03 Feb 2020
I had an incredible 2D1N trek with LY family tours. My guide Nhu was so patient and friendly the whole time - she held my hand when terrain was tricky, and happily paused when I wanted to take photos. We saw so many beautiful places together that I never would have seen on my own.
And staying with her family was such a highlight! They were all so nice to me, and the kids were so so cute! Dinner was the best food I've eaten here so far - and all vegetarian to cater to my diet.
I feel so lucky to have had this experience and spent time with such wonderful people.
For anyone visiting in the winter: make sure to bring gumboots or good hiking shoes! It gets muddy and slippery!!
We spent 4 glorious days with LyLy on the Ha Giang tour and it was certainly the most memorable and our favourite part of our time in Vietnam. LyLy made us feel totally at home, she was very funny and our kids loved her. She went over and above with what could have been considered extra activities and actively responded to all of our requests. Her knowledge whether geographical, historical or cultural was outstanding. The families that we stayed with in various home-stays were lovely and the food was out of this world.
We will certainly tour with LyLy again when we return to Vietnam. Thank you for being a wonderful host.
We had a great time on the trip, which was arranged perfectly from being to end starting (and ending) with the sleepy bus from and to Hanoi, lovely Homestays and amazing local food.
Even though the weather was very misty, the hikes were very beautiful and we got to see a magical Sapa off the beaten track. Our guide Nhu has taken very good care of us!
We stayed in Sapa for 4 days and went out for 3 days with Su. Su was a great guide. She listened to what we wanted and managed to accommodate our desire to get away from the crowds and take us to beautiful valleys where we were completely alone. She brought her own daughter to keep our 2 small girls company and even carried our 4 year old when she got tired. We did 2 10-12 km walks which were amazing! She also does treks staying in home stays so she knows all the trails far and wide! Highly recommend Su if you need a guide in Sapa.
I made lots of enquires as to a suitable trip to Sapa as we were travelling with our 2yo daughter. Serious Trekking was obvious out if the question, su suggested a 2 day guided trip where we took a car between the main places of interest she arranged everything from a private sleeper train to the tour, cars and lunch.
Day 1 we were collected by su from the station. We headed to our hotel for a quick freshen up and then su came to get us to transport us to a village of the ethic minorities. The ‘ umbrella ladies” walked with us a d our young daughter throughout the village where we observed rice farming, flour milking and clothes preparation. Including cloth dying. Su with her familiarity and physical strength carried our child ( around 18kg) on her back for much of the journey.
Our second day we opted to visit the waterfall ( stunning) again su helped carry our daughter much if the way. Then to a fish farm, and festival like experience at the cable car station where we witnessed a traditional tribal wedding with Dancing and religious traditions.
The places su selected for lunches were wonderful - both ranking highly on trip advisor, clean family run establishments with suitable bathroom facilities. We liked one of the places so much we returned for dinner that night.
Su was so wonderful in every way that when we found out she had her next tour too pick up in Hanoi we invited her to share our sleeper cabin back - she was so trustworthy and family friendly we even FaceTimed with her husband and daughter.
She purchased our daughter some Milo milk for the train trip home - this is now called su milk.
Couldn’t recommend this wonderful guide highly enough -