Asia is a stunning continent with huge areas of coastline, so there is no better way to explore Asia than by boat! Here are our top six cruises, personally selected by Asia specialist Nathan, to inspire your very own boat trip around some of Asia’s most iconic and beautiful sites.
The Mekong Delta or ‘Cu Long’ meaning ‘Nine Dragons’ refers to the tributaries that feed the iconic Mekong River on its journey towards the South China Sea. It is a working ecosystem and an integral part of daily life away from the big cities.
Originating in the snow-capped mountains of the Tibetan plateau the Mekong River rushes through Laos and Thailand and slows and widens in Cambodia and Vietnam. The rich and fertile environment nurtures orchards, sugarcane plantations, rice paddies, fish and flower farms.
Absorb the perpetual story of local life unfolding along the banks from the charming colonial suite aboard your intimate cruise boat. Take in the legendary UNESCO listed Angkor temples, beautifully preserved Luang Prabang, Cambodian Capital Phnom Penh, the lively floating markets where you can try local exports or Ho Chi Minh City dotted with icons of modern history and colonial French influence.
Challenge an Imagine Asia specialist to design your tailor-made, enviably slow-paced holiday and Mekong cruise.