Day Trip To Ancient Ayutthaya


8 hours | from $100.00 pp
Travel back to the 14th century and discover the ancient ruined city if Ayutthaya, an island-state which was once the magnificent capital of Siam. Glimpse into another world as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Host, exploring the ruins of once opulent temples and towering palaces of stone. Explore the Ayutthaya Historical Park and imagine the site in all of its former glory as you meander between leaning temples, crumbling Buddha statues draped in silk and the vine covered remains of stone palaces. Lose yourself in history as you weave in and out of the present day town in a tuktuk, stopping off at the temples and ruins which are scattered across the island and indulge in an authentic and delicious lunch of river prawns, catfish and other local delicacies like roti pag pia - a candy floss stuffed pancake!
8 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking + public transport

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host and travel by train, a journey which takes around two hours, to Ayutthaya, which was Siam’s capital city until 1767 when it was razed to the ground in the Burmese-Siamese War. Read more +

Ruins of the ancient city still stand, so with your host you’ll explore the magical island by tuktuk and visit its iconic temples, crumbling ruins and leaning stone palaces which are scattered amongst the present day town. 

Visit the most iconic temples and well preserved ruins, like Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, known to be the holiest temple, Wat Mahathat, famed for the haunting and striking head of a Buddha in a gnarled tree trunk, and Wat Lokayasutharam with its reclining Buddha statue. Soak up the unique atmosphere and imagine the island in its former glory, discovering its rich and fascinating history from your host as you explore together. As well as visiting the most iconic ruins, your host will lead you to smaller, but fascinating sites which most visitors miss. 

When you’re feeling hungry, your host will recommend a local eatery where you can indulge in a long and lazy lunch of local specialities - not to miss are the river prawns, spicy catfish curries and roti pag pia, a local style of pancake rolled around candy floss. 

Whether you’d like to visit as many stunning ruins as possible and discover each of the island’s temples, or you’d prefer to take it slow and spend time meandering through the vine covered ruins of just one or two, the choice is yours and your host will design an experience which suits your preferences. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised itinerary
* 8 hours with a Local Host
* Return train tickets to Bangkok
* Tuktuk once in Ayutthaya 
* Walking experience once in Kamakura


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transport costs other than the round trip train to Kamakura
* Gratuities (optional)


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days prior to the experience and get full refund

Experience Highlights

* Join a Local Host to take a day trip by train from Bangkok to the incredible ruined city of Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Siam 
* Explore the ruined temples and palaces of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Take a tuktuk around the island to visit the various ruins which are scattered amongst the town and along the riverbanks 
* Soak up the unique atmosphere and discover the fascinating history 
* Visit the most iconic temples and palaces, where huge Buddha statues are draped in silk and you wander through leaning towers of stone 
* Enjoy an authentic and traditional lunch at a local eatery recommended by your local

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free