11/05/2108: We are overjoyed with our 900th review on TripAdvisor!

“Great Local Guide was assigned to Hong, a local tour guide who took us on private tours of Hue and Ba Na Hills.

Hong had impeccable knowledge as a native of Hue, notwithstanding the Imperial City. Her in-depth knowledge made the trip that much more interesting and insightful compared to a self-guided tour.
She then followed up with more of the same insightful knowledge during the private tour to Ba Na Hills.
Could not have had asked for more!“

We are proud to hear that our teammate Ms. Hong made the day.  Thank you to Desmond from Japan for our 900th review and a special thank you to Hong for making their day!  We specialise in fully escorted, memorable and personal experiences for single travellers, couples and groups of friends or colleagues combined with first world comforts & levels of customer care.

Our tour to the imperial city of Hue is a special one, climbing over the 21km Hai Van pass and skirting Lang Co bay on our journey and experiencing stunning views of central Vietnam.  This is the longest of our private day tours,  but well worth it.

Ba Na Hills Resort is approached via a stunning 20-minute ride above spectacular jungle and waterfalls on one of the world’s longest cable car systems - travelling about 5.7km.  

Interested in our Hue or Ba Na Hills tour from Da Nang or Hoi An?  Please check-out https://privatehoianguide.com/ and use the Contact form to get in touch with us

15-04-2018: Thank You ExxonMobil for Another Successful Corporate Tour!


Employees, managers & directors of ExxonMobil spent time in Da Nang this April for their Asia Pacific Regional Meeting and were joined by colleagues from Houston.

109 mixed-nationality staff enjoyed a successful day of team building (with sightseeing) around the highlights of Da Nang and Hoi An, organised by Xuan Tu. Split into four groups, Xuan Tu provided four coaches and eight members of staff led by herself.

ExxonMobil’s first approach to Xuan Tu was early January 2018, and in three months of planning saw Xuan Tu design a specific tour to match the clients brief. Included in the planning and day of tour was: face-to-face meetings with client, ‘trial runs’ on two occasions prior to the group arrival, recommending and checking restaurants for the large group with client, providing sufficient quality vehicles and professional bi-lingual tour guides, translating where necessary and liaison between local suppliers and the client’s Hong Kong office.

27/01/2018 - Xuan Tu Tours Co Special Programme for Large Organised Groups.  Team Building, 'Study Abroad' Programmes & Charitable Visits

Great news for companies, charitable foundations and educational establishments thinking of visiting central Vietnam!  This year already we have seen a marked increase in requests for Xuan Tu’s private tour services and organisational expertise by company team building groups, student ‘Study Abroad’ programmes and charitable visits.

With the ability to tailor private tours for organised groups of up to 100 persons, Xuan Tu can arrange visits to any or all of the highlights in the booming city of Da Nang, UNESCO listed Hoi An ancient town and the rural beauty of central Vietnam.  

All tour staff are fluently bilingual in English & Vietnamese to university standard and above.  Some are trilingual (English, Vietnamese & Mandarin).  Xuan Tu will personally tailor a programme specifically for the individual concern, and is usually involved in the planning from the start.  She assists with all aspects including translation, restaurant recommendations, multiple vehicle hire and provision of professional guides for large groups and, of course designing special Private Tours to complement the organiser’s exact requirements.

NTSC (Canberra), US Air National Guard, Exxon Mobil & West Virginia University are just a few of the the well know organisations that have benefited from Xuan Tu and her team’s expertise to date.

27/01/2018 - HUE, The Imperial City - One of Asia's 12 Most Amazing Cities!

Asia has its share of modern iconic cities, and smaller, historic and culturally significant towns spread across the massive continent.   The London based  lifestyle company ‘Culture Trip’ explored the 12 most amazing Asian cities that everyone should aim to visit at least once in their lifetime!

Located right in the centre of Vietnam, the former imperial capital – Hue – is one of the 12 most stunning places to visit with its endless number of breathtaking pagodas, palaces, temples, century old Citadel walls, delicious cuisine and rich history. This charming UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the beautiful Perfume River, which is most picturesque on sunny days. Hue is the perfect place for those in search of cultural adventures; there is never a shortage of things to do or see.

