We departed the “Voyager of the Seas” at Da Nang to be met by Quan (“just call me Q”) on the dockside. The booking process to this point had been easy and trouble-free and all enquiries were answered quickly and well.
We piled into the car (more about that later) and were presented with cool wipes and water upon departure. Q’s English was impeccable and he showed lots of interest in us, our country (Scotland) and our travels. We told him that we wanted to go and visit a few areas that interested us (China Beach and a local market) and he took us there with no problem, even though it probably didn’t suit his schedule for the tour – sorry Q!!
We enjoyed a great meal in a local restaurant that he recommended then went on to see the sites of Hoi An, the Marble Mountains and the big Buddha in the afternoon. We were keen to ensure that we got back to the cruise ship for 6.30pm at the latest (departure was 7.30pm, so we left a little wiggle time) and despite a very busy and full day, he got us back just after 6pm – fantastic!
My only slight quibble was the car – a 7 seater, yes, but the 2 rear seats are designed for kids, not adults. They were very squashed and uncomfortable for those in the back. We were a group of 4, so there was plenty of room in the back seats for 2, which were very comfortable indeed. The driving can be 1.5 hours each way from the port, so if you’re thinking of doing this as a party of 5, just be aware that these rear seats can be an issue. This issue though is typical of the layout of many of the vehicles we saw at the port, so no just restricted to this company and certainly did not impact on what was a very worthwhile buy.
To summarise – a great company, great tour guide, great locations and the best day we had on our holiday where we visited several ports in 14 days. Highly, highly recommended and very good to deal with – book with confidence….thanks to all involved – and Q for his great day out!
Traveller: HallidayScotland from Tripadvisor