Launched in 2012, 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. In addition to bringing the guests to the most remote parts of the area to provide them with an exclusive itinerary, The Au Co features state of the art design in safety and luxury. The fleet is composed of 2 luxurious ships, boasting 32 spacious private cabins each with fully equipped bathrooms and panoramic balconies.
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 onboard and extra, The Au Co promises you a most memorable experience while discovering the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoying your time.
- Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
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".
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.
Meal: L, D
Transport: Cruises/ Junk, Kayak
- Bai Tu Long Bay
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.
Meal: L, B, D
Transport: Cruises/ Junk
- Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long Bay
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.
Transport: Cruises/ Junk
* Rates are quoted per person in USD and excluded VAT & fees
Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned cabin, 02 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, admission fees, welcome drink& snack, Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges
visa arrangement, personal expenses, tips, pick - up & drop - off
Pick up time: 7.30 – 8.00 am. Drop off time: 16.30 pm.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
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 port authority.
Wifi is available onboard for free of charge in the terrace deck. However, interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.