Crossing the Hai Van Pass is out of this world
11 days & 12 nights through Vietnam’s picturesque countryside via railway
Discover Vietnam from south to north by rail while learning the art of travel photography. Our journey begins in Saigon, with an exploration of the residential areas alongside the tracks. After a trip to the stunning sand dunes of Mui Ne, we head north on the Reunification Express, travelling along Vietnam’s eastern coast towards Danang and Hoi An, and crossing the Hai Van Pass, one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys. After a day among the mountain temples and rice paddies of Ninh Binh, we enjoy a couple of days in the world heritage site of Ha Long Bay. Our final stop is the historic capital of Hanoi, where we arrive in time for the Liberation Day holiday celebrations. Over the course of the tour, with the guidance of our Vietnam in Focus tour leaders, we shoot, choose and edit a 12-picture story of life along Vietnam’s railway.
This is a premium photographic adventure, and we’ll enjoy the best accommodation available along the way. We’ll also taste the most delicious cuisine in a part of the world already renowned for its culinary excellence. Between train journeys, we travel by spacious and comfortable minibus, with an extra vehicle to transport our luggage between accommodation. At the same time, our close connection to the people of this region, local friendships and many years of experience give us unparallelled access to the authentic life of locals and the area’s most stunning vistas. As working photographers and journalists, with many years of teaching experience, we provide you unique insights and knowledge about Vietnam and photographic storytelling.