The Auco Cruise (Top class!)

Everyday onboard is a celebration – but with a dinner in cave, it makes it even more exceptional for your special occasions (birthdays, parties, anniversaries, weddings, meetings, etc.). In order to truly make your cruise unforgettable, Bhaya Cruises is pleased to offer you a candlelit dinner in cave at no extra cost in 3-day luxury cruises on the Au Co. 
This exclusive package is available for June 2014 only. Book now, offer limited!

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Cruise Highlights

Accommodation in luxurious cabin while cruising among the thousands of limestone islands in Halong Bay
Visit floating village of Vung Vieng by rowing boat
Explore the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay
Swim and kayak at secluded white sandy beaches
Fusion lunches and dinners
Enjoy complimentary 30 minutes use of Jacuzzi
20% off for on board spa service booked at least 07 days prior tocruise date.
A free dinner in cave

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Experience the most stunning sceneries of all three beautiful bays of The Gulf of Tonkin and the amazing island of Cat Ba on board The Au Co. Enjoy a biking promenade in the rainforest of the National Park on Cat Ba Island, follow our guide for a kayaking excursion in the hidden lagoons of Lan Ha Bay or visit a peaceful floating village in Bai Tu Long Bay on a traditional rowing boat. While aboard, discover The Au Co’s signature 5 elements cuisine, re-energize with tai chi, unwind on the sundeck or just pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi or with a Vietnamese massage.

DAY 1:   HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)


Sung Sot Cave - one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay

12.30: Check in at the cruise center
12.30: Check in at the cruise center
12.45: Depart from Tuan Chau – Safety briefing – Presentation of the team .
13.30: Introduce the 05 elements cuisine. Lunch on board while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards to Sung Sot (Surprise) cave.
15.00: Visit the wheel house & Engine room.

 
Halong Bay panorama

15.45: Guided visit of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
17.30: Take part in cooking demonstration.
18.00: Enjoy Happy hour in 1 hour (Half price for drinks).


Kayaking through the lagoons in Halong Bay

19.15: Savour 5 elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water while the boat is anchored for overnight.
21.00: Relish a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing at the reception.
 
DAY 2:  BAI TU LONG BAY, LAN HA BAY and HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
 
06.30: Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while the ship begins cruising quietly.
07.00: Have breakfast on board while The Au Co cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09.00: Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village by traditional bamboo boat.
12.00: The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island while lunch is served in Ha Long restaurant. 



Visiting Vung Vieng floating fishing village on bamboo boat
 


Savour a delicious cuisine in luxury five star cruise

13.45: Guided biking or hiking excursion through the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit to The Au Co organic farm.
16.30: Swim & kayak in Viet Hai Lagoon.
17.00: Happy Hours in 2 hours (Half price for drinks).
19.30: Explore the well-hidden and have a deluxe dinner in cave.
21.00: Enjoy a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing at the reception.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY (B)

07.00: Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Ha Long Bay.
07.00: Have full breakfast until 9.30.
09.30: Passenger’s bags must be put in corridor & prepare for check out process.
09.45: Join the Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony.
10.45: Disembark in Tuan Chau and return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
 
Included:

    • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
    • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
    • 02 Lunches, 01 Dinner onboard, 02 Breakfasts & 1 Brunch.
    • Cycle on Cat Ba Island.
    • Visit to Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat.
    • Visit of Sung Sot cave.
    • Regular tea, coffee, and drinking water during the cruise.
    • Kayak equipment.
    • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.
 
Excluded:

      • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay.
      • Visa arrangements.
      • Beauty spa services.
      • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses.
      • All other services not clearly mentioned.

Notes:

Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund. 
Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date. 
Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority. 

DAY 1:   HALONG BAY – BAI TU LONG BAY (L/D)

The first day of your cruise provides an introduction to the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. Cruising through Halong Bay will literally take your breath away.
 

Relaxing at secluded beaches


Depart from Tuan Chau, meet the on board team and receive a safety briefing. Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards to Vung Ha areaFirst, visit the beautiful Vung Ha beach for swimming and water acitivities.
 



Heading toward Vung Ha area


Back to The Au Co to join a Cooking demonstration then enjoy Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free”: Beer, House wine (by the glass), Soft drinks, Long drinks, Cocktails

Savour our five elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. After that, you could relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or enjoy squid fishing from the main deck

 

The boat will anchor for the night in a peaceful location.
 

DAY 2:  BAI TU LONG BAY, LAN HA BAY  and CAT BA ISLAND (B/L/D)

Start the day with Tai Chi - physical movements designed for relaxation, balance and health - on the sundeck of the boat while enjoying the panorama.
 

