Dien Bien Phu Vietnam offers beautiful off the beaten path mountain hiking, jungle treks, trekking homestay, road cycling tours, mountain biking holidays, dmz, veteran trips, motorbike, motorcycle tours from Hanoi. Dien Bien Phu is the provincial capital of Dien Bien province in the northwest Vietnam.

Dien Bien Phu city contains 7 wards and 2 communes including Him Lam, Muong Thanh, Nam Thanh, Noong Bua, Tan Thanh, Thanh Binh, Thanh Truong, Thanh Minh, and Ta Leng.

Getting to Dien Bien Phu

The best way to get to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi is to take a flight from Hanoi. It takes one hour by plane. You can also rent a car or catch a taxi to get to Dien Bien Phu from Hanoi. There are direct buses from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu.

Traveling by road from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu is a great way to discover the north west Vietnam as well as Vietnam northern highlands. Take the national road #6 Hanoi, Son La to Dien Bien Phu. The stretch of road goes uphill and downhill alternately with many sharp bends.

Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide is helpful in such off the beaten path place like Dien Bien Phu Vietnam.

When to go

The city climate is monsoon tropical in altitude with low temperature and few rain in winter, hot and heavy rain in summer, Vietnam weather. Average annual temperature is 21-230C, lowest temperatures occur from December to February of the following year (14-180C), from April to September average temperature is 250C. Dry season lasts from October to April of the following year.

Best things to see and do


Hiking is the best way to discover the city of Dien Bien Phu. Trekking travel offers you the chance to explore Dien Bien Phu tropical forest, luxuriant mountains, remote hill tribe villages. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day treks we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest, remote hill tribe villages or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we can customize an itinerary for you.


Cycling is a great way to discover one of best Vietnam’s hidden places. Dien Bien Phu city has sealed, paved cycle routes, single dirt tracks, mountain bike trails, back-roads cycling offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling trip and mountain bike tours around Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien and the north west region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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