Ayutthaya Tour & Rice Barge Cruise - Bang Pa-In Royal Palace & more

North of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and setting for the hugely popular Thai drama, Love Destiny. Experience the life of royalty as you stroll through the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace and its beautiful lake garden. After touring this summer palace, you will enjoy a delightful Thai lunch aboard a traditional rice barge cruise. Take in the views as you glide leisurely through the waters of the city’s rivers before making your way to the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Basking in the grandeur of incredible temples, such as Wat Mahathat and Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, you will wish you had another day of your Ayutthaya tour.
  • Departure: Bangkok
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  • Duration: Approximately 10 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 8:30
  • Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
  • Wander the grounds of the stunning Bang Pa-In Royal Palace
  • Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch
  • Admire Ayutthaya from the water on a relaxing rice barge cruise
  • Visit the ruins and temples at Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Learn the history of one of Thailand's great kingdoms
Tour Options
Hotel pick-up time may vary based on hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotels in city centre. If you are not sure where your hotel is located, please enter exact name of the property and our team will get back to you.Guests staying outside of the city centre will be advised of any additional surcharge subject to distance. This surcharge is to be paid directly to your tour driver.
General Etiquette For Visiting Buddhist Temples
Please dress appropriately. Shorts or short skirts, vests or tank tops, bare shoulder tops and flipflops are not allowed.Please be respectful and avoid speaking loudly inside the temples.Please take off your shoes and place them on the provided shelf before entering a temple.Please only sit on the floor – platforms are reserved for monks. Sit with your legs crossed or with your feet placed behind you. Never point your feet at an image of Buddha.Please do not climb on the temples.Please be aware of your belongings.Please do not kiss or hug in the temple.Please do not smoke.
This itinerary may be subject to change due to weather or local conditions without prior notice.
  • Lunch
  • Guide (English)
  • Gas
  • Bottle of water
  • Driver
  • Vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fee
  • Boat riding
  • Tips
  • Other expense

Looking for unique things to do in Bangkok? Join the Ayutthaya Tour to Wat Mahathat, Bang Pa In, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon & more

Step back in time on this Ayutthaya Tour & Rice Barge Cruise and catch a glimpse of life as it may have been during the height of this beloved kingdom. Walk along the ancient streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the grand architecture of the city’s palaces and temples and travel as local merchants would have on a restored teak rice barge cruise.Your Ayutthaya day tour begins with a scenic drive north of Bangkok. Your first stop will be the magnificent Bang Pa In Royal Palace. Built in 1632, this historic summer palace has been restored to its original elegance overlooking a lovely lake garden. Staying true to its architectural roots, Bang Pa In provides an accurate look into Ayutthaya tradition.After touring the Bang Pa-in Royal Palace, a rice barge cruise will guide you through the waters of the Chao Phraya river. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch while admiring the ancient ruins sprinkled throughout the modern landscape.Reenergized, you will make your way to the Ayutthaya Historical Park to explore the fascinating ruins.  Famous historic sites may include Wat Mahathat, the Monastery of the Great Relic, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, the Great Monastery of Auspicious Victory, or Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, known for its three chedis. Exploring a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the perfect ending to your Ayutthaya tour.
Travel Reviews
flag/idn.svgSajia Subjaksono
historical city"Thai friend introduced me to Thai movie King Naresuan. I want to see the place that the movie was based on. It's Amzing."
flag/idn.svgSajia Subjaksono
historical city"Thai friend introduced me to Thai movie King Naresuan. I want to see the place that the movie was based on. It's Amzing."