A-Z guides for traveling Mai Chau from Hanoi in April

Mai Chau is probably a quite familiar name among backpackers due to its breathtaking scenery with blue sky, mountains, and vast fields. Leaving the noisy city, Mai Chau in April has a cool climate, fresh air promises to bring visitors wonderful, unforgettable experiences. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take your backpack then go!

Why you should visit Mai Chau in April?

Mai Chau each season has its special beauty, so why should you travel Mai Chau in April? April is the time of Ban flower blooming, the green rice fields. In addition, the weather in April is quite cool, about 18 – 25 degrees, not too cold or hot, very ideal for taking mai chau tour from hanoi.

Many festivals of ethnic people are also held in April. During the festival, Mai Chau is busy with the sound of drum, gong, and singing of lovely Thai girls and boys. In the day, they are hard-working at the rice fields; when the night falls, they are graceful in colorful dresses, singing and dancing together.


About 150km northwest of Hanoi, if you travel by motorbike or private car, it is more convenient for you to stop at anywhere along the way. Otherwise, you also take the coach at My Dinh Station or Giap Bat Station; it will drop off at Tong Dau junction and then you continue to take “xe om” (motorbike) to Lac or Pom Coong Village, costing about 90,000 – 110,000 VND/person. Coming to Mai Chau, for convenience, you can hire the bicycle or motorbike to go around the village.

Where to stay

Sleeping overnight at the local stilt house is a must-have experience during your mai chau tour hanoi. The average price ranges from 50,000 to 100,000/person/night; each person has own pillow and blanket. If you want to save money, you can stay at Stilt House No.2 of Ms. Ngoc, the price is very cheap but you have to share the room with many people (more than 20 people). Otherwise, let’s book a hotel’s accommodation in case you would to stay at a private space, beautiful view and enjoy other advanced services.

Places to visit

Traveling to Mai Chau in April, a place that visitors cannot miss out is Lac Village, where reflects clearly the typical cultural identity of White Thai people. Nestled in the green fields, Lac Village is not only fascinated by the majestic mountains, the stilt houses close together but also by the hospitality of local people here. Tourists also have chance to enjoy Mai Chau’s sepcialties, buy lovely souvenirs to bring back and take part in unique festivals of the ethnic groups.

Another destination in Mai Chau also worth visiting is Thung Khe Pass (or White Rock Pass). In Thung Khe, you can experience 4 seasons in one day; cool weather in the morning, hot in the mid-day, slightly cold in the afternoon and at night, it is quite cold.

Mo Luong and Chieu Cave is two beautiful caves in Mai Chau that you also should visit. The outstanding feature of these caves is the thousands-years-old stalactites with a variety of shape and color which can impresses visitors right from the first sight.

Specialties of Mai Chau

Referring to Mai Chau’s specialties, we cannot miss out Com Lam (Lam Rice), a typical dish of Muong people. The aroma of sticky rice, bamboo pipe and banana leaves will make you want to eat forever. Imagine that you are sitting on the stilt house’s floor in the cool weather of April and enjoy delicious upland sticky rice cooked by local people, so amazing, isn’t it?

In April, visiting Thung Khe Pass, you can enjoy boiled corn of Muong people while admire the beautiful view from above. Mai Chau is also famous for grilled foods such as grilled fish or grilled pork. Fishes caught in the streams, are cleaned, marinated with spices and then baked on charcoal. Eating grilled fish or meat with tube wine is so great.

Moc Chau’s weather in April is quite pleasant, cool so you only need to bring thin long-sleeved clothes, personal items, and first aid kit if necessary. Traveling to Mai Chau in April, you will be not only admired the peaceful, poetic landscape of a northern mountainous province in Vietnam but also enjoyed delicious foods, took part in exciting activities and festivals of ethnic people. A rustic, peaceful Mai Chau with the harmony of scenery and lovely people will definitely give you a memorable holiday. Hopefully, with our guides, you will have a safe and enjoyable trip in Mai Chau.

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