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A low-carbon trip to Ayutthaya to see some of its most famous historical sights and meet the local people
Ayutthaya Boat and Travel has always been committed to providing tours that are sustainable and responsible. This means trying to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. To do this we like to limit our use of private transport and use public and shared transport whenever possible. This has the added bonus of bringing our clients into contact with the local Thai people; all part of the community-based experience.
This trip to Ayutthaya does just that, using trains, bikes a boat and tuk tuks.
Board the train to Ayutthaya at Krungthep Aphiwat Central Station at 08.00 and enjoy the changing scenery as the train leaves the big city and heads out into the countryside.
Arrive in Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, at about 09.40 Set off by local rocket-nosed tuk tuk to the first stop, Wat Yai Chai Mongkul, the temple with the most magnificent stupa in Ayutthaya. After that it is just a short ride to the Ayutthaya Boat and Travel office to check that your bicycle is ready for you to set off on your bike tour of the great historic sites.
The tour will include the famous Buddha head in the root of a banyan tree at Wat Mahatat and the peaceful reclining Buddha at Wat Logayasutharam.
After lunch at a local restaurant, cycle back to the Ayutthaya Boat office before experiencing life on the waterways as you take a boat trip around the Ayutthaya City island, learning about the different cultures that live in peace together as you pass by Catholic churches, mosques and Buddhist temples. Make one stop along the way to see Wat Chai Wattanaram, the most beautiful of all the temples left from the 17th century.
Get off the boat by the train station pier and get ready for your train journey back to Bangkok, arriving at Krungthep Aphiwat Central Station safe and sound at around 18.00
Morning: 08:00 am
Adults (8+) : 3,200 THB
Children (3-8) : 2,560 THB
Infants (-3) : Free
Not including 7% VAT
English Speaking Guide
1.5 hour Train Ride
Guided Temple Tour
Guided Cycle Tour
Long tail boat
We accept credit card and PayPal payments on the ABT Journey’s website. Both payment methods use PayPal’s payment gateway to ensure a safe and secure transaction process. Travellers wishing to pay with credit card can do so via the PayPal payment gateway WITHOUT the need to set up a PayPal account.
Be comfortable! Be sure to wear clothes that are suitable for the activity you are participating in. If you are cycling, wear comfortable shoes, long sleeve top, and a pair of shorts or trousers. If you are visiting temples, please be respectful of the local culture and wear suitable clothing, such as long sleeves and long trousers or skirts. In case you prefer to wear short, simply bring a Sarong, which always fits in a your bag.
For direction on how to get to our offices in Downtown Ayutthaya, and information on transfers from/to Bangkok please visit our “How to get here?” page.
Solo travellers should enquire directly with ABT Journey’s was to whether the tour will be available to you on your desired day of travel. If your desired tour is already scheduled for you preferred day of departure, then it may be possible for you to join the tour as a solo traveller.
If you cancel your reservation 15 days or more prior to arrival date, a full refund will be given. Cancellation between 14-7 business days before your departure date, a 60% refund will be given (not including Sat, Sun & Public Holidays). However, if you cancel your reservation within less than 7 business days before your departure date, no refund will be given.
Se volete trascorrere una giornata fuori porta dalla confusione di Bangkok questa è la giusta opportunità. La vecchia capitale thai distrutta dai birmani merita una visita. Qui è nata l’idea del Buddha sdraiato e vedrete l’originale oltre la famosa testa del Buddha incastonata nell’albero sacro. Bello. Un complimento alla nostra guida Boong. Molto professionale, gentile, sorridente. Bello incontrare nel mondo persone cosi ospitali che ti danno la sensazione di essere a casa. Da consigliare
We were met in Ayutthaya by a tuktuk to take us to the bike shop and then were taken on an easy bike ride around Ayutthaya’s main historical sites. Along the way we stopped for refreshments and snacks (included in the price), one stop to look at local handicrafts and then provided a fantastic Thai lunch 9also included in the price) looking out to the river. Then we had a long boat ride along the main rivers circling Ayutthaya and then taken back to the train station for the return trip to Bangkok. All in all a great day and far better than a sanitised airconditioned bus trip from Bangkok. We are in out 60s and it was easy to do the bike ride etc.