It's difficult to disagree when Aqua Expeditions calls its ultra-luxe boats five-star boutique hotels on the water'. Operating in Vietnam, Cambodia and Peru, along some of the world's mightiest rivers, including the Mekong and the Amazon, it's adventure of the kind you dreamed of in your gap year. As Aqua's boats plough ever further off the radar, so too does the chance of running into any other tourists. And the best part? After a day exploring hidden Buddhist temples, colourful floating markets and remote fishing villages, you can slip into a plunge pool with a glass of bubbles and soak up the scenery as you wind your way upstream.
Talk about a room with a view! IRUNNERUP SILVERSEA