Encounter the Komodo dragons of Indonesia, explore the Mekong delta, the Irrawaddy & Hoogly in and the gorges of the Yangtze
Bali & the Flores Sea | Few areas in Asia can match the cultural and natural diversity as can be found following the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands: towering active volcanoes, jungle clad mountain ranges, alternated by dry savannah lowlands, both teeming with wildlife, quiet coastal villages, emerald seas, megalithic cultures, colourful market places, tribal rituals and in addition a world of kaleidoscopic beauty under water.
Vietnam & Cambodia – the Mekong | The Mekong is the highway that connects Saigon to Siam Reap in the heart of Cambodia. Enjoy the sights of Saigon, see the internationally famous temples of Ankgor Wat and visit the floating villages, quaint towns and colourful markets that line the shores of this mighty river where rice paddies stretch endlessly to the horizon.
Myanmar – the Irrawaddy River | The writings of Somerset Maugham remind us of times past and colonial river travel on the Irrawaddy and its major subsidiary the Chindwin Todays modern river ships allow us to retrace in luxurious comfort the steps of those bygone travellers as we cruise along river banks lined with ancient pagodas, local artisan villages, iconic monuments and natural wonders.
India via the Hooghly River | Journey on the Hooghly on an Assam Bengal Navigation river boat (the name says it all) through the area where the British Raj under General Clive finally emerged victorious at the battle of Plassey from their nadir at the “black hole” of Calcutta
China – Yangtze River | The Yangtze is the 3rd longest river in the world starting in the mountains of Tibet and entering into the China sea at Shanghai. The most scenically impressive and most visited section comprise the 3 gorges of Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling located between Chongqing and Yichang at the end of which lies the worlds largest hydro power station- a potent symbol of China’s emergence as a modern state.
Our Expedition and Small Ship Cruises in Asia :-
Yangtze : Yangtze River Cruises : Sanctuary Retreats
India’s Golden Triangle and Hooghly River Cruise : Value Tours
Mekong River : Aqua Expeditions
Mekong River : Value World Tours
Myanmar : Road to Mandalay Cruise : Belmond
Myanmar : Irrawaddy & Chindwin River Cruises : Sanctuary Retreats
Myanmar : Golden Myanmar Irrawaddy Cruise : Value World Tours
Indonesia : Komodo Island & Rajat Ampat : Alila Purnama
Indonesia : Lombok Strait and to Komodo Island : Sea Trek