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Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup provided by Charming Vietnam Travel

Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup

Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take an 1-hour tour of Hanoi's highlights by bicycle taxi. After your 1-hour cyclo journey, head to the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to see a 60-minute show featuring the Vietnamese art of water puppetry — begun over 1,000 years ago by farmers in the Red River Delta.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Start your 1-hour cyclo ride with hotel pickup in Hanoi. Get comfortable aboard your bicycle rickshaw as your driver pedals past significant city landmarks. In the French Quarter you’ll see the French-colonial grandeur of the Hanoi Opera House and the timeless elegance of the Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel, built in an opulent era. Continue on to Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter to explore 36 tree-lined streets in the historic district. Finish your cyclo tour at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and settle in for a quintessential show. Watch puppeteers perform Vietnamese legends on the water’s surface using a system of underwater poles and strings that bring the elaborate puppets to life. Afterward, your tour ends at the theater. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start your 1-hour cyclo ride with hotel pickup in Hanoi. Get comfortable aboard your bicycle rickshaw as your driver pedals past significant city landmarks. In the French Quarter you’ll see the French-colonial grandeur of the Hanoi Opera House and the timeless elegance of the Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel, built in an opulent era. Continue on to Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter to explore 36 tree-lined streets in the historic district. Finish your cyclo tour at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and settle in for a quintessential show. Watch puppeteers perform Vietnamese legends on the water’s surface using a system of underwater poles and strings that bring the elaborate puppets to life. Afterward, your tour ends at the theater. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8364P17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup from Old Quarter only
  • Cyclo (bicycle taxi) fare for 1 hour
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam Charming Vietnam Travel Office 37A Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is far from the Old Quarter, please check the fare with the driver before taking a taxi
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup from Old Quarter only
  • Cyclo (bicycle taxi) fare for 1 hour
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam Charming Vietnam Travel Office 37A Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is far from the Old Quarter, please check the fare with the driver before taking a taxi
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Charming Vietnam Travel
    37A Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
    Charming Vietnam Travel Office 37A Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    See address & details
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    Thang Long Water Puppet
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Water puppetry is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large bamboo rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them. Thus the puppets appear to be moving over the water. When the rice fields would flood, the villagers would entertain each other using this form of puppet play.
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Elaine
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A fun way to be introduced to the crazy traffic in Hanoi. We saw some good sights. Water puppet show was excellent.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear ElaineWright48, It is very pleased to receive your beautiful words due to your recent Water Puppet Show with us at Hanoi. I and my team are glad to know that you really enjoyed our Vietnamese culture. Even the show is Vietnamese but we sent to you the flyer with program details in English for you easy to figure out what was going on. And we hope that it's pretty easy to follow along. The hotel ticket delivery services from us would cost you a little money but we hope it would help you to plan your timing for the show. You just checked into your hotel, the tickets were already there waiting for you. I will surely forward your feedback to our team in order to have further encouragement. We very much look forward to serve you again in Hanoi. Warmest regards, Linda A member of Dragonfly and Charming Vietnam Travel
Written 7 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim P
5 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Although the traffic is chaotic in Hanoi the cyclo drivers are able to keep their passengers safe while showing them the sights. The water puppets are amazing and funny, although all in Vietnamese.
Written 31 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna H
Seattle, WA93 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
I wasn't at all sure about the cyclo ride, as traffic in Hanoi is terrifying and I felt sure we would get killed by a vehicle. However, it is actually fun and relaxing. The drivers knew how to safely navigate traffic, and you can see more going at the slow pace of a cycle than speeding by in a taxi. We got a really nice view of the city. The water puppet theater is nice, but the lesser feature of this tour for me. As a cultural activity it's great, with authentic costumes, music and performance. It's hard to follow the storyline since it's all in Vietnamese, and my teenage son quickly got bored. And, yes, you can certainly arrange tickets and transportation for these activities on your own. But being newcomers to the country and unfamiliar with the city or the selection of things to do, we appreciated having it packaged up for us, along with hotel pickup. Definitely worth doing!
Written 2 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Helento
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unique, a great price for a strange experience.
unique, a great price for a strange experience. I would not go again but it was an enjoyable experience
Cady123
Cady123
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must try dishes of Vietnam
Christine give us a most wonderful food tour that i ever have. I get to try all kind of food, i counted we have at
mxpearson
mxpearson
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Tour in Hanoi
So we kinda stuck in Vietnam cuz the pandemic, and since Vietnam did so well preventing it, we thought it's maybe O
1976mjays
1976mjays
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Amazing!!
This was hands down the best thing we did in Vietnam on our Honeymoon, loved everything about it!! AMAZING!! Fun, y
Kelly_kim111
Kelly_kim111
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Greatest food of SEA
Vietnam have one of the greatest street food in SEA. From pho, bun cha, spring roll,... but the most memorable must
mdrecipes
mdrecipes
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Unique experience
It was one of my goal to visit halong bay in Vietnam, I had a good day, the guide(Benjamin) was very helpfully and
Q4225NIjanef
Q4225NIjanef
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Left a little disappointed
I have mixed feelings about the trip. The organisation and pick up times were brilliant, the staff were attentive a
Nnx007
Nnx007
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Street food tour
Great tour with Harry! The food was amazing obviously but the best was all the information that harry gave us about
Passport74302
Passport74302
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A worthwhile street food tour
Overall a very good introduction to the street food culture in Hanoi. Our guide Harry was very informative and adap
Qbsonik
Qbsonik
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Halong bay is beautiful, but other things are riddiculous.
Well, tour to Halong Bay is nice, because of the views, but there is one small details which makes you angry. That’
sandysA5753ZN
sandysA5753ZN
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Unique, cultural event
The tickets were delivered to our hotel as promised, and we had excellent 2nd row seats, center stage. Enjoyed eve
ClayS121
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Rbam0911
Rbam0911
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Good times
Enjoyed the views, food and stop offs. The cave tour was particularly good. Worth the money. This is a good way of
MissMontyRose
MissMontyRose
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Lovely traditional show
The water puppet show is well worth seeing during your stay in Hanoi. Worth paying a little more to sit in the fron
jonmc93
jonmc93
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Haley was the best!!
Haley took us to so many excellent places. The food was very authentic and was dishes we never would have known to
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