Come and join us for a short weekend photosafari to Hoi An, Vietnam. We go on a Wednesday (5th August) and back on a Sunday (9th August)
Hoi An is an ancient city on the East-Central coast of Vietnam. It is in Quang Nam Province and has a population of 120,000 people. In the 15th to 19th century, it was a major South East Asia Trading port and was part of the Cham Kingdom. One can still feel the ancient foreign (French, Dutch, Japanese and Indian) and local influence in its well-preserved architecture. It is now a World Heritage UNESCO site.
The serious shipping business has long since moved to Da Nang, the heart of the city is still the Old Town. The winding lanes and Chinese-styled shophouses extrudes a particularly atmospheric feel in the evening as the sun goes down. The area devoid of tall buildings is largely preserved to cater for the tourist trade.
5th Aug – Day 1: Arrival/ Hoi An
11:55 Pick Up at Da Nang airport and go to Hoi An ancient town
Check-in Ancient House Resort and Spa – 4*
Sunset shoot in Hoi An:
16:30-17:30: ancient town reflection from Hoai River
17:30-18:30 Chua Cau ( Cau temple) in sunset
18:30-19:15: Vietnamese model in Ao Dai ( LongDress) on boat on Hoai River with lantern
19:30: Dinner in ancient town
Free and Easy at night (relax at the numerous coffee houses or night shoot of the town)
6th August – Day 2: Cua Dai Seagate- Thanh Ha- Hoi An
4:00: wakeup call
4:30-5:30: River Cruise to Cua Dai Sea Gate
5:30-7:30: Sunrise shoots in Cua Dai Sea gate with the giant fishing net, boatman, and fisherman.
8:00-8:30: Visit Hoi An, fish market along the river
8:30-10:30: Street shooting in Hoi An Ancient Town.
11:00-14:30: Lunch break
15:00- 16:00: Visit Thanh Ha pottery village
16:30-17:30: Sunset shoots on boat ride from Thanh Ha village to Hoi An
18:00: Dinner in Hoi An
19:00: Depart for Da Nang
19:45: check-in Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Hotel, Da Nang – 4*
20:00: Free and easy
7th August – Day 3 : Lang Co – Lap An Lake
4:00: Wakeup call and Depart for Lang Co
5:30- 6:30: Lang Co sunrise shoot from Hai Van Pass
6:45-7:45: Shoot around Lap An Lake:- landscape and street life
9:00- 11:00: Visit Grand Ancient King Palace, Thien Mu pagoda
11:30-12:00: check-in Romance Hotel, Hue – 4*
15:00-16:30: visit fishing activities using giant fishing net in Nhu Y River
16:30-17:30: Sunset shoot of Hue’s landscape from rooftop (16th floor )
18:00-19:00 Vietnamese model in traditional ao dai. Settings on a boat with lanterns in Huong River.
20:00 – Free and easy
8th August – Day 4: Dam Chuon Lagoon, Kings’ Tomb
5:00-7:30: Sunrise shoots in Dam Chuon Lagoon: landscape and street life
8:30 -11:00: Discover Khai Dinh Tomb and Tu Duc Tomb: landscape with Vietnamese models in Ao Dai to brighten up your day.
11:30-14:00: Lunch and check out of hotel
15:00-18:00: Drive back to Da Nang: landscape and sunset shoots at Hai Van pass and Son Tra island
18:30: check-in Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Hotel, Da Nang – 4*
19:00 – Dinner
20:00 Free and easy
9th August – Day 5: Departure
5:30-7:00: Sunrise shoot in Tho Quang fish market, Da Nang
9:30 Transfer to Da Nang airport
Photosafaris are organised by photographers for photographers. If you are interested to join this short weekend photosafari to Hoi An, Vietnam, please email : Maxby Chan for enquiries and bookings