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Southeast Asia is fast becoming a popular location to enjoy a river cruise. With an array of  stunning countryside, spectacular cities and ancient towns here’s a guide to our top river cruises in Southeast Asia.

Sunset on Mekong River in CambodiaSunset on Mekong River in Cambodia

Sunset on Mekong River in Cambodia

1. Toum Tiou Cruise – Mekong River :Cambodia and Vietnam, Siem Reap – Saigon (8 Days/7 Nights)

Discover Indochina along the Mekong river cruising between Siem Reap and Saigon. Not only can you sail the entire journey on the river but here you will  sail in close proximity to the riverline giving you an unobstructed view of the delightfully rustic existence of the people in the vicinity with spectacular views of the Mekong’s fauna and flora and diverse day-to-day life of the people and cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam.

2. Vat Phou Cruise –  Mekong River : Laos, Pakse- Pakse  (3 Days / 2 Nights)

Depart from Pakse in the early morning, heading south on a local longtail riverboat. Explore a the colonial city of Champasak and tour Wat Phou, a spectacular temple that dates back to a long time before the famous temples in Cambodia. Cruise towards the village of Houay Tomo. Hidden in the jungle behind the village, isolated and lost in the wilderness, is the spectacular temple of Oum Muang. Cruise futher south towards the 4000 Islands, a place where traditional rural life remains unchanged for centuries and then sail onto the serenity of the 4000 Islands area.

3. Amara River Cruise – Ayeyarwaddy River : Myanmar, Bhamo – Mandalay (7 Days/ 6 Nights)

View from Ayeyarwaddy River in Bagan.

View from Ayeyarwaddy River in Bagan.

Enjoy a 7-day escapade full of fun and excitement as you travel across the country and visit amazing sites. Get a chance to see the rare Ayeyarwaddy dolphins and be amazed at the beauty of the surrounding countryside. You will also embark on a journey to see ancient sites and monuments. This is one of the most enchanting rivers cruise you will ever do!

4. Anantara Cruise – Chao Praya River : Thailand : Bangkok – Ayutthaya (3 Days/ 2 Nights)

Indulge yourself on this sumptuous three day luxury cruise from Bangkok to Ayutthaya and back. Savor the gentle sights of rural Thailand from the stunning upper deck, and softly cruise to ancient temples, lost ruins, mystical cities, and enchanting palaces. Lose yourself in traditional riverside life as you experience a beautiful part of Thailand that demands your attention but lets you slip into deep relaxation.

5. Mekong Delta Cruise aboard the Bassac :Vietnam, Hanoi (3 Days/ 2 nights)

The Mekong Delta, or the ‘Nine Dragon River Delta’, is a vast region in Southeast Vietnam. On this two night tour, take a nights’ cruise aboard ‘The Bassac’ for a wonderful and leisurely exploration of the Mekong Delta. Following your journey, spend a night at the charming Victoria Hotel Can Tho which is situated on the banks of the Mekong River. From Ho Chi Minh it’s a 2.5-hour drive to Cai Be and 4.5-hour to Can Tho.

If you would like more information about any of the above river cruises visit www.asiatrips.travel or email info@asiatrips.travel.

About the Author

By aj / Administrator

on May 13, 2016

Aj is a born traveller and it's shows. He previously work as a flight attendant for over 6 years and has been been to over 30 countries from Barbados to Bangladesh, to Uganda to Uruguay, he has spanned the globe. He has also lived in the Middle East, Spain, Australia, Pakistan. Aj loves South East Asia the most and has been travelling to that part of the world for over 10 years where he has been currently living for the past 4 years. Aj is also AsiaTrips VP for Creative Travel and absolutely loves talking about travel and encourages others to travel and experience the world like he has. If you would like to contact Aj then please email him at aj@asiatrips.travel

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