We had a great time on our trip to North Vietnam. In 5 days we went to the markets, minority villages, lakes and mountains. Maybe we did too much in a short period of time as we spent too many hours on the road. Our guide Bui Tri Nha was very enthusiastic and looked after. us well. The driver was super good and super safe which is important to us. If like me, you need your privacy and small luxuries at night I suggest you request no homework stays(maybe not possible in the something areas) . Very friendly and genuine hosts but like camping with fewer comforts. Over all a great experience, maybe a bit on the expensive side but would recommend.