We are a family of 4 who recently did the discovery tour for sunset. The plan was for my husband and son to ride a quad each and my daughter and I to share, daughter being the driver so I could take photos. Unfortunately our daughter wasn't confidant enough to ride on her own so she had one of the guides on the back with her and I teamed up with my husband. We began our tour and after about 10 minutes I turned around and could not see our daughter anywhere, I was a little concerned and eventually we stopped due to the tour leaders bike having problems. Whilst waiting it was noticed that our son's quad was leaking something so another quad and trail bike were sent out to us. Our daughter eventually turned up, slow and steady.
The villages we drove through we were always met by children waving and smiling. We had some lollies to hand out but not enough to give to all and I must say if we had stopped for every child it would have been a much longer trip. We stopped at the orphanage and donated some noodles and lollies. In regards to the donation I will say we stopped at a roadside store to make our purchases and felt like we were paying above the average. One of the students gave us a tour of the complex and though interesting did feel a little like a sales pitch (ouch that sounds horrible but every family member had the same feeling).
Overall the tour was great, my son found it a bit boring after a while as he was on his own and as another reviewer noted maybe headsets so everyone could communicate would be a good idea (not sure if these are expensive). Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her tour as the guide could point things out to her and as she was driving so slowly she really got to take in the scenery.
The guides were great and overall we would recommend this tour.
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