På den avkopplande 2,5 timmar långa eftermiddagskryssningen i Bangkok kan du se hur thailändarna lever sina vardagsliv i "österlandets Venedig".
Our Bangkok plans had us going out for a night on the town the previous night so we were looking for something relaxing that didnt take all day. This was the perfect way to get out and see the city from the water. We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to the pier which had a nice art gallery / shopping mall where we spent our time strolling through the shops before our cruise began. The services offered were exactly as described. Many stated in previous reviews that they had trouble hearing the tour guide due to the engine noise on the boats, but this was not the case for us. Our guide Peter was very knowledgeable and provided interesting facts about BKK that we were not aware of. He was enthusiastic and set a great tone for the full experience. The canal tour took us up one of the larger canals where we fed catfish with bread purchased on the boat for a minimal price. We transferred to the rice barge where there was a nice selection of fruits and drinks. The service was attentive and wed happily take this tour again. After the tour we were taken back to our hotel. This is where we experienced the one challenge with the excursion. The driver was impatient while we waited to use the restroom and was frustrated that we didnt know we were holding him up. Dont let this sway your decision to go on this cruise. It was a minor inconvenience but one that was a surprise given how well the rest of the cruise played out.
Was expecting rice barge for all of the tour but it was only for about a third of the tour at the end. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us lots of facts about the sights and Thailand generally , his English was good. Once we got on to the barge the staff couldn't do enough for us they had prepared fruit I'd never seen or heard of all fresh and beautifully set out.. There wasn't much going on in the canals but it was interesting to see the houses and buildings and hear the facts. The river cruise part of the tour was more interesting.tne pick up and drop off from our hotel was easy and the guide had left us a message to say what the pick up times were.