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        About Kourou

        Welcome to Kourou, a vibrant city in the heart of French Guiana that offers more than just the usual tourist attractions. Orbit Car Hire invites you to discover the authentic essence of Kourou by providing you with the keys to explore the city.

        Freedom of movement

        Kourou is a city with a personality that goes beyond the typical tourist destinations. With Orbit Car Hire, you have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. Explore the local streets, discover hidden gems, and create your journey through Kourou in the comfort of your rental car.

        Integrate yourself into local life

        Beneath the surface of Kourou lies a vibrant local culture waiting to be experienced. Use your rental car to seamlessly immerse yourself in the daily life of the city. Visit local markets, talk to the locals, and experience the authentic atmosphere that gives Kourou its unique character.

        Culinary exploration

        Kourou's culinary scene is a testament to its diverse and vibrant community. With your rental car, you have the opportunity to explore the local eateries and taste the richness of Guyanese cuisine. From street food to hidden gems, use your vehicle to embark on a culinary adventure tailored to your preferences.

        Scenic drives off the beaten track

        Get away from it all and explore the picturesque landscapes around Kourou. With your rental car, you can explore the natural beauty that surrounds the city. Discover hidden paths, enjoy the tranquility of nature, and make your discoveries off the beaten tourist track.

        Convenience with Orbit Car Hire

        At Orbit Car Hire, your convenience and comfort are our top priority. With competitive prices and excellent customer service, we allow you to explore the city at your convenience.

        Kourou is not just a city, but also an invitation to explore the city and feel the pulse of daily life. Orbit Car Hire offers you the opportunity to discover the hidden treasures of Kourou and to get to know and experience the authentic charm of the city. Book your rental car with Orbit Car Hire and embark on a journey that goes beyond the typical tourist trails in Kourou.

        Basic info and car hire in Kourou

        • Location: French Guiana
        • Population: 24,612
        • 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 Kourou are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Kourou:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Kourou is at the Kourou Downtown. 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 Kourou!

         Driving in Kourou

        Embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant streets of Kourou, French Guiana with Orbit Car Hire. Driving in this enchanting city opens up a world of possibilities where you can experience Kourou on your terms.

        Effortless exploration

        With an Orbit rental car, exploring Kourou becomes an effortless adventure. Explore the city's different neighborhoods, discover local treasures, and enjoy the flexibility to create your exploration route.

        Immerse yourself in local life

        Driving in Kourou is more than just a commute; it's an immersion in local life. Drive through the city, visit the bustling markets, and enjoy the flavors of Guyanese cuisine. Your Orbit rental car is the perfect way to get to know the heart and soul of Kourou.

        Numerous scenic routes

        Escape the daily grind and head out on the scenic routes around Kourou. Enjoy the beauty of the lush landscapes and hidden gems from the comfort of your rental car. Orbit Car Hire will ensure that you not only reach your destination but also enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

        Orbit Car Hire puts your comfort and convenience first. Book your Orbit car rental today and experience the joy of driving in this enchanting city in French Guiana.

        • 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 Kourou

        Most popular car hire at Kourou

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

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Kourou

        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 Kourou. 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.

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

        • Kourou-Sinnamary (47km with approximately 45 minutes of drive)

        • Kourou-Iracoubu (77km with approximately 1 hour of drive)

        • Kourou-Mana (155km with approximately 2 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Kourou

        Kourou, the beating heart of French Guiana, is not only a city but also a gateway to diverse and captivating destinations. With Orbit Car Hire, your journey goes beyond the city limits and you can discover the hidden gems around Kourou.

        1. Sinnamary: A quiet trip to the coast

        Embark on a scenic drive from Kourou to Sinnamary, a coastal town with pristine beaches and natural serenity. Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere with your Orbit rental car, explore the local markets, and enjoy the tranquility of this charming town.

        2. Awala-Yalimapo: coastal adventure and indigenous culture

        Explore Awala-Yalimapo, where golden beaches meet indigenous culture. Your rental car from Orbit is your ticket to discovering sea turtle nesting sites, exploring local traditions, and enjoying the unique charm of this coastal town.

