• Tour code: 3685BKK22C
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Spend the afternoon cruising through the ‘Venice of the East’ on this 2.5-hour Bangkok cruise. Watch as locals go about their daily routines and enjoy fresh local fruits and soft drinks as you travel past epic Thai scenery.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

Bangkok Rice Barge Afternoon Cruise

A friendly driver will collect you from your Bangkok hotel and transport you vial long-tail cruise boat along the canals of Bangkok. You’ll float past picture-perfect canal houses and transfer onto a restored rice barge for a memorable trip along the Chao Phraya river. Sit back, relax and soak up the Thai scenery as you enjoy soft drinks and local fresh fruit on board. 

Because city residents still relay on waterways for transportation and commerce, you’ll see locals going about their daily routines and likely witness rice and other merchandise being moved along the waterways while you float on your Bangkok sightseeing cruise.  

Customer Reviews

Scott W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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.

LOIS B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an experience to actually feel like a local and to watch the locals on this river.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Great afternoon trip. It takes you up the canal and you can see different cultural aspects of Bangkok. You are served a nice assortment of fruit and a drink. Very relaxing. It's hard to hear your guide for it is noisy on the boat but she was very nice if you have any questions for her.

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A pleasant way to enjoy some wonderful views from the river away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I must say that the snack time on the return trip was excellent... a welcome and pleasant surprise, not only in quality, but in variety. That alone is worth the admission price. :-

Rachel F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Really chilled way to see lots of Bangkok - the guide could not have been more helpful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Was marvelous! must do in Bangkok!

Jeanette R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent value for money. A relaxing way to begin to get to know Bangkok. The rice barge was very attractively set up, the staff excellent and the beautifully presented tropical fruits and delicious Mai Tai drinks were great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

we had a great time we fed some river catfish, ate some delicious tropical fruit, drank refreshing mai tais and relaxed cruising the river.

Zoe G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a brilliant tour, I would definitely make it part of your Bangkok experience

Jeanette R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A great introduction to Bangkok! Such a relaxing way to begin to understand such a busy city.
The tour was very well organised and the wonderful array of exotic fruits for us to try was really impressive, as were the seemingly unlimited delicious Mai Tais. Staff were friendly and ensured our trip was truly memorable. Highly recommended.

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