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Mai Chau & Cuc Phuong Biking Tour 4 days

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Only from 315$

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Mai Chau hard trekking 2 day tour from Hanoi

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Only from 90 $

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Unique Mai Chau 3 day tour from Hanoi

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hanoi

Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights

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Only from 150 $

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Best Mai Chau 2 day tour from Hanoi

Duration: 2 days/ 1 nights

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Only from 80$

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Hanoi Escape: Halong and Mai Chau 4 days 3 nights

Hanoi - Halong - Mai Chau - Hanoi

Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights

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330 USD/pax

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Mai Chau Pu Luong 2 days 1 night from Hanoi

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hanoi

Duration: 2 days/ 1 nights

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85 USD/pax

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Mai Chau 1 day tour

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hanoi

Duration: 1 days

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42 USD/ pax

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Northern Vietnam Highlights 6 days 5 nights

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Mai Chau - Ha Long - Hanoi.

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

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325 USD/pax

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About Mai Chau Tours

Mai Châu, located at about 160 km southwest from Ha Noi, is a rural district of Hoa Binh Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Mai Chau Valley attracts tourists for its peaceful countryside scenery of mass rice fields and traditional stilt houses. Mai Chau tours is the ideal spot for those who love to explore the authentic life of the local tribes, enjoy the scenery of Vietnamese countryside, and to have a feel of adventure. 

Ban Lac, the most well-known village in Mai Chau, is the residential area of Thai people. White Thai and Black Thai, live together in the area and make up the largest ethnic population of the region. Mai Chau is also known for its stilt houses. The Thai stilt houses and are made of bamboo and timber. These houses are elevated 10–12 feet off the ground in order to avoid water damage. Some popular activities for tourists visiting Mai Chau include walking or biking around Lac village, watching farmers and water buffaloes working on the fields, seeing Thai Ethnic Museum, visiting 1000-step cave, and enjoying local foods.

According to local legend, in around the 14th century, a group of White Thai migrated south from their heartland further north in modern Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Yen Bai Provinces to the Mai Chau valley. This group, along with their cousins further south in Thanh Hoa and Nghe An Provinces, subsequently developed into a distinct sub-group of the White Thai.

The Mai Chau valley became part of Hoa Binh Province during the French colonial period. During the course of the last 20 years, it has changed from an isolated farming community into one of the northern Vietnams most popular short-stay tourist destinations. However, its tranquil valley setting, engaging White Thai inhabitants and superb rice wine continue to make Mai Chau tours the very worthwhile overnight stop on your Vietnam vacation.

Top 10 Attractions in Mai Chau Tours

Lac Village

Like the other Thai villages in Mai Chau, Lac Village is typical of the traditional stilt houses with green bamboo trees and rice fields covered around. Besides, Lac village is also loved by the colorful brocade booths, friendly people with professional travel services and delicious food. The village is home to traditional art activities and festivals which make your Mai Chau tour unforgettable.

Chieu Cave

Chieu Cave is a national monument located in the town of Mai Chau, the road to the cave is 1200 steps stone with a height of 700m. Every afternoon, when the sun shines into the cave, the light emulsion is sparkling which is extremely unique. An exploration to this mysterious cave will leave you interesting experience during your Mai Chau tour. Tickets to Chieu Cave is VND 10,000/person. You can bike from village to town, park your bike at the foot of the mountain and climb to the cave in the morning.

Mo Luong Cave (Bo Luong Cave)

Located about 1km to Lac Village, not as high as Chieu cave but Mo Luong Cave has beautiful and unique stalactites. Recently, Mo Luong Cave is under the management of Mai Chau Lodge. Tickets are quite high: VND  40.000/person (only free for guests at Mai Chau Lodge).

Van Village

It is a small village near the town of Mai Chau. Not as busy as Lac Village but Van Village impresses tourists on Mai Chau tours with the terraced fields successively along the road to the village. The villagers are quite friendly and hospitable. In addition, the village also has a park for growing broccoli, white cabbage, and other flowers. If you have a chance to stay here, you will enjoy the morning sunrise over the beautiful terraces.

Thai Exhibition House

The exhibition house kept the ancient Thai artifacts, collected by Mr. Kien for 10 years to express his love for his lost wife. All the artifacts are now transferred and stored at the Van cultural house. In there, you will admire the ancient objects of the Thai people throughout the hundreds of years of development, the priceless collection of ancient coins is carefully collected and preserved.

Go Lao Waterfall

Situated in Phuc San commune, about 15 km from Mai Chau, Go Lao waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that should be visited in Mai Chau tours. From Tong Dau crossroads to Mai Chau, you will easily find the way to this waterfall. The scenery along the road to the waterfall is a series of vivid beautiful images and Go Lao waterfall is like a soft silk strip across the foot of the mountain.

Ba Khan Valley

The valley is located at Ba Khan commune of Mai Chau located along Hoa Binh hydropower reservoir, stretching from Phu Cuong, through Thung Khe Pass. This is also a watershed area so you can rent a boat to travel around a lake. Boat rental is about VND 300,000 - 350,000/ hour. Tourism here is not yet developed and quite wild.

Amazing Evenings in Mai Chau

After a day visiting the scenic beauty of Mai Chau tour, what will you do in the evening? Absolutely spend it for the fascinating festival with the locals. You will dance and sing around a big fire in the ambiance filled by smiles and folk music. On feeling already exhausted and the cold night comes, gather around the fire, sip some tube wine and listen to the mysterious stories of this land told by the locals.

Specialties in Mai Chau

Talking about Mai Chau - Hoa Binh tourism, we must mention the extremely special culinary culture here. These dishes are the essence of the Thai people. Bamboo-tube rice, black pig pork, grilled stream fish, Mai Ha wine, five-colored sticky rice ... are the dishes you definitely have to try when visiting Mai Chau.

Tea Hill

Growing on the soil of Mai Chau is the high-quality tea with unique smell and taste. Mai Chau tours will take tourists to the mass fields of tea on the hill with a color of lush green. You can join with local people to harvest tea leaves, process them, and finally enjoy a cup of warm tea to feel the taste of Mai Chau nature.

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