• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 32.00 View price calendar

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Admire the age-old art of Vietnamese puppetry at a water puppet show, followed by a 1-hour walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Skip the ticket lines with your pre-booked admission, then meet your professional guide after the show for a stroll through ‘36 Old Streets,’ aka the Old Quarter. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of local life with informative commentary about its traditional craft guilds.


  • Vietnamese water puppet show and Old Quarter walking tour
  • Skip the ticket lines with pre-booked admission to a puppetry performance
  • Stroll the streets of the Old Quarter and visit traditional shops
  • Discover the history and contemporary life of Hanoi via expert commentary

What You Can Expect

Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

Folk Songs of Bac Ninh Province

Customer Reviews

Barbara H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

You walk with the guide to the show and are shown to your already allocated seats, a charming show which lasts around an hour which is just the right length of time. You have an info sheet which explains the overview of the stories which the puppets are performing. The tour of the old town is informative and the guide showed us houses and accommodation down tiny alleys which we would never imagined could exist, neither would we have tried to go down on our own. A good introduction to this area.

Joelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide walked us to the Show and after it was waiting to walk us through old quarter Hanoi. We loved it and ate at places that we would never had been to on our own. Our guide Kem was very informative and we learnt a lot about Vietnamese, it's food and its culture. Excellent, must do tour in Hanoi!

Werner B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We very much enjoyed the water puppet show and the walking tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi and can only recommend it.

Gordon R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tickets for the water puppets were waiting for us at our hotel when we checked in - just as promised. We had a great ad-hoc little walking tour with our guide after the show, just the two of us. Our informative and friendly guide introduced us to some typical Hanoi street food and beer in a local streetside place, something we would nver have done on our own.

Kerry M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The water puppet show was ok, a bit average. The old town walking tour was fantastic. Got to see behind the scenes living quarters and alleys that we would never have found. Our guide was excellent. Highly recommend the walking tour

James D

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

We did this tour on the first night and it was an excellent addition to the water puppet show tickets. The water puppet show itself is worth checking out but the tour afterwards of the old quarter was a bigger highlight. I recommend doing this early on in your visit, especially if you are staying in the Old Quarter!

Evelyn B

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2015

I really enjoyed the show but the seats were in the very last row in the theatre. I had to pay appx. 13.00 to upgrade my seat to the front three rows. I could not find my guide after the show and it was raining so hard I just got a taxi back to the hotel.

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