Excellent tour guide, highly recommended

Guys, if you’re ever in Da Nang and/or Hoi An, book Xuan Tu as your private tour guide, and book her weeks in advance. She’s very popular, and for good reasons! Not only is she knowledgeable, but she also has a great sense of humour. Sometimes a bit cheeky 😉 but definitely in a good way. One thing I’d like to mention is how uderstanding she was when I had to cancel our first day tour. I was scheduled to arrive in Da Nang at 9am, so I booked Xuan Tu for half a day starting from 3pm. Unfortunately, my MEL-HKG flight leg was 15 minutes late and the connecting leg HKG-DAD decided to leave me behind (no thanks, Cathay Pacific…). There was no more HKG-DAD flight that day, so Cathay sent me to HCMC/Saigon to catch a Vietnam Airlines flight from HCMC to Da Nang. I found out that flight was scheduled to arrive in Da Nang at 3pm, so I called Xuan Tu to cancel our 1st day tour and apologise. Not only was she sympathetic about my plight, but she also offered to meet me in the evening for a get-to-know-you session. I was so pleasantly surprised, I bought her dinner – that was the least I could have done after my last-minute cancellation! So Xuan Tu, thank you for being a lovely tour guide. I hope to see you again very soon and I wish you all the best. (As a side note, dear readers, if you’re flying from Melbourne to Da Nang, do NOT book the Cathay Pacific evening flight. The connecting time is so tight, if your MEL-HKG leg is more than 10 minutes late – which a lot of flights are – you’re probably going to have to go through what I went through.)

Traveller: hi_its_stef from Tripadvisor