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Our most recommended Ho Chi Minh City Shows & Musicals

Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show Ticket

1. Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show Ticket

Enjoy a performance of fascinating Vietnamese art during a traditional 45-minute water puppet show. The stories told with water puppets are closely associated with the spiritual life of Vietnamese people, especially in the countryside. The stage for the show is the surface of a water pool. Puppeteers demonstrate their clever skills by managing puppets with long bamboo rods and a string mechanism under the surface of the water. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides musical accompaniment. The puppets act out the stories told by the songs, which reflect the peaceful life of the Vietnamese countryside.

Ho Chi Minh: Private City Night Tour and Dinner Cruise

2. Ho Chi Minh: Private City Night Tour and Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a pickup and discover the nightlife of Saigon by cyclo or scooter. Cyclo option: Drive along the city main streets and pass by Ben Thanh Market, General Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, People Committee Hall, and Opera House. Scooter option: Include all sightseeing above and some extra authentic local sites: Flower market, Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment , fashion street After your ride of approximately 1 hour stop at Saigon Riverside. Be a welcomed guest at Bach Dang harbor and start your dinner. Cruise along Saigon River, enjoy a great dinner, and relax in the romantic atmosphere with Vietnamese Traditional Dance and a Music Show. Head back towards Bach Dang harbor where the cruise ends around 9:30 PM. Here a taxi picks you up and brings you back to the hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City: Deluxe Dining Cruise

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Deluxe Dining Cruise

Pickup is available for customers staying at hotels in District 1 and 3. Alternative, make your own way from your hotel to Nha Rong Port and have a look around before boarding the boat. Your guide will take some photographs of you at the port before you board the ship and enjoy a delicious Saigon-style meal. Enjoy a special dinner on the Saigon River and experience the vibrant city from this spacious floating restaurant while taking in views across the Dragon Harbor. There will be a chance to discover things that you thought you might not see on a cruise. With open views from two sides of the boat, you can fully enjoy the Ho Chi Minh City night sky and the bustling sights along the river.  During dinner time, enjoy some Southern Vietnamese folk music that creates a lovely romantic atmosphere in the middle of the Saigon river. It's a truly unforgettable experience. You will get back to your hotel at about 10 PM. Schedule: 6:30 PM: Board at Nha Rong Harbor 7:00 PM: Guests are welcomed on board. Service dinner, music performance, and dancing.  7:45 PM: Cruise along Saigon river 9:30 PM: Guests are dropped off at Nha Rong Harbor

Mekong Delta tour to Cai Be – Tan Phong Island full day

4. Mekong Delta tour to Cai Be – Tan Phong Island full day

07:30 AM: Depart for Cai Be by bus/van via Trung Luong Expressway. Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to the remaining site of a renowned wholesale floating market on the Tien River many years ago. This site entitles you to know something about the local trading habit that has changed due to the age of the modern society when more terrestrial transportation and high-technique of agriculture have dominated everywhere. There, you can realize how diverse the area is and how rich orchard gardens are, which makes it the basket of fruit in the lower part of the Mekong River. Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of an ancient house and learn about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals make coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel the slow rhythms of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Paddle through small canals – an exciting experience since you can look around, unwind, and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Additionally, after arrival on Tan Phong Island, immerse yourself in nature's tranquility. At lunchtime, you not only enjoy luscious food but also get closer to the locals as it is a chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked on your own and served in the heart of the local garden. Cycle on the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Visit Ba Kiệt’s ancient house. Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City. End your trip.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

5. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Treat yourself to a fantastic night out in Ho Chi Minh City. See a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet performance, and delight in live folk music and native dancing. Visit some of the city's highlights by motorbike, and relish a sumptuous meal as you cruise along the Saigon River. Meet your English-speaking driver at your hotel at 5:15 PM, and take a motorbike tour of some of Ho Chi Minh's main attractions. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre at 6:30 PM for an entertaining puppet show, accompanied by live, traditional music. Next, transfer with your guide to the cruise port, and begin your journey along the Saigon River at 7:45 PM. Admire the views of Ho Chi Minh City by night from your cruise, and dine on tasty, Vietnamese food. The cruise ends at around 9:15 PM, and your driver will then drop you off back at your hotel. If you would prefer to do the tour by private car, rather than on a motorbike, there is an additional cost of $30.

Hoi An: Teh Dar - Vietnamese Tribes Culture at Hoi An

6. Hoi An: Teh Dar - Vietnamese Tribes Culture at Hoi An

Arrive at Hoi An Lune Center up to 30 minutes before show time. Sip a complimentary local drink and prepare for an authentic Vietnamese experience.  This time, stunning bamboo cirque, daring acrobatics, and live music from tribal instruments will spellbind as they paint the sights of mountain conquerors, wild mating, and thrilling creatures from tribal folklores. As exotic, beautiful, and enthralling as its older siblings, Teh Dar stays true to reflecting authentic Vietnamese life stories and cultural values. All of these live on as the circle of life turns, just like the meaning of ‘Teh Dar’ in many Vietnamese ethnic languages: ‘going in circle’

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

7. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, and then make your way to the Water Puppet Theater. Immerse yourself in a traditional art form closely connected with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Be amazed by the skillful puppeteers who stand behind a screen and control puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the surface of the pool of water. Be mesmerized as the pool becomes the stage! Hear traditional music from North Vietnam played by the orchestra and listen to songs that tell the story being performed. Although the shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. Then, experience the buzzing nightlife on a dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style boat.

