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Premium 4x4 Rental 7 Seated

Highlights

  • Land Rover Discovery 3
  • Toyota Lancruiser Prado J120
  • 4x4 Wheel driving
  • Luxurious versions
  • Private with driver or not
  • 1 Day (8:00-21:00)

  • Distance

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  • Difficulty
    1.0
  • Altitude Dif:

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Pick Up Times

8:00-11:00 in your Hotel or from our parking lot

Schedule

Whole Year Round On Request

Price Includes

  • Vehicle
  • CDW insurance

Low Season: November-March 185€

Medium Season: April-May and October 215€

High Season: June - September 250€

Price Does Not Include

  • Fuels for the route
  • Driver or Tour Leader
  • Damages created from inappropriate and dangerous use

Description

WELCOME to the Luxury, Comfort, Confidence & Reliability of Uncharted Escapes premium off road car rental...

Discover the most distant routes in Greece with luxurious Land Rover Discovery 3 or Toyota Landcruiser with driver or not. Explore the inland of Greece with 4x4 off road vehicles. Drive through backcountry roads, reach isolated villages, and discover hidden seashores. Get a unique experience which no other vehicle can offer.

Our 4x4 Land Rover Discovery 3 (7 seated) or Toyota Landcruiser (7 seated) vehicles offer customers an option for travels otherwise not accessible to them. Vehicles with 4 wheel drive have a different driving capability. This can be an advantage, especially when driving on loose gravel roads or if you wish to discover the hidden treasures in an adventures way.

Our team of well trained and inspired drivers, or tour leaders are there to assist you and discover off road routes in places of extraordinary beauty with the outmost safety.

Private, Luxurious or Adventurous... with a driver or not Uncharted Escapes team is ready to serve any kind of request...

Our Fleet:

Manufacturer: Land Rover

Type: Discovery 3 HSE

Body Style: 5 door

Engine: 4.4 V8 Petrol

Transmission: Automatic

Nr.of Seats: 7

Interior: Leather

Extras: Air Suspension, Tinted Windows,  Panorama Sunroof, Two Zones Climate Control, Xenon lights

 

Manufacturer: Land Rover

Type: Discovery HSE or SE or S

Body Style: 5 door

Engine: 2.7 TDV6 Diesel

Transmission: Automatic

Nr.of Seats: 7

Interior: Leather

Extras: Air Suspension, Tinted Windows, Sunroof, Two Zones Climate Control, Xenon Lights

 

Manufacturer: Toyota

Type: Land Cruiser Prado J120

Body Style: 5 door

Engine: 4.0 V6 Petrol/LPG

Transmission: Automatic

Nr.of Seats: 7

Interior: Leather

Extras: Air Suspension, Tinted Windows, Sunroof, Two Zones Climate Control

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Don't Forget

The tenant driver of the car is responsible to make these actions and is the person assuming the risks of driving a 4×4. The compliance of the advices and basic rules (named previously) of driving this vehicle out of asphalted roads, does not exempt the renter and driver from possible damages and breakdowns caused, being this person the one responsible for them and the person that will have to assume the costs to reestablish the vehicle to its original state.

Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made from Uncharted Escapes.

If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of made payments.

For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: https://www.unchartedescapes.com/terms-conditions

Adventure Tips

4×4 Rental Vehicle usage rules

Basic rules and precautions:

For the use and drive of a hired 4×4 vehicle or any other vehicle, the basic rule is prudence. The handling of a 4×4 through the country can produce special situations: streams, slopes, hills and no ending circumstances that each one has to deal with and never put himself in danger, just how one would do with a conventional vehicle. Against and obstacle, it is always better desist than risk. For that reason, we insist in logic and prudence when it comes to driving. We established some basic rules for this kind of conduction:

Fastening the steering wheel:

When holding the steering wheel, fingers have to be out of it in case an obstacle makes the vehicle turn violently and harms our hands.

Obstacles:

In case an obstacle is found, it is always necessary to be sure that the vehicle can overcome it even if it is necessary to get out of the car to prove it. In case of doubt, it is better not to risk.

Blockage:

When a vehicle gets stuck, it is usually useless trying to come out of the situation. It is possible to get even more stuck. Sometimes it is as easier as slightly deflating the tyres or pull out a stone out of the way.

Transmission:

Reductive gears should not be engaged when the car is moving, it would cause a damage in the transmission. Each model has different ways to activate the 4×4 traction. In some cases, it is possible to do this on slow speed but, sometimes it is necessary come out of the vehicle to do this.

Windows:

It is advisable to close the windows. In this way, strokes and scratches will be avoided, as well as insects and dust coming inside the car.

