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
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
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 Phu exploration (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.