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Private Tour: Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok

Private Tour: Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok
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Private Ayutthaya tour of the ancient Siamese capital from Bangkok
Duration:
8–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Visit the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day private tour that includes lunch aboard a Chao Phraya River barge. Traveling to Ayutthaya with a personal guide means the flexibility to explore at your own pace, stopping to sample local foods, visit temples, and browse colorful markets while learning about Thailand’s culture and royal history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Taste boat noodles, a spun sugar dessert, and more
  • Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Bangkok hotels
What to expect
After pickup at your hotel, head to the onetime Siamese capital of Ayutthaya in a private vehicle, where your tour starts with boat noodles and other treats at one of the city’s oldest markets. Next, discover the ancient images of Buddha at Wat Mahathat and continue to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, among the most important historic temples in Ayutthaya. Pause for lunch aboard a converted rice barge that’s docked on the Chao Phraya River and then head to Ayutthaya Historical Park to visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram. One of Ayutthaya’s sweetest treats is roti sai mai, a spun sugar dessert; get a firsthand look at how it’s made and try another local specialty at the temple market for a burst of energy after a full day of exploring temples. The day concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Bangkok.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Taste boat noodles, a spun sugar dessert, and more
  • Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Bangkok hotels
What to expect
After pickup at your hotel, head to the onetime Siamese capital of Ayutthaya in a private vehicle, where your tour starts with boat noodles and other treats at one of the city’s oldest markets. Next, discover the ancient images of Buddha at Wat Mahathat and continue to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, among the most important historic temples in Ayutthaya. Pause for lunch aboard a converted rice barge that’s docked on the Chao Phraya River and then head to Ayutthaya Historical Park to visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram. One of Ayutthaya’s sweetest treats is roti sai mai, a spun sugar dessert; get a firsthand look at how it’s made and try another local specialty at the temple market for a burst of energy after a full day of exploring temples. The day concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Bangkok.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6356GAA
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Lunch
  • VIP transportation by private car or van
  • Selected food and beverage tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Chaiwatthanaram
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Customer will be picked up from their hotel or central Bangkok address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • All ages are welcome; families with children under 5 years are asked to contact before booking
  • Please indicate when booking if you are bringing a stroller on the tour. It is recommended to bring a light and compact stroller
  • It is recommended that you wear shorts (covered knees) or light weight pants and a lightweight shirt (covered shoulders), as well as comfortable walking shoes. Some historical sites require respectful clothing for entry.
  • Tour takes place rain or shine; it is recommended that you bring an umbrella (and a sense of adventure) in case the clouds break; some of the most fun moments have been in the rain!
  • Please indicate dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Please note, at this time gluten-free, halal, vegan, or vegetarian diets can not be accommodated
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Lunch
  • VIP transportation by private car or van
  • Selected food and beverage tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Chaiwatthanaram
  • Entry/Admission - Ayutthaya
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Customer will be picked up from their hotel or central Bangkok address.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • All ages are welcome; families with children under 5 years are asked to contact before booking
  • Please indicate when booking if you are bringing a stroller on the tour. It is recommended to bring a light and compact stroller
  • It is recommended that you wear shorts (covered knees) or light weight pants and a lightweight shirt (covered shoulders), as well as comfortable walking shoes. Some historical sites require respectful clothing for entry.
  • Tour takes place rain or shine; it is recommended that you bring an umbrella (and a sense of adventure) in case the clouds break; some of the most fun moments have been in the rain!
  • Please indicate dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Please note, at this time gluten-free, halal, vegan, or vegetarian diets can not be accommodated
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hua Ro market
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Wat Mahathat
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Bang Muad Roti - โรตีสายไหมบังหมัด
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Historic City of Ayutthaya
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Wat Chaiwatthanaram
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 9
    Baan Watcharachai
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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jonathantweed
usa110 contributions
Couples
We have been to Thailand 20+ times over the past 15 years and have spent a lot of time in Bangkok, in the north, and on the islands, but had never visited Ayutthaya. We found the Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok (Private Tour) by Taste of Thailand Food Tours on Viator and chose Taste of Thailand because of the large number 5-star ratings and positive comments. We also liked the idea of mixing some visits to temples/ruins with some food sightseeing, as we find that sometimes, too many visits to historical sites one right after another can get monotonous and a little boring. We also liked that it was private because we like to go at our own pace.

