Only 135 km far from Hanoi, Mai Chau is one of the closest places where you can visit a Montagnard village. It is a beautiful area surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses. Most people here are the White Thai, very friendly and helpful. And staying with the local in thatched-roof stilted house on split bamboo floors and eating local food is a great experience.What to do?
Highlights of Mai Chau journeys are staying overnight in Thai stilt house, walking across the beautiful valley through rice fields and light or hard trekking to nearby villages.
When to go?
It is possible to come to Mai Chau all year round, but the best period is from September to April of next year when it doesn’t rain much and this weather is perfect for trekking.
Homestay condition is basic. Mattresses and mosquito nets are provided. Before tour, bring along with you good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen. In the evening, communicate with villagers and they can help to organize traditional dance performance at a reasonable price.