The Trip Advisor score for Xuan Tu of over 500 five stars is a very solid starting point when deciding on your tours in Hoi An and Danang and the score is so very well deserved. You simply could not choose better than Xuan Tu and her team for putting together a travel itinerary that will leave you with life long happy memories of your tine in Vietnam. I made contact with Xuan Tu after reading her reviews on Trip Advisor and looking at her website content. Xuan Tu was very prompt in responding providing me with ideas for an itinerary based around my broad interests of understanding more about Vietnamese culture, how Vietnamese people live in Danang and of course the important landmarks and specialities that name up Danang. Before I knew it I had a prepared itinerary to hand that I was really looking forward to undertaking. I combined my full day Danang tour with accomodation at Xuan Tu’s family home (Mai Homestay) where I had the privilege of being a guest of Mrs Mai (Xuan Tu’s mother). See my seperate review re the Homestay but in a word it was excellent.
As to the tour I undertook with Xuan Tu, I had the best day. We started at 9.30am and at about 1.00pm when we first looked at our watches we were both amazed and shocked at where the time had gone. We were having such a great time that time literally seemed to fly. By the time the tour ended later in the afternoon I had had a superb day. I felt that I had been travelling with a good friend as opposed to being in a tour.
There were so many highlights. Simply travelling and sharing stories was one but the Lady Buddha statue and surrounding complex was excellent. I was able to learn so much and Xuan Tu was able to put everything into perspective by explaining Buddhist beliefs. My time at Marble Mountain was equally as good. Whilst you can visit Marble Mountain by yourself you will not be able to fully appreciate what you are seeing without a guide. Xuan Tu led me into some magnificent caves and she knows a secret in one of them that will give you the most unusual picture that you will not capture on your own.
Visits to the market and to places for food and drink provided further opportunities for learning and laughs. Exploring Danang city including the beautiful beaches and bridges rounded out a magnificent day. A large and well equipped vehicle and safe and friendly driver made the travelling around on what was a hot day very pleasant.
As I hope is evident from my review, I loved my day on tour and combined with the Mai Homestay I had two wonderful days in Danang for which I thank the Mai family for.
When you are in Danang and Hoi An you will not go wrong selecting Xuan Tu as your private tour guide.
Traveller: tranzactnow from Tripadvisor