Xuan Tu is very friendly and will instantly make you feel comfortable in Vietnam. I had a limited amount of time in Da Nang and had to catch a flight later that afternoon. She was able to create an itinerary where I was able to see both the real Vietnam and the tourist sights in a less than a full day. She picked me up at my hotel early morning and we were off to Hoi An. We started with a authentic baguette sandwich from the restaurant famous for having the best baguette by Anthony Bourdain in a recent episode of No Reservations. Xuan Tu then had bikes waiting for us and we boarded a ferry to Cam Kim Island to see the real Vietnam. We cycled around Cam Kim Island, past rice paddy fields and water buffalo, while experiencing the local culture. We also stopped to visit local artisan woodcarvers making shipping boats & handicrafts, an ancient temple and a local family’s home who makes rice paper & noodles for their livelihood. After a lovely ride around Cam Kim Island, we boarded the ferry back to Hoi An where we then experienced this ancient city with its interesting historical and cultural sights. I highly recommend a tour with Xuan Tu. She is an extremely bright & friendly guide with a great appreciation and knowledge of her local Vietnamese culture. Having lived in Australia and planning to return to further study tourism, she also has a global perspective which allows her to connect international tourists with the local culture. I throughly enjoyed my visit to Hoi An and Cam Kim Island with Xuan Tu. She has also begun offering tours throughout Vietnam so one day I hope to return and experience more of the Vietnam countryside.
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