This tour provides a chance to explore Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife. What a fascinating experience to enjoy the delightfulness of water puppetry, a Vietnamese unique traditional stage art, performed on the water surface with accompaniment of live orchestra! A romantic dinner cruise along the tranquil Saigon River is truly a short retreat from the bustling ambiance of HCMC. The trip will be more complete with a short window sightseeing tour in the city centre to contemplate French-style colonial architectures in contrast with splendidly lighted modern sky-scrapers
6:00 pm: Pick-up at your hotel and begin the trip.
6:30 pm: Start watching the excellent water puppet show – an outstanding feature in Vietnamese culture associated with the idyllic natural beauty of the countryside. The show will take place in a special stage; it is on the surface of a pool. Behind a screen, puppeteers will cleverly keep long bamboo rods and a string mechanism which is flexible under the water surface in order to move puppets, which magically creates a play.
While watching the show, you also enjoy traditional songs performed by singers from the north of Vietnam; the songs tell about the folk tale acted out by puppets. After about one hour, the show will come to an end.
7:15 pm: Cruise along streets by cyclo to deeply 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.