Visit the Mo Luong Cave
Located inside Pu Kha Mountain, Mo Luong Cave, meaning “big course of stream,” is an incredible site to see with an imposing limestone cave complex with four main grottos and two entrances, of which the main one is in Mai Chau Village. This cave is set deep into the rock with a huge variation in width, from 1m to 30m. The ceiling is at times incredibly high, and the cave itself has the ancient, timeless feel of something that was created long ago and will endure for a long time yet. Visitors can enter through the back entrance from the water current in the Chieng Chau commune.
Cycle the Mai Chau countryside
Mai Chau valley is a perfect place to experience Vietnam's village life in a remote setting. One can easily check out what the surrounding countryside has to offer. The ride passes through many villages, across lush rice paddies and above a valley for stunning views. In the rice fields, farmers stand thigh-deep in water, their conical hats dotting the land like distant full moons. Mountain bikers will love this ride for the variety of trails - from good single track paths, undulating rough jeep trails to some climbs that are rewarded with ultimate descents. Exploration can also be done on foot.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Just a short jaunt from Mai Chau is the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, worthwhile of a leisurely hike through forested mountains with craggy limestone cliffs and terraced rice fields on an eco-adventure that also visits local villages. Following a path, not far from Pho Doan Town, tourists can see many water wheels, a typical tool of the Thai people. For those who are more adventurous, a tour to climb to Pu Luong peak, the highest mountain in the area with an altitude of 1700m, promises to bring tourists an unforgettable experience.
Arriving in the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, it is also possible to see endangered species like leopards, civets and bears, as well as many different types of bird species.
Sleep in an Authentic Thai Homestay
Over fifty ethnic minorities inhabit Vietnam alongside the majority Kinh (Viet) people, Mai Chau's “White Thai” and “Black Thai” inhabit Mai Chau, infusing the local travel experience with their traditions and culture. Travelers can pick a homestay at one of the two biggest villages in Mai Chau: Pom Coong and Lac, where the Thais' unique stilt houses serve as the area's rustic yet gracious accommodations. Thai houses are usually built on stilts, rising about four to five feet off the ground.