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Self Drive Laos Touring and Packages

Get out there on your own in our Self-Drive Tours and Packages in Laos!  We'll make it quite easy to enjoy your time in Laos!  Our Self-Drive packages are flexible to fit your schedule as you like.  We are offering a selection of sample tours below and the Vehicle Selection and Terms and Conditions are on this page as well.

Included Service:

  • Pre planned itineraries based on your time in Laos
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Third Party and Full Comprehensive Insurance (AGL Laos - deductibles apply)
  • Freedom to stop as you like and get a few smiles
  • Hotel suggestions or full on tour bookings based on your comfort level
  • Option day tours with local guides
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Pick up from your hotel in Vientiane
  • Quality late model vehicles

Add on Options:

  • Garmin GPS loaded with the most up to date Laos Map including Routes and Waypoints designed just for your trip (Garmin Nuvi 1450 with a 5 inch screen and voice navigation, available at $6 per day).
  • Airport or Bridge transfers
  • Optional returns in many locations.
  • Roof racks, child seats, coolers, rear bed canopy and even tie down straps in case you want to take a dirt bike with you!
  • Paper maps of Laos
  • Driver services available

 
Self-Drive Tour Itinerary Selections:      


We'll design your holiday based on your number of days in Laos.  Below is our sample holiday Northern Loop of Laos and this is self-guided tour includes our PDF Drive Guides.  Each day is in clean and comfortable hotels with ample parking in locations close to where you want to be in Laos.  Again, the itinerary below is a sample, we'll create your holiday based on your "Wish List" of Laos.  All our tours start in Vientiane adn if you choose to finish in Pakse or Luang Prabang, return vehicle charges will apply.

We offer a large selection of Pre-planned tours but always will custom design a trip as per your dates and ideas!


4 days North: Scenic Drive Vientiane – Luang Prabang            7 days North: North East Loop Vientiane – Luang Prabang

10 days North: North East Loop Vientiane – Vientiane  
           4 days South: Southern Laos Vientiane – Pakse

7 days South: Southern Laos Week Vientiane – Pakse
            10 days South: Southern Laos Vientiane – Pakse

11 days North – South: Laos Overview Vientiane – Pakse 
      18 days North – South Laos in Depth Vientiane – Pakse

21 days North – South: Laos Exploration Vientiane – Pakse


 

4 days North: Scenic drive Vientiane – Luang Prabang 


Day 01: Vientiane - Vang Vieng/ 155 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Nam Ngum Lake, local villages on the West side of the Nam Song River
Overnight: Elephant Crossing Hotel

Day 02: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan/ 235 KM – 6 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, view point near Phou Khun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 03: In Phonsavan/ 100 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Mulberry Farm, Plain of Jars (site 1-2-3), Mine Advisory Group office
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 04: Phonsavan - Luang Prabang/ 240 KM – 6 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, Local market in Phou Khoun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Villa Saykham


 
7 days North: North East Loop Vientiane – Luang Prabang


Day 01: Vientiane - Vang Vieng/ 155 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Nam Ngum Lake, local villages on the West side of the Nam Song River

Overnight: Elephant Crossing Hotel

Day 02: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan/ 235 KM – 6 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, view point near Phou Khun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 03: In Phonsavan/ 100 KM – 4-6 Hours

Place of interest: Mulberry Farm, Plain of Jars (site 1-2-3), Mine Advisory Group office
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 04: Phonsavan – Sam Nua/ 255 KM – 6 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Tham Piew Cave, weaving villages and beautiful landscape
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 05: In Sam Nua/Vieng Xai 120 - 200 KM – 4 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Vieng Xay Caves, weaving villages and drive to Lao/Viet border
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 06: Sam Nua - Nong Khiaw/ 315 KM – 7 - 9 Hours

Place of interest: drive through ‘Tiger country’, remote villages
Overnight: Nong Khiaw Riverside Bungalow

Day 07: Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang/ 150 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (cross the river by boat at Pak Ou village), Night Market
Overnight: Villa Saykham                                                                                                                                                 Top of Page


