The Au Co

Cruise Overview

With a fleet of 2 luxurious ships, The Au Co is the first and only cruise operator offering full day and overnight voyages in a single trip through the Gulf of Tonkin, covering world-renowned Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island. The Au Co features the state of the art design in safety and luxury as well as represents Vietnamese and Oriental culture at its best. Each ship has 32 spaciously-designed private cabins, boasting luxurious bathrooms and panoramic balconies.

Cruise Itineraries

Ha Long bay full-day cruises aboard the Au Co cruise

Itinerary:

Scenic three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay, we arrive at Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau Island, embark on The Au Co Cruises for a welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing.

You will savor a delicious lunch with five element concept cuisines while The Au Co takes you through many famous spots not only in Halong Bay but in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Then you will have exciting time kayaking through karst mountains or swimming in fresh emerald water on pristine beaches. We return to Tuan Chau Marina at around 5:00 pm and our waiting shuttle bus will transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi approximately around 9:00 pm.

Included:
•    Welcome cocktail, regular tea, coffee, and drinking water during the cruise
•    Lunch onboard
•    Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
•    Kayak rental and snorkeling equipment.
•    Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges
Excluded:
•    Airfares
•    Visa arrangements
•    Beauty spa services
•    Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
•    All other services not clearly mentioned
Notes:
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.

Three day luxury cruises, Halong Bay and the Gulf of Tonkin Discovery

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DAY 1: HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)
The first day of your cruise provides an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away.

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After cruising to the east of Halong Bay, enjoy a relaxing tour of guided kayaking or swimming in Vung Ha area, boasting isolated beaches and nature at its best before cruising into the geological park of amazing Bai Tu Long Bay.

Back to The Au Co to learn about the role of tea in Vietnamese culture with a tea ceremony then enjoy Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free”: Beer, House wine (by the glass), Soft drinks, Long drinks, Cocktails

Savour five elements’ dinner. After that, enjoy squid fishing from the main deck

The boat will anchor for the night in a peaceful location.

DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY, LAN HA BAY and HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Start the day with Tai Chi – physical movements designed for relaxation, balance and health – on the sundeck of the boat while enjoying the panorama.

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After breakfast on board, visit Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat in 01 hour.

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Savour a delicious lunch in the Halong Restaurant while the ship cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island for walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit of The Au Co organic farm.

Back to The Au Co to enjoy Happy Hour and Cooking Demonstration then a sumtupous seafood BBQ. The ship anchors at Drum Cave.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY (B)
Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 isles and islets of different shapes and sizes, creating a truly breath-taking seascape.

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Halong Bay is also attractive for beautiful beaches on the small islands. Awake early and join the Tai Chi session to help you feel fresh for the guided tour of Sung Sot cave, the most beautiful cave with many photo opportunities. Note there are about 715 steps to climb (optional). On the way back to port, enjoy breakfast and take a last glimpse of the beautiful scenery from the bar or sundeck.

Notes:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.
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