Want to ride a motorbike along the whole length of Vietnam as an adventurous traveler, or take a short trip inside the city? Don’t wait anymore! Read this article carefully and get ready for your road trip. We will guide you through renting motorbikes in Bac Lieu.
How to rent a motorbike in Bac Lieu?
When you rent a bike in Bac Lieu you will need to provide your passport or for longer term rentals a copy of your passport. Most rental places will accept payment when you return the bike after your ride.
In most cases the rental place will not provide you with any paperwork, no contract / agreement and no registration for the bike. This could be a problem if you are stopped by the police which is very unlikely unless you have an accident.
Also note that most places will not ask for a driving licence, most foreigners in Vietnam are unlicensed but this is changing as getting a license is getting easier. If you plan to be here for more than a few months, get a licence.
The automatic motorbike is the easiest to handle, better to ride in metropolitan areas, and suitable for beginner drivers. The manual requires hand and feet coordination. And big engine bikes are for experienced riders only and suitable for the rugged roads in the countryside.
Some places for Bac Lieu Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Bac Lieu City or any other Vietnam city. There are several variants:
small hotels and hotels.
You can hardly walk around any (especially central) street without noticing a dozen rental places where you’ll be gladly helped to hire a scooter.
If you are staying at a small hotel you’ll probably be told about such nearest places at the reception. They even can bring you a bike or something to the hotel as hotel owners often have contracts with the owners of motor transport.
If they don’t provide such a service, it’s enough to walk along the second and the third lines of Nha Trang (the first line where big hotels are situated is near the sea).
One more method of hiring motor transport in Bac Lieu is getting in touch with the foreigners living there a long time and running some bike rental business. We’d advise you to turn to our good acquaintances – guys from the Moto Vietnam and they not only will help you to choose a good and suitable bike but will also give you some recommendations and several bike riding lessons.
There are some places motorbike rental in Bac lieu. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Motorbike Reantal Mr Giau
Address: 133/5, Khóm 1, Bac lieu, Vietnam
Motorbike For Rent in Bac Lieu
ADD: 89/353A Cach Mang street, Bac Lieu.
Tel: 0949 069 333 – 0982098199.
What Are Bac Lieu Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Bac Lieu, some rental companies ask for your passport while others don’t. We’ve noticed that shops located along the main touristy roads seem adamant about handing over your passport. It seems as though the smaller businesses on the less traveled side streets are more accepting to a passport photocopy or a cash deposit instead. To rent a motorbike in Bac lieu, you need two things: Chọn chuyên mục Vietnam.
For motorbike rental, there are different procedures depending on the rental shop and the length of the rental. If you stay in a hotel and rent a motorbike from the hotel for a few days, the hotel will not require a deposit. If you rent directly from a rental shop, you need to give your passport to the owner until you return the motorbike or deposit an amount of money (from 1.5 million VND to 3 million VND). Leaving a passport with a shop while you travel the whole country is not ideal, so an alternative can be suggested. Often rental shops will accept a different form of valid identification or even a copy of the passport.
Or sometimes a rental company could ask for the hotel that you are staying in.
Regarding payments, you almost always pay in cash and upfront. Most motorcycle companies don’t ask to see proof of a driver’s license. You can drive away from their shop without toppling over or crashing into something or someone.
How much? – Motorbike Rental Bac Lieu price
The company will usually charge per 24 hours. When you rent for a day. the price you pay will vary depending on where you are, whether the bike is older or new, and an automatic or a manual one. In some places, you may have a discount for a weekly rental, most will for a monthly hire term.
If you intend to hire this motorbike for a long time (over a week), make sure you have a good deal with the company. (especially in peak seasons insist on a daily rate for how many days you hire)
Budget is about 120.000 to 200.000 VND per day or 800.000 to 1.200.000 VND for monthly rental. It depends on your motorbike preference.
