Hanoi Tours Expert will be happy to assist you in discovering all Mai Chau Attractions and Things to Do in Mai Chau with essential tips from a local travel expert. Mai Chau attracts a lot of tourists domestically and internationally and is filled with poetic beauty, cool fresh air, diverse culture, and typical cuisine.
Where is Mai Chau? Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh Province, adjacent to Moc Chau district of Son La Province and Pu Luong district of Thanh Hoa Province. Mai Chau is 150 km away from Hanoi, it takes 3 hours by car or 4 hours by motorbike to get to Mai Chau. Mai Chau is suitable for short or weekend trips. As such Mai Chau becomes very crowded at every weekend.
Best time to visit Mai Chau? Mai Chau is a valley surrounded by mountains and hill, therefore, the climate in Mai Chau is quite moderate and pleasant. Summer is not too hot and winter is not too cold. So you can travel to Mai Chau at any time of the year. However, according to our travel experience, we still recommend the best time to travel to Mai Chau is from October to December and from March to April. View All Tours to Mai Chau >>
Mai Chau is home to several hill tribal groups, including White Thai people. Most of them live in stilt houses with thatched roofs and make a living out of terraced rice field cultivation and brocade weaving. Mai Chau is the unique place, offering the paramount in natural relaxation and cultural exploration. Mai Chau is an ideal place for trekking tours and homestay tours.
Two-hour walk to various White Thai villages is very flexible to your energy and preference. The most relaxing way to experience the life of the ethnic tribes, interact with them in the warm and authentic setting of their traditional house or just simply engage in a social chat on the rice fields.
Biking is one of the best ways to experience rural life in Mai Chau. Take in the rolling, from good single track paths, undulating rough jeep trails to some climbs that are rewarded with ultimate descents. The ride passes through many villages and across lush rice fields. Explore the charms of nature and the unique culture of the ethnic minority groups. Two-hour cycling tour or full day adventure on rough terrain are available.
Enjoy a healthy workout in nature by taking one of our guided trekking tours (soft trek or longer trek) through the breathtaking wilderness of Mai Chau. Take a deep breath as you hike over the land and some hills. Take in the sights and sounds of the morning and maybe even a few pictures to frame up later. It is more challenging than the walk but well worth the effort you put in.
Discover Pa Co Sunday market of the H’mong people. It is colorful and the vibrant sights and smell will tickle your senses. Delight your taste buds with traditional foods and even partake of some of the rice wine made in the village. The tour also combines a leisurely walk in the neighboring village of Xa Linh.