Meet a driver at your Bangkok hotel for 8am departure, then board a private, climate-controlled vehicle for the 48-mile (80-km) trip to Ayutthaya Historical Park, the former capital of Siam.
Upon arrival in Ayutthaya, visit Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, an active Buddhist temple where statues are decked in golden fabric, then continue to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, whose massive centerpiece dates back to the early era of Ayutthaya.
Take in Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the Royal Palace’s most holy temple, and light some incense near one of Thailand’s largest bronze Buddhas at Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit.
After a morning of exploring, pause for a lunch of Thai cuisine, then walk the grounds of Wat Mahthat, once an important Buddhist monastery, with a famed Buddha’s head that’s been wrapped in the roots of a banyan tree. Make a final stop at Bang Pa-In Palace, an elegant, riverside retreat once used by the Siamese kings, where a palace, throne room, and pavilion are surrounded by manicured grounds.
Following your time at Bang Pa-In Palace, this tour concludes with return transfer to your accommodations in Bangkok.