First of all, you should know that in French Guiana, you have no other choice than to rent a car. The public transportation network is very limited and to do everything you want in the order you want and at your own pace, the rental car gives you this freedom. But which car to choose? You don't need to be told that French Guiana is a very vast territory with a large part of it occupied by the Amazonian forest. The distances are therefore very long and the roads are not always in very good condition (except for the main roads). Although an economy car can be sufficient for 1 or 2 people, renting a 4x4 or an SUV will ensure more comfort and safety, especially if you want to go off the beaten track.
In French Guiana, a vehicle with 4 wheel drive is not essential. What you need is an elevated vehicle with a good engine. The SUV is more than enough. Not only will it be less expensive than a 4x4 for rent, but it also consumes much less fuel: economical and ecological. Opt for the rental of an SUV in French Guiana.
The traffic rules in French Guiana are the same as in metropolitan France: you are in a French department. That said, as mentioned before, the secondary roads of the territory are not very well maintained and some passages can be more difficult to cross (hence the utility of an SUV). Moreover, the main roads around Kourou and Cayenne can quickly become congested.
To rent an SUV at Jumbo Car French Guiana, you must be at least 25 years old and have a valid driver's license. On the day of the vehicle pick-up, we ask you to come to the agency with the following documents :
Valid driving license
Credit card to pay the deposit.
There are several tips for renting a car at the best price:
Book as far in advance as possible. The more cars we have available, the better the prices
Book online: There is more competition on the internet, so prices are generally more attractive
Rent at the airport agency: You won't have to pay for a cab to get to your hotel and from the hotel to another rental agency. The same goes for the return trip.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at 05 94 25 51 94