Saigon by Night: Traditional Dinner Cruise
Next, head to the Water Puppet Theater to enjoy a Water Puppet Show, an important part of Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage. Watching the Vietnamese Water Puppet Show is also the best way to discover the history and traditional cultural life of Vietnamese people.
After the show, take a cyclo or car to Bach Dang Port and have a look before boarding a ship.
Your guide will take some commemorative photographs with you at the port before getting in the ship and have dinner in it. During the dinner time, you will enjoy Southern Vietnamese Fork Music and sightseeing of Ho Chi Minh City at night. After your dinner cruise, we will take you back to your hotel.
(From 04 February to 09 February, Dinner will be at local restaurant, the cruises are not at service on these days)
- Cyclo and Air Conditioner Car for pick-up and drop-off at hotel (District 1)
- Meals: Dinner on Cruise (set menu) Vietnamese Food, Asian Food (From 04 February to 09 February, Dinner will be at local restaurant, the cruises are not at service on these days)
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Cool-towels and Mineral Water
- Food and drink unless sepcified
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees to Vietnam
- Personal expenses
- Tipping/ Gratuities
- Single supplement
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- From 04 February to 09 February, Dinner will be at local restaurant, the cruises are not at service on these days
This tour was rather disappointing. After we booked the dinner cruise online we were then told that the cruise boat was not operating that evening because of Lunar New Year Holiday. So the dinner was swapped for one in a local restaurant. It would have been ok if the restaurant had not been swamped with many other tour groups that had the cruise cancelled and we felt like being cattle heard to the feeding. The waiters just piled up the food at our communal table we were sitting at the same table with three other families and were trying to rush us through the meal. They never brought us any drinks and after we inquired for some water we were told we had to pay separately for that. In the end our tour guide a very nice and decent fellow by the way picked up the drinks bill, but a few of the people at our table had nothing to drink the whole evening we all felt we had paid too much for an ordinary meal at that restaurant. Another disappointing aspect was the cycle tour that was advertised as being a tour of the old city, while in fact it ended up being our lift breathing in car and motorbike exhaust gases along the shortest route from the restaurant back to the hotel by some pushy bicycle taxis that demanded heavy tipping at the end of the ride. The positive aspects were the water puppet show, the quality of the food at the restaurant was actually very good shame we were rushed through the different servings and that the restaurant was so jammed packed with people waiting for a table and our guide was very friendly and tried to adjust to the shortcomings as best he could he also arranged for a cake to be served at the restaurant since it was my wife's birthday.
We enjoyed the dinner cruise on Indochina Junk! The food, however, needs to be improved. The tour guide Long was very helpful. The water puppet show was too long, and hard to understand for foreigners who don't speak Vietnamese. The cyclo tour around Saigon was the best part of the tour!