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Explore the top-rated Asia small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Tan Chau, My Tho, and Saigon, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Asia small ship cruises start at $1,250 for a trip of 5 to 99 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Asia small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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A pair of dragons on Komodo Island
$8,960
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Komodo National Park Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Blu
  • Experience Pink Beach
  • Observe Komodo dragons
  • Enjoy the view of Sangeang volcano
  • Encounter friendly whale sharks
Starts / Ends:
Benoa / Labuan Bajo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail between Bali and Labuan Bajo, and enjoy this voyage to see the best of the Nusa Tenggara archipelago. Stop at Moyo Island and the iconic Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its native population of Komodo Dragons and the volcanic-sculpted Pink Beach as well as …
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The Angkor Wat Temple complex in Cambodia.
$12,590
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Vietnam and Cambodia: Along the Mekong River, including Angkor and Saigon

Siem Reap to My Tho - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Jahan
  • Explore legendary sites of Angkor
  • Learn about life along the river
  • Tour Phnom Penh and Saigon
  • Observe tradition & innovation
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River offers access to traditional villages as well as bustling cities. Join this 12-day voyage for a panoramic and immersive experience of these two very different countries. Enjoy time on land, exploring historic Angkor Wat before embarking for a …
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Evening view over Luang Prabang
$2,668
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Best of Vietnam & Laos

13 Day Itinerary
  • Cruise Halong Bay
  • Explore the streets of Hanoi
  • Trek villages near Luang Prabang
  • Interact with elephants
Activities:
Hiking, Homestay, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Spend 13 days on a focused tour of the highlights of North Vietnam and Laos. Spend a few days touring Hanoi including a cruise on the mystical Ha Long Bay. Travel then to Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. Spend time trekking through rural Khmu villages and interact firsthand with …
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Buddha at Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom
$2,664
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Highlights of Indochina

12 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Cruise Ha Long Bay
  • Electric bicycle to historic sites
  • Hike to Kuang Si Waterfall
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Class, Hiking, Land, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Easy Active
This 12 day Southeast Asia tour travels through the three lesser known nations of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Cruise the mystical Ha Long Bay and wander the streets of the charming Luang Prabang. Learn about the ancient Khmer empire as you tour the ruins of Angkor Wat and soak in the experience of …
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Jewels of Raja Ampat cruise
$6,850
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Jewels of Raja Ampat

10 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Swim through Tomolol’s Cave
  • Trek in Batanta Island's jungle
  • Discover pristine coral reefs
  • Visit Aljui Bay's Pearl Farm
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fall in love with Indonesia on this wonderful round-trip voyage from the enchanting city of Sorong. Indonesia can lay claim to such unsurpassed natural splendor as Raja Ampat’s Wayag Islands. Visit the Arefi Village and walk through its mangrove waters to the start point of an exceptional …
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Tropical island in Sabah
$6,890
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Orangutans and Dragons

Bali-Bali - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit a Dayak community
  • Learn about orangutans in Borneo
  • Snorkel over vibrant coral reefs
  • Spot Komodo dragons
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Bali
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delve into learning about the wildlife and culture of Indonesia on this multi-part, 13-day tour and cruise. From Bali, fly to Borneo for a river cruise that visits an island operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, where you'll learn about these incredible great apes and …
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Mountain Range in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
$4,200
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Whale Sharks, Corals & Dragons

Komodo-Bali - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit local communities
  • Snorkel along vibrant coral reefs
  • Enjoy a barbecue on the beach
  • Learn about unique species
Starts / Ends:
Komodo National Park / Bali
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore some of the highlights of southern Indonesia on this 8-day cruise from Komodo island to Bali. Board Ombak Putih after spending time looking for the famed Komodo dragon, then set sail for nearby islands to visit local villages, snorkel around vibrant coral reefs, and more. Hike for stunning …
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Dive among amazing corals
$13,445
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Indonesia Limited Cross: Spice Islands to Flores

13 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Blu
  • Discover local pottery-making
  • Explore bird habitats
  • Visit old nutmeg plantations
  • Snorkel, swim, kayak and spear-fish
Starts / Ends:
Ambon Island / Maumere
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Aqua Blu for a highly-limited 13-day limited cross voyage, which opens up the opportunity of exploring multiple destinations in East Indonesia on a single expedition and discovering lesser-explored treasures of the enchanting region.

