Saigon Tourist opens seven new river tours in HCMC

Saigon Tourist Travel Company has just announced the opening of seven new river tours that will take tourists around Ho Chi Minh City via canals and rivers.

A jungle in Can Gio. Can Gio is one of destination of river cruise (Photo: B. Long)

Nguyen Thi Hong, Deputy Chairwoman of the People's Committee in Ho Chi Minh, said that opening these river tours on two main rivers in the City, namely Saigon River and Dong Nai River, will prove beneficial for tourism.

For years, the City ran river tours but these still were ineffective.  Therefore, the City asked Saigon Tourist Company to promote and exploit more river tours in a bid to attract more local and international holidaymakers, said Hong.

The tours will depart daily from Bach Dang Pier and will serve food on board. From here, tourists can choose to travel to seven destinations including Dong Tay Highway, Binh Quoi, Cu Chi Tunnels, Can Gio, Vam Sat Tourism Center, orchards in Long Phuoc Ward in District 9, and Phu My Hung New Urban Area in District 7.

Tickets will range from VND295,000 to VND1.68 million per passenger.
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By My Hanh – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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