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Visit the epic spot where the Vietnamese defeated the French after a hundred years of colonization, in addition to meeting two of Vietnam’s fascinating ethnic groups.
Day 1: Dien Bien Phu - Arrival (-/-/D)
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. Some of 15,000 Viet Minh Soldiers who were killed during the war were buried at this cemetery and this well-laid-out museum, contained in a space-agey modern structure, features an eclectic collection that commemorates the 1954 battle. Alongside weaponry and guns, there is a bath-tub that belonged to the French commander Colonel de Castries, a bicycle capable of carrying 330 kilograms of ordinances, and photographs and documents, some with English translation. 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 French, after nearly 100 years of colonization and nine years of war, were defeated in 1954 by Viet Minh, led 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 Thai and H'Mong people. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
Day 3: Dien Bien Phu - Departure (B/-/-)
Relax in the morning while waiting for transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
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