Great trip, saw and did loads. Good guides, very welcoming people, fab food.
Most of the guides were excellent
One guide didn't relay much local knowledge about Vietnam's history apart from the basics.
First driver was excellent, the other drivers didn't really communicate (assume language difficulties)
Would have gone to Sapa rather than Pulong retreat. Everyone we met asked us if we had been to Sapa.
Hoi An and Halong Bay - both fab!