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Saigon River
Holiday Travel Guide

Gain a fresh perspective of the city skyline with a boat ride. Venture along the twisting waterways to small villages and an immense set of wartime tunnels.

See the iconic houses on stilts on the banks of the Saigon River and enjoy views of some of the city’s most famous buildings from a boat cruise. Explore the villages and canals of the Mekong Delta where migratory birds live among the thick mangroves.

The immense Saigon River flows 140 miles (230 kilometers) from southeast Cambodia all the way to the southern tip of Vietnam. Note how the scenery changes dramatically when it reaches the outskirts of Vietnam’s largest city, with skyscrapers replacing the mangroves and wooden huts.

The best way to see the Saigon River around the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City is on a speedboat tour. These expeditions usually last several hours and include the help of a knowledgeable guide to give you the opportunity to learn about the importance of the river to the city. Get close to one of the busiest container ports in the world and enhance your vacation photos with spectacular sunset shots over the skyscrapers.

If you have more time, take a day trip upriver to the Mekong Delta. Here you will see traditional villages with wooden houses built on stilts. Fishermen glide across the water on colorful boats and use cormorants to help them fish. Children play in the murky water in front of their homes. On your way you will pass through the lush mangroves of the protected Can Gio Reserve. Saltwater crocodiles once lived here, but are now restricted to a protected area nearby.

Keep traveling upriver to visit the Củ Chi Tunnels north of the Mekong Delta. Approximately 155 miles (250 kilometers) of underground passageways were built during the Vietnam War and were used primarily to supply food and cover for injured Viet Cong soldiers. Learn about life as a guerrilla fighter on the banks of the Saigon River as you explore the areas open to the public.

Organize a boat tour along the Saigon River at Ho Chi Minh City Central Pier or at many hotels in the city. The excursion to Củ Chi Tunnels frequently includes a cycle ride inland.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Saigon River

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$81 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vincom Center Shopping Mall, Parkson Plaza and Opera House. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
Cute hotel

"The lobby was amazing, it was very beautiful, I can tell before is a very old hotel, and they did some remodeling to the hotel, I think is a very nice and reasonable price for the room. recommend to everyone who wants to stay in Saigon."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar,2020

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$42 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is steps away from Children Hospital 2 and Saigon River. Vincom Center Shopping Mall and Ho Chi Minh City Hall are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (743 reviews)
neat place to stay in the center of HCMC

"a neat place good for a short stay, especially outside the hotel u got lots of bistros and good restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2020

Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saigon River, Vincom Center Shopping Mall, and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Opera House and Saigon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (514 reviews)

"Hotel staff was really friendly and helpful helped us book trips change money we upgraded to a superior room great stuff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2020

Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$81 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$42 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
4 out of 5
17 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$52 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
Dyn Opera Hotel
Dyn Opera Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18 Cao Ba Quat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
Dyn Opera Hotel
Hotel Majestic Saigon
Hotel Majestic Saigon
4.5 out of 5
01 Dong Khoi Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$103 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Majestic Saigon
Oriental Art Hotel
Oriental Art Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$22 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Oriental Art Hotel
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8-15 Ton Duc Thang St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$115 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Silverland Charner Hotel
Silverland Charner Hotel
4 out of 5
87-89-91 Ho Tung Mau Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Silverland Charner Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.