Let us take you on a journey to some of the world’s most significant sites along Saigon River.
Prepare to travel through the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, the winding canals of the Mekong Delta, the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. or the intricate tunnel systems of Cu Chi. Whichever route you take, you will quickly uncover this beautiful country’s warm spirit, welcoming lush nature and rich history.
Les Rives does not offer coach tours. We explore areas inaccessible by road by luxury speedboat, investing months of every year into discovering new backwaters and forging new relationships with local people to ensure you enjoy a unique, authentic and personalized experience.
Owning 15 speedboats, Les Rives acquired an international travel license and remains a pioneer in international safety and service standards. All our speedboats are custom built by a joint Australian-Vietnamese company, meeting international safety standards and being able to travel through small rivers, canals of the Mekong Delta, Saigon River and during the low tides. Experienced and highly trained staff ensures the comfort of every passenger on board. Every Les Rives vessel is managed and operated by a highly qualified multinational team with a passion for Vietnamese cultures and this amazing environment.
Les Rives makes our guest’s comfort, enjoyment and safety our top priorities. Our fleet will cruise to hidden destinations in southern Vietnam, taking you on half day and one day Saigon River Tours to discover little known gems and exotic locales, all just a short ride from the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Allow us to lead your unforgettable journey through the spectacular southern provinces of Vietnam.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US ?
We Only Operate Small Group Tour
Carefully Time Our Tours To Avoid Large Bus Crowds
Only Authentic Tours With Unique Experiences
Friendly, Knowledgeable & English Proficiency Tour Guides With International License
Traveling By Speedboat Is Quicker And Way More Fun Than By Bus
All Boats Have Complete International Standard Safety Equipment
Years Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
Five Star Reviews on TripAdvisor
Guests Served since 2013
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WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT US
A little bit pricey for the speedboat but well worth as I could not imagine going on the minibus there! The speed boat was awesome fun being able to see the life of the fisherman around Vietnam and also nice having a solid breeze coming through in the hot season. Our tour guide had excellent English and was very funny. He took us around the cu chi tunnels which was jaw dropping the amount of facts he knew. Ended up climbing through the whole 100m of the tunnel - would not do if you are claustrophobic but ended up being a highlight moment - lunch was also amazing . Would definitely recommend if you have the $$
We took the day tour of the Mekong Delta. We booked it the night before at our hotel (for the same price as if we went directly). This tour is eight hours long. We started down the Saigon river, with picturesque views of the city. We then traveled on a natural canal for about 30 minutes. The canal was foul smelling, because many slum-style shacks on stilts are alongside, and raw sewage is deposited in the canal. It’s part of life, but at least one person on our boat became ill from the smell. We then made it to the Mekong Delta. Along the way, we stopped at a temple and a pagoda, went through a riverside market, visited a rice farm, and had a delicious lunch in a village. The tour guide was exceptional with his knowledge of agriculture and religion, and his sense of humor was much appreciated. It was an unforgettable experience.
You can get to the Cu Chi Tunnels by bus. Or you can get there by boat. And I would say the only real way to get there is by boat with Les Rives. The boat trip is really nice. And Les Rives do more than you could expect. They serve a sandwich and fruit for breakfast. And you can even drink as many soft drinks or water as you like. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the place. After the trip we got a nice lunch before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City. So if you are planning to go to the Cu Chi Tunnels the boat trip with Les Rives is very recommendable.
Skip the bus trips and take this speed boat tour. No sense wasting time in traffic. The boat ride out from the Saigon River to the Delta is amazing. Enjoy an educational trip through a market, pagoda, a short canoe trip (which ends just when you get comfortable – I wished it was longer), authentic Vietnamese food at lunch in the home of a local farm owner. Our guide Kha was excellent, regularly stopping and telling us about everything. He answered all our questions and did so with a surprising southern American accent and quirky sense of humour. The rest of the crew were well trained and pleasant especially our “cook” who beautifully presented us with fruit selections to try throughout the day.
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