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Offered in: English


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
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.


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, Oct 2018

great tour

, Oct 2018

The tour guide Donna was excellent. Overall enjoyable experience and the included buffet lunch was suprisingly good.

, Sep 2018

Well organized and visited 4 attractions with buffet on cruise, quite good way to spend half a day outside Bangkok

, Sep 2018

This is a huge tour - we were in a very big bus. Your time at the temples is VERY limited and you don't see all the sites. Also there is no guide through the ruins to let you know what you are seeing. The river cruise was nice, but I would have not chosen it - buffet lunch and then a 2 and half hour ride back to Bangkok. I did this tour to really see the ruins and it really let me down. I do not recommend this tour.

, Sep 2018

Took this tour because it was the most economical way to see Ayutthaya. A fleet of small vans picked up passengers from various hotels and deposited them at a central waterfront(RiverCity?). The group was loaded onto two buses, each with its own tour guide. We had approximately 20 people in our group. The first stop was the summer palace, then Ayutthaya (2 sites) then boarded onto the boat ride back to RiverCity. Would have like to have spent more time at the ayutthaya site, but this trip was like an overview. I found the buffet food on the boat to be plentiful, varied, and of good quality. Would recommend to the first time visitor. If you've already done a boat cruise in Bangkok. the cruise on this tour may be duplicative.

, Aug 2018

We had a wonderful time in this tour, very educational and impressive. It’s a wonderful Thai experience, it’s culture,the food and the people. The guide and drivers are kind and polite. Thank you.

, Aug 2018

The ride was very easy and the boat ride home was surprising in the food was really good. I don't usually experience good food on tours!

, Aug 2018

Every thing was as scheduled, the staff very nice and polite, the bus clean and AC, our tourist lady guide very experienced and helpful.

, Aug 2018

Great tour. Would love to do it again.

, Aug 2018

The tour is worthy and very organized. I liked it a lot. And the river cruise was really good as the amazing lunch we had while returning to Bangkok.

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