Asia River Cruising

There’s something whimsical about seeing the world from its rivers.  Sailing serenely past breath taking scenery and witnessing local life along the riverside puts you in touch with a country in a way no other experience can.  Convenient, comfortable and magical, it’s a great way to discover Asia!

River cruising is growing in popularity with more options available in Asia every year.  This is an enchanting way to see the highlights of each country and visit its fabled capitals:

  • Yangtze River cruises in China take you along the most scenic part of Asia's longest river. See the Three Gorges and the famous dam project on packages between Beijing and Shanghai.  12 to 18 days.
  • Mekong River cruises sail from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia,* with many stops along the way including Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  8 days or 13 to 22-day packages with additional land stays and tours.
  • Irrawaddy River cruises between Bagan and Bhamo, Myanmar call at such exotic places as Mandalay, Katha and Tigyang with pre and post-cruise Yangon. 14 to 19 days.  
  • The Ganges and the Golden Triangle including the Taj Mahal are featured on Uniworld's new India river cruise vacations, starting January, 2016. Sail from New Delhi to Kolkata. 13 days.

Most cruises are combined with land stays to see major cities and sights in addition to the time spent on the river. Pre and post-cruise Beijing and Shanghai are a feature of Yangtze River cruises, for example, while New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur form the five-day land portion of the new India river cruise vacations.

Enjoy a seamless experience as you combine transfers and land stays with your river cruise, expertly guided by our river cruise partners. You can add these additional destinations to create longer cruise packages:

  • Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels, Hanoi, and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam;  Angkor Wat, Cambodia;  Bangkok, Thailand and Luang Prabang, Laos to Mekong River cruises
  • Hong Kong, Guilin, Tibet and Mongolia to your Yangtze River cruise.
  • Inle Lake, Myanmar and Bangkok, Thailand  to your Irrawaddy cruise.

For details on the beautiful river ships sailing in Asia, see this month's cruising article.

Imagine seeing the highlights of Asia from the comfort and luxury of a river ship combined with well-orchestrated pre/post cruise land stays; a magnificent experience for your next vacation!

* Note that depending on the ship you choose and water levels, a motor coach journey might be necessary to and from your river ship in Cambodia.

Sunrise in Yangshuo. | Guilin, China



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