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Three Asia River Cruises to Stimulate your Wanderlust

Posted March 18th, 2014

Are you ready for an exhilarating adventure to kindle your travel urge…  except you haven’t a clue where to go? Look no further than an APT Asia River Cruise. Offering numerous superior river cruises from vibrant places like India, Vietnam and China, there’s a majestic destination dish to satisfy every palate. Experience a voyage with like-minded travelers, exploring uninhabited locations whilst feasting on scrumptious Asian cuisines and beverages from the comfort of your private balcony. Forget the difficult jobs and stresses of travelling; aboard an APT cruise, your only job here is to relax and unwind.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Here are three Asia River Cruises to help you narrow down your search.

India, Lower Ganges River Cruise

Journey through the Lower Ganges and the banks of the Kerala Backwaters, India, with the new RV Ganges Voyager, launching in 2015. During your chosen Indian River Cruise vacation, see yourself immersed in unique landscapes and colourful communities travelling by land and river, while APT delivers a genuine guided tour of India. Two of the highlights in your cruise itinerary include an authentic cooking experience with a local chef inside the welcoming home of families in Delhi and an elephant polo match in Jaipur. Prior to this colourful occasion, you are given different traditional Indian attire to wear and keep; once dressed you are invited to the polo lawns where you'll meet the spirited elephants and their keepers; what an experience!

APT's 28-suite RV Ganges Voyager, premiering in 2015

Worried about the cruise ship life? You can let your hair down on your spacious river vessel that includes a personal ensuite bathroom with amenities, plasma screen television with on-demand movie system, friendly housekeeping service and a French balcony to view the picturesque views privately. With onboard meals featuring a plethora of Indian and Western dishes accompanied with local beverages during lunch and dinner; you will be left feeling content and energetic for your travels.

Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruise

Navigate the Lower Mekong River aboard the newest modern cruise ship, RV AmaLotus as you discover the vivacious culture of Vietnam and Cambodia. With APT now delivering small group excursions, you’re able to immerse yourself in the cultural lifestyle more intimately; just the way it should be. A perfect river cruise for the gourmet traveller, treat your palate to a three-course Vietnamese banquet by celebrity chef and APT Representative, Luke Nguyen and a culinary experience in Xu Restaurant, Saigon. After consuming delicious meals, you’re sure not to miss a beat with your friendly tour guides as you’ll be equipped with a lightweight headset with customised volume, the perfect technology to wear while experiencing iconic temples, Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom. Explore floating villages, charming towns and authentic food markets, ending your day capturing the sunset at it hits the horizon of multiple rice farms.

Local children in front of the RV AmaLotus, while cruising the Lower Mekong

China, Yangtze River Cruise

China, a large and ethnic wonderland is an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary culture, promising the curious traveller an adventure of a lifetime. Travel aboard the comfortable Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer as you happily make your way through the jaw-dropping Three Gorges region. Two highlights include walking along the famous and well-preserved, Great Wall of China as well as visiting the sweetest endangered Giant Pandas of Chongqing Zoo. Worried about getting sea-sick? Go aboard the most extravagant river ships and relax in style on the Yangzi Explorer. Participate in traditional Tai Chi exercises, mouth-watering Chinese cooking as well as authentic calligraphy or silk embroidery classes; with so many choices, your journey will be one not to forget!

Explore the Great Wall of China on an APT River Cruise

Ready to take on your next cruise adventure? Call one of our Cruise Specialists today on 1300 954 661. They guarantee the best APT river cruising fares, or you sail free!

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