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Saigon River

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Saigon River which includes a river or creek, a city and boating

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.

3345 Cheap Hotels Near Saigon River

Dyn Opera Hotel
Dyn Opera Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18 Cao Ba Quat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
The price is NZ$31 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Opera House and Vincom Center Shopping Mall. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Central Post Office ...
4.3/5Excellent! (50 reviews)
"Nice Hotel, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Dyn Opera Hotel
Park View Saigon Hotel
Park View Saigon Hotel
3 out of 5
98R -100 Le Lai street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area, Bui Vien Walking Street and Ben Thanh Market. Takashimaya Vietnam ...
4.1/5Very Good! (78 reviews)
great for budget travelers
"ok hotel. great location with good food court across the road and very busy night life only 100mtr walk. and very easy walk into city centre and main attractions"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Park View Saigon Hotel
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 NZ$103 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Located in District 1, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Consulate Area, Vincom Center Shopping Mall, and Saigon River. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (517 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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Dyn Opera Hotel
Dyn Opera Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18 Cao Ba Quat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
The price is NZ$31 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Dyn Opera Hotel
Park View Saigon Hotel
Park View Saigon Hotel
3 out of 5
98R -100 Le Lai street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Park View Saigon Hotel
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 NZ$103 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Sophia Hotel
Sophia Hotel
3 out of 5
36-38 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$56 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Sophia Hotel
Muong Thanh Sai Gon
Muong Thanh Sai Gon
4 out of 5
8A Mac Dinh Chi St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$89 per night from 26 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Muong Thanh Sai Gon
Orchids Saigon Hotel
Orchids Saigon Hotel
4 out of 5
192 Pasteur Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$56 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Orchids Saigon Hotel
The Reverie Saigon
The Reverie Saigon
5 out of 5
22 - 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, 57 - 69F Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$421 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
The Reverie Saigon
Park Hyatt Saigon
Park Hyatt Saigon
5 out of 5
2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$372 per night from 20 Aug. to 20 Aug.
Park Hyatt Saigon
Grand Hotel Saigon
Grand Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$64 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Grand Hotel Saigon
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.