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Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

4.4 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: MILLENIUM TRAVEL CO.,LTD

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: MILLENIUM TRAVEL CO.,LTD

From US$ 57 per person

Watch a unique water puppet show that tells of rural life in the countryside of Vietnam, and then savor the culinary delights on a boat cruise through the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in District 1 from the following streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con. The time of pickup will be between 18:00 PM - 18:15 PM. Please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby on time. If you are not staying on the above streets, please make your own way to the meeting point at 17:45 PM (address: 112 Trần Hưng Đạo street, district 1, HCMC).

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch an exciting water puppet show
  • Hear traditional songs
  • Travel through the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Savor the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine on a boat cruise along the river
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, and then make your way to the Water Puppet Theater. Immerse yourself in a traditional art form closely connected with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Be amazed by the skillful puppeteers who stand behind a screen and control puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the surface of the pool of water. Be mesmerized as the pool becomes the stage! Hear traditional music from North Vietnam played by the orchestra and listen to songs that tell the story being performed. Although the shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. Then, experience the buzzing nightlife on a dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style boat.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off for the centrally hotel in Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City (selected areas only) consisting of streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh, and Ký Con
  • Transportation by car, minibus, or bus
  • Dinner cruise
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Water puppet show ticket
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This activity is not suitable for the disabled or those with heart problems
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Beautiful puppet show, very unique and a must-see when in Vietnam! We loved the show which took about 45 minutes. The guide was very friendly and helpful. The cruise was lovely and the food was extremely tasty, but the time for the dinner was quite short, around 1 hour for 6 meals. Felt some kind of hectic, but in total, it was a very nice evening!

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January 11, 2020

Fun evening

We really enjoyed this trip Agnes our guide was very sweet and really looked after us the length of the cruise was just right and the food was delicious. The cyclo ride through the streets of Saigon was hair raising in the crazy traffic but we felt very safe with our drivers and was really good fun would recommend this trip.

May 19, 2019

It was fun!

They took us on a cyclo and took us to the water puppet theater. With the cyclo, the line of sight is high, so the view is good, and crossing the middle of the road was exciting but fun. The seats for the puppet show were arranged in the middle of the front row, which was great. The dinner cruise that followed was also a full tour with live bands and traditional dance performances. In a short time, I was able to enjoy many things.

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August 14, 2018

Product ID: 69083