The Legendary River Cruise
4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
On this journey, you will see many facets of Thai culture along the Cha Phraya river (River of The King) from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, admire historical temples, visit the summer royal palace at Bang Pa In and join an exclusive “Mon village life” tour in Ban Saladang and Koh Kret Island. The island is one of the settlements of Mon people, who migrated from Burma in the 18th century.
DAY 1: BANGKOK
Arrive Bangkok airport, you will be welcome by our representative and transfer to your hotel in Bangkok for checking in. Time will be at leisure.
Overnight at your selected hotel
DAY 2: BANGKOK – PATHUMTHANI
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Time will be leisure until check out time. Then, transfer to the boat pier.
13.00 hr. Depart from the boat pier in Bangkok and cruise up north along Chao Praya River passing various Bangkok’s city riverside landmarks.
17.30 hr. Stop at Pathumthani local market to explore the local lifestyle of the people.
18.00 hr. Continue to Wat Kai Tia
18.30 hr. Arrive at Wat Kai Tia for an overnight stop.
19.30 hr. Dinner
Overnight onboard Mekhala
DAY 3: PATHUMTHANI – AYUTTHAYA – BANG PA IN
06.30 hr. Early morning cruise to Wat Sala Daeng
07.15 hr. Arrive at Wat Sala Daeng for a morning village walking tour led by a local tour guide to explore the authentic Mon village. You may have a chance to talk with the local people and learn some local Mon wisdom.
08.15 hr. Back to the boat for breakfast while continuing the journey to Bang Pa In.
10.15 hr. Arrive at Bang Pa In. Drop off for a visit at Bang Pa In Palace.
12.00 hr. Return to the boat at lunchtime and enjoy the lunch on board while Mekhala winds its way to the historical city of Ayuthaya passing various ancient landmark along the river, i.e. Wat Panancherng, Wat Putthaisawan, Wat Chai Wattanaram, etc.
The cruise will stop at Wat Nivesthamprawat for an overnight stop. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to explore this unique Buddhist Monastery by yourselves until the dinner time.
Overnight onboard Mekhala
DAY 4: BANG PA IN – KOH KRED – BANGKOK
06.00 hr. In the early morning, Mekhala starts cruising south heading back to Bangkok. Breakfast will be served on board. You can enjoy the peaceful scenery along the river.
11.00 hr. Arrive at Ko Kred. Disembark at Ko Kred to explore the local Mon community
13.00 hr. Back on board Mekhala for lunch while the barge cruise around the island and continue the journey to Bangkok.
16.00 hr. Arrive at the boat pier in Bangkok Transfer from boat pier to your hotel in Bangkok or Bangkok Airport.