Asia Rivers Cruises

Embark on a journey of a lifetime. These historically and culturally rich waters, offer exotic sights, fascinating temples, and unique cultural experiences giving travelers a fresh perspective and insight into Asias diverse history.

Asian Rivers

Take on the enchanting rivers of Asia including the Ganges, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Yangtze and much more with an unforgettable river cruise. The rivers of Asia are the cultural and economic backbone of the continent as well as being of high spiritual importance. They support breath-taking scenery that has to be seen to be believed. What better way to do so than with a top class river cruise? From the majestic Mekong River to tropical jungles, the vibrant landscapes of Asia are sure to leave visitors captivated.

Indulge in world-renowned Asian cuisine from China to India. Get lost in the ancient wonders and sacred sites that span the continent including the Great Wall of China, the Pagodas of Myanmar and the temples of Angkor as well as the marvels of Vietnam and more. Experience the art deco architecture of Shanghai and witness the unique culture of Asia's pottery villages. Appreciate the bewildering wildlife on offer including the elephants in India and don't miss out on a trip to the Silk Road in Bukhara. Cruising through Asia's rivers will guide visitors to the hotspots of the fascinating continent and provide highly unique and unforgettable experiences.

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  Luxury Cruises
Cruising from My Tho , with the Mekong Pandaw
Cruising from My Tho , with the Mekong Pandaw
7 Nights with the Mekong Pandaw
 December 2019 - April 2021
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Cruise with Pandaw Cruises from My Tho ,
Cruise with Pandaw Cruises from My Tho ,
7 Nights with the RV Tonle Pandaw
 December 2019 - April 2021
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8 day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
8 day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
7 Nights with the Orient Pandaw
 December 2019 - March 2020
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Sailing to Kalewa from Monywa
Sailing to Kalewa from Monywa
7 Nights with the Kha Byoo Pandaw
 December 2019 - February 2020
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Journey with the RV Tonle Pandaw to My Tho , from Kampong Cham
Journey with the RV Tonle Pandaw to My Tho , from Kampong Cham
7 Nights with the RV Tonle Pandaw
 December 2019 - April 2023
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  Magical Myanmar
8 day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
8 day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
7 Nights with the Orient Pandaw
 December 2019 - March 2020
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8 day expedition from Mandalay
8 day expedition from Mandalay
7 Nights with the Pandaw II
 January 2020 - April 2021
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11 day trip to Bagan from Mandalay
11 day trip to Bagan from Mandalay
10 Nights with the Scenic Aura
 December 2019 - April 2020
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Voyage from Yangon to Mandalay via Pakokku,
Voyage from Yangon to Mandalay via Pakokku,
10 Nights with the Scenic Aura
 December 2019 - March 2020
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8 day cruise with the Orient Pandaw to Bagan
8 day cruise with the Orient Pandaw to Bagan
7 Nights with the Orient Pandaw
 December 2019 - March 2020
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  Last Minute
Cruising with the Viking Mekong  to Ho Chi Minh City from Kampong Cham
Cruising with the Viking Mekong to Ho Chi Minh City from Kampong Cham
8 Nights with the Viking Mekong
 December 2019 - December 2019
p.p.from $8,795
Cruising from My Tho , with the Mekong Pandaw
Cruising from My Tho , with the Mekong Pandaw
7 Nights with the Mekong Pandaw
 28.12.2019
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Cruise with Pandaw Cruises from My Tho ,
Cruise with Pandaw Cruises from My Tho ,
7 Nights with the RV Tonle Pandaw
 29.12.2019
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8 day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
8 day cruise from Bagan to Mandalay
7 Nights with the Orient Pandaw
 December 2019 - January 2020
p.p.from On Request
Sailing to Kalewa from Monywa
Sailing to Kalewa from Monywa
7 Nights with the Kha Byoo Pandaw
 December 2019 - January 2020
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Cruising with Viking River Cruises from Shanghai to Beijing
This 2 week expedition with Viking takes you through some of China's lesser know regions. This trip includes hotel stays in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing ensuring that you have the most relaxing holiday possible. Be sure to do a complimentary shore excursion with a local expert to discover more about your destination.
Our advice:
Use the last 3 nights in Beijing to explore the capital of China. The Forbidden City, a UNESCO Heritage Site is the biggest highlight.

