Mai Chau tours

Find the best Mai Chau tours by small group or private trips. Go cycling through the rice fields, stay overnight in a homestay or comfortable resort. Make a day trip to the stunning Pu Luong nature reserve or stay even overnight here.

The best Mai Chau tours & local experiences

All our Mai Chau tours below start from Hanoi.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve & Ninh Binh 4 day
Pu Luong Nature Reserve & Ninh Binh 4 day experience
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Pu Luong Nature Reserve & Ninh Binh 4 day
Pu luong Nature Reserve & Ninh Binh 3 day escape
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Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Mai Chau & Pu Luong Nature Reserve the lodge experience
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Pu Luong waterwheel
Mai Chau & Pu Luong Nature Reserve 2 day discovery
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Mai Chau 3 days 2 nights
Mai Chau local experience 3 days 2 nights from Hanoi
Xam Tang lake tour
Discover Xam Tang Lake at Nong Luong village
village trekking tour Mai Chau
Mai Chau minority village trekking tour
Hoa Binh Lake tour
Hoa Binh Lake explore tour from Mai Chau
mai chau day tour
Pa Co village and batik workshop
Tat Nang Waterfall
Pa Co village and Tat Nang Waterfall
Pu Luong rice fields
Pu Luong Natural Reserve discover tour from Mai Chau
viewpoint Mai Chau loop
The Mai Chau loop

About Mai Chau

The villages of the White Thai in Mai Chau where the tourists stay are beautifully situated between the rice fields with many authentic homestays where you can stay. In the valley you can walk and cycle between the rice fields and in the nearby National Park Pu Luong you have a view over the beautiful rice terraces for which Vietnam is so famous.

Frequently asked questions about Mai Chau tours

There are several buses from Hanoi to Mai Chau, but they often do not go to the tourist villages where all the accommodations were located. It is advisable to take the tourist limousine buses from Hanoi that will drop you directly at your accommodation.

You can visit Mai Chau all year round, but spring and fall are the best months when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. There is also relatively little rain in these months compared to the hot and wet summer.

Yes, Mai Chau can be perfectly combined with a Pu Luong. It is possible with a day tour from Mai Chau, but you can also choose to stay one or more nights in Pu Luong.

We also have tours that can start from Ninh Binh. You can also travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau and Pu Luong and from there to Ninh Binh, so you can travel straight on without having to go back to Hanoi first.

10 Mai Chau tours highlight

cycling in Mai Chau

1. Cycling

The perfect way to visit the rice fields and villages in the valley is a Mai Chau bike tour. You can also borrow a bicycle yourself (usually free of charge).

Meadow Mai Chau Homestay

2. Homestay

For the perfect insight into the local culture, you can stay in a homestay of local minorities. The White Tay here lives in houses on stilts.

3. Minority villages

Another way to learn more about the local culture of the ethnic inhabitants is to visit local White Thai villages.

Go Lao waterfall Mai Chau

4. Go Lao waterfall

Cool off with a dip in the natural pool of the Go Lao Waterfall, located in the jungle. In addition, enjoy the beautiful nature.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve

5. Pu Luong Nature Reserve

When in Mai Chau, don’t miss a visit to Pu Luong Nature Reserve, perfect place for walks through terraced rice fields.

Mai Chau viewpoint

6. Thung Khe pass

For the best view in Mai Chau you need to take a tour over the Thung Khe Pass.

Hoa Binh lake

7. Hoa Binh lake

Take a boat tour on one of Vietnam’s largest lakes and enjoy a beautiful sunset here.

Rock climbing in Mai Chau

8. Climbing

If you’re feeling adventurous, head higher with rock climbing in Mai Chau.

Mai Chau cave

9. Caves

In the valley of Mai Chau you will find a number of caves that you can visit.

terraced rice fields in Mai Chau

10. Go off the beaten track

Mai Chau doesn’t attract as many tourists as Sapa, but if you don’t want to meet any other traveler, go off the beaten track.