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Bangkok and Ayuthaya tour

Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Siamese capital

Bangkok's famous sites, behind the scenes views & day tour to Ayuthaya

En route to or from most destinations in Southeast Asia the chances are you’ll probably find yourself at some stage passing through Bangkok or at least Bangkok Airport, so why not stop over a few days – recover from your outbound flight before your tour starts or chill out a while before the return journey home?

This 2-day Bangkok itinerary provides you with a great introduction to the city or, if this isn’t your first visit, then allows you to discover some new parts of the fascinating metropolis as well as checking out the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Siamese capital of Ayuthaya.

Ruined temples, royal temples, street markets and street-life; by boat, bicycle, local train, sky-train and tuk-tuk. 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.  For individuals or larger groups, please ask for a price.

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Itinerary

Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.

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Day 1 - Bangkok - city tour with a difference

Morning departure around 8.00. Our route takes us 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 Praya River past Chinatown, Little India, the giant Pak Klong market to Thaksin Bridge where we connect to the sky-train. The overhead railway takes us along Silom Road and past Lumphini Park to the the City’s commercial heart of Siam Square where we can 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 in Banglamphu.

Overnight: Bangkok Transport: Train, Taxi, Boat, Walk,  Meals: L, 

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Day 2 - Ayuthaya - tour of the UNESCO world heritage site

Day tour of Ayuthaya. Morning departure by local train 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 is available if required

Overnight: Departure Transport: Minibus, Train, Boat, Walk,  Meals: B, L, 

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Just a few of the many highlights

An unusual look at both Bangkok's sites plus behind the scenes with a diversion to visit 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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