedge-mat weaving. We’ll capture the skilled artisans who interpret these traditions in Phu Yen’s cultural context.

    Our location on Vietnam’s longest bamboo bridge will allow us to catch the sunset’s beautiful colors in the quiet rivers below before going to our hotel.

    Day 7: From Phu Yen to Tam Ky via Quy Nhon

    Our day begins in the serene glow of Ganh Den Lighthouse, where dawn light paints lovely colors. Drones will capture Hon Yen fishermen and their nets dancing rhythmically, telling stories on the sea’s canvas.

    After some cocktails and relaxation at the hotel, we’ll leave for Quy Nhon. We’ll take another drone shot of Hon Kho’s seaweed at low tide. Bright yellow seaweed makes for a stunning overhead image.

    Late afternoon, we’ll board the luxurious Reunification Train for Tam Ky. Upon arrival, our driver will transport us to our resort.

    Day 8: Immersing in Local Life: From Tam Ky to Hoi An

    We begin our day at Central Vietnam’s bustling Tam Tien seafood market. We’ll capture the market’s essence as fishermen bring in their catch amid the hustle. We’ll relax and rest at the hotel during the lunchtime heat.

    The afternoon trip to Hoian’s sleeping mat weaving hamlet will immerse us in local life. We can talk to the locals in a tranquil setting about their customs and daily lives. We’ll photograph their lives and work to immerse ourselves in Vietnamese culture.

    Day 9:  Exploring Old Hoi An: From Fishing Villages to Sedge-Grass Fields

    Our photographic adventure through historic Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, begins with a lively fishing town before sunrise. In the dawn sunlight, we’ll photograph nets full of silvery fish against stilt platforms. On our way back, we’ll stroll through Hoi An’s bustling morning market, a kaleidoscope of colors and smells that capture its rich culture.

    We’ll photograph two remarkable old ladies in the afternoon, their faces telling decades of memories. Their portraits will symbolize Hoi An’s resilience.

    Later in the day, we’ll visit a southern Hoi An town where time stops among the sedge-grass fields. The peaceful rhythm of local activities allows our lenses to capture the spirit of everyday life in this timeless region of Vietnam.

    Day 10: From Hoi An to Hue: Embracing Tranquility and Majesty

    We spend our morning slowly taking in Hoi An Old Town’s alluring atmosphere. We’ll roam freely around its winding streets and historic buildings, enjoying the spirit of this ageless town and capturing its beauty on camera.

    Leaving Hoi An, we drive down the picturesque coast to Hue, a city rich in history and beauty. Once there, we will explore the magnificent grounds of the Emperor’s tomb, with traditional ‘Ao Dai’ models whose elegance accentuates the opulent surroundings. Every photo, taken against this amazing background, captures the spirit of classic elegance and seems like a scenario from a trip or fashion magazine.

    Day 11: Exploring the Majesty of Hue Imperial City

    After an early breakfast in our accommodation, we explore Hue Imperial City’s history. In the morning’s light, we’ll photograph an “Ao dai” model among the ancient walls and buildings.
    In the afternoon, we’ll photograph the fishermen casting their nets in an ancient dance on the peaceful Perfume River. As the sun sets, lanterns will be released on the river, creating a stunning shots at sunset and twilight.

    Day 12: From Hue to Hanoi: Exploring Handicrafts and Old Town Charms

    Following hotel check-out in Hue, we get a short flight to Hanoi. Once there, we’ll take a trip to Quang Phu Cau, a village surrounded by colorful incense sticks.
    We’ll check into our hotel in downtown Hanoi after returning, and then head out to discover the charming Old Town lanes.
    We’ll photograph Hanoi’s unusual sights and unplanned moments in its busy streets and twisted alleyways. At sunset, we’ll set up high near the famed Long Bien Bridge.

    Day 13 : Hanoi – Halong Bay

    When morning comes, we’ll leave Hanoi and drive to a distant town to learn soy sauce production. Craftspeople with conical hats oversee the laborious process in rows of earthen jars.

    We then continue heading to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with weird limestone islets and emerald waters. We’ll board our junk boat through this surreal environment, capturing Ha Long’s tranquility. As we sail, the ship’s amenities will enhance our photography and enable us to fully absorb the bay’s charm. 

    Day 14: Halong Bay – Hanoi

    We’ll wake up on our junk in Ha Long Bay to watch the sunrise give the limestone cliffs a golden hue. For those who wake up early, this is an excellent opportunity to imagine the peaceful beauty of dawn breaking over the water.

    Following a relaxing brunch on deck, we will depart Ha Long Bay for Hanoi. After checking into our hotel and reflecting on our photographic journey through Vietnam, we will gather in the evening for a farewell dinner.

    Day 15: Hanoi Departure

    You have today to take in Hanoi’s vibrant appeal one more time. When it comes time, we’ll set up a ride to the airport so you can fly home. Safe Travel.

    INCLUDED

    • Professional photographer fees and services of an English-speaking guide
    • Accommodation provided in 5* hotel accommodation & top-rated hotels/lodges in remote area of the journey
    • In-country flights, as well as airport and ground transportation services
    • Boat trips as outlined in the itinerary
    • Meals: 14 x breakfast, 6 x lunch, 6 x dinner
    • Ample provision of bottled water and refreshing towels throughout the tour
    • Admission fees for all attractions, designated zones, and camera fees
    • Contributions towards local models and village donations

    EXCLUDED

    • International airfare to & out of Vietnam
    • Personal purchases (drinks in meals or hotels, laundry….)
    • Medica travel insurance & Medical Expenses
    • Gratuities for hotel porters, drivers, or photography guide
    • Vietnam visa fee

    Reviewed by

    Diep Van

    Phone: +84901166884

    Email: diep.van@ftripvietnam.com

    Diep Van

    Founder & Photography Guide

    Specialties: Culture, landscape, portrait, hiking, active and adventurous tour

    Besides my unlimited passion for traveling, a professional tour guide for over a decade, I have been taking photographs since sitting at Hanoi of the University of Culture in the early 2000s. Photography started as a hobby but it was seriously taken due to my work relations and my significant passion for the beauty of our world, especially in Southeast Asian parts such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

    Within a few years of taking photographs, my works began to be recognized by many reliable international publications such as AFAR Travel, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In addition, I continuously add to my growing profile by winning numerous major awards: 3rd Position of The Independent Photographer 2018, 1st Position of Amateur Photographer of the year 2018, Grand Prize Winner of the AFAR Travel Photography 2019, and a Gold Award of San Francisco Bay International Photography 2020.

    I photograph a wide variety of subjects, from travel to landscapes to street scenes. I enjoy documenting the East’s rich cultural heritage and its land soaked in glorious sunrise or sunset light in remote and secluded spots. And, I am very happy to share my knowledge and experience with you. You can visit Luminousvietnamtour to explore tour!


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