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Au Co Cruise

from $410

US $375

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Deluxe

  • Room with balcony
  •  Sea view
  •  Double/twin
  •  20 m²
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Executive

  • Room with balcony
  •  Sea view
  •  Double/twin
  •  20 m²
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Long Quan Suite

  • Room with balcony
  •  Sea view
  •  Double
  •  36 m²
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Au Co Suite

  • Room with balcony
  •  Sea view
  •  Double
  •  40 m²
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Overview

The first class facilities aboard the Au Co Cruise are of luxury hotel standard, and our setting amongst the gorgeous limestone towers and gently lapping sea of Halong Bay is a marriage made in Heaven. There are spa and jacuzzi facilities on board, as well as a library, sundeck, restaurant, bar, and a nighttime cinema.
Views of the UNESCO Heritage-listed Halong Bay are omnipresent throughout the Au Co Cruise and onboard experiences are only enhanced by its splendour. All of our meals are in full view of the bay and any time spent relaxing on the sundeck or in your cabin will be to the soundtrack of gently lapping waves against forest-topped mountains.
Our itinerary features many exciting excursions to islands, caves and floating villages, while still giving you enough time to unwind aboard the Au Co Cruise.
Choose the Au Co Cruise for a luxurious stay in Halong Bay.

 Languages spoken

 English

 Internet access

 Free Wi-Fi In All Rooms
 Wi-Fi In Public Areas

 Things to do, ways to relax

 Spa
 Hot Tub
 Tours
 Massage
 Water sports (non-motorized)

 Dining, drinking, and snacking

 Room Service
 Restaurants
 Coffee Shop
 Bar
 BBQ facilities

 Services and conveniences

 Laundry Service
 Luggage Storage
 Concierge
 Shops
 Smoking Area
 Safety Deposit Boxes
 Salon

 For the kids

 Babysitting service
 Family room

 Access

 Front desk [24-hour]

 Getting around

 Shuttle Service
 Airport transfer
 Car park [charges apply]
 Car park [nearby]

 Available in all rooms

 Air Conditioning
 Mini Bar
 Toiletries
 Shower
 Bathrobes
 Hair Dryer
 Free bottled water
 Non-smoking
 Wi-Fi [free]
 Balcony/terrace
 Fan

 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay ( L/D )

12.30 The VIP lounge awaits in Halong City as the Au Co Cruise pulls up to the harbour.

12.45 The cruise manager will hand you a drink upon embarking on the Au Co Cruise, also giving everyone an itinerary briefing as we set sail. 

13.00 A wonderful set menu lunch will be served in the sleek restaurant. Halong Bay’s impressive limestone karsts begin to glide by outside.

15.00 We will visit Cua Van Fishing Village via a kayak or a locally rowed sampan boat. The beauty and serenity of Cua Van and its wonderful surrounds earned it a place in Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the ‘16 most beautiful coastal destinations in the world’.

17.30 Return to the Au Co Cruise for happy hour at the bar, offering ‘buy one get one free’ on a range of drinks.

18.00 We will host a fun ‘Masterchef Competition’ on the top deck where, after a demonstration by our chefs, the best fruit carver and spring roll maker will win fabulous prizes.

19.30 As the ship docks in a tranquil inlet for the night, we lay out a beautiful dinner in the restaurant, lit handsomely against the dark of early evening outside.

21.00 There are many opportunities to relax on board after dinner. Maybe you would like to head to the bar for an evening of socialising, head out with the crew to try nighttime squid fishing, or retire to your cabin to relax with a book or a movie.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Au Co Cruise

 Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06.15 Hot beverages will be on offer in the early morning as we hold a revitalising Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

07.00 There will be a breakfast buffet laid out in the restaurant as we begin cruising to  Tien Ong Cave, a fascinating example of Halong Bay’s early human habitation, with evidence existing from 10,000 years ago.

09.00 Take the last of your photos from the sundeck of the Au Co Cruise as she begins sailing back to the harbour.

09.45 You are invited to join our traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony onboard. This is an ancient tradition for sharing our most important of beverages.

10.45 We disembark the Au Co Cruise at Tuan Chau Harbour, signalling the end of your overnight stay in Halong Bay. Au Co Cruises thanks you greatly for choosing us as your Halong Bay tour operator, we very much hope to be able to serve you in the future.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Au Co Cruise

 Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (L/D)

12.30 Your VIP lounge awaits at the Bhaya Group Cruise Centre at Halong City’s harbour.

12.45 After embarking on the Au Co Cruise, our cruise manager will offer you a welcome drink as they explain the itinerary to you. 

