While river cruise ships can take you through the hearts of many places around the globe, deciding where to go and when to go can often be overwhelming. That’s where we come in.

Myanmar River Cruise on the Irrawaddy

Steeped in mystery, the Myanmar River cruise is one of the newest and most quickly-emerging river cruise itineraries. These are journeys for the experienced traveler; most itineraries will begin in nearby Bangkok, Thailand and will feature plenty of intra-Asia flights in order to complete the itinerary successfully. But the rewards for doing so are plentiful. In historic Mandalay, guests will get to explore the cities numerous monasteries and pagodas, including the sprawling Mandalay Palace that was constructed between 1857 and 1859.

Elsewhere, guests can visit the glorious treasures of Bagan, see the Thiri-ya-kittiya archeological site in Pyu, and immerse themselves fully in Burmese culture, history and traditions.

Operating Period: January – December

Highlights:

Monuments of Pagan, terracotta pottery at Yandabo village, visit to Bagaya Kyaung – a 200 year old monastery made of teak wood carvings, painted temples of Amarapura, visit to colonial town of Katha.

Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River Cruise

While most of these departures are longer overland tours that typically either begin or end in Hanoi (for spectacular Ha Long Bay), some cruise lines also offer up their Mekong voyages as a weeklong cruise-only option. These begin in Siem Reap, Cambodia and end in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (or reverse). A Mekong River Cruise takes you through Vietnam and Cambodia. The Mekong river cruise has emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s hottest river cruises.

The staple of these cruises is the opportunity to visit major sites like Phnom Penh, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, but quite often it is the floating villages and humble dwellings that line the Mekong that make the biggest impression. The way of life here is a mixture of traditional agriculture interspersed with modern technology, so expect to see a lot of farmers working in fields with their hands while answering their iPhones.

Operating Period: January – December

ROUTES :

Option 1 :

Saigon  – My Tho – Cai Be –  Sa Dec – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Kampong Cham – Chhlomg – Krate – Siem Reap

Highlights:

Colorful floating market of Cai Be,

Option 2:

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Duong River – Ninh Giang – Hanoi – Lower Red River – Lo River – Da River – Hoa Binh

Highlights:

Limestone Islands beyond Halong Bay , commercial river life at Pha Lai, Watter puppet show and village walkabout at Thanh Ha, Stork’s Island, Hanoi Hilton – a notorious Vietnam war prison, Hanoi market visits, Bat Trang ceramic village, Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas, Hung Lo temple

China & the Yangtze River Cruise

Sailing the powerful Yangtze River, these voyages typically begin in Beijing and finish in Shanghai (or vice-versa) and include between six and 11-day voyages by river cruise ship. Some longer voyages even include an overland stop in vibrant Hong Kong. Most China river cruises are also cruise-tours, and it’s worth noting that these itineraries can involve a substantial amount of flying to and from different locales, particularly if you elect to do one of the itineraries that include a multi-night visit to the Tibetan city of Lhasa. Lhasa is home to the famous Potala Palace, the former home of the Dalai Lama and today a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Operating Period: March – November

Routes: 

Shanghai – Yichang – Xiling Gorge – Wu Gorge–Shennv Stream–Qutang Gorge – Shibaozhai – Chongqing (Disembarkation)–Lhasa, Tibet – Xi’an –  Beijing

Highlights :

Tour of China’s trade center Shanghai , a tour of the Three Gorges Dam site, Travel to Lhasa, visit the Forbidden City with its Imperial Palace in Beijing, walk along the incomparable Great Wall of China.

India River Cruises – Brahmaputra & Kerala River Cruises

Assam….. a rich, green land of rolling hills, plains and dense forests, is the gateway to the northeastern part of India. The mighty Brahmaputra River that has its origin near Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash, prayed to by four religions of Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpas, charts its course through Tibet, Assam and Bangladesh. Assam, the mystic land of blue hills and beautiful rivers, is renowned for its tea, rich flora and fauna. The Brahmaputra River is the only navigable river in the world from which you can see 7400 mtrs high, snow covered Himalayan mountains. It is also the only river, apart from the Zambezi River in Africa, from which elephant, jeep and boat safaris are conducted. The visit to temples, tribal villages, monasteries, ancient palaces and tea estates gives a great “Living Cultures” experience.

Operating Period:  November – April

Routes: 

Guwahati – Silghat – Kaziranga National Park – Majuli River Island – Sibsagar

Highlights :

Visit to the tantric temple of Kamakhya & Peacock Island in Guwahati, Yoga on the deck, Tea Factory Visit, Jungle Safaris in Kaziranga National Park, Visit to weaving village, Boat safari , Visit to the erstwhile Ahom Kingdom capital of Sibsagar.

Kerala – here cannot be a better way to enrich oneself with life of the people of the land of this immensely rich state of Kerala in South of India, than to visit them at such close quarters in the moving house boats. We give you this in immense comfort of our two River cruise boats – Sauver Nigam (2 cabins on twin sharing basis) and Vaikundam (9 cabins on twin sharing basis) the largest as on date on the back waters and ideal for group travel. If you are looking for a unique Kerala Backwater cruise for your group, then the Vaikundam is the perfect choice. If, however, you are looking for a more exclusive experience with just your family, then Sauver Nigam is the house boat of choice.