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The idea of the Thanatharee was originated in 1999 by two great minds who were genuinely interested in bringing foreign visitors into closer contact with the local Thai people.

They took a rice barge, which was originally built in the late 40’s and converted it into a comfortable and delightful way of bringing enthusiastic minds into the river-studded rural heartland of Thailand. Live-aboard facilities such as private air-conditioned cabins, bathrooms, and kitchen were fitted in keeping with our simple and environmentally-friendly concept.

Now over a decade, the Thanatharee has been carrying visitors through the same rice-growing plains to put them in touch with the ordinary people who live in Thailand’s rural heartland. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the day-to-day life of the farming and handicraft communities that dot the landscape; meeting the local people, the farmers, the artisans and school children and enjoying rewarding social interaction and cultural exchange.

These communities are rarely visited by foreigners and they welcome the chance to meet people from faraway places and the children just love to try out their English. The local handicrafts always prove popular with visitors too and a little boost to the local economy is always welcome. So, when the Thanatharee makes a stop we make sure it is a rewarding and enriching experience for all with none of the negative effects that tourism can sometimes have on small communities.

Award

"THE BEST INBOUND TOUR PROGRAMME "THAILAND TOURISM AWARDS.

Soon after its first trips, Thanatharee Cruise was awarded “The Best Inbound Tour Programme” by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and has been continuing its excellences until now. Lots of modifications have been developed every year in order to maintain the highest quality of the trips. Our trips feature various aspects that give you an amazing opportunity to experience Thai ways of life. Many activities are included in the trip to make sure that you get maximum satisfaction and relaxation from the time you spend on board our cruise. Give it a try on our award-winning Riverine Discovery programme and many other interesting trips and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Cruise schedules & availability

Cruise schedules & availability

Choose your favorite trip –one, two or three day trip- and your starting date. You can start your preferred trip any day (subject to availability) and it will include different activities according to the day of the week in which the trip is operated. Each day is different but the same concept of bringing you into contact the ordinary Thai people in the course of their daily lives is constant throughout.

Departures are guaranteed daily for a minimum of 2 persons and up to a maximum of 12 persons (or 6 twin cabins).

All departures are year round but may be subject to adjustment according to local conditions, for example water levels. Also, please notice that most of our daily activities involve contact with families, schools, local business etc and therefore they may be subject to change without prior notice for unexpected reasons like local holidays, sickness, exams in the schools, road conditions to access the places by bicycle etc. However the essential concept of the tour be well maintained

Transfers

Transfers

All our trips include round-trip join transfers between Bangkok Metropolitan Area and Ayutthaya Pier. If you need transfers from/to a different location, or if you wish to start or finish your trip in Ayutthaya, please contact us for an individual quotation.

Service

Service

All services and activities described in the itineraries are included with English-speaking assistance. The Thanatharee Cruise operates on a join basis and therefore you will share the cruise and join the daily activities together with other participants. Groups will have maximum size of 12 adults. For private services check Groups & Private Charter section.

Meals

Meals

Meals will be taken on board and everyone is welcome to give a helping hand in their preparation and so learn something of the art of Thai cuisine. One can also accompany the cook to the local market to buy the day’s ingredients. All trips are inclusive of full board. Not included are soft drinks (except water), alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses.

What to bring

What to bring

– Personal toilet items (bed linen, towel and soap are provided).
– Insect repellent.
– Sun protection cream and a hat (for cycling).
– Trousers or shorts suitable for cycling.
– Jacket during Nov-Feb (it can be cool at nights on the water).
– Shorts for swimming.
– A sense of adventure.

Groups & Private Charter

Groups & Private Charter

The Thanatharee is available on request for charter and private services including lunch and dinner cruises, group events, celebrations etc. Please contactsales@thanatharee.com for a personalized quotation.
For group charters only, some changes to the embarkation or disembarkation points may be possible in order to fit in with the group’s overall land arrangements. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Add-on

Add-on

Sightseeing and cycling trips around Ayutthaya or nearby provinces could make a perfect combination with any of the Thanatharee’s departures. Please enquire for details.

Barge information

Get in Touch

  • Email: sales@thanatharee.com
  • Tel: +66 2 440 1979
    Fax: +66 2 440 1989
  • Address: 21/8 Krungthonburi Road | Klongtonsai Klongsan | Bangkok 10600

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