With the gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately, and the Thames just a short walk from the Exsus office, we can’t think of anything nicer at the moment than messing about on the river. From mystical meanders on the Mekong, to Piranha fishing in the Amazon, we're taking a punt that you'll love these river based adventures...
Nothing says adventure like an Amazon Cruise: exploring the widest river in the world, and entering the pulsating wildlife paradise that creeps forth on its banks. What we love about an Aqua Expeditions cruise is the glorious sense of danger – piranhas lurking in the murky depths below – combined with total luxury aboard this wonderful vessel. As one of the few people privileged enough to explore Peru’s northern Amazon, you’ll see a psychedelic array of frogs and plants, the mesmerising pink river dolphin, and have the chance to meet the villagers who live along the banks.
Chobe River Safari
The majestic beasts of the plains often steal the limelight when it comes to an African safari, but as you’ll find aboard the Zamebezi Queen, a river-based safari is one of the most dramatic you’ll ever have. Drifting down the Chobe River in Namibia, you’ll have the opportunity to see an incredible diversity of game and birds, from snorkelling eles, to hippo bellowing on the muddy banks. For a truly dramatic African odyssey, how about combining your river cruise with a trip to the thundering Victoria Falls?
Meander on the Mekong
Whether it’s Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam, one of the best ways to unravel South East Asia’s captivating culture is with a magical meander along the Mekong. From colourful floating markets, to vibrant dragon boats and caves bedecked with Buddhas: it won’t be long before you’re swept along in South East Asia’s undeniable charm. Still don’t catch our drift? Check out the dreamy Four Rivers Floating Lodge in Cambodia.