BKK-B20 : Manohra Song (Overnight Cruise 3D/2N)

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Presenting the ultimate travel experiences, reminiscent of old Siam. Manohra Luxury Cruises presents you with options to travel in style, exploring the many mystical wonders of Thailand Embark upon an adventure to awaken your senses to five-star luxury and comfort combined with warm Thai hospitality and discreet service.

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Presenting the ultimate travel experiences, reminiscent of old Siam. Manohra Luxury Cruises presents you with options to travel in style, exploring the many mystical wonders of Thailand
Embark upon an adventure to awaken your senses to five-star luxury and comfort combined with warm Thai hospitality and discreet service.
Manohra Song
Dubbed “The Orient Express of the River”, this vessel is a 20-meter-long rice barge that has been carefully restored and lavishly converted into an ultra-deluxe river cruiser. Designed for up to four couples, Manohra Song explores Thailand s famous Menam Chao Phraya, in unmatched luxury and comfort.
Built upon the original 100-year-old, solid teak hull, Manohra Song features four air-conditioned staterooms with queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms, and an expansive saloon living and dining area with bar, plus an ample forward sun-deck lounging area, with private crew quarters and kitchen in the aft section
Designed and built by interior designer Kathleen Heinecke, the Manohra Song features warm teak, padua and mahogany woods throughout, custom-designed furniture covered with colorful Thai silks and cottons, oriental rugs, Thai and Southeast Asian art, sculpture and artifacts. Many of the accessories selected have been made by the people living along the rivers and klongs (canals) of Thailand, as well as in some of the more remote areas.
“Some of the crafts are quite sophisticated and fine, while others are more folk items that have been used by the Thai people for generations,” explained Heinecke, CEO of Polygon Designs.
“We wanted to reflect and re-create in a small way, some of the many early European influences that were embraced and encouraged by King Rama V. These resulted in a good marriage of the styles of the time, both Thai and foreign, mixing local carving expertise with the sumptuous fabrics – many of them made from Thai silks and cottons, patterns and colors,” she added.
Manohra Song is staffed by an experienced and attentive crew of four including a Chef presenting the finest traditional Thai cuisine for lunch and dinner.
A variety of custom-planned cruises are available, including the regularly scheduled two night – three day “Ayutthaya Adventure”. Stops along the way include Wat Bangna and the unique Wat Nivat. There is also a tour of the fabulous Summer Palace complex at beautiful Bang Pa-In. In Ayutthaya, there is time to explore the 17th century historical ruins, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, ride an elephant and do a little shopping.
The Chao Phraya River itself offers a never-ending vista of vignettes: temples, log-rafts, barges, long-tail boats, houses, palaces; and above all, the friendly, happy people who are never too busy to wave at visitors cruising aboard Manohra Song
Manohra Song is available for private charters and custom cruises whilst Manohra Dream is available for private charters only. Both vessels depart from the Manohra Cruises pier located on the riverfront of the Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa. Special arrangements can be made for alternate pick-up and drop off points
Stateroom Features
Boat Feature
*Four air-conditioned staterooms with ensuite bathrooms
*Spacious upper deck with lounge and dining area
*Beautifully furnished with appointments of teak and
  rare woods, Thai fabrics, antique, art and Oriental carpets
*Sun deck
*Deluxe amenities
*Fully provisioned gallery
*Bathrobe and slippers
*Private crew quarters and bathroom
*Vanity and make-up mirror
*Two-engines for safety and maneuverability
*Personal safe
*Captain, Chief Steward, Assistant Steward &
   First Mate   on board
*Live jackets
*Full bar available
*Hair dryer
*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, all tours, guide,
  admissions &transfers during a day trip in Ayutthaya

Operation Day

 Apr 1, to
Sep 30, 13

Oct 1, to
Oct 31, 13
Nov 1, 13 to Mar 31, 14
  Single Cabin
  Double Cabin
Monday-Wednesday / Thursday-Saturday
  Whole Boat Charter
Upon request
Program Details:
A three-day two-night cruise
on one of Asia’s most famous rivers - Thailand’s “River of Kings”, the Chao Phraya
The cruise departs on Mondays and Thursdays

