Halong Bay Au Co Cruise
Duration: 2 nights river cruise tour
Price from: £599pp
Halong Bay 2 nights
Day 1 Hanoi/Bao Tu Long Bay: Travel by road to the exclusive private Lounge before boarding the Au Co, the Gulf of Tonkin’s most refined vessel. The voyage begins with lunch as the ship cruises leisurely around Halong Bay. Later, sightsee around Cua Van Floating Cultural Centre by kayak or traditional rowing boat., then return to the ship late afternoon to relax and enjoy the scenery. After dinner perhaps watch a movie at Moonlight Open Cinema.
Day 2 Lan Ha Bay: Early risers can join a sundeck Tai Chi class 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! On arrival at Cat Ba island, join a guide and cycle to Viet Hai Village where you’ll visit an ancient house and Bhaya Community Farm for an insight into agricultural life. Return to the ship for lunch and time to relax before visiting Trinh Nu Cave to see a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites. There’s then the option to swim in the jade-coloured water or sunbathe on a private beach. This evening there’s a barbecue on the sundeck.
Day 3 Halong Bay/Hanoi: Join an early Tai Chi lesson or simply watch the stunning sunrise on the bay. You can then explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest cave inside Halong Bay before returning to the ship for breakfast and a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. Disembark mid-morning and return by road to Hanoi.
Meals: Full board.
The ship: This luxury ship with four decks fuses modern Asian design with French elegance. Ideal for 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 air-conditioning, 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.
Note: One night cruises also available.