Dien Bien Phu is famous over the world as the place the Vietnamese defeated the French army and ended colonial rule. It is a beautiful valley beside Nam Rom River and surrounded by high mountain peaks. Dien Bien Phu was chosen by French General Henri Navarre to confine movement of the “Viet Minh” guerillas. After a seige of almost 2 months, it was the French who surrendered on May 6, 1954. Take part in Hanoi- Dien Bien Phu 2 days 1 night tour, visitors can find vestiges of the battlefields: trenches, bunkers, camps and bases on the hills. The old command post of General Christian de Castries was reconstructed to commemorate for the 40th anniversary of the victory in 1994.
Day 1: Ha Noi – Dien Bien Phu (L, D )
Morning: we pick up at your hotel transfer to Noi Bai airport , you will to Dien Bien Phu by air plane ( start at 10h50, 12h25, 14h, 15h35 ).
Arrive Dien Bien Phu city, tour guide and car pick up at Muong Thanh airport and transfer to hotel. You will enjoy lunch in the hotel.
Afternoon: you will start Hanoi- Dien Bien Phu 2 days 1 night tour by trekking around the battlefields. First you go to the museum of Dien Bien with exhibits collected during the fiercest war in Indochina during the 1950s. Then you visit the vestiges of bunkers and fortified stations of over 16,000 French Expeditionary troops (including Elliane Hill and De Castries bunkers…). You also visit the headquarter of Vietnamese army (Viet Minh) which lies some 30km away, A1 hill, Muong Thanh bridge.
Have dinner at restaurant, overnight at hotel in Dien Bien Phu city.
Day 2: Dien Bien Phu – Ha Noi (B, L )
Morning: after breakfirst, you will trekking into villages of the ethnic minority Thai people. Then you have a boat trip in Pa Khoang lake and go sightseeing.
Have lunch at restauraunt.
Afternoon: free time before transfer to airport for flight back to Hanoi. You can come back your hotel by car. Hanoi- Dien Bien Phu 2 days 1 night tour ends.