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3-Day Halong Bay and Gulf of Tonkin Cruise From Hanoi

Highlights
  • Overnight cruise of the Gulf of Tonkin from Hanoi
  • Visit the Surprise Cave, Cat Ba Island and Vung Vieng floating village
  • Admire the scenery of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay from the water
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3-Day Halong Bay and Gulf of Tonkin Cruise From Hanoi
From US$434.00
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Deluxe Cabin & Bus TransferMost Popular
3-day exclusive cruise trip with Deluxe Cabin and round-trip transfer by bus from Hanoi center to Halong City. 06 meals included: 02 breakfast - 02 lunch - 02 dinner.
US$434.00
Executive Cabin & Bus Transfer
3-day exclusive cruise trip with Executive Cabin and round-trip transfer by bus from Hanoi center to Halong City. 06 meals included: 02 breakfast - 02 lunch - 02 dinner.
US$518.00
Long Quan Suite & Bus Transfer
3-day exclusive cruise trip in the luxurious Long Quan Suite with round-trip transfer by shuttle bus from Hanoi center to Halong City.
US$733.00
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Overview
Spend a memorable three days cruising around Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay on this luxury cruise, including round-trip transfers by bus or seaplane from Hanoi (depending on option selected). Hop off to visit Surprise Cave; enjoy hiking or biking on Cat Ba Island; and kayak around the Viet Hai Lagoon, then take a bamboo boat cruise through the Vung Vieng floating village. Make the most of on-board activities too, like Tai Chi classes, squid fishing, a Vietnamese cooking class and a traditional tea ceremony.
What to Expect
Day 1:     Lan Ha Bay (L/D)
12.30:     Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise center, take rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise.
12.45:    Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the crew on board and receive the safety briefing.
13.00:    Let the vacation begin with a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Ha Long Bay passing by Chicken Crock, Finger Islet, Toad Islet…
15.00:    Explore Dark & Bright Cave by bamboo boat or kayak.
    Optional: Traditional massage (chargeable), sunbathing on board or swimming around platform in Dark and Bright Lagoon.
17.30:    Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free".
18.00: Traditional cooking demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant if weather does not allow) while The Au Co cruises back to overnight area.
19.30:     Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.
21.00:     Free time to be spent watching movies in the restaurant, squid fishing at reception area.

Day 2:     Ha long Bay – Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)
06.15:    Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee.
07.30:     Have breakfast on-board while The Au Co cruises through the Bay passing a lot of beautiful spots. It’s good time to take amazing pictures.
09.00:     Arrive at Cat Ba Island.  Cycling and exploring the tropical junk in national park with the guide from crew members.
10.30:    Return to the boat. Take time to relax.
12.00:     Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co slowly passes by beautiful karst towers.

14.30:    Our captain and chief engineer will show Bridge and Engine room. A special tour allowed by the captain.
15.00:    Visit Ho Ba Ham area by kayaking (If weather does not permit, alternative: Ang Du area).
16.30:    Back to the boat for relaxation on board.
17.30:    Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free on drinking).
19.30:    Enjoy the barbecue buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
21.00:    More free time to be spent watching movies in the restaurant, squid fishing at the reception area OR join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving session.

Day 3:     Halong Bay (B)
06.30:    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 Halong Bay.
07.00:    Take your time over breakfast.
08.00:    Explore one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay, beautiful stalactites and stalagmite in Surprise cave.
09.00:    Back to the boat, prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.30:    Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony before check-out.
10.45:    Disembark in Tuan Chau port.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Honeymoon in Halong Bay

I booked this cruise as part of our honeymoon in Vietnam/Cambodia and couldn’t be more pleased despite some issues with the booking. About a week and a half before the cruise (the day before our wedding), I received an email that there was an issue...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
This is a must!

What an experience! This is definitely the best place to see Halong Bay. The company are so professional and look after you in every way they can from picking you up to dropping you off. Our guide, Jessica, was extremely helpful and knew everything about...More

Thank Euan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic trip, great hosts and crew

We stayed with one family on a Bhaya Premium cruise hosted by Sunny and Henry - who I can’t recommend enough. The boat was perfect, well kept, great room, relaxing atmosphere and fabulous food. Being a 4 room boat, it was an intimate and personable...More

1  Thank FilliusFogg
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing trip!

Everything about this cruise is absolutely amazing! You'll be treated as royalty! Delicious food, super friendly staff, nicely decorated suite with private balcony, comfy bed, good shower, fun activities and perfectly organised. The organisation supports several local areas which we also visited. They have several...More

1  Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Wonderful people giving an awesome tour

We took this tour as part of a two week visit through Vietnam. While the government has not yet found a way to clean up Ha Long Bay and make is suitable for swimming, etc., the views through the tour are breathtaking. The staff do...More

Thank Edward Z
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Dan G
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You need to book the Auco, not the Classic
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