Boat description; With a fleet of 2 luxurious ships, The Au Co is the first and only cruise operator offering full day and overnight voyages in a single trip through the Gulf of Tonkin, covering world-renowned Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island. The Au Co features the state of the art design in safety and luxury as well as represents Vietnamese and Oriental culture at its best. Each ship has 32 spaciously-designed private cabins, boasting luxurious bathrooms and panoramic balconies.
Fact and Figures: No of vessels: 02 Length: 56m Width: 10.43 m Depth: 3.20m Crew: 45
Passenger cabins: 32 all with French balcony, floor-to-celling sliding glass doors Passenger berths: 66 Build: 2011 Launch: April 2012
No. of Cabins
14 per ship*
10 Twin convertible to double and 04 double
12 per ship*
10 Twin convertible to double and 02 double
02 per ship
Long Quan Suite
02 per ship
Au Co Suite
02 per ship
*: Including 04 connecting cabins
Cabin amenities ( All types of Cabins ) • Natural wooden floors, hand – made furniture • In-cabin refrigerator, complimentary drinking water bottles daily • Well-appointed en-suite bathroom • Coffee/Tea maker and selection of teas and coffees • Individually controlled air-conditioning/heater • In-house telephone • Large picture window
• Deluxe natural bathroom amenities • Hair dryer • Safe box • Bathrobes • Emergency lighting and generator • Life Jackets • Smoke detector and fire extinguisher
Additional amenities & services for the Suites: • Flower & fruitbasket • Bottle of sparkling wine/suite/stay • Tea and coffee facilities
• Private terrace • Bathtub and rain shower • Other special in-room amenities
• Baby sitter • Doctor on call • 24-hour security • Theme party on request • Tender for sightseeing • Kayaking, swimming, snorkerling and fishing • Portable DVD player and selection of movies
Restaurant and bar Fine dining restaurant accommodating up to 70guests Uniquely located on the spacious terrace deck of The Au Co, and designed along Feng Shui principles, our restaurant and bar offer the perfect spaces for guests to connect with their surroundings while savoring an incredible array of fresh dishes or simply relaxing with a drink. Semi- open Lan Ha Bar While designed in very different styles, both the restaurant and the bar have been created to ensure the ultimate in comfort, luxury and style. We want you to have an unforgettable cruise in Vietnam.
Activities: • Vietnamese Tea Ceremony • Early morning Tai Chi • Afternoon cooking lesson with traditional dishes • Kayaking in hidden lagoons • Swimming and sunbathing in tranquil pristine sandy beach
• Discovering amazing grottoes and islands • Biking and excursion tours with guide on Cat Ba Island • Visiting floating fishing villages • Fishing with local communities and shopping for souvenirs
Au Co Cruise 3 days 2 nights
Cost in USD per room
Low season 1st May – 30 Sep. 2016
High season 1st Jan. – 30th Apr. 2016 1st Oct. – 31st Dec. 2016
Long Quan Suite
Au Co Suite
Child from 6 – 12 years old, sharing cabin with parents ( without extra mattress )
Child under 6 yrs old, sharing cabin with parents
Transfer options: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
Round trip Hanoi – Halong - Hanoi
By shuttle bus
36 USD/ person
By private car
145 USD/ 4 seats car
161USD/ 7 seats car
172 USD / 16 seats van
258 USD/ 29 seats bus
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay (L/D)
08:00AM: Pick you up at your hotel, start a 3.5 hours drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee ( by your own ) before arriving to Ha Long City 12.30: Arrive in Halong Bay. Check in at the cruise centre 12.45: Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the onboard team and receive the safety briefing. 13.30: Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards Lan Ha Bay. 15.30: Visit Three Peaches Beach – Ba Trai Dao for swimming and other water activities. 17.30: Take part in a Vietnamese food cooking demonstration. 18.00: Enjoy Happy Hour at the bar (buy 1 get 1 free for all drinks). 19.15: Savour our five elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water while the boat is anchored for overnight stop. 20.30: Relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
Day 2: Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island (B/L/D)
07.00: Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the stunning views of the bay while the ship begins slowly cruising. 07.30: Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises in Ha Long Bay. 09.00: Visit the famous Surprise Cave, Hang Sung Sot. 11.15: Take a tour at the Captain’s Bridge and the Engine Room 12.00: Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Cat Ba Island. 13.45: Join a guided biking or hiking excursion through the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit The Au Co organic farm in Viet Hai Village. Another option for visiting the island is to use electric cart service available (at extra cost). 16.30: Kayak & swim in Viet Hai Lagoon. 17.00: Make the most of an extended Happy Hour at our Lan Ha bar (buy 1 get 1 free). 19.15: Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor. 20.30: End the day with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck. 21.00: Join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving sessions.
Day 3: Bai Tu Long 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 Bai Tu Long. 07.00: Take your time over breakfast. 07.45: Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village by traditional bamboo boat. 09.00: Prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor. 09.45: Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony then check-out. 10.45: Disembark in Tuan Chau and leave for Hanoi. 15.00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of service.
Tour includes: · 3 days 2 nights Au Co Cruise as stated in private cabin with A/C, hot water ( private cabin – sharing boat ) · English speaking guide on board · Welcome drink · 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners and 2 breakfasts · Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited · Kayaking equipment · Onboard Insurance · Government taxes & Service charges
Round Trip transfers Hanoi – Halong - Hanoi
Personal travel insurance
Surcharge will be added for cruise on Christmas 24th Dec , New Year 31st Dec at 50usd/adult – 25usd/children ( 6 – 12 years old) and 10% for Lunar New Year.
Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills, Spa, Extra drink
Children reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with 2 adults and only 1 child maximum per cabin
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