CRUISES HALONG ON AU CO BOAT
Au Co Junk, Halong Cruises
The Au Co strives to provide minimum impact on the local environment and will operate under the concept of sustainable tourism. It's the owners' major goal and commitment to support local communities and conserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations.
The first thing that strikes you about each of our 32 luxury Cabins and Suites is the sense of space, the abundance of light and the level of refinement in the elegant interiors.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors in the cabins and bathrooms allow natural light to flood inside and offer panoramic views of the Gulf of Tonkin. Most cabins and suites provide additional space and comfort in the form of your own private balcony - the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the fresh air, day or night.
Each of the cabins and suites is tastefully appointed with timber floors, handcrafted wooden mosaic furniture and elegant interiors. Each cabin features individual climate-control thermostats, telephone, MP3 speakers, in-cabin refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, safe box, and hair dryer. Meanwhile the luxurious bathrooms are extremely well appointed with deluxe bathroom amenities.
Located on the main deck, The Au Co Deluxe Cabins, at 20 square metres, are furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds, and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. They also feature a MP3 speakers for your in-cabin entertainment.
The bathroom, finished in wooden and mosaic, features a vanity counter and a separate glass-enclosed shower stall, with the picture window offering magnificent views of the passing scenery.
Grand deluxe cabin
Commanding fantastic views from The Au Co’s bow, our two Grande Deluxe Cabins are perfect for family groups or those craving more space. Each cabin is 25 square metres and can easily accommodate a third bed. As with all our cabins and suites, the sense of space and luxury is enhanced by the elegant décor and minimal style.
Located on the upper deck, The Au Co executive cabins at 20 square metrers each offer extensive views of the seascape during your cruise thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors. Their chic interiors and contemporary furnishings, including hardwood floors, handcrafted bed and tables, give a harmonious balance between modern design and traditional detailing.
Long Quan Suite cabin
Named after the legendary father of the Vietnamese people, Lac Long Quan, and commanding a great position and views from the bow of the ship, the Long Quan Suites are very generous 36 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining sumptuous indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax.
Au Co Suite cabin
Named after the legendary mother of the Vietnamese people, Au Co, it is only fitting that the largest suites on the boat are named after her. Occupying an unrivalled position at the aft of the boat with unparalleled views, both of the Au Co Suites are an extremely generous 40 square metres. With their spacious private terraces on the upper deck they offer guests the utmost in luxury and privacy, combining indoor and outdoor living spaces in which to relax
Additional amenities & services for the Suites:
Flower & fruit basket
Bottle of champagne/Suite/stay
Tea and coffee facilities
Bathtub and standing shower
Other special in-room amenities
Experience the stunning sceneries of all three of the beautiful bays in the Gulf of Tonkin and explore the amazing island of Cat Ba on board The Au Co.
Enjoy an invigorating bike ride in the rainforest of the National Park on Cat Ba Island, join our guide on a kayaking excursion in the hidden lagoons of Lan Ha Bay or visit a peaceful area in Bai Tu Long Bay on a traditional rowing boat. While aboard, discover The Au Co’s signature five elements cuisine, 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 and BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)
08.30: Transfer to Halong Bay from your hotel in Hanoi
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 Sung Sot Cave
15.30: Visit Visit the wheel house and engine room.
15.40: Participate in a guided tour of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
17.30: Take part in the cooking demonstration.
18.00: Enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15: Savour our five elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water while the boat is anchored for our 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: BAI TU 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 breathtaking views of the bay while the ship begins slowly cruising.
07.30: Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09.00: Visit Vung Vieng by traditional bamboo boat.
12.00: Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and 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 is to use the electric cart service available (at a bit of extra cost).
16.30: Kayak & swim in the Viet Hai Lagoon.
17.00: Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (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: HALONG 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 Halong Bay.
07.00: Take your time over breakfast.
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: Return to Hanoi. End of service.
Price in USd per person
3 days / 2 nights
Long Quan Suite
Au Co Suite
√ Free of charge for Vietnam visa approval letter, type one month single entry visa for all booking (Euro citizen)
√ 10% discount for all booking maded 90 days before departure date
√ For the availability, kindly contact us as soon as possible for your excellent cruise in Halong bay.
√ 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.
√ Onboard, Vietnamese dishes made of fresh seasonal products and seafood are served for lunches and dinners. Guests should advise of allergies or dietary requirements at the moment of the booking.
√ 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.
√ The price given in our quotation will be set in American Dollar (USD). Its should be verified at the time of booking.
√ Booking take effect only when you receive a confirmation by email or fax from us. A deposit of 30% total amount will be requested to secure your booking. The remaining balance of the total amount is due upon arrival in Vietnam.
√ Payments may be made by cash, bank transfer or credit card. Bank charge or system payment of 3% for Visa and Master Cards is on your account.