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Car vs Taxi with Infant

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Car vs Taxi with Infant

Hello,

I'm in the early stages of planning a one week trip to Samara in September or October of this year. We would be travelling with a 10 month old and are debating whether to rent a car or rely on taxi's.

Can anyone advise what the rules are regarding travelling with an infant in a taxi. Is a car seat required and do we need to bring our own, or can we call for a taxi with a car seat?

We are considering staying at Lodge Las Ranas and are wondering how to get to and from town, aside from walking.

Thank you!

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Lodge Las Ranas
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1. Re: Car vs Taxi with Infant

By law, taxis are required to furnish car seats. It may or may not be a car seat that you think is appropriate, but it will follow the law here. If you decide to use taxis, then find a good driver with a good car seat and then plan on using him exclusively.

Renting a car will probably be your best bet. Rental car agencies are also required to furnish car seats. Having your own car will give you a lot of freedom and flexibility to come and go to your own schedule.

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2. Re: Car vs Taxi with Infant

I agree with Hattlie on everything she said. Lodge Las Ranas is a great hotel One of the things that makes it great is that is is a bit out of town and very peaceful. By the same token, it is a bit out of town and walking to and from town in Sept and Oct may be a challenge with a baby and the rains. Also, the hotel has a pretty steep driveway that you would have to go up and down walking. I think a rental car would be the best options for you.

Have fun!

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