Southeast Asia
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Active & Luxury Southeast Asia Travel

From ancient traditions to contemporary culture, Southeast Asia is a region with a history and beauty unlike any other in the world—and it’s best explored by small ship. AdventureSmith Explorations’ selection of floating base camps offer ease, style and luxury in these remote lands. Take in 2,000 years of human history while biking through villages on a Mekong River cruise. Experience the bustle of local markets with an expert guide and taste the culinary

treats this region offers. Or snorkel in the bullseye of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle and kayak along stunning islands. Experienced, knowledgeable and ready to hone in on your own special interests, our trusted experts will help you select the right cruise, pack the right bags and help you expertly prepare for your exciting getaway. And, we will continue to act as a resource for the entirety of your cruise.

Southeast Asia Small Ship Cruises

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Dreaming of a unique adventure? Let AdventureSmith Explorations take you to some of the most coveted hot spots in the ancient world. From the fertile banks of the Mekong River and the temples of Angkor Wat to the Spice Islands and Indonesia, the landscapes and cultures of these spiritual regions are sure to astound. Venturing aboard a small ship provides unique access and an authentic exploration of these water-based cultures.

Adventure in style with daily off-the-boat exploration options. Bike into remote villages, kayak along incredible islands, paddleboard over sea turtles and visit historic places of interest. Each day is a new day for new experiences on a small ship cruise through Southeast Asia. Let our knowledgeable team of Adventure Specialists find the perfect Southeast Asia cruise for you.

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AdventureSmith’s Southeast Asia cruises explore remote Indonesia and authentic Mekong River, including Ho Chi Minh City, Buddhist temples and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. Why book your Southeast Asia cruise with us?

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Work with your dedicated specialist to select, book & prepare for your Southeast Asia cruise.

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Use our insight from traveling in the region to narrow down the best Asia cruises for you.

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Bike, kayak, scuba dive, hike, fish, paddleboard & more on our small ship cruises in Southeast Asia.

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Even the best luxury cruise in Asia can come with discounts—our experts will secure them.

Sun rises above volcanic mountains with bright green bushes in the foreground, seen during a Mekong River cruise.

Best Asia Cruises:
A Mekong River Cruise

Our recommendation for the best Asia cruises? A Mekong River cruise. Sit beside monks at Buddhist temples, visit small rural villages, bike through charming landscapes, float flooded forests by skiff and see modern cities like Ho Chi Minh City. A Mekong River cruise from Cambodia to Vietnam includes a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat. Unsure what the best Asia cruises are for you? Ask our experts by phone, email or web form to provide a personalized recommendation from our curated collection of small ship cruises in Southeast Asia.

Best Luxury Cruise in Asia:
A Vietnam River Cruise

Let AdventureSmith’s experts find the best luxury cruise in Asia for you. We often recommend a Vietnam River cruise, for riverboats with designer suites, elegant social areas, five-star regional culinary delights, devoted service, special access to Buddhist temples and top-level guides ready to share their expert knowledge. Travel in opulence on a Vietnam Ricer cruise but enjoy a casual atmosphere along the way. The best luxury cruise in Asia may even mean chartering a ship and/or going your own way with a custom trip—let our team craft a unique itinerary for your ideal group.

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“Explore remote Indonesia and authentic Mekong River, including Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat.”


Southeast Asia Small Ship Cruises

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 88 88 88 88 88 88 84 84 86 88 88 88
Avg. Low (F) 73 73 73 73 73 72 72 72 72 73 73 73
Avg. Water Temp (F) 84 84 84 84 84 82 81 81 81 82 84 84
Avg. Rainfall (Inches) 13.8 11 20 12 8 7 4 3 3 6 10 16

Year-Round Small Ship Cruises in Southeast Asia

Our handpicked selection of the best Asia cruises make small ship travel in Southeast Asia possible every month of the year. However, some itineraries take trade winds and weather patterns into account. Mekong River cruises operate year-round, ensuring that your Vietnam river cruise suits your timeline. Note that the climate data referenced above is for Siem Reap, Cambodia; small ship cruises in Southeast Asia along Indonesia’s open waters are likely to be slightly cooler.

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Southeast Asia Small Ship Cruises

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Southeast Asia Small Ship Cruises

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Southeast Asia Small Ship Cruises

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