Chao Phraya Rice Barge Cruise by Thanatharee
Tour Overview :
A unique opportunity to explore Thailand’s rural heartland along the Chao Phraya River on board a traditional teak rice barge. Leave Bangkok behind as the river weaves through the Central Plains and discover a region of Thailand that is rarely visited by tourists.
Departure Date : Bangkok
Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 : Bangkok - Maenam Noi
Board our comfortable converted rice barge "Thanatharee". A cruise heads upriver to the unspoilt Maenam Noi, a small branch of the main Chao Phraya River, passing through rich agricultural areas dotted with small towns and villages where life moves at a slower and more gentle pace. With bicycles on board frequent stops are made along the way to explore the countryside and observe way of life and culture of the rural Thai people. There will be opportunities to see the traditional handicrafts still produced in these areas and meet with the local people, in a world far removed from the usual tourist haunts. Meals served on board. Coffee, tea and seasonal fruits are available at all times. Moore at a small village in the evening, and tie up for the night. (-/L/D)
Date 2 : Chao Phraya River - Chao Phraya River
An opportunity to give food to the monks on their morning alms round and then cycling to explore the villages with opportunities to talk to school kids, old folks or farmers then rejoin the barge for total relaxation. Those who wish to learn the secret of Thai cuisine are always welcome to join our crew for meal preparation. Overnight on board at another small village. (B/L/D)
Date 3 : Chao Phraya River - Bangkok
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 Phraya River with possibilities for more stops if time permits. Disembark and ready to depart for the next destination.
End of services. (B/-/-)