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“Rice barge dinner cruise”

Ayutthaya Boat & Travel
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Owner description: A memorable moment in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. On a relaxing bike ride you will visit the main highlights and a few hidden gems of what was the most splendid city of the East. Board a gorgeous converted rice barge where you will enjoy a Thai feast and take in this incredible cruise.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I booked this as a birthday meal for my boyfriend while we were in Ayutthaya and it didn't disappoint. It was a lovely relaxing way to round off our day of cycling and sightseeing and a great way to catch a glimpse of the ruins little up along the river at night time. The food was very nice, I especially enjoyed the soup. I would've expected a little more than grape juice for the welcome drink but the staff on board were very nice and friendly and got us some bottles of Leo from the bar at the hotel before we set off. All in all it was very enjoyable, if a little bit pricey for the experience, but a great treat for any trip to Ayutthaya.

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was our second trip with ABT and would definitely use them again. We embrace the concept of sustainable tourism which this company offer, their enthusiasm and belief in this idea of actually giving back to communities is infectious. This belief runs through all of the guides we met and had the privilege to spend time with.
Our special thanks to Nutty, Jame, Neung, Pui and Moo for looking after us so well in Thailand and Adrian and Lilly in Cambodia; we had lots of laughs and adventured to places we would not have seen left to our own devises.

Don’t worry about being active all the time, you get plenty of opportunities to relax, have massages, enjoy the local cuisine and have a cold beer or two. The cycling, jungle trekking and temple visiting are all done at a slow, steady pace and I would encourage everybody to give it a go.

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

I visited ayutthaya with my husband last Dec 27. Our hotel is in Bangkok and we did not have any idea how to get there. The tour did not include hotel transfers so we just searched the net and boarded the train from Hua Lamphong station. We queued at the counter and asked for tickets to ayutthaya. They gave us tickets with no seat numbers, luckily, the seats we occupied was not yet assigned to anyone until it was one station away from ayutthaya (30 mins from the station so we ended up standing for 30 mins). Our tickets costed 20 thai baht each. We left Bangkok at 6:40 am and ticket states that we will arrive at 8:45 am at ayutthaya but we arrived at 9:10am. Our activity would be starting at 9:30 am so we had to rush to the travel agency upon alighting. The tuktuk ride costed 100THB.

We arrived at the agency at exactly 9:30. It was quite near the station. We were supposed to be 8 all in all but it turned out the 6 other people were also late. Apple, our guide, decided to proceed with the tour with only me and my husband. The rest will pick up on the tour where we are. Apple briefed us well on our route and all the hand signals. She was very friendly and can speak and understand english well.

The temperature in Ayutthaya was cold when we visited. I was expecting that it would be hot but it was very windy and it seems like I never broke a sweat at all throughout the biking tour literally.

The bikes provided to us were just the right size for our height. There was water with the bikes and they also provided drinks in one of our stops. The guide is also very informative. We discovered a lot about Thailand all throughout the trip because of her. She also helped us take our photos and is brave enough to tell allbthe other people to move aside so she can take good photos of us. The rice barge experience was also nice. The food is great! They served very good Thai food. After tge rice barge, they took us for our Thai massage. It was for 2 hours. The massage was both good and painful. Don't hesitate to tell the person if the massage is already hurting you or you will end up like me. My whole body ached the next morning bec of the massage.

After the massage, someone picked us up from the massage place to the mini vans to Bangkok.

Overall, I would recommend this trip to everyone. But during summer time, like March to May, you may opt for the afternoon trip instead as it may get very hot. You might also want to consider hiring your hotel transfer in order for you to save time and avoid all the stress.

2  Thank Easter B
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

The trip was really nice, had a great guide and the sights were amazing.

I don't recommend paying extra for the sunset cruise back to bangkok as the food was terrible and before you are even done eating they are taking the food away and preparing for the next load of people entering the boat.. was very poor.

1  Thank René A
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ABTAyutthaya, General Manager at Ayutthaya Boat & Travel, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

We wish to point out that this review cannot be referring to any trip operated by Ayutthaya Boat and Travel. We do not and never have, operated any day trips that include a sunset cruise back to Bangkok. Our sunset cruises are only in the Ayutthaya area and are operated for only one group of passengers per day. We would therefore be most grateful if you could withdraw this review as soon as possible.
Thank you.
Ayutthaya Boat & Travel Team

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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing excursion with Ayutthaya boat and travel! My partner and I signed up for the Ayutthaya highlights afternoon cycle and dinner cruise. Since nobody else had booked this package the two of us were the only people on the cycle and the cruise. This made the tour a bit more personal and more memorable and meant that we could pester our guide (Nung?) with incessant questions. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and professional.

The two hour massage was great, although the aircon means it gets a bit chilly.

The dinner cruise was also fantastic. The food was delicious, although the food gets cold quite quickly on the boat. Tea, coffee and water are complimentary, but there is a cash bar available on board (a bit steep at B40 a coke). After the cruise we were dropped off at our guesthouse, however this might not be standard practice, as it was only the 2 of us.

Suggestion: take a jacket along and ask them to keep it at the office until you return from your cycle. Then take it along for the cruise as it gets a bit chilly at night and they don't have blankets onboard the barge. Also, dress in suitable temple attire as you do enter a few of these.

1  Thank MischievousMice
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