Au Co Cruise


Welcome aboard The Au Co! One of the modern ships in Halong, the steel-hulled Au Co Cruise offers smooth sailing through Halong and Lan Ha bays. Retrace the steps of colonial-era explorers in vintage style aboard this 32-cabin ship, visiting hidden beaches, forested islands, and gorgeous sea lakes.

In early 2020, the twin Au Co ships received a comprehensive renovation, lending a beautiful contemporary feel to the ancient Vietnamese legend on which the ships are inspired. Returning passengers will enjoy the same sophisticated ambiance aboard the Au Co with several delightful upgrades. Updated cabins feature a modern Asian flair, subtly incorporating design elements telling the love story of Princess Au Co and her Dragon Lord of the Sea.

Whether you choose to explore hidden caves by kayak or bamboo boat, swim in the emerald waters, cycle through local villages, or simply indulge in the magnificent view from the sundeck, a variety of activities will meet everyone's expectations. 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!

Contact Vietnam Travel's cruise specialists to get the best deals and book Au Co Cruise for your Halong experience today!

Au Co Cruise

Starts
Halong Bay
Destinations
+ 2
Ends
Halong Bay
Halong Bay → Cua Van Fishing Village → Ho Ba Ham Islets → Tien Ong Cave

Highlights

  • Steel ship with safety guarantee.
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabins with private balconies, fully furnished bathrooms and two-way air-conditioning.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Immerse in impressive grottoes and caves around Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay.
  • Discover untouched spectacular scenery by bike and go trekking in a local village.
Age range
under 87 year olds
Star
5 Stars

Itinerary

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2 Days 1 Night

  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  1. Day 1: Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay.

    Cruise through both Halong and Lan Ha Bays on our 2-day, 1-night itinerary, which includes cycling to the remote village of Viet Hai on Cat Ba Island and enjoying a serene rowboat outing through the floating village of Cua Van. On board, engage in cooking competitions, partake in sunrise Tai Chi sessions, and indulge in gourmet Vietnamese fusion meals.
    Leave Hanoi at 10:00 AM if you take the private transfer or from 9:00 AM to 09:30 AM if you take the shuttle bus (transportation service on your request).
    Departure Time:
    12:15 PM
    Attraction:
    - Viet Hai Village: Nestled in the heart of Cat Ba National Park, Viet Hai Village exudes the quintessential charm of small local villages in Northern Vietnam.
    Activities (on-board & off-board):
    - Explore the tranquil Viet Hai village: Embark on a cycling excursion to Viet Hai village, guided by Bhaya Cruises' knowledgeable tour guides. Pedal through the picturesque landscapes of Cat Ba Island and make a stop at Bhaya Cafe for a refreshing drink while learning about Bhaya Cruises’ corporate social responsibility projects, including “Viet Hai Community Farm” & “Save the Langur”.
    - Swim in the emerald lagoons near Viet Hai pier: Indulge in a refreshing swim in the signature jade-colored waters of Halong Bay at one of the serene lagoons near Viet Hai pier.
    - Delight in Happy Hour: Savor our finest selection of drinks while soaking in the breathtaking panorama of Halong Bay during our "Happy Hour" promotion.
    - Participate in the cooking demonstration: Experience the art of Vietnamese cuisine firsthand as you try your hand at creating authentic Vietnamese dishes during our cooking demonstration.

  2. Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi.

    Start Time: 6:15 AM
    Attraction:
    - Trinh Nu Cave & Beach: Explore the breathtaking Trinh Nu Cave, renowned for its abundant sunlight and captivating stalactite formations, along with a picturesque private beach surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of Halong Bay.
    Activities (on-board & off-board):
    - Engage in Tai Chi on the Sundeck: Begin your day with a revitalizing Tai Chi session on the sundeck, harmonizing your body and mind as you greet the sunrise over the esteemed UNESCO Heritage Site. Regular practice of this ancient art can offer various health benefits.
    - Discover Trinh Nu Cave: Embark on a journey through Trinh Nu Cave, a natural wonder spanning an impressive area of 2,000m2, adorned with mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites.
    Kayak or Swim in the Trinh Nu Area: Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings of the Trinh Nu area by kayaking or swimming in the jade-colored waters, or simply basking in the sun on a secluded beach tucked behind the Trinh Nu area.
    Check-out: 10:30 AM. Meet your driver at Tuan Chau Harbor for a transfer back to Hanoi if transportation is booked and arranged by Vietnam Travel.

  1. Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.

    Leave Hanoi at 10:00 AM if you take the private transfer or from 9:00 AM to 09:30 AM if you take the shuttle bus (transportation service on your request).
    Departs: 12:30 PM
    Attraction:
    - Viet Hai Village: Nestled amidst lush jungles and embraced by the towering mountain range of Cat Ba National Park, Viet Hai Village is home to 80 households of native Ha Long Bay residents. Here, villagers lead self-sufficient lives through fishing, farming, and animal husbandry.
    Activities (on-board & off-board):
    - Explore Tranquil Viet Hai Village: Discover the serene charm of Viet Hai Village, a picturesque destination enveloped in tranquility. Opt for a leisurely stroll, a scenic bike ride, or a convenient trolley ride to immerse yourself in the rustic beauty of this community.
    - Swim in the Pristine Lagoon: Indulge in a unique swimming experience at a secluded emerald lagoon exclusively reserved for Bhaya's passengers. Dive into the refreshing waters surrounded by serene limestone formations and the soothing melody of birdsong.
    - Enjoy Happy Hour: Savor a selection of exquisite beverages while taking in the breathtaking panorama of Halong Bay during our "Happy Hour" promotion.
    - Participate in Masterchef "Halong Bay Edition": Embark on a culinary adventure by trying your hand at crafting authentic Vietnamese dishes alongside our skilled chefs. Witness the art of fruit carving demonstration and admire the enchanting backdrop of the Ha Long Bay sunset

