Combine a wonderful cruise along the Saigon River with a delicious Vietnamese dinner aboard a rustic dragon boat. Watch an entertaining water puppet show, discover the charms of the city on an evening cyclo tour, and absorb scenic views of Ho Chi Minh City after dusk.
Near 1 hour (45 minutes) enjoy traditional puppetry art – a very special moment for grown up and children alike. A ride on a cyclo for an adventure winding through the sights sounds & smells of this historic metropolis – the ideal way to experience the city at night. Unforgettable 2 hour scenic cruise along the Saigon River in a traditional junk& Vietnamese / Western dinner.
17h20 – 17:45: Pick up at your hotel to start the trip by Cyclo ( the time of pick up depends on your accommodation’s exact position)
18.30 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.
19.15: Be taken to experience Saigon’s nightlife and reach the harbor for a dinner cruise on the river. Observe the beautiful scenery of the city while enjoying Vietnamese cuisine on a traditional-style boat.
9:30 pm: Finish the trip.