Enjoy an unforgettable evening of culture at the historic Saigon Opera House. Witness a stunning blend of acrobatic arts, contemporary dance and traditional Vietnamese elements. Following the hour-long AO Show, take a stroll and experience the vibrancy of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

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A Night at The Opera House - Half Day

This tour begins at 17:30 or 20:00. After a day of touring, enjoy an evening of cultural indulgence. Walk from the hotel to the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as the Saigon Opera House. Built in 1898 by the French architect Ferret Eugene, and restored in 1998, is now certified as a ‘National Relic’. Take a closer look at the building’s intricate features and hear about its colourful past.

After the lights dim, the stage comes alive for an hour-long AO Show. Performed by enthusiastic local dancers and artists, the show displays Vietnamese heritage and culture through contemporary choreography and traditional music. Be amazed by the stunning blend of acrobatic acts and contemporary dance.

Following this vibrant spectacle, step out into the streets and join the guide for a stroll back to the hotel. Enjoy the ambiance of Ho Chi Minh City at night, seeing street vendors selling fresh snacks, motorbikes carrying young couples and locals out for their evening exercise.


Our Services include:

  •   English or French speaking local guide to accompany our guests from hotels to Saigon Opera House.
  •   Entrance fees for mentioned visit

Our Services do not include:

  •   Other meals than mentioned
  •   Vehicle transfer (surcharges will be applied if clients wish to book car transfer service, prices are available upon request.)
  •   Other services than mentioned
  •   International and domestic Flights
  •   Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  •   Tips, Travel insurance

· Note that surcharge will apply if vehicle transfer is needed.

· Performances of the ‘AO Show’ are usually scheduled 4-5 nights per week, so please consult us for the show’s current schedule. On some evenings an alternate performance by the same group, titled ‘The Mist’ will be held instead. The Mist is focused more on contemporary dance aspects and less on the cirque aspects of the AO Show.

· Above prices are based on walking to and from the Opera House, so include the guide to accompany guests but exclude vehicle. Please check with your tour consultant whether vehicle transfer will be needed based on guests’ chosen hotel in HCMC, and if so a surcharge will apply.

· Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) are subject to supplementary charges. Special condition may also be applied during peak season. Rates and details will be informed in advance.

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