Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has elevated its luxury river sailings with two boats and four different itineraries, each departing daily from the resort’s private pier on the banks of the Mae Ping River.
The JAO Ping River Cruise offers daily cruises for both individuals and groups, guests and visitors, on two hand-carved teak boats – the Nam Jai, a scorpion-tail for up to eight passengers, and the Nam Jit, a larger pontoon complete with a bar, dining area and dedicated facilities on board to host up to 24 seated passengers or 40 passengers on a private charter.
The Nam Jai cruises brings passengers in the morning to the nearby Wat Ket Karam, one of Chiang Mai’s oldest communities. It also drifts through the city at twilight, under iconic bridges, past small temples and into lush green, all while allowing passengers to enjoy free-flow canapés and cocktails.
Nam Jit cruises offers the signature Anantara experience on board with afternoon tea, taking classic English and adding a hint of the tropics. The dinner cruise is a sumptuous affair, with four courses of royal Thai cuisine served by starlight, along with a free flow of drinks.
Daily sail timings are at 09.00, 14.30, 17.00 and 18.00, depending on weather conditions.
Prices start from 990 baht (US$28) per person, with private charters also available.
For more information, visit Anantara Chiang Mai Resort.