VN12A Ha Long Bay with Au Co ( 3 days / 2 nights )
Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Day 1 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay
Drive through rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. Board the Au Co Cruise and sail leisurely to Cong Dam in Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy the mystic scenery of the bay while having lunch. Arrival Cong Dam, visit the floating village by traditional rowing boat. Freely join in Vietnamese tea ceremony while the Au Co cruises to the anchorage area in late afternoon. A special 5 elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water will be served. After dinner, enjoy a drink at Lan Ha bar or trying squid fishing with the crew.
Overnight on the Au Co Cruise [Lunch, Dinner]
Day 2 Bai Tu Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island
Start your day with an option of learning Tai Chi lessons on the sundeck and enjoying the beautiful bays before breakfast. A guided kayaking trip is prepared for you to paddle around Vung Ha area before cruising towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island. The afternoon is continued with a guided excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island and a visit to The Au Co organic farm. Return to The Au Co Cruise and start cruising while participate in cooking demonstration. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Ho Dong Tien area.
Overnight on the Au Co Cruise [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 3 Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Take a delightful morning cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay with a Tai Chi lessons. Take a guided visit of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave before returning to the dock in Tuan Chau. Drive back to Hanoi.
* OPTIONAL: Water puppet show at the village
While in the Red River delta, take in a traditional water puppet performance at a village. After leaving Ha Long Bay, take a scenic drive to a small village known as the birthplace of water puppetry in the Red River Delta. Take delight in watching an authentic outdoor water puppet performance while sampling local delicacies. Local artisans will then present you with a wooden water puppet as a souvenir. Drive back to Hanoi.