Best Mai Chau tour guide for explorers

Situated by the West of Hoa Binh Province, Mai Chau Valley is one of the top destinations in Vietnam for those who love to admire the beauty of mountainous panorama and learn about the culture of ethnic minority groups. Let’s take a look at the article from northernvietnamtravel to find out some guides for your Mai Chau tour!

How to get to Mai Chau Valley

Located 140km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a mountainous area in Hoa Binh city. There are two common ways to get access to Mai Chau: by motorbike and by bus.

By motorbike: tourists can hire a bike in Hanoi then ride to Mai Chau along the 6th highway.

By bus: travelers can buy a bus ticket in My Dinh Station for a price of about VND 100,000 to 120,000 then get on a bike taxi to get to Mai Chau town center.

Mai Chau is a small region so that you can hire a bicycle in Lac village to get around the town and visit local houses of ethnic people.

Mai Chau Valley from above

Amazing Mai Chau Valley from the view above (Source: Internet)

Where to visit during a Mai Chau tour

Lac Village

Lac village is an old village which has existed for over 700 years. With the development of tourism, there are many homestays built in Lac village, however, Thai people who are living here still maintain traditional occupations such as weaving and rice terraces growing.

Lac Village

Lac village in Mai Chau Valley (Source: Internet)

Pom Coong Village

Like many other villages of Muong and Thai people, Pom Coong village is located near the mountains, the rivers and streams and the locals make their living harvesting rice fields. When visiting the village, tourists will be able to enjoy fresh air, the slow pace of life, and friendliness of inhabitants. If you want to learn more about the unique culture and customs of Muong and Thai ethnic groups during your trekking tour, you should spend a few days in a Mai Chau homestay and experience living as a local.   

Mai Chau homestays

Mai Chau homestays (Source: Internet)

Chieu Cave

Chieu Cave is a stalactite cave, lying on the peak of Pu Kha limestone mountain range. Inside the cave are stalactites and stalagmites with various colors and shapes, creating magnificent and incredible beauty. The deeper you go into the cave, the more surprised you will get as the fantastic natural sceneries unfold. If you are a photographer or a nature lover, you should not miss the chance to explore to Chieu Cave during the sunset to catch the wonderful moment when the cave is illuminated by the afternoon sunshine.       

Recommended organized trekking tour in Mai Chau

Mai Chau Valley from Thung Khe mountain pass

The panorama of Mai Chau from Thung Khe mountain pass (Source: Internet)

If you are a first-time traveler in Vietnam who loves to go trekking and hiking, you must be confused about where to visit and what to do. To help you get amazing experiences in your Vietnam trekking tour, we recommend Mai Chau getaway two-day tour. When taking part in the two-day tour, you will be able to live with a local host family for two days and have a trekking tour to Pom Coong and Na Phon village. It will be the great chance for those who are interested in observing the daily life of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam.





Day 1



  • Transfer from Hanoi to Mai Chau


Mai Chau

  • Have lunch with Mai Chau food in the village


  • Get on the trekking tour to Pom Coong and Na Phon villages
  • Go sightseeing along the terraced rice fields


  • Come back to the host family
  • Have a homemade dinner with the hosts

Day 2


Mai Chau

  • Have breakfast with the local family
  • Go hiking off the main road
  • Visit Cum and Xam Khoe villages
  • Explore the culture of ethnic people



  • Drive back to Hanoi

Here is the local guide to help you have a memorable Mai Chau tour, check out and have a nice trip!