Discover your adventurous side in Mai Chau
Mai Chau Valley is set in the stunningly beautiful, mountainous region of Hoa Binh Province, 135km south west of Hanoi. Many of Vietnam's 54 indigenous ethnic minority groups live in the region, making the local Sunday markets colourful place's to be! Throughout the week the region provides an excellent base for light trekking or cycling, thanks to the picturesque valleys and rice paddy terraces, the friendly locals and the many small villages that make ideal destinations to break from your days activities.
Mai Chau is growing in popularity due it's convenient location, just three hours by car from central Hanoi, offering the perfect solution for visitors keen to escape the busy city streets of Hanoi and elsewhere in Vietnam. Pu Luong Nature Reserve stretches from Mai Chau Valley to Cuc Phuong National Park to the south east, and is rich in both cultural interests and wildlife.
The picturesque Mai Chau Lodge provides luxurious accommodation, complete with swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and a bar. Alternatively homestay accommodation can be arranged in a minority-tribe village for the more adventurous.
We say: 'A great alternative to the hills of Sapa; Mai Chau and the surrounding valleys are so easily accessible. The Mai Chau Lodge is very special indeed, offering the perfect base to explore the region.'
A poor mans Sapa?!Not likely. A few days in the Mai Chau Valley is a unique experience in its own right, and in our eyes has many superior features to the hills of Sapa. Speak to your consultant about which of the two will best suit you.