4 Days / 3 Nights - Cruise
Treasures of Three Rivers - Chao Phraya
Kingdom of Thailand
A unique opportunity to explore Thailand's rural
areas in the Central Plain on three beautiful rivers and to meet
with local people in a world far removed from the usual tourist
haunts and witnesses their typical handicraft-making occupations.
The program includes three unique accommodations: on the Thanatharee
rice barge to explore charming villages along a small river (the
Maenam Noi), at the Country Lake Nature Lodge located amidst a forest
in a rural area of peaceful Uthai Thani, combined with a cruise
along the Sakaekrang River, and at the Jungle Rafts on a raft house
which blends into the natural surroundings of the Kwai Noi River.
Day 1 Bangkok - Chao Phraya River - Maenam Noi
Morning transfer from your hotel to meet the "Thanatharee"
rice barge. The cruise passes 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 the 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
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 2 Maenam Noi - Sakaerang River - Uthai Thani
After an early breakfast and the opportunity to give food to the
monks on their morning alms round, observe the villagers' day-to-day
activities before continuing the cruise to the meeting point where
a minibus is waiting for the transfer to Uthai Thani.
Before arrival at Uthai Thani town, visit the temple
Wat Tasung and its amazing Crystal Hall, Golden Hall and fish sanctuary.
Then board the converted rice barge "Kirinava" to cruise
along the Sakaekrang River to see the traditional house boats of
the local people and the serene life along the riverbank.
After the cruise visit the lively local evening
market and Wat Sangkat Ratana Khiri, up into the hills, for a birds-eye-view
of the city and then transfer to the Country Lake Nature Lodge for
overnight. A Thai cooking demonstration can be arranged if time
Day 3 Uthai Thani - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai
At leisure in the morning to enjoy the natural surroundings of the
resort and the activities available such as birding, biking or kayaking
in the lake. Then transfer to Kanchanaburi with various stops enroute
including Ban Kok Mor weaving village, the amazing Hub Pa Tard valley
and, perhaps, a school or pineapple plantation (depending on the
Arrive at the boat pier in Kanchanaburi late afternoon
and transfer to the Jungle Rafts for overnight. End the day with
a display of traditional ethnic-Mon dances after dinner.
Day 4 Lava Cave - Kwai Noi - Bangkok
After breakfast visit the ethnic-Mon Village to see their way of
life, or enjoy a Thai herbal massage, and then visit the Lava Cave
to explore its spectacular rock formations. After lunch cruise through
the scenic jungle along the Kwai Noi River to Pak Saeng and the
joint transfer to your hotel in Bangkok.
Available for departure Saturday, Sundays, Mondays
Sightseeing tours and transfers as detailed in
Accommodation in specified hotels, or hotels of a similar category.
Meals on full-board.
All entrance fees.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles.
Services not mentioned.
Meals not mentioned.
Expenses of a personal nature (eg. Drinks, souvenir, laundry, etc.)
* Minimum 2 persons per booking.
* Activities are subject to change without prior notice due to local
* Please enquire for the detailed itinerary of each departure. Kindly
note that except for Day 1 and the morning of Day 2 the programme
will be the same for each departure day. This is because the Thanatharee
operates a continuous schedule of overnight cruises up and down
the Chao Phraya River between Bangkok and Ayudhaya and so the starting
and finishing points of the Thanatharee portion of the programme
will vary according to the departure day. The duration of the cruise
and the activities, however, vary very little.