Bangkok and Ayuthaya tour
Explore the ancient riverside temples of UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Siamese capital Ayuthaya
Bangkok's - behind the scenes views and a tour of UNESCO Ayuthaya
Introducing our Thailand, Bangkok and Ayuthaya tour; En route to or from most destinations in Southeast Asia then the chances are you’ll probably find yourself passing through the Thai capital (or at least Bangkok Airport) at some stage so why not stop over a few days? Recover from your outbound flight before your tour starts, chill out for a while afterwards, before the return journey home as well as, not least, getting the most out of your airfare!?
This 2-day Bangkok and Ayuthaya tour itinerary provides you with an interesting and leisurely introduction to Thailand’s vibrant capital city or – if this isn’t your first visit – then allows you to discover some new parts of the fascinating metropolis, as well as taking a boat and bicycle tour (or tuk-tuk for the less energetic) of the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Siamese capital of Ayuthaya.
We’ll include the ruined temples, royal temples, street markets and street-life; the famous sites, as well as the lesser-known ones most casual visitors don’t get to see, on foot, by boat, bicycle, local train, Skytrain and tuk-tuk. A fascinating and original private tour with licensed English speaking guide and accommodation in good mid-range, centrally located hotels.
The price of £185 is per person based on two people sharing. Please ask for a single traveller supplement for private tours while reductions for families and larger groups are also available.
This mini-tour 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 - Bangkok - city tour with a difference
Morning departure from Bangkok’s Banglamphu district to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), on foot or by tuk-tuk, from where we’ll continue by boat down the Chao Phraya River past Chinatown, Little India, the giant Pak Klong market to Thaksin Bridge. From here the Skytrain takes us past Lumphini Park to the City’s commercial heart of Siam Square where we detour to visit the fascinating Jim Thompson Museum. From here a canal boat cuts through the downtown area taking us back to our starting point.
Overnight: Bangkok Transport: Train, Boat, Walk, Tuk Tuk, Meals: L,
Day 2 - 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 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: B, L,
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Just a few of the many highlights
An unusual look at both Bangkok's famous sites plus behind the scenes ones with a boat tour of the ancient capital, now UNESCO World Heritage site, of Ayuthaya.
- A unique Bangkok tour taking in the famous sites and the parts behind the famous sites that most visitors don't usually see
- Boat tour of the ancient Thai capital and now UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayuthaya
- Temples, the Royal Palace, giant Buddhas, local markets and street scenes from the ultra-modern to the very traditional
- 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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