Adventure Son La – Dien Bien Tour
Duration: 4Days 3Nights.
Located 320km northwest of Hanoi, Son La is the third largest province of Vietnam. The province makes a good stop for travelers on the route from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu.
Son La alone is home to 12 ethnic minority groups, notably Black Thai, White Thai, H’mong and Muong. You can distinguish each of these ethnic minorities from their traditional costumes, which are often colorful and go with a lot of accessories. For example, Black Thai women wear black sarongs, and tight-fitting blouses with rows of silver or metal buttons down the front attached tightly to the neck.
Dien Bien is a province in the north-eastern Vietnam. The capital of the province is Dien Bien Phu, which is renowned for its long and victorious history against French colonists on May 7th 1954. Along with significant historical relics, Dien Bien possesses amazing mountainous scenery that tourists should not miss.
Day 1: Hanoi – Son La (L/D)
05h30: Our car and tour guide pick you up at the appointed site.
06h00: Depart to Son La. Stop enroute for breakfast and relax in Luong Son. Upon arrival in Son La, you have lunch. Afternoon : our car takes you to visit Son La Prison, To Hieu peach tree… Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Son La – Dien Bien (B, L, D)
After breakfast, check out. Depart to Dien Bien. Have lunch. Check in hotel in Dien Bien.
Afternoon: You visit the underground hideout of French General De Castries, Muong Thanh historical bridge and Nam Rom river. Visit and take photos at Dien Bien Phu victory monument, visit A1 cemetery and A1 Hill Battlefield.
18h30: You have dinner, drink wine and enjoy cultural exchange with Thai people in Ban Ten.
Day 3: Dien Bien (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you visit the historical relics of Dien Bien Phu campaign headquarter of Vietnamese soldiers, working tunnel and shack of General Vo Nguyen Giap, tunnel of Chief Hoang Van Thai and areas in Muong Phang where Vietnamese army stationed. Visit Dien Bien Museum. Lunch in restaurant.
Afternoon: You freely do shopping at Muong Thanh Market. Dinner in restaurant. Free to visit Dien Bien at night.
Day 4: Dien Bien – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, check out. Return to Hanoi. Lunch and relax in Son La. On arrival in Hanoi, tour ends.
Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel/ homestay
Private air-conditioned vehicles during the trip
English/French speaking guide
Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L= lunch; D= dinner)
All other services which are not mentioned above
Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips for guide, travel insurance.