The Au Co Cruise

The Au Co is a large steel vessel providing first-class facilities that guarantees a cruise of the utmost comfort. From the luxury restaurant on board to the spa and jacuzzi, aboard The Au Co passengers are offered the same facilities you would expect in a luxury hotel. Enjoy delicious meals with a waterside view in the restaurant. Add a little flavour to your journey at the terrace and sundeck bars; our sundeck BBQ is perfect for a beautiful day. Relax in the spa and our open air jacuzzi or enjoy a cup of coffee while discovering The Au Co Library.

 

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 Cruises. With a wide range of activities onboard and extra, The Au Co Cruises promises you a most memorable experience while discovering the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoying your time.

DAY 1: HALONG BAY and LAN HA 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.
12.45: 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 Ha Long Bay passing by Chicken Crock, Finger Islet, Toad Islet…
15.00: Explore Dark & Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat or kayak.
Optional: Traditional massage (chargeable), sunbathing on board or swimming around platform in Dark and Bright Lagoon.
17.30: Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free" on drinking.
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. 

DAY 2:  LAN HA BAY (B/L/D)
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 good time to take amazing pictures.
09.00: Arrive at Cat Ba Island.  Cycling and exploring the tropical junk in national park with guide from crew members.
10.30: Return to the boat. Take time to relax.
12.00: Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co Cruises 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) on drinking.
19.30: Enjoy the barbeque buffet in the restaurant (or sundeck depends on weather) 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: LAN HA BAY - 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.
08.00: Explore one of the biggest caves in Ha Long 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.

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

INCLUDES

  • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  • 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts.
  • Visit to Dark & Bright Lagon, Ho Ba Ham
  • Visit Cat Ba Island by biking 
  • Regular tea and juice (watermelon, carrot, cucumber, passion fruit) and drinking water during the cruise; regular coffee during breakfast.
  • Kayaking equipment.
  • Tai Chi.
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.

EXCLUDES
  • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay.
  • Private transfers to and from Ha Long Bay is USD150 (4 seat car) or USD170 (7 seat car), inclusive of all tolls
  • Visa arrangements.
  • Beauty spa services.
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list.
     

Valid in 2016: Price per person in US$ in party of

Cabin Category 1 persons 2 persons 3 persons Cabin Location
Deluxe 620 425 N/A Maindeck
Grand Deluxe 640 440 N/A Maindeck forward
Executive 680 465 N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 990 675 675 Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,140$ Single  775$ Double  Upper deck after