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The Legendary River Cruise by Mekhala

Price: 923$

Departure on request


Discover the unique scenes of life on the Chao Phraya River from the deck of an elegantly restored teak Rice Barge. Your relaxing overnight journey retraces the paths of former royal processions between the ancient Siamese capital Ayutthaya and Bangkok. Each beautifully crafted Mekhala provides a luxurious setting to experience the tranquility and colors of life on the River of Kings over a 48-hour period.

Destinations & Hebergements:

Mekhala Boat         Cabin

  • Itinerary
  • Highlights
  • Dates & Prices
Day 1
Bangkok - Pathum Thani

Depart from the pier to Bangkok and cruise north on the Chao Praya River along various historical sites of the city of Bangkok. You will stop at the Pathum Thani Market to explore the local way of life of people. Continue to the temple Wat Kai Tia where you will drop anchor for dinner and overnight on board.

  • Dinner
Day 2
Pathumthai – Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya

Departure early for Wat Sala Daeng or a local guide will make you visit an authentic Mon village. Return to the boat for breakfast while continuing the journey to Bang Pa In. On arrival, you will visit the Palace which was the summer residence of King Rama V. Then enjoy lunch on board while the Mekhala is heading to the historic town of Ayuthaya cruising along historic ancient monuments such as Wat Panancherng, Wat Putthaisawan and Wat Chai Wattanaram. The cruise will stop at Wat Nivesthamprawat for the night. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring this unique Buddhist monastery until dinner time. Dinner and overnight on board.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 3
Ayutthaya – Koh Kred – Bangkok

In the early morning, the Mekhala will sail south towards Bangkok. Breakfast will be served on board. You can enjoy the peaceful scenery along the river. You will land at Koh Kred to explore the local Mon community. Back on board. The boat will go around the island during lunch. Continue to Bangkok where you will arrive around 16h.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Highlight of the Day 1
Bangkok - Mekhala

An old teak wood rice barge luxuriously refurbished. The unforgettable candlelight dinner on the deck.

Highlight of the Day 2
Mekhala - Ayutthaya

The serenity of life along the river and the amazing vestiges of Ayutthaya, the second capital of the Kingdom of Siam between the 14th and the 18th century.

Highlight of the Day 3
Mekhala - Koh Kred

The Mon community on the island of Koh Kret

  • Price
  • 3 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program.
  • 2 nights accommodation on board in double berth air-conditioned cabin.
  • Meal plan as mentioned
  • Coffee, Tea & Water on board and during the meals
  • Services of a qualified crew.
  • Sightseeing and visit as mentioned in the program
  • Group Insurance.
not included
  • Guide, land services and transportation in Bangkok & Ayuthaya.
  • An option for alms offering to monk.
  • Alcoholic beverages (available on board with charges)
  • Other personal expenses.
  • Optional tours or excursions that not mentioned in the itinerary.