The Rainforest Cruise is an eight-minute boat cruise through a tropical rainforest-covered river where Guests are able to chart a course for thrilling jungle experience on a colorful and entertaining boat tour of exotic coastal rivers throughout Asia, Africa, and South America, also featuring an encounter with the cheetahs’ elusive and powerful striped tail. This Cruise is available from March through November in Thailand, March through May in Indonesia, April through May in Malaysia, June through August in Cambodia, September through October in Vietnam, and November through February in Hong Kong, Singapore, and May through July in Australia. The total land mass of these countries constitutes nearly 25% of the Earth’s landmass.
The Ruins Of A Prehistoric Civilization
On board the jungle cruise boats, guests will discover the ruins of a pre-historic civilization ruled by elephant-riders and other massive creatures roamed the rivers. A trip aboard a boat along the River Kwai marks the beginning of the Thailand’s Royal Rooks tour. This exciting boat cruise travels along a two-kilometer-long (a little more than one mile) path along the banks of the River Kwai, which flows through the city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is the seat of the Thai royal house and the largest city within the Kingdom of Thailand.
Popular Attractions In Chiang Mai
One of the most popular attractions in Chiang Mai is the ruined capital of the Khao Sok National Historic Site, otherwise known as Khmer ruins, in addition to being one of the most photographed locations in the country. The ruin was originally constructed during the fifth century BC, during the reign of King Chalalongkorn, who had established the Kingdom of Khmer after taking over the throne from his half brother Sukhothai. Visitors to this special cruise attraction may be permitted to enter the ruins of the ruined capital by paying a nominal entrance fee. After entering, one can wander throughout the ruined town, which is filled with fascinating temples and royal buildings. While touring this historic site, be sure to visit the Angkor Temple, which is situated just north of the cruise area in the city of Siem Reap.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
Another attraction found in Chiang Mai is the Ang Thong National Marine Park, which is a World Heritage Site located on the Ang Thong River. This unique marine park is home to a wide variety of rare marine animals including eels, hermit crabs, manta rays, sharks, snails, turtles and various tropical fish. Although the park is closed to visitors, the skipper will be able to make the journey by jungle cruise boats to reach the park from Chiang Mai. Once inside, one can explore the waters and view the many different types of marine life using binoculars or snorkels.
Once back at the cruise terminal, guests may remain for the night on the ship before being ferried back to the cruise terminal. The cruise ships provide accommodation at comfortable room rates and some of them have delicious Thai cuisine available on board. There are a lot of activities on the ship, which will keep all of its guests busy and interested. This cruise is definitely an attraction for all types of travelers and will surely take them out to a place they will never forget.