Sunset Cruise and Saigon by Night Tour
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Tour Departure Time: 4:00 PM
Tour Length: Approximately 6 hours
Transportation: Speedboat & Motorbike
Under 12 years oldVND 2,239,000*
0-3 years oldFree of charge
Minimum two guests are required for this tour
* Includes mandatory Government Tax and Service Charge
Includes: English-speaking tour guide, pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels, unlimited refreshments and finger food on board, all entrance fees, a personal motorbike driver, dinner+2 beers/soft drinks.
Please note we only pick-up and drop off at hotel located in district 1, district 2 and district 3
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Set off on a journey on a relaxed river cruise at sunset, admiring the lush, jungle-like riverside landscape as the city disappears behind you. The cruise will be followed by an adventurous tour of Saigon by night, which will let you see some of the famous sights along with the areas not familiar to the tourists.
The speedboat will bring you to an old area of Saigon, where you can see a mixture of architectural styles, urban sceneries combined with historical objects. You will pass Nha Rong Wharf (The Dragon house) built in 1863 by French colonialists, where now Ho Chi Minh Museum is located. You will see Saigon Port and observe the life of the inhabitants of Saigon by night.
You will also visit Mieu Noi floating temple, built in 18 century in the middle of Vam Thuat River, which is considered to be one of the most unique architectural works in Vietnam.
At night, when the city cools down, hop on a comfortable motorbike and have an exciting ride around Saigon’s streets packed with vendors, food stalls, multi color lights and happy crowds. You will stop by the statue of a Buddhist monk who burned himself in the center of Saigon protesting against the prosecution of Buddhists in Southern Vietnam in 1963.
A choice of a cozy Banh Xeo place, a fine dining Vietnamese restaurant or a live music venue will be offered you for dinner of our Saigon by night tour. After a delicious meal stop at the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, enjoy a refreshing journey along the canal and discover the hidden alleyways of the “Little Tokyo”, a Japanese area of Saigon.
Sunset Cruise on Saigon River
4:00 pm: Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and bring you by minivan to our speedboat at Saigon pier.
4:15 pm: Depart by speedboat and observe the bustling, historic city from the water. Explore winding canals and tributaries in a setting similar to the Mekong Delta, with traditional riverside landscapes and lush jungle expenses before watching the city’s skyline beautifully lit up at the sunset. During the tour, you will visit a unique floating temple in Go Vap district, reachable only by boat.
Finger food and unlimited soft drinks are available on board throughout the cruise.
Saigon by Night Motorbike Tour
6:15 pm: The boat will bring you back to the city pier where you will be picked up by modern motorbike and start your ride. You will drive on Dien Bien Phu Avenue, the longest street in Ho Chi Minh City.
7:00 pm: You will then visit the statue of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963 protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government.
7:30 pm: You will stop by one of the popular local restaurants for dinner.
Options for dinner of Saigon by Night Motorbike tour includes: a cozy Banh Xeo restaurant, a fine dining Vietnamese restaurant or a venue with a live music along the canal.
8:30 pm: Continue the ride to get lost in Saigon’s numerous alleys and have a refreshing journey along the canal.
9:30 pm: After a stop at Notre-Dame Cathedral you will be brought to a “Little Tokyo”, a Japanese area hidden on small alleyways.
10:00 pm: Your driver will bring you back to the hotel.
What to know in advance of Sunset Cruise & Saigon by Night Tour
Bring your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities when observing the beautiful sunset on Saigon River.
Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your tour. Please note for Halal food a $10 surcharge will be incurred.
Soft drinks ( Coke Zero), matcha green tea, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.
Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.
Please note that the abundant water hyacinth on the Saigon River can cause the boat to stall, meaning sometimes we’ll have to go at a gentler pace than usual. Occasionally there are slight delays.
We are happy to say that no tour is exactly the same with Les Rives, and as result scheduled times can vary slightly.
All guides speak excellent English and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
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WHY LES RIVES ?
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
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