Day 1, Bangkok – Mekhala (D)
Your excursion starts as the Mekhala casts off around 1.30 pm and heads up the Chao Phraya River, passing the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn and observing 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 cuisine will be served on the deck. You will spend the night on board the boat, in your air-conditioned cabin.
Day 2, Mekhala – Ayuthaya (B)
We start the day by cruising to a small village of Baan Saladang, an aged-old Mon community who 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 can partake of a delicious breakfast. Later in the morning, you will disembark and travel to Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace. Built in the 17th century, this palace complex showcases a collection of different styles of buildings arranged amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with an inspiring water setting. The mansions reflect Chinese, Swiss, Khmer, Thai and European styles of architecture. You will disembark nearby at approximately 10h00.
|Chao Phraya River||Mekhala Barge||Superior Berth|
Departure Days: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
2 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program
1 night accommodation on board in double berth air-conditioned cabin
Meal plan as mentioned (1 dinner – 1 breakfast)
Coffee, Tea & Water on board and during breakfast
Coffee, Tea, Water & Soft drink during dinner
Services of a qualified crew
Guide, land services and transportation in Bangkok & Ayuthaya
An option for alms offering to monk
Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package
Other personal expenses