One very supportive friend of Expatinthephilippines.com is an American guy, living in the Philippines as long as we do. And they have become very good friends. Art and his wife Ana recently bought a nice Suzuki Van, because the old Van they had broke down. After showing me the pictures of the turn-over at the Suzuki dealer he wrote me the following letter for publishing on this website:
Hello, My name is Art,
I have been told by many friends in the past months that, when they arrived in the Philippines, they were very disappointed with the Traveling arrangement options available to them. So Ana and I have decided to put our 2015 Suzuki APV Van (we call her Susie) available with our Personal Driver (Rick, seen in the Dealership photo) on a first come, first serve bases.
The Van is available from Metro Manila and surrounding areas (including Airport Pick-up/Drop-Off), to any point on Luzon Island. We are not doing this as a Business Scheme, but to help fill a need, that we had encountered ourselves on occasion here in the Philippines. Taxi Drivers are very hard to deal with in the Metro Area, with MOST not even allowed to take Passengers OUT of the Metro Area! I hope that this is a trend that others will take on to help our fellow ExPats and Visitors have a better experience here in the Philippines.
Car Rentals in the Philippines can range in Rates to more than P18,000 ($400) a week (as one friend found out). And that does not include fuel and Driver. We will charge only based on the number of Passengers, up to 6 guests (will hold 8 people total), 4 with big luggage, three rows of seating, and length of use.
We offer a Van service to/from NAIA, with Professional Driver from anywhere in Metro Manila Area- P2500. And Clark Airport P4500 to/from Metro Manila Area. Fuel & Tolls Included. Also, for visuals and day tours upon request for rates. One couple used our other Van for 3 weeks, opting to keep the Driver & Van with them for their entire visit to Sorsogon, Bicol Region South Luzon.
*NOTE*… Please see our unique “Mother-in-Law” riding location, as Ana demonstrates…HAHAHA.
Thanks for looking, Contact us by email via or
by phone at (Smart) +63 908 86 56 806 (replace +63 with 0 if you are in the Philippines)
Sincerely, Art & Ana
So in short: Are you visiting the Philippines, or living here and in need of a nice Van for a day or longer? Just contact Art or Ana for the possibilities. Do not ask Expatinthephilippines, but contact them. Email and cell phone are mentioned above.