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EBB 30 : Chao Phraya Rice Barge Cruise

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EBB 30 : Chao Phraya Rice Barge Cruise (Bangkok – Ayudhaya : 3 days/2 nights)
Saturday departure (Minimum 2 persons)

Rate : Baht 7,800 per person / Validity from Now – 31 Oct 08

Pickup Time : 07:00 – 07:30

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  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.

• Chao Phraya Rice Barge Cruise – River Map

Thanatharee Rice Barge
Our barge, named “Thanatharee” or Treasure on the Water, is 21.1 metres in length and 5.9 metres in width. It provides simple but comfortable air-conditioned multi-share accommodation with on-board shower and toilets. The maximum capacity is 12 passengers.

The spacious upper deck has ample room to relax, enjoy a refreshing drink, read, play games or just watch the world drifting gently by. There is also a sun deck for anyone wanting to work on their tans. Meals will be served on board, and everyone is welcome to help in the cooking and learn something about the art of Thai cooking. One may also accompany the cook to the local market and shops for the day’s ingredients.

Day 1 (-/L/D)

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.

Day 2 (B/L/D)

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.

Day 3 (B/-/-)

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.

Remark :
– During the months, normally, around September-November it may not be possible to use the Maenam Noi in which case the itinerary will follow the main Chao Phraya River.- The activities and schedule are subject to change without prior notice due to local conditions.

– Guarantee departure Year round for a minimum of 2 persons and a maximum of 12 persons.

– Saturday departure, Bangkok – Maenam Noi – Ayudhaya

– Departs Bangkok at 08.30, terminates in Ayudhaya at 12.00, approximately.

– In case of cancellation :

  • 8-14 days prior to departure date : charge 30% of total amount
  • 1-7 days prior to departure date : charge 50% of total amount
  • No Show : Non-refundable

Transfers :
– A supplement of Baht 900 per person is payable for those clients requiring transportation from/to Bangkok or Ayudhaya (one way with a minimum of 2 persons).

Charge for children :
– 50% of tour rate when joining the tour with 2 paying adults. (Applicable for children aged less than 10 years, except where otherwise stated.)

Services included in the price :
– Pick-up service from Bangkok Hotel (city area) to Pinklao Pier where boarding (minimum 2 persons)

– On board Thanatharee : The barge provides air-conditioned multi-share accommodation for a maximum of 12 persons, the bedroom area being divided into two sections by a curtain. One common bathroom and one toilet are located on the main deck, a second toilet is on the upper deck. Please bring your own personnel toiletries (towel and soap are provided).

– Full board during the cruise
– All services and activities described in the itineraries
– English-speaking assistance
– 7% Value added tax
Services not included in the price :
– Soft drinks (except water) and alcoholic beverages
– Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary
– Tips for the crew
– Personal expenses

– – – Terms & Conditions – – –

Booking :

– Any purchase made through the website, bookings have to be made in advance

Payment :

– Full prepayment is required either by credit card (Visa, Master, JCB) or bank transfer

Cancellation Policy :

– If written notification of cancellation (by email or facsimile) received after payment has been done or 1 working
day (Not including Sat, Sun & Public Holiday) prior to departure, there will be no cancellation charge except credit card processing fee

– In case of No Show : non-refundable

 

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