Sketching with Leonie Norton
15-25 April 2023
Vietnam is a wonderfully diverse country, which is bustling with colour, history and culture, as well as delicious food. In the traditional heart of the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, the Old Quarter at the sacred Hoan Keim Lake early each morning, you can see the locals doing their morning Tai Chi rituals. There will be visits to museums and temples to explore. From Hanoi, the tour heads northwest, to Mai Chau, situated a beautiful valley and home to the ethnic White Thai people. We visit a local pole village and see the women at work on their looms.
From here we head to Tom Coc, a picturesque town in the Red River Delta, where the huge limestone rocks and mountains dot the landscape. See the locals fishing and the extensive rice paddings and picturesque pagodas, which we will explore. Every turn in the road opens up into a spectacular vista. Our tour finishes with an overnight stay in a boat on the World Heritage listed Halong Bay…..and much, much more on this exciting sketching tour. There is plenty of time for sketching and recording your wonderful memories of this unique tour.
Welcome and Farewell dinners
Accommodation throughout tour
Meals throughout, where indicated
Transport, entry fees, excursions
Daily sketching, demonstations and tuition
Flights to Hanoi
Unless specified, meals are at guests own expense. See itinerary.