Mai Chau has a lof of activities and things to do for those looking to relax and enjoy the fresh air.
Only 140 km from Hanoi, it’s a haven of wellness, relaxation and gentle solitude. A beautiful getaway. And with many activities on offer, Mai Chau is more than just a place to be still. Wind down with a facial in one of Mai Chau’s many spas, go hiking amongst its exquisite mountain scenery, shop for souvenirs or colorful handicrafts in the local markets or dine in style with a free conscience in a leafy green ecolodge.
Situated in secluded Hoa Binh Province, Mai Chau valley is cradled by the rustic mountain scenery of Northwest Vietnam. Mai Chau weather is typical of tropical monsoon Asia, and as the main crop of the area lush rice paddies fringe the leafy highlands. Hiking in the area is very popular, and most homestays or lodges offer guided treks, cycling facilities, boat tours and more. With Mai Chau Ecolodge you can experience bamboo rafting and boating, go mountain biking and hiking, and walk along some of Vietnam’s most spectacular nature trails. Visitors can also wander around by themselves or with their own rented bicycle, and hikes through local villages to Thung Khe Pass or Chieu Cave are a great way to see the area.
The incredible lagoon-style pool at Mai Chau Ecolodge offers stunning views across the valley and refined 4-star service. Relax in the warm water or sip a cocktail as you watch the horizon. The Ecolodge also offers a beautiful spa. We recommend their Traditional Vietnamese Herbal Steam Bath as the perfect way to clear your head and totally relax your muscles.
Not just a refuge from the stresses of life, Mai Chau is famous for its range of culturally fascinating guided tours and packages. It was named among the top 10 incredible places for cultural tours by US Business Insider, and with boat trips, guided walks, cycling, market adventures and cooking classes available it’s an excellent place to immerse yourself in rural Vietnamese life. Mai Chau is a very popular honeymoon destination, and a variety of all-inclusive holidays are on offer.
For the lover of all things natural, Mai Chau could rival Mauritius as a top honeymoon getaway destination. It is also a favourite for ecotourism, featuring a number of lodges and homestays that pride themselves for their environmentally friendly accommodations and facilities.
The highlight of any Mai Chau experience is the vast range of ethnic and traditional Vietnamese foods that you will find here. Dining is a true experience in Mai Chau, whether you squat on a market stool or sip a dry Chardonnay in luxury, and the excellent White Thai cuisine at Mai Chau Ecolodge is some of the best the region has to offer.
Filled with ethnic groups, Mai Chau is home to many fascinating festivals throughout the year. We recommend five here: Xen Muong Festival: A White Thai festival held on the 10th day of the 1st month in the Lunar Calendar. This festival welcomes a bright future for Mai Chau, and pays respect to the people’s ancestors. Xen Xo Phon Festival: A ...
Mai Chau Ecolodge is a great place to treat both your body and your eyes. Nestled in the majestic highlands and combining luxury with sustainable ecotourism, the Ecolodge is a true refuge offering the best in spa experiences. At Mai Chau Ecolodge all masseuses are locals specially trained as part of the lodge team in Hanoi. They use a mixture ...