Exclusive Backwater River Voyages

Take to these under-the-radar waterways for unprecedented views of rarely-seen sights.

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Just when it seems as though all rivers have been charted, seas explored and canals crossed, secret backwaters move into the limelight. While cruise companies have traditionally focused on more popular circuits, increasing attention is being paid to off-the-radar bodies of water. After all, there is something to be said for drifting along uncharted waterways and quietly observing the shores. The silent distance adds a special touch to a voyage, whether it separates you from the African bush or picturesque Swedish landscape. And it comes as no surprise that many of these waterways are quickly morphing from secretive to spotlighted—such as Burma’s Irrawaddy River—while others remain rarely plied, like the Stikine River in Alaska. Bon voyage.