Vietnam in Focus

Vietnam in Focus

Explorer Vietnam through photography: PASSIONATE, ART, EXPERIENCED, UNIQUE & FABULOUS. We give you practical skills, unique experiences and fantastic shots to prove it.

Khau Vai Love market & Ha Giang Photo Adventure 10th- 14th May 2018

Join us for a fantastic photographic adventure to one of northern Vietnam’s most authentic and exciting ethnic minority festivals. Khau Vai Love Market attracts thousands of people from the H’mong, Thai and Nung minorities as they search for marriage partners or old flames, bringing a carnival of colour and festivity to this scenic mountain town. We travel through Ha Giang’s spectacular Dong Van Rocky Plateau and over the immense Ma Pi Leng Pass to reach Khau Vai, a journey taking in some of Vietnam’s most spectacularlandscapes.Developyourphotographyskillswith a professional while enjoying this unique cultural experience. 


Tour Information

Location
Duration
4 Days
Departure
15:00
Price per Participant
616,81 SGD
Languages
Group size
2 - 6 people
Transportation
Bus
Walking
Taxi
Motorbike
Includes
All transport All food and non-alcoholic drinks Professional photography workshop All entry fees All cost related to special activities All guide fees
Excludes
FlightsVietnam visas Participants’ travel insurance (required) Alcoholic drinks Tips for local guide etc Participants’ personal shopping
Cancellation

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Vietnam in Focus

Vietnam in Focus

Join us for a fantastic photographic adventure to one of northern Vietnam’s most authentic and exciting ethnic minority festivals. Khau Vai Love Market attracts thousands of people from the H’mong, Thai and Nung minorities as they search for marriage partners or old flames, bringing a carnival of colour and festivity to this scenic mountain town. We travel through Ha Giang’s spectacular Dong Van Rocky Plateau and over the immense Ma Pi Leng Pass to reach Khau Vai, a journey taking in some of Vietnam’s most spectacularlandscapes.Developyourphotographyskillswith a professional while enjoying this unique cultural experience. 

Day 1-2 Ha Noi, Ha Giang

Day 01: Hanoi - Ha Giang by train.

 8:30pm - Overnight sleeper bus to Ha Giang. 

Day 02: Ha Giang - Meo Vac.

4:00am - Arrival in Ha Giang town. We pick up our bikes in Ha Giang. 

7:00am - Breakfast and overview of tour, then head out for Heaven’s Gate, the spectacular entryway to the rocky plateau. Landscape photography workshop begins.

10:30am - Mid-morning coffee and photo review in Quan Ba. We start the climb into the hills and mountains of Ha Giang.

12:30pm - Lunch in Yen Minh town.

1:30pm - We begin our ascent into the incredible scenery of the rocky plateau. Our photography focus is now on capturing people in their landscape.

4:30pm - Arrival at our unique homestay - a restored H’mong fort on the outskirts of Meo Vac.

Overnight. 


Day 3 - Khau Vai Love Market

6:00am - We rise early for breakfast, followed by a ride up to Khau Vai town, where the love market festivities are underway.

8:30 am - Arrival in busy Khau Vai. People from numer- ous ethnic minorities all over Ha Giang have descended on the town, and there are traditional games and stalls serving speciality minority foods. Our tour leader assigns a 3 picture photo project to each participant.

10:30am - Re-group for coffee and photo feedback. We’ll go out to complete our 3 picture stories before lunch.

12:30pm - Lunch in Khau Vai.

1:30pm - After lunch we’ll head out into the hills surrounding Khau Vai to capture scenes of people heading back to their villages. We’ll be visiting some villages to gain a closer insight into the lives of local minority people. 

4:00pm - Return to eco-lodge. Dinner and overnight. 

Day 4: Quan Ba - Ha Giang city - overnight train to Ha Noi

7:00am - We have breakfast at the homestay, and in the morning an opportunity to find out about lives of our Red Dzao hosts. These incredibly warm people show us how they weave at the loom, farm and cook for their families. We also have a short trek in the beautiful countryside surrounding the homestay. Plenty of opportunities to practice new found photography skills.

11:00am - We leave our homestay, and have lunch in Quan Ba town.

1:30pm - Time to saddle up again and head out for the stunning last part of the journey to Ha Giang town.

4:00pm - We arrive in Ha Giang, and have time over a coffee to put together our final photographic projects documenting the trip.

5:30 pm - Return our bikes, say thanks to our guides and enjoy dinner at a specialty ethnic minority restaurant in Ha Giang.

8:00pm - We catch the overnight sleeper bus back to Ha Noi. 


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