So why not check out Xuan Tu’s Private Day Tour to Hue,  as John, Linda & Meg from Australia did this month;

“You arranged a fantastic tour to Hue.  Thuy was the perfect Host with excellent English and a lovely personality.  She organized an amazing local lunch and was very informative.  Your  SUV vehicle was very comfortable, chilled bottles of water was a nice touch; moreover, your driver was so good in  busy traffic. Your tour exceeded our expectations and was great value for money”

24/11/2017 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Christmas will soon be upon us and this time of year in Vietnam can be a wonderful experience, even though many Vietnamese likeXuân Tú and her family follow the Buddhist faith.  Christmas here is still one of the four main annual religious festivals including ‘TET’ (the Lunar New Year), the mid-autumn festival and Buddha’s birthday.  It is a huge event and Christmas Eve, which is regarded as more important than Christmas Day in Vietnam is a grand party when our fun-loving and sociable people, whether Christian or not, celebrate with gusto!

Decorations are set up during December with lights on trees in the streets and in front of houses.  Usually the shops will have their signs advertising sales for the Christmas season. Children in Vietnam are greatly excited because they too believe in Santa Claus, putting their shoes in front of their doors on Christmas Eve, expecting to have their shoes stuffed in with goodies from Santa’s bulging sack when they wake on the morning of the 25th!!  On Christmas Eve, Christians in Vietnam usually attend Midnight Mass as in the western world, and then return home to a spectacular Christmas dinner.

December is by far the busiest month for overseas visitors to our amazing country and as you can imagine Xuan Tu Private Tours are already fully booked on some days in December - please contact us as soon as possible if you are thinking of visiting over the Christmas and your new year period.

23/11/2017 -  Our guides are excellent in English or Mandarin


So far in 2017 there has been a significant increase in visitors to Vietnam over 2016.  One really interesting statistic is the increase in visitors from other countries in Asia  - up over 20% this year.  Xuan Tu Private Tours employ guides who are trilingual so we can guide tours in excellent English or Mandarin.  Two of our team mates are also good with Korean. 

The tour is amazing. We specially requested a mandarin tour guide as my parents don't understand English - turns out he is very helpful and friendly, we are impressed

22/11/2017 - Welcome to Xuan Tu‘s Team

We do get asked occasionally whether we can provide a female tour guide for all-female groups - and yes we can!   Apart from Xuân Tú herself, Xuan Tu Private Tours employ three other young female teammates - Ms. Võ Thị Thùy Trâm (Tram), Ms. Nguyễn Thị Thu (Thu) and Ms. LuongThi Minh Thuy (Thuy).  All are graduates of Da Nang University and excellent English speakers.  They receive first class reviews from both male & female clients on TripAdvisor.

21/11/2017 - safety is our priority

We pride ourselves in providing all our clients with a first world level of customer service and comfort.  Recently we improved the safety of our younger visitors with the purchase of several more child safety seats for our vehicles.  During your visit to our amazing country you will see whole families on motor bikes and unrestrained in cars!  But at Xuan Tu Private Tours we believe you should expect the same level of safety while travelling with us as you would at home.  Our drivers are instructed that the use of mobile phones when driving is forbidden and smoking is not allowed in any of our vehicles

20/11/2017 - We don't really have limits!!

One of our FAQ’s is about maximum and minimum age limits for our tours.  Well, we don’t really have limits!!  So far our youngest client is just 12 months old, our oldest so far just 97 years young!  She was part of an extended family taking their holiday in Central Vietnam and selected Xuan Tu Private Tours to check out the highlights.  This is where our wonderful drivers come into their own, assisting Grandmother in and out ourvehicle so she could take part in nearly all activities.  She especially enjoyed meeting our rural families around Hoi An and supporting our local community

19/11/2017 - APEC tour - humour crosses all borders!!

Da Nang hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) during November attended by many world leaders including President Trump and President Xi Jinping.  Xuan Tu Private Tours was honoured to provide Private Tours for many attendees including Mark Critch, the famous Canadian comedian who has been following President Trudeau during his Vietnam visit!   He kindly posed for photos with Xuân Tú herself and several ladies in our local market, who all thought he was really funny - humour crosses all borders!!“