More than the wondrous destinations, Vietnam has plenty of hidden treasures that frequently forgot by visitors. If you want to have more exotic, more authentic experience, this 3-day Mai Chau tours from Hanoi is a perfect choice. Covering two amazing sights of Mai Chau Valley and Pu Luong, prepare to be impressed with these alluring destinations. If you still wonder where to visit in Mai Chau tours from Hanoi, here you go! The following are some best highlights of the tour.
Mai Chau is a beautiful valley in the midst of the mighty Northwest Mountains range. Not as famous as the beautiful nearby Moc Chau plateau, Mai Chau owns a romantic beauty that every visitor once coming here falls in love.
Mai Chau is a valley surrounded by mountains so its weather is generally dry all year round. If you come here in October, November or December, you will be immersed in the forest of beautiful white peach blossom and plum blossom. And if you come in March and April, you will see the stunning view of Bauhinia variegata. Many people says Mai Chau is not much beautiful: there are no vast tea hills like Moc Chau, no endless fields of triangular flowers like in Ha Giang, or the magnificent Ban Gioc Fall like Bac Can, but Mai Chau has a gentle and surprising beauty that makes you astounded. Those places just lie somewhere in the mountains or forests that visitors have known about.
Just like all the Thai villages in Mai Chau, Lac Village is characterized by its traditional stilt houses, green bamboo groves surrounded by rice paddies. This place is a gift for those who love peacefulness and tranquility. Besides, visitors find the village attractive by the colorful brocade booths, friendly and hospitable people, professional services, and delicious food.
Pom Coong Village
Like other Muong and Thais Villages, people of Pom Cooc often set their villages near rivers and streams, make their homes lean against the mountains, in front of are usually large fields. The most outstanding feature of Pom Coong is the clean space, clean water, and toilets are made to make guests feel fresh and safe. Besides, the waste here is classified, stored in the bin and will be treated. So, come here, you will feel the freshness of the land and the peace of life.
Chieu Cave is located on the top of Pu Kha Mountain. Its name is given by locals, every afternoon, the sunlight shines directly into the cave, the rays add to the splendor of the stalactite, creating a beautiful scene like in heaven. The cave is quite spacious, divided into two floors; it is relatively flat and cool. In the cave is a forest of shimmering and fanciful stalactites. The stalactites are on each side, from the left to the right, and from the dome hanging down with a lively look. The more you dive into the cave, the more you will be surprised by the splendor of the beautiful stalactite. All create the majestic perspective that nature bestowed Mai Chau.
Mo Luong Cave
Mo Luong Cave is an ideal destination for travelers who like to explore exotic sites when coming to Mai Chau. The Mo Luong Cave also has another name of Bo Luong, which means big water mine. It consists of 4 main motifs, famous for its stalactite system forming many unique shapes.
Beautiful like Sapa of the Northwest or dreamland of Dalat of the Highland Plateau, Pu Luong is gradually becoming an attractive attraction in Thanh Hoa with wild scenery of the mountains, simple stilt houses and picturesque terraced fields.
According to Thai people, Pu Luong means the highest mountain in the region. With pristine beauty, Pu Luong is becoming a unique destination attracting many young people and tourists. Discover Pu Luong, visitors will have to cross the old, dark forest, mysterious and pass through the harsh and winding arc. From these boulevards, you can see the high mountain ranges, contemplate the villages, the unique stilt house hidden in the midst of the green forest, sink in the mist, mountains and clouds.
Climb to the peak of Pu Luong
If you are an adventurer, you can climb to Pu Luong’s peak at over 1,700m. On the peak of Pu Luong, you can admire the poetic landscape of mountains, lush rice fields and valley at the foot of the mountain and enjoy the feeling of conquest.
Trekking to Son – Ba – Muoi
Go to Son – Ba – Muoi, the picturesque destination where children and old people only know that this is the world. You have to go through the Nanh, Trinh, Hin, Dad and the ramparts up a very stiff vertical ramp to this picturesque peaceful place.
Kho Muong Village
Kho Muong is the ideal starting point for trekking through Pu Luong. Coming to Kho Muong, besides the scenery and majestic landscape, visitors can explore the cave with the mystical stalactites. From Kho Muong, you can trek along Muong Village of Bon – Thanh Cong – Cao Hoong – Kit to explore the authentic culture, or follow the trail linking Kho Muong to Uoi – Pho Doan to Quan Village, where there is peaceful and simple life.
Hieu Villages’s Waterfall
A place not to be missed when visiting Pu Luong is Hieu Waterfall. On the way from Pho Doan town to the village, visitors can catch a lot of water tapes. After going across suspension bridge and the slope on the hill, you will be satisfying when catching the waterfall.
Pho Doan Market
If going on Thursday or Sunday, go to Pho Doan Market, where locals exchange their highland products such as broccoli, local wine ‘ruou can’, forest vegetables, insects, or fresh fruit…
Immerse in the local life
Visitors will experience the life of the Thai, the Muong, and mix in their daily life: enjoy bamboo dancing, singing and drinking ‘ruou can’.
Although the potential and beauty of Mai Chau and Pu Luong are undisputed, it is always skipped through by visitors. If you want to be surrounded by the simple, pleasant and authentic atmosphere, put Mai Chau and Pu Luong on the ‘must-see’ list. There are plenty of tours planned from Hanoi, but after seeing this list of where to visit in Mai Chau tours from Hanoi, hope you can make the right itinerary to make your upcoming Vietnam tour that of lifetime.