Like all great cities, Bangkok is dominated by water. Meandering through the city’s heart is the Chao Phraya, which is one of the most famous rivers in all of Thailand. The river’s prominence is illustrated by the location of Bangkok’s most important historical attractions. Almost all of them are on the water, from the Royal Palace and Wat Po, to the towering Temple of Dawn that you will cruise past this afternoon. Public boats run up and down the river, bringing with them a riot of color and enthusiasm. Narrow long-tail boats carry everything from vegetables to monks. On the riverbank, you can still find iconic bamboo buildings, even if the other riverbank features contemporary hotels and towers.
After an airport meet and greet plus time to relax in a five-star riverside hotel, you will immerse yourself in Bangkok with a river journey. You will cruise in luxury on a floating restaurant that is occasionally visited by royalty. Inside air-conditioned comfort, you will watch the city roll by. This as an excellent and effortless way to gain first impressions. You can take in all the wonderful colors and sights without being overawed by traffic and noise. Entertainment will be provided during intervals between courses, taking you on a journey to various Thai regions. Think dancing, singing, and theatrical shows that involve people and puppets. Lastly, you will be greeted by a sunset over the river that will illuminate the temples while casting blending colors across a changing city.