Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok
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Visit the Ayutthaya temples on a cultural day trip from Bangkok, it's a highlight of any Thailand visit. The tour to the ancient capital of Siam includes a trip by riverboat, a must-do activity when you're in Bangkok, with close-up views of the temples and historic sites that line the Chao Phraya River
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In Brief

Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
9 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bang Pa In Palace, Ban Len Ban Len, Bang Pa-in 13160 Thailand

Bang Pa-in Palace is ancient palace back to Ayutthaya era. This palace was built by King Prasart Thong and then it was rebuilt by King Mongkut after it’s abandoned for long time. The palace is divide into 2 zone one is inner zone that for royal family to use as a resting place the other zone is outer zone that open for normal people and tourist. According to Bang Pa-in Travel Guide there are a lot of place tourist can pay a visit in this palace. Hem Montein Tewa Raja Tower (King Prasart Thong Shrine). This was built in Khmer style by King Mongkut in addition to honor King Prasart Thong the one who first built this palace. Aisawan Thiphya-Asana Royal Pavilion. This royal pavilion was built by King Mongkut at the middle of palace’s basin. It is a copy of Arporn Phimok Prasart royal pavilion in Bangkok and named follow by the first royal pavilion that build by King Prasart Thong in the past.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya Historical Park Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Wat Mahathat, “the temple of the Great Relic” was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Located on the historical island the large monastery features a huge central prang, a very large principal viharn and ubosot and a great number of subsidiary chedis and viharns. The upper part of its once massive central prang has collapsed. Today only the base remains.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Na Phra Meru, Khlong Sa Bua, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand

Wat Na Phra Men or the Monastery in Front of the Funeral Pyre sometimes called

Wat Na Phra Meru is located off the city island in the northern area of Ayutthaya in Tha

Wasukri sub-district. The temple is located along Khlong Sra Bua and the north bank of

the Khlong Mueang just opposite the ancient Grand Palace. It was registered as a

National Historic Site with the Fine Arts Department on 25 February 1935.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam), Phratuchai Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

Wat Lokayasutharam is situated at Pratoochai District, behind the Ancient Palace and the Pratoochai Primary School, in the area 0f Wat Worapoh (Wat Rakhang) and Wat Worachettharam.

Wat Lokayasutharam is 800 meters from Wat Phra Mongkon Bophit. Wat Worachettharam and Wat Worapoh are also closeby. Nevertheless, we had quite some difficulty finding Wat Lokayasutharam, likely our otherwise good Ayutthaya map, was a bit off the mark.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Chao Phraya River, 780/488 Charoen Krung Road, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Cruise and Lunch on the Chao Phraya River by Cruise Boat

Pass By: Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai, Bangkok 10600 Thailand

Pass by boat

Pass By: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand

Pass by Boat

Pass By: ICONSIAM, 299, Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600 Thailand

A new shopping complex located on the banks of Chao Phraya River.


  • Admission Fees to all the temples & palace
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Thai & International Lunch Buffet on board
  • Return riverboat trip
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Bang Pa In Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Na Phra Meru
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)


  • Soda/Pop - Soft drinks, beers, wines, juices, liquors (will be charged separately)
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

