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Mekhala Cruise from Bangkok to Ayuthaya 2 days

Bangkok, Thailand
2 Days
15
$311.00

Mekhala Cruise from Bangkok to Ayuthaya 2 days

$311.00
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Mekhala Cruise from Bangkok to Ayuthaya 2 days

The Mekhala is a collection of three elegantly restored, beautifully crafted rice barges. The barges provide the setting for overnight journeys between Bangkok and Ayutthaya – retracing the paths of former royal processions. Your journey on the Mekhala starts in Bangkok and ends in Ayutthaya / Bang Pa-in Summer Palace, or vice versa.
There are only six rooms, promising you an unparalleled sense of intimacy and personalization as you cruise the river of the Kings. Optional tours such as a guided visit to the Summer Palace and to the Ancient City of Ayutthaya, as well as transfer options are available. Our prices include a 1-night / 2-day cruise onboard the Mekhala with a delicious Thai dinner, breakfast and snacks, water, tea and coffee with meals, accommodation based on sharing a double cabin with air-conditioning and private bathroom and the service of a multi-language, well experienced crew.
The Mekhala Rice Barges are also available for charter for both, day / dinner cruises on the Chao Phraya River and overnight cruises

UPSTREAM PROGRAM: BANGKOK—AYUTHAYA
From 01 November 2015 – 29 February 2016: Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
From March, April, July, August and October 2016: Every Tuesday & Thursday
From May, June, September 2016 – the tour will be operated on fixed departure dates as follows;Tue 10 May, Tue 24 May, Tue 07 Jun, Tue 21 Jun, Tue 06 Sep, Tue 20 Sep
DOWNSTREAM PROGRAM: AYUTHAYA—BANGKOK
From 01 November 2015 – 29 February 2016: Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
From March, April, July, August and October 2016: Every Wednesday & Friday
From May, June, September 2016 – the tour will be operated on fixed departure dates as follows;Wed 11 May,Wed 25 May,Wed 08 Jun, Wed 22 Jun, Wed 07 Sep, Wed 21 Sep

Mekhala Cruise – Bangkok – Ayuthaya 2 days by Asian Oasis

Destinations: Bangkok Ayuthaya

There is no better way to witness the traditional way of life of Thais than by cruising along the legendary Chao Phraya River (River of Kings). During the course of a two-day cruise on the Mekhala, you will travel back in time as you view the rich history of Thailand.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit a fresh market where local people shop for food, fresh produce and a variety of Thai sweets.
  • Explore small village of Baan Saladang, an aged-old Mon community who migrated from Burma to this area in the early 19th century.

Detail Itinerary

1. BANGKOK-AYUTHAYA

1. BANGKOK-AYUTHAYA

12:00 :Transfer from hotel to pier and board on Mekhala Cruise.

13:30 : Start cruising up the Chao Phraya River, passing the magnificent Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn and observing the way of rural life along the river.

Arriving at Pathum Thani in the afternoon, you will visit a fresh market where local people shop for food, fresh produce and a variety of Thai sweets.

At sunset, the Mekhala will dock at Wat Kai Tia, a Buddhist temple located in a tranquil rural village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai cuisine will be served on the deck. Overnight on board in your air-conditioned cabin.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Mekhala Cruise

We start the day by cruising to a small village Baan Saladang, an aged-old Mon community who migrated from Burma to this area in the early 19th century. The villagers here have successfully maintained their traditional life style, customs and natural surroundings. You will also see a collection of well–preserved typical Thai houses in this charming village. Afterwards, you can partake a delicious breakfast. Later in the morning, depart for Bang-Pa-In.

09:30: Arrival at Bang-Pa-In where you will disembark at the pier nearby Bang Pa In Palace and your guide will await for the visit of the Summer Palace, built in the 17th century. This palace complex showcases a collection of different styles of buildings arranged amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with an inspiring water setting. Continue by long-tail boat to view life style of people along the riverside followed by lunch at Krungsri River Hotel. After lunch, visit to the archeological site of the once glorious capital, Ayuthaya, Wat Maha Dhat and Wat Chai Wattanaram. After these visits, return to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

2. AYUTHAYA – BANGKOK

09:00 Departure from your hotel and travel by air-conditioned mini-bus to Ayuthaya. Upon arrival, visit to the archeological site of the once glorious capital, Ayuthaya, Wat Maha Dhat and Wat Chai Wattanaram. Lunch at Krungsri River Hotel and then travel to Bang-Pa-In by long-tail boat to explore the Summer Palace. This palace complex showcases a collection of different styles of buildings arranged amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with an inspiring water setting. After this visit, your guide will drop you off at the pier nearby to board on the Mekhala.

15:00 Start cruising downstream, now is the time to relax and enjoy watching rural life along the “River of King”. You will stop for a visit at a small village of Baan Saladang, an aged-old Mon community who migrated from Burma to this area in the early 19th century. The villagers here have successfully maintained their traditional life style, customs and natural surroundings. You will also see a collection of well–preserved typical Thai houses in this charming village.

Soon after sunset, the MEKHALA will dock at Wat Kai Tia, a local Buddhist temple set in a tranquil village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai cuisine will be served on the deck. Overnight on board in your air-conditioned cabin.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Mekhala Cruise

Today, we will leave the pier early for a visit at a morning market in Pathum Thani. You will observe a way of life as local people shop for food and fresh produce.

Afterwards, you can partake of a delicious breakfast. The boat will continue cruising down the river to Bangkok. You will be able to take in the sights, marveling at the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn along the way. Arrive Bangkok in the late morning (approx. 11.00 h.) and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 14 days prior the check in: 10% of total rate
  • From 14 to 7 days prior to check in: 50% of the total rate
  • Less than 7 days prior the check in: 100% of the total rate
  • No show 100% of total rates

Children Price & Extra Bed

  • Children aged 2-12 years shares a double room with 2 adults will be charged 75% from adult rate (double sharing).
  • Infant (under 2 years old) shares a double room with 2 adults is free of charge

Shuttle Bus

NA

Check-in

Afternoon

Check-out

Morning

Guide

English Speaking Guide on Board

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Theme Cruise

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Movie nights
  • Wooden games

These are cruise properties for Mekhala Cruise:

Specifications Mekhala Cruise
Building matertials
Operated since 2009
Length 20 m
Width NA
Height NA
Depth NA
Dining Room Spacious upper deck with lounge and dining area.
Bar/ Sundeck Yes
Massage cabin NA

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Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip transfers to/from Bangkok hotel
  • 2 days cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program
  • Meal plan as mentioned in double berth air-conditioned cabin
  • Coffee, Tea and water during breakfast
  • Coffee, Tea, water and soft drink during dinner
  • English-speaking crew during cruise
  • Admission fees at visiting points as mentioned in the program and long tailed boat trip
  • Services of local English/German or French-speaking guide during tour in Ayuthaya

Price Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, cold drinks (ice tea, ice coffee, etc.) and offering to Buddhist monks
  • Other personal expenses

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Travelo Vietnam can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

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As our price is set according to the length of itinerary and the detailed program given, we can make changes in this tour to help you keep your budget.
Below are some possible changes to make your tour fit better in your budget
we can customize this tour with shorter duration
some activities and tours can be in a group and non-private.
We can look into lower budget hotel for you without compromising the quality.
We can change the itinerary that fits your expectation and budget requirement.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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Budget higher than $(This Price) in per person?

Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
If you want to stay longer…
There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:

  1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
  2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people.
  3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

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