Saigontourist and another travel firm, Lua Viet, are promoting river tours from downtown HCMC to Can Gio and Cu Chi. The tours may be extended to neighboring Cambodia.
Lua Viet is focusing on budget travelers such as students and workers. It offers a three-hour sightseeing tour without food on the Ben Nghe boat that traverses the Saigon River between Bach Dang Wharf in District 1 and Nha Be District. The tour costs only VND20,000 per guest.
Saigontourist has put on six tours, including river and water-and-land tours. A daily tour to explore the Saigon River at night plus a water puppetry show costs VND735,000 per person.
A tour running from Bach Dang Wharf to Binh Quoi Tourist Village in Binh Thanh District is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and costs VND735,000 per tourist.
For the day-long Cu Chi District tour, travelers take a high-speed boat ride to the district and come back to the city center by road at a price of VND2.2 million per traveler.
Two-day tours of Can Gio cost nearly VND2.4 million and tourists travel by both water and land. Visitors can opt for a one-day tour by boat at a price of VND995,000.
A five-day tour of the Mekong Delta’s Chau Doc City and then Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Siem Reap by water and land costs nearly VND8 million per tourist.
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