Take this morning easy, have a late breakfast, or plunge into the pool and get into the holiday mood.
Your guide will meet you after early lunch, to start your sightseeing with the legendary Bangkok canals.
Explore the rivers and canals of Bangkok for an insightful view of local life. Transfer from your hotel to the Chao Phraya River and visit the Bangkok riverside. Bangkok has been called the “Venice of the East” because of its many klongs (canals) that zigzag through the city. While many of them have been filled in to make way for roads, old bridges remain and colorful houses still crowd the water’s edge. Visiting the waterways is very much a local experience rather than a touristy one.
Make a stop at Wat Arun on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location but also because of its unique design. Notice its impressive 82m (269ft) high Khmer-style tower and the many detailed floral mosaics made from broken Chinese porcelain.
Return to your hotel to refresh before your dinner experience.
Meet your driver for a transfer to Chao Phraya River.
Step aboard a lovingly restored old rice barge to experience the ultimate luxury river cruise, privately joined by a Thai Historian who will give you an orientation of this exquisite trip. He has extensively studied over 600 ancient temples in the old town area and will tell the story of how the Kingdom was built alongside the river, a principal factor in the development of Thai heritage, culture, and economics. Listen to the artistic tales and secret love stories of princes and princesses while enjoying the sumptuous Thai set menu aboard this magnificent vessel as it meanders through one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Savor the essence of Thailand’s world-renowned authentic cuisine and sample an evolving Royal Thai feast of unforgettable flavors, textures, and aromas as you glide down the Chao Phraya River, uncovering the City of Angel’s cultural contrasts by night.
The cruise will take you to the King Rama VIII Bridge from where the boat makes a turn to return. Upon arrival at the pier, transfer to your hotel.
Meals: B, D