Ninh Binh photography tour

Photography tour to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

Just 2 hours away from the bustling streets of Hanoi, and you’ll find yourself in Ninh Binh, a destination that boasts unparalleled natural beauty. Here, nature unfolds before your eyes with towering rock formations shrouded in foliage, attracting landscape photographers. Ninh Binh’s breathtaking landscapes have even earned it a spot in the limelight on CNN. This region harmoniously combines the tranquility of the countryside, majestic vistas, and the warm hospitality of its people.

Our Ninh Binh photography tour departs from Hanoi from early morning. This allows us to photograph Ninh Binh as the day starts. Our first stop is the well-known boat dock of Tam Coc, with boats lining up and locals doing activities besides. This is a great place for photography as you can capture the locals doing laundry in the water, kids swimming nearby if in summer time. Green Karst formations make the perfect backdrop to highlight our subjects. Later on we head for the rural market of Tam Coc. Here, we will be capturing the daily life of the locals. The market is our stage, where we learn about playing with light and compositions.

Arial view of the boat dock in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh province

Our next stop on the Ninh Binh photography tour is the hike to Hang Mua. This hike is strenuous with almost 500 steps, but it’s a great exercise. Once on top, the fairly tales landscape of Ninh Binh opens up in your view finder. Some hundred feet underneath, the Ngo Dong rivers peacefully flows along the gigantic Karst formations, then through them. Along the water, boat rowers paddle, leaving the water wave trail along. This enrich the content of your shot.

After lunch with local treats, our Ninh Binh photo tour will be heading for an extremely photogenic site: The lowland of Trang An. Trang An is a regions full of bush-grown karst formations jutting out of the emerald water. The water currents create numerous limestone caverns, through which we boat and photograph. You might want to know that the scenery here appeared in Hollywood bomb “King Kong“.

After over 1.5 hrs of doing the relaxing boat trip ride, our Ninh Binh photo tour will be heading for Hanoi. On the way, we will be driving along the countryside roads. Here, we will make stops during sunset time to capture the photogenic scenes as the sunlight turns sweet. Our Ninh Binh photo tour accomplishes as we reach Hanoi at around 5:30 pm.

Ninh Binh photography tour summary
Tour duration
1 day (12-13 hours)
Tour route
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Level of difficulty
Tour cost
198 USD/person (min. 02 persons)
* Solo surcharge 150 USD
Group size
Maximum 06
Private car

Ninh Binh photography tour highlights

Ninh Binh photography tour itinerary

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