Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
Grand Pearl Cruise
Type: Day Trips
Featuring beautiful yacht like cruise ships, the Grand Pearl is a mainstay in the Chao Phraya cruise industry. The company runs trips up to Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, and other day excursions, but the... Read More
Featuring beautiful yacht like cruise ships, the Grand Pearl is a mainstay in the Chao Phraya cruise industry. The company runs trips up to Ayutthaya, Nonthaburi, and other day excursions, but the highlight feature of the Grand Pearl, and one that shouldn't be missed by any visitor to Bangkok, is a dinner cruise up the river at night. All of Bangkok's prominent river landmarks are lit up at night, Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, the various bridges, as well as the old luxury hotels that line the river such as the Mandarin Oriental and Shangri La. In addition the sights, an international and Thai buffet dinner is served, along with Thai classical dance and a live band for guests entertainment.
- Outdoor Activities: "As the tours leave from the River City Shopping Complex at 730 pm, best to take public transport here to avoid heavy rush hour traffic. BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station and then river ferry up to River City will most likely be far ahead of a taxi time-wise."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: For escaping the city sprawl and enjoying the Chao Phraya, a Grand Pearl Cruise is recommended.