Saigon dinner cruise – Cyclo tour – Water puppet show (Private evening activities)


Enjoy a 1 hour traditional puppetry art show – a very special moment for grownups and children alike. Take 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 styled dinner.


US$ 38/ per person (Vietnamese set-menu on Indochina Junk)

US$ 58/ per person (International buffet dinner on Lady Hau Cruise)

This Private tour will show you the best of a splendid Saigon by night. The rates are applied from 2 persons.

TIME: 18:00 – 21:30


  • Pick-up & see-off from your hotel in District 1, Saigon city.
  • Air-condition car/van transfer with experienced driver throughout the tour.
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
  • 1 International dinner.
  • Water puppet show tickets at Rong Vang theatre.
  • “Xich-Lo” 3-wheel rickshaw cyclo trips.


  • Gratuities for tour guide.
  • Drinks and other personal expenses.
Saigon dinner cruise with best view at Saigon city

On Saigon dinner cruises, dining tables are arranged suitably in every position because any position the tourists also can look at the city, landscape of river with crowded wharf while starting the itinerary. 2-floor sound system is private but can be connected, every floor has 29-inch flat monitor. Each deck has the space for max 50 pax to look at the landscape.

Tour itinerary


18:00 Pick up at your hotel to start the trip.

19:00 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 Continue to the harbor by cyclo for a dinner cruise, enjoy the city lights & panoramic views of HCM city. Enjoy scrumptious Vietnamese cuisine on this magical dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style Dragon Boat

End the trip at your hotel at 21:30.


What makes Saigon – Ho Chi Minh the most dynamic city of Vietnam ? 1 of the factor is the night life with thousands of choices for a newcomer. This tour shows you 3 sides of the life: history via water puppets, presence via cyclo around the hub streets, and you can see the future with Filipino music bands on Bonsai river cruises and splendid Bitexco Final Tower seen from the night river.

Music performance on Saigon dinner cruises junk.

Both Bonsai River Cruises and Indochina Junks offer multi purpose boats, built to follow the slogan ‘events – dining & more’. They usually organize traditional music perfomance on board during buffet dinner.


Don’t forget to take memorial photos with dancers and singers on Saigon river cruise. Also don’t forget to capture a part of the nightly city in your screen with an angle from the dining deck.

Schedule of Dinner cruise on Saigon river:
– 6:30PM: Embarking at Vuon Kieng pier
– 7:00PM: Welcome guests on Boat
Service dinner, music performance & dances
– 7:45PM: Depart Dinner– Cruise along Saigon river
– 9:30PM: Dropping the guests off at Bach Dang harbor
End of cruise.