Halong Bay Vietnam & Cambodia

Les Rives Cruise

Cruise company: Saigon River Express
Cruise type: Day, Private
Destinations: Vietnam - Vietnam
Spend an unforgettable evening watching the fireworks from the best viewpoint in Ho Chi Minh City. Only on April 30, National Reunification Day, Les Rives organizes a special night cruise on the Saigon River to give you an opportunity to watch the city's festival.
The "Les Rives" does not offer coach trips. We explore the inaccessible areas by road by luxury boat, investing every month in the discovery of new pools and forge new relationships with local residents to ensure you enjoy a unique, authentic and personalized experience.
Destinations: Cu Chi

Itinerary

Jour 1 : Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon
  • 7:00 your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City’s central pier at District 1.
  • 7:20 depart Saigon by speedboat. Within 15 minutes, the banks of the river change from city sprawl to lush jungle. A light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da) is served, as your guide explains rural traditions and aspects of riverbank life.
  • 8:50 arrive at Cu Chi, top quality Merida, Trek or Giant mountain bikes with helmets are ready for you to start the exciting road trip of 25 to 30 km. Guided by well English spoken biker, you will ride the back roads and hidden dirt trails to escape the crowds and bus tourists and to see the real Southern Vietnam. You will have a light snack after finishing a half of the cycling trip.
  • 12:30 explore Cu Chi Tunnels, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel system, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunitions etc.), a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.
  • 13:30 enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch at Truong Lac restaurant.
  • 14:30 depart Cu Chi and return to Ho Chi Minh City by air conditioned van.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Lunch included
  • Soft Drinks,
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cold Towels,
  • English-speaking guide,
  • All entrance fees
  • Hotel transfers.
  • Mandatory Government Tax and Service Charge
  • Boat cruise,
  • Bike and helmet during the bike trip.

Exclude

Destinations: Can Gio Forest

Itinerary

Saigon - Can Gio - Saigon (L)
  • 8:00am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to our boat at Saigon’s pier.
  • 8:15am: You boat will depart Saigon for the lush, green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast of pastries or sandwiches, tropical fruit and Vietnamese coffee (ca phe sua da) is served.
  • 8:45am: Visit Can Giuoc Market, a bustling local riverside market at the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Great photo opportunities!
  • 9:45am: At around this time, the surrounding landscape will begin to change from lush riverside water palms to dusky mangrove swamps as you move from the Delta towards Can Gio Forest.
  • 10:00am: Arrive at the Giant Bat Lagoon and explore gently by rowing boat, before trekking through the mangrove jungle.
  • 12:00pm: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch at a private riverside location.
  • 01:00pm: Arrive in Vam Sat Eco Park, where you will visit a crocodile reserve (and feed them if you wish!) and see monkey in their natural habitat, as well as enjoy crab fishing and bird-watching for exotic local and migratory species. You can also enjoy another mangrove jungle walk.
  • 03:00pm: Depart Can Gio’s mangrove jungles for Saigon.
  • 04:15pm: Arrive back Saigon’s central pier. Les Rives’ staff will take you back to your hotel by car.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Light breakfast, lunch,
  • Unlimited refreshments and local fruits,
  • English-speaking guide,
  • All entrance fees
  • Hotel transfers.
  • Mandatory Government Tax and Service Charge

Exclude

  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
Destinations: Sai Gon - Can Giuoc - Mekong Delta - Sai Gon

