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From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus with River Cruise

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus with River Cruise

From US$ 68.75 per person

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.

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Duration 9 hours
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Pickup optional
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.


6 hours
  • Bangkok

    • Extra fee
  • River City Bangkok

  • 1.5 hours
  • Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (guided tour)

  • 30 minutes
  • Wat Maha That (guided tour)

  • Wat Na Phra Men (guided tour)

  • Wat Lokayasutharam (guided tour)

  • 1 hour
  • Chao Phraya River (lunch, boat cruise)

  • Bangkok

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
Pickup included
Main stop
  • Visit Wat Prasrisanphet, the largest temple in Ayutthaya
  • Explore ancient ruins of monasteries, Buddhist temples
  • Cruise along the river from 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

Embark on a day tour to Ayutthaya by bus and boat. See the ancient capital of Siam and its many temples and historic monuments.

Depart from River City Bangkok onboard a luxury boat for a cruise down the Chao Phraya River. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river with the morning atmosphere on the upper deck passing by the Temple of Dawn and The Grand Palace. Enjoy a Thai and international buffet lunch on board.

After the cruise, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and travel to Ayutthaya province. First, stop to see Wat Lokayasutharam. This temple is known for its giant reclining buddha.

Continue to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, which is part of the royal palace complex. It is considered the most important temple of Ayutthaya.

Next, visit Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya, one of the oldest of its kind in the province. Fnish your trip at the grand riverside Wat Chaiwattanaram. Marvel at its compelling architectural style, influenced by the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, as you wander around the monumental grounds. Then, hop back on the bus for your transfer back to Bangkok.

  • Cruise from Bangkok to Nonthaburi
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee at the temples
  • English-speaking guide
  • Thai & international buffet lunch on board the boat
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

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Meeting point

Please check in with the Bigcountry Experience staff in front of the River City Mall where the roundabout is located. Then, depart on the bus in front of the building.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Sportswear
  • Tight clothing
  • Ripped clothing

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
  • Pick-up 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 8 AM – 815 AM
  • Children ages 1 and younger are free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult
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4.3 /5

based on 1614 reviews

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it was a great trip, relaxing with limited number of tour members. the cruise was great, got to see the Bangkok riverside. Ayutthaya is a great historical city to explore, enjoyed every minute. cruise lunch could be improved. our guide Toom Toom is fantastic, so helpful and smiling and also knowledgeable. she helped us with any problems we had, like lending me an umbrella. highly recommended guide and trip

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December 26, 2022

This was a great trip. We loved taking the cruise down the river. It was a nice way to get a different view of the city. The food was also very good. Our guide Audi (I don't know how to spell his name) was very friendly and informative. He took lots of pictures for us and made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely recommend this tour.

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December 11, 2022

the guide picked us up from our hotel right on time.on the way to the first attraction he was informative and very funny. we enjoyed the bus trip seeing a different side of Thailand.all the temples we visited were a wondaful insight into thai history and thoughly enjoyed our trip.the lunch cruise back to Bangkok was a perfect way to enjor another side of this amazing country.the food was lovely and lots of it.

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March 26, 2020

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