Halong Bay - Au Co Cruise
- Class : Deluxe Cruise
- Commence : All time around the year upon request.
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The Au Co is the first and only luxury cruise operator specialising in offering a three-day two-night voyage through world-renowned Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island and the Gulf of Tonkin. The Au Co ship features the very latest safety standards and represents Vietnamese and Oriental culture at its best. Each of her 32 spaciously-designed private cabins boasts luxurious bathrooms and panoramic balconies.
Cycling Snokelling Tea celebration Visit floating villages Cooking class Kayaking Tai Chi Swimming Sunbathing Fishing
Fashion show Dinner in cave Meeting & Conference Beach party Art perfomance Company retreat Coporate party Wedding Anniversary Honeymoon
* Main deck: 1.Jacuzzi and Open air Spa area 2.Spa room 3.Lobby area 4.12 Deluxe Cabins ( 20m2 ) 5.02 Deluxe Cabins ( Double ) Main deck forward ( 25m2 )
* Uper deck: 6.02 Au Co Suites at the deck afterward ( 40m2 ) 7.12 Excutive Cabins ( 20m2 ) 8.02 Grand Deluxe Cabins ( 20m2 ) 9.02 Long Quan Suites at the deck forward ( 36m2 )
* Terrace deck: 10.Semi open bar 11.Restaurant
* Sundesk : 12.Sunbathing and Relaxing area
Facilities & Services
Reception Doctor on call Boutique library Baby sitter Pillow menu Tender for sightseeing Conference & meeting facilities Theme party on request Car rental service with driver Jacuzzi and Spa Kayaking, swimming, snorkelling Board games Gift shop 24hour security Portable DVD player
Located on the main deck, The Au Co Deluxe Cabins, at 20 square metres, are furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds, and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. They also feature a MP3 speakers for your in-cabin entertainment.
The bathroom, finished in wooden and mosaic, features a vanity counter and a separate glass-enclosed shower stall, with the picture window offering magnificent views of the passing scenery.
Grand deluxe cabins
Commanding fantastic views from The Au Co’s bow, our two Grande Deluxe Cabins are perfect for family groups or those craving more space. Each cabin is 25 square metres and can easily accommodate a third bed. As with all our cabins and suites, the sense of space and luxury is enhanced by the elegant décor and minimal style.
Located on the upper deck, The Au Co executive cabins at 20 square meters each offer extensive views of the seascape during your cruise thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. Their chic interiors and contemporary furnishings, including hardwood floors, handcrafted bed and tables, give a harmonious balance between modern design and traditional detailing.
Long Quan suites
Named after the legendary father of the Vietnamese people, Lac Long Quan, and commanding a great position and views from the bow of the ship, the Long Quan Suites are very generous 36 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining sumptuous indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.
Au Co suites
Named after the legendary mother of the Vietnamese people, Au Co, it is only fitting that the largest suites on the boat are named after her. Occupying an unrivalled position at the aft of the boat with unparalleled views, both of the Au Co Suites are an extremely generous 40 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.
- 3 days program
THE AU CO ITINERARY
The experience of a lifetime in the Gulf of Tonkin 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. With a wide range of activities on board and extra.
Day 1: 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
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 Cave by bamboo boat or kayak. Optional: Traditional massage (chargeable), sunbathing on board or swimming around the platform in Dark and Bright Lagoon.
17.30: Bar opens for the Happy Hour ”Buy one get one free”.
18.00: Traditional cooking demonstration on sundeck or in the restaurant if weather does not allow while The Au Co cruises back to overnight
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: Ha long Bay - 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 local guide.
10.30: Return to the boat. Take time to relax.
12.00: Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co 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).
19.30: Enjoy the barbeque buffet in the restaurant 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: 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.
1 Jan – 30 Apr & 1 Oct – 31 Dec 1 May 13 – 30 Sep 13 Double/Twin cabin Single cabin Double/Twin cabin Single cabin Deluxe 940 717 940 717 Grand Deluxe 990 755 990 755 Executive 1020 775 1020 775 Long Quan Suite 1477 1119 1477 1119 Au Co Suite 1655 1253 1655 1253 Transfer Hanoi Hotel - Halong - Hanoi by Shuttle bus $40.00/person Hanoi Hotel – Halong – Hanoi by private car $79.00/person Hanoi Airport pick up/drop off $17.00/person Price: is quoted in US dollars per cabin BOOK NOWAu Co Cruise INCLUDED EXCLUDED Welcome cocktail, entrance fees and sightseeing fees. Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin. Visa arrangements 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners & 02 Breakfasts Beauty spa services Cycling on Cat Ba Island Other beverages, tips and personal expenses Regular tea, coffee, and drinking water during the cruise All other services not clearly mentioned Kayak and snorkeling equipment 01 bottle of house wine / cabin / stay 01 bottle of champagne / suite / stay Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges SHUTTLE BUS Departure point in Hanoi: Fixed place at 47 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hanoi. Expected departure time from Hanoi: 08.30 am Expected return time to Hanoi: 02.30 pm Rate for adults: US$ 40.00 / person / return Rate for children 6-12 years old: US$ 15.00 / child / return Rate for children below 6 years: Free of charge. Limited to one child per booking only
Check-inDepart from Hanoi: 8:30 AM Check in on board: 12:00 PM Check-outCheck out the board: 11:00 AM Return Hanoi: 16:00 PM GuideEnglish, French, Vietnamese Shuttle BusDaily departure at 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM in Hanoi Children Price & Extra Bed
Free of charge for one child below the age of 6 years traveling with two adults. Extra child below 6 is charged at US$ 120 / child/ stay. Part A cannot guarantee the availability of a cot.Children from 6 to 12 years of age sharing a cabin with two adults on one bed are charged as child rate, limited to one child per cabin only.
Two children below 12 years sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of the full cabin rate. Child from the age of 13 must occupy a separate cabin and pay the full cabin rate.
31 to 60 days: 10% of total rate16 to 30 days: 30% of each cancelled cabin
08 to 15 days: 40% of each cancelled cabin
04 to 07 days: 60% of each cancelled cabin
03 days and below: 100% of each cancelled cabin
PEAKSEASON SURCHARGE: (+ 15%)- Christmas: 23rd, 24th Dec
- New Year's Eve: 30th, 31st Dec
“Excellent Cruise and Staff – Au Co Cruise” from Anna Stanley – United State
Service was very very good, We love the cruise and we enjoyed the kayaking activity.The food on board was excellent and it was very private. I liked the fact that everybody was friendly but did their own things.Sail Back in Time had a great services & very quick respond, highly thank you and recommend to all our friends.
“Au Co Cruise” from mpgreenberg – Orlando, Floria, USA
My wife and I booked the Au Co cruise, even though it was a bit more expensive than what we were looking to pay, we decided to splurge. As has been reported, many people book the regular Baya Classic and are upgraded to the new boat for free. This seems like it would be ideal due to how expensive it is if you book online. I must say, we had a blast, the boat and esp the crew were just fantastic. At one point one of the guests was having a hard time getting back to the boat due to being tired (and over weight) and two of the crew thought he was in trouble and actually jumped into the water with their clothes on the help him. That is how dedicated they are. The boat is by far the largest in the bay compared with the other cruises. They kept us busy with very fun things to do (kayaking, biking, swimming, cave exploring). Make sure you do the Cat Ba bike ride, very neat to ride through the simple Vietnamese villiage and good exercise. Overall, just a great experience and we are very glad we chose Au Co. The Captain is really funny Aussy too!