Private Tours: Hue and Hoi An

Xuan Tu is a company comprised of knowledgeable, well-experienced local tour guides, namely Hai and Lam. You would definitely be in good hands if you choose Xuan Tu private touring.

Our first expedition took place in the imperial city of Hue with Hai, who was very personable, friendly and passionate about his country. The tour exhibited by Hai provided us a new prism to look through Hue – a city we found to be rooted in rich, vibrant history. You will definitely get a new perspective and appreciation for the royal, dignified city of Hue.

The Hue tour also consisted of several pit stops at scenic mountains, beaches and important historical sites that are engrained in the ostentatious fabric of Vietnam. Though, the food recommendation was truly the key highlight for us in this tour. We had an amazing, eclectic feast for a very reasonable price at a majestic venue, located outside of the forbidden city. Overall, the Hue private tour was a fruitful excursion, one that we found to be educational and eye opening.

The second tour took place in the ancient city of Hoi An and its neighboring Cam Kim village, on a leisurely stroll with our tour guide Lam, who is also personable, friendly and mostly, accommodating to your needs. Within the village, the tour provided us an authentic snapshot of the islet’s landscape and also its local artisans, who still participate in centuries-old carpentry, rice paper making, and mat weaving that are passed down from generation to generation. This is a unique hands-on experience for those who are interested in immersing themselves in Vietnamese traditional crafts.

When returning to the second phase of the 10-hours tour, back to Hoi An, we got to go on a customized food adventure that was highly anticipated. We snaked around the city’s diminutive alleys to try various hidden food gems that only the locals would know. In addition, we also tried a plethora of recommended food stalls and restaurants. The banh mi, chicken and rice, an spring rolls were exceptionally delicious. Hoi An is definitely a gastronomic culture.

Our trip concluded with a nighttime array of brilliant, decorative lanterns and a memorable meal with Lam. It was a sight to be seen and could only be aptly described as “Ichi-go ichi-e”.

Traveller: hughthele from Tripadvisor