Did you know that Fall is a great time to go sailing? In South East Asia, the rainy season is drawing to a close and beaches are not yet packed with the Christmas holiday crowds. October and November are great months to visit places like Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong, while in the Maldives it is probably the best time in the year to go surfing. 

And what about the Middle East? In October/November, the extreme summer heat has subsided - it's a great time to escape the cold and damp European weather, and there are amazing events on, like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix!

Need more convincing? Check out these 7 amazing sailing adventures between Asia and the Middle East, perfect to be enjoyed this Fall!


1) Surfing in the Maldives

The Maldives are well known as a honeymoon destination, but did you know they also offer amazing surfing opportunities? April to October is a wonderful time to surf the North and South Male Atolls, located only a quick sail away from capital Male, where the country's main international airport is located. This week-long Maldives surf cruise will take you through some of the best surfing locations in the archipelago, providing the flexibility of being able to chase the best waves and storing your gear in a convenient manner. 


2) Thai Island Tour

October is also the time when the weather starts to improve in the Andaman Sea, after the summer rains. Places like Phuket and Krabi are great alternatives for those looking for stunning beaches but also a lively tourist vibe - those in search of peace and silence should head to smaller islands, like Koh Phayam. This 7 day Thai Islands tour departs from either Krabi or Phuket and includes Koh Phayam and other small islands in its itinerary - ideal for those looking for unspoiled nature and paradise beaches!


3) Cruise the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta divides Cambodia and Vietnam, and it is a fascinating world where life moves slowly between rice paddies, floating markets and birds floating about. There's no better way to explore the Mekong Delta than a private boutique cruise on a traditional boat, with a completely open itinerary that can be customized according to your needs and interests. The cruise departs from Saigon and you can choose between one or two nights onboard.


4) ) Luxury Cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap

If exploring the Mekong Delta was not enough for you, you can opt for a longer adventure - sailing down the Mekong River from Saigon to Siem Reap. After exploring fascinating Delta locations like Can Tho and its floating markets and sleepy Sa Dec, the boat will call at Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, before reaching Kampong Cham and finally Siem Reap, the base to explore the temples of Angkor Wat. This tour is the ideal solution for those that want to avoid touristy Cambodian cities, and explore smaller towns and villages in addition to the country's main points of interest. 


5) Diving Cruise in the Mergui Archipelago

When Myanmar was fully opened to tourism in 2012, the diving community worldwide got excited for the upcoming opportunity to dive the Mergui Archipelago, a stunning marine park comprising 800 mostly uninhabited islands. Liveaboards are the only way to dive this paradise - this 7-day Mergui diving cruise onboard a wooden schooner visits an incredible variety of dive sites, including coral reefs, walls, caverns and rock formations attracting small and large marine life - from whale sharks to nudibranchs, and anything in between. 


6) Hong Kong Day Charter

Hong Kong is simply spectacular when seen from the water. This Hong Kong day charter is the ideal solution to get to Macao in style, for a cruise to the 'wild side' of Hong Kong visiting places like Tai Long Wan, Long Ke beach or Lantau Island, or simply to enjoy the city from another viewpoint. 


7) Yacht Charter for Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi 

November is Formula 1 time in Abu Dhabi! In the Emirate, the weather is warm but not unbearable, and one of the most spectacular Grand Prix of the entire F1 calendar takes place at the end of the month - the date for 2018 is November 25th. The track winds around the marina on Yas Island, and the best views can be had from the yachts moored on the marina! Yes, you heard that right - it's possible to watch F1 cars race by from the deck of your luxury yacht. An opportunity that shouldn't be missed if you're an F1 lover!


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