We are from the U.S. but we live in Malaysia. We had a 5 day tour led by Leo. We were a family of 6, me, my wife and our 3 children (17, 15, & 13) our 24 year old Nephew. Me, our nephew, and our oldest (17 year old) were able to drive their own motorcycles throughout the tour. Even though we had very little motorcycle experience. Leo led the way and had a one of the two assistants in the back in case someone stopped for anything. The ride along the Lao/Vtnm border was through the foggy mountains. My wife and two youngest had to ride on the backs of the motorcycles because they were not skilled enough to drive their own motorcycles.
Leo planned the hotels out, which all had hot water and comfortable beds. It was winter so it was particularly cold and a bit drizzly, but we were dressed warm and Leo and his two assistants had rain gear for us to wear, so we were dry. If we needed anything, all we had to do is ask. Leo arranged for our dinners at each hotel. The hotels were comfortable, but don't expect anything like a high end resort. These are fairly simple hotels. All of the food we had was very good. There was an occasional dish I didn't like, but we always had plenty of very good food. We arrived early one day and were hungry, but the hotel wasn't going to have dinner ready for about 3 hours. We took off walking (it was a small town with only a few streets) and we found a hole in the wall with a couple of tables and plastic chairs. We ordered the standard Pho and it was excellent. So if you go, you might tell Leo you want to go for a walk and see what's around instead of eat at the hotel. Either way, the food should be really good.
Leo's company works with orphans and we were able to bring some clothing to leave for them. We also brought candy to give to some of the kids we came across on our trip and we enjoyed seeing their smiles when we handed it out.
The ride went along the coast, through mountains, along rice fields, with stops at war sites, villages, coffee shops, and restaurants. We averaged 4 to 6 hours on the bikes each day, with several stops. It was very laid back. We ran into a competing tour company along the way and they were not as professional. We have vacationed in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan and this was the best vacation we've had so far. We left Leo and his helpers with some of our jackets because they were better padded for safety than the ones they were using. You might consider what you can bring for the orphans if you go or have some simple little gifts for the children you meet along the way.
We hope to take another trip through another part of Vietnam with Leo and his group.
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