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The Au Co Cruise

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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. So Let's join The Au Co cruises for the experience of a lifetime in the Gulf of Tonkin!
The Au Co Cruise Lan Ha Bar The Au Co 5* Cruise
Exceptional 3 day cruise to 3 bays and 1 Island (National Park of Cat Ba Island, Halong 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 Halong 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.
THE AU CO CRUISE ITINERARY 3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS


DAY 1: HALONG BAY and BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)
08.30:  Transfer to Halong Bay from your hotel in Hanoi
12.30:  Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise centre.
12.45:  Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the onboard team and receive the safety briefing.
13.30:   Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards 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 five 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 (B/L/D)
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 (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.

Price: USD395 per person
Included:
Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
Bike ride on Cat Ba Island.
Visit to Vung Vieng by rowing boat.
Visit to Sung Sot Cave.
Regular tea, coffee and drinking water during the cruise.
Kayaking equipment.
Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.
 
Excluded:
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.

Notes:
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. 
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. 
Wifi 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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