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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  7 Night Cruises
8 day cruise with the APT AmaLotus to My Tho ,
8 day cruise with the APT AmaLotus to My Tho ,
7 Nights with the APT AmaLotus
 October 2018 - April 2019
p.p.from $4,090
Expedition from Ho Chi Minh City with the APT AmaLotus
Expedition from Ho Chi Minh City with the APT AmaLotus
7 Nights with the APT AmaLotus
 October 2018 - April 2019
p.p.from $4,190
Expedition from Kalewa with the Kindat Pandaw
Expedition from Kalewa with the Kindat Pandaw
7 Nights with the Kindat Pandaw
 08.12.2018
p.p.from On Request
Cruising from Mandalay with the Kalaw Pandaw
Cruising from Mandalay with the Kalaw Pandaw
7 Nights with the Kalaw Pandaw
 October 2018 - March 2019
p.p.from On Request
8 day expedition from Homalin to Kalewa
8 day expedition from Homalin to Kalewa
7 Nights with the Kha Byoo Pandaw
 July 2019 - September 2019
p.p.from On Request
  Magical Myanmar
Journey from Yangon to Mandalay via Sagaing
Journey from Yangon to Mandalay via Sagaing
14 Nights with the APT Samantha
 November 2018 - February 2019
p.p.from $9,495
15 day sail from Mandalay
15 day sail from Mandalay
14 Nights with the APT Samantha
 October 2018 - March 2019
p.p.from $9,495
Cruising from Mandalay with the Kalaw Pandaw
Cruising from Mandalay with the Kalaw Pandaw
7 Nights with the Kalaw Pandaw
 October 2018 - March 2019
p.p.from On Request
11 day expedition from Mandalay to Prome
11 day expedition from Mandalay to Prome
10 Nights with the Scenic Aura
 October 2018 - April 2019
p.p.from On Request
11 day voyage to Bagan from Mandalay
11 day voyage to Bagan from Mandalay
10 Nights with the Kalaw Pandaw
 October 2018 - March 2019
p.p.from On Request
  Last Minute
8 day cruise with the APT AmaLotus to My Tho ,
8 day cruise with the APT AmaLotus to My Tho ,
7 Nights with the APT AmaLotus
 October 2018 - October 2018
p.p.from $4,290
Expedition from Ho Chi Minh City with the APT AmaLotus
Expedition from Ho Chi Minh City with the APT AmaLotus
7 Nights with the APT AmaLotus
 October 2018 - October 2018
p.p.from $4,290
15 day sail from Mandalay
15 day sail from Mandalay
14 Nights with the APT Samantha
 18.10.2018
p.p.from $9,890
Trip with the Viking Emerald to Beijing from Shanghai
Trip with the Viking Emerald to Beijing from Shanghai
16 Nights with the Viking Emerald
 19.10.2018
p.p.from On Request
Cruising from Shanghai with the Viking Emerald
Cruising from Shanghai with the Viking Emerald
18 Nights with the Viking Emerald
 07.10.2018
p.p.from On Request
Our Recommendations
Harvey
Sail 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.

  • Shanghai - Beijing
  • Asian Rivers,Asia
  • November 2018 - November 2019

from $6,195
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Jan
8 day cruise with the APT AmaLotus to My Tho ,
Let APT take you on a beautiful 7 night cruise from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City. The port intensive cruise allows you to see the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, while also offering you plenty of things to do on board. Two nights in Phnom Penh give you the opportunity to really embrace the local culture
Our advice:
Enjoy the local Vietnamese cuisine, Pho and Nem are traditional favorites.

  • Siem Reap - My Tho (Ho Chi Minh City),
  • Mekong River, Asia,Asian Rivers,Asia
  • October 2018 - April 2019

from $4,090
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Cheryl
11 day expedition from Mandalay to Prome
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 - Prome
  • Asian Rivers
  • October 2018 - April 2019

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Asian River PortsTop Ports along Asian Rivers
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamfrom
$3,219

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.

Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Learn about the history of the city at Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • Experience Vietnamese culture at Ben Thanh Market
  • Visit Vam Sat Ecological tourist centre, complete with crocodile farm and more
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

Highlights of Vinh Long
  • Visit Viet Artisans and see local craft
  • Vinh Long Market
  • Cai Be Floating Market
Bagan, Myanmarfrom
$9,495

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.

    Highlights of Bagan
  • Explore the many temples of Bagan, bearing in mind the dress-code of no bare shouldres or knees
  • Take a hot air balloon trip for unforgettable views over Bagan
  • Explore both the Old and New Bagan to truly take in the culture of Bagan
Mandalay, Myanmarfrom
$9,495

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.

    Highlights of Mandalay
  • Bask in the grandeur of Mandalay Palace
  • Sample some delicious street food such as pork sticks known as 'Tut P'
  • Explore some of the unique monasteries such as Shwe In Bin Monastery
Yandabo, Myanmarfrom
$9,495

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.

    Highlights of Yandabo
  • Visit the spot where the Yandabo treaty was signed
  • Visit the pottery village to witness the craftsmanship involved in producing the clay pots
  • Enjoy the quaintness and slow pace of life of Yandabo
Tan Chau, Vietnamfrom
$4,090

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.

    Highlights of Tan Chau
  • Witness the craftmanship involved in producing the renowned Tan Chau silk
  • See the processes involved in producing the locally made mats
  • Explore the beautiful Cao Dai Temple, located near the harbour in Tan Chau
Asian Rivers

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.