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Visit the ancient home of the Siamese kings on a full-day, private tour from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, a former imperial capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the ornate Bang Pa-In, or Summer Palace, a Buddha image in a Bodhi tree, and historic temple complexes, then take a slow boat ride around Ayutthaya island. This full-day tour accommodates up to eight people, and includes all activities and round-trip transport from centrally-located Bangkok hotels.
Flexible tour for your private group
Visit the Summer Palace of the Siamese royalty
Explore historic Ayutthaya temples and take a boat ride around Ayutthaya island
Meet a driver/guide at your hotel in central Bangkok, then board a climate controlled vehicle for the trip to Ayutthaya, a roughly one-hour drive from the city center. The first stop of the day is Bang Pa-In, the elegant summer palace built by an Ayutthayan king in 1632. Walk through the manicured grounds as your guide shares stories about Thailand’s royal family and traditions.
Continue to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, a temple that was once the holiest site in the royal palace destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Walk through the crumbling stupas and religious buildings, then make another temple stop at the Temple of the Great Relic, or Wat Mahathat. You’ll find more classic Ayutthaya architecture here, as well as the head from a stone Buddha image, now entirely surrounded by roots of a holy bodhi tree.
Pause for lunch (own expense) at a riverside restaurant, where you can dine with views of boats on the river. Following your meal, take a laid-back boat cruise around the island, passing local homes built out over the water. Cap off your meal with some sweet roti sai mai, known locally as “Ayutthaya cotton candy,” then visit one final temple, the lesser-known Wat Worachettharam, a historic landmark you can see without the crowds. This full-day tour concludes with a return trip to Bangkok, and drop-off at your hotel.
You are going to be picked up from your hotel if it is within 10 kms of the city center.
Excellent tour. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and he made the history of Ayutthaya very interesting. Very well paced day, so many interesting sights, very comfortable car to travel in. We were only passing through Bangkok on our way to New Zealand so only had a couple of days to take in as much as we could - really pleased we did this tour.
Booking arrangements with Viator were straightforward enough except that, at the time, we couldn't seem to enter our hotel location for pick up …. caused a little hassle later, but all good in the end.
My mother couldn’t walk long way but Mr. tour guide were very clever and his choice were perfect! We are interested in Japanese village most. Also his expression was detailed and easy understood for us. We are Japanese and Germany so he spoke English and Japanese! Lunch was delicious. Mr. Driver was nice guy. We want to see them again when we go to Thai again. Thank you so much.
This tour was wonderful! We went with Artty, who was a fantastic and enthusiastic guide. We truly enjoyed this trip and highly recommend it to anybody considering it! The private tour meant we could go where we preferred, and Artty knows the area well and could recommend a few interesting spots a bit off the beaten path. He shared interesting historical stories, and even pointed out several good photo spots and took our photo - even when we weren't thinking about it.
This is a must-see in Bangkok.
Highly highly recommend this private day trip to Ayuttaya. Our private tour Guide Polly and driver Amix provided us excellent and professional service from telling history, bring us to have good local food at local river restaurants, to well answering all our questions. Polly provided us extra information and brought us to local markets to find good fruits as we mentioned we love fruits, although this activities is not in the itinerary. Moreover, Polly and Amix are very polite and happy tour guides make me love Thailand and Thailand people so much! Something extra must mention: Polly helped us took many good photos! This is first time to have so many good photos taken with my husband in a day trip! We enjoy this trip very much! Thank you!!!
In general this is a good trip to take if you want something different while in Bangkok. Our guide and driver were great people and overall we had a good time. It is a long day outside - so make sure to have sunscreen and water. Our guide was nice about adjusting to our pace, which was the great benefit of doing a private tour. Be ready for LOTS of walking!
My mother, sister and I went on this trip with Sammy as the guide - we highly recommend him! He spoke great English and was extremely communicative. We absolutely loved the summer palace which was a great retreat after the hectic and noisy Bangkok experience. The Ayutthaya ruins were great too though at noon, quite tiring for us. This was no problem to Sammy, who adjusted to our pace and wishes.
Apart from learning a lot about the sights we've seen, Sammy was very good in explaining all questions we had about Thai history, culture and society. He also gave us good tips about places to go and see in Bangkok, Chiang Mail and Phuket which we were to visit afterwards.
We found that this private tour gave us the opportunity to explore all the places for exactly as long or short in case of the more sun flooded temples as we wanted to, and that when we spoke to Sammy about our night market experience he even added a little stop along the way on an Ayutthaya market and gave us tips on what sweets and dishes to try. Also, when we decided that we wanted to have some fruit instead of the scheduled lunch, Sammy arranged the trip accordingly to our wishes.
Overall, a great experience and good value for money!
Big was a fantastic guide - the best we have found in Thailand. He lived in the US for years and his English is fantastic as well as his knowledge of local history and foods etc.The combination of the royal summer palace and old city of Ayutthaya was really good - as well as lunch on the river and then sweet roti for dessert.
There was a bit of confusion about who pays for lunch with Viator after booking - lunch was included, then excluded but the tour company gives you 200 Baht credit for food - but you will spend quite a bit more on the fresh grilled jumbo shrimp if you want to try this local speciality highly recommended.
The tour was great! I highly recommend it to anyone that wishes to do something different.
I asked to visit a few different places and there was no problem at all in doing so.
Our guide was Andy and he was super nice and knew how to answer all of our questions!
Had an amazing time with my family