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        About Cayenne

        Located on the Atlantic coast, Cayenne in French Guiana is a lively city waiting to be explored. Off the beaten tourist track, Cayenne's true charm lies in the everyday rhythms, local flavors, and unique blend of cultures that shape the city's identity. Orbit Car Hire welcomes you to immerse yourself in the heart of Cayenne and offers you the key to a journey beyond the ordinary.

        As you navigate the streets of Cayenne with Orbit Car Hire, you will discover the dynamic energy of the city. From the vibrant markets filled with the aromas of exotic spices to the bustling neighborhoods where locals go about their daily lives, every corner reveals a new facet of Cayenne's authentic character.

        One of the joys of exploring Cayenne is the culinary adventure that awaits you. Orbit Car Hire allows you to enjoy the richness of local gastronomy, from Creole specialties to French-Caribbean fusions. Immerse yourself in the gastronomic tapestry of Cayenne, where every meal tells a story of tradition, diversity, and a passion for culinary excellence.

        With your rental car, you can seamlessly transition from the vibrant city center to the quieter outskirts, where the residential areas offer a glimpse into daily life. Cayenne's neighborhoods are a mosaic of cultures, reflecting the city's unique history and the warmth of its inhabitants.

        The streets of Cayenne are not just roads, they are gateways to hidden gems. Orbit Car Hire invites you to venture beyond the obvious and discover the local essence of Cayenne. Whether you're driving the coastal roads, meandering through the city's historic neighborhoods, or simply enjoying the scenic drive, the freedom of a rental car enriches your experience in Cayenne.

        When you embark on this journey with Orbit Car Hire, you become part of the city's history, feel the pulse of the city, and experience the authenticity that characterizes Cayenne. Book your rental car today and let the exploration of Cayenne's local treasures begin – an adventure where every drive is a discovery and every moment captures the essence of this captivating city.

        Basic info and car hire in Cayenne

        • Location: French Guiana
        • Population: 57,614
        • Official language: French
        • Currency: Euro
        • Weather: French Guiana has a tropical climate
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Cayenne are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Cayenne:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Cayenne is at the Cayenne Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Cayenne!

         Driving in Cayenne

        Embark on a seamless driving experience in the heart of Cayenne, French Guiana, with Orbit Car Hire as your trusted companion. Navigating the city's vibrant streets becomes a pleasure when you have the keys to flexibility and comfort. Cayenne, known for its eclectic mix of cultures and lively atmosphere, unfolds effortlessly as you drive through the streets in an Orbit car rental.

        Explore the dynamic energy and diverse neighborhoods of the city, from the bustling markets to the quiet residential areas. Orbit Car Hire gives you the freedom to customize your trip so you don't miss out on the hidden gems that make up Cayenne's authentic charm.

        Discover the local restaurants, cultural centers, and scenic coastal roads at your own pace with your rental car. The roads of Cayenne beckon and Orbit Car Hire will make sure you're equipped for every turn, and your drive will be an adventure.

        Book your Orbit car hire today and discover the joy of driving in Cayenne – a city where exploration knows no bounds and the open road is your guide to the heart of French Guiana's cultural diversity.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old, and some rental agencies may require drivers to be at least 25 years old. Young driver surcharges for car renting are common in many locations, including French Guiana. Typically, these surcharges apply to drivers under a certain age, often 25. Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 are more likely to face additional fees when renting a car. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
        • International Driving Permit:  An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg. Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
        • Additional papers:   A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
        • Additional requirements:  Reflective Vest and Warning Triangle, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher
        • Children in the car:  French Guiana, like many other places, has specific regulations regarding the use of child restraint systems. It is typically required for children to use appropriate car seats or booster seats based on their age, weight, and height. Ensure that the child restraint system meets the local safety standards.
        • Driving side of the road: Right-hand side
        • Lights:  Daytime Running Lights: While driving during the day, especially on major roads and highways, it is common for vehicles to have their daytime running lights activated. Many modern vehicles are equipped with automatic systems that turn on these lights when the engine is running. Night Driving: When driving at night, it is mandatory to use headlights. Both low-beam and high-beam headlights are typically used, depending on the road and traffic conditions. High beams should be switched to low beams when approaching oncoming traffic or driving behind another vehicle.
        • General speed limits: Urban Areas: The speed limit within urban areas is typically 50 kilometers per hour (approximately 31 miles per hour). Rural Roads: On rural roads outside of urban areas, the speed limit is commonly 80 kilometers per hour (approximately 50 miles per hour). Expressways and Highways: On expressways and highways, the speed limit can vary. It is often set at 110 kilometers per hour (approximately 68 miles per hour) or higher on certain sections.