Introduction

When driving a 4×4, there are some things to take care of. The big size, the tall height (that affects to its gravity center) and the weight of the car (that has an effect on breaking). The type of transmission with the use of gearboxes and differential options makes the use of this cars differ to others. Driving through the countryside implies knowing some specific techniques and understandings.

Tyre:

4×4 rented vehicles are provided with mixed tyres, due to their use in asphalt and field. Consequently, they must not be subjected to extreme aggressions, avoiding pinches and cuts in the edges. At some point it is convenient to slightly deflate the tyres, inflating them with the recommended precision before starting to circulate normally.

Cleaning:

The vehicle has to be kept clean after its use and the radiator must be continuously cleared of dried herbs and mud that can cause motor overheating from not receiving air from the radiator. The wheel arch and tyres must be cleaned with water to avoid vibrations when driving over asphalt and scratches in the break disks. Breakdown in a remote place can be a big problem that we can avoid with simple cleaning tasks.

Clutch:

In 4×4 vehicles and in off road driving, clutch should be used as less as possible, avoiding skating. To go through a slope, it is also better to not use the clutch and let the vehicle’s motor stop and starts it again. To get over an obstacle and go through something that stops the vehicle, you should follow the instructions given and not use the clutch too much.

Not being careful with the use of the clutch can cause damages that paralyze the vehicle, and these situations often happen in difficult to access places, which cause a big problem.

Break-Motor:

It is important to use the retention motor power to break. Not using the brake pedal is essential in some situations.

Embankment:

Step out of driving in embankments. If it is necessary, and always under the driver’s responsibility, it is better to drive as far from the border as possible. In that way, we’ll avoid the terrain falling because of the vehicle’s weight.

Seatbelt:

It should always be fasten. Traffic jams, a hidden road bump or a strong break can make someone precipitate onto the windscreen.

Manual from 4×4 vehicle

It is convenient to talk about some basic rules for the rational and ecologic use of vehicles driving out of the road.

Since the ways have gotten more transited, there are new actuation rules that need to be respected to avoid this ways being impassable at some point.

The recommendations given are:

Drive slowly and paying attention to possible obstacles and animal crossroads. For these reasons and for safety reasons, 4×4 vehicles should not circulate through non asphalted roads when there is a lack of solar light.

Enjoy the drive away from the pavement means appreciating the things they can be seen and taste the places that can be reached, but it is better to do it slow.

Is is important to avoid ridges and take away the obstacles from the way.

The vehicle should not overcome the marked route or root out bushes or branches. Cigarettes and waste should not be thrown away.

Rivers should not be used as sinks. Doors and fences should be correctly open and closed after each vehicle that passes through them. Animals have priority, the horn must not be pressed and the lights must be correctly used.

All of these terms have the purpose of protecting the environment.

Driving over different floors:

Driving a 4×4 vehicle over asphalt is not much different form driving a normal vehicle. It is important to consider that 4×4 is higher and their gravity center is higher too. A 4×4 is heavier than an average vehicle, which is important to know when it is time for breaking. Even if the most modern models have advanced suspension and breaking systems, this information must be considered when driving a 4×4.

Mud

If the vehicle gets close to a mudded terrain, it is convenient to increase the speed, but always in short gears. It is not advisable to increase it violently, this would make the tyres skate, and making the vehicle looses the direction control. It is better to maintain a constant speed.

If the speed is too slow, the vehicle can loose the impulse that makes it go over the obstacles, and it can even make the wheels turn over the mud and even sink in it. It is better not to go over other vehicles’ trails since it’s where the mud is softer. If it is impossible avoiding them, the vehicle should go over the higher part of them.

If the steering wheel is moved slightly side to side, the wheels will stick better. Other times, it is better to let the vehicle find its own itinerary. The tyre’s pressure can get a bit lower so that there is more contact surface.

Snow

When there is not much snow, it is better to not turn or break very quick, this will make the car slide. In these cases, tyres break the upper layer of snow and stick to the ground.

When there is much snow, it is necessary to maintain an average level of turns in the motor, with a short gear and slow speed. This will make the tyre not slide over the snow. In case of extreme difficulty, chains are needed. On the road, the pressure will be the normal one, and on the country it is better to lower it slightly to increase the surface of the wheel.

Sand

When the sand is not compact, it is convenient to use 4×4 traction and a long gear with constant speed. If the vehicle sinks in the sand, use a short speed. In case of getting stuck, it is better to put something under the tyres to make them have traction to continue the way (stones, woods, etc..) and lower the pressure of the tyres.

