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Anantara Song

This 20-meter-long rice barge has been carefully restored and sumptuously converted into an ultra-deluxe river cruiser often dubbed as Dubbed “The Orient Express of the River”. Built upon an original 100-year-old, solid teak hull, Manohra Song features four air-conditioned staterooms with queen-size beds, en suite bathrooms and an expansive saloon living and dining area with bar, plus an generous 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).

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. 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.

For more information and departure dates please call 1300 720 443.