VIETNAM – Mai Chau
Recharge your batteries in the luxuriant Mai Chau valley and immerse yourself in the locals’ daily life!
Located at the heart of Thai territory, Mai Chau is at the meeting point between the Red River Delta and the northern mountains and thus enjoys a karstic landscape through which several rivers run.
You will feel as if in a totally new country as you travel across landscapes of tiered rice fields to find your accommodation with the locals. Indeed, the best way to spend a night in Mai Chau is to stay with the locals in a traditional stilt house. It’s the ideal opportunity to share the life of a White Thai family, the local ethnic minority, and better understand their way of life. During dinner, you will be able to watch demonstrations of traditional dances in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Visiting Mai Chau is also the opportunity to discover a magnificent valley landscape, where the diversity of the ethnic minorities is enriched by their beautiful traditional crafts of colorful fabrics and wicker artifacts. The region also offers numerous trekking options and a multitude of activities, such as mountain biking, motorbike rides, etc.
The best time to go (weather and climate): From Sept to mid-Dec and Feb to mid-May