 
10 Days Northern Laos: North East loop Vientiane – Vientiane


Day 01: Vientiane - Vang Vieng/ 155 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Nam Ngum Lake, local villages on the West side of the Nam Song River
Overnight: Elephant Crossing Hotel

Day 02: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan/ 235 KM – 6 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, view point near Phou Khun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 03: In Phonsavan/ 100 KM – 4-6 Hours
Place of interest: Mulberry Farm, Plain of Jars (site 1-2-3), Mine Advisory Group office
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 04: Phonsavan – Sam Nua/ 255 KM – 6 - 7 Hours
Place of interest: Tham Piew Cave, weaving villages and beautiful landscape
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 05: In Sam Nua/Vieng Xai 120 - 200 KM – 4 - 7 Hours
Place of interest: Vieng Xay Caves, weaving villages and drive to Lao/Viet border
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 06: Sam Nua - Nong Khiaw/ 315 KM – 7 - 9 Hours
Place of interest: drive through ‘Tiger country’, remote villages
Overnight: Nong Khiaw Riverside Bungalow

Day 07: Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang/ 150 KM – 4 Hours
Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (cross the river by boat at Pak Ou village), Night Market
Overnight: Villa Saykham


Day 08 In Luang Prabang/ 100 KM – ? Hours

Place of interest: Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun, Kuangsi Waterfall
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 09 Luang Prabang – Thahua/ 250 KM – 5 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Scenic mountain view, local villages, local market, viewpoint
Overnight: Blue Lagoon

Day 10 Thahua – Vientiane/ 175 KM – 4 - 5 Hours

Place of interest: Water sports at Blue Lagoon (for those who are not interested in water sport, alternatively is to visit Vientiane Zoo), loop via Road# 10, later lunch at floating restaurant in Tha Ngon
Overnight: Beaurivage Hotel                                                                                                                                            


 

4 days South: Southern Laos at glance Vientiane – Pakse


Day 01 Vientiane - Kong Lor/ 240 KM – 7 -8 Hour                                                                                                                
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Place of interest: Viewpoint over limestone forest near Nahin
Overnight: Sala Konglor

Day 02 Konglor - Tha Khek/ 180 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Boat trip through Kong Lor Cave, Giant Wall before Thakhek, take a walk around Thakhek downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Riveria Hotel

Day 03 Tha Khek – Savanakhet/ 130 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Buddha Cave to the East of Thakhek, take a walk around Savanakhet downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 04 Savanakhet – Pakse/ 280  KM – 5 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake outside of Savanakhet
Overnight: Pakse Hotel
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7 days South: Southern Laos: Vientiane – Pakse


Day 01 Vientiane - Kong Lor/ 315 KM – 8 Hours
Place of interest: Viewpoint over limestone forest near Nahin

 Overnight: Sala Konglor

Day 02 Konglor - Tha Khek/ 180 KM – 4 - 6 Hours
Place of interest: Boat trip through Kong Lor Cave, Giant Wall before Thakhek, take a walk around
Thakhek downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Riveria Hotel

Day 03 Tha Khek – Savanakhet/ 130 KM – 2 - 6  Hours

Place of interest: Buddha Cave to the East of Thakhek, take a walk around Savanakhet downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 04 Savanakhet – Champasak/ 280 KM – 5 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake outside of Savanakhet, leisure walk in the small town of Champasak in the bank of Mekong River
Overnight: Inthira Hotel

 
Day 05 Champasak - Done Khong/ 120 KM – 3 - 4 Hours

Place of interest: UNESCO World Heritage of Wat Phou, Oumong Forested temple
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 06 In Done Khong/ 

Place of interest: Boat trip in 4000 Island area, Done Khone Island, Liphi Waterfall
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 07 Done Khong - Bolavan Plateau – Pakse/
220 KM – 4 - 6
Place of interest: Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Bolaven Plateau with coffee plantation and Tad Fane Waterfall
Overnight: Pakse Hotel
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10 Days South: Southern Laos Vientiane – Pakse


