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Hanoi- Dien Bien Phu Battle Trip 6 DAYS
Trip Code: T-199
Destination:
Valid Date Till: 31/12/2018
DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Pick you up at Noi Bai airport on arrival, transfer to Hanoi for check in Hotel and free time on your own of exploration the city and Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY FULL DAY
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
Next will visit the Museum of National Fine Arts. It has received many high ranking delegations of different countries, the Museum has sent many traveling thematic exhibitions to other nations to introduce to international friends the typical culture, heroic history of Vietnam. At the same time, it has linked local people with painting, photograph, and sculpture collections of international artists. The Museum has created chances for local art lovers to enjoy and learn about different fine arts school and tendencies of the world.
or other option (if not visit the Fine art museum) with the The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. The museum has over 15,000 artefacts including photographs and other multi-media such as audiotapes. Its indoor exhibition space can be viewed via a virtual tour which includes the Viet, Muong, Tho, Chut, Tav, Thai, Ka Dai, H’Mong-Dao, Tang, San Dui, Ngai, Mon-Khmer, Nam-Dao, Cham, Hoa and Khmer ethnic groups. There are priceless antiques on display alongside everyday objects such as pipes, baskets and knives.
Your lunch will be served at finest local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine.
Pm will continue our visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi Hilton prison where all US pilots was captured during the war years to the north Vietnam from 1964-1972.
Enjoy one hour of cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi.
At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show for one hour, the oldest record mentioning water puppetry is the inscription on a stone stele dating from 1121. The stele called Sùng Thiện Diên Linh is located in Đọi Sơn Pagoda in Hà Nam Province (This is a must to see show when you are in Hanoi, recommended), transfer back hotel and Overnight Hanoi. (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI-DIEN BIEN PHU FORMER BATTLE FIELD/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer to Noi Bai airport for 45 minutes fly to Dien Bien Phu Mountains, arrival time at noon and transfer to hotel in town.
This Pm, we will start our sightseeing the former battle field that including the A1hill or the headquarter of commander Colonel Marie Ferdinand de la Croix de Castries, next, will spend time to visit local Dien Bien Market where the Viet and The Ethic Black Thai bring Mountain honey bees, Medicine herds, plums, vegetable, dogs, cats, chickens and many other stuffs for sale (Morning market is busier)
Tour ends, transfer back to hotel and dinner included at hotel. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu (B/D)
DAY 4: DIEN BIEN PHU- MUONG PHANG MOUNTAINS- HANOI/ Flight
Have breakfast in the hotel, next will depart for Muong Phang Mountains, the former head Quarter of Giap and Vietnam Army in battle 1954. Muong Phang is some 35km away from the DBP city and Lying around 1,000 m above sea level, the Dien Bien Phu Campaign Headquarters is covered by the forests with many century old trees. The forest is called the General’s Forest where General Vo Nguyen Giap had chosen as the General Headquarters of Dien Bien Phu Campaign from January 31 to May 15, 1954. Visitors to the relics will have chance to pass through the 69 m long tunnel through the mountain where General Vo Nguyen Giap and Major General Hoang Van Thai and other commanders discussed military affairs. Start our 6km of hiking up and down, meet up the local ethnic Thai minority, also take the best pictures of mountain rice paddy terraces. Tour ends, return back to the hotel for lunch and this PM (at 03.00 Pm) will take flight back Hanoi, meet back at Noi Bai airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 5: HANOI- HALONG BAY (Sleep on Boat)
Have breakfast in the hotel and at 08.30 ( for small group from 2-4 people will take our shuttle bus and pick up time from 07.30- 08.15 Am), meet our driver and transfer to Halong Bay, some 170 km away, enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
12:30 pm. Welcome on board of Bai Tho Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat.Overnight on board junk(B/L/D
DAY 6: HALONG BAY- HANOI AIRPORT- DEPARTURE
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45. Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00, free time for shopping. 12h45 get in bus for the drive back to Hanoi.
On arrival transfer back to Hanoi airport by road (some 170km) and tour ends at airport (B/L)
Tour prices in low season/(Per/person)
( Low season from 1 May- 1 Sept)
Hotel rates/group 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
6 Paxs------------621 $----
8 Paxs------------584 $----
10 Paxs------------548 $----
14 Paxs------------503 $----
Single Supplement0 $0 $0 $217 $0 $

