Mai Chau Hoa Binh is a mountainous district of Hoa Binh Province offering off the beaten path jungle trek, hiking, trekking homestay, road cycling holidays, mountain bike tour, boat trips, motorbike, motorcycle tours from Hanoi. Mai Chau district is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi.

Mai Chau district covers an area of 565 km2. It contains 1 township and 22 communes including Mai Chau, Ba Khan, Bao La, Chieng Chau, Cun Pheo, Dong Bang, Hang Kia, Mai Ha, Mai Hich, Na Meo, Na Phon, Noong Luong, Pa Co, Pieng Ve, Phuc San, Pu Bin, Tan Dan, Tan Mai, Tan Son, Thung Khe, Tong Dau, Van Mai, and Xam Khoe.

Getting to Mai Chau

The best way to get to Mai Chau from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and brought to Mai Chau. There are also public buses from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Booking a guided tour is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide will be helpful in a such off the beaten path place in Hoa Binh province Vietnam.

When to go

Mai Chau is warm year round with an average temperature of 26.7C. Rainfall is heavy during the summer months from May until September. 1721mm of rain is spread over one hundred sixty days of the year. The sunshine during the day varies during the spring, summer and fall months. The humidity is the lightest during autumn, winter and spring.

The best time to travel to Mai Chau district should be the winter time, lasting from October to February. As the Vietnam weather is very cold in Mai Chau, this period of time is suitable for exploring hot springs and relaxing yourself with the warmly mineral water in Mai Chau. Also, the winter coincides with the dry season in Mai Chau Hoa Binh, so that travelers have more chance to go around and contemplate natural beauty of Hoa Binh’s non-touristy region.

Things to see

Mai Chau is both a natural and cultural destination in the northwest Vietnam. Just about 3 hour’s drive from Hanoi, Mai Chau’s verdant countryside and mountains offer limitless possibilities for nature explorations as well as visits to many fascinating ethnic hill-tribe villages. In fact, there are so many places to see in and surrounding the region that you’ll have to plan well to fit them all in.

What to do


Hiking is the best way to discover Mai Chau Vietnam. Explore Mai Chau tropical forest, luxuriant mountains and Thai, Muong hill tribes on a trekking homestay package. Whether it is a single day walk or multi day hikes we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest, remote hill tribe villages or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.

We can combine most treks with other activities such as road cycling, mountain bike tours, charity projects, educational, student travel, community, volunteer works. If you need any further information or you can’t see what you are looking for please contact us we will be happy to help.


Cycling in Mai Chau Vietnam to discover another Hoa Binh’s hidden place. Mai Chau district has sealed, paved roads, and mountain trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling and mountain bike tours around Mai Chau and the Hoa Binh region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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There are several accommodation options in Mai Chau. Most of hotels and homestays are concentrated near the Mai Chau district’s center, in Lac village, Pom Coong, Na Phon, Van…You can also have more choices in less-visited villages of Mai Chau including Mai Hich or Ban Buoc village. Whether you look for a budget hostel, mid-range hotel or luxury, comfortable resort, Mai Chau has the option for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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