Mai Nguyen Private tour guide in Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Mai Nguyen

Guide profile:

Hi Travelers,

My name's Mai. I am working as an English speaking guide in Saigon as well as different regions in Vietnam for nearly 8 years. I love Vietnam and proud of its amazing nature, a deep orient culture blended with local traditional customs and its unforgettable history. Showing them to you, my travelers, is my passion. Your satisfaction about the trip is my happiness. You will come back to visit a place when you like a place so much. Thus making you falling in love with my country is my mission. I will customize your trip upon your special requests to help you with just a limited time, but so much to enjoy.

You can email me to discuss about tour plan before booking!

Let's start the trip with me, a cheerful friendly guide in Vietnam.

I am looking forward to meeting you!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Neil S.

Mai was wonderful. Being guided around her home town by a passionate informed guide made it a genuine experience. One of the highlights was the cyclo ride. Cam on Mai.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

+ Hochiminh city tour with its bests: Half day ( 4h), full day included lunch(8h)

+ Around Hochiminh city:

- Cuchi tunnels: for those who are interested in history and war sites.(5h)

- Cangio Mangrove forest and monkey islands: Nature-lovers>>>this tour is calling your name.( full day tour with lunch)

- Eating tour: let's discover Vietnam with its delicious dishes.This tour is combined with a cooking class.(Full day eating tour with some stopovers for taking pics).

+ Customized Tour: let tell me your taste, i will make your tour matching it!

+ Tour for other regions besides Saigon: Yes, i will take care your plan and reccomend with my experiences to make your tour memorable.

+ Guide services: let me be your companion per day or per hour, you would have a local friend, a trip advisor, an interpreter and cheerful guide!

Transportation by tour guide:

-If you book my tours, of course vehicle is included.( car, van...)

-For guiding services, i can help you to book vehicle if you need my help.

-If you want to uprate your vehicle, i will try my best to find replacement to match your need.( difference cost will be paid by travelers accordingly)

-For my long journey package tours, i will help you to book dosmetic flight tickets or train tickets if you want.

Tour guide interests:

I love reading books and watch comedy when i have spare time! Reason is simple: reading is the best way to enrich my knowledge and help me introduce my beautiful country to my beloved travelers more persuasively! Comedy makes me laugh...And in this unpredictable world, a smile can light up a grey rainny day, isn't it?

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Neil S. 05 Oct 2016

Mai was wonderful. Being guided around her home town by a passionate informed guide made it a genuine experience. One of the highlights was the cyclo ride. Cam on Mai.

5 stars Tracey M. 23 Dec 2015

Mai was one of the best tour guides we have ever had! I booked her months in advance and she did not disappoint! We came off a cruise ship and she designed the day to our liking, taking in all our requests. She got us back to the boat with time to spare. I would highly recommend Mai!!!

5 stars Glenn D. 17 Apr 2015

Mai is one of my favorite guides ever. She has such a happy personality and pride of her work and her city that it made our trip very enjoyable. From the moment she picked us up from our ship she was genuinely happy to talk and show her city to us. Ho Chi Minh was exciting with the 6 million motorcycles and the french influence in both architecture and food. Next time we visit we will definitely go with Mai again.

5 stars Kok P. S. 14 Mar 2015

Wonderful tour provided by Mai. She really gave a local insight to Ho Chi Minh. No hesitation to recommend her services for anyone looking for a tour guide. Well done Mai.

5 stars Bev W. 08 Feb 2015

Mai was fun to be with. She is bright, energetic and organized. We were surprised by her English accent. We thought she did an excellent job of introducing us to Ho Chi Minh City. Loved the restaurant she took us to for lunch.

5 stars Alexander G. 10 Jan 2015

Mai was a wonderful tour guide full of enthusiasm for Saigon

5 stars Magnus W. 21 Dec 2014

Mai was really good and taught us about Vietnamise life and history in a very interesting and amusing way!

All of our family, including our boys age 12 and 15, can really recommend Mai!

We for sure will book Mai again.

Magnus w with family

5 stars Charles B. 28 Jun 2014

I only had a couple of days at the end of a work trip so I wanted to maximize my time. Mai was fantastic and a real pleasure to be around. She made the tour a lot of fun.

5 stars Mike T. 05 Apr 2014

Mai was totally fabulous. She made instant rapport with our group and was an amazing host. She showed so much genuine interest in helping us experience the real Ho Chi Minh city particularly the coffee shop and restaurant. We can't recommend her highly enough.

5 stars Barb M. 22 Feb 2014

Mai Nguyen is an excellent tour guide! She designed and lead a wonderful 3 day tour of Ho Chi Minh City and area with our family of seven (kids ages 11 thru 15). The itinerary was excellent, she provided great insights into the city/sites and we all enjoyed getting to know her. Great job Mai - - we hope to make it back to tour the rest of your beautiful country!

5 stars Sonon Y. 01 Feb 2014

Mai is a very experience tour guide. She can speak fluent English, hence, we have no problem communicate with her at all. She is very good with children and my younger son, who is 10 year old, is well entertained during the trip. She had planned the itinerary very well and we really enjoyed our trip. Well done, Mai!

