Sunrise with the fishermen

05:00 - 09:00


Please note that April 7 2024 is the last day this tour can be done. I will relocate to Portugal.

It is very hard to beat the photographic opportunities at a fishing village near the ocean. First we stop at a viewpoint from where we observe the sunrise above the river and the ocean. With a little bit of luck we will have a colourful sky, creating a serene and picturesque scene. When we are done we continue to the fishing village.

On the shores of the river is a bustling market where women sell the fish from the fishermen who have just returned with their catch. It is a combination of action while having some of the best light of the day. With the soft golden light reflecting off the glistening scales of the fish, creating a mesmerizing sight. the vibrant colours, bustling activity, and the aroma of the sea make it a truly photogenic experience. Depending on the day there are several other activities along the river.

Once most of the action is gone we visit the local market and move into the village. There is less action, which means there is more time for shooting portraits and all kinds of other things.

As on every tour you will have help with your camera settings and composition. And of course I will show you how to fearlessly get close to the locals and take their photos.


This tour requires a minimum of two people. To have more certainty the tour will go ahead you may want to book it via the private tour. You can book as a single person and then I will contact you about the status of the tour.

On tour you will receive a password, which gives you access to the “clients” section. There you will find many articles on things I talk about on tour, especially the technical issues. When you hear all the options the main camera settings have to offer, you may feel confused at times. These articles make sure you will never forget what you learnt! Another place you may want to check out is a Hoi An Photo Walks page (dedicated to tours in Hoi An only). It gives an insight on how to create images.

US$60 / VND 1,450,000 adults
US$40 / VND 950,000 children 12-17 years
START/RETURN  Pick up from your hotel (and return)
DURATION 05:00 – 09:00 (seasonal times)
LEVEL All levels, Any camera, including smartphone
Breakfast and drink(s) Transportation

Each tour is weather dependent. In case of heavy rain the tour may be postponed or cancelled. We will contact you no later than half an hour before the start of the tour and we will reschedule. If you already have paid and there is no other possibility to do the tour, we will refund the money.


This tour is suitable for all levels and all types of cameras, including smartphones. From beginners to the more advanced or even pros.

What do we cover?

  • The essential camera settings
  • When to use which settings
  • What to put into your composition
  • When to press the button
  • Storytelling
  • Take portrait photos
  • The importance of being in control of the light (also for smartphones)
  • Controlling the background
  • The art of being patient
  • Being aware of what is going on around you
  • Communication with someone who does not speak your language
  • Culture and photography

No matter what your level is, there is no pressure. The tour is a good mixture of learning new skills, having a good time and getting more in depth knowledge of Vietnam .