Experience the stunning sceneries of all three of the beautiful bays in the Gulf of Tonkin and explore the amazing islands on board The Au Co.
Join our guide on a kayaking excursion in the hidden lagoons or visit a peaceful area in Bai Tu Long Bay on a traditional rowing boat. While aboard, discover The Au Co's dedicated service, signature 5-star gourmet menu, re-energize with Tai Chi, unwind on the sundeck or pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi or with a Traditional Vietnamese massage.
DAY 1: HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)
The first day of your cruise provides an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away.
Depart from Tuan Chau, meet the on board team and receive a safety briefing. Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards to Lan Ha Bay area. Enjoy your time at Ban Chan Beach for swimming in the emerald waters and other recreational activities on the beach.
Back to The Au Co to join a Cooking demonstration then enjoy Happy Hour with "Buy One Get One Free": Beer, House wine (by the glass), Soft drinks, Long drinks, Cocktails...
Savour our signature 5-star gourmet dinner with an elegant combination of Vietnamese traditional flavour and an international touch. After that, you could relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or enjoy squid fishing from the main deck with crew members.
The boat will anchor for the night in a peaceful location.
DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY (B/L/D)
Start the day with Tai Chi - physical movements designed for relaxation, balance and health - on the sundeck of the boat while enjoying the panorama.
After breakfast, take a short guided tour to visit Thien Canh Son Cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
Then, come back to the boat and take a tour of the Captain's Bridge and the Engine Room. After that, savour a delicious lunch in the Halong Restaurant while the ship cruises towards a secluded beach for kayaking and swimming and free water activities.
Back to The Au Co to enjoy an extended Happy Hour for two hours (buy one get one for free). Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
The day ends with a drink at Lan Ha bar or you are welcome to join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
Last but not least for the day, join our kitchen staff for a fun fruit carving sessions.
DAY 3: BAI TU LONG BAY (B)
Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 isles and islets of different shapes and sizes, creating a truly breath-taking seascape. Halong Bay is also attractive for beautiful beaches on the small islands. Awake early and join the Tai Chi session on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Halong Bay.
After breakfast on board, visit the Vung Vieng by rowing traditional bamboo boats for about an hour. Then, go back and prepare for check out: your bags should be put in the corridor. You can also join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony. Finally, the ship disembarks in Tuan Chau and return to Hanoi by shuttle bus/private car.