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BOOKING TOURS FORM
Number of adults
Number of children (Under 12 years old/ 50% of adult fare)
Hotel Category
Number of SingleSupplement
Arrival Date

Tour prices in high season/(Per/person)
(High season from 2 Sept- 31 April)
Hotel rates/group 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
6 Paxs------------671 $----
8 Paxs------------633 $----
10 Paxs------------597 $----
14 Paxs------------552 $----
Single Supplement0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $234.7 $0.0 $

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BOOKING TOURS FORM
Number of adults
Number of children (Under 12 years old/ 50% of adult fare)
Hotel Category
Number of SingleSupplement
Arrival Date
Hotels or Similar Standard
Hotel namesCategoryRoom typeLocation
Silk Path Hotel Hanoi (Hang bong)4Deluxe RoomHANOI
Muong Thanh Dien Bien Hotel4DeluxeDIEN BIEN
Inclusion

+ All transportation and transfers
+ Shullte bus Hanoi --> Halong (2 ways)
+ local English speaking guides
+ Local meals as indicated in tour detailed Itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
+ 2Days 1night, sleep on boat in Halong Bay (twin share cabin- and all meals- no drinks)
+ Hotel Accommodation (twin/ double share room) with daily breakfast
+ Relevant permits and fees

 

 

Exclusion

Flight: Hanoi- Dien Bien Phu =  around 80 $/ 1 way/ Per person (by checking time)
No late check out (Surcharge applied by hotels)
Travel insurance
Visa approval Letter= 25 USD/ per person (Free for ASEAN)
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities= 3-5$/ Pax/day

Note


BOOKING TERMS


Vietnampathfinder commitment is the delivery of bespoke, safe and best services
With a focus on experience, guest safety, quality control and service delivery,  we will check every details to make sure that our travel sevices or your booking travel with us a most enjoyable. Each request is dutifully responded to within 24 hours unless negotiations and special requests are required on your behalf; our team of Vietnampathfinder will ultimately inform and follow up or you also can call us any time at 084. 913323 977 (Mr Pham).
 

Payment

20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour, this deposit is non-refundable. The remaining 80% of the total tour cost to be paid 45 days (for FIT Booking ) and 60 Days (for GIT Booking) prior to arrival date. If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately.

Where deposits and advance payments are required from contractors/third parties, these will also be invoiced to the client for payment (in addition to the 20% deposit). This will be required for Vietnampathfinder to secure services contractors/third parties. Pre-payment procedures during high/peak seasons may also vary, depending on the accommodation policy to guarantee the booking. Vietnampathfinder will inform you accordingly about this for each individual case.


We do accept payment methods:

 

+ Bank transfer = 25$/ 1 time bank fees/ whole amount (takes 3 days to complete and easy, this is low bank fees for big amount)

+ Credit card = 2.7% bank fees is levied in addition to the invoiced amount. Kindly make sure you include the invoice number or contact our Accounting Department for an invoice number so that your payment can be identified. Please also check with the bank who issued your credit card to ensure that no other bank fee is applied.

+ Paypayl online = 4.7%, fast but high fees

+Cash on arrival:  50% deposit for booking services (after confirmation) and the balance by cash on arrival Vietnam ( collect by tour guides, drivers directly from tour leader or your clients).


Cancellations & Refunds

Any cancellations should be made in writing to VietnamPathfinder Travel (email at: info@vietnampathfinder.com ). Cancellations beyond your control subject to Force Majeure can be covered under travel insurance. We recommend you buy Travel insurance before you complete payment of your travel and review its relevant product disclosure statement.


