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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

by Tour East Thailand
per adult Price is NZ$80
Duration: 9h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Full day exploring UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya

  • Ancient Buddha statue encased in a tree at Wat Mahathat

  • Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace

  • Visit to the historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men

  • Delicious buffet lunch on a boat along Chayo Praya River

Highlights

  • Full day exploring UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya

  • Ancient Buddha statue encased in a tree at Wat Mahathat

  • Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace

  • Visit to the historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men

  • Delicious buffet lunch on a boat along Chayo Praya River

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7:30 AM, Tour without Hotel Pick-up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English. This option does not includes roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok hotel. You must make your own way to the designated meeting location by 7:30 AM. This option is non-refundable. Please make your way and check in 15 minutes before tour departure.

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Total price is NZ$79.78, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

7:30 AM, Tour with Hotel Pick-up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English. This option includes a roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok city hotel.

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Total price is NZ$119.67, taxes included

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Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace

Activity Location

Ayutthaya

Bangkok

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Bangkok


Description

Discover the rich history, fascinating architecture, and iconic buildings of Ayutthaya, an ancient royal capital. Visit the former royal residence at Bang Pa-In Palace, marvel at the Wat Mahathat and Wat Na Phra Men temples, and cruise the waters of Chao Phraya River while enjoying a delicious lunch.

Begin your full-day tour with a journey north of Bangkok to Ayutthaya. The capital and namesake of a 14th-century Siamese kingdom, the preserved ruins of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with archaeological wonders—palaces, temples, and statues.

Start exploring at the majestic waterfront complex of the Bang Pa-In Palace, the former summer residence of Thai royalty. After roaming its ponds, gardens, and pavilions, continue to the temple of Wat Mahathat, where you can see a special tree with the face of Buddha encased in its trunk.

From there, tour mystic Wat Na Phra Men which houses a golden seated Buddha statue. Listen to your knowledgeable guide share the story of the Burmese invasion that destroyed the city, and hear how this remarkable temple was preserved from the fire. Your exploration of spiritual sites continues at Wat Lokaya Sutharam, where you can see the largest reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya.

Next, hop on board a riverboat and enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising along the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ayuttyaya and Bang Pa

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok city hotel by coach (if selected)

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If chosen, pick-up is available from hotels in Bangkok. You will be able to arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Ayutthaya Ancient Capital with River Cruise, Lunch & Palace ratings based on 199 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 21 Feb. 2020

I say that I was lucky enough to get the best tour guide in all of Bangkok! Well-spoken, patient, knowledgeable, attention to detail, a perfectly balanced blend fo charisma and poise, genuinely vested in the quality of his group’s experience, and all around a great personality; Sam from White Orchid made this tour timeless! I’ve traveled the world to explore history and have had the opportunity to take part in both great, and unfortunately not so great, tour experiences. Beyond that, I decided to travel all the way from the northeastern United States To Bangkok with the specific goal of visiting these palaces, temples, and ruins. I am NOT going home disappointed! My only reservation is that Sam as now set the bar exceptionally high for how I will rate future tour guides around the world! In closing, this tour experience was great... and it’s guide on the day that I took it was exceptional! I would give it 6 Stars if I could! Ron C Michigan, USA

Ronald C

United States

5/5 21 Feb. 2020

I enjoyed this excursion visiting the old capital in Ayutthaya. Sam the tour guide was well versed in speaking English. He provided historical information about Siam, the temples, the kings who ruled the country, and their enemies. The river cruise was relaxing, and the food was delicious.

4/5 19 Feb. 2020

4 1/2 stars. Our guide was great and funny. The bus was air conditioned nicely. Time is limited at each stop. Get the golf cart at the palace to make the most of it. Other stops were lovely but time was very limited. Food on the cruise was great and the staff were awesome. We would have liked a bit more time at the ruins on the 2nd stop. Otherwise very pleased with this adventure.