About Me

Xin chào! I am Mai Xuân Tú and my surname is MAI.  In Vietnam, surnames precede first names – Xuân Tú (pronounced Soong To). I am really proud and passionate about my country, my people and my culture and 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 and 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 parent company is ‘Xuan Tu Tours Co Ltd’ and I am its founder and CEO. We are fully government licensed as a Vietnamese Tour Operator for International Visitors to my amazing country

I started the business 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” and now, thanks to my wonderful clients, I am proud to be top-rated on TripAdvisor, awarded their ‘Certificate of Excellence’ three years running and in 2018 being recommended by the influential Fodor’s Travel Guide, as a ‘Fodor’s Choice’

About My Team

My team of tour guides are bilingual, speaking English and Vietnamese and all are officially licensed to tour with International Visitors throughout Vietnam. All are university educated and like me, very knowledgeable passionate about their country. And for my Chinese speaking clients, I can provide a Mandarin-Speaking Service if required! As you can understand I am unable to guide every excursion, 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.

About My Private Shore Excursions

Vietnam is truly amazing, and with my team I am proud and passionate about my country, its people and our culture – we really look forward to sharing its beauty and history with you. My Private Shore Excursions from Da Nang and Saigon ports are specially designed, allowing you to experience authentic Vietnam with first world comforts & levels of customer service.

We welcome couples, families and small groups of friends for a truly private experience. And with prior coordination, I can accommodate groups formed on Cruise Critic ‘Roll Call’ forums.

“Other people on our cruise ship organized private tours but none came close to what we experienced. I can therefore say with confidence that Xuan Tu’s tour company is the best”

My Private Shore Excursions of Saigon, Hoi An, Da Nang, My Son, Hue and the wonderful rural beauty of central & south Vietnam including theMekong Delta and our southern seaside city of Vũng Tàu, are based on my successful Private Day Tours but add-in special requirements requested by discerning cruise ship clients, including:
  • University educated English speaking & government licensed guides
  • A Mandarin-Speaking Service if required
  • Fully escorted itineraries
  • ‘Meet & Greet’ + Drop-Off shipside (no searching for the port gates!)*
  • Structured itineraries ensuring a timely return to shipside
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional drivers
  • Free chilled & sealed bottled mineral water in your vehicle
  • Moist, scented towelettes to freshen-up
  • An authentic Vietnamese lunch can be provided (please ask for details)
  • And lastly, not a factory or shopping outlet visit in sight!

“She took us to places that a normal commercial trip would not reach and she was genuinely concerned at showing us as much as possible. Her driver Binh was also excellent, managing to navigate his way round the scootered masses and delivering us back to the Cruise Ship in good time”