  • Wuhan - Chongqing
  • Asian Rivers
  • March 2020 - November 2020

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Voyage with Avalon Waterways from Phnom Penh
Let Avalon Waterways take you on a beautiful 7 night cruise from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy an exciting port heavy itinerary through Cambodia and Vietnam, a truly eye opening cultural experience.
Our advice:
Enjoy the local Vietnamese cuisine, Pho and Nem are traditional favorites.

  • Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Mekong River, Asia,Asian Rivers
  • 19.12.2019

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11 day trip to Bagan from Mandalay
Enjoy 11 days on the scenic Irrawaddy River and explore beautiful Myanmar. With authentic local cuisine served on board, Scenic cruises totally immerses you in your adventure. Visit the magnificent Buddhist temples in the province of Sagaing and check out the spectacular views from the hilltops.
Our advice:
Make sure you take in as much of the authentic local entertainment & cultural highlights as you can - there is no shortage!

  • Mandalay - Bagan
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  • December 2019 - April 2020

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Top Ports along Asian Rivers
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamfrom
$842

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's largest city. Until 1975, the city was known under the name Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City is located north of the Mekong Delta on the west bank of the Saigon River. There are attractions such as the Reunification Palace, the French-built 'Notre Dame' Cathedral, as well as numerous theaters and parks. The Reunification Palace is widely seen as a symbol of the end of the war and guided tours of the palace are highly recommended. Ben Thanh Market is an ideal spot for trying authentic Vietnamese cuisine and local crafts.

Ha Long Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnamfrom
$4,700

The port of Cai Lan opens its doors to the wonders of Vietnam, including Ha Long Bay. The bay is located in northern Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin. Since 1994, the bay has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What makes Ha Long Bay unique is its abundance in caves and grottoes and estimated 1,600 limestone islets and rock formations. Many of the beaches can only be accessed during low tide.

Chau Doc, Vietnamfrom
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Chau Doc is located a few kilometers from the border with Cambodia and is characterized by a bustle and market sentiment by the city's riverside. The temple of Chau Doc and the 230-meter-high Sam Mountain are popular tourist destinations in the city. A breathtaking view of the Mekong Delta of Cambodia can be seen from the mountain summit.

Vinh Long, Vietnamfrom
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Vinh Long a city and the capital of Vinh Long Province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. A number of canals run through Vĩnh Long, with tall vehicular bridges crossing them. The city is lush with fruit orchards and tropical plants. Tourists can relax and unwind in hammocks swinging under a coconut tree. A trip to the markets lets you explore the local cuisine such a Nem - fresh spring rolls or Pho

Bagan, Myanmarfrom
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Bagan is a beautifully preserved royal city, which lies on the east bank of the Irrawaddy. Thanks to its favourable location, the city gained prosperity through trade with China over the years. The city has always been known as a hotspot for archaelogical findings. There are hundreds of ancient temples in Bagan, many of which have been preserved by UNESCO. A fantastic way to view the temples is via hot air balloon tour. The village has been divided into Old and New Bagan. Bagan itself is continuing to expand as more and more visitors come to the area.

Mandalay, Myanmarfrom
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Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Myanmar offers a number of attractions to visit both around the center, and closer to the riverside. Add palaces, churches, temples, mosques, or pagodas to the agenda while visiting the city. Mandalay also has its very own palace, built in the '90s to mimic the original palace which was built in the 1850s. Myanmar is a popular spot for many Asian river cruises. Visitors to Myanmar can expect to find lively markets as well as well as a colourful street food scene.

Tan Chau, Vietnamfrom
$7,495

Tan Chau is located in Vietnam's An Giang Province, along the Mekong River in the South-East of the country. Tan Chau is known globally for the high quality silk produced in the region. Visitors to Tan Chau usually enjoy the unique experience of witnessing the craftsmanship involved in producing silk. Visitors to the region also have the opportunity to witness locals making mats from palm leaves and reeds.