River City Bangkok, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

Traveler pickup is offered
The Departure time of the tour is 7:30 am.
The Pickup time from your hotel is between 6:30 am and 7:30 am - various depending on the location of your hotel. The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • When visiting temples visitors should ensure they are suitably dressed. No short pants or sleeveless tops, as a general rule knees and shoulders should be covered
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • There is no health restrictions for this tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Donna took the tour from great to exceptional! 4 sites, river cruise and lunch was all perfect! Can't say enough how entertaining and informative Donna is!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2020
Me and Wife did this day trip. donna the tour guide was absolutely great and amazing at what she does, she was funny informative and helpful the entire trip. Certainly worth doing the trip as its organised very well, we were picked up punctually in the morning and dropped off by 4PM. The sites are amazing and the buffet lunch in the afternoon is very good too.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2020
Our guide Donna was excellent. She was engaging, responsive, kept us on schedule, and provided us with lots of really useful information and it was clear that she loves her job and really cares about the people on her tour. The tour of the ruins was fascinating and the boat cruise back was so much fun. Was interesting to see another view of the landscape--from the river. the lunch served on board had lots of tasty food with a nice spread of Thai and international food--for every taste. Meat lovers, seafood lovers and vegetarians.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
Well coordinated. Had Donna as guide and she is very responsible and has a great sense of humor. I read other reviews about having not enough time. There is plenty of time for Ayutthaya. For the amount of money you're paying, this trip was worth it. Although my hotel wasn't on the list of pickup/drop off, the company still managed to pick me up from my place. I gave them a call and confirmed with them. Very communicative and easy to contact for any questions. I don't do tours generally but this one was pretty well done. Pretty good way to spend a day.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
Our rep Donna was brilliant. Very funny and informative. Clear instructions of timings was given and plenty of time to explore the various locations. This was the highlight of our holiday in Bangkok. The boat trip back was great too. Very relaxing. The food on board was varied and lots of choice. Very well organised and would recommend this trip to anyone. Book it and enjoy!!! 10/10.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2019
Excellent tour, well organised with enough time at each stop. Great guide, highly recommended for all
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
The guide was hilarious, food was good and the tour were well organised. Couldn’t have done better. Definitely recommend
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
The tour at the temple and river cruise was great only that the tour guide consumed the time mostly on explaining on one area that we missed some areas around the Palace. We still enjoyed the tour and it was worth the time
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
This tour was very well organised and our tour guide was very informative and funny. The tour company rang our hotel the day before to give us an exact time of pick up. We traveled in an air conditioned coach and there was enough time at each stop to explore. Lunch on the boat coming down the river was superb and would accomodate most people’s taste or dietary requirements. The boat also had air conditioning which is important in a place like Bangkok. Even getting our mini bus home was a breeze. I would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
We weren't sure what to expect on this trip as our previous trip booked through Viator had been a bit disappointing, however, this was fantastic. We were picked up on time in front of our hotel and had a great guide called Rose. She was informative and funny and it gave us a flavour of history, culture and life in Thailand. The temples we visited were interesting and I felt we spent enough time at each place and the journey was really pleasant. The afternoon boat cruise was a real surprise, I'd expected lunch in a canteen and a little boat trip, so to get on a lovely boat with a huge buffet selection was lovely. My husband and son are vegetarian and they were brought special dishes to the table. It was a fantastic trip and one I would recommend.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
well organized tour. agent did a great job at trying to get a hold of us. van driver was very prompt at picking us up in our hotel. we then transferred to a tour bus after hotel pick-up. visit to bang pa in palace also included. we had fun riding the golf cart (for 400 thb) to go around the area. ayuttaya is a must see. chao praya cruise on the way back was amazing, topped up with delicious lunch buffet. you can never go wrong with this trip.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
The guide and driver were nice and the temples and palaces were worth visiting. Thanks for the bottle of water, wet tissue and air-conditioned bus, I could tolerate the hot temperture in the middle of the day. The cruise meal was pleasant surprise since it was more than I expected.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Very funny and knowledgeable guide who kept the day very interesting. Would very much recommend this.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Superb experience of the history and artistic and architectural achievements of a fascinating country. Tour guide was also very informative and amusing.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2019
my Ayutthaya tour was fantastic.some temples and beautiful palace were amazing,especially wood roots coverd Budda's head.lunch cruise was also great moment with nice guide!!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2019
Guide and driver exelent full of info and made the trip fun .water and cold cloth given and much needed buffet on river boat beautifully presented and delicious
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
Our tour guide Pol was very informative about the tour and Thailand in general. The river cruise was a great way to end the tour and was relaxing along with a very good buffet.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
great tour
• Submitted 12 Oct 2018
Well organized and visited 4 attractions with buffet on cruise, quite good way to spend half a day outside Bangkok
• Submitted 19 Sep 2018
The ride was very easy and the boat ride home was surprising in the food was really good. I don't usually experience good food on tours!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
We had a wonderful time in this tour, very educational and impressive. It’s a wonderful Thai experience, it’s culture,the food and the people. The guide and drivers are kind and polite. Thank you.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
Every thing was as scheduled, the staff very nice and polite, the bus clean and AC, our tourist lady guide very experienced and helpful.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
Great tour. Would love to do it again.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
The tour is worthy and very organized. I liked it a lot. And the river cruise was really good as the amazing lunch we had while returning to Bangkok.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018