Discover the history, culture and cuisine of Thailand on this river cruise of the ancient city of Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Spend two or three unforgettable days aboard the traditional Thanatharee barge!
Ayutthaya 2 or 3 Day River Cruise
Day 1: Bangkok - Ayutthaya
After picking you up from your hotel in central Bangkok between 7:30 am and 8 am, we'll take you by minibus to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the ancient Kingdom of Siam where our boat will be waiting for us. We'll spend the next two or three days aboard the Thanatharee, a fully restored traditional Thai wooden barge. What better vessel to delve into the history and culture of Thailand?
We'll then head to the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum. After discovering the impressive collection of historic treasures and artefacts from the ancient city of Ayutthaya, we'll embark on a bike ride around the Ayutthaya Historical Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the ruins of the old city and is one of the most important archaeological complexes in Thailand. We'll explore its fascinating palaces and temples by bike, keeping an eye out for the famous Buddha's head - will we find where it's hiding?
Having made the most of our time in the historical park, we'll enjoy a delicious dinner aboard the Thanatharee. Indulge in different mouth-watering delicacies of Thai cuisine, like chicken fried with cashew nuts, tom kha gai or coconut chicken soup, chicken wings and much more.
Day 2: Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Wake up first thing in the morning for a unique experience: we'll prepare some traditional sweets and offer food to the local monks on their daily alms round. Afterwards, we'll enjoy our own breakfast on board the boat while taking in the beautiful views from the river.
With renewed energy, we'll grab our bikes again and set off on a tour of Ayutthaya to learn about its traditional culture. After a delicious lunch on board the boat, we'll return to Bangkok where we'll say goodbye. You'll be dropped back off at your hotel in the Thai capital around 4:30 pm.
3 Day Cruise
When making your reservation, you'll have the choice to extend your stay on the iconic Thanatharee boat for another day. If you choose this option, after lunch on the second day we'll explore a local market to immerse ourselves in local daily life. Then, on the third day, we'll visit local communities where we'll continue learning all about the culture and traditions of Ayutthaya.
This activity is not recommended for children under 7 years old.
This two or three day cruise includes one or two nights' full board accommodation on board the Thantharee, a restored traditional wooden barge. You'll sleep in private double cabins with a shared bathroom. Children must stay with at least one adult and the maximum capacity of each cabin is three people.
Pick Up Service
This activity includes a pick up service from hotels located in the centre of Bangkok. If your hotel is located elsewhere, you'll have to pay a supplementary fee of 1000THB (US$31.7) per reservation.
|Adults||Children between 7 and 11 years old|
|2 day cruise||
|3 day cruise||
2 day cruise
Children between 7 and 11 years oldUS$ 205.90
3 day cruise
Children between 7 and 11 years oldUS$ 253.40
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
2 days - 3 days.
The tour includes a multilingual escort that speaks English.
Hotel pick up and drop off (selected hotels).
2 or 3 day cruise.
English speaking escort.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 5 days before (Bangkok local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).