3-DAY HALONG BAY CRUISE WITH SEAPLANE TRANSPORT FROM HANOI

The fascinating combination of 3-day cruising Halong Bay and transportation by premium seaplane (Hai Au Aviation) from Hanoi promises to leave you amazed with the incredible view of the bay from the sky and at sea. Premium seaplane transportation together with unique cruise trip that offers countless opportunities to explore the exotic Halong Bay and to glimpse into the daily local life – join The Au Co for an exceptional experience of a lifetime.

Cruise highlight

  • Traveling from Hanoi to Halong Bay with ease and comfort by premium seaplane: 45-minute flight plus a 15-minute scenic tour to enjoy an incredible view of Halong Bay from the top.
  • Exceptional 3-day cruise to 3 bays and 1 Island (National Park of Cat Ba Island, Halong Bay, BaiTu long Bay, Lan Ha Bay.
  • Two nights on board with accommodation in luxurious cabin, private balcony, fully furnished bathroom and two-way air-conditioner
  • Biking on Cat Ba Island or walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island
  • Visiting a peaceful BaiTu Long Bay area by rowing boat
  • Swimming or Kayaking from secluded white-sand beaches
  • Exploring the most impressive grotto in Halong Bay
  • Savoring our chef selection of Vietnamese and international dishes
  • Join a glittering array of entertainment with Vietnamese cultural activities such as cooking class, folk songs, traditional games, etc.
  • Discount of 20% on all SPA services if booked before departure dates

DAY 1: HALONG BAY and LAN HA BAY (L/D)

08.30:  Start departure from Hanoi for Noi Bai airport.

10.00:  Depart for Halong from Noi Bai airport.

 

11.15:  Arrive at Bhaya Cruise Center in Tuan Chau Island

12.45:  Depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the onboard team and receive the safety briefing.

13.30:   Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards Lan Ha Bay area

15.30:   Visit Three Peaches Beach – Ba Trai Dao for swimming and other water activities.

Halong Bay panorama view

17.30:   Take part in the Vietnamese food cooking demonstration.

18.00:   Enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).

19.15:   Savour our five elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water while the boat is anchored for our overnight stop.

20.30:   Relax with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.

Kayaking through the lagoons in Halong Bay

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

07.00:   Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay while the ship begins slowly cruising.

07.30:   Have breakfast on board while The Au Co cruises in Ha Long Bay.

09.00:   Visit the famous Surprise Cave, Hang Sung Sot.

11.15:   Take a tour at the Captain’s Bridge and the Engine Room

Visiting Vung Vieng on bamboo boat

12.00:   Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Cat Ba Island.

Biking activity on 3-day Halong bay cruise tour

13.45:   Join a guided biking or hiking excursion through the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit The Au Co organic farm in Viet Hai Village. Another option is to use the electric trolley service available (at a bit of extra cost).
16.30:   Kayak & swim in the Viet Hai Lagoon.
17.00:   Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15:   Try the barbecue buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
20.30:   End the day with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
21.00:   Join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving sessions.

Fruits carved by the gifted hands of the Au Co staff

DAY 3: BAI TU LONG 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 Bai Tu Long Bay.
07.00:   Take your time over breakfast.
07.45:   Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village by traditional bamboo boat.
09.00:   Prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.45:   Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony then check-out.
10.45:   Disembark in Tuan Chau and leave for Hanoi.
15.00:   Return to Hanoi. End of service.

Included:

  • 1-way seaplane transport from Hanoi to Halong (45-minute flight plus 15-minute scenic tour over the Bay
  • 1-way transfer from Hanoi center to NoiBai airport
  • 1-way transfer from Bhaya Cruise Center (in Ha Long) back to Hanoi by private car
  • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee, and sightseeing fee
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin onboard The Au Co cruise
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts during the cruise
  • Bike ride on Cat Ba Island
  • Visit VungVieng by rowing boat
  • Visit Sung Sot Cave
  • Regular tea, coffee and drinking water during the cruise
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges

Excluded:

  • Visa arrangements
  • Beauty & Spa services
  • Other beverages, tips, and personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusion list

Notes:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without n
  • Flight schedules are subject to change due to weather, operating conditions or other issues deemed necessary by Hai Au Aviation and airline authorities without prior notice.
  • Meals onboard 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 a port authority.
  • Cat Ba Island may not be accessible on some days and shall be replaced by another attraction.
  • Wifi is available onboard for free of charge on the terrace deck. However, interruption is expected due to nature of internet signal at sea.

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