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.
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
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.
When to visit
Make sure you're by the pool area for the local dancers just after 8:30 - really good fun!
Mai Chau lodge is located 3 hours from the centre of Hanoi in the Hoa Binh Province of Vietnam.
Mai Chau Cycling Adventure
Jump on your bikes for a leisurely two hour cycle through the beautiful valley of Mai Chau. Pass through towns and villages, and wind your way through lush forest and rice paddies, admiring the scenery and perhaps getting to know some of the locals.
Pu Luong Trekking from Mai Chau
From Mai Chau, head deeper into rural Vietnam and onto to Pu Luong. Known for its remote hill tribes, luminous paddy fields and traditional villages you'll trek 6km (3.7miles) through glorious scenery, stopping at villages along the way.
Visit Xa Linh Village
Take a scenic drive into the hills above Mai Chau, where you can visit Xa Linh village, inhabited by the H’mong hill tribe. The H'mong are one of Vietnam's minority ethnic groups, and they have maintained their own language and culture.