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Rice Barge

Highlights / General details

Maenam Chao Phraya:

The Chao Phraya River is the most important waterway in Thailand. Boats of all sizes ply this river ranging from huge container ships that berth at Klong Toey Port to small dugouts. Its most recognized water transporters are the rice barges and the long-tail boats. Then there are cross river ferries and the river express boats serving as water-born buses bringing commuters to the city from as far up-river as Nonthaburi.

A cruise on the Chao Phraya River gives you a new perspective on Bangkok as you pass by the imposing Prangs of Wat Arun, the majestic Grand Palace and the Temple of The Emerald Buddha.

You'll see a different side of commerce as huge lines of rice barges are towed by a small tugboat and other barges carrying cargo as diverse as sand and gravel, even soft drinks and beer.

There are a number of ways you can experience life on the river. You can take a voyage on a luxuriously converted rice barge leaving from Bangkok on a leisurely journey all the way up to the ancient capital at Ayutthaya. There are also purpose-built luxury cruisers making the same trip. Or you can see the river life the same way the locals do by catching a river express boat. There are converted rice barges and Chinese junks that offer lunch and dinner cruises. The evening dinner cruise can be particularly romantic, sipping fine wine at a candle-lit table.


Pick-up from most hotels; Local Licensed Guide English Speaking; Transportation; Entrance Fee; Boat Ticket; Soft drink and seasonal fruit.


Distance Supplement for some hotels; Personal Expense; Gratuity.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Pickup time at 2:00pm.


2:00pm Pick up from hotel and transfer to River City Pier (Bangkok Cruise Tour Pier Center).

2:30pm The trip starts by long-tail boat passing various canals and temples, Bangkok. You will touch a great on the water-way and see Thai people at home along the canals and Bangkok National Museum of Royal Barges. We will visit Klongmon canal – Bangkhunsri canal, Klongchak - Pra canal - Bangkok -noi canal and then moves to Rice Barge boat at Wat Keelex then go along the Chao Phraya River while you are enchanting with the natural beauty cruising past the royal barge museum, the Grand palace, the temple of dawn and then back to the River city.

4:30pm arrived to River City Pier.


Requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

Guest must call to reconfirm tour within 48 hours.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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