UK river cruise company Avalon Waterways has launched its 2020 collection of long-haul river cruises in response to growing demand for itineraries in Southeast Asia and South America.
Departing between December 2019 and mid-April 2020, itineraries include exciting destinations including Peru, Cambodia and Ecuador.
Ecuador & the Galapagos
This nine-day river cruise explores South America. Highlights include the chance to sightsee in Ecuador around historic Quito and a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, a four-night cruise through the Galápagos Islands and the opportunity for passengers to have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see species of wildlife exclusive to the islands.
Priced at GBP 5,540 (USD 7,053) per person, including flights from London Heathrow on 18 March 2020.
Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia, & the Mekong – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh
The 15-day river cruise begins in Siem Reap before joining the Mekong from Phnom Penh and sailing onwards to visit destinations including Angkor Ban and Wat Hanchey where guests can receive a water blessing from Cambodian monks. In Vietnam, the cruise visits the Chau Doc market and gives guests the chance to enjoy a guided excursion to a local home, on a skilled family hand-craft beautiful sampan boat.
Priced at GBP 4,908 per person, including flights from London Gatwick on 15 December 2019.
The Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam – Southbound
This 21-day river cruise visits some of Cambodia and Vietnam’s most iconic sights. Beginning in Siem Reap, there are opportunities to explore the Bayon Temple by bike and to take a private cyclo tour (three-wheeled bike) of Phomn Penh.
The cruise then travels onwards to Vietnam where guests can enjoy an electric cart ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter and an exploration of the Luon Cave by boat. The cruise also operates northbound.
Priced at GBP 5,947 per person, including flights from London Gatwick on 1 December 2019.
All Avalon Waterways river cruises include complimentary Wi-Fi, gratuities, shore excursions at every port led by Certified Local Guides and private home pick-ups.