Trip Highlights:In this Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu Tour, we will visit the beautiful scenery and popular hill town of Dien Bien close to the Laos border. Discover the historic battlefield of Dien Bien Phu where the French, after nearly 100 years of colonization and nine years of war, were defeated in 1954 by the Viet Minh, lead by Ho Chi Minh. In addition, we will experience a culture exchange with the local hill tribal people such as Tay, white Thai and H’mong. This trip bring us not only the history, the war but old army headquarter, museum and monuments, Dien Bien Phu mountainous scenery and minority cultures in the northwest of Vietnam.
Start/finish city: Hanoi
Departure: daily upon request
Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Package price: contact us for best deal
Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu Tour In Detail:
Day 1: Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu (D)
You will be picked up at your hotel for a short city tour around Hanoi to see the most attractive sites before transferred to the airport for flight to Dien Bien Phu. Upon arrival at Dien Bien airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel.
This afternoon you will visit Dien Bien cemetery and the museum, explore the local market. Overnight in Dien Bien.
Day 2: Dien Bien Phu – Explore the battle field (B/L)
Today, we will discover the historic secret behind the Viet Minh’s victory against the French Colonialist. We spend the day around Dien Bien Phu visiting the former battlefields. It was here that the French planned to lure the Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh, into the valley by sending 16,000 French troops as bait. The French however did not count on the brilliant leadership of General Vo Nguyen Giap who somehow managed to place the Vietnamese artillery on the surrounding ridges. From March until May 1954 the Viet Minh pounded the French positions until the French capitulated with the loss of 3,000 men. It’s estimated that the Viet Minh lost more than twice that number. Later you visit the head quarter of General Giap during the Dien Bien Phu campaign. We will have the chance to meet several of the different ethnic minority tribes here, when we visit the villages of both the Thai and H’mong people. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
You have a morning at leisure and then you take a transfer to the airport for flight back to Hanoi where you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. End of services.
Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu Tour includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
+ Experienced English or French speaking guide.
+ All In-tour flights as per itinerary.
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ Tissues and water on coach.
+ Services charges and government tax.
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu Tour excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.