Thailand Smiles Travel (Managed by Thai Voyage Co ltd) had arranged the most wonderful river cruise (part of the package) as grand finale after the ruins of Ayutthaya.
Boarding the cruise ship from the pier, the return to Bangkok gliding along the mighty Chao Phraya River, taking in scenes of lush countryside to switchover of Bangkok’s skyline was a perfect way to end the day.
Bangkok’s Royal Chao Phraya is the largest river in Thailand and is the lifeline of Bangkok city. Cruising along one can sight significant landmarks on either sides of the river.
Grand Pearl and Sun River are two of the best cruise boats to choose from. The air-conditioned luxury cruise boats can accommodate 200 pax. A scrumptious late lunch on board with a wide array of freshly cooked Thai and Continental cuisine can be enjoyed as you cruise along.
The cruise boat also has an upper/lower deck where coffee and tea are served and has all round panorama of the city skyline.
A constant streaming of famous sites and sounds of Bangkok are announced at regular interval.
The Grand Palace, The Wat Arun temple, Chinatown, the floating market and stilt houses, the temple of the Emerald Buddha are some of the famous attractions to watch out for.
The cruise ends at River Point Pier, Bangkok and as part of the package a coach drops you to the hotel.
Text/ Photo- Jyoti Shetty