Things to do in Ho Chi Minh city

Water puppet show & dinner cruise on Saigon River


  • 4 hours in total

  • Ticket, transport included

  • Meet up in central HCMC

Itinerary

6:00 pm: Pick up at your hotel to start the trip by Cyclo.

06.30 pm: Enjoy the unique art of water puppet show, a traditional art form closely connected with the long-standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. It is performed in a pool of water with the water surface being the stage. The puppeteers stand behind a screen and control the puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanism hidden beneath the water surface. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides background music accompaniment. Singers with origin in North Vietnam sing songs which tell the story being acted out by the puppets (are carved out of wood). Although the authentic shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. The shows typically last for one hour and offer a colorful way to enjoy an ancient tradition.

07.15 pm: Continue to the harbor by cyclo for a dinner cruise; enjoy the city lights & panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy sumptuous Vietnamese cuisine on this magical dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style Dragon Boat.

09.30 pm: End of the tour.

What's included

  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Cyclo (rickshaw)
  • Dinner cruise
  • Water puppet show ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ho Chi Minh City (District 1 only)

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of District 1
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (Beverage)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Standard group tour
  • Instant confirmation
  • Join group message after payment
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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From
US$45 per person

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