Mai Chau Day Trip


Travel from Hanoi to see rural ethnic life

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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Take a trip northwest of Hanoi for a chance to explore Vietnam’s unspoilt countryside
  • See Mai Chau's famous stilt houses that rises up to 12 feet off the ground
  • Visit Pom Coong and Na Phon villages and have lunch with a local ethnic group
  • Pedal through rice paddy fields and rural settlements
  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers from Hanoi and the knowledge of an English speaking guide
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  • 7 Dec 2018
    really fun activity. the guide was caring and the bus was comfortable as well. worth the money!

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What To Expect

Travel 130 kilometres away from Hanoi and discover the quaint rural district of Mai Chau in Hoa Binh province. The village is well-known among visitors for its stilt houses or pile dwellings, made of bamboo and timber. The houses are elevated up to 12 feet above the ground to avoid water damage, protecting its residents from the harsh elements. The village is surrounded by green rice fields, valleys and hills and this lets you fully indulge in the natural beauty of Vietnamese countryside. Travel along Thung Khe Pass, bike through rice paddy fields and lunch with the White Thai ethnic group. Led by a professional English speaking guide, this tour is a great day trip from Hanoi to discover rural life and expansive nature

mai chau
Bike ride through the paddies and villages of Mai Chau
Thung Khe Pass
Discover expansive valleys and incredible views as you stroll along the steep path
vietnamese ethic food
Tuck in to a delicious Vietnamese lunch with a local ethnic group
mai chau houses
Pedal past local houses, some on stilts up to 12 feet high!
Mai Chau ethnic group
Learn about the lives and traditions of local ethnic groups
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Join in tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Bicycle rental


  • 7:30am hotel pick up from Hanoi
  • Visit Muong ethnic minority group
  • Thung Khe Pass view of Mai Chau Valley
  • 11:00am arrive in Mai Chau
  • Lunch with White Thai ethnic group
  • Ride bikes through rice paddies and small villages
  • Pom Coong village
  • Na Phon village
  • 4:00pm depart for Hanoi
  • 8:30pm hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-9
  • Hotel pick up is only available for hotels located in the Old Quarter. If your hotel is located outside pick up region, the operator will advise on extra charges or meet up location
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Hanoi hotel pick up: 7:30am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (28) 3.8
  • Jeremy 12 Dec 2018
    Tour guide was unaccommodating and a bit rude. Biking was really fun with the cold weather. Food was okay. It was really far though - travel time took much more time than our stay in Mai Chu.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for choosing Klook and taking time to leave us a review! We are very sorry to hear about the inconvenience you experienced. Rest assured, this is not the type of service which Klook offers or permits our local operator to provide. We will surely raise this matter to the product manager and local operator to improve and provide an excellent service to all our customers. Thank you once again for your valuable time spent in leaving us a review.
  • Chiew 7 Dec 2018
    really fun activity. the guide was caring and the bus was comfortable as well. worth the money!
  • Davina 11 Nov 2018
    I was confused as to how many tour guides we had. It seemed like we had 3 tour guides: 1st for the drive there, 2nd for bike ride and 3rd on the drive back. The only tour guide who introduced himself properly and socialized with everyone was Tom, the 2nd tour guide. We were not fully informed of what to expect in the whole tour and no introduction of who 1st tour guide is. The food was decent but not so much to be full. Food was not as good as Ninh Binh's tour. Mai Chau's view was beautiful and the people from the village are very kind. I'd give the village 4/5 experience and the whole tour 2/5 experience.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further improvement. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • Khanh 1 Nov 2018
    The pick-up was dumb and there were no confirmation for booking though I booked 5 days beforehand. Trip was good, vehicle and driving good, tourguide super nice and informative. Mai Chau is nice when bicycling but you will be more focus on driving 'cause the road is bumpy. You may try!
  • Jeang Foong 9 Oct 2018
    Pretty good experience to see the ethnic groups and their way of life. Cycling in the idyllic paddy fields was very calming and fun. Overall great experience. Our guide(Leo) was very nice and explained clearly on historical facts of the place.
  • boon peng 13 Aug 2018
    The trip is good, with good view of paddy field and villages. Bus ride to Mai Chau is considered bearable. I suggest the operator to take more initiative in contacting participants prior to the activity to inform the pick up time. We contacted Klook twice and have the hotel called the operator to confirm the timing and yet we still waited for 40 min. Another let down is the bicycle rental. Those bikes need serious, serious maintenance. 8 out of 10 bikes are faulty! I don't feel safe at all riding those bicycles.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further investigation. Our specialist will get in touch with you shortly. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • Mitchell 6 Aug 2018
    Tour guide was really friendly and knowledgable!! English was very fluent and clear
  • CHARMAINE JADE 15 Jun 2018
    Our day trip to Mai Chau was memorable and well-organized. Our guide Ling was fun, kind, and flexible to our requests (e.g. paying extra to motorbike instead of bike ride and allowing us to try harvesting rice ourselves). The main event of this trip was going to Mai Chau — to be honest, the village visits were very small and more like rest stops. Expect a calming experience in the rice paddies above all else, and you will not be disappointed.
  • Pei Yu 7 Jun 2018
    Love this day trip! Learnt a lot about the different tribes and the bicycle ride is quite scary but fun!
  • WEIHSIN 12 Apr 2018
    The worst trip I had in Vietnam. I wrote an email before the day and confirm the pick up time. But no one reply and approach me. On the trip day, the Tour office told me they informed my hotel reception yesterday that I have to go to another place for collecting before 7:10. (The Tour office found me through my whatsapp this morning at 7:17) BUT NO ONE TOLD ME. Anyway I rushed and the people in the office isn’t that polite. And the one day trip is boring, the lunch is worse then I imagined, the only activity is riding bike. Nothing else. The cost is too high for this kind of one day trip. (You only Sitting there and waiting others ) Please don’t go.
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