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Could not ask for a better way to conclude our holidays in Vietnam!

Could not ask for a better way to conclude our holidays in Vietnam!
The cruise ship facilities were top notch. You would find it hard to fault the following: room & general cruise ship facilities, food ( it's of an oriental focus with produce selected from an organic farm Au Co Cruises sponsor on CAT BA island), activities (e.g. kayaking, swimming, bike riding on CAT BA island, exploration of nearby local caves, tai chi), services, staffs

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Absolute Highlight!!

Absolute Highlight!!
We were absolutely delighted with Au Co. Everything was perfect! The staff were amazing - always smiling and helpful, the food was incredible, the rooms were beautiful and clean, the activities were great fun...

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Happy Memories of 3 days/2 nights

Happy Memories of 3 days/2 nights
All transfers were easy and organised. Our rooms were clean and fresh and it was great to sit in our own balcony. Loved the bathroom, fab showers. The food was lovely, they were easily able to cater for my Coeliac husband and myself, who is a vegetarian. Had a relaxing massage onboard. Enjoyed all the activities they had on offer - tai chi, kayaking, swimming around the boat, cycling, floating village and the caves visit

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Early Bird Halong Bay Cruises

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Early Bird Halong Bay Cruises

Get onboard early and cruise for less with The Au Co’s Early bird special rate! Cruising to the secluded areas in the Gulf of Tonkin, The Au Co promises you an amazing experience. 
Stay in luxury, enjoy the natural beauty, savour fine dining cuisine, join in exciting activites, and more!
Book in advance and get up to 10% discount for your cruise trip! 


Cruise Highlights

  • Exceptional 3 day cruise to exoplore the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabin with private balcony, fully furnished bathroom and two-way air-conditioning
  • Swim or Kayak from secluded white-sand beaches
  • Explore one of the most impressive grotto in Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son cave
  • Savor our 5-star 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
  • Customized package based on your need with seaplane transport and one-night stay in Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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 around Cat Ba island 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!


12.30: Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise center, take rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise.
12.45: Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the crew on board and receive the safety briefing.
13.00: Let the vacation begin with a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Halong Bay passing by Chicken Crock, Finger Islet, Toad Islet…
15.00: Explore Dark & Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat or kayak.
            Optional: Back to boat for traditional massage, sunbathing on board or swimming around platform in Dark Bright Lagoon. 
17.30: Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free".
18.00: Traditional cooking demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant if weather does not allow) while The Au Co cruises back to overnight area.
19.30: Set 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, squid fishing at reception.  


Sundeck in the morning

06:15: Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee.
07.30: Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises through the Bay passing a lot of beautiful spots. It’s a good time to take amazing pictures.
09:00: Arrive at Cat Ba Island.  Cycling and exploring the tropical junk in national park with local guide
10:30: Return to the boat. Take time to relax.
12.00: Enjoy lunch in Halong restaurant while The Au Co slowly passes by beautiful karst towers.
14:30: Our captain and chief engineer will show Bridge and Engine room. A special tour allowed by the captain.

15:00: Visit Ho Ba Ham area by kayaking (If weather does not permit, alternative: Ang Du area).
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).
19.30: Enjoy 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.
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.
08.00: Explore one of the biggest caves in Halong bay, beautiful stalactites and stalagmite in Surprise cave.
09.00: Back to the boat, prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.30: Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before check-out.
10.45: Disembark in Tuan Chau port. Farewell. 

Unwind yourselves with Spa service on The Au Co


  • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabin with private balcony, fully furnished bathroom and two-way air-conditioning.
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts.
  • Complimentary tea, homemade & seasonal juices and drinking water are available during your cruise.
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients.
  • Visit to Cat Ba Island by biking (Viethai village) and Ho Ba Ham by kayaking.
  • Explore the most impressive grotto in Halong Bay – Dark & Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat or kayak.
  • Swim or Kayak from secluded white-sand beaches.
  • Savor our chef selection of Vietnamese and international dishes.
  • 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 itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice. 
  • 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.
  • Wi-Fi is available onboard for free of charge in the terrace deck. However, interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.

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