From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat

Posted in Travel on May 20 2019 at 12:29 PM
Visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam. Enjoy a river cruise and take in the beautiful scenery and sites along the river.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

• Pick-up points are only for hotels located in the following areas: Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam and Sukhumvit area from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even) • The approximate pick-up schedule for each area: Sukhumvit at 6:30 AM, Khaosan at 6:30 AM, Sathorn at 6:40 AM, Siam at 6:50 AM, Pratunam at 6:45 AM, Silom at 7:00 AM • Please be in the reception of your hotel at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. The tour provider will inform you of the pick-up time once you provide your hotel information.
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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Visit the remarkable Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
  • Explore ancient ruins of monasteries, Buddhist temples and palaces
  • Cruise along the river from Ayutthaya back to Bangkok while enjoying a delicious lunch
  • Witness the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya, at a length of 42 meters
  • See Wat Mahatat, where the head of a Buddha is tangled in a tree trunk and roots
Full description
Depart Bangkok at 7:30 am and head to Ayutthaya by coach. Your first stop at 9:00 am is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, which is beautifully decorated in both Chinese and European styles.

Next, visit Wat Mahathat, Wat Na Phra Mane and Wat Lokayasutharam to explore the ruins of ancient palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Wat Mahatat is known for its Head of the Buddha, which has a tree trunk and roots growing around it, while the temple at Wat Lokayasutharam hosts the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya at a length of 42 meters and height of 8 meters. 


At around 1.00 pm, board the White Orchid River Cruise at Wat Chong Lom Pier. On board, enjoy a delicious Thai or European lunch with desserts, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea. Sit back and relax as you cruise past the Chao Phraya River banks, enjoying views of famous Thai attractions such as Wat Arun, the Royal Grand Palace and Rama VIII Bridge. 

The cruise will arrive back in Bangkok around 4.00 pm, from where you can take a comfortable transfer back to your hotel or enjoy the city in the evening. 

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  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Admission fees to all attractions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Thai & international buffet lunch on board
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water
  • Return riverboat trip on the White Orchid Cruise
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from central Bangkok hotels (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please proceed to the front of River City Mall where the roundabout is located. Then, check in with the staff. Then you will depart upon the bus which has the White Orchid River Cruise’s logo displayed in the front window.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
Know before you go
• Please do not wear shorts, tight pants, torn pants, mini short skirts, sportswear, sandals or sleeveless shirts. Pants or scarf can be bought for approximately 100 Thai Baht
• Visitors are requested to be dressed properly and appropriately upon entering the ground of Bang Pa-In Palace
• Pick-up/drop off points are only for hotels located in the following areas:
Khaosan, Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam and Sukhumvit area from Soi 1 to 39 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even)
• Direct pick-ups are not guaranteed for those staying in a guesthouse, condo or apartment. It is advised that you contact the tour operator to confirm if pick-up is possible
• For those staying outside of the pick-up areas, it is suggested that you arrange your own transfer to the River City Shopping Complex
• If you are commuting to River City Shopping Complex, please make sure to arrive around 7.00 am – 07.15 am
• Children ages 1 and younger are free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult

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