Discover the unique scenes of life on the Chao Phraya River from the deck of an elegantly restored teak Rice Barge. Your relaxing overnight journey retraces the paths of former royal processions between the ancient Siamese capital Ayutthaya and Bangkok. Each beautifully crafted Mekhala provides a luxurious setting to experience the tranquility and colors of life on the River of Kings over a 24-hour period.
The Mekhala River Barges feature:
- Modern safety equipment and lifejackets.
- Thai designs with western comforts.
- Upper deck for lounging or dining.
- A small library and assortment of games.
- A fully-stocked bar.
The Mekhala fleet consists of three vessels:
Mekhala 1: 6 double cabins. Length Over All (L.O.A.) 17.20 meters. Beam: 5.80 meters.
Draught: 1.80 meters. Powered by 2 x 140 hp diesel engines.
Mekhala 2: 6 double cabins. Length Over All (L.O.A.) 17.50 meter. Beam: 5.60 meters.
Draught: 2.00 meters. Powered by 2 x 265 hp diesel engines.
Mekhala 3: 8 double cabins. Length Over all (L.O.A.) 17.30 meters. Beam: 5.77 meters.
Draught: 1.90 meters. Powered by 2 x 110 hp diesel engines.
Mekhala – Journey on the River of Kings – 2 days/1 night
Upstream (Bangkok – Ayutthaya):
Day one: Bangkok – Wat Kai Tia, including dinner
Day two: Wat Kai Tia – Bang Pa-In, including breakfast
Downstream (Ayutthaya – Bangkok):
Day one: Bang Pa-In – Wat Kai Tia, including dinner
Day two: Wat Kai Tia – Bangkok, including breakfast
The Mekhala rice barges also operate dinner and sightseeing cruises on request. Private charter is also available.
Upstream – The Mekhala departs from Wat Yannawa, next to Saphan Taksin BTS -Skytrain station.
Downstream – Cruise departs from Bang Pa-In – Summer Palace.
Asian Oasis: 7th floor, Nai Lert Tower,
2/4 Wireless Road. Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Sales Department: +66 (0)83 540 9529, +66 (0) 89 069 7968
Reservation Department: +66 (0)888097047 and +66 (0)81 4964516