As promised, please find hereby our feedback regarding the trip.
The NW-tour was very interesting, because of the remoteness, interaction with locals and great scenery. We hardly saw any other tourists. Both guide and driver we're up to the job. Good knowledge and skills. Lot's of interaction with the locals and fun as well.
Halong was beautiful, we we're so lucky with the weather. More or less three days of blue skies and sunny weather. Having the boat to ourselves was very nice.
Quiteness, easy going and great food did it all. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. She was very considering and helpful. Lot's of stories from her (tribe) background too.
In between and last night we stayed in Elegance Saphire and Emerald hotel, both are very good.
Thanks for your assistance and quick response. Meanwhile we arrived in Hue. From here we'll plan the next trips in Vietnam; may be we ask for your assistance again.
Henriette & Freek