Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a comprehensive travel guide about private car hire, car rental with driver, train, bus station transfers, transport from/to Mai Chau, Vietnam. Rent a car with driver and make the most of your trip to Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province.

Mai Chau is a mountainous district of Hoa Binh province. The district contains 1 town and 20 communes including Mai Chau, Ba Khan, Bao La, Chieng Chau, Cun Pheo, Dong Bang, Kia, Mai Ha, Mai Hich, Na Meo, Na Phong, Noong Luong, Pa Co, Pieng Ve, Phung Hotel, Pu Bin, Tan Mai, Thung Khe, Tong Dau, Van Mai, Xam Khoe.

Mai Chau valley can be a base for some cycling & trekking tours to the villages around, this is with homestay overnight on the traditional houses of the H’Mong and the Thai. Worth a guided trekking tour there. Tourists especially enjoy the minority specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat. They also enjoy watching traditional dancing, music performances (bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing.

Mai Chau map

What are the top attractions to visit in Mai Chau?

There are quite a number of caves, or grottoes, in the area and visitors are advised to explore them. These include Mo Luong Cave, Chieu Cave, Pieng Kem Grotto, Lang Cave and Khau Phuc Cave. One can rent a bicycle to see the nearby hamlets and view the rice fields and indeed cycling or trekking through the villages and enjoying the stunning scenery is one of the best experiences in Mai Chau.

Lac village is also an attraction in itself. After all, most day travellers and overnight tourists go to this village for accommodation and fine homemade Vietnamese fare. Like Lac, Pom Coong is also an ethnic White Tai village that offers ‘homestays’ to visitors.

How to get to Mai Chau?

There are several ways for getting to Mai Chau. You can get there by private car, public local bus, motorbike, or bicycle. It depends on your departure location, means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget. Therefore there is no train nor flight between Hanoi and Mai Chau.

Getting to Mai Chau from Hanoi

The best way to get to Mai Chau from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Mai Chau offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just shooting pictures.

There are also day buses going to Mai Chau from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or limousine service are alternative options for getting from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Most of Limousine and shuttle buses depart from Yen Nghia bus station in the south of Hanoi city centre. Some other overnight buses leave from My Dinh and Giap Bat bus station in the evening. Overnight buses connecting Hanoi and Son La, Dien Bien Phu (northwest Vietnam) make stops in Hoa Binh city, from there you’ll need to take a taxi or other mean of transport for your onward destination. Please bear in mind local buses and hotels in Mai Chau are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

Local taxis, Uber, and Grab car, motorbike rental, bicycle hire service are also available in Hanoi.

Mai Chau when to go?

Mai Chau weather is portrayed by warm atmosphere all year round. The average temperature is about 26.7°C. The rainfall in Mai Chau is relatively high, with the heavy rains in summer months. During a year, there are 160 days that the rainfall is about 1721mm. In months of spring, summer and autumn, the lighting hours of the sunshine is different. In autumn, winter and spring, the humidity in Mai Chau is at the lowest point. Annually, the temperature averages at 23°C; the average rainfall 1.800mm/year; relative humidity of 85%; and average annual evaporation of 704mm.

Best time to visit

The best time to travel Mai Chau is from October to December (solar calendar), and the first month of lunar year, before and after Tet holiday of Vietnamese people. During this time, Mai Chau is covered by beautiful white plum blossom. March is the period when white flowers spreading everywhere in Mai Chau. From April to August, weather in Mai Chau is cooler than in Hanoi. In summer, Mai Chau is covered by a lush green color of jungles, paddy fields, and corn fields. Specifically, at the end of autumn, Mai Chau features wealthy and vibrant beauty with yellow terraced fields of grain covering all hillsides. Peaceful natural and fascinating seasonal scenery cannot exaggerate the great beauty in Mai Chau.

Car and driver for Mai Chau

The best way to explore this destination is to rent a car with driver. The option offers you the flexibility to discover the place at your own pace. Booking a private car with driver is recommended for a car trip, family holidays, and photography tour.

We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seat Sedan, 7, 8 seat MPV, SUV, 4WD, 15, 16 Minivan, Minibus, 29, 35, 45 Coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages in Mai Chau. Options include easy bus station pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out (with driver) for overland trips, self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours to Mai Chau.

No matter if in Mai Chau for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Mai Chau from Vietnam Car Hire!

Mai Chau car rental packages

The following packages are only sample transfers, car rentals we design for travelers to travel to Mai Chau or from this district to other destinations in Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized travel plans, routes, car rental options, best rates, deals, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Mai Chau

Private transport from Mai Chau to other destinations in northwest Vietnam

Hanoi to Mai Chau bus

We at don’t provide bus ticket booking service. Therefore we can help you with updated information of local bus schedule you may need for planning your upcoming trip to Mai Chau. More details about this budget option can also be found on our partner’s site at

Other routes

  • From Dien Bien to Mai Chau or v.v
  • From Yen Bai to Mai Chau or v.v
  • From Lai Chau to Mai Chau or v.v
  • From Lao Cai to Mai Chau or v.v
  • From Son La to Mai Chau or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Mai Chau, Vietnam?

Mai Chau car rental price varies depending on your travel plan, routes, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (business travel) or day-to-day itinerary (travel itinerary), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Mai Chau?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Mai Chau, Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people), Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan and Minibus) are also popular rental cars. Mai Chau rural communes and remote villages are sometimes difficulty accessible by 4,5 seat Sedans and 45, 50 seat coaches due to bad roads or weather conditions.

Why should I book Mai Chau private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Mai Chau car hire via, all your car rental options will be suggested by local senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides, and local experts who have been to Mai Chau. They can provide practical, updated information about this destination. There are no extra costs and no hidden fees involved in booking a rental car with Vietnam Car Hire.

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