        Car Hire in Cayenne

        Most popular car hire at Cayenne

        The most selected hire car in Cayenne is Ford Fiesta, with Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Cayenne are mini, economy, and compact.

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Cayenne

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Cayenne. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the French Guiana.

        • Cayenne-Kourou (62km with approximately 1 hour of drive)

        • Cayenne-Sinnamary (103km with approximately 1,5 hours of drive)

        • Cayenne-Iracoubu (133km with approximately 2 hours of drive)

        • Cayenne-Mana (211km with approximately 2,5 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Cayenne

        Escape the urban charm of Cayenne and take unforgettable day trips with Orbit Car Hire to discover the hidden gems of French Guiana. Your journey begins with the freedom of the open road, and we've compiled a list of the best destinations for a day trip.

        Kourou (approx. 60 km):
        Drive to Kourou, the home of the Guiana Space Center. Experience the history of space exploration, explore the city's vibrant markets, and enjoy the view of the coast. Orbit Car Hire will ensure a smooth ride to complement your cosmic explorations.

        Cacao (approx. 90 km):
        Drive to Cacao, a charming town in the heart of the rainforest. Immerse yourself in nature, visit the local plantations, and experience the rich biodiversity of French Guiana. Orbit Car Hire offers you the key to a scenic drive through lush landscapes.

        Remire-Montjoly (approx. 20 km):
        Just a short drive from Cayenne, Remire-Montjoly offers pristine beaches and a tranquil getaway. Relax by the sea, explore the mangrove swamps, and enjoy a quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Orbit Car Hire makes it easy to reach this coastal oasis.

        Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni (approx. 270 km):
        For a longer adventure, head to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni along the Maroni River. Immerse yourself in the history of the town, visit the infamous Devil's Island, and experience the cultural richness of this riverside gem. Orbit Car Hire will provide you with the bikes for a picturesque journey.

        Awala-Yalimapo (approx. 220 km):
        Explore the pristine beauty of Awala-Yalimapo, known for its sea turtle nesting sites. Enjoy the pristine beaches, witness the natural wonder of turtle migration, and enjoy a day amid nature. Orbit Car Hire provides a comfortable ride to this coastal paradise.

        Book your rental car with Orbit Car Hire today and make your Cayenne experience perfect with these incredible day trip destinations. With the keys to a reliable rental car, every road becomes a gateway to the diverse landscapes and cultural treasures of French Guiana. Your adventure awaits you beyond the city limits.

        What to see in Cayenne

        Discover the cultural pulse of Cayenne, French Guiana, with Orbit Car Hire as your ticket to a city pulsating with energy and diversity. Get behind the wheel and immerse yourself in a range of experiences that make up this dynamic destination.

        1. Immerse yourself in the local markets:
        Cayenne's markets are a real treat for the senses and showcase the city's vibrant image. Explore the Marché Central with your Orbit Car Hire vehicle, where exotic spices, fresh produce, and local handicrafts beckon. Immerse yourself in the colorful hustle and bustle and enjoy the essence of daily life in Cayenne.

        2. Stroll along the Avenue Général de Gaulle:
        Take a leisurely drive or stroll along Avenue Général de Gaulle, Cayenne's main thoroughfare. Lined with colonial-style buildings, chic boutiques, and inviting cafés, this avenue captures the city's fusion of history and modernity. Orbit Car Hire offers you the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.

        3. Experience the culinary mosaic:
        Cayenne's gastronomy reflects its multicultural identity. Use your rental car to explore the city's diverse culinary scene, from cozy bistros serving Creole specialties to French-Caribbean fusion restaurants. Let Orbit Car Hire be your passport to a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds.

        4. Discover cultural gems:
        Drive to Cayenne's cultural attractions, such as the Musée Départemental Franconie or the vibrant Place des Palmistes. With Orbit Car Hire, you can easily reach these cultural centers and immerse yourself in the history, art, and lively social spaces of the city.

