1. Overview

Mai Chau is a district located in the west of Hoa Binh province, 130 km by road from Hanoi capital. This place has a peaceful beauty with many typical images of the Northern Mountains, such as stilt houses, villages, valleys, and beautiful winding mountain passes. No matter what season you come here for, you can also admire the seasonal beauty. Because it is a mountainous region, Mai Chau has a pleasant and cool climate all year round. In addition, Mai Chau has many unique caves and natural streams. Mai Chau tourism is gradually becoming more attractive, as there are many tours designed for tourists.

If you don’t have much time, you can join the Mai Chau 1 Day Tour from Hanoi. With this tour, you will visit the most beautiful places of Mai Chau, visit the villages of the Muong and Thai ethnic people, where you can see with your own eyes the typical stilt houses, or experience cycling around many villages, young green rice paddies or ripe rice paddies, and admire the surrounding mountains and hills.

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2. Some informations about Mai Chau 1-Day Tour

  • Itinerary: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hanoi
  • Time: 1 day
  • Departure and Ending: Hanoi
  • Vehicle: Car

2.1. Outstanding features of Mai Chau 1-Day tour

Explore the beautiful Mai Chau valley and the lifestyle of the villagers. 

Enjoy delicious specialties prepared by local people. 

Check in at many famous locations along the way. 

Experience traveling on winding, dangerous, but extremely beautiful mountain passes. 

Buy and own souvenirs bearing the beauty of the ethnic people.

2.2. Suggested 1 Day Mai Chau tour

7:30 A.M: Car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the old town area or the opera house to depart for Mai Chau. 

9:00 A.M: The bus stops at Luong Son-Hoa Binh for tourists to rest. 

11:00 A.M: The car stops at the local market of the Muong ethnic group. Here, you can admire Thung Khe Pass. 

12:00 P.M: Arrive in Mai Chau town, relax, and enjoy lunch.

13:30 P.M: Tourists and tour guides will ride bicycles to visit traditional Thai ethnic villages and rice fields to learn about the daily life and culture of the people. And check in at prominent destinations on the journey.

17:00 P.M: Tourists return to the car and return to Hanoi.

20:00 P.M: When the car arrives in Hanoi, the tour guide, on behalf of the company, sends greetings and wishes of good health to everyone in the group. We hope to see you again on the following tour.

3. Discover The Top 8 Best Place In The Mai Chau 1 Day Tour

3.1. Thung Khe Pass 

Before coming to Mai Chau, you will pass through the impressive Thung Khe Pass located on Highway 6. This place is also known as White Stone Pass. Besides, many tourists also prefer the name Nordic Hill. The reason for the name White Stone Pass is because of its geological structure; the pass is covered in white all year round. This is a favorite place because visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the majestic natural landscape from above. 

With such scenery, this pass is a great check-in spot not to be missed. In addition, there are local restaurants on the pass that serve food when tourists stop to admire the scenery.

3.2. Mai Chau flagpole

This is a check-in point known as no dead corner, located in Tong Dau, Mai Chau district. Standing at the Mai Chau flagpole, you can see the entire Mai Chau valley from above. And enjoy the fresh, clean air with images of majestic mountains, forests, and vast fields.

3.3. Lac village

Beautiful Lac Village is a place that tourists should not miss when arriving in Mai Chau. The village is in Chieng Chau commune. This is a place that stands out with the cultural features of the villagers. The village is over 700 years old. Currently, this is where the Thai ethnic people live with five main lineages, including Lo, Vi, Lo, Ha, and Mac. Lac village still retains its rustic and simple traditional appearance. Here, you can immerse yourself in the vast space of rolling fields and mountains. In addition, you can admire the beauty of stilt houses made from precious wood with traditional Thai design, which have nine steps leading up to the house. In particular, you cannot miss the brocade weaving of the local people here.

