Loy Nava Dinner Cruise

Within: Bangkok
Five star dining, traditional culture and touring, on the only antique teak-wood rice barge on the river in Bangkok. Experience first-class Thai hospitality and delicious food from around Thailand in the comfort and tranquility of this luxury, open-air cruise.

Loy Nava Dinner Cruise
Bangkok Dinner Cruise


Five star dining, traditional culture and touring, on the only antique teak-wood rice barge on the river in Bangkok. Experience first-class Thai hospitality and delicious food from around Thailand in the comfort and tranquility of this luxury, open-air cruise.


Overview

Within : Bangkok
Tour Type : Self Trip (A transfer service is available)
Duration : Night Tour



Loy Nava Dinner Cruise



History
Almost forty years ago, an American engineer, Botter Reeves, working at IBM in Bangkok, was asked to arrange dinner on the river for some visiting executives. He hired an old rice barge, placed some planks of wood across the boat and brought some food on board.

The executives had such a good time that Botter started to think about the possibilities of a business based around the concept. He bought a 30 year-old rice barge, made of exceptionally high quality solid teak wood, and totally converted it, constructing two decks of teak, adding various teak carvings and adornments, which he commissioned, and a seven layer roof made of traditionally woven split bamboo skins (over 100,000 in number). Two powerful engines and generators were added to provide failsafe propulsion although the boat was designed to be able to be run on a single engine, if necessary. Thus, the first dinner cruise barge commenced business on the Chao Phraya River.

Over the years numerous refinements have been made during the annual two-week dry dock overhaul that takes place in the low season. It is estimated that 700,000 persons have dined on-board the vessel, including numerous heads of state, royalty and international celebrities. It remains the only authentic antique rice barge operating on the river.

Itinerary

Loy Nava Dinner Cruise – Depart from Sri Phraya Express Boat Pier. (Next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel)

Guests are welcomed aboard the Tahsaneeya Nava by one of our traditionally attired hostesses with a rose-water sprinkling ceremony. Scented cool towels are offered to our guests to refresh themselves. During our candle-lit romantic and sedate cruise along the Chao Phraya River, traditional kim music (Thai xylophone) is played gently in the background. Several non-intrusive short sets of Thai classical dancing are interspersed through the meal. Our boat is noted for its floral appearance, featuring fresh and cut flowers from all over Thailand. Safety on board is of major importance. Our safety equipment is inspected and maintained regularly, and a life jacket is provided under every seat. We have an unblemished thirty-five year safety record.

Enjoy the subtle spices of our superlative range of traditional Thai dishes, using only the freshest top-quality products, on any of our 6-course Thai Traditional, Thai Seafood or Thai Vegetarian set menus. Each menu is carefully designed to satisfy all palates, drawing upon dishes from each of Thailand’s distinct gastronomic regions ‘ the North, the Northeast (Isaan), the South and the Central Plains. Guests are provided with a description of the dishes and the regions from which they originate.


Cruise Departure Time 

1st Departure: 18:00 – 20:00 hrs.
2nd Departure: 20:15 – 22:15 hrs.



Rates [Valid 01-NOV-2017 – 31-OCT-2018]

PaxPrice (THB)
1-16 Pax:

1,700

Inclusions:
  • Complimentary Pick-up/Drop-Off on main hotel routes in Central Bangkok.(Join-in group)
  • Thai Traditional Set Menus (Each menu is four appetizers, one soup, five main courses, a platter of seven dishes of Thai desserts and fruits, tea/coffee, bottled water).
  • Special arrangements available for guests with dietary restrictions & we offer Halal food for Muslims
  • Welcome aboard with traditional water sprinkling ceremony
  • Presentation of a jasmine garland to each guest
  • Cool scented refreshing towels
  • Souvenir booklet with reproduction of Thai river life painting, map of river with pictures of key historical sites, and history of each site available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish and Japanese
  • Live Thai instrument music
  • Thai classical dancing
  • VAT 7% and all Government taxes (no service charge)
Exclusions:
  • Transfer from-to Hotel.
    • Roundtrip transfer by private car = THB 1,400 / car
    • Roundtrip transfer by private van = THB 1,800 / van
  • Soft drinks or other refreshments during dinner
Child Policy:
  • For children under 4 years old will be Free of charge.
  • For children 4-13 years old we charge 50% of the adult’s price.
  • For children over 13 years old we charge normal price.
Remark:
  • Above rates not applicable for festive days; Loy Kratong, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year Eve and Valentine Day.

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