13.00 We begin sailing past the hundreds of rock forests as a set-menu lunch is served in the restaurant.

15.00 We will head out into Cua Van Fishing Village via a locally-rowed boat or a kayak. Cua Van’s pristine location amongst the limestone karsts and amid the gently swaying bay earned it a spot in Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the ‘16 most beautiful coastal destinations in the world’.

17.30 Happy hour with free snacks and ‘buy one get one free’ at the bar will be in effect when we get back to the Au Co Cruise.

18.00 Our ‘Masterchef Competition’ is a fun contest with a prize for the best attempt at fruit carving and Vietnamese spring roll preparation. This will take place on the top deck during sunset while the ship anchors down for the night

19.30 Enjoy a beautiful set menu dinner in the romantic restaurant as nighttime descends on Halong Bay. 

21.00 After dinner, you have the choice to relax with a movie or try moonlit squid fishing in a small boat with our crew.

 Meals:  Lunch, Dinner

Au Co Cruise

 Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)

06.15 Tai Chi upstairs will provide you with the necessary energy for the day as tea and coffee is served alongside.

07.00 A full breakfast will be served on the route to a local island, passing countless beautiful limestone spires offering many opportunities for photos.

09.00 Upon reaching the island, we visit its small village and tropical jungle. There are bicycles available to explore the life around this miniature commune and, weather permitting, we will do a short trek through the jungle to see the Halong Bay ecosystem in action.

10.30 Relax back on the Au Co Cruise until we enjoy a midday lunch on board.

13.00 Settle into a relaxing early afternoon on board the Au Co Cruise, snapping pictures and catching as many sun rays as possible.

15.00 Ho Ba Ham is the perfect area to go swimming and kayaking as well as sunbathing on the long, sandy beach. We will spend a few hours in this wonderful paradise.

17.30 ‘Buy one get one free’ is back on at the bar on the Au Co Cruise.

19.30 Dinner will be an outdoor barbecue affair this evening in order to properly appreciate the beauty of Halong Bay at dusk.

21.00 More movies are available in the cinema, or instead, you could opt for card games, board games or social drinks at the bar. 

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Au Co Cruise

 Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

06.15 Tea and coffee accompany the complimentary Tai Chi session on the sundeck; this is your final opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of a Halong Bay sunrise. 

07.00 Fill up on a breakfast buffet at the restaurant before we head to Tien Ong Cave. Here we will explore the fantastic rock formations and see evidence of human habitation in the cave over 10,000 years ago.

09.00 Upon getting back to the Au Co Cruise, we will check out and get our last snapshots of the scrolling Halong Bay scenery.

09.45 There will be a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony performed on board, which you have the chance to participate in before we reach the harbour.

10.45 Wave goodbye to your crew as you disembark the Au Co Cruise at Tuan Chau Harbour. We would like to extend our sincere thanks for choosing the Au Co Cruise for your 3 day 2 night tour of Halong Bay. We hope to serve you again in the future.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Au Co Cruise

General Information

Bus pick-up time: 8:00 - 8:20 AM

Return Hanoi by bus: 15:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Check-in on board: 12:30 PM

Check-out on board: 10:30 PM

Shuttle bus pick-up point: Hotels in Old Quarter or 47 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem Dist.

Shuttle bus drop-off point: Hotels in Old Quarter or 47 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem Dist. 

Booking Policy

• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.

• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.

• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.

• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.

Cancellation by Customer

• More than 30 days prior to check-in (departure date): Free of charge

• From 30 to 16 days prior to check-in (departure date): 10% of total rates

• From 15 to 10 days prior to check-in (departure date): 20% of total rates

• From 9 to 5 days prior to check-in (departure date): 50% of total rates

• Less than 5 days prior to check-in (departure date): 100% of total rates.

• No-Show: 100% of total rates

*** Cancellation notice from customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.

Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather

If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation. 

• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund. 

• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.

• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1 night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.

• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!

Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off board.

Important Notes 

• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.

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Inclusions

  •   Welcome cocktail
  •   Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  •   Cruise itinerary in Halong Bay
  •   Entrance fees and sightseeing fees.
  •   Meals on cruise: 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners & 02 Breakfasts
  •   Regular tea, coffee, and drinking water during the cruise
  •   English speaking tour guide
  •   Cycling on Cat Ba Island
  •   Supporting equipment
  •   01 bottle of house wine / cabin / stay
  •   01 bottle of champagne / suite / stay
  •   Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges

Exclusions

  •   Airfares
  •   Tips, other beverages and personal expenses
  •   All other services not clearly mentioned
  •   Surcharges (+ 15%): Beauty spa services
  •   Christmas: 23rd, 24th December; New Year's Eve: 30th, 31st December
  •   Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi by bus or private car/van (book in next step)

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