A Tranquil Retreat with The Au Co & InterContinental Hotel Hanoi

To celebrate Bhaya's 12th birthday month, this exclusive deal is for you to begin a relaxing summer in the Gulf of Tonkin and soak in the most poetic beauty of West Lake view in Hanoi.

Receive 01-night stay at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake FREE OF CHARGE when you join The Au Co Cruise on our signature 3-day program across 3 popular bays in the Gulf of Tonkin - Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay!

Retreat yourself in this tranquil summer with The Au Co. This special offer is valid until end of June only!

Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba IslandKayak among Magnificent KarstsSwim in endless emerald water

Located on the peaceful waters of the largest lake in the city, The InterContinental Hanoi Westlake is the perfect place to stay within a few minutes away from the Old Quarters. Its combined comforts of the placid West Lake, spacious accommodation, luxurious facilities and attentive Vietnamese hospitality, will surely lavish all guests.

This journey will drive you to The Au Co adventure, the one and only three-day two-night cruise in the area, with a stunning program covering untouched sites in the gulf. Embarking on this voyage, you'll be able to visit three bays all at once: Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay. With its premium facilities and unique fine-dining experience, The Au Co is the perfect way to experience Vietnamese culture and explore the bay recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. 

  • 02-night cruise aboard The Au Co Cruise in your chosen cabin type.
  • 01-night stay at InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (breakfast included). Either before or after your Halong Bay trip (depending on availability of hotel rooms).
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner onboard (as indicated in the itinerary)
  • Round trip transfer by Limousine Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)

DEPARTS: 12:30 PM

One of the most beautiful floating villages in the world - Cua Van Fisherman Village

Cua Van Fisherman Village, situated in a calm bay ringed by mountains some 20 km for Halong City, is a tranquil retreat for those seeking an authentic experience of the local lifestyle. As the largest floating village in the area, Cua Van has a population of over 700 people living in its network of floating houses. The village has been recognized as one of the most beautiful floating villages in the world.

Things to do

Kayak in Cua Van Fisherman Village

One of the most exciting activities that you do not want to miss out while in Cua Van is kayaking. This is when you can soak in the stunning views of the floating village while paddling along the incredible tranquil emerald-colored sea and try out traditional rowing boat. It is the chance to experience moments in the life of the local fishermen who were born on the emerald-colored sea.

Happy Hour – Buy 01 Get 01 Free

Passengers have the chance to taste our most exquisite drinks varied vastly on selection, while enjoying the scenic panorama view of Halong Bay. Our open bar onboard is to serve the freshest cocktails made by awarded bartenders.

MasterChef “Halong Bay Edition” Competition

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for its incredibly savory flavors and includes lots of health benefits. By being a part of this mini competition, all passengers can try out creating authentic Vietnamese dishes, with the winner of the competition awarded surprising gifts, and observe fruit carving demonstration by our chef.

The Master-Chef competition also happens during the sunset, so don’t forget checking out the admiring scene over the enchanting Halong Bay while The Au Co anchoring for the night.

Moonlight Open Cinema & Board Games

An evening under the mineral sky of Halong Bay to enjoy a classic movie while sipping delicious cocktails is the fantasy-come-true for any romantic heart. Time seems to stop and your mind can relax and blend in with Nature’s breeze.

If you’d like to seek more stimulating activity, playing board games at the reception area is a great way to bond with friends or an ice-breaker to meet new ones.

Squid-fishing like a Local

One of the most bonding activities onboard is squid-fishing, and this is when the whole group can try out the technique like a local to get the squids from the ocean while having a wonderful time all together.

 

DAY 2: HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (B/L/D)

STARTS: 6:15 AM

The serene Viet Hai Village, Cat Ba Island

Guests can get a first look at Viet Hai Village, a small village nestle in the heart of Cat Ba National Park with Bhaya Cruises’ in-house tour guides while touring a Vietnamese ancient house and learn about “Viet Hai Community Farm” & “Save the Langurs”, two of Bhaya Cruises’ corporate social responsibilities projects. While in Viet Hai, you can emerge in the local life.

Trinh Nu Cave, where the Love Story of Halong Bay began

Your journey starts as The Au Co cruising towards southeast of Halong Bay, passing Trong Mai Islet, Ngon Tay Islet, Con Coc Islet, Cua Van Floating Culture Center. The first destination to visit is Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest sunlight-filled cave in Halong Bay, covering an area of 2,000m2 with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites.

*Trinh Nu Cave is an exclusive destination for Bhaya Cruises’ passengers during selected periods of the day.

