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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!
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.
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
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.
Brilliant relaxing afternoon tour. Tour guide was good. Timings were just right. Would recommend this tour.
Excellent tour, lots of information from the tour guide, enjoyed the small number on the tour. Not too crowded. Food and drinks excellent.
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.
This cruise could be a highlight of your trip! You're picked up at the hotel at 2 p.m., and returned to the hotel by 5 p.m. First you ride in a motorized boat along the river, then transfer to the rice barge and ride along a canal. After passing in front of the Royal Barge Museum (where you're able to peek inside), you're given the opportunity to buy a loaf of bread to feed the fish, or you can simply take pictures of the fish being fed. After that, you're given a lavish buffet of sweets and ripe tropical fruits, along with a fruit punch drink with (or without) alcohol.
The commentary en route is interesting, and the whole experience is memorable.
We did enjoy this two-hour afternoon cruise. The journey was well organized and the food and drink served on the barge were very good. We highly recommend this tour.
Very nice experience on the workings of the River. Guide knowledgeable and when I return I will definetly do again.
My two friends, who had never been to Thailand before, give this tour 5 stars
They said it was interesting, calming, lovely being on the water, and the snacks
Always a nice and relaxing tour - have done this tour quite a few times taking various friends - worthwhile doing
Loved this!! Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and friendly and the refreshments were delicious. The whole exper
ience was wonderful and if you're looking for a relaxing afternoon outing, this is the one!!
If there is a "must do" in Bangkok, the Rice Barge Cruise is it. The first hour on a narrow boat (not a long tail boat) is OK but after transferring to the Rice Boat the trip suddenly becomes wonderful. I have no hesitation in recommending it and will certainly do it again when we are next in Bangkok. As an aside, the snacks on the Rice Boat are unbelieveable - every kind of fresh fruit that you can think of and the sticky rice is excellent
What an exciting way to see the highlights of Bangkok city and riverside.The Viator agents served us excellently throughout. The guides and agents all made the experience one to remember,for all the right reasons. Leslie Armstrong
Top stuff. My second time on this tour and it was just as much fun the second time around (although i remember more drinks being brought around the first time). Good for just kicking back and taking in the scenery and accompanying interesting commentary. The mango and sticky rice is delightful, and the other fruits are great too.
Pleasantly suprised at what a nice afternoon trip this was. Well worth the money paid and the snacks provided on the boat were very nice and substantial, our guide was brilliant, quite a performer and a very good impersonator of Elvis.
'excellent afternoon cruise - we had a fruit feast on board with fruits I've never even heard of let alone tasted. Well worth doing this.
Excellent tour for kicking back and enjoying the scenery. Highly recommended! The drinks and fruit were great too!
Roger Alan H
Excellent trip would definately do this again
We had a great trip on the longboat and the rice barge, it was nice to taste test all the different types of food! All the staff were very nice and helpful.
The best way to see the real Bangkok along the Chao Praya river. The commentary was good, the exotic fruits served up is worth the trip alone. Very nice.