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Cheo Performance and Private Tour
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Step back in time during your stay in Hanoi. Sit back on a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter before a Vietnamese opera troupe welcomes you to a performance of one of their country’s oldest art forms.
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Begin your tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature—Vietnam’s first university, dating back to the 11th century. Founded as a Confucian temple, this tranquil setting served as a university for over 700 years.

Next, hop aboard a cyclo—a "bicycle taxi" pedaled by a driver behind you—which gives you an unobstructed view, perfect for snapping photos during your tour of the Old Quarter. The heart of Hanoi, it's home to many of the must-sees, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Hanoi Citadel, and the Opera House. Ride at the perfect pace along some of the 36 tree-shaded streets of this historic district.

Trade your seat on a cyclo for a seat in an ancient house, where you’re welcomed with a special greeting ceremony. As a band plays traditional music, theCheo (Vietnamese opera) performers invite you to enjoy refreshing green tea and betel as they talk aboutCheo and its origins. Two distinct performances follow, expressing the colors and flavors of this unique and ancient art form. Afterwards, spend a little time in this intimate setting for photos and conversation with the performers.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transportation from your Hanoi hotel
  • Private cyclo tour
  • Cheo performance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission fees


Approx. 4 hours

Departure time and location:
8:30 AM or 12:30 PM; from the lobby of your Hanoi hotel

Return time and location:
2 PM or 6 PM; to the lobby of your Hanoi hotel

Children younger than age 6 may participate for free. This private tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate.
Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Discover Mekong at least 48 hours prior to your preferred tour date to ensure your reservation and to arrange your pick-up time and location. Upon pick-up, present your voucher(s) and photo ID in exchange for service.