Welcome to Dien Bien Phu
Dien Bien Phu (DBP) plays a star role in Vietnam's modern history. It was in the surrounding countryside here, on 7 May 1954, that the French colonial forces were defeated by the Viet Minh in a decisive battle, and the days of their Indochina empire became numbered.The town sits in the heart-shaped Muong Thanh Valley, surrounded by heavily forested hills. The scenery along the way here is stunning, with approach... Read More
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6-Day Northwest Vietnam Adventure
Day 1. Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)Pick up at your hotel and leave at 8:00 this morning. The road from Hanoi to Hoa Binh on highway 6 has been upgraded. The pretty landscape is dotted with churches, pagodas and villages. You will stop to visit the Muong tribe en-route, then another break at Thung Khe Pass for the spectacular view of Mai Chau valley. Have lunch in Mai Chau. Spend the afternoon for trekking away from the tourist track, way to Chieu Chau villages. Here, you will discover the beauty of this valley and the culture of Thai people who is living in this area. Spend the night with local people as homestay experience.Day 2. Mai Chau – Son La (B, L)Have breakfast with local host before embark on a beautiful drive north to Son La. This good stretch of road is filled with stunning sceneries; you will make frequent photo stops and visit to the minority villages of the H’mong and Black Thai. Lunch is served at a local restaurant en-route. The highlight on your drive today will be a visit of a tea plantation in Moc Chau plateau. Here, you will find the best Vietnam tea growing region, along the roads and on the hillsides. You will reach Son La in the afternoon.Day 3. Son La – Dien Bien Phu (B, L)Today you will travel on more winding & stunning roads, longer passes and see more colorful minority groups. Just as in the previous day, you may want to stop more often for pictures and visits the villagers to learn more about their rich cultures. After lunch, the drive to the impressive Pha Din pass will be the highlight of the day. Climbing and descending the slopes with the many bends and deep gorges is an unforgettable experience. You will reach Dien Bien Phu early in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day visiting the historical site of the Vietnamese / French war. Dien Bien Phu Museum and A 1 Hill are on the list to see.Day 4. Dien Bien Phu – Tam Duong (B, L)After breakfast, you will have some free time before you begin another spectacular drive, passing the stunning gorges and the Nam Na River. There will be stops to visit the H’mong and Red Dao villages on the way known as Sin Ho villages. Arrive in Lai Chau in early afternoon, have lunch & free rest of the afternoon in Lai Chau town (Tam Duong) to relax.Day 5. Tam Duong - Sapa (B, L)Driving accross the moutain road is a bit bumpy at times but it compensates by the magnificent scenery of the surrounding fertile valley, pristine rivers and high mountains - the photographer’s dream. The 25 miles drive to Sapa goes up the Chin Co pass and Tram Son pass, the highest pass in Vietnam with the view to Fansipan Peak – The roof of “Indochina”. Go ahead to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages for trekking before go back to Sapa town to relax and free at leisure.Day 6. Sapa market – transfer to Hanoi (B, L)Leaving Sapa early in the morning, you take a drive to one of local minority colorful market. Enjoy it before transfer back to Hanoi.
HUE PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS
After picking you up at the Chan May port, we drive straight to Hue city and do start to enjoy your great tour with local expert from Hue Booking Tour. Firstly, Drive to the other side of the Perfume river, you will admire the magnificence of the Noon gate of the Royal Citadel, where Nguyen Kings used to declare the results of national examinations and new year calendar,.. Walk into the Imperial Citadel and the recently reconstructed Palace of Supreme Harmony. Then we visit Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in the place. Here you can understand more Buddhism in Vietnam and discover the spiritual life.Continue we take the Dragon Boat Trip on Perfume River – picturesque on a clear day, atmospheric even in less flattering weather. Then we will enjoy our lunch at the ancient restaurant.In the afternoon, we drive straight Minh Mang Tomb with ancient architecture in harmony with beautiful landscapes,Khai Dinh Tomb which represents a fusion between traditional Vietnames and contemporary European. After exploring local culture of coffee drinking at Hue City, we drive back the Chan May port and finish our private excursion.Tour Price:– Our pricing is per-tour NOT per-person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you will probably pay less than if you took a big bus tour and the tour is paid by USD.What’s Included:+ Private English Speaking Guide.+ Private car: Fortuner Toyota & Ford Transit.+ Private Dragon Boat.+ Entrance fee at all sites.+ Lunch at first class restaurant.+ Mineral water.+ Wet tissues.What’s Extra:+ Other drink & other food.+ Insurance.+ Hotel+ Tips & gratuities.Notes:1. For permission on arrival at the Chan May Port, please provide some forced information: Name of Cruise Ship, Full Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Number of Passport, Expire Date of Passport and pay extra 25 USD per-person for permission arrival at Chan May Port (ruled by Vietnamese Government).2. All services we have prepared for you are PRIVATE and HIGH CLASS (VIP). To get price, please contact: Mr Ha Thanh Phone: +84966330000Add: 329 Dien Bien Phu str, Hue City, VietnamEmail: email@example.com
