About 180 km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is an ideal destination for locals as well as visitors to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to enjoy the peaceful scenery and fresh air. Mai Chau offers a most splendid vista of the Valley, surrounded by lush greenery and stilt houses mainly inhabited by the White Thai ethnic group. The Sunday market is an occasion to enjoy traditional Thai dishes and to participate in local folk dances. The Mai Chau hill tribes are a warm and welcoming people, famous for their handicrafts…especially their skills in fabric embroidery.


  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food


  • Mountains
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Handmade Woven Scarves and Fabrics

Places to Stay

Sol Bungalows (Mai Chau)

Style: Boutique

Located 140 km from Noi Bai International Airport and 70 km from Hoa Binh City, Sol Bungalows is set in the beautiful Mai Châu valley surrounded by lush rice paddies, high mountains and bamboo forests, designed with a style inspired by White Thai culture, creating a truly relaxing environment.

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Activities in Mai Chau

Half Day Trekking to Hang Kia Village

Drive to Hang Kia Village, home of the H’mong hill tribe, 1000m above sea level. Enjoy a 2hr trek through lush plum gardens, animals and wildlife. In the afternoon, embark on a fun buffalo cart ride to nearby Thai villages – Pom Coong and Lac; see lovely handicrafts made by local artisans; take an excursion to the limestone karst cave, once a military base, now looked after by a local hill tribe. Drive back to your hotel; dine and enjoy a traditional dance performance by the local Thai tribe.

Half Day Cycling Around Mai Chau

A great way to travel in Mai Chau is on a bicycle. Enjoy a guided tour to explore the trails around Mai Chau, which is a great way to exercise and a fun way for excellent sight-seeing. Take in the rolling, majestic beauty of the karst mountains above, the humble organized valley below, and the dense thickets around. See the unique stilt houses arranged together in the valley and also notice the meandering cattle by the roadside.

Full Day Mai Chau City Highlights Tour

Mai Chau, home to many ethnic minority people, can be reached via winding amid splendid vistas of mountains, a valley engulfed by lush landscape and stilt houses inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. Walk through typical villages; discover the rustic life of these mountainous people and learn of the traditional craft of brocade making. Mai Chau is very famous for handmade woven scarves and fabrics.


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