On their trip to Vietnam – the country of motorbikes, many tourists would like to try the thrilling feeling while riding on back of the “iron horse” and discover every single corner of the country by themselves. Vietnam is definitely your dreamland for anyone who wants to become a hero on the road with their own motorbike.
As it is really handy for both locals who rely on motorbike as their main means of transportation and foreigners desiring to try new things, in Vietnam, motorbike renting service is very common. If you do not want to waste money buying a motorbike that you will use once but you still demand a special means of transport to escape from the hustle of the city for only a few days, renting motorbike, which is not only convenient but also quick at an acceptable price – is a suitable solution.
Finding a motorbike that is good enough for your own purpose and capacity is the first thing you will have to deal with. Specifying factors contain of how long your holiday is, the state of the road, mountainous or plain terrain, and surely the most essential thing- how your driving skill is. There is a large number of motorbike brands for you to opt for, ranging from fully automatic to semi-automatic ones including common brands such as Dream, Wave, or even Simson and Minsk – the favorite choice of many backpackers. Knowing thoroughly what you need and you can avoid being confused and save a lot of time on selecting the appropriate one when you the host of the rental store give you hundreds choices of motorbikes. Tours Indochina Vietnam
To meet the high demand of people, motorbike renting stores can easily be found not only at tourism destinations but also in large cities. This service is also offered to travelers by most travel agents and hotels so you can easily contact the receptionists to ask for assistance as well as detail information. Specialized shops which are densely located in the famous “foreigners’ streets”- the streets which are overloaded with tourists and foreigners in each city for example: Hung Vuong Boulevard in Hue, District 1 area in Ho Chi Minh City and the Old Quarter in Hanoi, are also where you can rent motorbikes.
Since being thought to be a competitive market, the motorbike renting fare inside one city which only depends on the type of motorbike and its quality, is not significantly different amongst shops. Typically, you will pay around $12 per day to hire an automatic motorbike and around $10 per day for a semi-automatic one, the fare includes gasoline.
Foreigners will meet no difficulty renting a motorbike in Vietnam. Submitting one type of identity papers having photograph like driving license or passport together with a hard copy of your passport at the shop are all you need to do. At some shops, customers may be required to deposit a small amount of money which is equivalent to about 50-70% of the value of the bike. Renters will have the duty of taking care of the motorbike they hire and be responsible for any damages and incidents of the bike.
If you want to join a long trip, do not forget to be well-prepared with a map, a motorbike repair set as well as ask for the gas station’s location!