A Sail Through History

Loy River Song takes its maiden journey to Thailand’s lost kingdom of Ayutthaya.

One of the latest ultra-private luxury river cruisers, Loy River Song, has officially launched on the Chao Praya River to take guests on a journey from Bangkok to Siam’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya. With itineraries that range from two to four days, Loy Pela Voyages allow guests to truly immerse themselves in the striking beauty of Thailand through a river cruise.

On board the cruise, guests are treated décor from a bygone era with four staterooms showcased in antiques and rare Thai silks. Inside these rooms, five-star amenities are added to give extra comfort, including king size beds, en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, separate his and hers vanities, and modern dressing tables. Offering exclusive spaces, these voyages ideally cater to small extended families or groups of friends travelling together.

Attention to detail continues throughout the communal areas, which were purposely designed to host sunrise yoga, Muay Thai demonstrations, traditional dance performance and other activities. Guests are also treated to a perfect mixture of earthy colours with splashes of royal yellow and ocean blue held together by the common thread of delicate golden accents and objet d’arts narrating the story of Chao Phraya.

Operated by an expert crew, this luxury voyage delivers impeccable five-star service to discerning travellers with round-the-clock butler service, exquisite meals and in-depth local knowledge courtesy of a resident tour guide.

Speaking of dining, every culinary experience with Loy Pela Voyages is worthy of kings and queens. The daily menu features Royal Thai cuisines, Michelin-starred menus by well-known Thai chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn of Le Du Bangkok restaurant. From afternoon tea and sunset cocktails, to decadent brunches featuring Canadian lobsters, an oyster bar and caviar paired with fine wines, Loy Pela Voyages takes pride in showcasing the best of Thai hospitality.

Outside the comfort of the cruise, guests get to pick on-land excursions, including cycling on Bang Kachao island and exploring the region’s most spectacular temples. As the cruise makes its way to UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, the stories of Thailand’s past and present, of its mighty kings and grand cities are illustrated by a rich tableau of spectacular vistas.