Mai Chau is suitable for a budget short trip, whether it is solo, family or group travel. Paradise Travel experts recommend that 1 to 3 days are enough for your Mai Chau excursion.

 

1 day in Mai Chau – Biking and relax

 

For 1-day relaxation, we suggest you visit one or two lovely villages in this place. Biking through peaceful villages is the main activity you can enjoy in 1-day Mai Chau trip. We recommend you choose one of these two villages for your tour:

 

Lac Village

 

Lac Village

 

Mai Chau is the home to three ethnic groups: White Thai, H’Mong and Muong. Lac Village and Pom Koong Village are two most popular tourist destinations in Mai Chau. These villages are the home to White Thai ethnic people. The interesting feature of this town is stilt houses which are lifted 3 meters from the ground to keep the family safe from wild animals.

 

Pom Coong Village

 

Pom Coong Village

 

Pom Coong Village is only 1 kilometers from Lac Village. In White Thai’s ethnic language, Pom means ‘hills’, Coong means ‘a drum’ and Pom Coong means ‘Village of hills which are located in a drum’. ‘Drum’ here means emerald terraced rice fields. Don’t forget to take photographs of that stunning scenery and visit a brocade store.

 

2 days in Mai Chau – Immerse yourself in colorful ethnic life

 

A 2-day trip is appropriate for tourists to discover more cultural aspects in Mai Chau’s ethnic minorities. Spend time for biking and participating in traditional dance at a stilted house. Main attractions you can visit in 2 days are:

 

Thung Khe Pass

 

Thung Khe Pass

 

Thung Khe Pass is considered as one of the most dangerous passes in Northwest Vietnam. From the top of the pass, looking down at the picturesque Mai Chau Valley, you will see Mai Chau is more breathtaking with stilted houses, green rice fields, and magnificent mountains.

 

Van Village, Nhot Village, Khan Village, Xo Village, and Xa Linh Village

 

Colorful Brocade in Mai Chau

 

The 2-day trip is the chance for you to visit more villages in Mai Chau. Weaving is the traditional handicraft that you can find in every village. With their skills and delicacy in dying, sewing, decorating and embroidering, their hand-woven products have sophisticated patterns and dazzling color that reflect their diversity in culture and spiritual life.

 

Pa Co Market

 

Pa Co Market

 

Pa Co Market is the living scenery of ethnic group H’Mong. It is usually organized on Sunday when hundreds of vendors gathering to exchange brocade, food and household necessities. You will find ethnic girls elegantly dressed in their traditional costumes at this market.

 

3 days in Mai Chau – Trekking and Excursions

 

If you want to add more adventures to your trip, 3 days will be sufficient to go trekking and hiking on some beautiful caves and waterfalls. For a 3-day tour, let’s discover these attractions:

 

Chieu Cave

 

Staircase to Chieu Cave

 

Chieu Cave is an attractive destination of Mai Chau. You will have a chance to challenge yourself to conquer 1200-step staircase to reach the cave. Every afternoon, when the sun shines on, you will see thousands of stalactites in the cave sparkling like diamonds. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of Mai Chau town from Chieu Cave.

 

Mo Luong Cave

 

Mo Luong Cave

 

Mo Luong is a natural cave in limestone karsts, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, rivers and rice fields.

 

Go Lao Waterfall

 

Go Lao Waterfall

 

Go Lao is a small waterfall belonging to Phuc San Commune. Photographers cannot miss this stunning spot.