Chau Doc is a vibrant town in An Giang – one of the best places to visit in Mekong Delta, near the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. This town is a harmony of the beauty of landscapes, historic remains, and warm-heart local people which make tourists never forget. If you attend to come and visit this amazing place, this detail travel guide is for you.
Like other provinces in the Mekong Delta, Chau Doc (An Giang, Vietnam) has a tropical monsoon climate. There are two distinct seasons in a year: the rainy season and the sunny season.
Generally, the weather is quite pleasant all year round for travelers to visit Chau Doc because average temperatures vary very little. In May, June, July, the temperature in Chau Doc is quite high but it doesn’t interfere with the tourists. In the rest of the year (from August to November), there is a lot of rain in here which often leads to extensive floods. However, during this time, you can experience the life of locals in Chau Doc when traveling by small boats up the river.
As you will find out, the motorbike is the most popular mode of transport within Vietnam, especially in Chau Doc where you will find millions of motorcycles. It is the best way to get around the city. There are many companies where you can rent a motorbike in Chau Doc, we choose a few of the most popular ones.
What Are Chau Doc Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Chau Doc, 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 Chau Doc, you need two things:
Read more: Motorbike rental An Giang.
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.
In some cases, an additional requirement could be the number of your hotel room if you’re renting a scooter from the hotel.
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.
Some places for Chau Doc Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Chau Doc 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 Hanoi.
One more method of hiring motor transport in Hanoi 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 Chau Doc. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Motorbike Rental Tuyet Van
Add: 227 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Khom Hoa Binh, Chau Doc, An Giang.
Motorbike rental Chau Doc
Add: 86 Bach Dang Street, Chau Doc, An Giang
Motorbike and scooter rental in Chau Doc
Add: 33 Thu Hoa Huan, Chau Doc, An Giang
Tel: 0763866069 – 02963852808
From the moment you take off from the rental motorbike lot, you’ll be seeing Vietnam in a whole new way. You can now take the scenic route through the rice paddies! While enjoying your new found freedom, keep these general maintenance tips in mind:
Ask your motorbike rental company how much your motorbike should cost to fuel up in Vietnam. When running low on gas, find a reputable gas station with a metered gas pump and pull up to the attendant. They will first ask you how much money you would like to spend. You can either provide an amount or ask them to fill the tank up entirely. Either way, just make sure you end up paying the amount shown on the pump.
Ask your rental motorbike agency how often you should change the oil for your particular bike in Vietnam. Most bikes require an oil change every 500 to 1,000 kilometres. Changing the oil should cost 100,000 VND (4.35 USD).
Ask for a chain tension inspection every 800 kilometres, and tightening costs between 20,000 to 25,000 VND (around 1 USD).
Ask to check your tyre pressure at the same time you check your oil. Keep in mind that few places actually test the tyre pressure. It is common for them to be dangerously over-inflated. Pressure gauges are cheap and easy to obtain. So it’s best to ensure the tyres are inflated to the PSI written on the sidewall of your motorbike.