Ultra-luxury cruising from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

New four-berth ship plying the waters of the Chao Phraya River

Thailand’s latest ultra-private luxury river cruise has officially been launched by Loy Pela Voyages on the Chao Phraya River, charting a route from modern-day Bangkok to Siam’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya.

Offering a collection of itineraries ranging from one to three nights, the Loy River Song enables guests to choose the experience that best suits their travel plans.

In keeping with the spirit of a bygone era, the décor of the four-stateroom Loy River Song is dominated by antiques and rare Thai silks. Discretely incorporated into the timeless design of the staterooms are upscale modern-day amenities: king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, separate his and her vanities and modern dressing tables.

A combination of King and Queen cabins, they range in size from 20 to 30 square metres and are ideal for extended families or groups of friends travelling together.

Traditional craftsmanship and regional influences evoke the elegance of old Siam, while intricately woven textiles in rich jewel tones create a relaxing, yet visually stimulating ambience. Comfortable sitting areas bathed in natural daylight make for perfect reading nooks.

The open and airy main salon is defined by exquisitely handprinted wallpaper, original hardwood surfaces and low-slung furniture upholstered in sumptuous Thai silk. It opens into the elegant dining room that seats up to eight people and offers exceptional views of the water.

The deluxe cruise delivers five-star service discerning travellers have come to expect with luxury river cruising. With Loy Pela guests receive butler service, exquisite meals prepared by a private chef and in-depth local knowledge courtesy of a resident tour guide.

Guided excursions on the shore, some on foot, others by car or a traditional long-tail boat, place travellers in the very heart of old Siam.

Loy River Song joins Loy Dream, a two-berth 100-year-old teak rice barge as part of Loy Pela Voyages.

Prices for Loy River Song start at THB 208,250 ++ per cabin (approximately AU$9,400) for the two-night trip.

For further information, email at reservations@loypelavoyages.com.

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