Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya and river cruise with lunch
Excursions & day trips

Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya and river cruise with lunch

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the majestic waterfront complex of the Bang Pa-In Palace
  • Hear how the Burmese invasion destroyed the ancient city with your guide
  • See the largest reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising along the Chao Phraya River
What to expect

Being ancient Siam's capital many years ago, Ayutthaya has a rich history and much of the fascinating architecture and iconic buildings in the ancient royal capital still exists today (mostly as incredibly interesting ruins). On this tour, you will visit the former royal residence at Bang Pa-In Palace, marvel at the Wat Mahathat and Wat Na Phra Men temples, and cruise down the mighty Chao Phraya River 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.

Explore 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 played a pivotal role in the history of the area during the war with the Burmese. Your exploration of spiritual sites continues at Wat Lokaya Sutharam, where you can see the largest reclining Buddha image in Ayutthaya.

Next, hop aboard a riverboat and enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising along the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River. Observe locals going about their daily life along the waterfront, and see attractions

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Services tax
    • Guided tour of Ayutthaya and Bang Pa
    • Lunch
    • Buffet lunch
    • Live tour commentary provided in English
    • Roundtrip hotel transfers from (selected) Bangkok hotels (if Option chosen)
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    Reduced price
    • Children aged (2-11): reduced
    • Infants aged (0-1): free
    Where

    23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

    Meeting point:
    If tour is chosen without pick-up meet your guide outside the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel.If tour is chosen with pick-up meet your tour guide at the agreed upon location. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking.
    What to remember
    • If Option chosen, hotel pick up may be 30-60 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location).
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • Booking will automatically be made as coach to Ayutthaya and cruise back to Bangkok. Should customer wish reverse please advise at least 48 hours beforehand
    • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats are not available upon request
    • Proper attire is required to enter a temple, please dress modestly (No dresses above the knee, no short pants or three quarter pants. No see through garments, no sports-wear, no footwear inside temple)
    • If Option chosen, hotel pick up may be 30-60 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location).
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.)
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    When
    • Daily at 8.00am
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    Provider
    I Asia (Thailand)
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the experience begins.

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