Immerse yourself in Thailand's rich cultural, historical and architectural heritage on this day trip to the ancient capital city: Ayutthaya. Explore beautiful temple ruins and majestic palaces and enjoy a tranquil boat cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Ayutthaya Day Trip & River Cruise Itinerary
After meeting your guide in central Bangkok first thing in the morning, you'll embark on your unforgettable day trip to one of Thailand's must-see historic sites. Climb on board your luxury air-conditioned bus, and head in the direction of Ayutthaya province.
Before reaching the ancient city itself, you'll make a stop at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. The former royal residence, this magnificent riverside palace complex is a breath-taking fusion of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architectural styles.
Continuing on your route, you'll reach Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of Thailand, or Siam as it was historically known, until Bangkok was founded in 1767. Visit the spectacular ruins of Wat Mahathat, which was the royal monastery; discover Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the largest and most beautiful within the Ayutthaya Royal Palace compound; and admire the massive bronze Buddha enshrined within the Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit temple.
In the afternoon, you'll leave the dry land of this magical ancient city behind and set sail on the Chao Phraya River from the nearby Wat Chong Lom. As you cruise along this important Thai waterway, you'll be able to indulge in a delicious buffet lunch with the best of both local delicacies and international cuisine.
Take in the wonderful views of Thailand's Nonthaburi Province on your boat trip: from Koh Kret, the river island home to the Mon community, to the Thammasat University in Bangkok city centre. Finally, as you enjoy coffee on board, you'll see the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, before shortly arriving back at the River City Shopping Mall Pier for around 4 pm.
Important information: dress code
Please note: to enter the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace you must comply by the strict dress code. Please wear long trousers or skirt (reaching the ankles); long sleeved shirt; and covered shoes.
Visitors will not be permitted to enter if wearing the following:
- Shorts, mini skirts, culottes, tights, tight or ripped trousers, Thai fisherman pants; sleeveless or rolled-up shirts; see-through clothes, sleepwear or bare shoulders; sportswear; sandals.
We recommend wearing socks as you will be asked to remove your shoes to visit the Buddha statues.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 10 years old|
Children between 4 and 10 years oldUS$ 52.6
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
Boat cruise on Choa Phraya River.
All entrance fees to temples and palaces on route.
Buffet lunch on board the boat.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Bangkok).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
River City Bangkok Shopping Mall.