Things to do

Bike in the serene Viet Hai Village

Viet Hai is perhaps the most significant destination that guests are able to visit. It takes about 4 km from the port to the village gate and there are many ways to reach Viet Hai: walking, biking, or paying for a round-trip seat on a trolley. The most suggested transportation is biking because it allows you to watch the path to the village according to your own speed and does not cause too much sweat. The surrounding is absolutely serene with clear air.

Swim in the “Love Story” area of Halong Bay

Passengers can take a swim in the jade-colored water or sunbathe on a private beach nestled behind the cave. This is when you can munch in the stunning views while indulging in the pristine water, especially enjoying the most idyllic Trinh Nu scene. 

BBQ Party on Sundeck

On the last night onboard The Au Co, you will be treated with a sumptuous BBQ Buffet Party. The freshest seafood and tons of other great surprises will remain as memories of a lifetime.

Be excited to see the fruit-carving demonstration

Not only cooking delicious dishes in different cuisines, but our chefs can also be phenomenal artists at carving fruits into lively shapes of mythical animals like a dragon or aesthetic patterns. To learn more about this handicraft, joining a demonstration onboard will be a new experience for you.

 

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B)

STARTS: 6:15 AM                  CHECK OUT: 10:30 AM

Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave

Halong Bay's largest and most famous cave, Sung Sot Cave, which consists of two major chambers. The first, comparable to a theatre hall, features numerous stalactites hanging from the ceiling. From here a narrow passageway leads to the massive second chamber, where a flow of natural light brightens the surfaces of a space roomy enough to hold thousands of people.

Sung Sot Cave's 10,000 square meters of space hold thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and are threaded by a 500-meter paved passageway.

Things to do

Tai Chi on Sundeck

Rejuvenating the body and spirit with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson as the sun rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site is one of the relaxing experiences that passengers have. Practicing this beautiful art regularly can help treat a number of human ailments.

Be surprised of Sung Sot Cave’s beauty

Paying a visit to the largest and most renowned cave will definitely awe you with many good surprises. Behold for the impeccable creation by Nature and use your imagination to connect with the ancient folklore.

Practice Vietnamese Tea Ceremony in royal manner

The tradition of Vietnamese tea ceremony has existed for centuries. In ancient time, the ritual was only for the royal. How one holding the teacup was considered to show his/her living philosophy. Before tasting the tea, a person takes his/her time to breathe in the tea aroma. This step also allows the person to enjoy the natural tea flavors more mindfully.

Guests can find themselves back in the history and live in a noble atmosphere when enjoying the elegant tea.

Important 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 (01) 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.
  • 02-night cruise onboard The Au Co cruise in your chosen cabin type.
  • 01-night stay at InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (breakfast included). This could be either before or after your Halong Bay trip (depend on the availability of hotel rooms)
  • Kayaking and swimming.
  • Regular tea and juice (watermelon, carrot, cucumber, passion fruit) and drinking water during the breakfast; regular tea & coffee during the cruise.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner onboard (as indicated in the itinerary)
  • Sightseeing and insurance fees.
  • Cooking Demonstration.
  • Tai chi
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.
  • Round trip transfer by Limousine Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi.
  • Airfares and visa arrangements, other transfer service not mentioned in Inclusion.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned as Included.

DAY 1: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)

DEPARTS: 12:30 PM

One of the most beautiful floating villages in the world - Cua Van Fisherman Village

Cua Van Fisherman Village, situated in a calm bay ringed by mountains some 20 km for Halong City, is a tranquil retreat for those seeking an authentic experience of the local lifestyle. As the largest floating village in the area, Cua Van has a population of over 700 people living in its network of floating houses. The village has been recognized as one of the most beautiful floating villages in the world.

Things to do

Kayak in Cua Van Fisherman Village

One of the most exciting activities that you do not want to miss out while in Cua Van is kayaking. This is when you can soak in the stunning views of the floating village while paddling along the incredible tranquil emerald-colored sea and try out traditional rowing boat. It is the chance to experience moments in the life of the local fishermen who were born on the emerald-colored sea.

Happy Hour – Buy 01 Get 01 Free

Passengers have the chance to taste our most exquisite drinks varied vastly on selection, while enjoying the scenic panorama view of Halong Bay. Our open bar onboard is to serve the freshest cocktails made by awarded bartenders.

MasterChef “Halong Bay Edition” Competition

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for its incredibly savory flavors and includes lots of health benefits. By being a part of this mini competition, all passengers can try out creating authentic Vietnamese dishes, with the winner of the competition awarded surprising gifts, and observe fruit carving demonstration by our chef.

The Master-Chef competition also happens during the sunset, so don’t forget checking out the admiring scene over the enchanting Halong Bay while The Au Co anchoring for the night.