Day 01 Vientiane - Kong Lor/ 315 KM – 8 Hours
Place of interest: Viewpoint over limestone forest near Nahin
Overnight: Sala Konglor

Day 02 Konglor - Tha Khek/ 180 KM – 4 - 6 Hours
Place of interest: Boat trip through Kong Lor Cave, Giant Wall before Thakhek, take a walk around Thakhek downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Riveria Hotel

Day 03 Tha Khek – Savanakhet/ 130 KM – 2 - 6  Hours
Place of interest: Buddha Cave to the East of Thakhek, take a walk around Savanakhet downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Sala Savan


Day 04 In Savanakhet / 130 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake outside of Savanakhet
Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 05
Savanakhet – Champasak/ 280 KM – 5 - 7 Hours
Place of interest: Dinosaur Museum in Savanakhet, leisure walk in the small town of Champasak in the bank of Mekong River
Overnight: Inthira Hotel

Day 06
Champasak - Done Khong/ 120 KM – 3 - 4 Hours
Place of interest: UNESCO World Heritage of Wat Phou, Oumong Forested temple
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel


Day 07 In Done Khong/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Boat trip in 4000 Island area, Done Khone Island, Liphi Waterfall
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 08 Done Khong - Bolavan Plateau / 150 KM – 3 Hours

Place of interest: Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Bolaven Plateau with coffee plantation and Tad Fane Waterfall
Overnight: Tad Fane Resort

Day 09 In Bolaven Plateau/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Tad Etou Waterfall Paksong Market, Minority villages, Read Creak at Sinouck Coffee House, Tad Lo Waterfall
Overnight: Tad Lo Lodge

Day 10 Bolaven Plateau – Pakse/ 150 KM – 3 - 4 Hours

Place of interest: Elephant ride at Tadlo Waterfall, Minority villages, Tad Phasuam Waterfall and outdoor Ethnology Museum
Overnight: Pakse Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                          
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11 Days North – South: Laos at glance Vientiane – Pakse


Day 01: Vientiane - Vang Vieng/ 155 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Nam Ngum Lake, local villages on the West side of the  Nam Song River
Overnight: Elephant Crossing Hotel

Day 02: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan/ 235 KM – 6 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, view point near Phou Khun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 03: In Phonsavan/ 120 KM

Place of interest: Mulberry Farm, Plain of Jars (site 1-2-3), Mine Advisory Group office
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 04: Phonsavan - Luang Prabang/ 240 KM – 6 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, Local market in Phou Khoun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 05: In Luang Prabang

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, Local market in Phou Khoun, local villages along the way

Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 06: In Luang Prabang/ 130KM 

Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (35km North of town) and Kuangsi Waterfall (35km South of town)
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 07 Luang Prabang – Thahua/ 315 KM – 6 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: Scenic mountain view, local villages, local market, viewpoint
Overnight: Blue Lagoon

Day 08 Thahua – Vientiane/ 180 KM – 3 - 5 Hours

Place of interest: Water sports at Blue Lagoon (for those who are not interested in water
sport, alternatively is to visit Vientiane Zoo), loop via Road# 10, later lunch at floating restaurant
Overnight: Beaurivage Hotel

Day 09
Vientiane - Kong Lor/ 315 KM – 8 Hours

Place of interest: Viewpoint over limestone forest near Nahin
Overnight: Sala Konglor

Day 10
Konglor - Tha Khek/ 180 KM – 4 - 6 Hours
Place of interest: Boat trip through Kong Lor Cave, Giant Wall before Thakhek, take a walk around Thakhek downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Riveria Hotel

Day 11 Tha Khek – Savanakhet/ 130  KM – 3 Hours

Place of interest: Buddha Cave to the East of Thakhek, take a walk around Savanakhet downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 12 Savanakhet – Pakse/ 290 KM – 6 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake outside of Savanakhet
Overnight: Pakse Hotel

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18 days North – South: Laos in Depth Vientiane – Pakse


Day 01: Vientiane - Vang Vieng/ 155 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Nam Ngum Lake, local villages on the West side of the Nam Song River
Overnight: Elephant Crossing Hotel

