Ang Thong Mystic River with Anantara Dream Cruise

Highlights

Enjoy a three-day two-night private charter cruise on one of Asia’s most famous rivers. Step aboard our exquisite fleet of 100 year old rice barges, painstakingly rebuilt from shining teak and lavishly converted to their present splendour. Cruise in comfort and enjoy Anantara’s personalised service, for a once in a lifetime voyage along the River of Kings.  Anantara Dream features only two elegantly appointed staterooms, thereby providing the most intimate of cruise experiences for no more than two couples.

What to expect

Guests embarking on a journey aboard Anantara Dream may choose the Thousand Golden Temples journey to Ayutthaya, a Mystic River Tour to Angthong or even create their personal river adventure. Anantara Dream is available for private charters only. The vessel departs from the Anantara Cruises pier located on the riverfront of the Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa. Special arrangements can be made for alternate pick-up and drop off points.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart For Ayutthaya

    10:00 hrs. Depart from the pier located in front of Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa. Once on board, your experienced crew will serve a welcome glass of champagne.

    10:50 hrs. Arrive at the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun. This is one of the best known temples in Bangkok and dates back to the ancient Ayutthaya period. We will stop here for a short guided tour and depart at 11:30am.

    11:50 hrs. Arrive at the Royal Barges National Museum. This is one of Bangkok’s most fascinating sites, not seen anywhere else in the world. The museum is home to an incredible collection of gilded and ornately decorated boats with magnificently carved prows, including his Majesty the King’s personal barge, Suphannahongse. Built in 1911 to resemble a mythical swan, the boat is 46 metres long and was carved from a single tree. All the barges kept here are unique in their portrayal of incredible craftsmanship.

    13:00 hrs. Lunch is served. Shortly after your lunch, Anantara Dream will pass the manmade island of Koh Kret in Nonthaburi Province which is populated by one of Thailand’s many ethnic minority groups, the Mon people, who use the river’s fine clay to produce earthenware pots. Then as we continue our journey, spend the afternoon relaxing on board, watching vivid snapshots of river life unfold.

    16:00 hrs. Tea Time. A traditional English afternoon tea will be served. Sip on a selection of teas, accompanied by tea sandwiches, fruit and chocolate cakes, scones with whipped cream and jam, as well as delicious cookies and pastries.

    16:30 hrs. A quick stop at Wat Pathum Khong Ka to feed the fish which offers a simple way of gaining merit and good luck. This promotes the Buddhist cycle of life by feeding the fish so they in turn can produce life. Some of these carp fish are giants!

    19:00 hrs. Relax and freshen up in your private en-suite stateroom, before returning to the deck for aperitifs and Thai canapés.

    20:00 hrs. With Wat Niwet Thammaprawat as a dramatic backdrop, a traditional Thai dinner will be served, after which you can relax on deck with a glass of wine or nightcap before retiring to your stateroom for your first night on the river.
    Overnight : Ayutthaya

    Meal : Lunch / Dinner

  • Day 2 : Ayutthaya

    08:00 hrs. Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast.

    09:00 hrs. Depart from Wat Niwet Thammaprawat by limousine.

    10:15 hrs. Arrive at Ayutthaya and visit the local museum. [Wednesday to Sunday: Chao Sam Phraya National Museum / Monday and Tuesday: The Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre]

    11:15 hrs. Enjoy an elephant ride through the historical park.

    11:40 hrs. Along the way you may wish to buy a bag of fish or a cage of small birds for you to release back to nature in a local gesture of making merit.

    11:50 hrs. Return to Wat Niwet Thammaprawat Pier by limousine.

    12:20 hrs. Mediterranean set lunch is served.

    14:00 hrs. Depart for Angthong province by limousine. Visit Baan Bang Phae in Ekaraj, the drum making village.

    15:35 hrs. Visit the famous temple Wat Phra Phuttha Saiyat Pa Mok (Wat Pa Mok).

    16:10 hrs. Depart from Wat Pa Mok to visit a Thai style house at Baan Bang Pa Han.

    17:00 hrs. Return to Wat Niwet Thammaprawat where you will rejoin Anantara Dream to relax and freshen up in your private en-suite stateroom.

    19:00 hrs. Return to the deck for aperitifs and Asian inspired canapés.

    20:00 hrs. A traditional Thai dinner and a glass of champagne will be served on deck.
    Overnight : Angthong
    Meal : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  • Day 3 : Depart For Bangkok

    08:00 hrs. Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast.

    09:00 hrs. Your personal guide will meet you at Anantara Dream and begin the tour of Wat Niwet Thammaprawat.

    09:30 hrs. From Wat Niwet Thammaprawat we will take a short walk to the Bang Pa In Summer Palace. The original palace was built by King Prasat Thong on the island and was used as a country residence for the later kings of the Ayutthaya period. However, after the capital moved to Bangkok, Bang Pa In was abandoned for 80 years to be revived by King Rama V, who commanded the construction of additional theatres, temples and monuments in a mixture of European, Chinese and Thai styles. We will explore the palace grounds by electric carts, although the site can also be easily walked.

    10:30 hrs. Travel to Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre with a limousine transfer and guide to enjoy the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. Here you can see a variety of Thai houses in regional styles and discover how Thailand’s rural people make handicrafts such as fern basketry, silk flowers, hand woven silk and cotton, silk dyeing, wood carving, miniature hand modeled dolls and traditional furniture, which make it a great place to shop. After a short guided tour, we will depart at around noon.

    12:30 hrs. Rejoin Anantara Dream at the Bang Sai Royal Folk Pier.

    12:45 hrs. Thai cooking class with Chef.

    13:30 hrs. A light Thai set lunch will be served as we head back to Bangkok.

    16:00 hrs. Tea time. A traditional English afternoon tea is served. Sip on a selection of teas, accompanied by delicious cookies and pastries.

    16:30 hrs. Arrive at the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa Pier.

    Meal : Breakfast (Hotel) / Lunch

Book & Pay online

฿112,000.00

Price includes

  • Round transfers hotel/airport to the Manohra Cruises pier (Bangkok only)
  • Welcome with Champagne toast on board
  • 2 night accommodation on board in our 2 en-suite signature staterooms
  • Deluxe amenities in your stateroom
  • All meals on board during the journey
  • Non-alcoholic beverages during the journey
  • 1 hour cooking class on Thai Cuisine
  • Private multi-lingual speaking guide
  • Admissions charges at designated places
  • Private limousine transfers to visited sites on the second day
  • Special Jim Thompson gift

Price does not include

  • Any Air ticket & Airport Tax
  • Entrance fees to sites that are not in the program
  • Soft drinks or other refreshments during local tours