If fishing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking excite you then there is no better place than the lush, rugged landscapes of spectacular rivers for you to plan your dream holiday. Whether you wish to have a glimpse of the beautiful monuments through a river cruise or you wish to experience the thrilling water sport activities or even if you just like to relax by the river side after a long day of traveling around the city- rivers always offer a complete package of them all. And, today we are going to talk about some of the best rivers for travelers in the world to help you know your next destination better.
The greatest river in the world, Amazon River is home to many other “extremes” of the natural world. The lifeblood of the world’s largest ecosystem, spanning two-fifths of an entire continent, this river snakes through the jungles of nine South American nations.
This is certainly one of the best rivers for travelers to visit as it offers great possibilities ranging from wildlife spotting safaris to kayaking trips and gnarly jungle treks. Be it scenic beauty, nature, wildlife, adventure or activities, Amazon River scores full on always.
Next on the list is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. Yes, you guessed it right. It’s the spectacular Zambezi river which evokes mystery and excitement with few rivers in the world remaining as pristine or as little explored. The fact that it is less developed than others in terms of human settlement makes it even more alluring and beautiful.
You can take African safaris and adventure travel along the course of the mighty Zambezi River and then well beyond into the remotest corners of East, Central and southern Africa. With superb wildlife watching, some of the best white-water rafting on the planet and the thundering beauty of Victoria Falls, Zambezi River is enchanting, thrilling and exciting. You can spot most wildlife, from hippo pods to big cats and sly Nile crocodiles on jeep safari and kayaking trip around the Lower Zambezi.
One of the largest rivers on the island of New Guinea, Sepik river is referred to as the Amazon of the Asia-Pacific. To get an insight into the culture of local communities living primitively, you can take a river cruise. You can also enjoy a wide range of activities here but what makes the place truly enchanting for most travelers is the lifestyle of local tribes who display unique traditions and rituals.
Danube and Rhine Rivers
Connected by a canal system, Danube and Rhine Rivers snail through 12 countries offering beautiful sights of significant cathedrals, medieval towns and romantic castles. The two were the first rivers to have the first European river cruises. It is indubitably one of the most scenic best of the best rivers for travelers around the globe.
While Rhine gives an insight into Bonn and Bigonn, Danube highlights include the city of Melk in Austria, Bratislava in Slovakia, Budapest in Hungary and Vidin in Bulgaria. In fact, a cruise on either of them makes for a quite entrancing way to experience the soul of Europe.
This spectacular river offers tapestry of exotic flavors & captivating panoramas which you can experience by taking Irrawaddy river cruises. Also known as the Ayeyarwady, Irrawaddy River is called as “river that brings blessings to the people.” by some.
The spellbinding, saffron sunrise and sunset on Irrawaddy can send peace down the soul and its valley forms the historical, cultural, and economic heartland of Myanmar.