Day 02: Vang Vieng –
Phonsavan/ 235 KM – 6 - 7 Hours
Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, view point near Phou Khun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 03: In Phonsavan/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Mulberry Farm, Plain of Jars (site 1-2-3), Mine Advisory Group office
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 04:
Phonsavan – Sam Nua/ 255 KM – 6 - 7 Hours
Place of interest: Tham Piew Cave, weaving villages and beautiful landscape
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 05: In Sam Nua/ KM 220 - 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Vieng Xay Caves, weaving villages and drive to Lao/Viet border
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 06: Sam Nua - Nong Khiaw/ 315 KM – 7 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: drive through ‘Tiger country’, remote villages
Overnight: Nong Khiaw Riverside Bungalow

Day 07: Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang/ 130 KM – 3 - 5 Hours

Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (cross the river by boat at Pak Ou village), Night Market
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 08: In Luang Prabang/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, Local market in Phou Khoun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 09: In Luang Prabang/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (35km North of town) and Kuangsi Waterfall (35km South of town)
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 10: Luang Prabang – Thahua/ 315 KM – 7 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: Scenic mountain view, local villages, local market, viewpoint
Overnight: Blue Lagoon

Day 11: Thahua – Vientiane/ 180 KM – 3 - 4 Hours

Place of interest: Water sports at Blue Lagoon (for those who are not interested in water sport, alternatively is to visit Vientiane Zoo), loop via Road# 10, later lunch at floating restaurant in Tha Ngon
Overnight: Beaurivage Hotel

Day 12:
Vientiane - Kong Lor/ 315 KM – 8 Hours
Place of interest: Viewpoint over limestone forest near Nahin
Overnight: Sala Konglor

Day 13:
Konglor - Tha Khek/ 180 KM – 4 - 6 Hours
Place of interest: Boat trip through Kong Lor Cave, Giant Wall before Thakhek, take a walk around Thakhek downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Riveria Hotel

Day 14: Tha Khek – Savanakhet/ 130 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Buddha Cave to the East of Thakhek, take a walk around Savanakhet downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 15: Savanakhet – Champasak/ 230 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake outside of Savanakhet, leisure walk in the small town of Champasak in the bank of Mekong River
Overnight: Inthira Hotel

Day 16: Champasak - Done Khong/ 150 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: UNESCO World Heritage of Wat Phou, Oumong Forested temple
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 17: In Done Khong/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Boat trip in 4000 Island area, Done Khone Island, Liphi Waterfall
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 18: Done Khong - Bolavan Plateau – Pakse/ 200KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Bolaven Plateau with coffee plantation and Tad Fane Waterfall
Overnight: Pakse Hotel


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21 days North – South: Laos Exploration Vientiane – Pakse


Day 01: Vientiane - Vang Vieng/ 155 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Nam Ngum Lake, local villages on the West side of the Nam Song River
Overnight: Elephant Crossing Hotel

Day 02: Vang Vieng – Phonsavan/ 235 KM – 6 - 7 Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, view point near Phou Khun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 03: In Phonsavan/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Mulberry Farm, Plain of Jars (site 1-2-3), Mine Advisory Group office
Overnight: Anoulack Khen Lao Hotel

Day 04: Phonsavan – Sam Nua/
255 KM – 6 - 7 Hours
Place of interest: Tham Piew Cave, weaving villages and beautiful landscape
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 05: In Sam Nua/ 100-200 KM – 4 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: Vieng Xay Caves, weaving villages and drive to Lao/Viet border
Overnight: Sam Nua Hotel

Day 06: Sam Nua - Nong Khiaw/ 315 KM – 7 - 9 Hours

Place of interest: drive through ‘Tiger country’, remote villages
Overnight: Nong Khiaw Riverside Bungalow

Day 07: Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang/ 140 KM – 3 - 5 Hours

Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (cross the river by boat at Pak Ou village), Night Market
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 08: In Luang Prabang/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Beautiful landscape, Local market in Phou Khoun, local villages along the way
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 09: In Luang Prabang/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Pak Ou cave (35km North of town) and Kuangsi Waterfall (35km South of town)
Overnight: Villa Saykham

