Motorbike Mu Cang Chai 3D2N – One of the most amazing tours of my life, with the best tour guide ever !
I took a 3D2N Motorbike tour around Mu Cang Chai area with Zonitrip and it was the best tour I have ever done! I have taken tours in all continents but this tour was the best, it is unique! Not only for the beautiful places I visited or friendly people I meet but also for the tour guide, Nghia. She is one of the friendliest and energetic persons I have ever met. She is from Yen Bai, with very good English skills, and thanks to her local knowledge I could visit one a beautiful places: the rice terrace in Mu Cang Chai.
The tour was a motorbike tour so let’s comment about her driving skills: she is a very good driver! I was not 100% confident driving a motorbike in Vietnam so she drove me. The tour started in Hanoi where she picked me up from the hotel and then we took a bus to Yen Bai where we would start the tour with motorbike. If I knew that it’s not so difficult to go to Yen Bai from Hanoi by public transport (bus or train) I would have met Nghia in Yen Bai.
We stayed overnight with friendly families and we tried excellent food. In all the places we had lunch the food was so tasted! You will try local food that you cannot have anywhere else.
The 3 hours trekking we did around Mu Cang Chai area (La Pa Tan…) was just perfect: beautiful views and meeting friendly people. We even play football with some local kids and we helped harvesting 🙂 !
Nghia was always helpful and looking after her customers! Without Nghia’s local knowledge of the area I wouldn’t have been able to visit the places by myself. Her knowledge about the culture in the area will let you understand how people live there, the different ethnics and everything about the region. Places where you hardly meet other tourist but friendly local people.
If you like photography, Nghia knows the best spots to capture the beauty of area. Although there is a program to follow in the tour, Nghia was more than happy changing the program according to my personal interests. She even woke up to see the sunrise with me!. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and we didn’t see the sunrise but she acted as a model closed to a river for a nice photo !
Although all my comments below might give an idea of what you might expect, you need to take a tour with Zonitrip to really experience it. The best tour, with the best tour guide ever in one of the most beautiful places in the world !