Ho Chi Minh: Evening Cultural Experience

8. Ho Chi Minh: Evening Cultural Experience

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.

Ho Chi Minh : Discover nightlife with Dinner

9. Ho Chi Minh : Discover nightlife with Dinner

The tour will being at 6:00 PM with pickup from your hotel. Your guide will give you a quick safety briefing, then you’ll hop on the back of their bike and zip towards the city center with an expert driver.  Weaving through busy lanes you will wind past the ochre edifice of Notre Dame Cathedral and see the Gothic features of Saigon Central Post Office. Drive along roads that skirt the famous river and pass many other gorgeous sights before reaching the port. Here you will climb aboard a luxury cruise vessel. Enjoy a delicious meal of Vietnamese specialties as you drift along the river. Spend some time on the open-air deck to savor the tranquil views of the glittering lights back on shore. After dinner, you’ll be taken back to your hotel, where the tour will end at around 9:45 PM. 

Ho Chi Minh City: Night Scooter Tour with Beer & Food

10. Ho Chi Minh City: Night Scooter Tour with Beer & Food

Experience authentic Vietnamese food and beer with a scooter tour of HoChi Minh City. Try out 6 really tasty Vietnamese dishes at 6 local places, known as local favorites. Take the chance to make one o the dishes yourself and admire the sparkling districts and colorful streets. Zoom through 5 different districts, all unique in their own way and enjoy the fresh atmosphere. Gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam's culture and cuisine through talking with your guide at each food stall. Throughout the tour, eat a variety of delicious dishes and drinks at 6 local food places and sample over 6 Saigon's best authentic street foods and local beer/ optional drinks. Of course, you will have a chance to cook Vietnamese food for yourself. After a fun ride on the back of the scooter, our first stop is Charcoal Grilled Pork On Skewers Rice Noodles or Beef Noodle Soup. Then, try the Vietnamese Savory Crispy Pancake at a local eatery at district 3, a hidden gem surrounded by lots of locals sitting on plastic chairs. After the meals, allow your guide to take you to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, a “food heaven” in Saigon. The street food sold here is diverse since people in the area come from many places and have different tastes. Explore the area, and partake in a typical local night. Visit Thich Quang Duc Monument to learn about the mysterious story of the Thich Quang Duc, who burnt himself to protest the persecution of Buddhism by the South of Vietnam government in 1963. Afterward, discover the biggest flower market in district 5. Flowers sold here are believed to be collected from every part of Vietnam. Browse and buy the flowers your love and enjoy the sweet smell and the beauty of them. Make another food stop in district 10, and fully understand how to make steamed rice rolls with all the ingredients. Hop back on the scooter and try out the most popular street food in Vietnam, Banh My. Take a drive over Nguyen Van Cu Bridge, and admire the nice view of Saigon. Then, get ready for more food, with a stop in district 4 to taste Steamed Clams with Lemongrass, Grilled Scallops, and local beer, at a local eatery. Last but not least, revel in a dessert of flan cakes. Chat and share with your guide about your experience and all you've learned. Discover not only Saigon, but all of Vietnam.

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

If you are contemplating what to do with a few hours this is a wonderful experience. Our Tour Guide Belle Nguyen was fabulous! She has so much enthusiasm and you can tell she really loves her work. In review we were picked up at our Airbnb by 2 Cyclos for a tour around the city. It was so relaxing and exciting to see everyone going to and fro. We were greeted many times on our ride with wide smiles and big hellos and it made us feel special. Ms Belle rode her motor and followed closely behind and was in constant contact with us in case we needed anything. After about an hour ride on the cyclos we were dropped off at the pier area for a Dinner Cruise. The Indochina Queen was huge and it was completely full which gives you an idea how popular this tour is. Ms Belle seated us and made sure our food choices were translated to the staff. She then departed and returned after dinner to escort us out to the deck to enjoy the rest of the cruise. She made this tour unforgettable. .

What a wonderful evening. Our guide Belle was awesome. We had already seen a lot of the sites on a previous city tour so they arranged a specialised tour to suit our needs. We would not have seen these extra areas without the help of our guides. The cruise was lovely and entertaining, food was delicious. Highly recommend doing this by scooter…. The best way to see Saigon :)

Marvellous ! A magnificent show that I highly recommend for a unique evening in Ho Chi Minh! It's spectacular, poetic, creative and funny, language is not a problem and it appeals to both children and adults! A must do in Vietnam!

an exemplary excursion, an exemplary guide too (Kily). an agency that I sincerely recommend for all aspects (punctuality, information, price monitoring, etc.). I would repeat the experience for sure.

Amazing trip and the scooter tour before hand was amazing and far beyond what we thought. The guides were amazing and took us to some fantastic places.