Nhu Lanh Private tour guide in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hoi An - Vietnam

Nhu Lanh

Guide profile:

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My name is Nhu Lanh. I am a professional, licensed, tour guide. I am Vietnamese and speak fluent English. I have lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 10 years and have travelled extensively throughout Vietnam and South East Asia.

My work experience includes three years experience as a tour leader for an inbound travel company. I have a degree in Business with extensive study in tourism and hospitality.

I pride myself on my ability to get along well with everyone that I meet and to deliver excellent customer service. I am highly organized, extremely reliable and professional.

I regularly work with TOURISTS visitors, BUSINESS visitors and clients who are MOVING TO VIETNAM TO LIVE.


Your time in my country is limited and I will ensure that your travel expectations are met. I have travelled extensively myself and have been taken from tailor shop to jewelry shop by unprofessional "guides" and have been ripped off by taxi drivers. I will make sure that this does not happen to you.


If you will be celebrating a special event during your time in Vietnam I can help to make it even more memorable. In the past I have worked with clients to arrange memorable birthdays, proposals, weddings and anniversaries. Whether a beautiful dinner, a romantic weekend away or an entire proposal scenario I can help to make the experience unforgettable.


I am a keen photographer and I understand well the needs of photographers when they visit another country. I can act as a location scout, arrange shooting locations or tours for photographers.


I am often booked by BUSINESS visitors who need help arranging travel or organizing meetings etc. I regularly provide these types of services to business visitors as well as acting as a facilitator or translator.


An increasing number of people are moving to Vietnam to live, whether it is for work or retirement. If you are making a semi permanent or permanent move to Vietnam I can help with all aspects of your move including accommodation, childcare, schooling, banking etc.

If you contact me please provide as much information as you can regarding your interests and what things you would like to see or avoid, as well as providing confirmed dates for your travel.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars John S.

Nhu Lanh was a wonderful guide and we would hugely recommend her. She was very responsive to our requests and planned the time expertly. She is very knowledgeable about the city in particular, and also Vietnam in general. Her English is very good, and we learnt much more from her than we would from any guide book. Five stars and do book her if you are coming to Saigon

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

I tailor travel experiences to meet your needs. If you are a photographer I can arrange shooting locations, if you are a medical tourist I can arrange appointments with highly reputable medical service providers. I have acted as a translator and "fixer" for visiting business people, arranging and attending business meetings etc. If you are interested in living in Vietnam I can provide advice and assistance on making Vietnam your home.

As a 10 year resident of Saigon I can take you to the usual tourist sights as well as to more "off the beaten track" places where tourists seldom tread.

If you would like to venture further afield from Ho Chi Minh City I can arrange a tour around your interests and budget.

I do not arrange holiday "companionship" under any circumstances.

Transportation by tour guide:

Transportation to meet your travel needs can be arranged on request, from a motorbike to a car and driver to a fast speedboat.

Tour guide interests:

I specialise in tours in and around Ho Chi Minh City that are tours "with a difference" and I tailor everything that I do for my clients specific interests.

As an example If you would like to explore the Mekong Delta I prefer to arrange a fast speedboat run down the Mekong River followed by a leisurely day of exploring the canals and backwaters rather than the one day bus tour that is the Mekong experience of many.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars John S. 16 Mar 2018

Nhu Lanh was a wonderful guide and we would hugely recommend her. She was very responsive to our requests and planned the time expertly. She is very knowledgeable about the city in particular, and also Vietnam in general. Her English is very good, and we learnt much more from her than we would from any guide book. Five stars and do book her if you are coming to Saigon

5 stars shyamal C. 27 Dec 2017

Very nice and caring guide. Highly trusted, punctual as well as dependable. Have thorough knowledge on own profession. We are very happy to get such guide for our tour in Ho Chi Minh city. Delighted to recommend her as private tour guide.

5 stars David K. 17 Apr 2017

Amazing time in southern Vietnam. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Went above and beyond to make sure I didn't just enjoy myself, but that I would want to come back and see more of the country. Couldn't have picked a better guide. Treated me more like a friend being shown around than a client.

5 stars geoff W. 04 Apr 2017

I made a very good move when I booked Nhu Lanh as our guide.She was very knowledgable re the history of VN and explained a lot of information to us. More importantly she was very kind and considerate to our well being. She was always cheerful and happy and she assisted us in more ways than her duties would have required her to do so.

I am sure that all her future clients will be fully satisfied with her services.

Geoff Whatmore

5 stars Werner B. 25 Mar 2017

We had a fantastic tour and a very enjoyable time with Nhu Lanh. We are looking forward to making another tour with her in the future

5 stars Michael S. 02 Mar 2017

Nhu Lanh is amazing! She is sweet as pie, an awesome tour guide, and VERY helpful. She gave me an awesome tour of Ho Chi Minh while I was there. She was very knowledgeable and speaks very good English Nhu Lanh went above and beyond what you would normally expect from a tour guide. She helped me find the pharmacy and the convenience store, both things I could not have done without her help. She gave me good food recommendations, took pictures, and made my experience memorable. Overall, A+++

5 stars Shaun C. 16 Jan 2017

Lanh was an absolute delight to spend time with. Her knowledge was fabulous we learnt a great deal about Vietnams history. We booked her for one day and lucky for us she was free the next day so we booked her again. She was informative, friendly and helpful we could not have asked for more. Our only regret was that we could not take her with us on our tour of Vietnam.

