Sunrise In Hoi An Ancient Town
05:00 – 09:00 (seasonal, it depends on the time of the sunrise)
Adults US$ 50 or VND 1,150,000
Children from 12-17 US$35 or VND 800,000
The sunrise tour is one of the most popular ones. Get up a bit earlier and be amazed when seeing picturesque Hoi An with beautiful colours in the sky. This time of the day it is still quiet and everything is closed. It is the best time of the day to see the ancient town of Hoi An, before the tourists arrive and every building turns in to a shop or a restaurant.
After that we have breakfast on the riverside and in between sips of delicious coffee we shoot local life along the river. There will be an endless flow of conical hat women going around.
Then we wander through town while the shops are still closed and slip into the beautiful yellow alleys to witness locals starting their day. Tour leader and photographer Pieter Janssen lives in Vietnam since 2005 and has an extensive knowledge on Vietnamese culture. Understanding more about culture means your images will have a lot more to tell. For portrait photography you will learn how easy it is to get closer to the people and to get stunning portraits.
Along the way we cover as many topics as you like or need. Composition (what to put into your photo, what not), light (by controlling the light you can really make an outstanding photo), getting ready for the right moment, the different settings you need for various situations. Just a few changes to your camera will make a huge difference. Even if you “only” have a smartphone.
At the end we sit down in the shade with refreshments. It is hard to beat this start of the day!