Binh Quoi Tourist Village under management of Saigontourist has launched seven new river tours for tourists to explore the increasingly attractive river destinations in HCMC. The travel agent will offer 10 boats with capacities from 6 to 40 people.
The tour departs at Thu Thiem Waterway Wharf and will take tourists through Bach Dang Wharf, Nha Rong Port, Khanh Hoi, Mong, Chu Y, Cha Va and Ong Lanh bridge as well as Binh Dong Wharf.
They are then taken by a 30-minute express motor boat and have to pay VND280,000 per person, including mineral water. Groups of ten people or more will have a discount of 10%.
It will also offer a 90 minute trip which departs at 7 p.m. every weekday and from 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are priced at VND120,000 per person.
Binh Quoi-Bach Dang
This tour also departs at Thu Thiem Waterway Wharf and take tourists along Ba Son shipyard, Thu Thiem and Saigon bridges and Thanh Da-Binh Quoi Peninsula. Guests will have lunch or dinner at Binh Quoi 1 or 2 Tourist Area .
By express motor boat, tourists will drift for three hours and pay VND550,000 per person, including water and lunch or dinner.
By boat, it will take tourists four hours to complete the tour and costs VND340,000 per person, including water and lunch or dinner.
On Saturdays or Sundays and holidays, tourists will be feasted on buffet ‘Khan hoang Nam Bo’ of Southern specialties at Binh Quoi 1 Tourist Area or ‘Good dishes from coastal region’ at Binh Quoi 2 Tourist Area. The boat starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are VND390,000 per person, including water and dinner.
Bach Dang-Cu Chi Tunnel
This one departs at Bach Dang Wharf then takes tourists to Thanh Da-Binh Quoi Peninsula, Binh Loi Bridge, Lai Thieu Pottery Market, Binh Duong Township, Ben Cat T-junction and finally to Cu Chi Tunnel.
By express motor boat for a four-hour trip costs from VND1.3 million to VND1.45 million per person, depending on the number of guests and including mineral water, fruit, entrance ticket and lunch.
Bach Dang-Can Gio
Tourists will have a chance to experience an express motor boat cruise from Bach Dang Wharf to Nha Rong Port, Tan Thuan Bridge and Binh Khanh Ferry. There will be a bus taking travelers to Monkey Island which hosts more than 1,000 monkeys and Sat Forest military base. Tourists will have lunch at Can Gio Resort.
Admission is from VND850,000 to VND900,000 per person
depending on the number of guests and including water, lunch and entrance ticket.
Bach Dang – Vam Sat Tourist Area
The cruise starts at Thu Thiem Waterway Wharf then floats along Bach Dang, Ben Nghe wharves, Tan Thuan Bridge transfers tourists to a bus on Vam Sat.
Tickets are priced from VND1.25 million to VND1.45 million per person, including water, lunch and entrance ticket.
Bach Dang – Long Phuoc Garden House in District 9
The motor boat will depart from Bach Dang Wharf to Saigon Port and Den Do T junction. Tourists can see the scenery of Cat Lai Port, Dua Islet, Nhon Trach golf course and Long Thanh Bridge. At Long Phuoc Garden House, tourists will have a chance to indulge in nature, enjoy many tropical fruits, don ca tai tu (Southern opera) show and have lunch.
The tour will also take tourists to Bao Thap Pagoda and some nearby attractions.
It will take tourists four hours and costs from VND950,000 to VND1.1 million per person, including water, lunch and entrance ticket.
Bach Dang – Phu My Hung New Urban Area
This one departs from Thu Thiem Waterway Wharf to Khanh Hoi Bridge, Ong Lanh, Kenh Te Bridge, Ong Lon Cannel, Phu My Hung – Starlight Bridge-Phu My Bridge.
The motor boat trip lasts 90 minutes and costs from VND550,000 to VND600,000 per person. By Dat Tien in HCMC
Tourists take a cruise on Saigon River – Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist