River cruises for the active and young at heart

You’re never too young to enjoy a river cruise!

In fact, many river cruise companies are now catering to the active at heart with adventurous excursions that take you into the heart of beautiful destinations all over the world.

Note: Avalon Waterways is just one example. It offers kayaking, hiking, canoeing, and cycling excursions on many of its river cruises. Meanwhile, Scenic also offers an immersive choice of excursions from a guided bike tour of Vienna to a hike of Buda Hill.

So what are some of the best destinations and ports for an active river cruise? Here are a few of our favourites…

The Danube River

The Danube is one of the most popular rivers for cruising, and it’s easy to see why. The Danube River runs through 10 different countries, including Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Romania. This means that there is a wide variety of culture and scenery to take in while cruising down this iconic river.  Active travellers will love excursions like guided hikes through the German Alps or cycling along the Danube Promenade in Vienna.

Scenic Jasper; Budapest

The Amazon River

A trip down the Amazon River is the perfect way to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing wildlife on earth. While on your cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to spot animals like primates, sloths, alligators, and over 1,300 species of birds. Of course, no trip to the Amazon would be complete without a stop at one of the world’s largest rainforests. Here you can take part in an exciting canopy walk or go piranha fishing with a local guide.

The Mekong River

The Mekong River runs through Southeast Asia and is one of the most culturally rich rivers in the world. While cruising down this gorgeous river, you’ll have the chance to visit Buddist temples, floating markets, and traditional villages. Active travelers will love excursions like cycling through rice paddies or hiking to see breathtaking views of the river valley.

Scenic Diamond, Rhine Valley

Whether you’re looking to explore Europe or Southeast Asia, there’s a river cruise out there that’s perfect for you. So don’t wait – talk to us about your next adventure today!

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