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Upstream cruise from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand

Visit: Sathon, Ayutthaya

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: River & Canal Cruising

Overview

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Offering a Chao Phraya river cruise between Bangkok and Ayutthaya, the Mekhala is a collection of two elegantly restored, beautifully crafted rice barges. The barges provide the setting for an overnight relaxing river cruise between Bangkok and the UNESCO world heritage city of Ayutthaya. The cruise gives you an opportunity to revisit the old Siam and see a charming way of life of local people along the Chao Phraya River.

Highlights

    • Enjoy the scene as you cruise between Bangkok and Ayutthaya
    • Pass along the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn
    • See a charming way of life of local people along the Chao Phraya River.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 132895
Accommodation: Moderate
Guide Language: english

Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
Finishes: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2 days
Departures: Guaranteed
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • 2 day cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program. 
  • 1 night accommodation in air-conditioned cabin.
  • Dinner and breakfast 
  • Services of qualified crew 
  • Group Insurance

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Other meals
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any additional optional tours or activities during free time
  • Souvenirs
  • Departure transfers

Price

Price person (sharing double) $465 ($232/day)

Deposit:

20% per person for bookings made 60 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok excursion starts as the boat casts off around 1:30 pm

Your excursion starts as the boat casts off around 1:30 pm from Sathon pier, Bangkok, and heads up the Chao Phraya River, passing the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn. Along the way you'll be able to observe the way of rural life along the river. Arriving at Pathum Thani in the afternoon, you will visit a fresh market where local people shop for food, fresh produce and a variety of Thai sweets. ​At sunset, the MEKHALA will dock at Wat Kai Tia, a Buddhist temple located in a tranquil rural village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai delicacies will be served on the deck. You will spend the night on board the boat, in your air-conditioned cabin.

Day 2: Cruise to the small village of Baan Saladang / Depart in Ayuthaya

We start the day by cruising to the small village of Baan Saladang, an aged-old Mon community that migrated from Burma to this area in the early 19th century. The villagers here have successfully maintained their traditional life style, customs and natural surroundings. You will also see a collection of well-preserved typical Thai houses in this charming village. Afterwards, you be served a delicious breakfast on board. Later in the morning, you will disembark at Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, Ayutthaya.

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Thailand Bangkok, Ayuthaya
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River & Canal Cruising

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Ann  

"The cruise was wonderful. The crew were so helpful, the food was delicious, and the views along the river, very interesting. I would recommend it highly."

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Daniel H.  

" I have been here over 12 times from the USA and this was one of the most exceptional times I have had. I also want to thank you and your entire crew for their professional and friendly attitude during the entire cruise. It was what made it so enjoyable and successful!"