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Embark on a journey of a lifetime in these historically and culturally rich waters

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Asia Rivers Cruises

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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Expert Tips for cruising Asian Rivers

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River cruises through Asia provide an insight into the cultures and traditions of countries such as China, Myanmar and more. You will have the opportunity to uncover many architectural gems and the enchanting scenery of Asia. Enjoy spectacular views while exploring new destinations. Asian rivers often experience a dry season from November-February, but luckily most cruise companies can accommodate the low water, which makes cruising along Asian rivers a great experience all year round.

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Travel Tips for Asian Rivers

A cruise along one of the rivers in Asia is a must if you want to explore the authentic taste of this spectacular, unique and colourful part of the world. Sailing deep within the region means discovering its best hidden secrets, seeing the real traditions, meeting the ordinary people and experiencing the culture from within.

These are just some of the beautiful countries you can explore on a river cruise through Asia:

  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam
  • China
  • Cambodia

Asian River Cruise Lines

Asian Rivers attract some of the most famous and luxurious cruise lines in the world. The ships are quite small, meaning you will have an intimate cruise holiday with top-notch personalized service and, most importantly, stunning views to wake up and go to bed to.

  • Pandaw Cruises - an expert in Asian river cruises with a great fleet of small luxury vessels, Pandaw Cruises sails to some of the most exotic spots along the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers.
  • Viking River Cruises - one of the biggest river cruise lines in Europe with a couple of ships dedicated to sailing the Mekong and Yangtze Rivers. Viking is famous for having a lot of inclusions.
  • Scenic - an all-inclusive luxury river cruise line that ventures deep into the heart of Asia, exploring the biggest highlights of the Mekong and the Irrawaddy.
  • Avalon Waterways - a traditional European river cruise line with a long-standing history of relaxed luxury. Two of Avalon Waterways' dedicated ships will take you on a journey of a lifetime along the Irrawaddy, the Mekong and the Yangtze.

Most Popular Routes

The Mekong River is, traditionally, the most popular with the cruise lines and the cruisers. It flows along some extraordinary places that are high on people's bucket lists.

  • The Angkor Temples
  • Halong Bay
  • Phnom Penh
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tonle Sap Lake

The Best Time to Visit

Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular is known for its hot and humid climate.

If you don't want to be stuck inside your air conditioned cabin all day and would rather explore the beautiful sights of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, book your cruise for the months of November to February when its:

  • Dry
  • Cool

China's Yangtze River is most comfortable to cruise in the months of:

  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
These are considered to be the high season in the region and is characterized by higher prices. However, the cool comfortable weather makes a big difference to a cruise holiday.

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