Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

4.4 / 5

48 reviews

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

From $50 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 5:30 PM
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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 5:30 PM-5:45 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 (address: 22 Bùi Viện 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 if 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
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • 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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11 January 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.

19 May 2019

Greatly organized, great Guide

The guide Tahnh did organize everything very well. The water puppet show is really charming and a must-see. After the show which lasted about 45 minutes, we mqde a cyclo tour to the harbour, where we had a dinner cruise and a several course meal accompanied by song and dance. The food was good, the ship and the staff friendly. The cruise lasted about 1 1/2 hours, but you do not go too far from the harbour. You get a nice sight of the skyline though. Pick up and transfers were punctual and fine. Absolutely recommended.

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9 November 2017

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