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.
Whether you choose to explore hidden caves by kayak or bamboo boats, swimming in the emerald waters, cycling to explore local village or simply indulging in the magnificent view on the sundeck…, there is always something to meet everyone’s expectation. Open-air bar, spa & massage area and Jacuzzi are awaiting your time to pamper yourself. The diversity of activities onboard and so forth keeps your cruise always interesting and worth remembering for a lifetime!
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7:30 - 8:30: Pick up from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Halong (book transfer separately).
12:30 - 18:00: Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise center, take a rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise. The cruise depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the crew on board and receive safety briefing. The program begins with a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Halong Bay passing by many islets… In the afternoon, explore the Dark Cave & Light Cave by bamboo boat.
Optional: Traditional massage (chargeable), sunbathing on board or swimming around platform in Dark and Bright caves.
Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free" for drinks on board. 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 - 21:00: Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant. In the evening, free time to watch movies in the restaurant or join squid fishing at reception.
6:15 - 8:30: Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee. Have breakfast on board while The Au Co cruises through the bay passing a lot of beautiful spots.
9:00 - 12:00: Arrive at Cat Ba Island. Cycle and explore the tropical junk in national park with guide from crew members.Then return to the boat and take time to relax. Enjoy lunch in restaurant while cruise slowly passes by beautiful karst towers.
14:30 - 18:00: The captain and chief engineer will show Bridge and Engine room, a special tour allowed by the captain. In the afternoon, visit Ho Ba Ham area. Then back to the boat for relaxation on board. Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free) for drinks.
19:30 - 21:00: Enjoy the barbecue buffet in the restaurant (or sundeck depends on weather) while the boat is at anchor. Free time in the evening to watch movies in the restaurant, squid fishing at the reception or join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving session.
6:30 - 7:30: Morning with a Tai Chi lesson on sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Halong Bay. Breakfast is served on board.
8:00 - 10:45: Explore one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmite in Sung Sot Cave. Back to the boat, prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor. Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before check-out. Disembark in Tuan Chau port. Farewell.
11:00 - 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi.
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