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.
A great opportunity to hone your photographic skills and bring home great memorable pictures!
We begin the day by picking you up at your hotel and heading down to the Delta, with our first stop being Ben Tre.
We start our exploration of the Delta by taking a sampan along a narrow canal lined with mangrove trees, before returning to land for a stroll ride through dense coconut plantations. We then return to the quayside in Ben Tre, where the bustling market and streets full of commercial activity provides a vibrant tableau for street photography.
In the afternoon we head to the Khmer cultural heartland of Tra Vinh, where we will visit some of the 141 Khmer temples practicing the Theravada branch of Buddhism – a wonderful opportunity to experience these serene, peaceful places and get some wonderful portraits of the young monks in their saffron-coloured robes. We will then head to Can Tho where we will have dinner and spend the night.
- Nam Bo Boutique Hotel
- Victoria Can Tho Resort
Sunrise on the beautiful Phong Dien floating market with its fruit-filled sampans.
We make our way through the market on board one of these boats to be closer to the vendors when the first rays of sun light up the market. We will then go to the Cai Rang market, the largest wholesaler market on the delta.
Peasants and farmers come to sell their produce to wholesalers who fill their large barges. We sail between the barges and then embark on one to capture the atmosphere of trading. After breakfast, we will take the road to Vinh Long.
Upon arrival we will drive to a nearby village scattered with temple-looking brick ovens. We will capture the workers ancestral know-how of brick manufacturing, as well as the geometric forms of the ovens and bricks alignments.
We will then take the road back to Ho Chi Minh and expect to arrive around 7pm.
Main Attraction(s) in tour: Phong Dien floating market, Cai Rang market, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh and Can Tho Province
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