Mai Chau is a pretty valley located inside the mountain ranges. It is the favorite destination for both Vietnamese and foreigners. Mai Chau trekking tour promises to be the ideal tour for those who love the nature beauty. Mai Chau is around 150 km from the cappital city of Hanoi. This is one of the closest places where you can visit a Montagnard village. It is a beautiful area surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Most people here are the White Thai, very friendly and helpful. And staying with the local in thatched-roof stilted house on split bamboo floors and eating local food is a great experience.
Highlights of Mai Chau journeys are staying overnight in Thai stilt house, walking across the beautiful valley through rice fields and light or hard trekking to nearby villages.
When to go?
It is possible to come to Mai Chau all year round, but the best period is from September to April of next year when it doesn’t rain much and this weather is perfect for trekking.
Homestay condition is basic. Mattresses and mosquito nets are provided. Before tour, bring along with you good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen. In the evening, communicate with villagers and they can help to organize traditional dance performance at a reasonable price.
Mai Chau is a good destination for you weekend vacation. Mai Chau 2 days 1 night tour is fair enough to explore Mai Chau then the next day you could go directly to Trang An by shortcut not coming back to Hanoi. If you have longer time we recomend 6 days North of Vietnam for typical highlights.