Cruising on 6 of the longest rivers in the world

Juliet D'cruz

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Amazon River

Navigating the largest river in the world will take you into the heart of South America and the density of its jungle. To do this, organizes all year-round river cruises through the Amazon that can take you through its waters on trips that can last from one day to 9 nights, with prices ranging from 95 euros to 3,390 euros. Fishing, seeing the “meeting the waters” or taking a walk to Lake January, are some of the activities that you can do if you decide to choose this cruise.

Nile river

The longest river in Africa receives daily cruises that take its travelers to know the wonders of Egypt. Temples, tombs of the ancient civilization or watching the sunset over its waters are spectacles – architectural and natural – that must be admired at least once in a lifetime. Luxor and Aswan Travel organizes Nile River cruise of different categories and prices for this you can enjoy the Oberoi Zahra Nile cruise for four days or, also for four days, the MS Amarco Nile Cruise, a luxury boat adapted for the disabled, with prices from 481 euros.

Yangtze River

The third longest river in the world flows entirely through the territory of the People’s Republic of China and is home to the largest dam in the world. The Three Gorges Dam is a must-see on any cruise that navigates the waters of the Yangtze in addition to the wide variety of tourist attractions that it passes through, such as Fengjie – the City of the White Emperor – or the Fengdu Ghost City. On, its four cruises offer a luxury cruise for four days, from 356 euros per person.

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Mississippi River

If you think about navigating the Mississippi, surely you think of river wheel steamers. Traveling in this type of ship, one of the most famous of all time, is a true American experience that can be fulfilled. The American Cruise Lines company offers, as of June, cruises that depart from New Orleans to dock in St. Louis, with prices starting at 5,240 euros per person based on double occupancy. This cruise on the Mississippi lasts 11 days and passes through ports such as the city of Natchez, Memphis, or Paducah.

Yenisei River

The fifth longest river in the world is the Yenisei, in Russia. Its extension makes it the second longest in the Asian continent. Touring its waters is possible with Sayan Ring, which from mid-June to the end of September organizes cruises from the city of Norilsk to Krasnoyarsk through this great river. With a duration of 9 days, you visit places like Krasnoyarsk, Dudinka, Yeniseysk, Norilsk, or Verhneimbatsk, for a price of 1,500 euros.

Mekong River

The eighth longest river in the world runs for 4,880 kilometers from Southeast Asia to the South China Sea. Although the presence of rapids and waterfalls have made navigation difficult, Politours organizes a river cruise that will take you from Vietnam to the temples of Angkor Wat, in Cambodia. An 8-day cruise starts at 1,700 euros and a 12-day trip that includes 7 nights by boat, 2 nights in a hotel and visits, starts at 2,845 euros.

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