HCMC – The HCMC Department of Tourism has recently introduced several waterway tours to diversify tourism services and cater to the travel demand of visitors.
The services include inner-city routes of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe and Binh Quoi, routes to the city’s outlying districts of Cu Chi and Can Gio, inter-provincial routes to the southern region and the Mekong Delta, and a route to Cambodia.
These services aim to provide domestic and international tourists with a unique ecosystem experience along the major rivers in southern Vietnam, including Dong Nai, Tien and Hau. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the cultural and historical values of the region throughout the trips, the local media reported.
The services are now operated by local tour operators Vietravel, Vietluxtour and TST Tourist, among others.
The tours were unveiled during the first river festival in HCMC that kicked off on August 4 at the Thu Ngu Flagpole, Bach Dang Wharf, District 1. This move is part of the city’s efforts to attract visitors and promote tourism.
The festival features captivating art programs like a river parade, fireworks display, water puppetry performances, and traditional art showcases to promote cultural heritage.