- Welcome drink
- Accommodation with air-conditioner & en-suite bathroom
- Meals as dedicated in the itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Onboard insurance
- Join a cooking demonstration with Vietnamese traditional cuisine, or an early Taichi class.
- Visa application
- Spa & massage services
- Personal expenses
- Other items that not mentioned on inclusions
- Surcharge 50usd/pax on Christmas Day (24/12/2016) & New Year Eve Day (31/12/2016) for one adult
- Surcharge 25usd/pax on Christmas Day (24/12/2016) & New Year Eve Day (31/12/2016) for one child from 6 - 11 yeard old
- Free for child under 6 years old
- Cruise Overview
- Launched in 2012, The Au Co is the only cruise operator in Halong Bay offering continuous three-day cruise in a single trip through the Gulf of Tonkin, covering world-renowned Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island. In addition to bringing the guests to the most remote parts of the area to provide them with an exclusive itinerary, The Au Co features state of the art design in safety and luxury. The fleet is composed of 2 luxurious ships, boasting 32 spacious private cabins each with fully equipped bathrooms and panoramic balconies.
1. Unique routing
The Au Co is a unique Vietnam cruise. Our three day two night cruise is the first of its kind, offering passengers the opportunity to explore three bays, including Halong Bay, and Cat Ba Island. Discovering each of these exciting destinations through a variety of excursions and activities; all the while, enjoying the safety and luxury afforded by The Au Co herself. Let experience our Halong Bay cruises.
During your three day voyage you will not only journey through the natural wonders of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Halong Bay, but uniquely you will also have the opportunity to discover the Gulf of Tonkin’s adjacent Bays of Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long, both relatively unexplored by other tour ships. Here, you will have a chance to swim or kayak safely in remote lagoons and experience the way of life of the locals inhabiting a floating fishing village. On Cat Ba Island, with its renowned National Park, you will have opportunities to walk or cycle through the rainforest, or visit a traditional village and meet local fishermen.
2. Safety onboard
The boat itself was designed by the Industrial Ship Designing Institute and is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly. It is the only steel boat in Halong Bay built to meet seafaring standards. It is designed to be balanced even with a 23-degree list. The Vietnamese Marine Authorities certify all materials and equipment used in the construction of the boat construction from the steel, electrical cables and generators. Every vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment: VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system System and Fire Extinguishers. The Au Co boats have double the safety coefficient required by the authorities.
- Itineraries 3 days 2 nights
- DAY 1: HALONG BAY and LAN HA BAY (L/D)
08.30: Transfer to Halong Bay from your hotel in Hanoi
12.30: Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise centre.
12.45: Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the onboard team and receive the safety briefing.
13.30: Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards Lan Ha Bay area
15.30: Visit Three Peaches Beach – Ba Trai Dao for swimming and other water activities.
17.30: Take part in the Vietnamese food cooking demonstration.
18.00: Enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15: Savour our five elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.
20.30: Relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
DAY 2: HALONG BAY, LAN HA BAY and CAT BA ISLAND (B/L/D)
07.00: Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay while the ship begins slowly cruising.
07.30: Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises in Ha Long Bay.
09.00: Visit the famous Surprise Cave, Hang Sung Sot.
11.15: Take a tour at the Captain’s Bridge and the Engine Room
12.00: Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Cat Ba Island.
13.45: Join a guided biking or hiking excursion through the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit The Au Co organic farm in Viet Hai Village. Another option is to use the electric trolley service available (at a bit of extra cost).
16.30: Kayak & swim in the Viet Hai Lagoon.
17.00: Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15: Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
20.30: End the day with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
21.00: Join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving sessions.
DAY 3: BAI TU LONG BAY (B)
06.30: Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Bai Tu Long Bay.
07.00: Take your time over breakfast.
07.45: Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village by traditional bamboo boat.
09.00: Prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.45: Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony then check-out.
10.45: Disembark in Tuan Chau and leave for Hanoi.
15.00: Return to Hanoi. End of service.
Rate in USD/VND per cabin:
||1/1 – 30/4 & 1/10 – 31/12/2016
||1/5 – 30/09/2016
|Long Quan Suite
|Au Co suite
||30usd/pax – 660.000