5 stars Alex L. 30 Dec 2016

We did a 6 hour customized day tour with Nhu on December 30, 2016. She was easy to talk to, fun, smart and flexible with our requests throughout the tour. Highlights were the War Remnants Museum, Jade Pagoda and a great lunch at a local restaurant. We were very pleased with the entire experience, and this was our first time booking a local guide through Viator. Thank you, Nhu Lanh, for helping us get to know HCMC!

5 stars Steve C. 07 Dec 2016

I had a great introduction to HCMC with Nhu, my day started with a lesson in how to cross the road, invaluable. Then walked around the city visiting all the main sites. We stopped in a lovely restaurant for lunch then to the highlight for me was the war remenants museum

Thanks for a great day

5 stars Laurent M. 17 Nov 2016

Lanh was wonderful and well organized

Highly recommended

5 stars Marcus S. 26 Jul 2016

I really had a great time with Nhu Lanh on my city tour of Saigon as well as Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. She's is very friendly and knowledgable and had many stories and historical facts to tell at every location.

The Mekong Delta tour felt specially authentic as we were able to visit locals at their traditional homes.

In Saigon she knows all the great hidden restaurants and I enjoyed an absolutly fantastic cuisine!!

Thank you so much Nhu Lanh for this very enriching experience :-)!

5 stars Ricardo A. 01 Apr 2016

We stayed with Nhu Lanh in Saigon and we had a TREMENDOUS time with her! The most important thing is that she caught our briefing perfectly, so we went exactly to the kind of places we wanted to be.

She has great knowledge on history, tourism and knows the best restaurants in town, making everything possible for us to have a blast!

Thanks Nhu Lanh for the time you spent with us in Saigon! We hope to see you again in Vietnam or anywhere else in the world.

Ricardo and Lala

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Ricardo and Lala. It was a real pleasure meeting you both and hanging out with such a cool couple during your stay in Saigon. Thank you for the kind words. I hope to see you both again in the future.

5 stars Clement C. 29 Jan 2016

We just got back from our Ho Chi Minh City trip. It was unforgettably great! In the past years, we travelled well over 50 countries and used numerous tour guide. We found Nhu Lanh is the best, so we cannot help but tell everyone about the experiences we had at Vietnam with Nhu Lanh. She is knowledgeable, caring and punctual. She is very organized, from arranging transportation to where to go see. Her service enabled us to be stress-free, and to totally enjoy and explore the beauty of Saigon.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi guys, thanks for the kind review. It was great spending time with you both here and I'm pleased that you enjoyed our time together. Hope to see you again some time.

5 stars Joanne A. 07 Sep 2015

For all emails & while visiting, Nhu quickly responded & met requests with cheerful & helpful options. I set a walking route & she knew the best way to see most sights, opening hours vs. lunch hours, & entrance fees. She didn't mind braving heat, humidity, & rain, & ensured we had enough water or tea, & cover for the diverse weather. She became a friend!

Ignore guidebooks: Crossing the street is more dangerous (1000s of motorbikes!) than using iPhone, walking, or markets, so go & ENJOY Vietnam

5 stars Neil F. 18 Jul 2015

I booked Nhu on short notice to help me to arrange a series business meetings. She was fantastic, arranging the meetings, booking a car and driver, and helping with translation from Vietnamese to English at the meetings. Nhu even arranged lunch on the go to eat in the car between meetings. She did all of this with great efficiency. Nhu is a very personable young woman and was a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend Nhu for business or tourist clients and will book her again myself.

5 stars danny H. 30 Jun 2015

Nhu was amazing. I only had less than 24 hours to tour the city and Nhu did a fantastic job. She was extremely personable and friendly. She didn't confuse me with too many options, and in fact she just directly gave me all the right recommendations. She took me to all the right places, through all the interesting streets, parks, coffee shops, and restaurants. It's like walking with a friend instead of a guide! I definitely recommend Nhu anytime to anyone that wants to explore Saigon. Thanks Nhu.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for the kind review Danny. It was a pleasure to show you around Saigon. Thank you for your courtesy and interest in the city. Hope to see you again.

5 stars Azman S. 26 May 2015

After spending 1 week in Vietnam with the best Guide that know everything abt HCMC . Ms Lanh have the knowledge and the experience above all.

I had a en joyful day with Ms Lanh , she know to plan and making sure that all those thing and places i required to see was fulfill,

The best thing abt her is , she constantly making sure that i had enough drink as the weather is too hot and making sure that i do not dehydrate,A very cheerful , understanding. I will visit HCMC again with my friend. ThAN

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks for your kind review Azman. It was great meeting you and showing you around Saigon. I hope to see you again.

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