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Private Tour: Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok
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Private Tour: Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok

By Taste of Thailand Food Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
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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.
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Duration: 8–10 hours
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Highlights
  • Private Ayutthaya tour of the ancient Siamese capital from Bangkok
  • 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

  • Private guide
  • Lunch
  • VIP transportation by private car or van
  • Selected food and beverage tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities

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.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Customer will be picked up from their hotel or central Bangkok address.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6356GAA

        • 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
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6356GAA

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        • Taste of Thailand Food Tours
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          Bangkok, Thailand
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        • gabriellah509
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend
          Excellent tour, my guide (Na) was extremely knowledgeable and a lovely companion. The food selection was great - perfect variety of local hot spots and interesting cuisine. Highly recommend
          Written June 10, 2024
        • MarthinP2
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          "Songkran Splendor: Bangkok Night Food & City Tour by Tuktuk - A Festive Feast for the Senses!"
          Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Songkran, Thailand's most exhilarating festival, with the Bangkok night food and city tour by tuktuk! Celebrate the Thai New Year in style as you traverse the bustling streets of Bangkok, sampling delectable street food and immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere. As you hop into the iconic tuktuk, you're greeted by the pulsating energy of the city, amplified by the electrifying festivities of Songkran. With water splashing and laughter echoing through the streets, every moment is infused with the joyous spirit of the holiday. But it's not just about the revelry – it's also about the food. From fragrant pad Thai to spicy som tam, each culinary stop on the tour offers a tantalizing taste of Thai cuisine. And what better way to experience it than amidst the chaos and excitement of Songkran? As you weave through the throngs of people, guided by your expert tuktuk driver, you'll discover hidden gems and local favorites that you won't find in any guidebook. From bustling night markets to secret food stalls tucked away in alleyways, every stop is a treasure trove of culinary delights waiting to be explored. But perhaps the most memorable part of the tour is the sense of camaraderie that permeates the air. Amidst the water fights and festivities, strangers become friends, united by a shared love of food and culture. So, if you're ready to experience the magic of Songkran in all its glory, hop aboard the tuktuk and let the adventure begin!
          Written April 17, 2024
        • natalierX7312XC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great food, great guide
          Had such a great time on the tour and ate so much good food! Na was an incredible guide- so welcoming and informative, she showed us so many authentic Thai dishes but everything was vegan. We’re so happy we did this and learned some good food spots at the start of our trip!
          Written April 16, 2024
        • Sunshine00658494855
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great food tour with an even wonderful guide
          The food tour was absolutely amazing, with the happy Na guiding to us to tasty local authentic Thai food, be it in nice little restaurants or those famous little spots on the street. We were absolutely stuffed and still kept going on and on and was such a wonderful experience and thanks to her, learnt a bit more about Thai culture and food.
          Written February 17, 2024
        • arnaldob689
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Taste the real Bangkok!
          Great way to experience the city and really taste the culture. Our guide even went out of her way to help once we got stuck in Bangkok traffic on the way to the meeting point.
          Written November 22, 2023
        • Jemma G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fab introduction to vegan Bangkok
          Our guide Modi was so helpful and friendly! We tried more vegan food than we could eat and left absolutely stuffed. Stops included street food stands, cafes and restaurants, making it so easy to try so many Thai dishes. Modi chatted the whole way giving us so much insight into the food we were eating as well as life in Bangkok. Couldn’t recommend highly enough for vegans visiting the city! Book a few days in advance to ensure the tour goes ahead on the day the suits; our tour was just us (a group of four). We initially booked for two and Taste of Thailand were really helpful letting us add another two friends last minute.
          Written October 16, 2023
        • AmandaP240
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delicious food and good company
          My partner and I had such a wonderful time eating vegan bites. Dany was so sweet and knowledgeable. We had some delicious vegan food from all regions of Thailand. We also had some treats to take back to our hotel.
          Written September 8, 2023
        • christalveronicav
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do!
          Great Experience and we had a great guide! He (Ohm) was very experienced and gave us a lot of info about Bangkok. He should us the best local restaurants. Would definitely recommend it!
          Written August 30, 2023
        • antheald
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          An enjoyable taste of Bangkok
          Ohm was an excellent guide. His English was impeccable (he had a scholarship to study in USA for a year) and he patiently taught us a few words of Thai as we went along. He explained about the dishes, snacks, fruit and drinks that we tried (and sheltered us from the showers with his umbrella!) and told us about the Bang Rak area and something of the history and customs of eating and drinking Thai style. We had more than enough to eat and drink over the course of the tour, having skipped lunch. We certainly could not have finished all of each dish. I am vegetarian and he ensured appropriate dishes were served so that I felt I was still getting a full experience, not just ‘with the meat left out’. My only reason for not giving five stars is that in my communication with Taste of Thailand before booking I had said that we wanted a tour where were part of a small group rather than just a private tour for the two of us. Perhaps some people would feel that the fact there were only the two of us with our own guide was a ‘bonus’ but we like the opportunity to meet other people and not be the sole focus of attention. It would have been courteous, I think, to let us know in advance that there were no others booked on the tour, but of course this is a management issue, and in the end Ohm put us at our ease and ensured we had a pleasant and relaxed evening.
          Written August 27, 2023
        • beerdventure
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing street food in Chiang Mai
          Joined Chiang Mai Street Food Safari, our guide is Nicky. Everything was amazing!! All of the street food we had was delicious, we loved so much. Nicky is amazing tour guide, very generous and kind. Highly recommended!
          Written August 22, 2023
        • D2654KLerinf
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delicious vegan Thai experience
          Sasa was incredible and so friendly! She showed us so many delicious vegan Thai restaurants, and we enjoyed every last minute! Would definitely recommend this tour!
          Written August 16, 2023
        • Footprints66015
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Street food tour worth trying
          Ohm was a great host & our favourite part has to be our first meal & desert. The street food was great except for the congee, I can’t say that I would ever eat that again but it was extremely funny watching my friend try it! The sites at night were beautiful & it was great getting around in a tuk tuk.
          Written April 26, 2023
        • ironicminimalist
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delicious!
          A huge thank you to Sasa for the lovely tour full of yummy food! We enjoyed ourselves and loved finding places to eat on our second day in Bangkok. We actually went back to one of the places to have a full meal! Sasa also knew of the best place to buy sticky rice and mango which my partner enjoyed. She was also really warm and friendly. I highly recommend a tour with Taste of Thailand! Thank you for sharing your time and experience with us Sasa! we can't wait to take a tour again when in Bangkok.
          Written March 31, 2023
        • sabo6969
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend
          Great tour for seeing and tasting the street food in Bangkok. Our guide met us promptly at the meeting point, and the Tuk Tuk dropped us off at the hotel at the end. The temple of dawn was an amazing sight at night.
          Written January 23, 2023
        • Niamh1957
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Food tour
          Our tour guide Yok brought us to authentic stalls and restaurants and we tried a great range of food and drinks! Yok was really informative and helpful also!
          Written September 11, 2020
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        jonathantweed
        usa100 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2017 • 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, Singapore59 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2018 • 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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        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
        Saint Louis, MO135 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        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, Norway26 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        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, Hungary108 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • 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, UK27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019 • 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, Australia45 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019 • 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
        18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2018 • 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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2018 • 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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