This cruise also includes one-of-a-kind excursions, …
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Volcano scenery at sunrise
$13,445
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Indonesia Limited Cross: Flores to Spice Islands

Flores to Spice Islands - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Blu
  • Snorkel to the reef of Bacatan
  • Visit the fishing villages in Alor
  • Dive around Nyata island
  • Bike through islands on Daweloor
Starts / Ends:
Labuan Bajo / Ambon Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take this opportunity to board Aqua Blu and explore multiple destinations in East Indonesia on a single expedition. Discover lesser-explored treasures of the enchanting region with one-of-a-kind excursions, including visits to the intriguing Abui tribe of Flores at Alor, journeys to the …
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Explore the culture of Indonesia
$8,715
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Indonesia Ambon and Spice Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Blu
  • Discover local pottery-making
  • Stroll through Dutch Fort Belgica
  • Visit old nutmeg plantations
  • Watch out for wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Ambon Island / Ambon Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The focal point of the global spice trade in the 16th and 17th century, this region is endowed with well-preserved European relics alongside vibrant local traditions. Enriched by lava flows from the immense active volcano of Gunung Banda Api, nutrient-rich underwater gardens flourish in a …
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Explore the floating village of Tonle Sap
$6,909
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Mekong Expedition - Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Mekong
  • Walk across Kampong Prasat
  • Learn more about the local products
  • Visit the Tuol Sleng Museum
  • Discover Tan Chau
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover all the mysteries and wonders we have discovered between the Mekong and Tonle Sap River and among the diverse cultures thriving in our midst.Celebrate the onward journey towards the heart of this mighty river with a Khmer apsara performance, an indigenous tradition memorialized on the …
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Grains and Spices at the market
$8,790
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The Scents of the Spice Islands

Ambon to Ternate - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit Hitu Lama
  • Snorkel over black lava stream
  • View production of sago
  • Trek towards a forest waterfall
Starts / Ends:
Ambon Island / Ternate Island
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Moluccas are the original Spice Islands; a magical destination, beautiful, remote and unspoiled, with a long, fascinating and turbulent history. For millennia these fertile volcanic isles were the world’s only source of the ‘holy trinity’ of rare spices; cloves, nutmeg, and …
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Traditional Balinese Statues and architecture
$8,790
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SeaTrek The East Indies On A Spice Island Exploration

Maumere-Ambon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Katharina
  • Visit Laratuka's unique churches
  • Explore the Forgotten Islands
  • Snorkel in crystal-clear water
  • Discover Indonesia’s Ring of Fire
Starts / Ends:
Maumere / Ambon Island
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience afascinating look at the colonial history of Indonesia and its role in the international spice trade during the 17th century. Travel in a eastward arc capturing the maritime route of the early colonials who traversed the Indonesian waters in search of the precious spices found within …
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Temple ruin of the My Son complex
$2,291
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Vietnam Heritage

12 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the ancient sites of Hanoi
  • Discover caves & beaches
  • Visit Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
  • Peruse Ben Thanh Market
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Land, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days exploring ancient sites and learning about the cultures and traditions that have shaped the heritage of Vietnam today. Explore the great sites of Hoa Lu and My Son as well as tour historic buildings in Hoi An, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. See firsthand the impressive Hue citadel and …
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Halong Bay boat
$1,157
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Hanoi & Ha Long Bay

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Huu Tiep Lake
  • Tour Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
  • Sail through caves and villages
  • Bicycle along the coastline
Activities:
Cooking Class, Kayaking, Land, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Spa & Relaxing, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the city of Hanoi combined with a two-night cruise on Ha Long Bay on this seven-day trip in Northern Vietnam. Get a taste of Hanoi city life including a water puppet show, local cuisine, and visits to architectural gems on this short Vietnam tour. Spend two nights cruising Ha Long Bay …
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Cruising Adventures! Banda Islands
$8,790
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SeaTrek The East Indies On A Spice Island Exploration

Maumere - Ambon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ombak Putih
  • Visit Laratuka's unique churches
  • Explore the Forgotten Islands
  • Snorkel in crystal-clear water
  • Discover Indonesia’s Ring of Fire
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique itinerary is enhanced by descriptions and presentations by the Australian author Ian Burnet who spent 30 years living, working, and traveling in Indonesia. Experience afascinating look at the colonial history of Indonesia and its role in the international spice trade during the 17th …
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Monks conversing in a Buddist temple
$4,698
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong

16 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadara
  • Cruise Ha Long Bay on a junk boat
  • Discover Phnom Phen's architecture
  • Peruse Cai Be's floating market
  • Explore Ho Chi Mihn City
  • See Bayon Temple
  • Ride a traditional “xe-loi”
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your journey begins in Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight sojourn. A short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. Spend three days touring the temples of Angkor Archaeological …
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Snorkel the coral reefs of Indonesia
$22,600
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Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea

Bali to Brisbane - 20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Relax on stunning beaches
  • Search for Komodo dragons
  • Encounter traditional ceremonies
  • Learn about the region's history
Starts / Ends:
Bali / Brisbane
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bali on an expedition to discover Indonesia’s rich tapestry of cultures and lush tropical islands. Experience the thrill of spotting rare Komodo dragons in the wild; snorkel and dive at pristine coral reefs of the Moluccas, Raja Ampat and WestPapua; take part in exuberant …
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