Some of the world’s greatest rivers and most scenic coastlines can be found in Asia and a cruise amongst them shows you the landscapes, history and culture of some extraordinary destinations at a supremely relaxing pace.
Many of our tours feature a short cruise and for many people they are the highlight of their entire trip. Let us show you how to enjoy Asia's great waterways on a Wendy Wu tour.
The Yangtze River has been the lifeline of China for millennia and cruising on this mighty river slows down the pace of your tour and helps you to see China from a new perspective. All you have to do is sit back and admire the steady flow of history and heritage that survives along the Yangtze's banks as you wind your way through impressive gorges and cliffs.
Yangtze cruise generally last between three and four nights sailing between Chongqing and Yichang
Our most popular Yangtze cruise tour: Wonders of China
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Consisting of countless, crisscrossing waterways, the lushness and abundance of the Mekong Delta is astounding – a patchwork of rice paddies, orchards, palm trees, sugar cane plantations and vegetable fields. The water is always a hive of activity, be it a floating market - boats plying the water piled high with local produce, fishermen angling for their daily catch, or water buffalo wallowing in the shallows. Explore the delta on our brand new ship – the Victoria Mekong
Mekong Delta cruises generally last between three and four nights sailing between Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Cai Be in Vietnam
Our most popular Mekong Delta cruise tour: Classic Mekong
Yes we know Halong Bay is not a river but we couldn't feature Asia's great cruises and not include it could we? Standing peacefully amongst the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the only way to explore the sheer, karst pinnacles of Halong Bay is by boat. This often otherworldly destination is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has a wealth of caves, grottoes and islands to explore and exciting activities to partake in.
Cruises normally last two days. Halong Bay is a 3 hour drive from Hanoi
Our most popular Halong Bay cruise tour: Angkor to the Bay
Flowing 1,350 miles through the centre of the country, the Irrawaddy is Myanmar's lifeline and an essential element of Myanmar's history, culture and economy. A few days on the river is a supremely relaxed way to travel and gives you the opportunity to see authentic Myanese life as well as some of Myanmar's most important heritage - Bagan and Mandalay to name just two.
Our most popular Irrawaddy cruise tour: Hidden Treasures of Myanmar
Taking the slow boat from Thailand to Laos is a supremely relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the region and discover a traditional way of life that is unchanged for centuries. Sailing downstream from the Thai border to the spiritual centre of Luang Prabang, you'll discover colourful Hmong villages, dramatic cliffside temples and experience the life of this great river.
Talk to our Tailor-made team to organise your Upper Mekong Cruise.
The backwaters of Kerala are a unique waterborne world – a colossal web of lakes, lagoons, canals and rivers lined with towering palms and lush foliage. The waters are plied by kettuvallams, or houseboats, that were originally barges used to transport grain. Now they offer the very best way to explore the backwaters, cruising lazily amongst the maze to give you a chance to enjoy life on the water and anchoring overnight for you to drift off to the sound of lapping water.
Cruises generally last two days sailing from Alleppey.
Our most popular Kerala cruise tour: Kerala Experience