Ayutthaya River Cruise & Temples Tour from Bangkok
Discover the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Siam with this Ayutthaya River Cruise & Temples Tour from Bangkok.
An informative English speaking guide will lead you through the former royal residence at Bang Pa-In Palace, built in the 17th century. This Summer Palace has a beautiful combination of the oriental and western architecture style, surrounded by a beautiful botanical royal garden.
Then you will proceed to Ayutthaya, making the first stop at Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the grandest and most beautiful temple when it served the Siamese capital over 700 years ago. Head to the famous Wat Mahathat and its Buddha face encased in tree roots. Exactly how the head became locked in its present location is unclear. However, it is thought to be linked to the immense flooding, and the rapid vegetation growth which ensued afterward. The last temple that you will visit in Ayutthaya is Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a restored temple ruin which houses another stunning Golden Buddha. It was once a sanctuary during the war between the Siamese and Burmese, with the Burmese allegedly being so in awe of the site’s beauty that they left it untouched.
In the afternoon, hop aboard a riverboat and delight yourself with a buffet lunch while cruising along the gentle currents of the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. Enjoy the fascinating sights along the river banks, such as the wonderful Grand Palace, the Wat Phra Keo (The Emerald Buddha Temple), and the graceful Wat Arun.
📅 Departure days: daily, Monday to Sunday
⏳ Duration: full day
🕗 Pick up time: 6.00h – 6.30h
🕔 Drop off time: 16.30h – 17.00h
⚡ Former Thai royal summer residence at Bang Pa-In Palace
⚡ Wat Phra Si Sanphet
⚡ Wat Mahathat and Buddha’s head intertwined with tree roots
⚡ Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit and its stunning Golden Buddha
⚡ Riverboat cruise & buffet lunch along the Chao Phraya River
✔ Pick up / drop off service for accommodations located only in the following areas: Pratunam, Silom, Langsuan, Wireless Road, Sathorn, Surawongse, Siam (MBK), Yawarat (China Town) and Sukhumvit area Soi 1 to 31 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even)
✔ Guided English-speaking tour of Ayutthaya and Bang Pa-In Palace
✔ Entrance fees to the temples
✔ Riverboat cruise & buffet lunch along the Chao Phraya River
👖 Men and women need to cover their shoulders to enter temples and mosques. Women also need to cover their knees, so if you like to wear shorts, we recommend bringing a sarong.
✘ Cancellation made 72 hours or more before departure (3 days and beyond) will be fully refunded. However, if payment was made by PayPal or bank transfer, then PayPal or bank transfer fees will be deducted.
✘ Cancellations made between 48 and 72 hours before departure will be partially refunded. A 50% cancellation fee per person will be incurred, and the rest of the payment will be refunded. In addition, if payment was made by PayPal or bank transfer, then PayPal or bank transfer fees will be deducted as well.
✘ Cancellation made within 48 hours before departure or no-shows will not be refunded.
Please, note that you cannot change the date of your visit due to poor weather conditions, and the activity will remain operational despite rain and other mild weather conditions.