Stress can come from many things, such as a job, relationships, kids, or even just having a lot to do all at once. Everyone knows stress is not healthy and can have negative effects on the body and mind. What better way to distress than treating yourself to a luxurious cruise on The Au Co? There are many days in a year you will be working and running around, physically and mentally. Take a few of these precious days off and enjoy the specialized 3D2N cruise on The Au Co. If you can’t lose the work days, take a long weekend!
The Au Co already has a relaxing environment, but just to add some extra tranquillity to your experience, there is a wonderful spa service on board. Spoil yourself with a therapeutic massage, either in the spa room or among the natural beauty you will be surrounded by in the open-air spa area. Another amenity The Au Co provides to unwind is the open-air Jacuzzi. Imagine soaking in the soothing Jacuzzi water and enjoying a cocktail or drink of your choice while watching the sun set on Halong Bay. Your muscles will have no choice but to relax!
If you are an early riser and wish to clear your mind to start your day on Halong Bay, take a Tai Chi lesson with a professional! This calm group exercise is a great way to center yourself, and gain energy for a packed day of cruising and activities. Taking place at sunrise, you will be able to fully appreciate and experience the day ahead.
If food is the way to spoil and treat yourself, The Au Co is the ship for you. An authentic cultural experience is a big part of The Au Co philosophy, and food is a big part of Vietnamese culture. The menu on The Au Co is abundant with delicious and healthy food. Local ingredients are used such as fresh fish from the ocean and vegetables grown on The Au Co Green Farm on Cat Ba Island. You will have a chance to visit this farm in Viet Hai village on your second cruise day, and learn about the local community there.
Indulge your taste buds with the five element harmony philosophy. This ancient philosophy governs the way Vietnamese food is prepared, in which each dish is designed to stimulate the five fundamental taste senses; spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet. These are thought to correspond with the five fundamental elements; metal, wood, fire, water and earth. This unique philosophy is demonstrated in a five course meal, in which each flavour is meant to harmonize and balance with one another.
Life can be overwhelming and strenuous. A need for serenity and peace is a part of being human. It is not much to ask for a three day break from the chaos of everyday life. The 3 days 2 nights cruise on The Au Co truly is a fantastic little escape. If you are unable to leave the kids behind, do not worry! –we provide babysitters on board, so you can enjoy your trip with leisure. After easing your body and mind on The Au Co, you will be refreshed and revived, ready to handle anything life throws your way.