The Best River Cruises in Thailand

Cruise to the Heart of Beauty: Experience Unparalleled Scenic Delights on These River Voyages

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Are you dreaming of a holiday to Thailand that combines the tranquility of a river voyage with thrilling excursions and enriching experiences? Look no further than one of these top-rated river cruises. We've sifted through countless options, ships, and itineraries, analyzing them based on price, comfort, cuisine, guest ratings, excursions, and activities to bring you the very best selection. These top river cruises in Thailand offer the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural discovery. You'll be pampered, enchanted by stunning vistas, and immersed in the local flavors and traditions. Great for food, nightlife, resorts, and scuba diving & snorkeling, Thailand is a terrific destination. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as you set sail on a river cruise that will exceed your expectations in every way.

Thailand boasts numerous stunning destinations, each uniquely beautiful and popular for different reasons. Phi Phi Islands, with their dramatic limestone cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, are a haven for snorkelers and beach lovers. The Similan Islands, renowned for their spectacular underwater scenery, are a top destination for divers. Chiang Mai, surrounded by misty mountains and lush countryside, offers a blend of cultural and natural beauty, highlighted by the sacred Doi Suthep Temple and the tranquil Chiang Mai Old City. Railay Beach in Krabi, accessible only by boat, captivates visitors with its emerald waters and towering karst formations. The island of Koh Samui enchants with its palm-fringed beaches, luxurious resorts, and scenic viewpoints like the Namuang Waterfalls. And don't miss the historic town of Ayutthaya with its ancient temple ruins and serene river setting, offering insight into Thailand's rich past amid picturesque surroundings.


The Top 3:

  • 19 Days, $8159.00

  • 19 Days, $8099.00

  • 16 Days, $7049.00

What are river cruise options in Thailand?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 5 trip options analyzed
  • $482 average price per day (USD)
  • 16 to 19 days in length
  • 5 of 5 average rating
  • 160 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of river cruises? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 160 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 16 days, while the longest is 19 days. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 5 river cruises, you can rest assured that Thailand has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 5 Best River Cruises in Thailand
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for river cruises.
by Avalon Waterways



19 Days Hanoi to Bangkok 12 Destinations through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand 160 People at Most Ages 8 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Avalon Waterways has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 19-day trip, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, you can unwind while also making new memories. Uncover the beauty of 12 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Long, and Cu Lao Gieng. Hanoi will mark the start of your journey, while Bangkok will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 160 people, it's suitable for travelers aged 8 or older. With an emphasis on family-friendly activities and temples, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $466 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Boat
  • Family
  • River Cruise
  • Temples
$8,159
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for river cruises.
by Avalon Waterways



19 Days Hanoi to Bangkok 12 Destinations through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand 160 People at Most Ages 8 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this river cruise that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Traverse through 12 enchanting destinations, with Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Hanchey among the must-see stops along the route. Hanoi marks the starting point, while Bangkok stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. And since the priority is on family-friendly activities and temples, this tour is a great choice. Spanning across 19 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 160 participants, and it's great for travelers aged 8 or older. Brought to you by the renowned Avalon Waterways, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $468 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Boat
  • Family
  • River Cruise
  • Temples
$8,099
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for river cruises.
by Avalon Waterways



16 Days Siem Reap to Bangkok 11 Destinations through Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand 160 People at Most Ages 8 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This 16-day journey, visiting Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, is ideal for travelers aged 8 or older. And priced at only $469 per day, it's a great value, too. Rest assured, this trip is all about family-friendly activities and temples, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This trip visits 11 destinations, including Chau Doc, Long Khanh, Cu Lao Gieng, and Vinh Long along the way. Beginning in beautiful Siem Reap, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Bangkok. It's offered by Avalon Waterways, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Boat
  • Family
  • River Cruise
  • Temples
$7,049
TourRadar
by Avalon Waterways



19 Days Hanoi to Bangkok 12 Destinations through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand 160 People at Most Ages 8 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $498 per day, this terrific 19-day cruise, visiting Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, is ideal for travelers aged 8 or older. Experience a trip that takes you to 12 remarkable destinations, including Vinh Long, Cu Lao Gieng, Chau Doc, and Phnom Penh. Hanoi will mark the start of your journey, while Bangkok will serve as its final destination. Organized by the reputable Avalon Waterways, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Boat
  • Family
  • River Cruise
  • Temples
$8,809
TourRadar
by Avalon Waterways



16 Days Siem Reap to Bangkok 11 Destinations through Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand 160 People at Most Ages 8 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible cruise that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests, visiting Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand. This terrific trip also highights family-friendly activities and temples. With a duration of 16 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 160 people, and is good for travelers aged 8 or older. Explore 11 incredible locations on this trip, including Chau Doc, Cu Lao Gieng, Ben Tre, and Ho Chi Minh City. Siem Reap marks the starting point, while Bangkok stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This fantastic option, organized by Avalon Waterways, presents an unbeatable value at just $509 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • Historical
  • Boat
  • Family
  • River Cruise
  • Temples
$7,709
TourRadar

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How much do River Cruises in Thailand cost?

Average Daily Price River Cruises
$482

After analyzing 5 river cruises in Thailand, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $482 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for river cruises with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Thailand.

And for more information on Thailand, see Thailand Travel Costs and Thailand Hotel Costs.


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