The Au Co Cruise

Halong Bay cruises - The Au Co overview, photo by Bhaya Cruises
Halong Bay cruises - The Au Co room, photo by Bhaya Cruises

Taking its name from the legendary young fairy –considered the Great Mother of Vietnamese, Au Co Cruise is among the most luxurious cruise ships operating in Halong Bay. The French architects have worked hard to give Au Co a beautiful fusion between Western and Eastern style, embedded in every single detail of the vessel’s interior and exterior details.

1. Itinerary

Day 1: Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay (L/D)

08.30Transfer to Halong Bay from your hotel in Hanoi.
12.30Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise centre.

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

13.30Acquaint yourself with the five elements cuisine with lunch on board, while The Au Co cruises leisurely towards the Vung Ha area.
15.30Visit the Vung Ha Beach for swimming and water activities.
17.30Take part in the cooking demonstration.
18.00Enjoy Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).

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

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

Day 2: Bai Tu 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.
07.30Have breakfast onboard while The Au Co cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09.00Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village by traditional bamboo boat.
11.15Take a tour at the Captain’s Bridge and the Engine Room.

Enjoy lunch in Ha Long restaurant while The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.


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.

16.30Kayak & swim in the Viet Hai Lagoon.
17.00Make the most of an extended Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free).
19.15Try the barbeque buffet in the restaurant while the boat is at anchor.
20.30End the day with a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing on the deck.
21.00Join our kitchen staff for the fruit carving sessions.

Day 3: Halong Bay (B)

06.30Start 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.
07.00Take your time over breakfast.
07.45Visit the famous Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
09.00Prepare for check out: passenger’s bags must be put in the corridor.
09.45Join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony then check-out.
10.45Disembark in Tuan Chau and leave for Hanoi.
15.00Return to Hanoi. End of service.

2. Inclusion & Exclusion


  • Welcome cocktail, entrance fee and sightseeing fee.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • Bike ride on Cat Ba Island.
  • Visit to Vung Vieng fishing village by rowing boat.
  • Visit to Sung Sot Cave.
  • Regular tea, coffee and drinking water during the cruise.
  • Kayaking equipment.
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges.


  • Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay.
  • 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.

3. Factsheet 

Download The Au Co factsheet here

No.47 Phan Chu Trinh str., Hoan Kiem dist., Hanoi
(+84) 439 334 545
(+84) 933 446 542
$483 /pax
(This is the reference price, which can vary by stage and by specific request. Please contact us for exact price.)
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Reviews & Comments
Bac Lieu, Vietnam
Kiều Hương

Average: 4 (1 vote)

21 Aug 2015


Ha Noi, Vietnam
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

17 Aug 2015

Dragon Legend features 24 luxury cabins, 4 decks with both inside and outside restaurants, spa, bar, sundeck area and other entertainment options. Each spacious cabin is an art of work with traditional decoration and modern facilities, private bathroom including jacuzzi, big sea view windows. Built on a steel frame at its highest safety level, the ship sets standards of safety to bring you a truly differential cruise experience of Bai Tu Long Bay. Really dummy text

Ha Noi, Vietnam
Good article

Average: 4 (1 vote)

17 Aug 2015

Good Cruise

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