MEET OUR TEAM

Office Team

Giang Vũ

Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Maika Tours

Giang is not only Maika Tours’ main tour guide he is also its owner and founder. Named after his daughter, Giang started the company back in 2013. He has always been passionate about travel and tourism and wished to work within the industry from a young age.

He began working as a tour guide at the end of 2005 when he led motorbike tours of up to 16 people in his hometown of Hue. At the beginning of 2007 he became a Tour Leader and ran hundreds of trips up and down the country. He also has experience running tours in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. He has also worked as Deputy Operations Manager for Peak DMC which manages such big name travel companies as Intrepid Travel, Exodus Travel, Sawadee.nl, Peregrine Adventures, Gecko Adventures, The Adventures Company.

Giang studied English at university and subsequently completed a four-month course to obtain his tour guide license. When he isn’t working you’ll find him spending time with his family, playing musical instruments, taking photographs and travelling around the world himself.

Favourite Place in Vietnam: His hometown of Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta.

Hồng Trầm/Jessica

Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Maika Tours

Jessica studied hospitality for one year in Switzerland and a further three years in the US. She is invaluable to the company and manages administration, accommodation bookings and air tickets as well as many more things behind the scenes.

Before moving back to her hometown of Ho Chi Minh City Jessica was a hotel manager in Hoi An. Her excellent customer service experience and outstanding hospitality knowledge make her the ideal person to ensure all our guides do the best possible job!

When not working at Maika Tours, Jessica loves doing charity activities. Travelling and cooking are her favourite pastimes.

Favourite Food:
Eating is her ‘religion’. She loves all kinds of food but particularly local vietnamese cuisine!

Hiền Nguyễn

Chief Accountant

Hien came to Ho Chi Minh City to study university and decided to settle down here since she has fallen in love with this modern and hospitable city. As an experienced accountant, she is a true asset to Maika Tours. After working in high pressured large companies, she decided to change the working environment to apply her accounting knowledge in a travel company. She is honest, studious and responsible and also a true foodie. You will never get bored with her stories and travel experience.
Favourite Thing To Do Outside Work: Travel!

Tuyền Võ

Business Development and Tour Operator

Tuyen finds working as a Tour Operator is a good fit for her since she is good at making plans, organizing things to arrange her customers perfect trips and always aiming at gaining the best satisfaction from them. Her big goals are to create more outstanding products and gain hands on skills to improve her productivity. The longer she works in the tourism field, the more fascinated she becomes thanks to the interesting knowledge shared by her colleagues and positive feedback from her customers.
She was born and grew up in the Central of Vietnam but moved to Ho Chi Minh city to follow English major in university so she loves the city as her second home.
Favourite Thing To Do Outside Work: Enjoy street food with her friends or travel to the sea to get tanned.

Nhi Lý

Tour Operator

Being in love with the hospitality and tourism industry, Nhi decided to join Maika Tours Operation Team with all her passion and enthusiasm. Nhi has graduated from the university since 2018 after four-year of majoring in tourism. During this time, she got lots of experiences from being a motorbike tour guide in Ho Chi Minh City, her hometown for many streets food company. She pays close attention to detail to ensure everything goes in the right way.
In her spare time, she loves to go around the city to explore new things including the local foods and beverages. For her, traveling makes her more mature thanks to the lessons she can learn and new friends she will make on the way.
Her quote: Don’t waste your time doing nothing!

Tour Guide Team

Tân Lê/David

David decided to become a tour guide back in 2012. He fell in love with travelling, seeing new landscapes and learning about different cultures in Vietnam. He was born in Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta but has been living in Ho Chi Minh City since 2005. He was drawn to the capital because of its cosmopolitan happenings and a desire to learn new skills in the city.

His top recommendations for anyone visiting Vietnam would to be a visit to Sapa, Hạ Long Bay, or Hội An. His personal favourite spots are Ho Chi Minh City, Củ Chi and the Mekong Delta areas.

Favourite Food & Drink: Bánh Mì, a yummy Vietnamese baguette. He also likes to try a little Vietnamese ‘Rice Wine’ with friends.

Việt Nguyễn

Viet has been working as a tour guide since 2010. To him, becoming a tour guide is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and make new friends from all over the world, enrich his travel experience and widen his knowledge. His sense of humor and friendliness, plus a passion for his job always bring satisfaction to his customers after the tours. When it comes to recommending a place for foreigners, the first one he can think of is Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), a dynamic city with lots of amazing things worth a try. Sai Gon always welcomes new friends with its hospitality, different kinds of tasty special dishes combined the flavors of three regions of Vietnam.
Favourite Food: Pho (Vietnamese noodles), bread, and many kinds of seafood.

