The Saigon River flows from Cambodia through South Vietnam before merging into the South China Sea. In Ho Chi Minh City the river is also joined by the Dong Nai River and the Ben Cat River.
Along the riverbanks, you can enjoy picturesque view of villages, underground passages in Vietnam War, city skyscrapers and tropical jungles. This is an opportunity to delve into life of local people.
Saigon river sights and thing to do
Tourists are encouraged to take a boat trip from Saigon River to Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta. In Vietnam War, Communist guerrilla troops known as Viet Cong (VC) dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels, including an extensive network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety.
A boat trip take you visit vibrant floating markets on the river and other attraction such as pagodas, tropical jungle and fruit garden. Scenic villages are set along the river and welcome you to visit.
When the boat sails to Mekong Delta, you will see lush green garden with various fruits trees and flowers. You are encouraged to visit fruits garden and enjoy very fresh fruits right at the garden. Pay for about $100.000 VND and you are able to eat fruits as much as possible.