This is our 3rd trip to Hoi An and 5th tour with Xuân Tu. Our previous 4 tours have been amazing experiences and this tour to Hue was no different.
Our party of 6 was met at our hotel by Lam. He is a brilliant tour guide who is very knowledgeable about the history of Vietnam and Hue. The trip from Hoi An to Hue takes about three hours and we had several stops long the way.
Along the way we stopped at a great place for lunch where he recommended several dishes, and he asked if we wanted to stop at a local market where we sampled a few local delicacies. The citadel and imperial palace is an amazing site to see, and over a few hours Lam guided us through 1,000 years of history.
The weather was not great on the day and one of us had mobility issues. Lam customised the tour to suit us and we finished by having a great conversation over a cup of coffee.
What really stands out is the care and attention Xuan Tu and Lam have for their customers. Lam made sure that everyone was safe crossing roads, gave us water, umbrellas and regularly checked if there was anything else we needed or wanted to do.
On the way home he offered to stop for dinner at his local Bahn Mi street vendor. This is not one we would have found on our own so we were all keen. Lam told us they were good and they certainly were the best Bahn Mi we have had in Vietnam.
Throughout the day we really enjoyed talking to Lam and we learned a lot about life in Danang and Vietnam. We now have a new friend in Lam and we are looking forward to doing another tour with him next time we are back.
In addition to being amazing tour guides, Xuan Tu through her tours also supports local people to stay in their traditional industries to protect their heritage. Irrespective of what tour you are looking to do Xuan Tu will give you an amazing experience.
We highly recommend Xuan Tu and her team.
Traveller: Rene_and_Rachel from Tripadvisor