Category Archives: South America


Should I hire a car in Bogota? [coming] Should I hire a car in Bogota? We don’t recommend trying to hire a car in Bogota. None of the major international car hire providers have offices at Bogota airport, and this is not generally a city that international drivers are likely to want to hire a… Read More »


Do you need a car in Brasilia? The Brazilian capital always was built for a future where the car was king, or perhaps simply a kerosene future, with the city laid out in a way that resembles a giant plane! [top num=”45″] Do you need a car in Brasilia? In more recent years, Brasília has started… Read More »

Buenos Aires

Should you hire a car in Buenos Aires? The Argentinian capital is a vast sprawling metropolis which also has an extensive underground system, together with a wide network of buses. There is simply no great advantage in having a hire car to visit the city of Buenos Aires itself, and if you plan to visit… Read More »


Do you need a car in Cusco? Cusco is the main access point for Machu Picchu. The most iconic way to visit Machu Picchu is to take the train from Cusco. Buses are also available. This is absolutely not somewhere that you can or should try to approach by car. However, there is so much more… Read More »

Galapagos islands

Do you need a car in the Galapagos islands? The car hire advice for the Galapagos islands is astonishingly simple – you can’t hire a car here, so don’t even look into it! For those who insist on a little bit more detail, we are happy to explain. There are two airports serving the Galapagos… Read More »

La Paz

Should you rent a car in La Paz? We tried searching for La Paz car hire with the major UK registered car rental brokers, and no options came up for less than just under £300! [why2 num=”147″ We generally don’t think it’s worth trying to rent a car in La Paz. We do not think this… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Lima? Any mention of visiting Peru is naturally first going to bring up the country’s jewel in the crown that is Machu Picchu, but any visit to this undoubted wonder of the Americas really needs to start in the city of Cuzco, rather than Lima. You might want to… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Manaus? Sitting right in the heart of the Amazonian jungle is the thoroughly unique city of Manaus, home to some two million people in and around it. Given its remote location, it’s unsurprising that there are still very few roads in and out of Manaus, although if you do… Read More »

Rio de Janeiro

Should you rent a car in Rio? Brazil’s most famous city of Rio de Janeiro is most famous for football, Cocacabana, Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, samba and carnival. Needless to say, all of these are the sort of things where a car is much more a hindrance than it is a help. If you… Read More »


Should you rent a car in Santiago? The city of Santiago itself is one of the largest in South America, with the population of the metropolitan area now heading towards the 7 million mark. Should you rent a car in Santiago? Public transport in Santiago is nothing to write home about, but it is still… Read More »