River Excursion

Mekhala Cruise

Bangkok, Thailand

Prices From: $275 per person

For centuries, The River of Kings has been the lifeblood of Thailand, carrying with it the history and culture of this proud nation. Flowing down from the fertile central plains for almost 400 kilometres, this birthplace of Thai civilization connects the ancient Siamese capital Ayuthaya with the modern capital Bangkok, where it remains an essential artery in the region's economic life.

Beautifully crafted, Mekhala is a collection of three restored rice barges that provide the setting for daily journeys between Bangkok and Ayuthaya, retracing the paths of former royal processions. Their journey is a fascinating insight into how life on the river has changed over this time.

The magic of this voyage is its unhurried pace that captures the subtle colours and moods of life on the river over a 24-hour period. A couple of hours into the journey, the bustle of the city is replaced by the tranquillity of the countryside.

Along densely wooded river banks, tin and timber homes nestle in the hyacinth-clogged shallows housing families whose lives are still bound by the ancient waterway.


Region: Asia - Southeast

Nearest Airport: BKK



All Meals All Meals

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Wildlife Wildlife

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

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General Information

Tour Prices:
All rates shown are based on a per person basis and inclusive of the current VAT. which will be shown on the invoice. Should VAT. or taxes change, we reserve the rights to revise our rate accordingly. For tours and transfers on a join-in basis, a minimum of 2 passengers traveling together is required.

Kindly note that our tour prices are calculated based on the current oil price of July?2006. Should the petrol hike over 10% or more, our tour prices will possibly be revised accordingly. However, we shall try with utmost efforts not to alter the prices, if not necessary.

All rates shown are quoted in Thai Baht at current exchange rate, and are subject to change at any time should major circumstances and currency fluctuate.

Child Rate: Child under 12 years shares a double room with 2 adults charge at 50% from adult rate (double sharing).
Infants (less than 2 years old) = free of charge.

Cancellation Policies

For cancellation of confirmed arrangements for individual bookings, a cancellation fee will be charged according to the case incurred. General rules (unless indicated otherwise at the time of booking) are as follows:

? More than 30 days prior to arrival date = no charge
? 30-14 days prior to arrival date = 15% of total invoice
? 13-7 days prior to arrival date = 20% of total invoice
? 7-3 days prior to arrival date = 50% of total invoice
? Less than 3 days prior to arrival date = 75% of total invoice
? No show = 100% of total invoice

Should the number of participants be reduced, the tourprice will be changed accordingly.

? Group: 100% of the price per person will be charged.
? F.I.T: a) Accommodation - The first night will be charged. During High Season, special conditions might apply.
b) Land arrangement - Actual expenses incurred will be charged.