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.
Sri Lanka and Maldives
Still relatively new to the tourist trail the island of Sri Lanka is a cultural Pandora’s Box. When paired with the fiercely protected natural beauty of the Maldives, this remarkable combination holiday will leave you inspired and refreshed.
Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle boasts Dambulla Cave Temples, the ancient city of Annuradhpura and the incredible Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Spot elephants on safari or explore medieval Polonnaruwa by bike to discover the distinct architecture commissioned by 12th Century kings.
Trek Sri Lanka’s Tea Country or get lost in the lanes of the walled town of Galle Fort with its boutique shops and cafes.
A 1.5 hour flight west and you’re in the world’s most magnificent archipelago; the Maldives. Powder white sand and turquoise waters abound creating a divers paradise as well as the perfect environment to kick back in a hammock.
Challenge an Indian subcontinent specialist to tailor-make your dream holiday on the Southern islands.