  2. Day 2: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Overnight on cruise.

    Attraction:
    - Trinh Nu Area: Trinh Nu Area encompasses Trinh Nu Cave, renowned as the most sunlit cave in Halong Bay, and a picturesque private beach embraced by the crystal-clear waters of Halong Bay. This serene locale offers visitors an opportunity to unwind amidst nature's raw beauty.
    - Cua Van floating village: Cua Van floating village stands as a testament to generations of fisherman families who have called it home. Many residents have never left, providing guests with a glimpse into their daily lives as they navigate the village's floating houses.
    Activities (on-board & off-board):
    - Kayak in the tranquil Trinh Nu Area: Explore the breathtaking Trinh Nu Area by kayaking in its jade-colored waters, highly recommended for all guests. Alternatively, bask in the sun on a private beach nestled behind Trinh Nu Cave.
    - Kayak or experience the local rowing boats in Cua Van floating village: Enjoy stunning views of the floating village while leisurely navigating the tranquil emerald-colored sea. Experience life as a local fisherman born in the water area through this unique excursion.
    - Recharge with a BBQ Party on the Sundeck: Rejuvenate with a lavish BBQ buffet party featuring the freshest seafood and delightful surprises, creating cherished memories to last a lifetime.
    - Enjoy a fruit-carving demonstration: Witness the artistry of fruit carving as skilled artists transform fruits into lively shapes and aesthetic patterns. Joining this onboard demonstration promises a novel experience.

  3. Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi.

    Attraction:
    - Sung Sot Cave: Sung Sot Cave stands as the most renowned and largest cave in Halong Bay, consistently mesmerizing visitors with its remarkable features and rich history that narrates tales of ancient times.
    Activities (on-board & off-board):
    - Tai Chi on the sundeck: Embark on a revitalizing Tai Chi session on the sundeck as the sun graces the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site with its presence. This serene practice offers relaxation for both body and mind, with potential health benefits for regular practitioners.
    - Marvel at the beauty of Sung Sot Cave: Explore the grandeur of Sung Sot Cave, the bay's largest and most celebrated cavern, where every corner reveals marvels waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking creations of nature and let your imagination wander through ancient folklore.
    Check-out: 10:30 AM. Meet your driver for a transfer back to Hanoi or another destination if transportation arrangements have been made.

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    Price Includes

    • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
    • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
    • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts.
    • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.

    Price Excludes

    • Transfer round trip (on request).
    • Beauty spa services.
    • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
    • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list.

    Policies

    Deposit & Payment:
    - A deposit of 30% of the tour price per person by credit card or bank transfer plus bank charges is required upon confirmation of your booking (if this amount is less than US$ 500, the full payment will be applied).
    - The balance will be paid 15 days prior to the check in date, or you can pay us upon arrival in cash or credit card when we meet in Hanoi.
    - Deposit or full payment could be settled via our secured online payment system (SSL).

    Cancellation & Refund:
    • Cancellation will be charged as follow:
    - From 1-4 cabins:
    + More than 7 days prior to arrival: No charge.
    + From 7 to 4 days prior to arrival: 50% of each cancelled cabin charged.
    + Less than 4 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    - No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    - From 5-10 cabins:
    + More than 30 days prior to arrival: No charge.
    + From 30 to 8 days prior to arrival: 30% of each cancelled cabin charged.
    + From 7 to 4 days prior to arrival: 50% of each cancelled cabin charged.
    + Less than 4 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    - No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    - More than 10 cabins:
    + More than 30 days prior to arrival: 30% of each cancelled cabin charged.
    + From 30 to 8 days prior to arrival: 50% of each cancelled cabin charged.
    + From 7 to 4 days prior to arrival: 70% of each cancelled cabin charged.
    + Less than 4 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total rate charged.
    - No-Show: Will be charged in full.
    • Cancellation must be sent to and confirmed by Vietnam Travel's cruise specialist in writing (by email or fax).

    Child Policy:
    - Only one child under 6 years old stays free of charge when using existing bed with two adults.
    - Child rate applies from 6-11 years old:
    + Maximum one child from 6-11 years old is allowed to share existing bedding with adults. Child pays US$ 90 per person per night.
    + Two children below 12 years old stay in a separate cabin and pay 75% of a cabin rate (double occupancy sharing).
    - Child from 12 years old: price as an adult.

    Other Policies:
    - Check-in time starts at 12:30 PM. Check-out by 11:00 AM.
    - Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
    - 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 the port authority.
    - A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification/ passport are required upon check-in.
    - Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
    - Surcharge for Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year Eve (31 December): US$ 50 per adult (from 12 years old), US$ 50 per child (5-12 years old).
    - Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be canceled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
    - Promotion or Early Bird comes with tight booking conditions and they will be notified separately by Vietnam Travel.

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