If you’re the type of person that loves to take full control of your holiday, then a self-drive holiday is for you.
Self-drive holidays are for those adventurers who seek to explore destinations in their own time, and free from the constraints of sticking to a schedule or specific itinerary.
A self-drive holiday will provide you with a more ‘authentic’ experience of where you are travelling since you can blend into the local lifestyle simply by driving in your vehicle as if you were one of the locals from the area.
You can divert, get lost, and find your way back onto the main track. And discover areas that you wouldn’t have been able to see if you had opted for a toured holiday.
Self-drive holidays are a great solution for the DIY holiday planner.
How do you know if you should consider a self-drive holiday?
You don’t want to go on organized tours.
If this sounds like you, then you want to opt for a DIY tour under your own devices. You can opt to travel by bus, train, and by walking. But to see as much of a destination as possible, you will need to hire a vehicle. And even though you could hire a bike such as a scooter; that still won’t protect you from the threat of rain or harsh weather conditions.
The best option is to hire a car. Or if you are travelling in a large group, then consider hiring a minivan for the duration of your self-drive holiday.
You want to do cost-effective travel as a group.
Rather than pay $50-100 per person on an organized tour, your travel group can contribute to the cost of the vehicle. This is handy if you are travelling in a party of 3 or more people. This will easily allow you to justify the cost of hiring a vehicle.
You enjoy the experience of staying in a different place frequently.
With a self-drive holiday, you can also have the option to break-down your travel itinerary into different overnight stops. Whether you want to stay at a hotel, B&B, or campsite, you will be able to drive to a destination, stay overnight, and then continue your journey.
This is a great option if you don’t want to keep on going back to one base, which can limit how far you want to travel.
Do you have a destination in mind?
Check to see how much it is to hire a car. Then make a booking if it seems like a good idea to do a self-drive holiday.