Renting a motorbike is usually going to be a little more expensive than renting a car, but offers the adrenaline rush and excellent views that you could never get with a car. That is if you are able to deal with the manic traffic and less than stringent road rules. There are many places that rent bikes to foreigners. You will need fill out a form to rent the bike along with leaving your passport as a deposit and most places offer a selection of manual shift and automatic shift motorbikes. The rentals will also come with a helmet and remember that helmet use is mandatory in Vietnam.
If you’re going to hire a motorbike in Can Tho City, we have compiled together a few places for you to rent a good motorbike and make your experience a bit smoother. Chọn chuyên mục Vietnam
How to rent a motorbike in Can Tho?
When you rent a bike in Can Tho 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 Can Tho Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Can Tho 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. Chọn chuyên mục Uncategorized Vietnam
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 Can Tho 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 Can Tho. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Motorbike Reantal Anh Nhan
Address: 127 Vo Van Kiet, Can Tho.
Motorbike For Rent in Can Tho
ADD: 42/24 Tran Viet Chau street, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho.
What Are Can Tho Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Can Tho, 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 Can Tho, 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.
Or sometimes a rental company could ask for the hotel that you are staying in.
You won’t like it and you definitely shouldn’t, but in most cases, you will have to leave your passport at the motorbike rental.
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 Can Tho 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 Can Tho 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.
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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
Things to do in Can Tho
Can Tho city is considered the capital of the Mekong Delta. It is one of the more attractive and easily travelled Delta towns, with its main draw being the Cai Rang floating market. But there are other things to do while in town and here are our favourites.
Ninh Kieu Wharf is a popular tourist stop in Can Tho city, just a few minutes off the centre. You will find a green park running parallel to Hai Ba Trung street, a night market, plenty of restaurants and bars, hotels, a statue of Uncle Ho and a gorgeous view. It is located on the bank of the Hau River, which is a tributary of the Mekong River, and makes for a popular spot to watch the sunset. The view over the river with colourful fishing and trading boats moored at all angles on the shimmering golden water at sunset is extremely photogenic. You can stroll around the park for a bit, snap a few photos, head off to eat and have a drink at a pub, and then check the night market out.
Cai Rang Floating Market
If you board a boat in the wee hours of the morning at Ninh Kieu Wharf, you can head off to the most popular tourist attraction of the city — the Cai Rang floating market. The market is about 30 minutes away by boat and best around sunrise hours. Packed into a section of the Hau river, you will see small and large vessels selling all sorts of fruits, vegetables and cooked food. All you have to do is lean over your boat and ask for what you want. If you want to know what each boat is selling, just look to the giant bamboo pole erected at the front that displays samples of everything sold on the boat.
Private Sampan Tour
The floating market is the primary attraction of the city but after the market, you can opt to continue your journey on the water. Exit the large river and head towards the tiny canals that make up the maze that is the Delta. Take a wooden row boat, also called a sampan in local lingo, and stop over at anything you see interesting — stilt houses, boat houses, orchards, farms, cottage industries, riverside restaurants, etc.Sampan © William Cho/Flickr
The Mekong Delta is famous for its agriculture. Head over to Mien Tay Homestay, which is not just a homestay but also a modest cacao farm run by Lam The Cuong and his family. Over here you can do a small tour of the farm for just over a dollar and learn how fruit from a cacao tree becomes familiar cacao products you can buy at the supermarket, such as body butter, liquor and of course, chocolate. If you wish to stay over at the homestay, it is only about USD$15.00 (VND$300,000) a night, and this includes two meals and a pick-up.
Can Tho Grand Prison
Can Tho Grand prison is an important historical site to visit in the city. Vietnamese dissenters and revolutionaries were held in cruel conditions, tortured and executed within the walls. It was initially built by the French during the colonial era, but then was used by the South Vietnamese and Americans during the Vietnam War. The prison has 21 detention rooms, a church, pagoda, a house for the supervisor, and a kitchen. The mannequins depict certain scenes of what it was like in the prison when it was used, and they are quite eerie.
Eat Mekong Delta specialties
There are many dishes you need to try while in Can Tho. The Cai Rang grilled rolls are absolutely delicious. They are made from fresh pork, and served with pineapple, cucumber, bitter banana, star fruit, and thin rice paper. It is a very interactive meal as you place the meat and herbs on rice paper, roll it up and dip it in sauce before you eat. Other dishes you should try are bun ca (fish noodles), hu tieu Sa Dec (dry noodles), bun rieu (crab noodles) and lau mam (fish hot pot).