Three Day Luxury Cruises Halong Bay and Gulf of Tonkin Discovery

Grab your chance to explore Halong Bay – Natural Wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of cultural and historical significance – on a unique 3 days 2 nights cruise with The Au Co. With a wide range of activities onboard and extra, The Au Co promises you a most memorable experience while discovering the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoying your time.

Whether you choose to explore hidden caves by kayak or bamboo boats, swimming in the emerald waters, cycling to explore local village or simply indulging in the magnificent view on the sundeck…, there is always something to meet everyone’s expectation. Open-air bar, spa & massage area and Jacuzzi are awaiting your time to pamper yourself. The diversity of activities onboard and so forth keeps your cruise always interesting and worth remembering for a lifetime!

Scenic Landscape Swimming kayaking

Cruise Highlights

  • Exceptional 3-day cruise to explore Halong Bay - a World Heritage Site recognized twice by UNESCO.
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabins with private balconies, fully furnished bathrooms and two-way air-conditioning
  • Savor our new menu: A unique fusion of fresh Vietnamese ingredients prepared with classic French techniques
  • Immerse in impressive grottoes and caves around the bay.
  • Discover untouched spectacular scenery by bike and go trekking in local village.

Day 1: Halong Bay (L/D)

12.30

Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise center, take rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise.
12:45Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the crew on board and receive the safety briefing.
13.00Let the vacation begin with a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Ha Long Bay passing by Chicken Crock, Finger Islet, Toad Islet…
15:00Explore one of the biggest caves in Ha Long bay, beautiful stalactites and stalagmite in Surprise Cave.
17.30Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free". It’s truly happy time to relax, while enjoying tropical cocktail and complimentary snacks.
18.00Exciting “Master-Chef Competition” and fruit carving demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather) while the boat cruises to overnight anchorage area.
19:30Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.
21:00

Free time to be spent watching movies in the restaurant or on the sundeck, squid fishing at reception. 

Day 2: Ha long Bay – Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)

06.15Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee. 
07.30Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises through the Bay passing a lot of beautiful spots. It’s good time to take amazing pictures.
09.00Arrive at a local island, where a pretty small village nestles and waits you to explore. Spend your active morning on cycling and exploring the tropical junk in national park with local guide. Visit ancient houses and “Bhaya Community Farm”, get to know about agricultural life and the story of Bhaya Community project here.  
10:30Return to the boat. Take time to relax.
12:00Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co slowly passes by beautiful karst towers.
14:30Our captain and chief engineer will show Bridge and Engine room. A special tour allowed by the captain.
15:00

Time for kayaking, leisurely explore the hidden caves & karst on the bay. Enjoy serene and stunning close-up beauty of Halong Bay from kayaks.

16:30

Back to the boat for relaxation on board.

17:30

Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free) and enjoy complimentary snack.

19:30Enjoy the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor
21:00

More free time to be spent watching movies in the restaurant, squid fishing at the reception OR join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving session. 

Day 3: Halong Bay (B)

06:30Start 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.
07:00Take your time over breakfast.
08.00You would visit Cua Van floating village by bamboo boat, where you witness rustic floating houses, get to know about local life on the bay.
09:00Back to the boat, prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.30Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before check-out.
10:30Disembark in Tuan Chau port. Farewell.
  • Welcome drink, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  • 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts.
  • Regular tea and juice (watermelon, carrot, cucumber, passion fruit) and drinking water during the breakfast; regular tea & coffee during the cruise.
  • Kayaking equipment.
  • Morning Tai Chi on sundeck.
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.
  • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay.
  • Visa arrangements.
  • Beauty spa services.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list

Cruise Highlights

  • Exceptional 3-day cruise to explore Halong Bay - a World Heritage Site recognized twice by UNESCO.
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabins with private balconies, fully furnished bathrooms and two-way air-conditioning
  • Savor our new menu: A unique fusion of fresh Vietnamese ingredients prepared with classic French techniques
  • Immerse in impressive grottoes and caves around the bay.
  • Discover untouched spectacular scenery by bike and go trekking in local village.

Day 1: Halong Bay (L/D)

12.30

Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise center, take rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise.
12:45Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the crew on board and receive the safety briefing.
13.00Let the vacation begin with a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Ha Long Bay passing by Chicken Crock, Finger Islet, Toad Islet…
15:00Explore one of the biggest caves in Ha Long bay, beautiful stalactites and stalagmite in Surprise Cave.
17.30Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free". It’s truly happy time to relax, while enjoying tropical cocktail and complimentary snacks.
18.00Exciting “Master-Chef Competition” and fruit carving demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather) while the boat cruises to overnight anchorage area.
19:30Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.
21:00

Free time to be spent watching movies in the restaurant or on the sundeck, squid fishing at reception. 

Day 2: Ha long Bay – Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)

06.15Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee. 
07.30Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises through the Bay passing a lot of beautiful spots. It’s good time to take amazing pictures.
09.00Arrive at a local island, where a pretty small village nestles and waits you to explore. Spend your active morning on cycling and exploring the tropical junk in national park with local guide. Visit ancient houses and “Bhaya Community Farm”, get to know about agricultural life and the story of Bhaya Community project here.  
10:30Return to the boat. Take time to relax.
12:00Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co slowly passes by beautiful karst towers.
14:30Our captain and chief engineer will show Bridge and Engine room. A special tour allowed by the captain.
15:00

Time for kayaking, leisurely explore the hidden caves & karst on the bay. Enjoy serene and stunning close-up beauty of Halong Bay from kayaks.

16:30

Back to the boat for relaxation on board.

17:30

Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free) and enjoy complimentary snack.

19:30Enjoy the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor
21:00

More free time to be spent watching movies in the restaurant, squid fishing at the reception OR join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving session. 

Day 3: Halong Bay (B)

06:30Start 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.
07:00Take your time over breakfast.
08.00You would visit Cua Van floating village by bamboo boat, where you witness rustic floating houses, get to know about local life on the bay.
09:00Back to the boat, prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.30Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before check-out.
10:30Disembark in Tuan Chau port. Farewell.
  • Welcome drink, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  • 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts.
  • Regular tea and juice (watermelon, carrot, cucumber, passion fruit) and drinking water during the breakfast; regular tea & coffee during the cruise.
  • Kayaking equipment.
  • Morning Tai Chi on sundeck.
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.
  • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay.
  • Visa arrangements.
  • Beauty spa services.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list
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No charge for cancellations made more than 7 days prior to departure date. Cancellations received within 4-7 days prior to departure date will incur 50% of total charge. Cancellations received within 3 days prior to departure date or No-Show cases will incur 100% of total charge. Non-refundable and cannot be amended or modified. No charge for cancellations made more than 7 days prior to departure date. Cancellations received within 4-7 days prior to departure date will incur 50% of total charge. Cancellations received within 3 days prior to departure date or No-Show cases will incur 100% of total charge.

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