Siam Cruise (3 days / 2 nights)

bargescene03Departures throughout the year on Saturdays and Wednesdays

Saturday – Monday (Bangkok – Maenam Noi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok)

Saturday Departure from Bangkok begins with pickup at hotel between 7.15 and 7.45 and ends in Bangkok on Monday afternoon.

Wednesday – Friday (Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Maenam Noi – Bangkok)

Depart Wednesday from Ayutthaya starts with pickup at hotel in Bangkok between 9.45 and 10.15 and the journey ends in Bangkok late Friday afternoon.

Note: For departures on Wednesdays we sail in the opposite direction compared to the description below.

Saturday – Monday (Bangkok – Maenam Noi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok)

Day 1 – Saturday (-/L/D)

Pick up at your hotel in Bangkok between 7.15 and 7.45. After transportation to the pier you go aboard the comfortable converted “Rice Barge”. We sail upriver to the unspoiled Maenam Noi, a small branch of the main Chao Phrya River, passing through rich agricultural areas dotted with small villages and temples, where life is lived at a slow and gentle pace. 
We have bikes on the boat and we stop frequently to explore the local countryside and observe way of life and culture of the rural Thai people. There is opportunities to see the traditional handcrafts still produced in these areas and meet the local people, in a world far removed from the usual tourist haunts. Meals are served on board. Coffee, tee and seasonal fruits are available at all times.  We moor the boat in the evening at a small village and there is now time to socialize or go aboard for a short walk around the local area.

Day 2 – Sunday (B/L/D)

The day starts early for those who want to give food to the monks on their morning alm. After breakfast we go by bike between the local villages and stops to talk to school children, elderly people or peasants we meet on the way. We then rejoin with the our “Rice Barge 
” for fun and relaxation aboard as we sail up the river.
 We enjoy the evening together on board, and those who wish to learn the secret of Thai cuisine are always welcome to join our crew for meal preparation.

Day 3 – Monday – (B/-/-)

There is time for a leisurely breakfast and a cycling ride this morning to explore local activities. Then cruise along peaceful river branch to meet main Chao Phrya River with possibilities for more stops if time permits. Disembark in Ayuthhaya and transfer to hotel or other location in Bangkok for new exciting adventures. End of services.

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

The converted “Rice Barge” is 21.1 meters in length and 5.9 meters in width. 
 board with comfortable accommodation in your own cabin with air conditioning. 
 There is access to shower under the deck, and both upper as lower deck there is access to toilet .

What is included:

  • 2 nights onboard in own cabin
  • Pick up from hotel, airport or main station in Bangkok before the trip. Transportation is by mini-bus with air-conditioning.
  • Return to hotel, airport or main station in Bangkok after the trip. Transportation is by mini-bus with air-conditioning.
  • Guide – English speaking guide on board Rice Barge
  • All meals as described in the program
  • Coffee, tea, water and fruit
  • All experiences and tours as described in the program
  • Linen and towels are on the boat

What is not included:

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages can be purchased onboard
  • Tip for the staff on board

What is good to bring along:

  • Bath towel and swimsuit if you want to swim in the rivers or sunbathe on the sundeck
  • Insect repellent (should be purchased in Thailand)
  • Sunscreen with high factor when you’re out on the water and on the bike
  • Camera
  • Cash
  • Small backpack for bike rides
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses

Prices:

  • Price per adult: 300 Euro, 255 GBP, 430 AUD, 410 USD
  • First child under 11 years: 150 Euro, 127 GBP, 215 AUD, 205 USD (subsequent children are counted as adults)

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Important:

Depending on the circumstances in the months September to November is to 
sometimes not possible to use the small river Maenam Noi. due to high river levels. If this is the case, we will instead follow the main river Chao Phrya. Activities and schedule subject to change without notice when local conditions require this.