Why did we group these 2 locations into 1 ultimate guide? They are separated only by 50 km (31 miles), by mountain ranges, terrace rice paddies and trekking paths. And how far are they from the capital, Hanoi? Approximately 140 km (87 miles), about a 4h drive southwest from it.
In this guide, we will present to you the beautiful green hilly areas of Mai Chau (formerly called Muong Mai) and Pu Luong. Both Mai Chau Valley and Pu Luong Nature Reserve are located in the North, a world away from the city hustle and are still less discovered than famous Sapa. Mai Chau is even nicknamed the “hidden sister” of Sapa. It has similar qualities, is closer to Hanoi and after the rice is harvested in Sapa there is still plenty to see in Mai Chau.
Both Mai Chau and Pu Luong are equally beautiful and might steal your heart. However, this is the only thing you should worry about because, with our guide, you will know how to go there, what to do and eat.
So now, get some rural Spotify soundtrack ready, because Spot On Vietnam blog, operated by Hanoi Voyages travel agency, is taking you off-the-beaten-path to the land of stunning landscapes, stilt houses, traditional weaving and brocade, fresh air, butterflies and warm people from ethnic minorities.