Day 10: Luang Prabang – Thahua/ 255 KM – 6 - 8 Hours

Place of interest: Scenic mountain view, local villages, local market, viewpoint
Overnight: Blue Lagoon

Day 11: Thahua – Vientiane/ 190 KM – 4 - 5 Hours

Place of interest: Water sports at Blue Lagoon (for those who are not interested in water sport, alternatively is to visit Vientiane Zoo), loop via Road# 10, later lunch at floating restaurant in Tha Ngon
 Overnight: Beaurivage Hotel

Day 12: Vientiane - Kong Lor/ 315 KM – 8Hours

Place of interest: Viewpoint over limestone forest near Nahin
Overnight: Sala Konglor

Day 13:  Konglor - Tha Khek/ 180 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Boat trip through Kong Lor Cave, Giant Wall before Thakhek, take a walk around Thakhek downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Riveria Hotel

Day 14: Tha Khek – Savanakhet/ 130 KM – 3 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Buddha Cave to the East of Thakhek, take a walk around Savanakhet downtown with old French architecture buildings
Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 15: In Savanakhet / 130 KM – 4 - 6 Hours

Place of interest: Monkey Forest and Turtle Lake outside of Savanakhet

 Overnight: Sala Savan

Day 16: Savanakhet – Champasak/ 280 KM – 5 - 7 Hours

 Place of interest: Dinosaur Museum in Savanakhet, leisure walk in the small town of Champasak in the bank of Mekong River
Overnight: Inthira Hotel

Day 17: Champasak - Done Khong/ 200 KM – 4 -7 Hours

Place of interest: UNESCO World Heritage of Wat Phou, Oumong Forested temple
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 18: In Done Khong/ KM – Hours

Place of interest: Boat trip in 4000 Island area, Done Khone Island, Liphi Waterfall
Overnight: Pone Arena Hotel

Day 19: Done Khong - Bolavan Plateau / 160 KM – 4 - 5 Hours

Place of interest: Khone Phapheng Waterfall, Bolaven Plateau with coffee plantation and Tad Fane Waterfall
Overnight: Tad Fane Resort

Day 20: In Bolaven Plateau/ 120 KM – Hours

Place of interest: Tad Etou Waterfall Paksong Market, Minority villages, Read Creak at Sinouck Coffee House, Tad Lo Waterfall
Overnight: Tad Lo Lodge

Day 21: Bolaven Plateau – Pakse/ 130 KM – 4 Hours

Place of interest: Elephant ride at Tadlo Waterfall, Minority villages, Tad Phasuam Waterfall and outdoor Ethnology Museum
Overnight: Pakse Hotel

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Terms and Conditions for Self Drive Rentals


Insurance


All the vehicles are insured for third party and comprehensive cover by AGL Assurances. When the car is not driven by the company driver, a liability up to a maximum of 1000 USD applies(1500 USD for travel outside Laos).

Rental contracts are with Europcar Laos and subject all terms and conditions. 

The non-waivable maximum excess of 1000 USD (1500 USD for travel outside Laos) will apply for all types of vehicle in case of damage or loss.

We will request this amount as a security when the contract will be signed. For a trip outside Laos, if you are not Lao resident, a driver will be mandatory.

Maintenance of the car
All the cars are maintained in excellent condition, serviced every 5000 Kms. The vehicle contract supplier (Europcar) is responsible for maintenance and repair of defects that occur during normal usage of the vehicle.

Documents required

  • Driving License.
  • Passport
  • Credit Card
  • For 12 seat van, proper endorsement on your home country driving permit is required to comply with insurance requirements.

Fuel
The fuel to be supplied by the lessee. All vehicles are provided with a full tank of fuel, and must be returned with the tank refilled.
All inclusive packages are available.

Rental period:

Self drive: Rates are per 24 hour period.

Minimum rental period:
24 consecutive hours. Extra hours are charged at one fourth of the daily rate.

Driver service: Available from 1 hour.
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