Experience the magic of a water puppet show at a traditional theater in Hanoi on this exciting 4-hour cultural excursion. Catch a glimpse of Vietnam’s colorful past as you marvel at expertly wielded puppets performing on the water’s surface.
What to Expect
Depart from your Hanoi hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and venture to a local market to immerse yourself in the vibrant Vietnamese culture. Browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients and listen as your knowledgeable guide directs your attention to objects of interest, then travel to either the Long Water Puppet Theatre of Bong Sen Theatre depending on availability.
Gain fascinating insights into the origin of water puppetry from your guide, then take a seat to witness a 50-minute performance that offers a unique glimpse into traditional Vietnamese culture. Be mesmerized by historical tales and folkloric legends as masterful puppeteers control wooden puppets with long bamboo rods. Understand the complex storylines with help from your guide and enjoy melodious musical accompaniments from a talented Vietnamese orchestra.
After the captivating show concludes, heads to West Lake to satisfy your appetite with an exquisite array of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Absorb the elegant decoration and charming ambience as you feast on dishes such as spring rolls, tender pork belly and fresh seafood followed by a sweet treat. Finally, return to your spacious vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Hanoi hotel.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (selected hotels only)
- All entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary
- Bottled water
- Buffet dinner
- English-speaking guide during the trip
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses