What you’ll get

  • Duration : 3 days 2 nights

  • Departure : Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Suitable : Family with kids, couple, solo travelers

  • Type : Cruise tour

  • Product Code : T31AUC02

Overview

You will have a chance to explore Halong Bay – Natural Wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of cultural and historical significance – on a unique 3 days 2 nights cruise with The Au Co. Whether you choose to explore hidden caves by kayak or bamboo boats, swimming in the emerald waters, cycling to explore local village or simply indulging in the magnificent view on the sundeck…, there is always something to meet everyone’s expectation. With a wide range of activities onboard and extra, The Au Co promises you a most memorable experience while discovering the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoying your time.

 

Highlights

    • Amazing 3-day trip to visit Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
    • A luxury cruise with 32 ensuite cabins departure from Tuan Chau Wharf
    • Wide range of activities: cave discovering - rowing boat - kayaking - hiking - swimming - Tai Chi

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Private tour

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Private tour

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Discover the tocal culture of ethnic minorities, stay with locals, enjoy breathtaking views.


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Deluxe

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Deluxe

Size : 20 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: 1 double bed or 2 twin beds

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2018-2019

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Pax 2+ 3+ 4+ 6+ 8+
Price 555 553 551 549 547

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Grand Deluxe

Grand Deluxe

Size : 20 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: 1 double bed or 2 twin beds

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Price 555 553 551 509 507

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Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Size : 20 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: 1 double bed / 2 twin beds

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Price 562 560 558 556 554

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Lac Long Quan Suite

Lac Long Quan Suite

Size : 36 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: 1 queen-sized bed

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Price 790 788 786 784

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Au Co Suite

Au Co Suite

Size : 40 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: 1 queen-sized bed

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Au Co suite located on upper deck with a queen-sized bed.The largest suites on the boat - Occupying an unrivalled position at the aft of the boat with unparalleled views. - Spacious private terraces on the upper deck


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Price 850 848 846 844

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  • Meals
    2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus, Cruise
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Kayaking
    • Welcome drink
    • Air-conditioned en-suite cabin
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees
    • Visit fishing village by rowing boat
    • Bicycle to discover Viet Hai Village
    • Onboard insurance, tax and service charges
    • All meals on board (B = breakfast,L= lunch, D = dinner)
    Price Excludes
    • Visa arrangements
    • Beauty spa services
    • Transfers to and from Halong Bay (book in next step)
    • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
    • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
    • Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (~ 170 km & 3hour walk)

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 08.00 am transferring to Mai Chau. Daydream as we drive a safe route with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, then lunch will be served at local home.

By 01.00 pm take a quick ride (15 minutes) to the Ma river, where we will take a short boat trip followed by a 2 to 3 hour walk through beautiful hill side villages, magnificent rice paddies, seeing hand crafted bamboo water wheels. The highlight on this walk is experiencing the beauty of Pu luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Here in Hang village we will have a traditional dinner and stay the night.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 2: Hike to Eo Ken & Kho Muong villages

Here, daily life starts early. It will be interesting for you to get up, take part in your host family’s activities in the morning, take an opportunity to stroll around Hang village before having breakfast served by Thai people. Start our trek at 8 a.m. Today we will be walking for a approximately 5 to 6 hrs. The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, rich rain forest.

Picnic lunch on the way at Eo Ken village. Arrival in Kho Muong- the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam nestled between steep karst mountains and nice terraces in the afternoon. Spend our second night in a typical Thai eco – stilt house in Kho Muong

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Trek to Nua and Hin villages

Having breakfast, then start for a harder full day of hiking. Continue on through the valley. There are some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings. Trek to an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by the Forest rangers. The trekking becomes more remote yet one is never far from a villager tending fields, passing steep limestone mountain, rain forest inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve to Nua village. After a rough trek, what is more refreshing than a cool stream.This will surely bring you a new experience. Stream bathing! Then picnic lunch will be served here.

Relax from the heat of the day before continuing on to Hin – the village of Thai people in the afternoon. We will be welcomed as honored guests. Have dinner with local people at their traditional house. Free time for you to talk and learn their traditional customs and culture. Prepare picnic lunch for the next day.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 4: Hike to Son village

Leave Hin village after having breakfast at Thai people, we will start for a full day trek to Son village. Climbing up hardly, we will get in deeper inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve with wild and rich tropical forest, having picnic lunch on the way. Continuing our trek passing through Ba beautiful village to Son village when the “sunset” – if it does not rain. Take a break and stretch your legs on the house on stilt of Thai people or strolling round this village and get in contact with hospitable friendly local people here. Dinner and overnight in Son village.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 5: Trek to Ton village then van to Hanoi

Breakfast is prepared by guide then we start our trek at 8:00 am to Ton village. Today we will have a nice and easier trek, just a bit up and down through rice paddies, jungle fever. After 2.5 hours we get to Ton village. Driver will pick us up and transfer to Muong Khen town for lunch. Arrive and end in Hanoi in the afternoon.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A

Important Notes

    • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.

Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.6

Based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.5
  • Organization
    9.5
  • Value for money
    9.5
  • Safety
    9.8
9.3

Justin

Other Country
09 Feb 2019
Great time I had a good trip at Mai Chau and Pu Luong. Biking, treks through different scenery (mountains, jungle, rice paddies), a bamboo boat ride, clean homestay, and great food throughout. Countryside was... See more

I had a good trip at Mai Chau and Pu Luong. Biking, treks through different scenery (mountains, jungle, rice paddies), a bamboo boat ride, clean homestay, and great food throughout. Countryside was beautiful. It was great to get out of the city for a few days. My guide was excellent. Very helpful in pointing out the local sights, plants, animals and how they relate to the culture. Highly recommended. Great value

10.0

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09 Nov 2018
Fabulous Halong Bay cruise Stunning boat, food and staff. Highly recommend the 2 night, 3 day cruise as we got away from the crowds. The kayaking through caves was a real highlight. Bike riding to a small village in the nati... See more

Stunning boat, food and staff. Highly recommend the 2 night, 3 day cruise as we got away from the crowds. The kayaking through caves was a real highlight. Bike riding to a small village in the national park was also pretty special

9.5

Steffie

New Zealand
01 Jun 2018
Incredible Experience Wow - this was a highlight of our trip to Vietnam. The rice paddies are so beautiful, breathtaking photo's. The staff are delightful and cannot do enough for you. The room was very different, ... See more

Wow - this was a highlight of our trip to Vietnam. The rice paddies are so beautiful, breathtaking photo's. The staff are delightful and cannot do enough for you. The room was very different, we had a bath outside and a tree in our toilet - amazing view and so peaceful! Food was great. We were lucky enough to have two guided walks and they were fabulous, we saw so much in the villages below and the families are just so friendly and kind. I would highly recommend this retreat, etched in my mind as one of the most interesting, peaceful, beautiful places I have visited.

9.5

Barbara

United Kingdom
15 Apr 2018
Beautiful scenery with almost no tourists Took a several hour trek throughout villages, rice paddies, hills with amazing views and fantastic photo opportunities! Amazing to see village life and how hard everyone is working to support their... See more

Took a several hour trek throughout villages, rice paddies, hills with amazing views and fantastic photo opportunities! Amazing to see village life and how hard everyone is working to support their families.