        5. Enjoy the serenity of the coast:
        Drive along the coastal roads and enjoy the tranquility of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover hidden beaches, experience breathtaking sunsets, and breathe in the sea breeze. Orbit Car Hire makes sure you don't miss a moment of Cayenne's coastal magic.

        Book your Orbit car hire today and let Cayenne inspire you. From the bustling markets to the tranquil coastline, every drive will be a new chapter in your Cayenne adventure. Your journey awaits – discover the city with Orbit Car Hire.

        Drive your rental car beyond Cayenne

        Discover the hidden treasures of French Guiana, a destination full of biodiversity, cultural richness, and untamed beauty. Orbit Car Hire invites you to enjoy the freedom of the open road as we guide you through the incomparable experience of exploring this South American jewel by car.

        1. Freedom to roam:
        French Guiana is a vast tapestry of lush rainforests, winding rivers, and diverse ecosystems. With Orbit Car Hire, you are not bound by city limits. Venture off the beaten track where the true essence of French Guiana unfolds. Whether you follow the Maroni River or delve into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the road is your gateway to the extraordinary.

        2. Diverse landscapes, one vehicle:
        The beauty of French Guiana lies in its diverse landscapes, from the coastal plains to the dense rainforests. Orbit Car Hire offers you a fleet of vehicles suitable for any terrain. So your journey is not just a drive, but a discovery tour through contrasting landscapes. Match your vehicle to the adventure and move seamlessly from urban exploration to off-grid discoveries.

        3. Cultural encounters:
        The cultural mosaic of French Guiana is as diverse as its landscapes. Use your rental car to drive through historic towns where the colonial architecture is a testament to the region's heritage. Take part in local festivals, visit indigenous communities, and enjoy the richness of French Guiana's multicultural identity. All this is facilitated by the flexibility of Orbit Car Hire.

        4. Culinary Odyssey:
        French Guiana's culinary scene is a blend of flavors that reflect its multicultural population. Drive to local markets, street stalls, and hidden eateries to sample Creole specialties, French-Caribbean delicacies, and local dishes. Orbit Car Hire ensures you have the means to embark on a gastronomic adventure and explore the diversity of French Guiana's culinary delights.

        5. Wildlife Safaris:
        The roads of French Guiana lead to encounters with wild animals in nature reserves, national parks, and even unexpected roadside locations. Navigate and navigate biodiverse habitats in your rental car. Spot birds in the swamps, see capybaras near rivers and, if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of the elusive jaguars in the protected areas.

        6. Trips to the coast and quiet retreats:
        The coastline of French Guiana offers tranquil hideaways with pristine beaches and peaceful retreats waiting to be discovered. Drive along the coastal roads, explore secluded coves, and let the rhythm of the waves guide you. Orbit Car Hire allows you to create your coastal odyssey, where every bend in the road reveals new coastal wonders.

        7. Seamless connectivity:
        With Orbit Car Hire, your exploration of French Guiana is seamlessly connected. Navigate effortlessly between urban centers, remote natural wonders, and cultural hotspots. French Guiana's diverse experiences become accessible, ensuring your road trip is filled with moments of awe and inspiration.

        Embark on an odyssey of discovery with Orbit Car Hire, where the road is your guide to the wonders of French Guiana. Book your rental car today and set the wheels in motion for an adventure that transcends borders and brings you closer to the fascinating landscapes and cultures that make up this extraordinary destination.

        Cayenne

        Visit Cayenne

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Cayenne


        Tantalize your taste buds with the gastronomic delights of Cayenne, French Guiana, with Orbit Car Hire as your culinary companion. Explore the city's diverse culinary scene with the freedom of your rental car and discover Creole delicacies, French-Caribbean fusions, and local specialties. From vibrant markets to hidden eateries, Cayenne's culinary diversity is yours to explore. With Orbit Car Hire, embark on a flavorful journey where every turn of the key opens a new chapter in the rich and diverse palate of this captivating city. Book your rental car today and let the aromas and flavors of Cayenne become part of your unforgettable travel experience.

        Best restaurant in Cayenne

        1. Le Toque Chef
        2. Le Mekong
        3. Le Dili's
        4. La Petite Maison
        5. Le Melting Potes
        6. Le Bistrot Cayennais
        7. Le Manguier
        8. Le Zagaya
        9. La Mercerie Gourmande
        10. Le Maron'In

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

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        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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