Ho Chi Minh City Water Puppet Show Including Dinner Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels located in Ho Chi Minh City district 1
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a 1 hour traditional puppet show, then take a ride on a cyclo for an adventure winding through the sights, sounds and smells of this historic metropolis - an ideal way to experience the city at night. Unforgettable 2 hour scenic cruise along the Saigon River in a traditional junk and a Vietnamese or western-style dinner.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Dinner included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Pick up at your hotel to start the trip.

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 being the stage. The puppeteers stand behind a screen and control the puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the water surface. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides accompanying background music. Singers originating from North Vietnam sing songs which tell the story being acted out by the puppets which are carved out of wood. 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.

Continue to the harbor by cyclo for a dinner cruise, enjoy the city lights & panoramic views of HCM City. Enjoy scrumptious Vietnamese cuisine on this magical dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style Dragon Boat.

End the trip at your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Air-condition car/van transfer with experienced driver throughout the tour

English speaking tour guide throughout the tour.

1 Vietnamese set-menu dinner on cruise

Cyclo fare


Drinks & other personal expenses


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

If your hotel isn't located in district 1, Ho Chi Minh city. Please take a taxi by yourself to our office (220 De Tham street, district 1). We will meet you there at 5:30 pm

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Jul-2018

    The puppet show was great! We were picked up at our hotel by cyclo and driven to the theater. This was such an experience since we were right in the scooter traffic, it made you really experience the city life. The dinner cruise was not good at all. I would recommend just doing the water puppet show and skipping dinner cruise.

  • 22-Nov-2017

    Puppet Show is interesting but the dinner cruise does not meet expectations.

  • 06-May-2017

    The Water Pupptet was amazing, never saw anything like it. Found out the history of the Water Puppet Show which was also very interesting. Must see. As for the Dinner Cruise, seeing Ho Chi Minh City lit up at night was great. The dinner part, no so, rubber chicken fare.

  • 30-Jan-2017

    One of the best tours we did, the puppet show was great and very funny, even though it was in Vietnamese we could still understand it. The Dinner cruise was great as well, a lot of great Delicious food and great views along the river.