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  2. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh: Evening Cultural Experience

Product ID: 337351
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Enjoy the unique art of a water puppet show, a traditional art form closely connected with the long-standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Afterwards, continue by pedicab for a dinner cruise to enjoy the lights and panoramic views of the city.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Please provide the name and address of your accommodation upon booking. If your hotel is outside the selected area, you must make your own way to the meeting point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the unique art of a water puppet show
  • Continue to the harbor by cyclos for a dinner cruise
  • Learn about traditional Vietnamese culture
Full description
Your tour will begin at 5:30PM, at which point you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your trip. From there you will enjoy the unique art of a 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 acting as the stage.

The puppeteers will stand behind a screen and control the puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms which are hidden beneath the water surface. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra will provides background music accompaniment, and singers with origins in north Vietnam will sing songs which tell the story being acted out by the puppets.

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. At 7:15PM you will continue to the harbor by pedicab for a dinner cruise, which will allow you to enjoy the city lights and panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh city. You'll enjoy sumptuous Vietnamese cuisine throughout a magical dinner as you cruise aboard a traditional boat, before your tour concludes at 9:30PM.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pedicab ride
  • Dinner
  • Water-puppet show
  • All Fees and taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses not clearly mentioned in the included list
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Vegetarian options are available, please advise when booking if required
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From £55.02 £38.51 per person

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Product ID: 337351