Ho Chi Minh City Offers Waterway Tours

By Thu Huong. 4June2013 The opening ceremony for tours around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) by speedboat is hosted at Thu Thiem Pier. The city is crisscrossed by a system of rivers and canals, but there had been no tours of the city by waterways earlier. The current fleet includes 10 speedboats with capacity carrying 6-40 passengers.

The current tour routes include:

1/The East - West Highways (Dai Lo Dong Tay): Bach Dang Pier, Nha Rong Port, Khanh Hoi Bridge, Mong Bridge, Ong Lanh Bridge, Chu Y Bridge, Cha Va Bridge and Binh Dong Pier. Length of trip: 30 minutes to 1 hours 30 minutes depending on types of boats.
Daily departures: 1930 P.M
Weekends and public holidays: 1730 and 1930 P.M

2/Bach Dang - Binh Quoi: Thu Thiem Pier, Ba Son Factory, Ba Son Shipyard, Thu Thiem Bridge, Saigon Bridge, Thanh Da and Binh Quoi Peninsulas.
Length of trip: 3 hours - 4 hours.
Weekends and public holidays: 1700 P.M.

3/Bach Dang - Cu Chi Tunnel: Bach Dang Pier, Thanh Da, Binh Quoi, Binh Loi Bridge, Lai Thieu Ceramics Village, Binh Duong, Ben Cat (Bear Cat), Cu Chi Tunnel.
Length of trip: 4 hours.

4/Bach Dang - Can Gio Ecotourism: - Bach Dang - Can Gio Monkey Island: Bach Dang Pier, Nha Rong Port, Tan Thuan Bridge, Phu Xuan, Nha Be, Binh Khanh. - Bach Dang - Van Sat Ecotourism: Thu Thiem, Bach Dang, Ben Nghe, Tan Thuan, Phu Xuan, Nha Be, Vam Sat.

5/Bach Dang - Long Phuoc Garden Houses: Bach Dang Pier, Saigon Port, Nga Ba Den Do, Long Phuoc.
Length of trip: 4 hours.

6/Bach Dang - Phu My Hung: Thu Thiem Pier, Bach Dang, Ben Nghe, Khanh Hoi Bridge, Ong Lanh Bridge, Kenh Te, Rach Ong Lon, Phu My Hung, Anh Sao Bridge, Phu My Hung, Phu Xuan Bridge, Nga Ba Den Do, Phu My Bridge.
Length of trip: 1 hours 30 minutes.