Not one for normally giving reviews, i felt on this occassion, i have to.
We had a one day experience in Sa Pa with Sisi. She looked after 1 englishman, 2 koreans and 1 vietnamese for the whole day and it was perfect! Sisi's English is perfect; information on the region, tribes and cultures was superb and very detailed. Her handling of 4 slightly crazy business man on a weekend outing was spot-on and also she was joining in our fun.
I, and i am sure my colleagues, would highly recommend Sisi to anyone who requires a guide to this beautiful part of Vietnam - i dont think you would find a better guide!
One hint, do not go dancing the night before in Hanoi and injure your knee, otherwise you will miss the amazing walk down to the tribal villages - luckily, i did manage half the tour and my colleagues shared their pics of what i missed:-)
Sisi - once again, many many thanks! Hope to see you again at some point in the future
We have been to Sapa 3 years in a row. This year we opted for a more remote route where there are fewer tourists and hope to see a new tribe. We reached Nam Sai village and were introduced to the Xa Pho minority. A couple of friendly local kids came by to walk with us and we shared some eggs as snacks.
Essentially Sisi is a capable guide able to communicate well in Vietnamese, Hmong and English. She advices, tailors to our hiking needs ito places to visit, travel modes, with local knowledge.
Whether you are here for a short hike or a longer trek, Sisi makes a wonderful guide and companion along the journey.
We recently spent a few days in Sapa on a private trekking tour with Sisi, she was very knowledgeable, spoke brilliant English and took the time to make sure everyone was happy and comfortable.
Sisi was super flexible with what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it, she even took the time to organize some things I wanted to purchase on the way to be delivered while we sat and ate lunch.
I couldn’t recommend Sisi as a tour guide more highly, this isn’t my first time to Sapa and she still managed to make it an interesting and exciting adventure!
If you’re looking for a personable private tour guide or even have a larger group - I recommend you make contact with Sisi.
Mama Sisi is Amazing! She is best host you can ask for an authentic Vietnam experience. She welcomed us in Sa Pa at noon time and took us to a beautiful 2 hours tracking to her village (while her very kind husband took our bags). We stayed the night in her house and she cooked us amazing dinner ! And was really sensitive to our vegetarian asks. She has great WiFi and hot water in her house and in general she takes care to all of your needs. The day after she made amazing breakfast with banana pancakes! So yummy. Than she took us to a 4 hours tracking in the area, we saw a beautiful waterfall and other local villages with beautiful scenery and many rice traces. She speaks great English and enjoys so much to host and meet people. It was a special and wonderful start to our honeymoon. I warmly recommend !
We did a 10km day trek through the villages with Sisi. Our guide was exceptional! Great English, super informative, a little cheeky and very fit. Sisi showed us around the villages, stopped when we needed breaks, and took some great photos for us. This trek is a great way to experience the culture and learn more about traditional Vietnamese families. Highly recommend.
Day 2 our guide took us to Fansipan mountain and Love Waterfall. The best two days of our 15 day trip.