Bangkok Chao phaya river cruise is one of the most famous activities. The Chao phaya river is main river of Thailand, which run passes the heart of Bangkok. Cruising along the river to experience the history imprinted on the two sides of the river.
The river reflects the long original of Thai legacy and civilization which so called “The River of The King”.
Day Cruise, Night Cruise or Overnight Cruise in Bangkok
Most tourists use long-tailed boat or bass boat to travel or see the river.
Long tailed boat river cruise
You can book a canal tour or long tour with tour operator which allow visitors to stop one of the famous sightseeing such as Wat Arun and the Royal Barge museum which take around 2 hour tours trip.
Ayutthaya river cruise
Another interesting service is a day cruise service which is started in the morning visiting the ancient city of Ayutthaya and continue the trip back to Bangkok on the river for 3 hours. Having lunch on board and continue to cruise down to Bangkok. The cruise passes many highlights of Bangkok such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho , Chinatown and Chinese shrine that you could enjoy and relaxing.
Dining on the river cruise services offer various styles of cruise which is a luxurious cruise operated by hotel to traditional Thai rice barge cruise.
Visitors could also rent the private small cruise or yacht service.
There are also join the big cruise that you could walk around and enjoy various views of Bangkok historical landmark. The open air section is very cool and nice after dark. Meanwhile the a/c room of big cruise is also comfortable for the guest. Basically, Bangkok dinner cruise operates for 2 hours. The starting time is from 18:00-20:00, 19:00-21:00, 19:30-21:30, or 20.00-22:00.
Most of the cruise operators serve an international buffet or set menus. Warm cook food is served for everyone on board. There are a various kind of food serves on board is included traditional Thai food, salad, dessert, bakery and seasonal fruits are enough for everyone.
Bangkok Choaya river cruise service offer shows a live music to entertain you at night in Bangkok. A live band performs jazz, pop and popular music that you could sing and dance along.
There is also live show in a different style of each cruise. It might be cabaret show, traditional Thai dance and puppet show.
What do you see during the tour of Bangkok Chao phaya river cruise? It is a good way to observe Bangkok nightlife along the river. Most of Bangkok Choa Phaya River cruise service passes the heart of old Bangkok. Enjoy the view of the Bangkok Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, Wat Pho, Rama VIII bridge, Sapan Bhut, and luxury 5 star hotel.
If you like to stay on floating hotel which typically travel to Ayutthaya. You could reserve the service with Mekkala Cruise ,or Manorah Song. It is converted rice barge cruise with 6-12 rooms only that allow you to see Thailand in different view and enjoy.
Listing of cruise operator
Choaphraya cruise, Choa phaya princess, White orchid cruise, the vertical cruise, Grand Pearl, Wonderful pearl, Meridian cruise, Wan Fah cruise, Manorah cruise, Absara cruise and loy nava.
Ayutthaya grand pearl, Wan fah cruise, and long tailed boat service operated local tour operator
Overnight cruise operator
Manorah cruise, Mekkhala cruise operated by Asian oasis cruise
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