Day 1: Meet at our central Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) hotel for introductions and dinner.
Evening walk and night photography in at one of the busy markets (D)
Day 2: Our Saigon city tour is a combination of walking and driven. We will photograph
excellent architecture including: Notre Dame Cathedral, Main Post Office and Reunification
Palace (B L )
Day 3: This full-day tour will take us first to the wartime Cu Chi Tunnels and then
onward to the magnificent Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh. (B L)
Day 4: We depart Saigon after breakfast for a leisurely 3.5 hour drive to the capital
of the Mekong Delta - Can Tho. After check-in to our 4* hotel, we will explore the
riverside by night and enjoy a typical Vietnamese barbeque dinner. (B L D)
Day 5: We take our private boat to visit the largest floating market in the Delta.
Here we will see how Delta commerce has existed for over 100 years. There are outstanding
and unique photo opportunities. We return to Can Tho after lunch for free time and/or
photo workshop at our hotel. (B L)
Day 6: Today we re-join our road transport for a short (1 hour) drive to the delightful
town of Vinh Long. A short walk around the local market is a delight. We then join
our private boat to visit and photograph people working in the many small industries
on the Mekong. Lunch is taken on the Delta island of An Binh, before continuing by
boat and road to Ben Tre for our overnight stay. (B L D)
Day 7: We have the morning to explore the countryside and villages around Ben Tre
and enjoying a local lunch, before taking the 3 hours drive back to our Saigon hotel.
This evening we will have our final workshop, critique and tour review, before enjoying
our farewell dinner in the hotel. (B L D)
Day 8: After breakfast and hotel check-out the tour concludes. There is the option
to join our North and Central Vietnam Tour. In this case - airport transfer and flight
to Hanoi will be provided. Click here for further detail and itinerary. (B)
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). With over 7 million people, some 3 million motorbikes,
fantastic buildings, great food and extraordinary history - Saigon is an experience
of its own.
Cao Dai Temple. An awe-inspiring building, The Tây Ninh Holy See, is the seat of Caodaiism
Saigon Central Post Office. Designed by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame), this
is a beautiful and photogenic building - both inside and out. This is one of many
excellent buildings we will visit and photograph.
Can Tho City. In the heart of, and capital of the Mekong Delta - this is our base
for two nights in this area of the Delta. It is a joy just to wander the riverside
area by day and also by nightl, when the area comes alive with street vendors and
Vinh Long and Ben Tre. Away from the main tourist locations, life here is pretty much
unchanged over hundreds of years. We cruise the tributaries and canals of the Delta
Food glorious food ! We will sample many different local food, fruits and flavors
on this tour. We have taken care to select interesting and varied dishes.