river cruise

The River of Kings, the romantic Chao Praya River, runs right through the exciting city of Bangkok, a vibrant amalgam of the traditional and the modern. The city is seen at its best from the river at night, so why not take up Pickaboo’s tempting offer of dinner on board the luxurious Chaopraya Cruise.

You’ll board the boat at River City from where you’ll sail towards the mouth of the river, past the elegant Mandarin Oriental Hotel and under Taksin Bridge. Turning back upriver, you’ll pass the lovely terrace of the Peninsula Hotel before reaching Wat Kanlayanamitr, the first of three stunning riverside temples on the left bank, atmospherically lit up against the night sky.

The food at the buffet is international and Thai, so you’ll be faced with many delicious choices including a sushi bar, before you settle at your table in the beautifully decorated dining room.

After dinner, you can move out to the al fresco area and feel the warm breeze as you sail past spectacular Wat Arun and Wat Rahkang Khositaram. A live band will entertain you on the upper deck as you dance the night away, right in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

On the return journey, you’ll pass famous Bangkok landmarks, Wat Pra Kaew, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Finally, you’ll tie up at River City to say goodbye to a fabulous and memorable night out.

This cruise would make an excellent present for a parent’s birthday or wedding anniversary, a perfect gift for your friends or family visiting from overseas, or just a romantic night out for you and your beloved. Leave the kids with the nanny and live a little. At only 1,700 baht per person, it’s a steal. Click here to book.



Rock climbing has evolved from a way for mountain climbers to practise difficult mountaineering techniques to a globally popular sport. At beginner level, anyone with any level of fitness and strength can climb, and there are cheerful rock climbers in their eighties. It’s much more about technique than physical strength.

Now, through Pickaboo, you can get a taste of this exciting leisure activity and enjoy its health benefits. Rock climbing will make you stronger, more agile and fitter, and it’s also great fun to challenge yourself in a new way.

Pickaboo’s Intro to Climbing is your best way to discover sport climbing. It’s a one-hour course that introduces you to essential safety rules, basic skills and top rope belaying right in the heart of Bangkok. Classes are limited to four participants, so you are assured of personal attention and tuition.

The attractive price of 3,200 Baht includes gear rental and a four-day pass to the best climbing wall facilities in Thailand with over 7,000 square feet of high quality, state-of-the-art climbing space. If you get hooked, you’ll be starting on a hobby with plenty of thrills and one which offers huge benefits in terms of health and fitness.

You need to be at least fourteen years old to take the introductory course, but there’s no upper age limit, so you can take your grandma with you and learn together.

By completing the introductory course, you will earn a Top Rope Belay Certificate, your first qualification in this addictive, adrenaline-inducing sport. For more details, click here >>>