Thailand’s beautiful coastline is perfect for sailing and island hopping. But the sea is not the only area where you can enjoy a cruise and see the land from a different perspective. With three beautiful rivers, Chao Phraya, Mekong, and Kwai, river cruises are also perfect for relaxing, enjoying, and exploring Thailand’s historical and scenic spots.
Chao Phraya Cruise (Chao Phraya River)
One of the ultimate luxury experiences on the Chaophraya River, the Chaophraya Cruise takes guests on a river tour of Thai architecture and Bangkok’s culture and history. The cruise consists of two decks: the lower deck is air-conditioned, and the upper deck is open-air. The glamorous, modern, and elegant interior design with Thai influences will make your dinner cruise unforgettable. The journey starts from River City Pier, and the cruise visits the Grand Palace, Fort Phra Sumen, Royal National Museum, Arun, and Wat Kanlayanamitr.
Manohra Cruise (Chao Phraya River)
The Manohara cruise itinerary touches on almost every major tourist attraction besides the Chao Phraya River. Holy Cross Church, Taksin Bridge, Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan, Grand Palace, Maharaj’s Wharf, and Phra Sumen Fort are some of them. The Manohra Cruise The boats are converted versions of old rice barges. They are made from polished teak and are crafted in the traditional Rua Krachaeng style, meaning ‘canopy boat.’, especially during Thailand’s Thonburi period in the mid-18th century.
Today these barges offer luxury floating tours instead of transportation. Manohra Cruises offers one of the finest historical voyages along the Chao Phraya River, combined with old-world comforts and modern-day amenities.
Supanniga Cruise (Chao Phraya River)
The Supanniga cruise is one of the best river cruises on the Chao Phraya River. The Supanniga Cruise is a relatively new 40-seater Bangkok dinner cruise that offers a whole new perspective on Bangkok and its surroundings. The best thing is to experience the Bangkok sunset from the cruise with a glass of champagne. A leisurely dinner with some popular Supanniga dishes will make you always remember this luxurious tour. The fusion of modern design and Thai tradition gives the cruiser an elegant look.
Mekhala Rice Barge (Chao Phraya River)
The Mekhala Rice Barge Cruise along the historic waterways of the Chao Phraya River takes place on restored and repurposed old rice barges. This river cruise takes place between Bangkok and the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya, where all the historical sights are located. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya is Thailand’s equivalent of Angkor Wat. The two-day trip consists of visiting royal palaces, historical temples, and the famous markets of Bangkok. The double-decker ships have six double cabins for up to 12 guests.
Each cabin has its bathroom. While these barges lack modern facilities, they are more than adequate for home comforts and offer a traditional lifestyle experience.
Loy Nava Dinner Cruise (Chao Phraya River)
Loy Nava, sailing since 1970, is a converted version of an old rice barge. This cruise offers a journey into Thai culture, delicious food, and a peaceful environment. This dinner cruise provides unbeatable views of the city’s historic waterfront. Monuments such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and the famous Grand Palace are illuminated at night. Traditional Thai Kim music is played during dinner, and traditional Thai dishes are served to shape each distinct region. If you are a couple and want a romantic candlelight experience, the Loy Nava Dinner Cruise might be an excellent option.