Myself and a group of 3 other friends recently visited Vietnam and were in the middle region for 3 days. We based ourselves in Da Nang and did day tours to Hue and Hoi An. After reading many positive reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to go with Xuan Tu Vietnam Tours and try the homestay accommodation rather than staying in a hotel. Overall it was an awesome experience which I would recommend without a doubt if you are after an authentic local taste of Vietnam.
The accommodation was in a great location – within walking distance to a wide range of restaurants and the beach. The two rooms we had were spacious and overall fairly clean and tidy. Tu’s entire family were so friendly and always up for a chat. Her mum made us breakfast each morning – really delicious local food.
Our private tour guide Tony was excellent. He was knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about his country. His English was also fantastic which made it very easy to understand his history and geography stories. Lunch wasn’t included for the tours which was just as well, since we went prepared with a list of things we wanted to try (bun bo hue, banh mi, bun rieu, banh xeo etc.), and Tony made really good recommendations for all of those. And the perks of a private tour? We were able to tailor the activities around our food adventures. Xuantu tours are a bit more expensive than other options available but you get what you pay for. It was incredibly hot during our visit and it was a relief that everytime we hopped back into the car, there were bottles of cold water waiting for us and wet towelettes to wipe down the sweat.
Thank you for making our stay in the middle region of Vietnam so memorable! It was by far our favourite leg of the trip. We look forward to visiting again in the future.
Traveller: JenniferY682 from Tripadvisor