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Tailor-make your cruise in Southeast Asia

Sometimes, the best way to experience a destination is by water - whether it's on the ocean or a mighty river.

Depending on the country, you can enjoy either a relaxing and comfortable cruise on one of the world's great rivers, such as the Mekong, or an adventure cruise on the open sea around a place like Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam.

Whichever you choose, you will avoid the normal hustle and bustle of land-based travel, which leaves you free to observe the local culture, wildlife and scenery at a pace more in keeping with your surroundings.

Adventure cruising explained

Adventure cruises typically operate in coastal waters and therefore the vessels tend to be larger than those which operate solely on calmer rivers. Cruises vary in length from one to three days, during which you will be able to explore rugged coastlines, discover deserted beaches and experience some of the best diving and snorkelling in Southeast Asia.

Adventure cruising in Indonesia

Adventure cruising in Vietnam

River cruising explained

Travelling by river is the traditional means of transportation in many areas of Southeast Asia and a great way to observe everyday life, wildlife, and the scenery.

Notable river journeys include travelling aboard paddle steamers along the Ayeyarwaddy River in Myanmar, the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia, and the River Kwai in Thailand. There are also shorter day and overnight trips, generally on small vessels that navigate the rivers of Laos, Malaysian Borneo and Kalimantan.

Generally, you will have a boat to yourself for most excursions.

River cruising in Myanmar

River cruising in Thailand

River cruising in Indochina

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