Mekhala River Cruise

The Legendary River Cruise

Welcome aboard the legendary Mekhala for an enchanting journey along the magnificent Chao Phya river ‘River of the King’. The Mekhala, a 35 year old traditional rice barge, was converted several years ago into a unique floating hotel.

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Code:  BKK-14

Program 1:  Cruise Bangkok - Ayuthaya     View>> Boat Details

Departure at 13:30 hrs. every Tuesday & Thursday

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)

mekha4.gifWe 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 approx. 10h00.


Program 2: Cruise Ayuthaya - Bangkok

Departure at 14:30 hrs. every Wednesday & Friday

Day 1: AYUTHAYA - MEKHALA (D)

mekha5.gifThe boat sets sail around 2.30 p.m. from the pier near Bang – Pa – In Palace. Now is the time to relax and enjoy watching rural life along the “River of Kings”. You will stop for a visit at 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.

Soon after sunset, the MEKHALA will dock at Wat Kai Tia, a local Buddhist temple set in a tranquil village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai cuisine awaits you on the deck. You will spend the night on board the boat in your air-conditioned cabin.

Day 2: MEKHALA - BANGKOK (B)

Today, we will leave the pier early for a visit at a morning market in Pathum Thani. You will observe a way of life as local people shop for food and fresh produce.

Afterwards, you can partake of a delicious breakfast. The boat will continue cruising down the river to Bangkok. You will be able to take in the sights, marveling at the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn along the way. You will arrive in Bangkok in the late morning at approx 11h00.


mekha1.jpg (100574 bytes) Mekhala Rice Barge

mekha3.jpg (75127 bytes) Boat Deck in Ayuthaya

mekha2.jpg (105094 bytes) Life of local Thai people along the River bank

Price per person in Thai Baht  Join Tour (Min. 2 Persons)


Program 1: Cruise Bangkok - Ayuthaya

Validity Single Double
01 Nov 11 - 31 Mar 12 12,330 9,840
01 Apr 12 - 31 Oct 12 9,980 7,580

 

Program 2: Cruise Ayuthaya - Bangkok

Validity Single Double
01 Nov 11 - 31 Mar 12 9,885 7,910
01 Apr 12 - 31 Oct 12 8,000 6,075

Notes

  • The above tour prices include service and government tax.
  • Minimum 2 persons traveling together.
  • Child Rate : Child under 12 years shares a double room with 2 adults charge at 50% from adult rate (double sharing). Infant (less than 2 years old) = free of charge.

Include:

  • 2 days cruise (Join-in) with stops and visits as mentioned in the program.
  • 1 night accommodation on board in double berth air-conditioned cabin.
  • Meal plan as mentioned in the program (1 dinner - 1 breakfast).
  • Coffee, Tea & Water on board and during breakfast.
  • Coffee, Tea, Water & Soft drink during dinner.
  • Services of a qualified crew.
  • Group Insurance.

Exclude :

  • Guide, land services and transportation in Bangkok & Ayuthaya.
  • Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package.
  • Other personal expenses.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverage.



Transfer Rates (Optional):

Validity from 01 Nov 11 - 31 Oct 12
Services A/C Car
1:2 pax
A/C Van
1:6 pax
Price /  Car Price /  Van

Transfer from Bangkok Hotel - Wat Yannawa Pier or V.V.

1,700 Baht
Transfer from Wat Yannawa Pier - Suvarnabhumi Airport or V.V. 1,750 Baht
Transfer from Ayuthaya (Bang Pa In pier) - Hotel in Bangkok or V.V. 3,400 Baht
Transfer from Ayuthaya (Bang Pa In pier) - Suvarnabhumi Airport or V.V. 3,450 Baht

Include
  • One way transfer with private air conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up or drop off at hotel located in Bangkok Downtown only
  • English / French / German speaking guide
  • Luggage handling

Tour Rate (Optional):

Validity from 01 Nov 11 - 31 Oct 12
Services A/C car
1:2 pax
A/C Van
1:6 pax
Price /  Car Price /  Van

Tour in Ayuthaya with one way transfer to Bangkok Hotel or V.V.

5,000 Baht

Remark
  • Tour in Ayuthaya price includes transportation, long tailed boat trip with English / French / German speaking guide + luggage handling.
  • Supplement charge for the admission fees for Bang Pa In Palace, Wat Maha Dhat, Wat Chai Wattanaram and Lunch at Krungsri River or local restaurant is THB 500 per person
Exclude
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverage.
  • Other personal expenses.

 

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