Northern Vietnam is a truly photogenic place. The landscape is extraordinary with blue mountains, raging rivers, poetic minority communities dotting hillsides. Among the beauty, the spectacular landscape of Mu Cang Chai stands out as a masterpiece of human. An artwork created by generations of the local people. This is where the terraced rice fields are. They connect one hill top to the next, and soar into the clouds. This photo tour will bring you to the heart of Mu Cang Chai, scanning every photogenic corner of the place in a photography hunt.
There are 02 best times to photograph Mu Cang Chai, one is in May and the other is in September.
May is the “water season”, when the rainfall brings an abundant amount of water, setting the time of the new rice crop. At this time, the local would flock to the field to plough, uproot and hands-transplant the seedlings. At sunrise and sunset, the water reflects the sky above, turning itself into a giant mirror and making the whole scene extremely photogenic.
September is the rice harvest time, when the ripening rice fields turn into gigantic golden lines along hillsides, valleys, and river banks. The farmers flock to the field to harvest their crop. A stunning combination of landscape and people’s photography open to your camera. Numerous photography subjects can be looked for at different times of the day, in different lights.
Among our Vietnam photography tours, this photo tour to Mu Cang Chai is surely a highlight. This time, we will take you to photograph the fabulous landscapes and scenes of the rice harvest, in September.
Spend time from before dawn till after dusk and learn different ways of capturing your subject
Drive from Ha Noi to Yen Bai. Our home stay is located in a valley, surrounded by stunning rice terraces. This afternoon we’ll go and shoot, study the lights and learn how to best depicts the scenes. Master the techniques of composition this afternoon.
On day 2, we rise to capture the first early rays of light. After breakfast, we will photograph the local in their daily farming acts.
Later on, continue to Mu Cang Chai. This afternoon, we will be doing landscape photography in one of the greatest valleys with sublime scenery. Our home stay overlooks the whole scenery, you won’t have to go far.
For a full day of day 3, we will be scouting the regions of Mu Cang Chai. Making our way to different hidden corners and photograph throughout the day, of course, the sunrise and sunset photography are our priorities. But anytime of the day, there’s a chance to catch the incredible moment
We won’t miss another chance of staying here in the morning for more photography chances. Later on, our Mu Cang Chai photo tour ends after the vehicle drops you at your hotel in Hanoi.
Our Mu Cang Chai photo tour caters to size from 1 to maximum 06 people. This small group size allows better interaction between the group members and their photography leader.
• English speaking guide
• Air-con private car/driver
• Private accommodation where applicable
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All entry fees/permission
• Tipping for driver
• Personal expenses
• Items not listed in the Inclusions