Cruise Highlights & Activities:
Cruise Highlights & Activities:
There is no better way to experience the most stunning scenery of one of the most beautiful bays recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO than aboard The Au Co, the most refined vessel in the Gulf of Tonkin. From Halong Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, the 3 day/ 2 night voyage offers countless opportunities to explore the most exotic and magnificent destinations and glimpse into the daily life of local people.
Join The Au Co cruise for the experience of a lifetime in the Gulf of Tonkin!
- Exceptional 3 day cruise to 3 bays and 1 Island (National Park of Cat Ba Island, Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu long Bay, Lan Ha Bay)
- Biking on Cat Ba Island or walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island
- Accommodation in luxurious cabin with private balcony, fully furnished bathroom and two-way air-conditioning
- Visit a peaceful Bai Tu Long Bay area by rowing boat
- Swim or Kayak from secluded white-sand beaches
- Explore the most impressive grotto in Ha Long Bay
- Savor our chef selection of Vietnamese and international dishes
- Explore the bay with a kayak or relax in the complimentary Jacuzzi
- Discount of 20% on all SPA services if booked before arrival
Experience the stunning sceneries of all three of the beautiful bays in the Gulf of Tonkin and explore the amazing island of Cat Ba on board The Au Co.
Enjoy an invigorating bike ride in the rainforest of the National Park on Cat Ba Island, join our guide on a kayaking excursion in the hidden lagoons of Lan Ha Bay or visit a peaceful area in Bai Tu Long Bay on a traditional rowing boat. While aboard, discover The Au Co’s signature five elements cuisine, re-energize with Tai Chi, unwind on the sundeck or pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi or with a Traditional Vietnamese massage.
Day 1: Halong Bay And Bai Tu Long Bay (Meals: L,D)
You will be picked up at 8:00 am for your private transfer to Halong City. This takes roughly 3 hours. You may stop en route to admire the local scenery. Arrive at the port around 11:30am and board the ship.
12.30: Check in at the cruise center.
12.45: Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the onboard team and receive the safety briefing.
13.30: You are introduced about the 05 elements cuisine and have lunch on board while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards the Vung Ha area.
15.30: Visit the Vung Ha Beach for swimming and water activities.
17.30: Take part in the cooking demonstration.
18.00: Enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15: Savour our 05 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: Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay And Cat Ba Island (Meals: 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 Bai Tu Long Bay.
09.00: Visit Vung Vieng floating village by traditional bamboo boat.
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 Lan Ha Bay and 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: Halong Bay (Meals: 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 Halong Bay.
07.00: Take your time over breakfast.
07.45: Visit the famous Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
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.