Dien Bien Phu Past and Present: 2-Night Trip from Hanoi by Air
Day 1: Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu (L, D)After hotel pickup in Hanoi, you’re transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Dien Bien Phu. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for check-in. After lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant, embark with your guide on an afternoon walking tour around town. View wartime gravesites at Dien Bien Phu’s cemetery, located on the banks of the Ron River, and hear your guide discuss the 1954 defeat of the French by the Viet Minh. Then explore the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum (aka Vietnam Military History Museum), which features an eclectic collection of photographs, war documents, weaponry and other items commemorating the 20th-century battle. Following a visit to a central market to browse among the vendors, enjoy a restaurant dinner with your small group, followed by an evening at your leisure. Overnight: Accommodation in Dien Bien Phu Day 2: Dien Bien Phu (B, L, D)Begin your day with breakfast at your accommodation before exploring former battlefield sites scattered around the city with your guide. Discover where the French forces — after nearly 100 years of colonial rule and nine years of war — were defeated by forces under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh. Next, travel to the countryside of Muong Phang, an approximately 11-mile (17-km) drive from town. Visit the military headquarters of General Vo Nguyen Giap, used during the Dien Bien Phu campaign during the First Indochina War. At the re-created command center, learn about the network of tunnels and bunkers the troops used to advance toward victory. Conclude the tour with a brief stop in several local villages, home to both Thai and Hmong ethnic minority tribes.Note: today’s lunch and dinner are enjoyed at local Vietnamese restaurants. Overnight: Accommodation in Dien Bien Phu Day 3: Dien Bien Phu – Hanoi (B)Enjoy breakfast and then bid farewell to newfound friends. Relax with a transfer to the airport for your flight back to Hanoi, where you’re dropped off at your hotel.
3-day Dien Bien Phu - The Historic Battlefield from Ha Noi
Historic land – ethnic people Day 1: Ha Noi - Dien Bien Phu (-/L/D) You will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Dien Bien Phu. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we will walk around town to visit Dien Bien’s cemetery and museum, as well as explore the local market. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu. Day 2: Dien Bien Phu (B/L/D) Your day will begin with a trip to the former battlefields 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. Then, visit the headquarters of General Vo Nguyen Giap used during the Dien Bien Phu campaign. We will have a chance to meet several of the different ethnic minority tribes in the area when we visit the villages of both the Thai and H'mong people. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu. Day 3: Dien Bien Phu – Ha Noi (B/L/-) Relax in the morning while waiting for transfer to the airport for flight back to Ha Noi. You will be dropped off at your hotel.
4-Day Mountain Bike Tour from Sapa to Dien Bien Phu
Visit some of the most scenic areas in Northern Vietnam, cycle through stunning mountainous landscapes and learn about local life and culture on this 4-day cycling tour.Cycle the highest pass in Vietnam to "Heavens Gate." Enjoy a magnificent view of the Sapa valley and ride down to Tam Duong to stay overnight. Ride through the market town of Phong Tho and enjoy the view of acres of lush riverside banana plantations on your way to the town of Paso.Go through the picturesque Na river valley past colorful villages with lots of ethnic minorities until you reach Lai Chau in the early afternoon. Take a stroll through the town, go trekking in the mountains or take an afternoon swim.Then ride downhill to Muong Lay village past more villages until reaching Dien Bien Phu for the end of this colorful journey.Day 1: Heavens Gate - Binh Lu - Tam Duong (Meals: L, D)Start the day at Sapa and cycle up to Vietnam's highest pass to "Heaven's Gate." Take a short break to enjoy the picturesque view of the Sapa valley before riding downhill all the way to Tam Duong where you will stay overnight.Day 2: Tam Duong - Phong Tho- Paso (Meals: B, L, D)If day 2 falls on Thursday or Sunday, visit the colorful Tam Duong market and see the ethnic costumes of White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Nhang, and Pu Na. Ride the jeeps to pass between Tam Duong and Phong Tho and then on the bikes downhill towards the market town of Phong Tho and acres of lush riverside banana plantations until reaching the town of Paso.Day 3: Paso - Sin Ho - Lai Chau (Meals: B, L, D)Follow the road through the picturesque Na river valley past small villages of red and white Hmong, Kho Mu and White Thai ethnic minorities. Take a stroll through the small town, go trekking in the mountains, take a dip in the river, or just relax over a cup of coffee of beer.Day 4: Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu (Meals: B, L, D)Start out with the jeep for 30km before cycling downhill to Muong Lay village. Then ride the sealed road from Muong Lay to Dien Bien Phu passing along more ethnic villages. Reach Dien Bien Phu in the afternoon. The tour ends here. Stay the night to go on to Laos or fly to Hanoi on the next day.