Au Co Cruise - Gulf of Tonkin Vacation
3 Days

With more than a thousand limestone peaks rising out of its crystalline, emerald waters, Halong Bay is is rightly viewed as one of the natural wonders of Vietnam, and is one of the country's five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Lesser known, and therefore less touristed are the equally stunning Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long Bays, and Cat Ba Island, the largest island of Halong Bay that lies to its south. Covering an area of 1,500 square km, Halong Bay is also the World's largest consolidation of karst Limestone islets made famous by James Bond's "The Man with the Golden Gun" (although not actually filmed there!) and in the beautiful French language movie, Indochine.

From US$600
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 and Lan Ha Bay, the 3 day/ 2 night voyage offers countless opportunities to explore the most exotic and magnificent destinations and glimpse into the daily life of local people.

Cruise Highlights
  • Accommodation in luxurious cabin while cruising among the thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay.
  • Visit floating village of Vung Vieng by rowing boat
  • Explore the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay
  • Swim and kayak at secluded white sandy beaches.
  • Fusion lunches and dinners.
  • Day 1: Hanoi - Halong
    Day 1: Hanoi - Halong
    12.30  Embarkation and check-in. Au Co Cruise departs toward Gia Luan, Cat Ba Island
    13.00  Lunch on Board
    15.00  Excursions in Cat Ba Island, visiting Cat Ba National Park, Chinese Hospital Cave and Friench Cannon Hills
    17.00  Back to the boat. Cruising toward Lom Bo Islet for overnight. Swimming, Kayaking at anchorage.
    19.30  Dinner on board. Overnight near Lom Bo area.
  • Day 2: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
    Day 2: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
    06.30  Tai Chi lessons on Board.
    07.00  Breakfast in the restaurant. Cruise toward Lan Ha Bay.
    08.30  Excursions & Biking in National Park in Viet Hai Village
    11.00  Return to The Au Co Cruise and cruise to Ba Trai Dao Beach
    11.30  Swimming and kayaking by the beach.
    12.30  Lunch on Board. The Au Co cruises toward Bai Tu Long passing Cua Van Fishing Village
    14.30  Visit Vung Vieng Fishing village by rowing boat then swim, kayak and snorkel at nearby beach if time permits.
    17.00  Depart to Ho Dong Tien. Cooking demonstration and sunset cocktails on board.
    19.30  BBQ dinner on board. Overnight near Ho Dong Tien area.
  • Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
    Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
    06.30  Tai Chi lessons on Board and cruising.
    07.30   Breakfast in the restaurant.
    08.30  Visit Sung Sot Grotto.
    09.30  Brunch and check-out
    10.30  Disembarkation. End of service

  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
  • Vietnamese and International Breakfast
  • Conference Equipment (Charter only)
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
  • Kayaking (Ten dollars U.S. per person, when not pre-booked)
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Times of activities may vary slightly. Itinerary and Program subject to change when necessary.
  • Advanced reservation is required with full passenger details, including Full Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Visa Expiry Date etc.
  • A valid passport is required upon check-in onboard.
  • 25% surcharges applies for cruises on Christmas, New Year and Tet Holidays.
  • Free of Charge for children < 5 years old, sharing fully-paid cabin, limited to one child per cabin.
  • Major credit cards are accepted onboard.

​For budget from US$600 (VND 12,672,000) per person...
The price is generally based on group of 6 people for luxury 3 days itinerary in private cabin, boasting luxurious bathroomsand panoramic balconies cruise including excursions, meal on boat  and private guiding. 

  • Valid quote: Apr. 30th, 2014  
  • Prices may change according to unexpected fuel increasing or other reasons. 
  • Price Includes: Share cabin on boat, private transportation, guide on boat, meals on boat, entrance fee, private transport Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi.

Please contact us at  (+84 4) 35622733 /  24hrs number: 877 - 315 - 9164/ info@sisterstoursvn or via our Contact Page for a complimentary consultuation.

  • Discover Hanoi culture and history, enjoy the mixture of modern and classic charm of Hanoi today!
  • Take a longer break north of Hue for newly discovered cave systems and the DMZ
  • Head north by train or private helicopter to Sapa, the moutainous region home to a number of ethnic communities.

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