Mai Chau

As a welcoming, peaceful and relaxing venue, Mai Chau is hard to beat in Vietnam. Set in a valley at the base of the northern mountains, the village provides an idyllic venue to be at peace with the world. Take a bicycle and tour around the valley meandering between the fields where locals are busy tending their crops. Pass through the local villages with their traditional stilt houses, watch the local women weaving their local designs or travel into the mountains to get a glimpse of life in the Ethnic minority villages of the H'Mong and White Tai people . For the more adventurous, you can go trekking or biking in the surrounding mountains. Or you can just sit and enjoy the surrounding countryside while taking a drink in the local cafe.  Whatever you choose to do, Mai Chau welcomes you.

Getting there: Mai Chau is around 4 hours drive from Hanoi.