For FIT booking (group of less than 14 People travel together)

Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 22 days or more prior to arrival date

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 21 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total tour cost will be applied.

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 14 - 8 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total tour cost will be applied.

Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total tour cost should the cancellation happen within 7 days before departure.

For GIT booking (group from 14 People up travel together)

Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 60 days or more prior to arrival date

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 60 - 31 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total tour cost will be applied.

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 30 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total tour cost will be applied.

Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total tour cost should the cancellation happen within 14 days before departure.

Depending on airlines, hotels, cruises and third party cancellation policies, the above conditions may be modified on application. Vietnampathfinder will aim to negotiate with suppliers to waive or minimize these charges to you at best.


Refund & Non-Refundable


+ Any refund may takes from 15 days to 3 Months and We reserve the right to modify these refund policy without prior notice.

+ A Non-refundable  of 100 USD for booking tours when complete the booking confirmation


Hotel Ratings & Accommodation

Although hotels/guest houses/accommodation in the region may provide you with information about their qualification, the properties used and offered by Vietnampathfinder in this part of the world may not all have official star qualification issued by an official government-accredited hotel association in the country of operation. Vietnampathfinder provide you with its own internal star qualification which is based on its own experience and certain criteria to ensure you have an interpretation of the qualification. Vietnampathfinder cannot be held liable in any way for this star qualification.

There are limited hotels/resorts, with standard triple rooms in their inventory. These are commonly double/twin rooms with an extra (rollaway) bed, limiting space within the room. Please inform all concerned accordingly to correctly manage expectations. Extra bed rates / triple sharing room rates are available in the confidential tariff.

Single room supplements are indicated in the confidential tariff. It is common that the provided rooms are twin/double rooms for single use only.

Preferences such as smoking/non-smoking, interconnecting rooms, king-size beds, and location of the room cannot be guaranteed or confirmed in advance and are subject to hotel policy and availability at time of check-in.

Hotels or Similar Standards, this mean, we will book your accommodation in a similar hotel standards that based on room, service quality and star category, we will email to inform and will only confirm when get final decision from you before block the services.

Child Policies
( Must be under 12 years old upon travelling date)

We will apply the tour rates as following when you process booking online our packages

* Child in half twin shared with 01 adult                           100% of adult fare

* Child in extra bed, shared room with 02 adults               75% of adult fare

* Child without bed, shared room with 02 adults               50% of adult fare

* Complementary for kid under 5years old shared bed with parents

As you can see when booking online, we only charge the child with 50% of adult fare and accept this term, mean, the hotel room will arrange with a twin or double bed (or without an extra bed) and your Child will share room with 02 adults (Parents).
So, if you will request an extra bed after completed our online booking, we will add surcharge further of 25% of adult fare and this payment will be collected on arrival


Last Minutes Booking Policies

Last minutes bookings if the bookings are made in 72 hours, 48 hours or 24 hours before departure

Less than 24 hours before your trip departure, please email us  at: info@vietnampathfinder.com or Call at 084 913323977, we shall inform with our available services that with the same quality, standard as the package tours or any our travel services you wish to book on our website: www.vietnampathfinder.com, before process the final booking.

Refund and amendment will not be applied for last minute bookings.

 

Compulsory at Peak Season & Surcharge

Hotels or Boats (Halong bay, Mekong delta) will request during Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year period, we will inform you via email this special surcharge and your own account
 

Trip Highlights

 

 

  Hanoi old quarter

View more Hanoi old quarter

 

A1 Hills in Dien Bien Phu Mountains

A1 Hills in Dien Bien Phu Mountains

Dien Bien Phu Mountains

Dien Bien Phu Mountains- Surrounding rice field

Hiking in Muong Phang Mountains

Hiking in Muong Phang Mountains (View more DBP)

 

Halong Bay cruises

Halong Bay, Vietnam

 

Map of North Vietnam


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