MEET OUR TEAM

Giang

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.

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!

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.

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!

Hien Nguyen

Hien is a true asset to Maika tours. She is professional, honest and studious. After working in high pressured large companies she decided to change her career path. She joined Maika Tours in 2014 and now loves getting to show off her country to our many visitors. She enjoys the freedom and flexibility of being a tour guide at the company.

Hien has graduated from not one but two universities! She is very knowledgeable and you can be sure you will learn a lot on her tours, particularly about local cuisine as Hien is a true foodie.

Favourite Thing To Do Outside Work:
Travel!