There is no better way to experience the most stunning scenery of one of the most beautiful bays recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO than aboard The Au Co, the most refined vessel in the Gulf of Tonkin. From Halong Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay, from Cat Ba
What to Expect
Day 1: Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay
The first day of your cruise is an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and its southern sister; Lan Ha Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away, as we pass famous spots like Thien Cung and Me Cung caves, plus Soi Sim and Titov islands. Also located in the Gulf of Tonkin, to the south of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and the Dark & Bright Cave offer tranquility and nature at its best, and a guided kayaking tour or a refreshing swim in the Bay’s emerald waters are two of the best ways to enjoy them. Then we anchor at Ho Dong Tien area, a peaceful and beautiful location.
Day 2: Cat Ba Island and Bai Tu Long Bay
Cat Ba Island is famous for its national park, with more than half the island designated. This island, far and away the largest in the Gulf of Tonkin, is covered by a dense rainforest home to numerous indigenous species of flora and fauna. The secluded village of Viet Hai, situated in the middle of this pristine environment, is easily accessible thanks to a short walk or cycling trip and is where we are developing an organic farm which you can visit.
Bai Tu Long Bay, located a little further east of Halong Bay, is the most remote area of your voyage. The exceptional scale and variety of the geological rock formations in this area are sure to make this a future destination for cruising in the Gulf of Tonkin. A relaxing rowing boat tour through the floating village of Vung Vieng and cruising into the geological park of this bay will definitely be delightful moments for you to remember.
Day 3: Halong Bay
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 breathtaking seascape. At its heart is the highest concentration of limestone rocks in the area and caves and grottoes abound. One of the most beautiful is the Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. Exceptional because of its size and the shapes which have been created by millions of years of erosion, the Surprise Cave is not to be missed.
- Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin
- 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, and 2 Breakfasts
- 24-hour snack menu in cabin
- Welcome cocktail
- Drinking water & tea during the cruise
- 1 bottle of house wine / cabin / stay
- 1 bottle of champagne / suite / stay
- 1 Flower bouquet / cabin / stay
- Selection of personalized fragrance and pillow in cabin
- Kayaking, snorkeling, and cycling on the island
- Kayak and snorkeling equipment
- Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
- On-board insurance, taxes, and service charges
What's Not Included
- Beverages, spa, Jacuzzi, massage, souvenirs, laundry, gratuities, and personal expenses
- Other sightseeing places and any services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
Please confirm your starting point during booking.
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund. 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.