Explore the ancient riverside temples of UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Siamese capital Ayuthaya
Day tour of UNESCO-listed Ayuthaya
A one day tour of the ancient Siamese capital, and today UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, of Ayuthaya. On route to or from many destinations in Southeast Asia, then chances are you’ll probably find yourself passing through the Thai capital (or at least Bangkok Airport) at some stage so why not squeeze the most out of your airfare, break up the journey and tag on an extra night or two? A leisurely day tour to nearby Ayuthaya also allows you to recover from your outbound flight, before your tour starts, or chill out for a while afterwards, before the return journey.
The former capital was founded in the mid-14th century and existed as one of Southeast Asia’s most important trading and political centres until being sacked by an invading Burmese army in the 18th-century whereupon the capital was moved further south to close by its current location. Today picturesque old temples line leafy riverbanks and we’ll take you by boat and on foot around some of the extensive site’s main features.
The morning pick-up point is your Bangkok hotel and we’ll drop you back there late afternoon or early evening while, alternatively, a transfer to the airport is also available for a small supplement. (Timing depends upon traffic but count a full day. Extra accommodation is also available on request.)
Our price of £145 is per person, based on two people sharing, for a private tour. Please ask for a single traveller supplement for private tours while reductions for families and larger groups are also available.
Our Ayuthaya extension is suitable for any tour starting, finishing, or even passing through, Thailand’s capital and transport hub Bangkok.
Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.
Day 1 - Ayuthaya - tour of the UNESCO world heritage site
Day tour of Ayuthaya. Morning departure for the nearby former Thai capital, and now UNESCO World Heritage Site, of Ayuthaya. A tour by boat, tuk-tuk (or, time-permitting, bicycle should you prefer) taking in some of the sites and picturesque ruined temples of the former Siamese capital before an afternoon return to Bangkok.
Extra accommodation in Bangkok before or after the tour is available if required
Overnight: Departure Transport: Minibus, Boat, Walk, Meals: L,
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A day tour on foot and by boat of the ancient Siamese capital, now UNESCO World Heritage site, of Ayuthaya.
- Boat tour of the ancient Thai capital and now UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayuthaya
- Pick-up and drop off at any Bangkok hotel with airport transfer available if required
- Private tour with experienced, licensed, English speaking guide
We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...
Nanda Heritage Hotel Bangkok view
- Based around a beautifully restored 1920s teak family villa
- The award winning design combines traditional and modern
- Great central location for restaurants, cafes and shopping
*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.
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