Cruising in Halong Bay with Au Co Cruise

Spend three nights amongst the UNESCO wonders of Halong Bay on board the Au Co, a fabulous luxury ship featuring 32 oversized cabins with private balconies. You will cruise by some of the bay's most eye-pleasing islands, visiting caves as well as swimming and kayaking the emerald waters. For those yearning luxuries, relaxation and something special, experiencing Halong Bay on board the Au Co adds exceptional value to the cruising experience.

The best time to cruise Halong Bay is during the dry season, from March to May and September to November.

Cruising in Halong Bay with Au Co Cruise at a glance
  • Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay
  • Day 2: Cat Ba Island and Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
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Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay

Following breakfast leave Hanoi for a 3-hour drive to Halong Bay. (160 km)

Arrive at your jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After your welcome on board, a lunch will be served while cruising leisurely through Bai Tu Long Bay, enjoy swimming or kayaking in Vung Ha area. The exceptional scale and variety of the geological rock formations in this area are sure to make this a future destination for cruising in the Gulf of Tonkin. End of the afternoon; enjoy a cooking demonstration on board. Towards the end of the day set anchor for the night as the sun sets followed by dinner. Overnight on Au Co Cruise.

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Day 2: Cat Ba Island and Bai Tu Long Bay

Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay as the boats start cruising quietly. Visit the charming floating fishing village of Vung Vieng by traditional rowing boat. Take a tour at the Captain’s Bridge and the Engine Room. Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Cat Ba Island which is famous for its national park, with more than half the island designated. This island, far and away the largest in the Gulf of Tonkin, is covered by a dense rainforest home to numerous indigenous species of flora and fauna. The secluded village of Viet Hai, situated in the middle of this pristine environment, is easily accessible thanks to a short walk or cycling trip and is where you will visit an organic farm. Enjoy swimming or kayaking in the peaceful Viet Hai Lagoon.

Barbeque buffet is available at the restaurant while the boat is at anchorage. In the evening, try squid fishing on the deck with our crew or enjoy a drink in the breeze at Lan Ha bar.
At the end of the day, you could join the kitchen staff for the fruit carving sessions. Overnight on Au Co Cruise.

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Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Ta Chi lesson is available on sun-deck for any early risers. After a light breakfast on board, discover the Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before checking out. On your return towards Tuan Chau Island enjoy the view of magnificent rock formations as your boat weaves through.

Upon disembarkation, your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi. (160 km, 3 hours)

Highlights

Cat Ba: beautiful island on Ha Long Bay

The largest island in Halong Bay, Cat Ba offers a diverse range of landscapes and ecosystems, from coral reef to mangrove swamp, deep valley to limestone peak to primary rain forest.

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Ha Long Bay

According to legend, the 3,000 limestone formations dotting Ha Long Bay are pearls, placed by a celestial dragon at the command of the Jade Emperor to halt an invasion

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Hanoi: colonial charming Capital

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Accommodation

Ha Long Bay, Deluxe Cruise
Au Co Cruise

The Au Co is the only cruise operator in Halong Bay offering continuous three-day cruise in a single trip through the Gulf of Tonkin, covering world-renowned Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay

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