Halong Bay Au Co Cruise

Duration: 2 nights river cruise tour

Price from: £599pp

Halong Bay 2 nights

Day 1 Hanoi/Halong Bay: Travel by road to Halong Bay (approx 2 hours) to board The Au Co, the most refined vessel in the Gulf of Tonkin and the first of its kind to offer a three day cruise to explore three bays. The voyage begins with lunch while the ship cruises leisurely southwest. Visit Cua Van floating fishing village by kayak or traditional rowing boat before returning to the ship. Join an exciting "Master-Chef Competition' and fruit carving demonstation as the sunsets over the enchanting bay. As the ship anchors for the night, dinner is served in the restaurant, after which you can watch a movie or perhaps try your hand at squid fishing.

Day 2 Lan Ha Bay: Early risers may wish to join a Tai Chi class on the sundeck which is a great way to start the day. Enjoy breakfast as the Au Co cruises through the bay, passing beautiful spots, so keep your camera at the ready! Arrive at a local island, where a pretty small village nestles for your to explore by bike with a guide. Visit ancient houses and Bhaya Community Farm for an insight into agricultural life. Return to the ship for lunch and time to relax before the chance to kayak and discover sandy beaches in the Ho Ba Ham area. This evening there's a barbecue on the sundeck.

Day 3 Halong Bay/Hanoi: A further chance to join the Tai Chi lesson or simply watch the stunning sunrise on the bay. After an early breakfast discover Tien Ong Cave, which is also an archaeological site with amazing stalactites and stalgmites. Return to thip for a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony while the ship returns to port and a mid-morning disembarkation. Transfer by road back to Hanoi.

Departures: Daily.

Meals: Full board.

The ship: The Au Co is a luxury ship with four decks that fuses modern Asian design with a French elegance. The numerous activities, the culinary experiences and on board atmosphere will suit active travellers or those seeking relaxation.

Features: 32 cabins * restaurant * bar * spa room * jacuzzi * sundeck * library * open-air cinema * free WiFi on the terrace deck

Accommodation: In main deck deluxe cabins with shower, fridge, safe and balcony.

Upgrade options: upper deck executive cabins * grand deluxe cabins (no balcony) * suites

Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes private transfers from and to your Hanoi hotel, sightseeing as shown, a wide range of activities and two nights in a deluxe cabin.

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