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Mai Chau Ecolodge

Mai Chau, Vietnam

Tucked away in a unique setting, Mai Chau Ecolodge sits in the heart of the Mai Chau valley. With spectacular views, be taken off the beaten track at this charming lodge and get to know Vietnamese tribal culture and the natural wonders of the area.

At a Glance

  • Outstanding natural setting within the Mai Chau Valley, only a short walk from local villages

  • Just three hours from the bustle of Hanoi, Mai Chau feels like a different country, with lush rice paddies and misty mountains

  • The lodge has an authentic décor in keeping with the picturesque setting and the area's tribal heritage

  • Plenty of activities on offer including cooking lessons, hiking trails and bike rides 

  • Perfect for those looking for a peaceful few days in the countryside to experience rural Vietnam

Eco/ethical tourism, Off the beaten track, Culture

Insider's View

Make sure you're by the pool area for the local dancers just after 8:30 - really good fun!

Jack Mace

Insider's View

The lodge's location right in the heart of the valley make it perfect for scenic bike rides 

Lucy Bailey

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Mai Chau Ecolodge or take a look at our itineraries to The Far North


Occupying a lush green hill outside the Na Phon Village in the Mai Chau Valley, Mai Chau Ecolodge lies just three hours southwest of Hanoi. This simple but eco-conscious lodge is a short walk from the villages of Lac and Pom Coong, the soul of Mai Chau. The lodge's location allows you to make the most of the beautiful countryside while staying close Mai Chau and its bustling morning market.

Purposely placed away from the main roads, Mai Chau Ecolodge was built using entirely natural materials. Its thatched roofs, bamboo interiors and wooden furniture embrace the region's tribal heritage. The lodge encapsulates the idea of getting back to nature.

The service at the lodge is relaxed and friendly, and the dining options bring together a fusion of Vietnamese and Thai tribal food common in this region, incorporating fresh ingredients and local produce. If you have a particular passion for food, opt for a cooking lesson for an authentic cultural experience.

There are plenty of other activities to suit everyone, from hiking and cycling experiences, spending time with local tribes, or simply revitalizing yourself with a massage. The lodge's lagoon shaped swimming pool opposite the restaurant also offers a wonderful place to cool off after a day's exploring.


There are 5 different room types to choose from each with a charming décor which embodies the lodge's mission, being built entirely from natural materials. Each room includes a working desk, air-conditioning, deluxe bathroom amenities and room service as well as other services to make your stay as relaxing as possible.


The Superior room featuring bamboo interiors and red tiled flooring overlooks the beautiful gardens. Interconnecting rooms are available.

Junior Deluxe

The Junior Deluxe enjoys mountain views. Interconnecting rooms are available. 45msq.


A private outdoor garden and shower terrace are just some of the features of the Deluxe room overlooking the paddy fields. Interconnecting rooms are available. These rooms have the best views. 45msq.


The bungalow suites enjoy views of the Mai Chau Valley. Featuring wooden interiors, a large bathtube and open air shower, feel at one with nature. These rooms also have private pools! Interconnecting rooms are available. 45msq.

President Suite

Perfect for couples, the President Room has its own bar offering a selection of fine wines. Enjoy a drink on your terrace with panoramic views of Mai Chau. Duplex Suite. 80msq.


Mai Chau Ecolodge has a large restaurant overlooking the main pool area for you to relax around. There is also a small spa which offers a selection of massages and other treatments.


There are many activities that can be arranged during your stay at Mai Chau Ecolodge. Cycling and walking tours are a popular way to explore the local area as well as spending an active day with local farmers. Go on excursions to the nearby villages and experience the morning markets returning back to the lodge to relax at the spa.

Location & Directions

Mai Chau, Vietnam

Mai Chau lodge is located 3 hours from the center of Hanoi in the Hoa Binh Province of Vietnam.

When to go

The best time to visit Mai Chau and the Hoa Binh province is from February to April and September to November, avoiding the heat and the rain. The official peak season in Vietnam is from September to April as these months see the least rain. December to February are the cooler months. May to September is the rainy season with the most rain failing in July and August and typhoons are possible.

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