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Asia river cruises

Traveling through Asia is an enchanting experience, with unforgettable highlights and the experience of local life. Seeing it all can be hard, but river cruising is the ideal way to uncover these delights. Imagine checking into a luxurious cabin and unpacking just once, while all the sights and sounds come to you, with the conveniences of a boutique hotel at your fingertips. Enjoy impeccable service, spacious, air-conditioned cabins with private balconies on most cruises, and on-board facilities including restaurants and bars, sun decks, swimming pools and spas. It is common to stop at small villages and markets to experience local life. We use boutique ships, with high staff to passenger ratios and the chance to meet other travelers, and access areas on-shore where a larger group would not be able to go.

20 years Asia experience

Insider Journeys has been exploring Asia’s rivers for as long as we’ve been creating travel experiences - that’s 20 years and counting. In that time we’ve developed expertise that others just can’t match. With seven offices on the ground in Asia, we’re in a prime position to provide our travelers with a personalized service, while keeping up to date with the latest and greatest. Whether it’s sourcing the best local restaurants, the newest boutique touring options, great shopping tips, or just the security of knowing we are there whenever you need us - our local expertise is second to none.

The complete experience

Using our expert local knowledge we have combined each cruise with some unique touring on the ground. If you have time, we strongly recommend choosing one of these longer itineraries. Before and after the cruise, travel with a maximum of 15 other like-minded travelers, giving you access to places and people only a small group can offer with our expert, English-speaking local guides. Their passion for the region is inspiring, and you can expect experiences even the guidebooks don’t know about. If you would prefer to handpick your additional touring, we can tailor a package just for you.

Guaranteed departures

Being able to book your vacation well in advance ensures it is a stress free experience. Almost all of our Indochina itineraries are guaranteed, which means you can plan your trip with confidence, not waiting until the last minute for confirmations. This means that every departure, throughout the whole year is guaranteed, so you can safely lock in your airfares, pre and post-cruise hotels, transfers, transport, and tours. The great news is that we can do it all for you, so all that’s left to do, is look forward to the vacation of a lifetime.

Private balconies

Every cabin on most river cruises in Vietnam, Cambodia and China offer a private balcony for you to sit and enjoy the luxury of watching the incredible vistas float past.

Peace of mind

For complete piece of mind before your trip, while you are away, and even after you return, you have the full support of all of our offices and our business partners around the world. With sales offices in Australia, the UK and North America, and six operations offices across Asia, you can take comfort in the knowledge that we are always there for you, no matter what happens.

Asia river cruising is the ideal way to experience Asia. Let the sights of sounds of this magnificent region come to you, taking advantage of all the luxuries and service levels of a boutique hotel. On a Travel Indochina vacation you can look forward to personalized and expert service before, during and after your cruise.

Asia, away from the crowds:

In much of Asia, river cruising still remains a niche way to travel. On the Mekong will see a handful of other boats and the shore excursions take in areas of the country often missed on land-only tours.

Fair pricing, with everything included:

On a river cruise vacation you will know the cost before you leave home, with everything paid for in advance.

Private balconies and breathtaking scenery:

On every Cruise in Asia, we only choose ships that boast private balconies. Alone time is important on all journeys and it does not get much better than enjoying the soaring scenery of The Yangtze of the flood plans and rice paddies of The Mekong from the comfort of your own cabin.

A group of like-minded travelers:

Much of what we call travel is defined by the people we meet. Small boat river cruising is the perfect way to meet like-minded travelers. With offices here in North America as well as in the United Kingdom and Australia, you can look forward to enjoying the great rivers of Asia with travelers of similar interests.

Well-paced shore excursions:

Our river cruise itineraries use the finest ships available with a focus on shore excursions that offer genuinely authentic insights into the local cultures. All pre and post cruise arrangements also include touring options undertaken by trained Travel Indochina guides.

Luxury and service:

We only use the best possible cruise ships available. On The Mekong we have a long offered cruise itineraries on The Mekong’s two finest vessels, The Jahan and The Jayavarman with both offering unparalleled levels of luxury and service.