Mai Chau- getting there & where to stay.
I'm off to Vietnam in February and have a couple of days with nothing planned so far. I can spend more time in the Mekong and Hanoi or take a 1d1n trip to Mai Chau. Am I allowing enough time to get there, see a bit and get back to Hanoi again?
There's a bit of info on the buses, but no estimates on how long the trip is- can anyone tell me?
Also, what homestays did you go to, where were they (I know a few of the better ones are out of the main area) and how much were they?
#1 Posted: 30/12/2010 - 07:44
17th April, 2007
Most people take the tour to Mai Chau from Hanoi, but you could also take a public bus or hired car - about 3 hrs one way. There are 3 places to stay: the 4 star Mai Chau Lodge, the new Homestay Hotel (link below) and then the individual stilt houses in the minority (White Thai) villages.
#2 Posted: 31/12/2010 - 02:11
The Mai Chau section on this site has recently been updated so have a look there - it gives prices but you're looking at roughly 150,000 for dinner, bed and breakfast. The new Homestay place isn't covered but looks like a good option if you want your own room. It took us more like 4 hours to get there last time, but then, we changed buses in Hoa Binh as we couldn't get on a direct bus.
It's quite a bit of travelling for just one night but it's certainly feasible.
#3 Posted: 31/12/2010 - 10:38
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