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Au Co Cruise

Au Co Cruise
TOUR INFORMATION
  • Tour Code: HLC-003
  • Price from: 515 $
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Departure: Hanoi
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The Au Co ship is setting new standards of safety and luxury in the Gulf of Tonkin and setting herself apart from other Halong Bay Cruises. Her impressive external steel structure belies the innovative and luxurious Oriental design to be found within. In the Gulf of Tonkin, we’ve found the ‘location, location, location’. But aboard The Au Co itself, we’ve created ‘space, space, and more space’
 

Overview

The Au Co ship is setting new standards of safety and luxury in the Gulf of Tonkin and setting herself apart from other Halong Bay Cruises. Her impressive external steel structure belies the innovative and luxurious Oriental design to be found within. In the Gulf of Tonkin, we’ve found the ‘location, location, location’. But aboard The Au Co itself, we’ve created ‘space, space, and more space’


The ship is a remarkable 55.29m in length and 10.43m in width. Each of our 32 spacious cabins has its own private balcony or terrace – allowing unparalleled private views of the surrounding seascape. On the upper decks, our elegant restaurant and open-air bars are designed along principles of Feng Shui (or in Vietnamese ‘Phong Thuy’) to heighten our passengers’ sense of connection with the wonderful environment of the surrounding Gulf of Tonkin, as well as giving them a taste of the Orient and Vietnamese culture.

Cabins & Facilities

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.

Deluxe Cabins
Grand Deluxe Cabins
Executive Cabins
Long Quan Suites
Au Co Suites
  • Well-appointed en-suite bathroom
  • In-house telephone
  • Natural hardwood floors, handcrafted mosaic furniture
  • Hair dryer / Bathrobes
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning / heater
Restaurant & Bar

The Au Co Restaurant: has been carefully arranged according to the generating principle of Wu Xing, with the dining room featuring both wood and metal elements. On arrival, guests will notice that the interior elements of the wooden furniture and polished wooden floor help air flow, harmonizing the natural light and wind with the surrounding landscape and mountains, giving guests the feeling of being immersed in nature, satisfying the senses of sight and taste.

Lan Ha Bar: with its light rattan furniture are the perfect place to relax and while away your day accompanied by a range of food, beverages, and snacks. Alternatively, Lan Ha Bar is the place to meet after a busy day of activities for a pre-dinner cocktail as the sun sets over the Gulf of Tonkin.

Facilities & Services
  • Safe box in cabin
  • Boutique Library
  • Doctor on call and first-aid kits
  • Baby sitter / Gift Shop
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Car rental service with driver
  • Theme party on request
  • Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing equipment
  • Sound proof system, noise reduction measures
  • Jacuzzi and Spa room
  • Portable DVD / DVD and CD selections

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 Vung Ha area. Enjoy your time at Vung Ha 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 five elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. 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, LAN HA BAY and CAT BA ISLAND (B, L, D)

Start the day with Tai Chi - physical movements designed for relaxation, balanceand health - on the sundeck of the boat while enjoying the panorama.
 
After breakfast on board, visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing traditional bamboo boats for about an 01 hour.

Then, come back to the boad 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 Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island for a guided biking or hiking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit of The Au Co Organic Farm. Another option for visiting the island and the organic farm is to use the electric cart service available (at a bit of extra cost). After that, kayak and swim in Viet Hai Lagoon.

Back to The Au Co to enjoy an extended Happy Hour for two hours (drinks at half-price). Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.

The day ends with a drink at Lan Ha bar or 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:  HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)  

Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 islets 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, take a short guided tour to visit Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave - one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Then, go back onboard to prepare for check out: your bags must 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. End of your trip. Finish your Au Co Cruise with Amity SmileTravel.
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2. CAN I POSTPONE OR CANCEL  MY TRIP? 
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3. IF I PURCHASE A PACKAGES, CAN I TRAVEL IN REVERSE DIRECTION?
Yes, our packages are made up on individual travel vouchers, which can be use in any order.  You may want to travel our intineraries in reverse or you may want to complete your package over a number of short trip. 

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5. I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS – WILL THEY BE CATERED FOR?
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6. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY IN MY DESTINATION?
It is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card. In Vietnam, the US Dollars and Euros are more widely accepted than other currencies (off course, out of VN Dong). However, in some cases, at some hotels they can accept your local currency but not very much. 

7.  WHAT STANDARD OF ACCOMMODATION SHOULD I EXPECT? 
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10. HOW DO I KNOW  MY RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED?
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11. CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY  OF MY GROUP TRIP, EITHER BEFORE OR DURING THE TRIP?
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12.IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ON TOUR, WHO WILL I CONTACT?
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