Guided tour

Ho Chi Minh: Evening Cultural Experience

Ho Chi Minh: Evening Cultural Experience

From $69.99 per person

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.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
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.


  • 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.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pedicab ride
  • Dinner
  • Water-puppet show
  • All Fees and taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses not clearly mentioned in the included list
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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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水上人形劇は予想していたよりもエキサイティングで楽しめました!シクロの移動も楽しかったです。 クルーズはご飯の量が多かったけれど、美味しかったです。夜景もキレイでした。 ツアーも楽しかったけれど、ガイドさんが英語が喋れない私たちにとても親切にしてくださって、いい夜になりました。 ありがとうございます。

February 23, 2020

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