After breakfast on board, visit the Vung Vieng by rowing traditional bamboo boats for about an 01 hour.
 


 

Then, come back to the boad and take a tour of the Captain's Bridge and the Engine Room. After that, savour a delicious lunch in the Halong Restaurant while the ship cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island for a guided biking or hiking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit of The Au Co Organic Farm. Another option for visiting the island and the organic farm is to use the electric trolley service available (at a bit of extra cost). After that, kayak and swim in Viet Hai Lagoon.
 


Biking on Cat Ba National Park


Electric trolley service on Cat Ba island


Back to The Au Co to enjoy an extended Happy Hour for two hours (half price drinks). Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
The day ends with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.

Last but not least for the day, join our kitchen staff for a fun fruit carving sessions.
 


 

DAY 3:  HALONG BAY (B)

 

Halong Bay, designated a UNESCO world heritage site for its limestone rock formations, is home to about 2,000 isles and islets of different shapes and sizes, creating a truly breath-taking seascape. Halong Bay is also attractive for beautiful beaches on the small islands. Awake early and join the Tai Chi session on the sundeck or enjoy the breath-taking views of the bay while The Au Co cruises leisurely in Halong Bay. 

On the way back to port, enjoy breakfast and take a last glimpse of the beautiful scenery from the bar or sundeck. Then, participate in a guided tour of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
 



Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay
 

After breakfast, prepare for check out: your bags must be put in the corridor. You can also join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony. Finally, the ship disembarks in Tuan Chau and return to Hanoi by shuttle bus/private car.

 

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Cabin Type Valid from 1st Oct to 30th April, 2015
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple       Cabin Location
Deluxe 729 450 449 N/A N/A N/A Maindeck
Grand Deluxe 760 517 N/A N/A Request Request Maindeck forward
Excutive 795 555 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 1,115 775 675 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,285$ Single879$ Double745$ Triple Upper deck after

Special Deal for Summer 2014:

Cabin Type Valid from 1st May to 30th Sept, 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple       Cabin Location
Deluxe 700 420 415 N/A N/A N/A Maindeck
Grand Deluxe 730 500 N/A N/A Request Request Maindeck forward
Excutive 760 530 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 1,115 720 615 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,285$ Single879$ Double745$ Triple Upper deck after

Inclusions

Round trip transfer by shuttle bus Hanoi- Ha Long - Hanoi
Three day two night cruise through Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, and Bai Tu Long Bay
Accommodation in luxury en-suite cabin
Two buffet lunches, two set-dinners and two breakfasts
Excursions in Cat Ba Island, National Park and Viet Hai Village
Visit to Sung Sot Grotto and Cong Dam fishing Village
Swimming, cooking demonstration & Tai chi class
Kayak and snorkel equipment rental
Iced water and tea throughout the cruise
A bottle of house wine/ cabin/ stay
A bottle of champagne/suite/stay
24 hours in cabin snack menu
Entrance and sightseeing fee
Onboard insurance, tax and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

Private transfers to and from Ha Long Bay is USD150/4 seat car or USD170/7 seat car, inclusive of all tolls.
Transfers, hotel, visa arrangement
Beverages, spa, Jacuzzi, massage, souvenirs, laundry, tip and personal expenses
Other sightseeing places and any services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions

Children policy

Each cabin can accommodate maximum of 2 adults + 1 child below 12 years old. Free of charge for child below 6, and USD250 surcharge for child from 06 – 12 years old. Child stays on mattress only.

Note:

Surcharge at 15% on Christmas (December 23rd & 24th) and New Year eve (30th and 31st December)

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Cabin Type Valid from 1st Oct to 30th April, 2015
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple       Cabin Location
Deluxe 729 450 449 N/A N/A N/A Maindeck
Grand Deluxe 760 517 N/A N/A Request Request Maindeck forward
Excutive 795 555 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 1,115 775 675 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,285$ Single879$ Double745$ Triple Upper deck after

Special Deal for Summer 2014:

Cabin Type Valid from 1st May to 30th Sept, 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
Single Double Triple       Cabin Location
Deluxe 700 420 415 N/A N/A N/A Maindeck
Grand Deluxe 730 500 N/A N/A Request Request Maindeck forward
Excutive 760 530 N/A N/A N/A N/A Upper deck
Long Quan Suite 1,115 720 615 N/A N/A N/A Upper deck forward
Auco Suite 1,285$ Single879$ Double745$ Triple Upper deck after