Cultural Tours to Vietnam

Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco

Ha Noi • Ha Long Bay • Hoi An • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) • Mekong Delta

Experience the Culture ~ Photograph in Vietnam

“The best tour I’ve ever been on. This is the way to see and experience Vietnam.”

 

~ Jeff Dovitz (Vietnam 2016 participant)

 

Enjoy a customized small group tour of Vietnam (6 pax min. to 11 max.) with PhotoEnrichment Adventures founder Ralph Velasco.

We’ll start in the capital of Ha Noi, spend a night on Ha Long Bay, fly to Da Nang to transfer to nearby Hoi An (known as the City of Lanterns), then fly down to Saigon and finally experience the Mekong Delta.

We’ve got lots of great experiences planned, such as a cyclo ride in Ha Noi, bicycle ride into the countryside near Hoi An along with basket boat ride, night shoot in Hoi An, boat rides on the Mekong Delta, including visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market, and so much more.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“I’ve got to tell you, I love to travel, and this is the best trip I’ve ever taken in my life.”
~ Tom Curley (Vietnam 2016)

 

“The Vietnam North to South trip this year was run by professionals who care about their business. The pacing of the trip was excellent. The itinerary is well thought out. Accommodations and travel is top-notch. A real highlight is the magic balance between organized activity and time on your own. The trip is good value, and the extra sights from time on your own just makes it better.”

~ Doug Walkey (Vietnam 2016)

 

“I speak from the heart…your trip was amazing, awesome, well organized and everything you could dream of. I can’t stop talking about it to everyone!  I consider myself so lucky to have met you and I had the experience of a lifetime on your trip.”

~ Chris Payant (Vietnam 2016)

WHEN

November 26 – December 9, 2017

COST

$3,999 per person in double occupancy (add $599 for single supplement*)

* A single supplement applies to those wishing to have their own room throughout the trip (availability is strictly limited).  The trip price is based on current airfare from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, but price could be adjusted should airfares rise or fall between now and when they are confirmed (although this has never happened).

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Please request the details of this trip by contacting us at [email protected].

To register, you can pay with a credit card via PayPal (request invoice) or deposit a check directly into the PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. bank account. Depositing a check affords a $50 per person discount. We’ll send you all the details if you contact us above.

Your participation is not confirmed until completed Reservation and Terms & Conditions Forms, and payment in full, have been received.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS
  • Keeping our travel schedule in mind, participants will be put in the right place, at the right time, to explore and capture the best of Vietnam, including its people, food, country life and other cultural wonders.
  • Approximately 2- to 4-hours per day on average of instruction with travel photographer Ralph Velasco, including group photo walks and locally-guided walking tours in each location.
  • Participants will have a chance to sit down with Ralph in a group setting during an image review allowing him to gauge each participant’s progress and to provide valuable feedback.
THE PROGRAM
  • 13 nights accommodation in wonderful hotels in each location (Ha Noi, Hoi An, Saigon) as well as 1 night each on Ha Long Bay (on a private boat) and in Can Tho, along the Mekong Delta.
  • Meals: breakfast daily, plus 11 lunches and 4 dinners, including special Foodie Tour in Saigon.
  • One drink at each included meal (choice of small bottled water, soft drink or local beer).
  • Airport transfers at beginning and end of trip, as well as for internal flights.
  • Private group transportation in an air-conditioned coach.
  • Airfare one-way between Ha Noi and Da Nang, and from Da Nang to Saigon.
  • Entry fees for all included sites and experiences.
  • Cyclo ride in Ha Noi, bicycle and “basket boat” rides in Hoi An, several boat rides on the Mekong Delta.
  • Orientation tours in each location with a local, English-speaking guide.
  • Tips for all local guides, drivers, group activities and meals.

Airfare to and from Vietnam is additional and should be arranged on your own with our guidance.

(Please don’t make non-refundable travel arrangements until given confirmation by us.)

ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Ralph Velasco Bio Pic in BW - Copyright Jenny McMasters

Ralph Velasco is President, Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Adventures, as well as a travel photography instructor and international guide who has organized and led over 60 international trips around the world.

Ralph was recently short listed for both the 2015 and 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year award and was selected to a group of the Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World for 2014 by a site in the U.K.  And two years in a row he was chosen “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County.

Ralph has an MBA in International Business from United States International University in Mexico City and San Diego (1995), an undergraduate degree in Management from the Indiana University School of Business (1985), speaks Spanish and is a licensed private pilot SEL (single engine land).

He’s also been an integral member of several championship sailing teams in Chicago, San Diego and Newport Beach, California.

FORMS

If you’d like to join this trip, please click on the following links and complete each set of paperwork to register.  Your information will be sent directly to us once submitted (each of these documents is mandatory to participate).

Reservation Form

Terms & Conditions

Flight Info Request Form – this form will be available once the trip is a go

Medical Request Form – this form will be available once the trip is a go

TESTIMONIALS

“The Vietnam North to South trip this year was run by professionals who care about their business. The pacing of the trip was excellent. The itinerary is well thought out. Accommodations and travel is top-notch. A real highlight is the magic balance between organized activity and time on your own. The trip is good value, and the extra sights from time on your own just makes it better.”

~ Doug Walkey (Vietnam 2016)

“Thank you for a fantastic trip.”

~ Jeff Dovitz (Vietnam 2016)

“I speak from the heart…your trip was amazing, awesome, well organized and everything you could dream of. I can’t stop talking about it to everyone!  I consider myself so lucky to have met you and I had the experience of a lifetime on your trip.”

~ Chris Payant (Vietnam 2016)

All activities and itinerary details are subject to change, but rest assured we’ll make every effort to provide a comparable alternative should changes to our schedule need to be made.

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