Hi there! Welcome to Vietnam and my blog. I am Mai Xuân Tú and my surname is MAI. In Vietnam, the custom is for surnames to precede first names – mine are Xuân Tú (pronounced Soong To).
I am founder and CEO of ‘Xuân Tú Tours Co Ltd.’ and we are government licensed as a Vietnamese Tour Operator for international visitors taking Vietnam holidays. I’m really inspired to be top-rated by my customers on the influential TripAdvisor travel website, to be awarded the TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ three years running and last year recommended as a ‘Fodor’s Choice’ by the renowned Fodor’s Travel Guide.
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 overseas visitors”.
With my team, I provide Private Vietnam Tours and Shore Excursions to our country’s south & central key attractions including cosmopolitan Da Nang city, UNESCO listed Hoi An, our imperial city of Hue and the holy place of My Son – not forgetting our booming first city of Ho Chi Min (Saigon), Vietnam’s beautiful rural countryside, jungle settings and mountain ranges that surround us.
Da Nang is my ‘hometown’ and I am really proud and passionate about my country, my people and my culture. I speak English extremely well, having been educated at Da Nang University with a BA in languages and living for a time in Australia specifically to study English.
My blog allows me to talk about Vietnam travel and everyday life, giving my overseas visitors a much better understanding of my country, its people and their customs. I hope you find my thoughts and information interesting and I would really love your feedback and comments or questions through my tour website contact page.