Indochina Junk or Thuyền Buồm Đông Dương is one of the top cruise companies providing river cruises and meals on cruise in Ho Chi Minh City. Stepping on Indochina Junk’s cruises to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Saigon is one of the top things to do in Saigon.
General information about Indochina Junk in Ho Chi Minh City
Office address: 159/21 Bach Dang Street, Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. CLICK HERE to see the location on Google Maps.
Pier and docking: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City. The pier is about 2 km from Nguyen Hue Street where there are lots of luxurious hotels, 2.5 km from Saigon Backpacker Area and 3 km from the iconic Ben Thanh Market. CLICK HERE to see the location on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00 daily
Tel: +84 888024240 – +84 2838957438
Year of establishment: 2005
Itinerary of Indochina Junk on Saigon River
Lunch on Indochina Cruise
At 12:00 noon, the cruise starts welcoming guests. Waiters serve guests lunches.
At 12:45, the cruise leaves the port.
Guests see the nice view of Saigon by day, top attractions including Nha Rong Port, Ben Nghe Port, Bitexco Financial Tower, Vinhomes Central Landmark, Saigon Times Square. On the cruise trip, guests learn more about the busy life of Saigon people, admire the modern and ancient beauty of an over 300-year-old city.
At 14:00, the cruise returns to port.
Dinner on Indochina Cruise
At 18:30, the cruise starts welcoming guests.
At 18:45, waiters serve guests dinners (set menus or buffet). Artists perform Vietnamese traditional cultural shows.
At 19:45, the cruise leaves the port.
Guests see the nice view of Saigon by night, top attractions including Nha Rong Port, Ben Nghe Port, Bitexco Financial Tower, Vinhomes Central Landmark, Saigon Times Square. Cruising Saigon River is one of the best way to enjoy a night in Ho Chi Minh City and relax after day trips to attractions in and around the city.
At 21:15, the cruise returns to port.
Design and Facilities
Indochina Junk owns some cruises, the best and biggest cruise is named Indochina Queen. The cruise is designed in royal style, it has white color, three big sails, curved staircases and royal decoration.
Wrought iron balcony rails, columns with golden decorations, wooden floors and dining sets make the cruise ship interior warm, cozy and elegant.
At night, the cruise is lightened with the lights. Indochina Queen has many places for guests to take fresh air and enjoy the amazingly beautiful view of Saigon.
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Nice view of Saigon from Indochina Junk Cruise
One of the highlights of a cruise trip on Saigon River is the wonderful view of the city from the river. Guests should arrive and hop on the cruise at about 17:30 in order to enjoy the perfect sunset in Ho Chi Minh City from the port. The cruises start their journeys along the river when the sun goes down. Fantastic views of Saigon, especially iconic buildings of the city leave guests with unforgettable memories. The city turns colorful and splendid at night thanks to street lights and modern lighting systems in buildings.
From the cruises, guests will see Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon – one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, Sunwah Tower – one of the highest building in Saigon, Bitexco Finacial Tower – the second highest building in Saigon and one of the top 20 iconic buildings in the world, with a nice lotus bud shape, Majestic Hotel – one of the most expensive hotels in the city, Saigon Times Square – one of the top buildings in Saigon, Nha Rong Wharf where President Ho Chi Minh started his journey to find a way to save the country, Ho Chi Minh Museum building, Elisa Floating Restaurant.
Indochina Junk provides electric cars to transfer guests from the main gate of the port to the cruise. Receptionists stand behind the gate and in front of the cruise before the start time. They speak English fluently and help guests who have booked the cruise to reach the cruises or book last-minute lunches/dinners on cruises.
What to eat on Indochina Junk Cruise?
The Indochina Junk’s cruises offer set menus and buffet according to guests’ request. Indochina Junk offers nearly 20 set menus at different prices. Prices including entrance fee to the cruise range between VND 350,000 and 1,500,000. Prices do not include drinks. Vegan set menus are available for vegetarians. If guests would not like to enjoy their meals but enjoy the cruise along Saigon River, they should pay VND 100,000, including one drink.
How to book Indochina Junk Cruise?
You can simply contact support teams of Indochina Junk via email or phone in order to book a table. A booking form is available on the website and it is a good way to book the cruise online. Just enter the information, the support teams will contact you as soon as possible.
You must reach the port yourself by taxi, private car, motorbike taxi, cyclo. As mentioned above, the port is about 3 km from the city center. A ride to the port from District 1 costs less than VND 50,000. Certainly, you should return to your place (hotel, house, apartment) yourself.
This is a good choice for Vietnamese people or expats who are living in the city because they are experienced in the transportation of the city.
Booking the cruise including transport and guide (optional) with a trusted company is a good choice for tourists in Ho Chi Minh City where the traffic is crazy. Do not worry about the price because tour agencies usually offer good prices. Just wait for your driver and local guide in the hotel at the start time, they will take you to the cruise and direct you to the table, then return you to your hotel safely.
Dinner on Cruise and Water Puppet Show is one of the most popular night tours in Saigon. This tour is a mix of sights, culture and cuisine. A cyclo ride or motorbike ride is usually included in the program. Book the tour here.
What to bring on a Saigon River Cruise?
Paper voucher or e-voucher if you go to the cruise yourself without a guide.
Coat if you are aware of the wind on the cruise. In fact, Indochina Junk ships cruise slowly.
Camera or smartphone for taking great photos or capturing videos of the city and the traditional music show.
Stay hungry because they will serve you with lots of foods.