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Combine a visit from Bangkok to Ayutthaya — the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Siam — with a riverboat trip on the Chao Phraya River. An informative guide highlights Thailand’s fascinating history as you explore Ayutthaya temples, stone ruins and Buddha statues in the old capital of Thailand, which was ransacked by invading Burmese in the 18th century. This full-day tour includes lunch and returns you to Bangkok by boat.


  • Day trip from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, former capital of Siam
  • Spectacular ruins and intact temples
  • Wat Chai Mongkol's Reclining Buddha statue
  • Riverboat cruise along the Chao Phraya River from Ayutthaya
  • See Wat Mahathat and Buddha's head entwined in tree roots
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Bangkok hotels

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What You Can Expect

Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

After hotel pickup, your vehicle makes the journey north from Bangkok to Ayutthaya Historical Park, located 53 miles (85 km) away. The old capital of Thailand (aka the Kingdom of Siam) from 1350 until 1767, Ayutthaya was largely destroyed by the Burmese and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site full of intact temples, monasteries, palace ruins and beheaded Buddhist statues.

On arrival, set out on foot with your knowledgeable guide who leads you to notable Ayutthaya temples such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet — part of the Ancient Royal Palace ruins  as well as Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Phanan Choeng, known for its gilded seated Buddha statue.

Marvel at the Buddha's head resting in the tree roots overtaking Wat Mahathat and visit the well-preserved summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. 

After stopping for a provided lunch, complete your full-day excursion with a riverboat cruise on the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. You’re treated to views of temples lining the riverbank, such as Wat Arun, before your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Deirdre L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fantastic tour. Very interesting, informative and fun. Our tour guide Donna was very knowledgeable and funny as well. The Ayutthaya ruins were breathtaking.

Scott S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Probably my favorite trip of the vacation, our expert guide Donna was knowledgeable and courteous. The trip was culturally enriching and over exceeded any expectations we had. I would recommend this tour highly and the guide was the best!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Had a great time on this tour with our tour guide Donna, who is awesome and passionate about her work. Shared us with the history and more during the almost whole day travel with her. Really enjoyed the river cruise tour after the temple tours, buffet food is enjoyable not as much Thai food as I have expected...more westernized.

Anyway, would have do it again when I come back with friends.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We loved the tour - our guide Andy was informative and enthusiastic. You can tell he loves his job. The day was pretty long, mostly because April in Thailand is HOT, but the ruins were amazing, so we were happy we did the tour. The ruins and the boat ride back were the highlights, could have done without the other stops.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour. Our guide Andy was the best! He has a great sense of humour. He was really professional and knowledgeable. Lunch on the boat tour was great also. Good selection and delicious food.

Elena K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

great tour,
pick on time.

Sam T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was amazing!

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Was a great tour...well planned and structured. Tour guide I had a lady named Donna did a great job showing the tour around. River cruise was nice to finish off the tour going back to Bangkok. Hotel pickup was on time. Would definitely recommend this tour, great opportunity to explore some great ruins and more.

Dennis Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Long day and very hot.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very well organized, beautiful and interesting tour

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