Huy Trần

Huy is one of the best tour guides cooperating with Maika Tours at the very beginning. He was born and grew up in Buon Ma Thuot city, well known as “Coffee Capital” but he moved to Hue city, in the central of Vietnam for higher education. His first experience working as a tour guide started in 2012 when he guided two friends from the US to visit a small village in Khe Sanh, Quang Tri province for charity projects. Then he realized that he wanted to introduce the charming beauty of Vietnam to all people on this planet. So he decided to become a tour guide and has been working in Saigon, a sleepless city since 2014.
His favourite places in Vietnam: Saigon, the Mekong Delta, Central Highlands, Hue City, and Sapa.
Favourite Drink: “Cà phê sữa đá” or “Iced-condensed milk coffee”, which is the most popular drink for Vietnamese.
His motto: Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

Xuân Huyền

When greeting new friends, she usually gets started with the explanation of her name – Xuan Huyen – a meaningful name in the Vietnamese language translated as the spring that lasts forever. She has a free soul dreaming of flying everywhere like a wind. To make her dream come true, she has decided to pursue tourism major so that she can work as a professional tour guide to accompany travellers to different destinations. Where she grew up, women are encouraged to get married in their early twenties and settle down in their families. Huyen with her strong personality does not want to end up her life that way so she chooses college and then becoming a guide since 2013. She loves Vietnam from the very simple things that she witnesses every day, the gentle smiles of local people though they have to work under very hard conditions or even the noisy sound from the speakers on the street vendors’ bikes.
Huyen is especially fond of guiding tourists to experience their trip in a local way such as visiting local markets, trying bargaining skills, and enjoying tasty local dishes.

Favourite Food: Bun mam (fermented fish broth with noodles, pork, squid, shrimp, and eggplant). Its smell is not easy to tell but when eating you might fall in love with this delicious dish right away.

Hoàng Lan

Lan is originally from a small island in the middle of the Red River Delta in the northwest of Hanoi. There are only 500 families living there and 95% are farmers. She moved to Hanoi in 2011 for university and she has been living in Hanoi for about 7 years. She loves traveling, adventuring, sharing and cuisine as well. Lan has been working as a tour guide during the last 3 years. She always loves and prides of our cuisine; history; culture; tradition and the people here in Vietnam. She would love to show you the hidden gems of Hanoi for your best experience ever during your trip!

Favourite Food: Bun Cha, Cha Ca and homemade dishes.

Quyết Nguyễn/Jackie

Jackie has been working as a tour guide since 2015 having previously worked as a Software Engineer. He decided to become a guide as he was keen to get out and explore his beautiful city and countryside with new people. He loves sharing his travel experiences, educating visitors about his country’s history and culture as well as showing off its beautiful landscapes.

Jackie was born in north Vietnam in Ha Tay province but moved to Ho Chi Minh City to attend University in 2010. He has been living there ever since, having fallen in love with the hustle and bustle of the city. His favourite places to show visitors are of course, Ho Chi Minh City and the beautiful Mekong Delta.

Favourite Drink: He can’t survive without a cup of Vietnamese coffee every morning. It’s the best!

Công Yolo

Cong started to work as a professional tour guide back in 2013 and instantly fell in love with this job. His favourite aspect of the job is getting to show off his beautiful country to people from all over the world. He also loves getting to use his English language skills and learn about the cultures of the people who come on the tours.

Cong was born in northern Vietnam but moved to Ho Chi Minh City to attend university and quickly fell in love with the “crazy city”. As such he decided to settle and make it his permanent home. Cong enjoys showing visitors around Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Areas and the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Favourite Dish: Seafood, snails and any other weird local foods!

Liên Candy

As a travel lover, Liên Candy chooses to become a tour guide so that she will feel like she never works a day in her life. Starting her first tour since 2016, she has never stopped enriching her knowledge to share with the tourists stories, history and the culture of Vietnam. She wants to be a travel ambassador who connects tourists with Vietnam rather than merely a person showing them the visible beauty of her country. She loves introducing people the peaceful Mekong Delta where she has travelled countless times but still discovering new things whenever going there.
Favourite Dish: Vietnamese pancake (a combination of crispy flour and seafood and many herbs served with sweet chili and garlic sauce.)

Cao Biền

Mr. Cao Bien thinks that being a tour guide is an opportunity to travel to many places and to show his love for Vietnam since he can introduce the beauty of the country and its people to international friends. He is one the senior tour guides of Maika Tours starting his career in the 90s. With his enthusiasm and a tireless attitude, he always has great stories to share and keep people enjoy their trips to the fullest. He is a rich person in living and travelling experiences and certainly willing to share his experience with anyone with the same passion.
Favourite Places: Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Hanoi, Hue, Saigon, Nam Cat Tien National Park, the Mekong Delta
Favourite Dishes: traditional Vietnamese food such as Pho, Spring Roll, Pancake