        3. Montsinéry-Tonnegrande: bliss by the river

        For a day of riverside tranquility, head to Montsinéry-Tonnegrande, located on the Comté River. Your Orbit rental car will allow you to enjoy a relaxing day by the water, surrounded by lush nature reserves and the peaceful atmosphere of this hidden gem.

        4. Iracoubo: a journey into the past with colonial heritage

        Iracoubo attracts history buffs with its well-preserved colonial architecture and iconic Saint Joseph Church. Drive through time with Orbit Car Hire and explore the historic charm of this picturesque town and its captivating heritage.

        5. Cocoa: Nature's playground

        Experience the natural wonders of Cacao, a small village surrounded by lush rainforests and captivating wildlife. Drive your rental car from Orbit along the scenic routes, enjoy the hiking trails, and learn about the biodiversity that makes up this picturesque destination.

        Orbit Car Hire offers you day trips from Kourou. Book your Orbit car hire today, discover the hidden treasures around Kourou, and make every day trip an unforgettable experience. Your journey begins with Orbit Car Hire – where the road becomes your canvas!

        What to see in Kourou

        Located on the coast of French Guiana, Kourou attracts visitors with a variety of cultural riches and natural wonders. With Orbit Car Hire as your travel partner, immerse yourself in the heart of Kourou's attractions and experiences that promise a journey like no other.

        1. Guiana Space Center: An insight into space exploration:

        No visit to Kourou is complete without a visit to the Guiana Space Center, the main launch site of the European Space Agency. Drive your orbit rental car to the launch platforms, the space museums, and maybe even to a rocket launch, which is a unique and impressive experience.

        2. The beauty of the Kourou coast at Plage de Pim-Poum:

        Escape to the tranquil shores of Plage de Pim-Poum for a relaxing day by the sea. With your rental car from Orbit, you can easily reach this tranquil beach where golden sand meets the Atlantic Ocean. It's perfect for sunbathing or a stroll and is just moments away from the bustling city life of Kourou.

        3. Lively local markets for authentic flavors:

        Immerse yourself in the local culture of Kourou by exploring the vibrant markets. Head to the Marché de Kourou, where colorful stalls sell fresh produce, handicrafts, and local delicacies. With your Orbit rental car, you have the flexibility to stock up on souvenirs and enjoy authentic Guyanese delicacies.

        4. Explore the historical and religious sites of Kourou:

        Discover the historical and spiritual side of the city by visiting landmarks such as the Saint-Louis Church and the lighthouse at the mouth of the Kourou River. Drive through the city with ease, exploring its architectural heritage and capturing the essence of Kourou's past.

        5. Experience nature at the Crique Boeuf:

        Escape the urban hustle and bustle and head to Crique Boeuf, a nature reserve near Kourou. With your Orbit Car Hire vehicle, you can traverse the scenic routes and experience the unspoiled beauty of the rainforests of French Guiana, an ideal place for nature lovers and hikers.

        With Orbit Car Hire, every corner of Kourou becomes accessible and every experience unforgettable. Book your Orbit car rental today and embark on a journey through Kourou, where discoveries await at every turn. Your adventure begins with Orbit Car Hire – your partner in exploring Kourou!

        Drive your rental car beyond Kourou

        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.


        Visit Kourou

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Kourou

        Embark on a culinary journey through the different flavors of Kourou with Orbit Car Hire. Drive through the city and explore the bustling markets and eateries where the flavors of Creole and international cuisine blend seamlessly. From fresh seafood to traditional Guyanese dishes, you can savor every bite with your Orbit rental car. Immerse yourself in the culinary scene of Kourou, where vibrant spices and local ingredients create an unparalleled gastronomic experience. Book your rental car today and let Orbit Car Hire guide you into the delicious world of Kourou cuisine. Discover the culinary treasures that await you in the heart of French Guiana!


        What you need to know about renting a car

        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 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, 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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