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Halong Bay Cruise Aboard Au Co

Halong Bay Cruise Aboard Au Co

3 Days / 2 Nights

from / to Hanoi

Tour Highlights
• 3 days and 2 nights
• Enjoy the stunning scenery and unique villages
• Enjoy the tranquil Lan Ha Bay and Ho Ba Ham islets
• Explore the secluded Viet Hai village
• Marvel at the magnificent geological rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay
• Visit Phu Lang Pottery Village
Enjoy the stunning scenery and unique villages within the UNESCO World Heritage area of Halong Bay with a multi night cruise on a spacious Au Co luxury boat. Thousands of limestone islands have been thrust out of the emerald sea and are surrounded by lively floating villages.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay (L, D)

After breakfast, embark upon a 3.5-hour drive through the fertile farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. Along the way, observe the everyday life of Vietnamese villagers as they work the rice fields, transport pigs to the market on motorbikes and plough the fields with water buffaloes. Upon arrival, board your boat for the Au CO cruise. Lunch will be served on board. Cruise by Thien Cung and Me Cung caves, and Soi Sim and Titov islands. Enjoy the tranquility of Lan Ha Bay and the Ho Ba Ham islets with a guided kayaking tour or refreshing swim. Set anchor for the night and enjoy a sunset dinner. Overnight on Au Co Cruise

Day 2: Cat Ba Island and Bai Tu Long Bay (B, L, D)

After breakfast, cruise to Cat Ba Island’s national park. This dense rainforest home to numerous indigenous species of flora and fauna. Enjoy a short walk or cycling trip to the secluded village of Viet Hai, for a visit to the organic farms. Next, travel to the remote Bai Tu Long Bay, famed for its variety of magnificent geological rock formations. You will take a relaxing row boat tour through these formations and the floating village of Cong Dam. Overnight on Au Co Cruise

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi  (B)

Enjoy brunch as your boat weaves through the magnificent rock formations on the return trip. Upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi. On the return from Halong Bay to Hanoi visit Phu Lang Pottery Village, one of the last remaining pottery villages. Spend time at the village the workshops which have been producing ceramics since the 13th century using traditional techniques. After visiting Phu Lang continue to Hanoi where you will arrive mid afternoon.

Note: This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2015 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room (single traveller) Single room supplement
The Au Co Cruise (Deluxe Cabin) 814 1.332 298
Note: During certain dates seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and the Tet Festival (February 2016). Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers (without tour guide)
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

About the Ships

The Au Co:
• built in 2011
• 32 cabins for a maximum of 64 persons
• large sun deck
• restaurant [&] bar
• jacuzzi [&] spa service
• excursions
• Deluxe Cabin:
14 cabins of 20 – 25 sq m each, located on the main deck and equipped with en-suite bathrooms and individually adjustable air conditioning units. Tastefully furnished with parquet floors. Balconies.
• Executive Cabin:
12 cabins of 20 sq m each, located on the upper deck and equipped with en-suite bathrooms and individually adjustable air conditioning units. Large panoramic doors afford guests fantastic views. Cabins features a harmonious blend of modern design and traditional elements. Large balconies provide the perfect place for guests to unwind.
• Long Quan Suites:
2 generously-proportioned cabins of 36 sq m each, located on the upper deck. Large private balconies provide ample space for relaxation. En-suite bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower. Guests enjoy additional luxuries such as bowls of fresh fruit and a bottle of Sekt on arrival.
• Au Co Suites:
These two large suites are located in the stern of the ship on the upper deck. Generously-proportioned private balconies and large windows are particular highlights. Guests enjoy the use of an amply-sized en-suite bathroom with bathtub and separate rain shower. Additional luxuries include bowls of fresh fruit and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

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