Note that motorbikes rental prices in popular tourist destinations in Bac Lieu are higher compared to less touristy areas. If you plan to rent a scooter in Can Tho City, I recommend getting a bigger Motorbikes than 50cc.
I recommend renting a scooter from a scooter rental that looks trustworthy. Renting a scooter from your hotel is a good option although it will cost you more. But as we’re talking about a few dollars difference, it is a less risky option than to rent from a business that looks suspicious.
Checking the motorbike before you depart
Before you set off, make sure you give a thorough check of the motorbike. The company will usually go over the bike and make a list of any dents, scratches and damage it might already have which you will be asked to witness. Pay attention when this is done as the contracts you are about to sign says that you hired the bike in prime condition. If it comes back with any additional marks you will be charged for this and be careful some companies motorbike rental Hanoi make alot of extra income this way.
Here are things you should check for.
1) Inspect the bike for existing damage and take photo’s on your phone
2) Sit on the bike and bounce up and down – make sure the suspension is working
3) See if the mirrors adjust and you can see behind you. Thai drivers hardly ever use their mirrors – but you do!
4) Ride the bike and check for size comfort (your knees should not be forced to stick out)
5) Ride the bike and test the brakes (some bikes have rear and front, some combined – know what you have)
6) Check the acceleration – sometimes you will need to get out of the way of some idiot quickly
7) Opt for bikes with thicker tires – thin tires and gravel will be your No one reason for an accident
8) Helmet – Get as good as you can and wear it. Seriously wear it – I know some people don’t but think of your mother!
Things to do in Bac Lieu
Top things to do – Attractions in Bac Lieu: From the past, Bac Lieu is famous for a rich and fertile land. With 156 km coastal line and important sea entrances such as: Ganh Hao, Nha Mat, Cai Cung, Vinh Hau, Bac Lieu which has quickly become cargo transshipment in and out province.
Located about six kilometers from Bac Lieu on the way to the beach is a 385 hectare (950 acre) Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary.The lowland mangrove forest offers an ideal home to 46 species of birds, many of which are listed as endangered.The marsh was looked after by a single household until 1962 when the local authorities took over.In addition to a diverse range of wading birds like storks, herons, night herons and cormorants, the sanctuary boasts a rich ecosystem of fish, amphibians and reptiles.There are currently some 40,000 birds and 5,000 nests in the sanctuary, which serves as a breeding ground for many birds between May and October.
Ancient longan orchards and 300-year-old mango tree
A couple minutes’ drive from the Bird Sanctuary, ancient longan orchards, or Giong Nhan Bac Lieu, stretches 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) from Nha Mat Ward to An Trach Dong Commune.The orchards were planted some 200 years ago by the first migrants on wild land along the coast. Their age and unique location lends the fruit a distinctive sweetness.Locals dry the fruit and brew it into wine.The star of the orchard is a 300-year old mango tree that’s believed to be the oldest in the Mekong Delta.It is surrounded by Chinese cemeteries and sits atop an underground freshwater stream. People say the subterranean water source has kept the tree alive for centuries despite encroaching saltwater.Along the road to longan orchards hawkers sell local fruit and scores of restaurants prepare Bac Lieu’s special banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake).
Bac Lieu Beach and mangrove forests
Bac Lieu’s 54-kilometer (33.5 miles) coastline is home to numerous mangrove forests and vast beaches.Although the seawater is far from clean due to silt collected in the surrounding river estuaries, tourists can walk and play on large beaches during low tide or swim in an “artificial sea” at the Nha Mat Resort, some eight kilometers from the provincial capital.Bac Lieu has more than 5,500 hectares of forest land, a majority of which is mangrove forests.Tourists can row boats through the trees and fish in them.Not far from Nha Mat Resort is the Avalokitesvara Buddha Temple. Built in 1973, the temple has attracted thousands of tourists and pilgrims every year. Locals hold a ceremony every March to pray for good luck, especially for local fishermen.