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Water Puppet Show & Dinner Cruise

Spend an unforgettable evening in Ho Chi Minh City: enjoy a traditional water puppet show before cruising down the Saigon River and indulging in a delicious dinner on board the boat.

Water Puppet Show & Dinner Cruise Itinerary

On the evening of your activity, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and taken to a traditional theatre where you'll attend one of Vietnam's most emblematic cultural events: a water puppet show.

Through mimicry and music, the exquisitely-painted wooden water puppets recreate traditional Vietnamese folkloric myths and legends as they have done since the 11th century, when farmers first began the tradition performing on flooded rice paddies. You'll be captivated by the fascinating show and its vibrant colours - the result is unique!

At the end of your water puppet show, you'll board a typical Vietnamese boat and set sail down the Saigon River for a peaceful evening cruise. 

While you take in the spectacular views of the Ho Chi Minh City skyline in the splendour of its night-time illuminations, you'll enjoy a different side of Vietnamese culture: its famed cuisine. Indulge in a delicious buffet meal on board the boat, before finishing back at the original departure point.

After an unforgettable evening's entertainment, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel.

Hotel pick up

This activity includes pick up and drop off from hotels in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. If your accommodation is located elsewhere, please make your own way to the following meeting point: 123 Lý Tự Trọng Street. In this case, the local provider will specify the time for your pick-up at this point.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Per person
US$ 45
  • Per person

    US$ 45

More Information


3 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to water puppet show.

Evening cruise on the Saigon River.

Buffet dinner on board.

Not included

Drinks during the dinner cruise.

When to book?

You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 45
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

123 Lý Tự Trọng Street.