The tour officially starts at 8am but we requested a 9am start instead. We didn’t get a confirmation for the change so we called the day before and they told us it was fine. At 9am we were met in our hotel lobby by Tamie and we hopped into a large, comfortable, air conditioned van and made our way to Ayutthaya in just over one hour.

Tamie was friendly from the very start and went over the itinerary with us and our goals for the day. she told us a little about the history of Ayutthaya (that’s when we learned it is pronounced ah-yoo-TEE-yah) , and then we snoozed for a bit while the driver sped us along.

We arrived at Ayutthaya and started at a food market. Tamie pointed out a number of local foods and bought samples for us to try. We knew many of them already so we declined some, but others were new to us (even with all of our years coming to Bangkok) and it was a nice and tasty way to start the tour. The driver met us at the other end of the market and we drove a short distance to the first temple site. We explored the site and Tamie told us the history, and also (rather responsibly) made sure the tourists around us didn’t ruin the experience by acting disrespectfully around the temples by climbing where they shouldn’t or posing for pictures while not being properly dressed. From there we visited a small, family-run Thai dessert bakery/factory which was a fun and interesting diversion. We veered from the tour’s official plan and opted for a different temple that had been restored and is in use. After that we visited a local restaurant and enjoyed some noodles, and then went to another set of temple ruins, this one near the Queen Mother’s palace. After that we explored a restaurant located on a compound owned by a prominent Thai family and ate giant prawns and delicious Thai eggplant salad on the restaurant’s boat docked on the river.

Altogether, it was a really lovely day. we appreciated Tamie’s professionalism, knowledge, and friendliness. She spoke excellent English and was eager to make sure we had a nice time, even when it meant changing the plan a little.
Written December 29, 2017
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Hwee Leng Toh-Heng
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
Family
My family and I had a great time. Katy was good, giving us the history of Ayutthaya as she led us from one wonderful food place to temple to food place, etc. Great overview of the ancient history of Siam through the food. We paid $188 (SGD) per person for this tour and we have no regrets whatsoever. From street food at the Hua Ro wet market to the delicious boat noodles at the restaurant whose name we didn't get ... we had an enjoyable time sampling true Thai food cooked the Thai way for Thais. The only issue we had was the restaurant at the end of the tour. The kitchen was very slow, and the food took too long to arrive. I would advise, for that part, just ordering one or two of the best dishes the restaurant has to offer. They couldn't cope with an order of 4 dishes. In the end, we just ate 3 dishes as the last would take too long to cook. The cooking was very authentic local Thai, but the wait was just too long.
Written August 14, 2018
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Tina V
14 contributions
We travel alot and I must say this was one of the best tour excursion we have taken. Bella was amazing and very knowledgeable about the thai food and Ayutthaya.
She showed us the market and we started off with some dumplings and ice thai tea and coffee. She explained the city and ruins and the importance of it, something new for us. It was a very hot day and loved having these food rest. Bella absolutely was prepared she had hand wipes, refreshing cold water in the car and snack stops!
Also she takes beautiful pictures so she was our photographer for the day :) I highly recommend this tour
Written October 30, 2019
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Holly B
St. Louis102 contributions
The guide (Ohm?) was super nice and in no way was anything his fault. The places you are supposed to eat at are a health department nightmare. One dessert we were supposed to try was some gross custard thing. The man was flipping them in a skillet with his bare hand while smoking a cigarette in the other. All food places were really dirty and made me wonder if rats or vermin cam in at night. Just avoid the street food in general. The last place we went my husband found a price of metal in his soup. He was sick for 3 days. Take the guided tour but don’t do the food part.

