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Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya & River Cruise

by I Asia Thailand
per adult Price is $53
Duration: {0} Duration: 9h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Features animals

Highlights

Visit the UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya

The mysterious Buddha head encased in a tree at Wat Mahatat

Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace

The historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men

A relaxing buffet lunch cruising down the 'River of Kings'

Highlights

Visit the UNESCO-listed former capital of Ayutthaya

The mysterious Buddha head encased in a tree at Wat Mahatat

Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace

The historic 15th-century temple of Wat Na Phra Men

A relaxing buffet lunch cruising down the 'River of Kings'

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8:00 AM, Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya, River Cruise and Lunch without Hotel Pick Up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English.

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7:30 AM, Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya, River Cruise and Lunch with Hotel Pick Up in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h

Live Commentary in English.

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Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya & River Cruise

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Bangkok

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel lobby

    Bangkok

  • River City Pier 1 (White Orchid Counter)

    Bangkok


Description

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.

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 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 like the Grand Palace and the towering spires of Wat Arun as you arrive back into Bangkok.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ayutthaya and Bang Pa-In Palace

  • Admission fees

  • Buffet Lunch onboard riverboat

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from (selected) Bangkok hotels (if Option chosen)


Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible

  • Proper attire to enter a temple (No dresses above the knee. No short pants or three quarter pants. Modest shirt. 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.)

  • If you book the Option without hotel transfers, please ensure you give yourself sufficient time to get to the Montien Hotel by 6:45am


Ancient Temples of Ayutthaya & River Cruise ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

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4.9 out of 5

2/5 Aug 20, 2019

Waste of money and time ....morning meeting poorly discribed, we had to walk about an hour to find them. The tourist information office with their name was obviously closed...😡

5/5 Aug 2, 2019

The tour was great and am excited/enthusiastic /knowledgeable tour guide (Donna) made it even better! I thought that the ruins at Ayuthacca were way more interesting than the summer palace, but that was also a good first stop. The cruise was very nice and the buffet was also great, with an option for vegetarians if you need that accommodation. Would recommend!

5/5 Jul 30, 2019

Overall it was a great tour.. pick up was on time. The bus was very comfortable. Our tour guide was very informative, he tells us every history of every places we go to and stop, very knowledgeable. Very rich history and culture. It was a nice way to end the tour with the river cruise, the food was delicious and it had a wide of food choices. I would recommend this tour for people coming to Bangkok. Tour was not boring at all.