Mai Chau

Mai Chau

Things to do - general

Set in an idyllic valley, hemmed in by hills, the Mai Chau area is a world away from Hanoi’s hustle. The small town of Mai Chau itself is unappealing, but just outside the patchwork of rice fields rolls out, speckled by tiny Thai villages where visitors doss down for the night in traditional stilt houses and wake up to a rural soundtrack defined by gurgling irrigation streams and birdsong.

The villagers are mostly White Thai, distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China. Most no longer wear traditional dress, but the Thai women are masterful weavers producing plenty of traditional-style textiles. Locals do not employ strong-arm sales tactics here: polite bargaining is the norm.

Due to its popularity, some find the Mai Chau tour group experience too sanitised. If you’re looking for hard-core exploration, this is not the place, but for biking, hiking and relaxation, calm Mai Chau fits the bill nicely.

Country Vietnam
Languages spoken

Vietnamese, English, The Thai language, the Muong languge

Currency used

VND, USD

Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve 3 days

Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve 3 days

Mai Chau
DAY 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau  (L, D) 140km: 07:30 – 7:45 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to start More info
Mai Chau 1 day

Mai Chau 1 day

Mai Chau
You are on a limited time but still want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi! We have cr More info
Mai Chau 2 days

Mai Chau 2 days

Mai Chau
Price per person from $ 66
Mai Chau is one of the place that you will not forget while travelling in the North of Vietnam. Ther More info
Mai Chau 2 days

Mai Chau 2 days

Mai Chau10 / 10
Price per person from $ 88
DAY 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Buoc Village. (L, D) 170km 07:15 – 07:45 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Q More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.

Useful tips

15 km2