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Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is a university city and capital of the sprawling state of Idaho. Run through by the Boise river and known as ‘the city of trees’, Boise has a bustling downtown area with a variety of bars and restaurants. It’s also a great location for visiting nearby destinations by hire car such as Nampa,Caldwell,Twin Falls and Ontario.
If you’re arriving via Magic Valley Regional Airport then it’s a 141-mile drive by rental car into Boise. En route you could take a detour to visit Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, a vast canyon that’s home to owls, falcons, owls, eagles and hawks.
There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Budget, Alamo and Dollar. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and zero excess collision cover.
Considered by many to be one of the best places to live in the US, Boise is renowned for its friendly, happy, laidback citizens. The city boasts green, scenic surroundings and a variety of parks to explore. Key attractions include Old Idaho State Penitentiary, a historic prison that’s open for tours, Julia Davis Park on the riverfront, and the World Center for Birds of Prey. Attractive outdoors areas include Lucky Peak Reservoir and Table Rock mountain, a peak situated southeast of the downtown area and known for its illuminated cross at the summit.
Payette National Forest, a 2.3 million-acre park, is a 106-mile drive from Boise by rental car. The forest includes a variety of natural attractions including alpine lakes, two of the deepest canyons in North America, and far-reaching trails that will take you deep into one of Idaho’s most stunning wildernesses.
The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is an eerily beautiful landscape a 178-mile drive’s distance. Situated in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho, it’s a vast area of lava rock that creates a lunar-like landscape. There are three lava fields in total, all lying along a massive crack in the ground known as the Great Rift of Idaho. A visit to this national monument makes for a truly unique and unearthly day out.
Run through by mountains, valleys, forests and rivers, Idaho is scenic to explore by hire car. Take extra care driving in winter conditions, as snowfall can be thick. The US is right-hand drive and remember to keep an eye on your mirror, as drivers don’t always indicate a direction change. Every state has different driving laws, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the Idaho ones before your visit.
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You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.
A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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