Popular with history buffs and archaeologists, world travelers and school groups, the former capital of Siam was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. During the 15th century, Ayuthaya became the capital of Siam, and the country (now Thailand) was ruled from there for 417 years. It was a very wealthy city, built at the confluence of the Chao Phraya, Pasak, and Lopburi rivers, and 16th-century visitors from Portugal, France, Holland, and England were amazed at its size and grandeur.|
In 1767, after two years of elephant-back warfare with Burma, Ayuthaya was destroyed and abandoned. The capital moved downriver to Thonburi and later across to Bangkok, where it remains. Today, centuries-old temples, palaces, monasteries, canals, and monuments survive as ruins, giving you a hint of the magnificent ancient history of the Thai culture.
- Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- Pick-up and delivery at guest's hotel lobby
- Tours of the river island palace, pavilion, and apartments
- Delicious Thai lunch
- All transfers, taxes, and fees
Approx. 8—9 hours
Departure time and location:
6:30 AM, pick-up at your hotel
Return time and location:
Approx. 3 PM, drop-off at your hotel
Children under 2 participate for free. Please do not wear shorts, sandals, or sleeveless T-shirts. Cameras may not be used inside the buildings.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Powersnorkel at least 48 hours prior to your preferred tour date to ensure your reservation and confirm your pick-up location and time. On the day of your tour, plan to meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Please present your tour voucher to the guide before starting the tour. Please note: You do not need to dial "011" to contact Powersnorkel when dialing from within Thailand.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|