• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Iulia Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The guide Poen was great! very funny, knowleadgeble and kind


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Was looking for a tour to visit Ayutthaya UNESCO world heritage site during my stay in Bangkok. I had not used this company to book tours with before but it is a TripAdvisor Company so I took a chance. I also booked a Dubai City tour and a Street food tour. The Ayutthaya tour was great! It turned out better than I had hoped! Guide was excellent. Pick up was on time. Others on the tour were friendly. The river boat back to Bangkok was really enjoyable....well equipped with outside and air conditioned viewing/resting areas after seeing the temples. The lunch served on the boat was another good surprise.....great variety of dishes and very tasty!

Overall a great tour. Be prepared for the hot/humid climate and you will enjoy it also!

Robin Coe
Carrollton, TX

Toshoi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Brilliant tour, well organised.

Helen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A beautiful tour which was well organised and allowed us to see some of the amazing sights outside of Bangkok.
The food on the boat was exceptional and staff polite and knowledgeable.

Kedar K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Superb tour .. Our guide Dona was an angel .. Full of information . Small touches like cold water bottles and wet face towels was added bonus .. The cruise back was exceptional . Buffet spread was awesome and views to die for .
The Palace , ruins of Ayutthya and Golden Buddhha were all superb sights .. Must do tour when in Bangkok !

Patricia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Visited beautiful temples with plenty of time to walk around. The cruise was relaxing and the food was ok.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was great. wish had little more time to see the temples. cruise was great. and the lunch on the cruise was awesome. there was plenty of food on the cruise.

Denisa Gabriela U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I loved it and our guide Donna was awesome!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018


Karen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

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