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  • Location:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

This relaxed afternoon 2.5-hour Bangkok cruise will allow you to observe Thai people going about their everyday business in the 'The Venice of the East'.


  • Join a Rice Barge cruise and enjoy the picturesque Thai scenery
  • Sit back and relax on a long tailed boat trip through the Bangkok canals
  • Sample some of Thailand's tropical fruits and beverages
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Bangkok hotel and travel by long-tail cruise along the Bangkok canals. Travel through exotic flora and picturesque canal houses, before joining a converted rice barge cruise on the Chao Phraya river. All you need to do on this tour is sit back, relax and take in the amazing Thai scenery. Soft drinks and local fruits will be served on-board.

The rivers and canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business. The people of Bangkok still depend on the waterways to transport their merchandise, in particular rice, as the canals are linked to the rice fields.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great trip with family of 6 including two young children
very informative and friendly, if the kids loved it we loved it
the barge part was most relaxing and enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour is a must in Bangkok.
Prompt pick up. Tour is very imformative and sights amazing.
The staff on the rice barge are lovely and the selection of fruits that are offered as afternoon tea are delicious and well presented.
My family really enjoyed this tour. We have used viator in the past and they have proved to be a very reliable and professional company.
Leesa and family - Brisbane Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour! Confirmed to hotel so no worrying if they would turn up. Picked up promptly and dropped at pier. Passed over to tour guide who was the loveliest man you could ever meet. A real gem! Loved the sights and very informative. Had the tour to ourselves as a group of 4 so felt like VIPs as we passed a few boats rammed with people! Felt guilty as we couldn't eat enough of the fruit buffet to do it justice as there was enough to feed a boat full.
The river was not dirty as some reviews would lead you to believe.
A lovely relaxing afternoon and a break from padding the streets and shops. Worth every baht!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Good tour, relaxing. Love the snacks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The two boat trips were fun but the best part was the fruit and snack buffet on the rice barge--the first part of the cruise was on a smaller boat. Because of the traffic problems caused by the protests I was picked up early, so I had some time to wait until the cruise started.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Pickup was on time - did two Viatour tours - well organised
Afternoon tea included in tour was well presented
Very informative tour with a good guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a very enjoyable tour we were met at our hotel and escorted right to where the tour stated and at the end taken the shortest way home. Instead of being stuck in traffic. The tour guide on the trip was very informative and pleasant. I would recommend for all ages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Brilliant relaxing afternoon tour. Tour guide was good. Timings were just right. Would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Excellent tour, lots of information from the tour guide, enjoyed the small number on the tour. Not too crowded. Food and drinks excellent.

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Brilliant trip, amazing sights saw how the river people were living. Food lovely. Sadly lost our photos so if you have been recently perhaps i could have a copy of some photos.

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