Vietnam is a long country 1750 km by road from the capital Hanoi in the north to the commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south. Tourists with only a week or so in Vietnam usually opt to travel overland covering either the northern or southern part of the country.
Midway lies Danang city, the international gateway into Central Vietnam with the Nguyen Dynasty citadel of Hue 100km to the north over the spectacular Hai Van Pass, while the famed UNESCO World Heritage city of Hoi An is only 30 km southwards, making Danang the common starting or ending point of travel through northern or southern Vietnam.
The best mode of overland travel is by private car to save time and get the best value for money with the benefits of comfort, security and freedom while on the road. Your driver also knows about the best places where locals eat, shop or hang out if you want something other than the popular tourist spots.
During the peak holiday season between Christmas and New Year, Hoi An Private Car takes the trouble out of airport to hotel and intercity transfers besides offering private car tours. It’s a much better bet than risking the kind of taxi scams that some travelers have complained about and on the brighter side, you have many choices in deciding the driver (or car) you would prefer who are among the most experienced and reputable in the region.
Here are some of Saigon Private Car‘s English speaking drivers:
Cong 41, based in Hoian, spent a decade ferrying travelers around Hoian, Hue and Danang. He is a veritable store of local knowledge and leads the company’s team of drivers. His English may not be perfect but he is happy to teach Vietnamese words and phrases (everybody gets to laugh). He knows the best spots for traditional meals or tasty snacks.
Binh 33, based in Hoian, taught English for five years at Hoian University before deciding his linguistic skills would be put to better use as a full time tour guide/driver. With over 10 years as an English speaking tour guide, he helps the team improve their English and eases language or cultural barriers for you with a great sense of humor.
Minh, born in Hoian, is notable for his fluency in English and impeccable service earning him accolades from around the world on Trip Advisor. With ten years of experience in making our customer’s trips worry free and comfortable, he drives as far as Phong Nha the site of the world’s largest cave 218 km north of Hue.
Toan, born in Hue is resident in Hoian and has been taking tourists around the region over the last seven years. This Chevy enthusiast may not be very savvy in English but he knows about everything under the hood and makes up in friendliness what he lacks in language.
Dung 45, a native of Hue has over ten years of experience and speaks English fluently. He is familiar with the wartime sites of central Vietnam such as the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), Vinh Moc Tunnels and the infiltration zones of the highlands. He is especially a boon to Vietnam war veterans with his knowledge of its history.
Hoian Private Car offers vehicles that seat 4, 7 or 16 passengers besides mini buses and luxury Dcars. All our vehicles are air conditioned and well maintained by our experienced and reliable English speaking drivers. Check out our gallery of vehicles.
Bookings can be made just a day earlier without deposits or advance payments and if you must cancel or postpone your trip, we accept that you have good reason to do so with no demands for compensation.
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