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Xin chào! I am Mai Xuân Tú and my surname is MAI. In Vietnam, surnames precede first names - Xuân Tú (pronounced Soong To). I live in Da Nang and I am really proud and passionate about my country, my people and my culture. I speak English extremely well. Educated at Da Nang University with a BA in languages I lived for a time in Australia specifically to study English. I have translated complex English/Vietnamese for concerns including National Scientific & Technology Centre of Canberra, ExxonMobil, the US Air National Guard and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

My company is 'Xuân Tú Tours Co Ltd' and I am government licensed as a Tour Operator for International visitors to my amazing country. I started my company in early 2013 with a simple philosophy: “to benefit my country and its people while providing an outstanding and unique experience for our International visitors”.



My team are all bilingual and officially licensed to guide International visitors to central & South Vietnam. All are university educated and, like me, very passionate about their country. Some of my teammates are trilingual and can speak Mandarin, some in Korean too! As you can understand I am unable to guide every tour, but my teammates are trained by me and speak really great English. We find clients often have firm favourites and many returning to use our services ask for a guide by name.


We specialise in fully escorted, memorable and personal experiences for single travellers, couples and groups of friends or colleagues with first world comforts & levels of customer care. Families will enjoy our relaxed family orientated itineraries for all ages.

With my team, I provide quality services based on my central Vietnam Private Day Tours. These are centred on our beautiful hometowns of Da Nang and Hoi An, the Imperial City of Hue, My Son Sanctuary and of course, Vietnam's amazing rural beauty. The countryside of central Vietnam is dotted with paddy fields, farmed mainly by women in 'conical' hats, and verdant fields full of herbs and vegetables worked by water buffalo with rivers where fishermen use methods unchanged for centuries.

Our 3-selection Private Tour Package is ideal if you are considering 3N2D, 4N3D, 5N4D or plan a visit with extended family or large groups. Your package can include: 'Meet & Greet' at Da Nang International Airport, hotel transfers, my Private Tours designed with your input, free & easy time, authentic Vietnamese lunch, restaurant and shopping recommendations, your own bilingual guide and professional driver/air-conditioned vehicle and so much more! This is a personalised and seamless service from start to finish. I can happily recommend or include your hotel choice depending on budget.

Our cruise ship visitors to Saigon and Da Nang ports are not forgotten. Check my Private Shore Excursion page for 11 daytime excursions designed with your special requirements in mind. Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue or My Son Sanctuary are within easy reach of Da Nang ports. Saigon (HCMC), the Mekong Delta and our southern seaside city of Vũng Tàu are within easy reach of the ports of Saigon. Couples, families and small groups of friends are welcomed for a truly private experience and, with prior coordination, I can accommodate larger groups formed on Cruise Critic 'Roll Call' Forums.

My Corporate Tours include team building, student 'Study Abroad' and charitable programmes for larger groups from companies, educational establishments and charitable foundations. I assist with translation, restaurant recommendations, multiple vehicle hire, the provision of professional bilingual guides and special Private Tours designed to meet the organiser's exact requirements.

My Veterans & Families Visits Tours  cater for Veterans and/or families who return to visit bases and areas of interest. My drivers are really adept at locating forgotten military sites and we personally reconnoitre in advance of your visit to ensure you leave with unforgettable memories.

"We had several very special stops we wanted to make in Da Nang to look for my father's 1960s US Navy doc history. Xuan Tu did  a ton of research after studying my dad's notes and photos and found them for us" - Client Review (Katelena)

Your visit to our wonderful country is 100% customised with a truly personal 'one on one' touch; whether its a few hours strolling in ancient Hoi An, imperial Hue, unforgettable Saigon, cosmopolitan Da Nang; a bicycle trip through country areas interacting with locals, a visit to Sun World Ba Na Hill Resort or a unique shopping experience - we can take you through the sensual sights and sounds of our markets and the food tastes that Vietnam is famous for.

"The tour encompasses much more than Hoi An village  which is very beautiful) and by the end of the day, we felt we had truly experienced the life of a local. We highly recommend this tour!!" - Client Review (Tom)

"Their guides are very friendly and patient and make the day unforgettable. I have been on many tours in Vietnam, and these guys give the best experience. Give them a go. I will definitely go with them again" - Client Review (Izaac)

Please do check-out my tours. The links take you to great illustrated guides of your time with us, but nothing is set in stone - everything is flexible with the focus on you. With my team I want you to experience the very best our amazing country has to offer, so let me know if you have a special request or interest, and I will do my best to include this for you.