Photo Tour - Vietnam Spring 2014
Tour Dates: April 14th, 2014 (11 days) thru April 24th.
Maximum Group Size: 10 (not including staff)
Dates: April 13th to April 24th, 2014
Group Meets: Hanoi on April 13, 2014
Main Tour: $2,400
Registration: On or before, February 13th, 2014
Credit Card Payments: subject to 3% processing fee.
Call us at 612.643.3511 to register
Checks should be paid to:
Mpls Photo Center
2400 N. Second St. #200
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Single Room Supplement: $450
Per Person: $710
Single Romm Supplement: $150
Photographers refer to Vietnam as an ideal destination for photography. From North to South, bustling city or meandering river delta, around every corner and over each hilltop, you will find something worthy of capturing. An 11-day journey takes enthralled photographers from charming Hanoi, known as the Paris of Asia, to the breathtaking Halong Bay, with its majestic limestone peaks, and on to Sapa, with a unique combination of colorful cultures and the fascinating customs of the hill-tribe people in the North. And most captivating, the greatest treasure of Vietnam,the warm hospitality of the local people, donning vibrant colors and smiling faces,awaits camera carrying travelers at every destination.
Layne Kennedy, a Mpls Photo Center instructor, will accompany our tour group through beautiful and exotic Viet Nam.
From the bustle of Hanoi to the coutryside of Ha Long. Viet Nam is a photographer's dream site to shoot. While not a formal photo workshop, but rather Layne will travel with us on our daily excursions and help guide the group by offering tips on subjects and sites to photograph and answering any questions on travel photography you might have.
Time and location permitting, evenings will be spent reviewing the day’s photographs where Layne will offer comments and help in any way to make this a once in a lifetime experience for everyone.
Layne Kennedy's photography covers a wide range of subject matter and locations. Specializing in magazine feature assignments, his work has appeared in over a hundred different magazines world-wide on subjects as diverse as Wolves in the Northern Hemisphere to boat builders in the Caribbean. His strong sense of abstract design, combined with journalistic story telling imagery, makes him a favorite among picture editors. Clients include: National Geographic Society, Life, Fortune, Business Week, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Newsweek, Smithsonian, Nikon and Forbes. Layne's image collection is represented by CORBIS.
Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival
Say hello to the Paris of Asia
Days 4-5: Ha Long (2 nights)
After a restorative sleep, rise at dawn to observe the unique exercise rituals at Hoan Kiem lake in preparation for your first days of exploring the amazing landmarks. Enjoy another full day exploring into Old Quarter and quiet alleys that few travelers visit. Capture the essence of busy Hanoian life digitally or on celluloid.
Days 4-5: Ha Long (2 nights)
A scenic 3 hour countryside drive from Hanoi
to Ha Long Bay culminates at the rugged, mist shrouded island peaks in magical bays dotted
with sailing junks. Once on board, chose from many water activities or explore secluded beaches, coves, karst islets, hidden lakes and floating villages. Rise at the breaking dawn and venture into early morning fish markets for photo shoots like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
Day 6: Ha Long - Ha Noi - Sapa
Return to Ha Noi in the afternoon with an optional stop at a pottery villagebefore taking the night train to Sapa.
Days 7-9: Sapa (3 nights)
Sapa is the home of many hill tribes. Trekking through vaulted rice terraces, lush vegetation and the TaPhin villages of the Black H’Mong tribe, many spectacular photo opportunities await, from the buffalo fields to the vibrant colors of the natives’ traditional dress.
Day 10: Sapa Market - Ha Noi
(Only on Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday)
Wake early to enjoy the sunrise over Sapa valley one last time. After breakfast, drive to the area’s biggest hill tribe market, to watch and engage the native merchants adorned in their finest attire for a busy day of trading. Catch the night train back to Hanoi.
Day 11: Ha Noi (Optional)
Arrive Hanoi early morning, taking a well-earned rest before departing for home or continuing your journey with us to central Vietnam (see inset).
Tour Price Does Not Include:
• Expenditure for items of personal nature (laundry, telephone, internet fees, etc)
• Gratuities for guides, drivers, hotel maid service, hotel porters (1 bag per person)
& restaurant waiters.
• Trip insurance
• Excess baggage costs on flights