E1/E3-deleted Adenovirus 5 (Ad.5) possesses a great potential in gene therapy because of its high efficacy in gene transfer and low toxicity. Studies have shown that Coxsackie-Adenovirus receptor (CAR) is the determinant factor for the targeting of Adenovirus vectors. To extend the natural targeting of Ad to low CAR expressing tumors, we covalently attached folic acid (FA) to E1/E3-deleted Ad.5 capsids. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye ICG-Der-02 was subsequently conjugated with FA-Ad particles for in vivo imaging. The cell experiments and acute toxicity studies demonstrated the low toxicity of FA-Ad-ICG02 to normal cell/tissues. The dynamic behavior and targeting ability of FA-Ad-ICG02 to different tumors were investigated by NIR fluorescence imaging. In vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated its high targeting capability to CAR or FR positive tumors. The results support the potential of using ligand-modified Ad probe for tumor diagnosis and targeted therapy.