Mai Chau Valley Retreat | Mai Chau Homestay & Eco-Travel Experience
Mai Chau Valley Retreat is a hidden charm village of the White Thai Ethnic Minority in Mai Chau District, Located 15 km away from tourist zone Lac Village. The people in this village to this date still keep their traditional way of life, farming rice, raising their animals and especially weaving scarves and many different textiles.
Mai Chau Valley Retreat consists of 6 bungalows surrounded with a porch where antique tables and chairs are set for you to enjoy coffee, tea or beer in the peaceful natural atmosphere. Each bungalow is furnished with air-conditioner, fan, hairdryer and bathroom inside and specially designed for your comfort with a large open window, comfortable Queen bed and linen.
We also have 2 other traditional houses on stilts transformed into large dorms which is separated by Vietnamese traditional removable wall for your privacy like a box and each box is with desk and light for you reading.
MaiChau Valley Retreatis a heaven for hiding away from the crowded city life and discovering natural landscape of the North West and experiencing local activities like trekking, boating, fishing, harvesting…etc
Different Taste of Vietnam Travel with Mai Chau Valley Retreat
Explore Time-honored Traditions & Activities
Join with the locals in traditional activities filled with cultural essences. Learn more about long-established customs retained by generations of Vietnamese people. Feel the devotion of local people through their preservation of priceless cultures.
Cycle around Rustic Villages & Local Workshops
Pedal along immense rice fields and inside village of ethnic peoples. Observe the lifestyle of locals, interact with them, and feel their love and hospitability. Contribute to the sustainable tourism and responsible travel.
Hand-on Experiences in Farming & Agriculture
Spend time becoming a true farmer working in the fields to see how rice is produced. Make friend with friendly water buffalos – the close companions of farmers. Do the gardening and harvest fresh ingredients for your meals.
Enjoy the Best of Ethnic Performances
Feast your eyes with interesting dances & music deeply imbued by the identities of ethnic minorities. Immerse yourself into the traditional performances for a memorable night.
Attend a Cook Class & Taste Excellent Local Cuisine
Participate in wonderful cooking class with professional chefs. Savor delicious specialties made from local ingredients and spices with secret recipes.
Embark on Adventure by Interesting Rafting
Paddle downstream the water flow to behold scenic beauties along the river banks. Feel the peace of the nature and countryside in Vietnam from a special view on water.
Top-Picked Rooms & Services
Vietnam Ecotourism & Community Homestay
Community Support & Sustainable Tourism Development in Mai Chau
It Takes All of Us
We work alongside communities in Mai Chau to ensure tourism meets local needs and protects their natural and cultural heritage
We provide guidance to governments and destination managers to help them implement sustainable tourism policies and solutions
We engage local ethnic businesses in sustainable practices that contribute to the well-being of the communities & resources they depend on
We are building a movement of travelers that advocate for sustainable tourism in Mai Chau by equipping them with information to make responsible choices
Introduction of Hoa Binh Province
Enjoy absolute peace away from bustling cities and then open your soul to the real nature in Hoa Binh with breath-taking landscapes such as lush valleys, imposing mountains, tea plantation, blossom, caves, streams, etc. Explore deeply the real life of Vietnam ethnic groups through a series of experiences like a local. Take a picture and record your sweet moments in Hoa Binh.
Best Things to Do and See in Hoa Binh
Exploring White Stone Valley
White Stone Valley (Thung Khe Pass) with white high peaks seems to connect with the sky, which makes anyone feel like standing in the middle of the chilly winter of some remote European countries. From a high position of the valley, you can totally admire a stunning view of the whole village blending with some imposing mountains and drifting banks of clouds as well. Besides the grandiose beauty of the pass, you can pay a visit to a local market on the pass to experience more customs and specialties in Mai Chau.
Trekking around Pu Bin
Soak in nature, it’s a must-do-thing to trek from this village to other villages. As a result, you will have a great chance to experience villages’ activities such as herbal foot bath, cooking demonstration, mua sap – a kind of dancing performance, etc. In addition to locals’ interesting activities, you can discover Love Valley covered with pine forest where stories of love began. It is adjacent to the lake, which makes the beauty of the valley become more poetic and seductive for travelers and lovers.
Visiting Thai Traditional Stilt Houses
It is a great opportunity to understand their cultures, living condition, traditional house’s unique architecture, and learn how they work in their terraced fields. Sometimes you can accidentally see local people feed the animal with sugar cane leaf for buffalo or banana leaf for chicken. We encourage you to share a hand on this to get more experiences. Especially you are served a welcome meal full of delicious authentic food here.
Best Specialties to Taste in Hoa Binh
Com Lam - Sticky Rice in Bamboo Tubes
It is cooked from hilly glutinous rice, having a unique aroma of coconut and coconut milk, a smell of sugar cane mixed with forest leaves. You can enjoy Com Lam with chicken, broth, pickled bamboo shoot,… but doting with sesame salt, which gives you the most delicious taste.
Grilled Da River Fish
Locals attach the fish to bamboo grids for being grilled on burning coal. The grilled fish is placed on a piece of green banana leaves blending with salt. The combination of fresh bamboo, banana leaves, and salt makes the dish really attractive.
It is for sure that you will be impressed by its taste and the way people enjoy it. The taste of Ruou Can is different from that of other wine even including rice alcohol which can be quite bitter and stronger. The drink makes you easily get drunk sweetly but keep you conscious. Especially, people enjoy ruou can directly from a jar by using tubes made of small bamboos with a length of 1.2 -1.5m. As a traditional rite, enjoying ruou can helps people join each other.
Introduction of Mai Chau
If you want to stay away from the noise and bustling in the crowded and polluted city as well as desire to return to peaceful quiet life, Mai Chau( Vietnam) is a cannot-be-greater destination. Attractions in Mai Chau is so enormous that many people feel stunned for its strange charm that the nature has blessed.