Aqua-expediation vessel on the Mekong River

Asian Boat Cruises

At See Asia Differently we believe that a cruise can really add to your travelling experience through Asia. Sit back and relax on the top deck and observe real traditional life pass you by. Travelling on board a boat gives you a totally different perspective allowing you to experience the country you are travelling through in a whole new way.

We are able to offer cruises of different levels, pricing points and river locations.

  • Myanmar (Burma): Irrawaddy River, Chinwin River, Irrawaddy Delta and the Mergui Archipelago
  • Cambodia: Mekong River and the Tonle River
  • Vietnam: Mekong River, The Red River (Song Hong), Ha Long Bay and Mekong Delta.
  • Laos & Thailand: Mekong River

Check out some of the sample tours that we can offer but if you don’t see the boat trip that you are interested in get in touch and we will do our best to put an itinerary together based on what you want.

The Rivers that we Navigate:

Chindwin River (Myanmar)

The Chindwin flows down from the Burma – Assam border area, its waters haven risen in the Himalayan foothills. It is the main tributary of the Irrawaddy and is 1,207km long. Of this about 1000km is navigable, but only in vessels that have the shallowest drafts.

Irrawaddy Delta (Myanmar)

The Irrawaddy Delta covers an area of over 1000 square miles. Originally a vast inhabited wetland and jungle, much of it was cleared and cultivated by the British who annexed Lower Burma in 1855.

Tonle River (Cambodia)

The Mekong’s main tributary is the Tonle River that flows down from the great Tonle Sap or “great lake” in central Cambodia that stretches100km from end to end. In the rainy season it quadruples in size flooding much of the surrounding plain

Ha Long Bay & the Red River (Vietnam)

The Song Hong or Red River rises deep in Yunnan mountains of south-west China to flow 714 miles (1,149km) across Northern Vietnam and to discharge into the the Gulf of Tonkin.

Mekong River (Cambodia & Vietnam)

The Mekong is the 12th largest river in the world flowing 4,350km from SW China to discharge into the sea through a vast delta in Vietnam. Discharging 16,000 cubic meters per second this great beast of a river actually flows through, or marks the border of six different nations.

Irrawaddy River (Myanmar)

The Irrawaddy in Burma ranks as only the 55th longest river in the world at 2,170km but is in the top ten rivers in terms of discharge at 13,000 litres per second. The river begins at the confluence of two rivers the N’mai (Nam Gio) and Mali Rivers in Kachin State.

The Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar)

The Mergui Archipelago with its 800 islands is one of those areas that remain almost totally unvisited by foreigners. Though now some live-a-board dive boats and yachts venture with special permission into the southern islands from their bases in Thailand, the bulk of the archipelago has remained unvisited since colonial times.

” An amazing holiday to Laos! From the moment we stepped off the plane in Vientiane all the way through to Luang Prabang we were looked after wonderfully. Overall our holiday experience was spot on and we couldn’t fault a thing, from the organisation to the quality of the guides. So much so we are in the process of looking to travel to Burma next year and we will definitely be using See Asia Differently again. We can’t wait! “

Ree O’Doherty (Ireland)

Our most popular Boat Cruises in Asia

Browse through our boat cruise suggestions and get some inspiration.
We can then tailor-make a holiday to Asia and include a boat cruise just for you!

Myanmar Boat Cruises

Myanmar Boat Cruises

5 to 15 Day Cruises

Cambodia & Vietnam Boat Cruises

Cambodia & Vietnam Boat Cruises

3 to 8 Day Cruises

Laos & Thailand Boat Cruises

Laos & Thailand Boat Cruises

3 to 11 Day Cruises


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