The cruise continues up the Chao Phraya River, passing the principal riverside attractions of Wat Phutthaisawan, Saint Joseph’s Church, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Kassithirat and Queen Suriothai’s Chedi, before returning to Ayutthaya. Disembarkation is at your riverside accommodation, the Railway Station Jetty, or at the revered temple of Wat Phananchoeng which predates the ancient capital.
Alternatively you may like to remain on ‘Montha’ and continue with a cruise to the ‘Elephant Kraal’ on the Lop Buri River to see the working elephants taking their evening bathe in the river. You can hand feed the elephants from the front deck, but be wary, if teased, these playful animals are not beyond occasionally squirting water at the unsuspecting guests.
A private dinner cruise past the illuminated riverside attractions of Ayutthaya can also be a perfect way to finish the day.
Tours of Ayutthaya by land and/or river, overnight hotel accommodation and transport back to Bangkok can be arranged to suit your requirements. Additional charges apply for these added activities. Rail connections to destinations throughout Thailand are available from Ayutthaya.
10:00 (Optional embarkation at your riverside hotel in central Bangkok.)
12:00 Arrive at Suan Thip Restaurant, Pak Kret for a complementary Thai lunch.
13:15 Board ‘Montha’ and depart Suan Thip for the island of Koh Kret.
13:30 Arrive Koh Kret for a tour of the island. (Weekdays: Cycling tour on request).
14:30 Depart Koh Kret for Samkhok.
17:00 Arrive Samkhok (Mon Settlement).
17:20 Depart for Bang Sai.
17:40 Arrive at Piyavan Resort.
18:00 Sunset cocktails; either on deck or in the air-conditioned lounge.
18:30 Depart for ‘Krua Rim Nam Tai Koh’ Restaurant.
19:00 Thai dinner selected from the menu of the ‘Krua Rim Nam Tai Koh’ Restaurant.
20:30 Return to Piyavan Resort. (Overnight)
08:00 Full western breakfast of your choice.
09:00 Depart Piyavan Resort for the Royal Thai Folk Arts & Crafts Centre at Bang Sai.
09:30 Arrive at Bang Sai (Visit the Traditional Village and Folk Art Centre).
10:45 Depart Bang Sai for Bang Pa-in.
12:00 Arrive at Ayutthaya Garden River Home Resort & Spa for a pre-selected lunch.
(The itinerary can be adjusted to include an optional Traditional Thai Massage.)
13:00 Depart for Bang Pa-in Summer Palace.
13:20 Arrive at Wat Nivet and the Bang Pa-in Summer Palace.
15:00 Depart Bang Pa-in for Ayutthaya.
16:15 Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya. (Commence a cruise past the principal riverside attractions).
17:00 Arrive at Wat Phananchoeng or your riverside accommodation.
End of Itinerary 1.
Additional activities can include a cruise to the ‘Elephant Kraal’ and a private dinner cruise. Additional charges apply to these activities.
17:30 Travel to the ‘Elephant Kraal’ on the Lop Buri River.
19:00 Depart on an evening dinner cruise featuring selections from the menu of the Ayotthaya Riverside Hotel.
20:30 Return to Ayutthaya.
Custom itineraries can be tailored to suit individual requirements; please feel free to request a personal itinerary and individual quotation.