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Take an extraordinary, languid journey through some of the world’s most evocative corners on a river cruise.
Whether you choose the mighty Yangtze or the magical Mekong, the spectacular jungle-clad Amazon or the tranquil Nile, the waterways you explore on a river cruise will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Cruise through a land rich in myth and legend, and startling, spectacular scenery, as you sail along the ageless Yangtze River. See dramatic cliffs, ancient cities, untouched forest, and fishing villages. Don’t miss one of the world’s most contentious yet undeniably impressive constructions, the Three Gorges Dam. Further west, crossing south out of China into Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, you'll find the lifeblood of Southeast Asia - the Mekong River. Take a scenic boat journey through the Mekong landscape of rice paddies worked by farmers in conical hats, fruit trees, bougainvillea, floating markets and flat-bottomed boats.
On the other side of the world, you'll find another of the world's most beguiling rivers - the Nile. Gaze about in awe as you cruise along the tranquil river, past scenes unchanged in centuries, to visit some of the greatest relics of the Ancient. Another world away again, lies the magnificent Amazon River. Relax and enjoy the extraordinary journey up – and down – the vast, jungle-clad Amazon as you discover a riverscape surrounded by equatorial forests filled with an unimaginable diversity of exotic animals, birds, flowers and plants.
Possibly the most sung about river in modern times, Ol’ Man River, The Big Muddy, Old Blue, or just the plain-old Mississippi, is another vast waterway that passes through famously vibrant towns and cities, including St Louis, Memphis and, of course, New Orleans.
With a full programme of included and optional excursions to add to lazy days on the water, a river cruise holiday with Newmarket Holidays is something to savour and enjoy.