Saigon River Express
Highly ranked on Tripadvisor and other travel forums, Saigon River Express provides you with many different tours visiting different areas in Southern Vietnam
Tired of the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City?
You should probably need to escape the hustle and bustle of the hectic urban life by going on a cruise! Look no further, Saigon River Express, operated by the highly-rated tour operator named Les Rives, may bring you on an exotic journey that can hardly be found elsewhere. T
heir tours may last from 2 to 8 hours depending on the destinations as well as the activities involved in the package. Some of the best-sellers are day tours to Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta and Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. Hopping on a speedboat, travellers can enjoy the scenic view of Saigon River as well as access hidden gems of the south of Vietnam that not many people, even those who have lived in Vietnam for ages, have the opportunity to visit.
For those who would like to immerse themselves in the magnificent nature of Vietnam, opt for the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve tour (VND 2,399,000/~USD 105) as there are many things to see there, including some exotic kinds of plants like the mangrove, monkeys and lots of fish. If you seek to experience something related to the culture of Southern Vietnamese people, choose the Mekong Delta tour (VNA 2,499,000/~USD 110) as it allows you to discover the maze of endless rice paddies, Cao Dai and Buddhist temples as well as floating markets.
Also, you may have a chance to visit a local house and learn about their day-to-day activities. Especially, if you travel with your soulmate but do not have much time to spare, the 2-hour sunset cruise (VND 1,899,000/~USD 83) may be the optimal choice.
Address: No 2, Ngo Duc Ke Street, HCMC
- Location: 2 Ngo Duc Ke, Ho Chi Minh City
- Best for: Family, Couple, Solo
- Entrance: Varies
- Hours: Time varies
- Distance to city center: 9.9km (6.2 mi)
Thuong Xa Tax
Although the building was demolished in 2016, Thuong Xa Tax merits every mention when one talks of Saigon.
Cu Chi Tunnels
While visiting the War Remnants Museum gives you a theoretical glimpse of the Vietnam War, wandering around a small area of Cu Chi Tunnels, a popular tourist attraction in Vietnam, allows you to have real-life experiences
Giac Lam Pagoda
Built in 1744, Giac Lam Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh city. Giac Lam Pagoda is located at 118 Lac Long Quan Street, Tan Binh District.