3.4. Pom Coong village

Pom Coong village is in Mai Chau town, Mai Chau district. This is an extremely unique and meaningful name. According to the language of the Thai people, Pom means hill, and Coong means drum. Thus, Pom Coong combined means that the hills are located on a drum.

With a rather complex topographical structure, the village has a mix of hills and plains, creating picturesque natural scenery. Pom Coong village currently has nearly 70 households and a total population of more than 300 people, with seven clans living peacefully together. 

Pom Coong is beautiful in all four seasons. Coming here, you will not only enjoy the beautiful natural scenery but also immerse yourself in the unique traditional culture of the ethnic people here, such as Bamboo dances and Xoe dances, the Gongs festival, drinking Can wine, sleeping in stilt houses… chatting happily with the friendly locals.

3.5. Na Phon village

Na Phon is a fairly small village, with an area of only 5km and a population of about 1,000 people. The village is located at a high altitude with a pleasant and temperate climate. Visitors can come here at any time of the year, but the most beautiful time is around May and June. That is when there are long stretches of ripe rice fields, fields as far as the eye can see, and beautiful stilts houses. The people here are friendly, and the food is wonderful.

3.6. Chieu Cave

Chieu Cave has a wild and mysterious beauty. The road to Chieu Cave goes through 1200 stone steps. Visitors can climb the mountain while admiring the natural scenery. Hang Chieu has a 2-story structure. This place is not like many other caves; it has an airy and pleasant space. 

Inside the cave are stalactites with many vivid shapes. Along with clear, gurgling streams, they create a very attractive natural picture. When the sun shines, Hang Chieu is a dreamy, extremely magnificent cave worth a visit.

3.7. Go Mu Waterfall

Go Lao Waterfall, or Go Mu Waterfall, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mai Chau, Phuc San commune, about 15 km from Mai Chau. From the Tong Dau intersection towards Moc Chau, you will easily find the way down to the waterfall. Visitors can park their cars at some local people’s houses in front of the waterfall and climb down. The waterfall is about 20 meters high, the water pours down as white water, and under the lake are large rocks.

3.8. Pa Co Market

If you go on a tour on Sunday, you can visit Pa Co Market, which is also a unique destination you should try. Pa Co Market opens every Sunday. Each Mai Chau market opens from 5 A.M. to 9 A.M. The market sells local products, brocade of the H’Mong, Thai, Muong, etc.

4. Specialties food

When you come to Mai Chau, you cannot forget to enjoy the specialties of the villagers. Enjoy Thai and Hmong specialties such as Mai Chau bamboo tube-cooked rice, Mai Chau wine, lon cap nach, bitter bamboo shoots, grilled stream fish, etc. Pa Co Market also has many delicious dishes, such as bun cha and bun long. In addition, on the way back to Hanoi, you can stop by to buy Cao Phong oranges at the garden as gifts for relatives and friends.

5. Things to keep in mind when experiencing the Mai Chau 1 day tour

You should wear comfortable clothes and suitable walking shoes, and bring a hat or apply sunscreen before going. 

It is essential to bring your passport with you on this trip. 

You should prepare some cash to buy some Mai Chau souvenirs when visiting or cycling to see the sights. 

You should prepare a fully charged camera and battery. Mai Chau Valley, with its wonderful scenery, will make you want to take lots of photos.

You can find more hotels in Mai Chau and choose to stay longer after the tour to explore more famous destinations in Mai Chau. One suggestion is that visitors can have a classy vacation at Mai Chau Ecolodge.

You can experience some of our other attractive tours, such as:

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong Natural Reserve

Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Mai Chau

Hanoi City by Jeep

Bach Ma Day Trip

Bana Hills & Golden Bridge

My Son & Hoi An Ancient Town Full Day

6. Conclusion

Above are Discover The Top 8 Best Place In The Mai Chau 1 Day Tour that Metta Voyage shares with you. We hope you will have the most enjoyable trip when you come here. And don’t forget to visit our blog to discover many other fascinating experiences.

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