7am Hotel pick-up and departure by minibus for Ninh Binh
9am Arrival at Tam Coc and boat trip through valley and caves.We have a workshop on landscape photography and portraiture as we cruise, and have time for a trek up to one of the regions most beautiful ancient pagodas.
11am Return to Tam Coc for lunch, followed by coffee and feedback on photos taken so far.
12:30pmDepart forHoa Lu, a complex of ruins that in the 10th and 11th centuries stood as the capital of Vietnam.
1:30pm Walking tour of Hoa Lu, with a focus on shooting architecture
3pm Explore the paddies and villages around Ninh Binh scenes of rural life.Well look in more detail at landscape photography, and capturing images of working life, with conical-hatted farmers and their buffalo making particularly interesting subjects.
5pm We capture sunset shots in the countryside before heading back to Hanoi.
7:30pm Return to Hanoi and hotel drop-off