Flag of Vietnam

Vietnam forum

Mai Chau- getting there & where to stay.

  • MiaBritton

    Joined Travelfish
    25th November, 2009
    Location New Zealand
    Posts: 17

    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?

    Thanks :)

    #1 Posted: 30/12/2010 - 07:44

  • Advertisement

  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
    17th April, 2007
    Posts: 1065
    Total reviews: 2

    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

  • travellings-

    TF writer
    Joined Travelfish
    23rd March, 2010
    Location Vietnam
    Posts: 679
    Total reviews: 11
    Places visited:
    At least 87

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    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

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Hotel Deals of the Day
best price guarantee