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Hiring a driver to explore?

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Hiring a driver to explore?

We're thinking we might want to hire someone who could drive us around the areas outside the resort a little and maybe stop at a nearby school or other spot where we could drop off some supplies for kids. Not so much interested in a group excursion or a long day of stopping at rum or cigar places since we'll have our teen along, but safety is first priority followed by someone who is knowledgeable and personable so they could tell us where we are and what we're seeing.

DH hired a couple different taxi drivers on his own the last time we were in PC and said one was great (the other not so much) but of course he doesn't still have the business card or remember the taxi driver's name. The guy stuck with him when they got out to walk and helped translate. It was eye opening for DH and we thought it would be a valuable experience for DD to understand the country isn't all about marble buildings, beaches and all you can eat food.

Any suggestions for a driver for hire that would fit this criteria? (Trustworthy, talkative, relatively fluent in English, knowledgable of the area.) Or recommendations of what to bring for kids?

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1. Re: Hiring a driver to explore?

We did this when in Cuba a few years ago, was a real eye openere as you say and people were so appreciative of what we gave them.

We got talking to one of the hotel workers who organised , yes, a friend to drive us around plus the hotel worker came with us for the day, the worker spoke excellent english and we got to see so much of the country, and give to so many people, we visited a village school and took items and the children all sung to us, it was such a pleasurable day.

Maybe ask at the hotel to see if anyone can help you with this.

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