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon - Mekong Delta (L, D)
  • 8:00am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City pier.
  • 8:15am: The boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
  • 9:00am: Visit Can Giuoc riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
  • 10:00am: Enjoy a brief stop at the Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance of Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
  • 10:30am: Reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
  • 12:30pm: Enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at the floating restaurant.
  • 2:00pm: Visit a fish farm to see how the fish is raised in the Mekong Delta.
  • 2:30pm: Arrive to the boutique hotel The Island Lodge. Relax by the river, chill at the pool or take a bike ride on the peaceful alleys of the Unicorn Island full of shady fruit trees.
  • In the evening have a delicious dinner specially cooked for you by a French chef.
Day 2 : Mekong Delta - Saigon (B, L) 
  • 7:30am: Have breakfast at the hotel and depart The Island Lodge to continue exploring the Delta.
  • 8:00am: Visit Cai Be floating market to see how locals run their trading business on the river.
  • 9:30am: Enjoy a rowboat trip along small canals of the Delta surrounded by thousands of coconut palms.
  • 10:30am: Visit a brick atelier to see how locals still use traditional technologies to make bricks.
  • 12:00am: Stop at a floating restaurant to have a delicious Vietnamese lunch.
  • 1:30pm: Take a ride on “xe loi”, a traditional transport used on the villages of the Mekong Delta. Visit rice noodle, roof and nail nippers workshops.
  • 3:30pm: Return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 5:30pm: Arrive back in Saigon. Les Rives’ staff will return you to your hotel by car.
 

Price & Booking

Include

  • Breakfasts, lunch, dinner
  • Night at resort, on cruise
  • Boat
  • Captain
  • Hostess
  • Tour guide

Exclude

  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance 
Destinations: Sai Gon- Mekong Delta

Itinerary

Day 1 : Saigon – Delta du Mékong - Saigon (L)
  • 8:00 your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City pier.
  • 8:15 the boat departs and you slip away from downtown Saigon via narrow canals, and enter the verdant green tributaries of the Mekong Delta. A light breakfast is served on board.
  • 8:45 enjoy a brief stop at the ornate, overwater Tuong Van Pagoda, while your guide explains the importance Buddhism to many people of the Delta.
  • 9:30 visit a bustling, colorful riverside market full of local curiosities, tropical fruits and all manner of fish and shellfish. Great photo opportunities!
  • 10:30 reach the idyllic watery expanses of the Delta itself, known as the Delta of Nine Dragons for the 9 tributaries that splinter from the main Mekong River.
  • 10:45 turn off the delta into small, winding canals of the Thu Thua area, shaded by a canopy of foliage as you drift along lazily. Depending on the route, you will visit a traditional riverside house with huge Burmese pythons as pets, a quaint Mekong village and surrounding rice paddies, and then a traditional farmhouse where you’ll sample coconuts and Mekong whisky. Or, you will visit a local merchant and try a range of Mekong produce, and whisky and wine. You’ll walk along the banks of the river to a traditional rural Vietnamese house where 3 generations live, before exploring a charming village where you can try fresh coconuts from the tree. This variation provides fascinating insight into life in the Mekong Delta region. Please note: Our tours are flexible. Your guide may combine parts from both routes.
  • 12:30 enjoy a traditional Mekong Delta lunch at a local pagoda prepared by our private chef. After lunch, you will visit an orphanage run by Buddhist monks.
  • 01:30 visit a colorful Cao Dai Temple.
  • 02:30 return to the speedboat and depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 04:00 arrive back in Saigon. Les Rives’ staff will return you to your hotel by car.

Price & Booking

Include

  • Light breakfast, lunch,
  • Unlimited refreshments and local fruits,
  • English-speaking guide,
  • All entrance fees
  • Hotel transfers.
  • Mandatory Government Tax and Service Charge

Exclude

  • Other meals
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
Services & Facilities
General
  • 24-hour Security
  • Rowing boat
  • Theme Cruise
 Services
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
 Dining Room & Bar
  • Your Les Rives chef will serve a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • Explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels by boat and bicycle.
  • Explore Giant Bat Lagoon by rowing boat, visit a crocodile reserve, trek through mangrove jungle, meet monkeys and enjoy a spot of bird watching.
  • Enjoy a scenic speedboat trip through the Mekong Delta. Departing by boat from HCMC.
  • Enjoy countless photo opportunities of the idyllic scenery and local people as you cruise past buffaloes sloughing fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies.

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