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Glide past beautiful limestone karsts on a Halong Bay Cruise
Hanoi & The North

Halong Bay Cruise, Vietnam

There are not many places in the world that have been recognised twice by UNESCO but Halong Bay is one and therefore understandably commands more of your time. Most visitors allocate one night but this is almost to undermine its unique place in the world and we urge you to stay longer in a place that really does deserve your attention.


Halong Bay Cruise


If time is limited you can of course stay for one night, this will give you a fabulous taster of what lies in store and our suggestion for this would be aboard the Halong Jasmine. The Jasmine takes a wider sweep of Halong Bay and therefore manages to avoid many of the other boats that share the bay. She is a newly built wooden junk with an atmospheric 1930’s Indochine-style décor throughout. There are 24 air-conditioned cabins, which are beautifully finished, a restaurant, lounge and bar and a sundeck – perfect for early morning Tai Chi amidst the serene and misty majesty of the limestone karsts. 

For those who can stay longer, the Au Co is quite simply the most luxurious vessel in Halong Bay and she offers a totally unique experience cruising across the Gulf of Tonkin. State-of-the-art in terms of design and safety, she takes her inspiration from traditional Vietnamese themes which sit in perfect harmony with a modern design. 32 cabins and suites come complete with rain showers and a private balcony. Cuisine is in the form of a unique five elements food concept.


Au Co heads into the lesser explored regions of Halong Bay where you will glimpse the lives of local people and enjoy countless opportunities to explore the most exotic and magnificent of destinations. 

Your three day cruise aboard Au Co will take you through the three bays of the Gulf of Tonkin; Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, and Cat Ba Island. Explore with guided expeditions to floating villages and kayak past karst rocks and lagoons before enjoying a cooling dip in the emerald waters of the bay. On-board there are a wealth of activities to keep you occupied; Tai Chi, Vietnamese cooking classes and a cultural introduction to an ancient tea ceremony.


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