I'm going to be in Nam in a few weeks and am pricing out some off-road trips out of Hanoi. Planning on leaving Hanoi on May 1st - riding off the beaten path as much as possible to Sapa - and taking the overnight train back to Hanoi on the morning of May 6th. Has anyone here done this before? Any locals looking to guide me? Going through a guide is a little pricey but i'm assuming most of the off-road sections are not mapped out and a guide would be nice to have since I would be riding solo. Right now Flamingo Travel is quoting me at $705 for the trip on a minsk? What do you guys think? I'm leaning towards upgrading to the XR 250.