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Legendary Mekhala River Cruise (upstream)
Legendary Mekhala River Cruise (upstream)
  2 days / 1 night
  Bangkok - Cruise - Bang Pa In - Bangkok


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Explore Thailand's "River of Kings" on board of a luxurious rice barge on the way from Bangkok direction Thailand's former capital city Ayutthaya. Relax and enjoy the view of the magnificent Royal Palace and the mighty Chedi of Wat Arun. Then sail past the small idyllic river settlements, where time seems to stand still.

The rice barge offers cabins equipped with air-conditioning, King-size bed, table, cupboard as well as cold and hot water shower, toilet and 220 Volt electric sockets. The deck of the barge offers enough space with sun chairs and a bar serving a variety of local and international cocktails and soft drinks. Also available are English movies, different games and a small library. 

Departure every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

In March, April, July, August and October only on Tuesday and Thursday.

Location Information
DAY 1 Bangkok – Mekhala

In the very early afternoon pick up at the hotel in Bangkok and transfer to the pier. Cruise upstream the Chao Phraya River with view at the Royal Grand Palace and Wat Arun located on the river banks. In the afternoon arrive at Pathum Thani and visiting a local fresh market. There are shops which sell special Thai sweets, only produced in this area. After sunset dock at Wat Kai Tia which is located by a traditional local village. Enjoy a candlelight dinner in a tranquil atmosphere. Overnight stay on board.

DAY 2 Mekhala – Bang Pa In

Very early morning join a traditional alms offering ceremony with local Buddhist Monks (Optional). Then we cruise to Baan Saladang, a small river community of the Mon minority group. They migrated in the early 19th century from Burma. Till nowadays they have successfully preserved their own traditional life style and culture in natural surroundings. They live in this charming village in typical Thai houses, which are well preserved. Afterwards breakfast on board of the rice barge overlooking the scenic river. The cruise ends in Bang Pa In by the Royal Royal Summer Palace of King Rama V. Afterwards transfer by van back to Bangkok airport or hotel. 

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Private charter available upon request.

Services Included

Transfer in air-conditioned car or minibus with driver

All costs of the program course

Accommodation in the hotels listed in a double room

Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)

Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)

Services Excluded

Personal expenses

Visa fee by tours to Laos



Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.

Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.



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