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Rating in Chile
$ 7771
Grand Patagonia Self-Drive 21 days

Chile

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Iceland
$ 1024
Essential Iceland

Iceland

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Iceland
$ 587
Summer Nights at Ranga

Iceland

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Iceland
$ 1700
Northern Highlights

Iceland

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Chile
$ 1779
Eco-Atacama

Chile

11 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Namibia
$ 4779
Namibia Birding Self-Drive Safari

Namibia

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Namibia
$ 2481
Classic Namibia Self-Drive 12 days

Namibia

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Chile
$ 2550
Patagonia & the Mapuches

Chile

18 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Norway
$ 2072
Around Lofoten

Norway

9 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Chile
$ 1460
Island, Lakes & Volcanoes

Chile

11 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in South Africa
$ 4964
Zimbabwe & Botswana Self Drive

South Africa

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Chile
$ 3790
4500km of nature: Chile, North to South

Chile

21 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Chile
$ 2229
Atacama Desert, between the Andes and the Pacific

Chile

17 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Australia
$ 3015
East Coast Wonders

Australia

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Canada
$ 2771
Totem Discovery

Canada

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in New Zealand
$ 3931
New Zealand by Motorhome

New Zealand

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in New Zealand
$ 4132
Discover Aotearoa

New Zealand

21 days

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Self-guided jeeping
Rating in Canada
$ 2265
Majestic Rockies by Rail & Road

Canada

7 days

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Self-guided jeeping

Self Guided Jeep Tours: Are These Worth the Risk?

Are you adventurous and want to explore away from crowds or even groups? Are you a fan of rough terrain driving, incredible views or wildlife where regular cars can't go? All the Jeep enthusiasts out there who love flexibility and freedom or simply want to up the adventure quotient of their experience may consider this 4 wheel challenge, exploring at their own pace instead of following someone else’s itinerary and instructions.

Most people agree it is more fun to just sit back and enjoy a thrilling jeep ride while having a driver and/or a guide worry about where to go or which road and turn to take. Some dislike being merely a passenger and prefer driving, but there is at least one professional tour guide in the group, so their jeep adventures are self driven but guided. Then, there are рeople who have their own sense of adventure and prefer having the trail to themselves instead of trailing behind the group. Finally, there are those who think self-guided Jeep tours are cheap or free (which may not be cheap).

If self-guided Jeep vacations is your kind of thing, you are probably an experienced driver who knows that some dirt roads are mild, while some so rough and rocky that even a 4x4 can have a hard time. You need to print the map of the area or pick one up at the Jeep rental. It is better not to go if it's raining or has been raining for a few days, as the roads are likely to turn into a mess. Having plenty of gas, water and snacks is a must when you venture off road. You are in charge of your own safety. However, there are a few other things to know which are less obvious. While many trails and national reserves can be visited throughout the year, some have seasonal closures and restrictions to protect certain species, calving or migration of wildlife. In other places, the weather conditions and seasonal factors may simply significantly change what you expect to see, sometimes just overnight. In many areas, no ground fires or overnight camping are allowed, and some require special permits to be issued in advance or you won’t be able to go there.

There are companies offering self-drive tour packages with accommodation, car rental, jeep camping, itinerary and many important details included. By booking a self-drive tour you not just save money, but also discover the unique tips to maximize your experience and avoid unpleasant surprises.