Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named as Saigon and long considered as the Pearl of the Far East, is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It is also a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the whole country forward with its pulsating energy. One of the main factor that makes this city such a beautiful and unique place in Vietnam is Saigon River, the river that flow through Ho Chi Minh city since the first day of the city’s history.
Saigon River flows from Cambodia through South Vietnam before merging into the South China Sea close to the Mekong Delta. In Ho Chi Minh City the river is also joined by the Dong Nai River and the Ben Cat River. Along the riverbanks are villages, underground passages that were built during Vietnam War, city skyscrapers and old houses. A speedboat trip around Ho Chi Minh city on the Saigon River offers visitors the chance to see the diversity of lifestyles surrounding this busy metropolis. There many tour operators offering Saigon River tour cruises which can be booked as private charters or as part of a group tour.
See Ho Chi Minh City from all of her best angles; our Saigon River tours give shutterbugs opportunities to discover the metropolis in her full glory. You will start your trip with an early-morning feast aboard our luxury speedboat before taking a cyclo through some of the city’s most historic areas. Visitors are always delighted by the open-fronted shops and welcoming community of “Herbal Medicine Street”, where you will learn about all of the neighborhood’s most significant sites, including the Cha Tam Church and Binh Tay Market, a Chinese-style architectural masterpiece. There will be plenty of time to buy souvenirs for friends and family and to wander the bustling Soai Kinh Lam fabric market.
Alternatively, you can spend the day whizzing through the bustling streets of this historic city in a military-style jeep as you discover both and old new attractions in this ever-growing metropolis. Or, take it all in slowly on a cyclo ride that evokes the classic image of the glorious city. For a more exhilarating experience, see Saigon as the locals do – from the back of a motorbike. Our Saigon by Night tour will take you on a journey to the city’s most happening nightlife locations and hidden spots for truly authentic Vietnamese street food.
Come on board with us along the Saigon River and discover the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City by exciting speedboats and enjoy one of our Saigon River tour with our enthusiastic staff who aspire to the same governing principle every day: to bring you wonderful memories!