Au Co Cruise Lan Ha Bay 3 Days 2 Nights

Embark on an enchanting voyage through Lan Ha Bay with The Au Co Cruise. Discover captivating Viet Hai Village, immerse in Tai Chi at sunrise, explore Trinh Nu Cave, and savor exquisite dining experiences.

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Embark on an enchanting voyage through Lan Ha Bay with The Au Co Cruise. Discover captivating Viet Hai Village, immerse in Tai Chi at sunrise, explore Trinh Nu Cave, and savor exquisite dining experiences. Let this meticulously crafted 3-day itinerary immerse you in the tranquility and beauty of Halong Bay’s UNESCO Heritage Site.


Day 1: Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Lan Ha Bay.

At about 8:00 – 8:30AM, our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Depart for Halong City.

11:45 AM: Arrive at the Bhaya Cruise Center, located within the Tuan Chau Marina. Take a moment to relax in the private lounge exclusively accessible to The Au Co passengers. Step aboard The Au Co and visit your cabin before heading to the Halong Restaurant. There, you’ll receive a safety briefing from the Cruise Manager and the crew while enjoying a refreshing welcome drink.

1:00 PM: Embark on an extraordinary journey as The Au Co sets sail towards the southeast of Halong Bay. Enjoy a delectable fusion lunch while cruising, with the stunning Trong Mai Islet passing by as your backdrop.

2:45 PM: Arrive at Cat Ba Island and choose a bicycle to explore Viet Hai Village. This quaint village is nestled in the heart of Cat Ba National Park. Take a break at Bhaya Café, where you can enjoy a beverage and learn about Bhaya Cruises’ commitment to corporate social responsibility through projects like “Viet Hai Community Farm” and “Save the Langurs.”

4:15 PM: Bid farewell to the picturesque village and return to the ship’s anchored location. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the emerald lagoon surrounding Viet Hai pier. Return to the boat to freshen up as it cruises towards the designated anchor point.

5:30 PM: Take part in a delightful cooking or fruit carving demonstration on the sundeck, or in the restaurant if weather conditions require. Marvel at the enchanting sunset over Halong Bay while enjoying Happy Hour deals, including a buy one get one free offer on a wide selection of drinks.

7:15 PM: Delight in a beautifully crafted set-menu dinner served in the restaurant, savoring the exquisite flavors and culinary artistry.

9:00 PM: The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Sip on cocktails while soaking in the ambiance on the sundeck, or engage in squid fishing on the main deck after dinner. Finally, retire to your cabin for a restful night’s sleep, surrounded by the tranquility of Halong Bay.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay.

6:15 AM: Begin your day by revitalizing your body and mind with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson as the sun gracefully rises over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site. Complimentary coffee and tea are served in the restaurant to give you an extra boost, ensuring you’re energized for the day ahead.

7:30 AM: Indulge in a hearty breakfast served in the restaurant as The Au Co cruises through picturesque Lan Ha Bay, making its way towards Cat Ba Island.

9:00 AM: Arrive at Cat Ba Island, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the captivating Viet Hai Village. Accompanied by our knowledgeable in-house tour guides, hop on a bicycle and pedal your way through the heart of Cat Ba National Park. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit an ancient Vietnamese house and learn about Bhaya Cruises’ commitment to corporate social responsibility through projects like the “Viet Hai Community Farm” and “Save the Langurs.”

11:00 AM: It’s time for a delightful village-style lunch, served in the serene Bhaya Café. Nestled amidst lush greenery, this peaceful space offers the perfect backdrop for a culinary experience. Participate in a cooking class and savor the flavors of your lunch in this idyllic setting.

12:30 PM: Bid farewell to the enchanting Viet Hai village and return to the anchorage where The Au Co awaits. Take a refreshing dip in the emerald lagoon surrounding Viet Hai pier or head back to the ship to relax and recharge.

2:00 PM: The ship sets sail towards the heart of Halong Bay, guiding you through breathtaking landscapes that will leave you in awe.

3:30 PM: Prepare to be mesmerized as you explore the renowned Cua Van Floating Village. Choose between kayaking or taking a traditional rowing boat to navigate this captivating destination situated in the heart of Halong Bay. Its scenic beauty has earned accolades from Travel & Leisure Magazine, making it one of the world’s most stunning destinations.

4:45 PM: Return to The Au Co and enjoy some leisure time to unwind. Pamper yourself in the Jacuzzi onboard as the ship finds its anchorage for the night.

5:00 PM: The Lan Ha Bar reopens its doors, inviting you to indulge in Happy Hour. Take advantage of promotional offers on a selection of drinks and enjoy complimentary snacks as you savor the moment.

5:30 PM: Embark on a captivating bridge tour led by the Captain and gain insights into the inner workings of The Au Co. Additionally, the Chief Mechanic will guide you through an engrossing engine room tour, providing a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes.

7:15 PM: Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Halong Bay at night while relishing a sumptuous dinner. Depending on the weather, dinner will be served on the sundeck or in the restaurant, allowing you to savor the flavors while being surrounded by the beauty of your surroundings.

8:30 PM: Unwind in the comfort of your cabin, embracing the tranquility of the night. Alternatively, mingle with fellow travelers at the Lan Ha Bar, enjoying refreshing drinks and engaging conversations. For those seeking a unique experience, participate in the squid fishing program on the first deck after dinner.

As the day comes to a close, retire to your cabin for a restful night’s sleep, serenaded by the gentle sounds of Halong Bay.

Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Tuan Chau – Hanoi.

6:15 AM: Begin your day by rejuvenating your body and spirit with a refreshing Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck, basking in the sunrise over the acclaimed UNESCO Heritage Site. If you need a pick-me-up, complimentary coffee and tea are served in the restaurant during this time. Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant as The Au Co continues its tranquil cruise towards the center of Halong Bay.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Trinh Nu area by kayaking or exploring the captivating Trinh Nu Cave. This remarkable cave spans an area of 2,000m2 and boasts breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites, illuminated by natural sunlight. Return to The Au Co and prepare for the checkout process.

Delight in a sumptuous buffet brunch served in the Halong Restaurant as the ship leisurely cruises back to the harbor, passing by the enchanting Ngon Tay Islet.

10:30 AM: Bid farewell as you disembark at Tuan Chau International Marina, concluding your unforgettable journey aboard The Au Co.


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.

Meals on board are fusion. Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guest should advise of any special food reference, allergies or dietary requirement at least 1 week prior to the cruise date.

Halong bay cruise tours

Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity holidays in Vietnam. Most of our trips are private customized, and specially designed for small group tours, family vacations. The itinerary above is only a sample that can be further customized to better fit your requirements. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect adventure.

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Halong City, Hanoi

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Itinerary disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.


Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.


Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation.
  • Tour leader.
  • Local porter(s).
  • International travel insurance.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.


Our drivers don’t speak English. It’s possible that a few of them might know some basic words, such as telling time, stop, and lunch. If you’re looking for effective communication throughout the journey, we highly recommend booking a tour guide.

Trip routes

Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, Lotussia Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.


Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.


Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.


As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).


In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.


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