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  •  Fluent in English
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Things to do in Hanoi

Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter by cyclo and join the Water Puppet Show

  • 2 hours in total

  • Offered in English

  • Pick up at a meetup point

What To Expect

Departs at the meeting point, with one-hour cyclo trip around the Old Quarter streets: expect to visit Hang Bac, Ma May, Hang Ma, and the other usual suspects. To get a bit more variety to ask to include a ride around Hoan Kiem Lake and over to the Opera House and past the Sofitel Metropole - that should be feasible in an hour.

Exchange your seat on the cyclo for a seat at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to watch an hour puppet show the quintessential Vietnamese art of water puppetry - begun over a thousand years ago by farmers in the Red River Delta. A complex system of underwater poles, rods, and strings brings these elaborate puppets to life. Puppeteers bring magic to the water's surface as they spin tales of Vietnamese legend - knights on horseback, princesses, unicorns, and fire-breathing sea dragons.

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  • Enjoy 1-hour of cyclo trip journeying through the highlights of the Old Quarter. Attractions include: Hang Bac, Ma May, Hang Ma, around Hoan Kiem lake, stop by the Opera House for photo shooting, and pass through the Legend Sofitel Metropole.
  • Explore one of the most unique Vietnamese cultural show at Thang Long Theater - Water puppet show.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at a designated meeting point
  • One-hour cyclo
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Other activities not mentioned in the program
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Plan your trip

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximize your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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