Wading

Before driving through a wading zone it is convenient to go out of the vehicle and observe the characteristics of the terrain, checking these things:

If the flow is quick, the water will be transparent and there will be no slime on the bottom, so it is easier to see the way to follow. It good knows that when the water is transparent, it can look less deep than how it is. If the depth is not clear, it is better to go through it walking to check it. A fast flow could drag the vehicle more than expected. If the flow is slow, there might be slime and mud on the bottom, and it will be important to check the depth as well, the obstacles and the bottom.

 

When wading, a short gear will be used (2nd), and the vehicle should be driven slowly and slightly inclined to avoid damaging the motor severely, and knowing that the water will slow the car, exerting force against it. It is important to choose the correct place to get out. When getting out, the break must be pressed to restore its entire efficacy. Stop the vehicle and check if it has suffered damages (on the radiator, tyres, etc.). It is convenient to maintain the normal pressure of the tyres inside the water, since the obstacles will not be visible under water.

Depending on the terrain type, there are different kinds of driving:

Slopes

Drive decisively.

Watch before initiating the ascension through the terrain, once started it is difficult to stop and change the way, or do sudden maneuvers that will put the stability of the vehicle in danger.

If there is an obstacle, gears should not be changed or the vehicle will loose the rise impulse. Depending on the slope, it is convenient to use 2nd or 3rd gear.

In case of stopping during the ascension, break and clutch must be pressed simultaneously, enter reverse gear and release the pedals so that the break motor makes it revert to the starting point. If the car stops, press the break, introduce reverse gear and let the car go back. The vehicle will start up on its own and the break motor will allow a slow descent.

Declines

Before starting declining, it is convenient to get out of the vehicle and observe the characteristics of the descent.

Do not use the clutch, the vehicle will break on its own in a short gear, helped by the breaking pedal.

If the vehicle slips, reduce the speed to make the tyres adjust to the terrain. Use the breaking pedal with extreme smoothness to avoid nailing the vehicle.

Avoid fast speeds during the descent and when getting to the end of the slope, care must be taken to not nail the front part of the vehicle on the floor.

Natural slopes and unevenness

If it is possible, avoid driving in slopes. Big stones can make the vehicle loose contact with the terrain, making it roll down slope. If it is impossible to avoid it, it is better to drive through it on the lower part, trying to maintain a relative balance.

If there is a danger of upturn, turn to the lower part and accelerate, this will make the vehicle have traction again.

Ditches and crests

It is convenient to confront them diagonally, entering with one wheel while the other three maintain the traction effort. It is important to make sure the direction is straight until the ditch is left behind.

The small and medium crests are confronted in the same manner to avoid ensnaring the vehicle, leaving it standing on its bottom and without the tyres touching the ground.

It is very important to respect the angles and measures given previously.

Rescue of the vehicle

Each time the vehicle gets stuck, a different situation appears due to the different conditions in each case, and for that reason it is impossible to give strict indications for the rescue. In this section, general orientations are given that are applicable to the great majority of situations. Notwithstanding, prudence and ingenuity will be the most valuable weapons.

It is important to get away from the action rate from the wires and slings the vehicle is being dragged. If they broke, they could cause very harmful injuries due to the violence they fly out.

It is important to not work under a vehicle that is elevated with a hydraulic jack, since this tool or the terrain could move making the vehicle smash what is under it.

Every time the 4×4 vehicle is elevated, traction should be inserted in the four wheels and all the blocks. Furthermore, the first gear should be entered since the hand break often stops uniquely the back wheels.

It is better to retire all the obstacles and properly prepare the rescue to achieve it at the first try, rather than trying many times, which can make the situation worse.

When cables are used, gloves must be used to avoid the threads they usually have stick in our hands.

When a vehicle gets sunken in mud and another vehicle tries to get it out pulling it, traction causes a suction effect that entraps the sunken vehicle.

This could damage the structure of both vehicles if there is an insistence. If the sunken vehicle is elevated, this situation can be prevented.

Comeback to asphalt

When the countryside is left behind and the vehicle starts driving through asphalted roads, it is mandatory to turn the tyres precision to their normal state, the gearbox to the 2h position and make an exhausting cleaning (detailed previously). This reminder is for the safety of the driver and to avoid breakdowns caused by the bad use of the vehicle.

Very Important

The tenant driver of the car is responsible to make these actions and is the person assuming the risks of driving a 4×4. The compliance of the advices and basic rules (named previously) of driving this vehicle out of asphalted roads, does not exempt the renter and driver from possible damages and breakdowns caused, being this person the one responsible for them and the person that will have to assume the costs to reestablish the vehicle to its original state.