1. Hanoi -
Mai Chau - Son
from your hotel in Hanoi at 8 am , heading west of Hanoi
to Hoa Binh province, getting through hilly mountains ,
after a 3 hour driving we move into Mai Chau - a
beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, forests and
scattered with pretty villages inhabited by the Thai
ethnic minority people. Stop here for a rest, take a
walk around the village, witness their daily life, enjoy
the rural natural beauty . Have lunch with local
cuisines in their traditional house on stilt.
lunch we go on our trip to Son La, driving northwest
direction , getting through Moc Chau town with milky cow
farms, breathtaking scenery, ethnic minority people
walking along the road - opportunity for photos!
arrival late afternoon, check in hotel .Overnight in Son
2. Son La - Dien Bien Phu.
breakfast in hotel we visit the historic sites in Son La
including: Son La prison where the French colonist used
to imprison the Vietnamese revolutionist and patriots, a
few prisoners were the Vietnam revolutionary leaders ,
also imprisoned here, such as : Hero To Hieu...then take
a look into Son La Museum of ethnology to see all hill
tribe groups, their diversity of tradition, customs,
to Dien Bien Phu today,
we will pass one of the highest pass in Vietnam- Pha Din
pass ( Approximately 2000 m above sea level ,32 km in
length). Stop on the top of Pha Din pass, enjoying
spectacular scenery , taking photos, visiting the
colorful Red Mong ethnic people living there. Have lunch
in Tuan Giao town.
arrival afternoon , check in Hotel.
Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
3. Dien Bien Phu - sightseeing.
take a visit to famous historic battle sites: Museum of
Dien Bien Phu (display the objects, some war remnants ,
tanks, artillery...relevant to the war against French
colonist ), Hill A1, Revolutionary Heroes' Cemetery, de
Castries' Bunker, Muong Thanh bridge , and the airport.
Afternoon take a driving ride to villages in valley for
a visit to Thai people . At leisure .Overnight in Dien
Bien Phu. (B/L)
4. Dien Bien Phu - fly to Hanoi.
leisure until transfer to the airport for flight
(1hour)back to Hanoi.
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English/French speaking guide
accommodation in Son La, Dien
Meals indicated as B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D =
Dinner in the itinerary
Admission fees and permits where applicable
flight tickets from Dien Bien Phu to Hanoi.
Change of clothes, sun lotion
Sunglasses & brim hat , flash light