Travelers looking to hire or lease a motorcycle in Ca Mau will find an abundance of places to choose from. Most of the resorts, backpackers hostels and monthly accommodation places either have their own bikes or with a quick phone call can have one delivered. While Ca Mau is regarded as one of the most dangerous places to ride a motorbike in the world, hiring a motorcycle or scooter is without doubt one of the best ways to get out and have the adventures worthy of telling to your kids and grandchildren.
How to rent a motorbike Cau Mau?
When you rent a bike in Ca Mau 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 Ca Mau Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Hanoi 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 Ca Mau 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 Ca Mau. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Motorbike rental Trong Nguyen
Address: 389 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ca mau city
Rent a motorbike from hotel Ca Mau
Address: Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ca Mau, Vietnam
Hotline: 0290 3552 452
Cheap motorbike rental ca mau
Address: no 35 Nguyen Huu Le, Ca Mau.
What Are Cau Mau Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Ca Mau, 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 Ca Mau, you need two things:
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.
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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 Ca Mau 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 Cau Mau are higher compared to less touristy areas. If you plan to rent a scooter in Phuket, 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!
Trip to Ca Mau
I hope these driving in Ca Mau tips helped you to give you a little inside in what it is like to rent a motorbike in Ca Mau. If you are on a holiday don’t let it be ruined by a bike accident.
Ca Mau province is located in the southern tip of Vietnam with 307 kilometers long coastline. The province shares the common border with Kien Giang, Bac Lieu provinces on the north and east; the other directions are surrounded by the East Sea. Its name came from the Khmers who inhabited the area before the arrival of the Vietnamese, “Ca Mau” means “black” in Khmer.
|CA MAU PROVINCE|
Coordinates: 9°5′N 105°5′E
Region Mekong Delta
Capital Ca Mau
Area 5,294.9 km2
• Total 1,214,900
• Density 229/km2
• Ethnicities Kinh, Khmer
Calling code 0780
In general, Ca Mau has a relatively flat terrain with several fat plains accompanied by a complex system of rivers and channels. There are seven big rivers: Ong Doc River, Bay Hap River, Cai Lon River, GanhHao River, Dam Doi River, Trem Trem River, anh Bach Nguu River. Beside the area in mainland, Ca Mau also has two islands named Hon Khoai and Hoi Chuoi.
Located in the southernmost region of Vietnam and surrounded mostly by the East Sea, Ca Mau province is featured by sub-equatorial monsoon climate conditions. There are two main seasons in a year: rainy season from May to October, and dry season from November to April of the next year. The annual average temperature is 26.5oC. Ca Mau rarely suffers from storms and floods.
With its dense rivers and canals system, Ca Mau is home to well-known forests: U Minh forest and Nam Can forest. Its interlacing rivers and canals have generated tangled flows in the province. Some offshore islands are: Hon Da Bac, Hon Khoai and Hon Chuoi. There are two types of forest in Ca Mau province: salt marsh and cajuput. The cajuput forest has the highest biological value among other types of natural forest, with high economic value and environmental protection.
Ca Mau has great potential in developing ecological tourism thanks to the salt-marsh ecological system and diversified flora and fauna system. Ca Mau is well-known for U Minh cajuput forest and Nam Can mangrove forest. Besides, there is also a historical vestige, Khoai Island, which is closely related to the insurrection led by hero Phan Ngoc Hien. Rather than those, Ca Mau is also well known for its bird sanctuaries: Cai Nuoc, Dam Doi, Ngoc Hien, etc. Most of all, Ngoc Hien bird sanctuary attracts more and more visitors.
Visiting Ca Mau, the southernmost of Vietnam, tourists will meet friendly southerners and join in the peaceful living atmosphere there.
Ca Mau is 130km from Rach Gia, 180km from Can Tho, and 380km from Ho Chi Minh City. National Highways No.1A, 63 connect Ca Mau to Bac Lieu and Kien Giang provinces. Besides, there are boats running from Ca Mau to Ho Chi Minh City, Rach Gia. Tourist can visit U Minh and Ngoc Hien by ferry.