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Traditional Water Puppet Show and Illuminated Ho Chi Minh City Dinner Cruise with Private Transport

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Combine two quintessential Vietnamese experiences into one great-value package on this 6-hour evening tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a mesmerizing 45-minute Water Puppet Show, then dine on a buffet dinner of delicious Vietnamese cuisine and be entertained by traditional folk music as you cruise along the serene Saigon River.
  • Be entertained by a traditional 45-minute Water Puppet show
  • Tuck into delicious Vietnamese cuisine on a 1.5-hour dinner cruise
  • Marvel at the illuminated city from the water as you glide down the Saigon River
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, dinner, and private round-trip transport
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
English-speaking tour guide
Water Puppet Show ticket
1 bottled water & wet tissue
Others not described in the itinerary
Beverages & Personal expense

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Traveler pickup is offered
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Departure Time

4:30 PM
Your evening begins with a 4.30pm pick-up from your central Ho Chi Minh City hotel by private vehicle. After a short drive through the city, arrive at the water puppet theater and take your seats for the show.

Prepare to be entertained as you follow the age-old folk tales, played out by colorful wooden puppets on a water-filled stage. The traditional art form dates back to the 11th century and this 45-minute show is a perfect introduction, with dazzling costumes, skilled puppeteers, and a live orchestra accompaniment featuring typical Vietnamese instruments such as bamboo flutes and wooden bells.

After a show-stopping performance, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the docks, where you’ll board your cruise boat. Then, set sail along the illuminated waters of the Saigon River and admire the glittering skyline of Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, tuck into a delicious buffet dinner, filled with tasty Vietnamese specialties, as you listen to live folk music.

After a scenic 1.5-hour cruise, return to the docks, where your driver will be waiting to escort you back to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ginkgo Voyage

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Well worth trying
Andrew A
, Mar 2019
Great show really clever effects and artistry Cruise great with excellent menu and extensive choice Green our guide for the whole evening was superb and knowledgeable but not pushy Full marks
Enjoyable 50 min show, followed by...
Patricia S
, Mar 2017
Enjoyable 50 min show, followed by amazing meal on ship.

Product code: 16653P16

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