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Au Co
Auco Cruises
Au Co, Discovery of Gulf of Tonkin ex Hanoi Return
Ship: Au Co
Cruise Line: Auco Cruises
Selected Sailing Date: 23 Oct 2021

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Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
Cruise Description

2 Night Cruise sailing roundtrip from Hanoi onboard the Au Co.

(Note: Cruise may operate on a sister ship - please check at time of enquiry/booking)

Travel further where few ships go on our 3D/2N itinerary, taking in the natural beauty of both Halong and Lan Ha Bays. Swim in secluded waters, cycle to a remote village on at Ba Island, and experience a floating village in the quiet early morning hours. On board, cooking competitions, a traditional tea ceremony, and our legendary BBQ evening under the stars await.

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1
Main attraction: Ho Ba Ham (Three Tunnel Lake)

Things to do: Kayak around Ho Ba Ham/ Sip between sights at Happy Hour/ Try your hand in Masterchef "Halong Bay Edition" / Watch your favorite movie in moonlight open cinema

Departs: 12:30 PM

Attraction:

Ho Ba Ham (Three Tunnel Lake)
Ba Ham Lake is a very beautiful place for kayaking in Ha Long Bay. The lake is about 20km from Tuan Chau Marina International Port. There are three lakes connecting three tunnels together with vertical cliff which offers beautiful scenery and enjoyable kayak. All the lakes has clear water and some is surrounded by limestone and variety of marine flora, fauna and abundant underwater creatures.

Activities (on-board & off-board):

Kayak in the tranquil Ho Ba Ham

Soaking in the incredibly pristine water of this lake, you can sense peaceful moments as Time seems to stop. The beach is a hidden gem with the picturesque appearance of the tall sea-almond tree pair, especially during the autumn.

Rejoice at Happy Hour - Buy 1 Get 1

Taste our most exquisite drinks varied vastly on selection, while enjoying the scenic panorama view of Halong Bay in Happy hour, time to rejoice with buy 1 get 1 promotion.

Masterchef "Halong Bay Edition"

Try your hand to create authentic Vietnamese dishes and observe fruit carving demonstration by our chefs. Don’t forget to check out the magical Halong sunset scene serving as background.

Watch your favorite movie in moonlight open cinema

An evening under the luminous night sky of Halong Bay to enjoy a classic movie while sipping delicious cocktails is the fantasy-come-true for any romantic heart.

DAY 2
Main attraction: Ba Trai Dao beach; Viet Hai village

Things to do: Swim in Ba Trai Dao beach/ Bike in the serene Viet Hai Village/ Rejoice at Happy Hour/ Have fun with fruit-carving demonstration/ Recharge energy with BBQ party on sundeck

Attractions:

The gorgeous Three Peach Beach
Ba Trai Dao Beach is located near Cat Ba Island in Lan Ha Bay, famous for its wild, natural and beautiful scenery with white sandy beach, cuddling three mountains shaped like 3 peaches. Surrounded by large rocky islands, the beach is relatively safe and water level here is quite shallow which makes it safe for swimming. There is limited hours to visit this beach only 2-3 hours in a day to enjoy this exclusive beautiful beach. For the rest of the time, it is hidden under tidal waves.

Viet Hai Village
Viet Hai Village is a small village with 80 households nestled in the midst of jungles and covered by high mountain range of the Cat Ba National. The villagers are natives in Halong Bay who live self-sufficiently by fishing, farming and breeding.

Activities (on-board & off-board):

Swim in Three Peach Beach

Munch in the stunning views of Three Peach Islet by taking a swim in the jade-colored water or sunbathe on the pristine white sand strip.

Bike in the serene Viet Hai Village

Viet Hai village is absolutely the most significant destination to visit with stunning serene surrounding. Choose your favorite way to reach the central part of Viet Hai while enjoying the beauty in ordinary by walking, biking, or paying for a round-trip seat on a trolley.

Rejoice at Happy Hour - Buy 1 Get 1

Taste our most exquisite drinks varied vastly on selection, while enjoying the scenic panorama view of Halong Bay in Happy hour, time to rejoice with buy 1 get 1 promotion.

Recharge energy with BBQ party on sundeck

Recharge your energy by joining a sumptuous BBQ Buffet Party. The freshest seafood and tons of other great surprises will remain as memories of a lifetime.

Have fun with fruit-carving demonstration

Have you ever seen how an artist turns fruit into lively shapes of animals or aesthetic patterns? To learn more about this handicraft, joining a demonstration onboard will be a new experience for you.

DAY 3
Main attraction: Cua Van Fishermen Village

Things to do: Tai Chi on sundeck/ Visit Cua Van Fishermen Village by rowing boat/ Join a Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

Attraction:

Cua Van Fisherman Village
Cua Van floating village is exceptional as it is home to generations of fishing families and a lot of the residents never depart. It offers the opportunities to enjoy rowing boat by the local people around the village while watching how the locals live on their floating house.

Activities (on-board & off-board):

Tai Chi on Sundeck

Rejuvenating the body and spirit with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson as the sun rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site is one of the most relaxing experiences that passengers have. Practicing this beautiful art regularly can help treat a number of human ailments.

Try the local rowing boat in Cua Van Fisherman Village

Soak up the stunning views of the floating village while leisurely moving along the incredible tranquil emerald-colored sea. It is the chance to experience moments in the life of the local fishermen who were born on the water.

Join a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

As the boat leisurely cruising back to the harbor, passengers are invited to join our tea ceremony at Lan Ha bar and gain some insights into the Vietnamese tea culture, tips to choose high-quality tea & the steps to making the perfect cup.

Check-out: 10:30 AM

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