Day 1

10:00 am               Depart from the Manohra Cruises Pier located in front of the Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa.  Once on board you’ll meet your Manohra Song Chief Steward and the crew who will be looking after you on your trip.  Cold, lemon-grass scented towels and a chilled fresh fruit cocktail will be waiting for you. 
10:50 am               Arrive at The Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun as it is otherwise known. This is one of the best known temples in Bangkok and dates back to the ancient Ayutthaya period. The tall, elongated central Khmer-style tower is surrounded by four minor towers, which symbolise Mount Meru, the earthly representation of the thirty-three heavens. Here you’ll find pavilions containing statues of the Buddha at the most important stages of life. The beautiful architecture and fine craftsmanship mark Wat Arun as one of the most remarkable temples in Thailand. We’ll stop here for a short guided tour and depart at 11.30 am. There also a chance to have your fortune told here also.
11:50 am               Arrive at the Royal Barges National Museum. This is one of Bangkok’s most fascinating sights and something you will not see anywhere else in the world. The museum is home to an incredible collection of gilded and ornately decorated boats with magnificently carved prows. His Majesty the King’s personal barge, Suphannahongse, can be seen here. Built in 1911 to resemble a mythical swan, the boat is 46 meters long and was carved from a single tree. All the barges are unique and incredible works of craftsmanship.
12:45 pm               Lunch underway. Enjoy our Thai cuisine prepared by your personal on-board chef. Shortly after your lunch, the Manohra Song will pass the island of Koh Kret in Nonthaburi Province, an island which was ‘man-made’ in the last 100 years when a canal was built to shorten the journey around a circuitous bend in the river. The island is populated by the Mon people, one of Thailand’s many ethnic minority groups, who use the river’s fine clay to produce earthenware pots.  Spend the afternoon relaxing on board, watching the vignettes of river life unfold as they float by.
04:00 pm               A traditional English afternoon tea with selections of cookies, pastries and teas will be served.
04:30 pm               A quick stop at Wat Pathum Khong Ka to feed the fish – a simple way of gaining merit and good luck. This promotes the Buddhist cycle of life by feeding the fish so they in turn can produce life. Some of these carp fish are giants!
05:30 pm               Arrive at Wat Samakkee, where we can watch the sun set and then moor for the night.
07:30 pm               Relax and freshen up in your private ensuite stateroom and then return to the deck for aperitifs and Thai canapés.
08:00 pm               With Wat Samakkee, as a dramatic backdrop, a dinner of Thai traditional dishes will be served. Relax on deck with a glass of wine or digestif before retiring to your stateroom for your first night on the river.
Day 2
08:30 am               An early start and chance to make merit with the Monks of Wat Samakee and tour the temple. Thai Buddhists believe that by making merit, they earn happiness, peace in life and the chance to progress in their next life. Making merit with the Monks is a wonderfully harmonious way to start the day.
    09:00 am               Freshly prepared continental breakfast is served.
A morning of gentle cruising up the Chao Phraya, through the Thai countryside. Recline on a deck lounger and watch the river life float past.
    01:00 pm               Mediterranean Set Lunch served under steam.
02:00 pm               Manohra Song arrives at Wat Pananchoeng to begin your tour. Wat Pananchoeng is an old monastery housing Thailand’s largest ancient Buddha image. This image, known as Luang Po To was made in 1344. The Chinese revere this image as their God Protector since much of the sailing done then was by the Chinese.
Limousine with guide will then transfer you to within Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient capital was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and it was from here that the Siamese ruled their Kingdom for 417 years.
                                You’ll spend the afternoon exploring Ayutthaya in the company of our expert guide. There’ll even be a chance for you to experience riding on the back of an elephant. As Ayutthaya is such a large area, the limousine driver will wait for you and take you on a tour of the outer areas of the ancient city.
05:30 pm               The limousine transfer you to Bang Pa In, one of the 16 districts of Ayutthaya where you’ll rejoin the Manohra Song. Along the way, you may wish to buy a bag of fish or a cage of small birds for you to release back to nature. This is a wonderful gesture and makes merit.
Across from Bang Pa In is Wat Niwet Thammaprawat - one of the more intriguing Buddhist temples – and this is where we’ll moor for the night. Wat Niwet Thammaprawat was constructed at the command of King Rama V in 1878, in the style of an English Gothic church. The temple’s stained glass windows and unusual architecture make it one of the most distinctive Buddhist temples anywhere in Thailand.
06:30 pm               Relax and freshen up in your private ensuite stateroom.
08:00 pm               A dinner Thai traditional dishes will be served at the deck


Day 3

08:00 am               Wake up to the taste of a full English breakfast, freshly prepared to your order from the Manohra Song kitchen.
09:00 am               Your personal guide will meet you at Manohra Song and begin the tour of Wat Niwet Thammaprawat
09:30 pm               From Wat Niwet Thammaprawat it is a short walk to the Bang Pa In Summer Palace.  The original Bang Pa In Palace was built by King Prasat Thong on the island and was used as a country residence for the later kings of the Ayutthaya period.  However, after the capital moved to Bangkok, Bang Pa In was abandoned for 80 years, to be revived by King Rama V.  He commanded the construction of addition building – theatres, temples and monuments in a mixture of European, Chinese and Thai styles.  We’ll explore the palace grounds by electric carts although the site can be easily walked.
10:30 am               Depart to Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center with limousine transfer and guide where you enjoy the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. Here you can see a variety of Thai houses in regional styles and see how Thailand’s rural people make handicrafts such as fern basketry, silk flowers, hand-woven silk and cotton, silk dyeing, wood carving, miniature hand-modeled dolls and traditional furniture. This is a great place to shop for Thai handicrafts. After a short guided tour, we will depart at around 1 pm.
    01:00 pm               Rejoin with Manohra Song at the Pier at Bang Sai Royal Folk.
    01:30 pm               Thai light lunch set menu will be served underway head back to Bangkok
03:00 pm               English high tea will be served while your leisure on the deck.
04:30 pm              Arrive and disembarkation at the Manohra Cruises Pier.
  • Alcohol beverages are excluded and will be billed on consumption basis.
  • The Maximum occupancy is 2 individuals per cabin on Manohra Song and Manohra Dream.
  • Departure from Manohra Cruises pier, Oriental pier or Taksin pier
  • Manorha Cruise reserves the right to change any program, according to any circumstance along the river such as high tide, any special events on the river by Thai government without any priority notice
  • Above rates are inclusive of all meals, full ground tours program, with private multi-lingual speaking guide admissions charge at designated places, Private limousine transfers to visit sites on the second day. Stateroom accommodations are beautifully furnished with appointments of Teak and rare woods. Thai fabrics, antiques, art and include air-conditioning, in bathrooms, amenities with choice of herbal soaps, plush robes and slippers, vanity and make-up mirror, personal safe and hairdryer. Complete dining service on board during journey: including breakfast on second day, lunch, afternoon tea, evening cocktails with hors d oeuvres and candle-lit dinners
  • Private Charter Dinner Cruise and larger group, please contact us

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