Yandabo, Myanmarfrom
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Yandabo is a small port village located along the banks of the Irrawaddy River, in between Mandalay and Bagan. Yandabo is highly regarded for the pottery produced in the village. Many locals make beautiful pottery pots which are made using clay from the banks of the river.The pots are a key part in maintaining the local economy and are shipped and sold throughout Myanmar Yandabo is also the spot of an important moment of history. In 1826, along the banks of the river, the Yandabo Treaty was signed by the Burmese and the British to end fighting between the countries.

Salay, Myanmarfrom
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Salay is a city in Myanmar located to the south of Bagan, along the banks of the Irrawaddy River. The river banks are the main hub of activity in Salay. The city's streets are lined with many colonial buildings. The city is recognised as being a center of religion, due mainly to the presence of many impressive structures such as monasteries, Pagodas and more. A popular attraction in the area is the Yoke Sone Kyaung, known for the unique wooden carvings which adorn the monastery.

Mingun, Myanmarfrom
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Mingun, located along the Irrawaddy River., is an ancient town in Myanmar. Mingun is a popular excursion for those on river cruises in nearby Mandalay. A main tourist attraction of the area is the Mingun temple, the incomplete stupa whose construction began in 1790 by King Bodawpaya but was never completed due to legends that upon completion either the King would die or a devastating event would take place in the country. Mingun is also home to the worlds largest and functioning ringing bell which is well worth seeing.

Pakokku, Myanmarfrom
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Pakokku is the largest city in the Magway Region of Myanmar and found on the Irrawaddy river. The city itself is quiet and traditional. The remains of the ancient city of Pakhangyi are a short drive away. Here you can find the oldest surviving wooden monastery in Myanmar as well as old city walls and a museum. Pakokku is also home to the Shwe Ku Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist temple which is also home to a local festival every May

Sagaing, Myanmarfrom
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Sagaing is the capital of the Sagaing Region in Myanmar. It is an important center of of religion, and is home to many different Buddhist monasteries. One the royal capital under the reign of King Naungdawgyi, the city skyline is dotted with magnificent white and gold pagodas. Take a walk up the winding steps to the vista points and take in the spectacular landscape below.

Chongqing, Chinafrom
$6,395

Chongqing is one of the five national central cities of China. It offers great sights such as the vast temples of Baidicheng, the Qutang Gorge, the Great Hall and the beautifully lit Chaotianmen Bridge. Chonqguing is also known due to its proximity to the Three Gorges, hydropower dam, the largest of its kind worldwide. The Three Gorges are a popular cruising spot for Asian river cruises along the Yangtze River. The Three Gorges Museum is also located here, showing artifacts which reflect the local culture of the area and provide information about the Three Gorges dam project.

Koh Okhna Tey, Cambodiafrom
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Koh Okhna Tey, or “Silk Island” as it is often referred to, is an Island in southern Cambodia, in the province of Kandal. It is connected to another island, Koh Dach by an old metal bridge. The island naturally gets its nickname from its tradition silk industry. Walking through the village you’ll see woman on the porch of their houses weaving and are often happy to see visitors. Those who speak English are happy to tell you all about their honoured tradition, including stories from the history behind it. The river bed is dotted with picnic areas and cheap food stalls, so you can enjoy a bite to eat either under the sun or in a shaded hut. Koh Okhna Tey is an island steeped in a well-preserved culture, where a traditional way of life is enough for the locals.

Shibaozhai, Chinafrom
$6,395

Shibaozhai can be found along the banks of the Yangtze River. It is a large hill with a striking red temple on top, which was built in the mid 1700's. A pavillion offers visitors a walkway to climb the steep hill and visit the unique temple whcih has approximately 12 floors. Shibaozhai is easily accessible due to works carried out as part of The Three Gorges dam project due to Shibaozhai 's location between the Three Gorges and Chongqing.

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Why Cruise along Asian Rivers?

Asia has a mystical and fascinating history and passengers get to experience this by visiting stunning temples and sights as part of onshore excursions. Its sounds and smells make for a rich and vibrant experience for any traveller and there is no better way to experience Asia than in the luxury of an opulent river vessel.Some of the best cruise is Asia are along the Mekong River. Experience up to 6 different countries and culture all on one cruise. For the best Asian ocean cruises have a look at our selection on our Asian cruise section. For all the best deals and information talk to our cruise experts today by calling 1300 887 590.