Moonlight Open Cinema & Board Games

An evening under the mineral sky of Halong Bay to enjoy a classic movie while sipping delicious cocktails is the fantasy-come-true for any romantic heart. Time seems to stop and your mind can relax and blend in with Nature’s breeze.

If you’d like to seek more stimulating activity, playing board games at the reception area is a great way to bond with friends or an ice-breaker to meet new ones.

Squid-fishing like a Local

One of the most bonding activities onboard is squid-fishing, and this is when the whole group can try out the technique like a local to get the squids from the ocean while having a wonderful time all together.

 

DAY 2: HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY (B/L/D)

STARTS: 6:15 AM

The serene Viet Hai Village, Cat Ba Island

Guests can get a first look at Viet Hai Village, a small village nestle in the heart of Cat Ba National Park with Bhaya Cruises’ in-house tour guides while touring a Vietnamese ancient house and learn about “Viet Hai Community Farm” & “Save the Langurs”, two of Bhaya Cruises’ corporate social responsibilities projects. While in Viet Hai, you can emerge in the local life.

Trinh Nu Cave, where the Love Story of Halong Bay began

Your journey starts as The Au Co cruising towards southeast of Halong Bay, passing Trong Mai Islet, Ngon Tay Islet, Con Coc Islet, Cua Van Floating Culture Center. The first destination to visit is Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest sunlight-filled cave in Halong Bay, covering an area of 2,000m2 with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites.

*Trinh Nu Cave is an exclusive destination for Bhaya Cruises’ passengers during selected periods of the day.

Things to do

Bike in the serene Viet Hai Village

Viet Hai is perhaps the most significant destination that guests are able to visit. It takes about 4 km from the port to the village gate and there are many ways to reach Viet Hai: walking, biking, or paying for a round-trip seat on a trolley. The most suggested transportation is biking because it allows you to watch the path to the village according to your own speed and does not cause too much sweat. The surrounding is absolutely serene with clear air.

Swim in the “Love Story” area of Halong Bay

Passengers can take a swim in the jade-colored water or sunbathe on a private beach nestled behind the cave. This is when you can munch in the stunning views while indulging in the pristine water, especially enjoying the most idyllic Trinh Nu scene. 

BBQ Party on Sundeck

On the last night onboard The Au Co, you will be treated with a sumptuous BBQ Buffet Party. The freshest seafood and tons of other great surprises will remain as memories of a lifetime.

Be excited to see the fruit-carving demonstration

Not only cooking delicious dishes in different cuisines, but our chefs can also be phenomenal artists at carving fruits into lively shapes of mythical animals like a dragon or aesthetic patterns. To learn more about this handicraft, joining a demonstration onboard will be a new experience for you.

 

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B)

STARTS: 6:15 AM                  CHECK OUT: 10:30 AM

Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave

Halong Bay's largest and most famous cave, Sung Sot Cave, which consists of two major chambers. The first, comparable to a theatre hall, features numerous stalactites hanging from the ceiling. From here a narrow passageway leads to the massive second chamber, where a flow of natural light brightens the surfaces of a space roomy enough to hold thousands of people.

Sung Sot Cave's 10,000 square meters of space hold thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and are threaded by a 500-meter paved passageway.

Things to do

Tai Chi on Sundeck

Rejuvenating the body and spirit with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson as the sun rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site is one of the relaxing experiences that passengers have. Practicing this beautiful art regularly can help treat a number of human ailments.

Be surprised of Sung Sot Cave’s beauty

Paying a visit to the largest and most renowned cave will definitely awe you with many good surprises. Behold for the impeccable creation by Nature and use your imagination to connect with the ancient folklore.

Practice Vietnamese Tea Ceremony in royal manner

The tradition of Vietnamese tea ceremony has existed for centuries. In ancient time, the ritual was only for the royal. How one holding the teacup was considered to show his/her living philosophy. Before tasting the tea, a person takes his/her time to breathe in the tea aroma. This step also allows the person to enjoy the natural tea flavors more mindfully.

Guests can find themselves back in the history and live in a noble atmosphere when enjoying the elegant tea.

Important 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 (01) 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.
  • 02-night cruise onboard The Au Co cruise in your chosen cabin type.
  • 01-night stay at InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (breakfast included). This could be either before or after your Halong Bay trip (depend on the availability of hotel rooms)
  • Kayaking and swimming.
  • Regular tea and juice (watermelon, carrot, cucumber, passion fruit) and drinking water during the breakfast; regular tea & coffee during the cruise.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner onboard (as indicated in the itinerary)
  • Sightseeing and insurance fees.
  • Cooking Demonstration.
  • Tai chi
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.
  • Round trip transfer by Limousine Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi.
  • Airfares and visa arrangements, other transfer service not mentioned in Inclusion.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned as Included.
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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. 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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