We travel up north by private luxury minivan for approximately one hour to Bang Pa In in Ayutthaya province and visit Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. King Rama V had this temple constructed in the style of a European church. The stained glass windows and unusual architecture make it one of the most unique Buddhist temples in Thailand.
From here we continue by private long-tailed boat. It is a nice way to experience local life along Chao Phraya River with cool breeze, fresh air, and friendly people. The boat trip ends at Wat Phanan Choeng, a temple older than Ayutthaya itself with an impressive sitting Buddha, the largest in the province. Many Thai people come here during the weekend to worship the Buddha image for happiness and prosperity.
At lunch time we enjoy a delicious Thai meal at a local restaurant.
After that we travel back in time to see old Siam (former name of Thailand). Explore the Ayutthaya historical park, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Several impressive temple ruins dating from the time Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam can still be seen. Our tour guide will show you the temple ruins of Wat Mahathat, Wat Lokayasuttharam, and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (a royal temple similar to Wat Phra Keaw in Bangkok). Last but not least, outside of the historical park we visit Wat Chai Wattanaram, an impressive temple ruin built in Khmer (Cambodian) style.
This private tour from Bangkok is organised exclusively for you, no others will join. You will be in trusted hands with our professional driver and English speaking licensed tour guide.
Great day tour from Bangkok to Ayutthaya with my family ! Mrs Raht was a perfect guide throughout the day. ! Excellent driver as well.
Excellent service with a private luxury van, complimentary water and refreshing towels. Many sites included and very bice boat trip as well.
A perfect day very well organised, you just have to enjoy !
Emma & Didier –
Great guide, great driver. The tour program was great : we enjoyed the boat trip at the beginning and then the “must be seen” in Ayuttaya. The van was a new one, very comfortable, with a very safe drive. The lunch was good in a nice place with a great view.
Comprehensive itinerary with visits to many temples and a refreshing boat ride. The guide, Ms Raht, is very knowledgeable and considerate. She recommended good local food and desserts. I learnt a lot about Buddhism and Thai food on this tour from her.
It was a great tour. Our guide Air was very knowledgable and shared with us lots of interesting things about the sites, but also overall country and culture.
Transport in the mini-bus with pick-up from hotel was very comfortable and allowed to visit lots of sites during the one-day tour. Also the boat transport was nice, as it allowed to see things from a different perspective.
We had a wonderful day with our guide Air. She and the driver came to pick us up at the hotel in a luxurious van. The whole day was perfert, a wonderful guide. She took us in a nice local restaurant and made us try different dishes. Air is always smiling, she’s passionate about her job. It was a special day, there was a boat race that day.
Efficiently organised tour with knowledgeable and friendly guide. In the age of Coronavirus we saw this tour as a fabulous opportunity to see the historical site without having to risk infection through using public transport or being on a crowded tour bus. There were very few tourists at Ayutthaya. The lunch was generous and tasty at an authentic Thai riverside restaurant.
Boulwares from Gainesville –
Nadia was absolutely amazing! We are well-travel and have experienced great tours and this was one of the very best!! If you want a top quality tour…book this tour!
Lisa A. –
Fabulous tour, very interesting, loads of history and information given and the transport was very comfortable. This is my third tour with Air and I cannot speak highly enough of her. Her knowledge and enthusiasm is boundless and she always made sure that her guests are enjoying themselves.
Tina G –
Nice break from Bangkok city. Guide and driver were great! Very much enjoyed trying new dishes at lunch.
Janine W. –
We had a wonderful time on this tour and can’t believe how much we saw and learned about these beautiful historic sites. The pacing was perfect: Our group of four never felt rushed or overwhelmed. Nadia is a wonderful, warm guide who we laughed with and learned from throughout the day. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend BKK Tours to friends and family. The tour gave us a chance to truly absorb and enjoy the culture of Thailand stress-free!
Jim & Diana –
Raht and Dorn shaped the tour around our needs. They ensured that we were enjoying ourself and were being well looked after.
Brian R. –
Our 2nd Tour this week with Air, and again a most enjoyable experience. Air shared a wealth of knowledge regarding the locations we visited and made the tour much more enjoyable. Our driver Mr A had the most comfortable van with great air con and a ready supply of cold water and cold towels to keep us cool.
Catherine D. –
First class tour. Nira and mr A were both friendly and professional. Enjoyed visiting all locations – Nira is very knowledgeable and articulate.
We will remember this tour a long time. We had a wonderfull day with Air and Mr. E, the driver. Air and Mr. E looked after us very well. We appreciated the water, the cold towels, the comfortable car, the safe driving, Air’s knowledge and humour. What a wonderfull person, we loved her a lot. She showed us wonderfull places and we had a great lunch stop at a typical Thai Restaurant. We felt well and safe at all times and we have very good memories of that tour.
Diane D. –
Both Air and Nira were fabulous guides. We greatly appreciated all the little extras, like cold clothes, made our trip extra special.
Excellent service. The vehicle rocked! I liked the automatic doors and the ready supply of water and cold towels. The tour provided the highlights of the place. Thank you Ms Nira for considering the capabilities of my Mom to complete the itinerary. Thank you also for the local specialty food from Ayuttaya, the pancakes were really delicious. The food was too much for two persons.
Petch was a wonderful guide on both our tours with her, not only in her kind and informative hosting of our visit to Ayutthaya but she was also clearly liked and respected by the local people we interacted with a long the way. She was well organised, good fun, prepared and flexible. Petch has great English language skills and was eager to answer all our questions.
Max Justi –
Excellent organization, great locations, amazing guide. Ms Air, and Mr Don the driver, made our tour unforgettable. We are very thankful. We’ll never forget Ms Air, very well prepared. Ayutthaya is a must visit. The only way to understand Thailand’s history through a fantastic experience.
Unforgettable tour! Lunch was amazing. The van was super decorated the kids loved it.
We loved our tour guide Petch and driver Mr A. They did an incredible job coordinating. We would get dropped off at a temple and picked up with cold water bottles and cool towels. My kids fell in love with our tour guide. The food was amazing and the tour will be in our memories forever.
It’s my probably 10th booking with BKK Tours and I will definitely come back! Unlike other tour operators you have the passion to provide long lasting memories by providing in-depth information. With BKK Tours it’s like traveling with good friends rather than tour guides.