Worldwide

Avalon cruises go beyond the grand waterways of Europe and cruise into some surprising and exciting places. Gliding through narrow passageways, our smaller Mekong and Irrawaddy cruise ships will take you close to the sights, cultures and traditions of Vietnam and Cambodia.

We’ll also take you on exotic adventures to Central America: journey to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and witness an unforgettable sunrise. In Ecuador, get up close to giant tortoises, marine iguanas and curious sea lions in the Galápagos Islands; a nature lover’s paradise and home to some of the most unique animal species in the world.

Worldwide at a glance

  • Ho Chi Minh City – The Mekong
    • Visit the imposing Reunification Palace in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, left as it was on the day Saigon fell to the north.
  • Myanmar – The River Irrawaddy
    • Present alms and offerings of food to the monks at a local monastery in Kya Hnyat.
  • Sacred Valley – The Amazon
    • Discover the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the terraced mountain-village of Pisac in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
  • Santa Cruz – The Galápagos Islands
    • Lush hills, volcanic craters, coralline beaches and iconic giant tortoises.

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

Explore the iconic Temples of Angkor and the Cu Chi Tunnels, and take an ox cart ride through Cambodian rice paddies.

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Rivers

Beyond the grand waterways of Europe, Avalon cruises journey down the ancient tributaries of Southeast Asia and South America for epic sights and lazy days along shady riverbanks. Weave past the sun-drenched plains of Myanmar on the Irrawaddy to explore this “Golden Land” of crumbling jungle temples and fishing villages; cruise Vietnam’s network of waterways and shimmering rice paddies in the Mekong Delta; and journey deep into the atmospheric Amazon Basin to meet indigenous tribes and squawking monkeys.

Countries

Travel further afield on an Avalon cruise to discover the pearls of Southeast Asia and South America. Sail the Peruvian Amazon through its famous rainforest to hear ancient legends from local villagers; experience a sunrise over Inca ruins. Broaden your horizons on intimate ships along Asia’s narrow waterways, and experience the sights, cultures and traditions of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar: floating markets, shimmering rice paddies and golden stupas along their riverbanks.

Worldwide cruises

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

from £4,761 per person

  • 15 days
  • Price based on 11 Aug 19
  • 41 dates available

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.Your adventure begins in fascinating Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you’ll get up close to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and tour the other gems of the city before embarking on your river cruise. Immerse yourself in the local culture on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your cruise into Vietnam and visit a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made.This memorable Southeast Asia river cruise concludes in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen - Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War.

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

from £5,090 per person

  • 15 days
  • Price based on 11 Aug 19
  • 30 dates available

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.Spend time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen - Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War. Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and immerse yourself in the local cultures with a visit to a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers.The grand finale of this memorable Southeast Asia river cruise is a stay in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Then enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance - a perfect ending to this remarkable and cultural journey!