5 stars wedha S. 19 Dec 2013

My family with two children, aged 7 and 5 visited Vietnam in December 2013. Mai was very kind to us, especially our kids. Our kids love her so so much. She gave us a mesmerizing tour of Vietnam. She is able to adapt very quickly to your needs. She speaks very good English. She takes us to eat delicious foods as well. If we go to Vietnam 100 times, we will book her 101 times over.

5 stars Trinette J. 20 Mar 2013

My family highly recommends Mai. Not only is she a wealth of knowledge with Vietnamese culture, history and local sites (incl. delishfood!) but she has the natural ability to connect with people of all ages - her smile and infectious positive nature was priceless. Our children were highly engaged and eager to learn from Mai as she was patient and respectful to all of our needs. The tour exceeded our expectations! We miss Mai's companionship and look forward to keeping in touch. Thanks Mai.

5 stars Jeremy C. 10 Jan 2013

We had two great days with Mai. One looking around HCM city and the second on the Mekong Delta. Mai was fantastic, she tailored the tour to our requirement and could not have been more helpful! Took us to a great local restaurant - food was superb. We highly recommend Mai, and hope to see her again in the future. Thanks again Mai!

5 stars Ihsan O. 17 Dec 2012

Mai showed me the best parts of HCMC, such a knowledgable, hard working, dedicated, punctual and entertaining guide. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Mai for any tour to any part of this beautiful and fascinating country. Thank you Mai so much, see you again soon

5 stars Lee W. 10 Dec 2012

Our time with Mai was nothing short of amazing! A very personal experience, one you could not achieve by yourself. Highly recommended.

5 stars Liz B. 30 Nov 2012

We booked Mai for our 1 day cruise stopover in Vietnam. Mai was brilliant, she met us on time & took us to so many places in the short time we had there. Her friendly personality and local knowledge made for a wonderful day. We would never have seen so much without her and her driver with his comfortable airconditioned van. Mai fed us an authentic vietnamese noodle dish, spring rolls and curry followed by delicious iced coffee. The highlight a cyclo ride through the markets. Thankyou Mai

5 stars Wing-yong L. 10 Nov 2012

My wife & I toured Saigon, Hanoi & Halong Bay. Mai was our private guide. She was excellent. She went out of her way to meet all my demands for luxury. I wanted transport by Mercedes E class. Mai travelled long distances to get a Mercedes E Class car although it is not easy to hire a Mercedes in Vietnam. I wanted a luxury boat cruise & she got us on an 8 cabin boat with sumptuous meals. I left my Frank Muuller watch in the hotel in Saigon and she got her friend to fly the watch to me in Hanoi.

5 stars Aart &. M. B. 07 Jul 2012

we had a great tour with Mai! We only had a couple of days (2) but it felt like a week's vacation. We have seen a lot of Ho Chi Ming city and the Mekong Delta. All was organized very well. Also the food was excellent! Mai is a very intelligent woman that knows a lot about the country as well as all other countries in Asia. We highly recommend Mai as your tour guide!

5 stars Muhamad A. H. 12 Jun 2012

My family and I are very impressed by Mai's enthusiasm and knowledge of Vietnam. She was able to engage our three young children and my elderly Mum. She considered our needs and interests to make our trip meaningful and unforgettable. She even made the effort to get us delicious Halal meals. The Chu Chi tunnels, Mekong delta sampan experience and Chinatown trishaw ride were truly awesome! We are definitely coming back to see Vietnam with Mai again! Highly recommended! 5 stars plus plus

5 stars Rob B. 09 Mar 2012

We had two full days - Saigon and the Mekong Delta - experiencing Mai's suggested markets, temples, meals, boat rides, etc. Mai is a very personable, happy, bright young woman, with excellent English and great sense of humour. She really enjoyed our excitement, especially in the Saigon traffic in a pedi-cab! Mai was reliable, punctual and very knowledgeable. We felt very confident and happy in her hands. We had a wonderful two days with Mai and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.

5 stars Ann G. 21 Oct 2011

Mai was a very warm and friendly guide. She met us on time with a modern van and great driver. She planned an extensive tour of Ho Chi Minh City for us, incorporating the culture, food and shopping. She explained the history of the various places we visited and answered our questions clearly and concisely. Her English is excellent. I would recommend her to any travellers to Vietnam.

5 stars glenn H. 26 Jun 2011

Our recent trip to Vietnam was fantastic. Our guide Mai was a great source of knowledge and provided valuable insight into the history and cultural aspects of Vietnam. Her tour was well organised and our 2 young daughters thought they had a big sister for their trip. We highly recommend Mai and will lokk to contact her again when we return.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I miss you all, specially my princesses! Hope to see you again for a longer journey in Vietnam!

5 stars linda C. 04 Apr 2011

Excellent knowledge of history of country.

5 stars Narelle K. 28 Jan 2011

Mai was a brilliant, interesting and above all flexible tour guide. She quickly became the most precious part of our Vietnam experience, with her insightful comments on culture and heritage combined with her willingness to share from her own life experiences. We booked Mai again for a second day to go to the Mekong Delta and some Canadians joined us, They also fell in love with Mai and rated this tour as the best they had ever had. We will recommend her to friends who are visiting Vietnam.

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