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Jeep rental - Samui

Posted by time2fly on 31/3/2012 at 10:03

Anyone has any experience with this? Do you advise for or against it? Just thought it would be a good way to explore the Island.. Also how does Insurance work?

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Posted by busylizzy on 1/4/2012 at 01:57

I haven't done it in Samui, but have rented a small jeep in Koh Phangan a few times. It's an excellent way to get around and see some areas that you wouldn't be able to easily get to otherwise. The last time I hired one was in 2010, 2000baht for 3 days. Insurance? What insurance? They take your passport as insurance!

Seriously, I had an issue with leaving my passport. Even said 'forget it', walked away for an hour before going back with tail between my legs. I tried to leave a photocopy, but they wouldn't have it.

I hired from a small local place (a cafe opposite the pier) in KPN. I would imagine there are more options in Samui, including some of the larger, but more expensive firms that might have insurance options.

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Posted by time2fly on 1/4/2012 at 06:29

Thanks so much lol... So you did leave your passport?
I may just rent it in Koh Phangan
So in exchange for insurance they take your passport. So if you are to get in an accident you pay cash I assume? Thanks again, I will probably check the place out that you rented from..

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Posted by time2fly on 1/4/2012 at 06:32

Hey Lizzy, Just read your other posts...Questions answered!!! Thanks again

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Posted by busylizzy on 1/4/2012 at 15:02

No worries - happy to help!

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