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Mai Chau Tour: Explore the beauty of Mai Chau and Pu Luong

Mai Chau Tour is a great combination of Mai Chau valley and Pu Luong for your experience in the Northern mountain region of Vietnam in 3 days. Taking this tour you will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes of mountains and paddy fields as well as learn about the way of tribal lives here.

Trip price varies according to season period and number of people. Please get in touch with us for a quotation based on your travel preferences and dates.

Day 1
Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)

Mai Chau Tour will start from Hanoi Capital. We will pick you up at your hotel at your hotel and transfer to Mai Chau valley (approx. 3-hour drive). Stop on the way to visit a market of Muong people and admire a wonderful panorama of Mai Chau valley from Thung Khe Pass. On arrival, check in and have lunch in Lac village which is home to White Thai. Take a walking/cycling tour to explore villages scattered around hills in the afternoon.

Day 2
Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trek (B, L, D)

Today, we will take a day trip to explore Pu Luong. Approach this stunning nature reserve after about 1.5 hours. Here a hiking tour with your guide will give you an opportunity to discover not only nature but also tribe communities. Afterwards, we drive back to your hotel in Mai Chau.

Day 3
Mai Chau – Hanoi (B)

Morning, we will leave for Sam Khoe village (approx. 35-minute drive). On arrival, your guide will take you on a hiking tour to admire the beauty of rice fields and mountains and learn about the way of local life. Have lunch before returning to Hanoi.

Services on Mai Chau Tour


English speaking guide
Air-conditioned transport
Relevant permits and entrance fees
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


Personal expenses
Tip and other service not mentioned

Destination information

→ Mai Chau is a beautiful valley, approximately 135 km from Hanoi capital. Most villages in Mai Chau valley are inhabited by Thai ethnic people. Coming here, you will encounter many of them still living on houses on stilts.

→ Pu Luong, around 170 km from Hanoi, is a nature reserve established in 1999. It is home to ethnic Muong and Thai people. Pu Luong is well-known for fabulous landscape with limestone mountains and terraced fields

Suggestions for Mai Chau Tour and further exploration

The best time for visiting Mai Chau and Pu Luong is the period of rice harvest. The season of harvest is from September to October in Mai Chau, and from September to November in Pu Luong. The Weather during this time is also the most peasant in a year.

Beside Mai Chau Valley and Pu Luong Nature reserve, Sapa is also an ideal destination to discover the beauty of mountain landscape and life of ethnic minorities. For further reference, please watch Sapa Mountain Town.

If you are looking for not only a short trip but also a multi-day tour that allows you to explore beautiful landscape and the diversity of culture throughout Vietnam. Below are the links of standard tours for your reference:

A 10-day fantastic Vacation
→ A 15-day Vietnam Holiday with best places
An 19-day Vietnam Trip with an authentic experience