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  1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show with Dinner & Cruise

Product ID: 264287
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Discover Ho Chi Minh culture in a humorous way while watching a unique yet traditional form of Vietnamese entertainment, a water puppet show, before boarding an exquisite river cruise to dine in style.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your specified hotel in Ho Chi Minh's city center (districts 1,3, and 5).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Laugh as you learn about rural Vietnamese life and folklore played out by puppets perched above water
  • Enjoy the music of a Vietnamese orchestra during the show
  • Cruise on Saigon river on a traditional wooden boat
  • Dine on a delightful selection of Vietnamese dishes
Full description
Your evening in Ho Chi Minh will begin with an unforgettable water puppet show. Water puppetry is a unique Vietnamese art form performed in a large pool using the water as a stage. It’s considered one of the most traditional and integral elements of Vietnamese culture. As the show plays out, you’ll enjoy the music of a Vietnamese orchestra, manned by an array of talented singers accompanied by professional musicians performing with traditional musical instruments. The show is a great way to learn more about Vietnamese rural life, folklore, and their native humor. 

After the show, you’ll then head to the wharf, the original commercial port of Saigon, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner served on board a cruise boat. The atmosphere of dining on board is both novel and cozy, and the cruise provides live performers playing traditional folk songs. As you cruise the Saigon waters, you’ll admire gorgeous views of this colorful city while enjoying the first-rate service of the staff on board.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Dinner
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Expert english-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Extra drinks
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Hoi An Express

Product ID: 264287