The Ultimate Mai Chau Travel Guide For Tourists 2019: Stay, See, Do, Eat


Mai Chau is a beautiful small valley in the middle of the majestic Northwest mountains. Not as famous as the nearby Moc Chau plateau, Mai Chau contains a poetic beauty that amazes every visitor and makes them want to come back again and again.

There have been many pages written about Mai Chau tours but there is no really complete and detailed article yet. In this article JTA Tours will give you the most detailed and useful information for an exciting and perfect travel to Mai Chau (Updated 2019).

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Where is Mai Chau?

Located in the west of Hanoi, Mai Chau is the last district of Hoa Binh, adjacent to Moc Chau - Son La and Pu Luong - Thanh Hoa.

About 150km from Hanoi and equivalent to 3 hours traveling by car or 4 hours by motorbike, Mai Chau is suitable for short or weekend trips.

The road to Mai Chau is not too difficult, very suitable for new backpackers or those who want to try the feeling of driving for the first time through the passes.

Every weekend or holiday, a peaceful Mai Chau will wake up and turn into a bustling and exciting valley to welcome thousands of guests from near and far.

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The best seasons for a perfect Mai Chau travel

Mai Chau is a valley surrounded by mountains, so the weather here is generally dry all year round. So you can travel to Mai Chau in any season.

Spring is probably the best season for Mai Chau tours. If you travel to Mai Chau in February or March, you will be amazed with thousands of cherry blossoms, white plum blossoms, and apricot blossoms in full flower.

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Mai Chau in summer is covered with a green color of the mountains and the paddy fields.

But perhaps…

September and October is the most beautiful season of the year for a tour in Mai Chau.

This is the season of ripe rice in Mai Chau. The whole valley wears a beautiful golden color of ripe rice.

The weather is cool and not raining. This is the best time for Mai Chau travel experience.

Mai Chau in evening is usually colder than the plain, so you should prepare a warm coat if you want to travel to Mai Chau in the late winter or early spring.

Mai Chau weather forecast for the next 10 days: Before your Mai Chau travel, please check the weather forecast to help you plan for a perfect trip.

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How to travel to Mai Chau?

There are many ways to travel to Mai Chau: you can ride a motorbike with your friends to experience the feeling of freedom, or ride in a car or catch a bus from Yen Nghia and My Dinh stations or the simplest way is to take Mai Chau package tours of JTA Tours.

Where to stay?

Lac and Pom Coong villages are the 2 famous tourist destinations in Mai Chau, so the accommodation services here are very developed. Besides hotel, stilt houses and homestays in Mai Chau are also a good choice if you want to experience the lives of the ethnic minorities here. If you cannot decide where to stay in Mai Chau, please contact JTA Tours for advice and fastest and cheapest hotel reservations.

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What to eat in Mai Chau?

Mai Chau cuisine is very diverse and unique with some famous dishes such as Com Lam, Soured Marinated Meat, Bitter Bamboo, Muong Pork, Pupae, Sticky Rice, Hill Chicken, Mai Ha wine, grilled stream fish ....

What to do and where to go?

Visitors traveling to Mai Chau will surely be amazed with its gentle and unexpected beauty lying somewhere behind the unknown mountains and forests.

Thung Khe Pass: At the top of Thung Khe pass, you can see Mai Chau valley from above. Especially you can experience all 4 seasons from spring to winter by just spending one day in here. With the winding roads and the beautiful natural landscapes, Thung Khe Pass not only attracts adventurers who love to explore but also draws hundreds of nature lovers on visiting every year.

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Thung Khe Pass – Hoa Binh Province

Lac Village and Pom Coong Village: With many attractive community tourism services such as: stilt houses, homestays, tours to explore the cultures and lives of the ethnic minorities, festivals full of cultural identity, or Mai Chau special cuisine that eaten once and remembered forever ...  

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What's more amazing than sleeping on stilt houses and homestays in Mai Chau and enjoying the flavor of mountains and forests?

These are the 2 places that tourists cannot ignore when traveling to Mai Chau.

You can look for more Mai Chau travel experiences in: The most beautiful tourist destinations in Mai Chau

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