I liked the ancient cities very much.
Written March 6, 2020
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Dear Holly B, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the company of our guide. Our apologies that the tour and food stops did not meet your expectations. We do offer many different tour options, some with food and some without. We would love the opportunity to make this right with you. Please contact us directly if you are in Bangkok again!
Written March 26, 2020
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Roy Ø
Nittedal Municipality, Norway22 contributions
Really interesting tour with our guide Ohm who is speaking fluemntly English. Ohm has a wide specter of knowledge about Thai history - really interesting to listen to what he can tell about Ayutthaya and Thai history. And you have to pay good attention - he is asking you control question afterwards - We did unforunately not pass that test:-) Also very good and authentic food along the way - breakfast-lunch and dinner - all served in local markets and restaurants. Make sure you do not eat a big breakkfast before the tour! And the driver brought us safe home to our hotel after eight hour trip.This is a highly recommended trip - good value for money. Everything went smoothly - thank you for the trip!
Written February 8, 2020
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Laura F
Budapest, Hungary97 contributions
Couples
We spent a lovely day with Sasa from Taste of Thailand Food Tours exploring Ayutthaya's temples, markets and shops. Our guide and driver were courteous and our day was a well balanced and full schedule. There is much to see and explore in Ayutthaya and we were able to go between temples and tastings with ease. This tour is a great way to explore the history and temples while also enjoying some of the local life of the community. I highly recommend this as a day trip from Bangkok.
Written December 27, 2019
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McHardy P
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK31 contributions
Couples
We booked the private tour early in our holiday to Bangkok to learn about the culture, eat a broad range of fabulous food as well as hopefully receiving useful tips whist in the city.

We were not disappointed. We were picked up on time (6.30am) at our hotel by Sar Sar and our driver Mr Dennis. We entered the plush air conditioned mini van and were initially given cold bottles of water.

We stopped en route to Ayutthia for a bathroom break and arrived at the first ruins after about 1.5 hours. It was good that we arrived early as we were one of the first tourists to arrive and it was hot but not at the peak of the day.

We visited two further ruins in the course of the day and Sar Sar went to great lengths to inform us of the associated history.

Early on our trip we went to the local market and had the option of jasmine tea or iced coffee. We had iced coffee and felt part of the making. The man who made the coffee was really friendly and sat down with us at the table.

At the market was also had fried tofu, some interesting dough balls with peanuts as well as a sweet potato sample. The market was really interesting and we were two of a handful of western tourists.

After the first temple we had boat noodles by the roadside.
We had two different bowls each and the flavours were intense and fresh. We were offered more but politely declined.

On the way out of the town we went to see how Roti was made and again had the opportunity to sample and take a bag away. The roti is a thin pancake that is rolled up and filled with spun sugar. Really fab.

Finally after the third temple we were taken to a restraint next to the river and overlooking a temple. We were offered a variety of food and selected parang chicken and sticky rice and a fresh water fish that was deep fried. Were were left alone for about thirty minutes to enjoy.

There was plenty of cold water available during the trip and on two occasions we were given cold towels.

Overall the trip exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend.
Written November 23, 2019
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lcyeap
Perth, Australia46 contributions
Couples
Great way to visit Ayutthaya- very hot day when we visited so travelling round in the a/c Van was very nice. Good range of food and drinks on offer to try through the day. Our guide was knowledgble and chatty throughout the tour
Written October 24, 2019
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Adolfo L
16 contributions
Family
My 2 teenage boys, my wife and I had a great time at Ayyuthaya. Our Guide, Mrs. Yum did a great job. She knew the history of the place very well and she spoke very good English as well.
It all started with the vehicle which was clean, cool, and spacious.
In Ayutthaya, she took us to palaces and temples and always she explained the historical or cultural context of what we were going to see, and as a bonus, she took amazing pictures of us!
She also took us to very interesting food places.
Yum was always courteous and was doing her best to make ourselves comfortable.
Written September 19, 2018
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Jujul04
Australia26 contributions
Family
Bella and Heng were our tour guides for our private tour to Ayutthaya. It was such a great day! Bella and Heng were very friendly and very knowledgable about the history of Ayutthaya. All the food offered during the tour were also delicious! We enjoyed visiting the local food market and sampling the local foods; and then seeing how local desserts are made. All in a all a great experience.
Written July 13, 2018
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