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Adventure Tours   >   Asia Adventure Tours   >  Bangkok Day Tour: Ayutthaya and River Cruise (full day)

Bangkok Day Tour: Ayutthaya and River Cruise (full day) Adventure Tour


  • Thailand

Travel back in time on this immersive day tour as you explore the ancient city of Ayutthaya, where luscious grass contrasts with stone temple ruins for an iconic experience. From Bangkok, ride north through the countryside to the ancient city and venture through ornate temples and monasteries where massive Buddha statues stare down at you and peer out from tangled tree roots. After you've seen it all, enjoy a relaxing river cruise down the River of Kings and indulge in a delicious lunch buffet while admiring the Thai river life and scenery.

What's Included  

Tour guide services. Grand Pearl cruise & buffet lunch with coffee/tea. Ground transport to Ayutthaya. Entrance fee to three temple sites. Bang Pa-In Complex visit.

Meals Included  

1 lunch


A/C Coach, Cruise Liner, Walking

Joining Instructions  

Meeting Point:

Meet bright and early, 7:00am at "Grand Pearl Restaurant" in River City Shopping Complex.

Address: Gate 2, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand, (next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel).

Minimum Age  

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

International Flights  

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

Group Size Notes  

Max 25, no minimum

Packing List  

Health & Safety:
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test

Alert Message  

Please note that starting in January 2023 this particular tour will no longer offer departures on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Finishing Point Instructions  

End Point:
5:00pm at Bangkok Hotel.

Group Leader  

Professional English-speaking local guide


River cruise along the Chao Phraya River of Kings, Authentic lunch buffet, Exploring the ancient temple ruins of Ayutthaya, Countryside drive North, Bang Pa-In Complex visit.

Emergency Contact  

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.


After hours emergency number
From outside Thailand +66 (0) 92 338 9222
From within Thailand (0) 92 338 9222

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here.

Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000
Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

Optional Activities  

No optional activities

Day 1 Bangkok

Duration: 9 hours

Meeting Point: 7:00am at Grand Pearl Restaurant in River City Shopping Complex

Finish Point: River City Shopping Complex Pier

Leave the Bangkok hustle and bustle behind while you spend the day exploring the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Rise early to meet your guide at the River City Shopping Complex where you'll board a Grand Pearl luxury air-conditioned coach for a comfortable and stunning drive north through the countryside.

During a pitstop halfway, visit Bang Pa-In and admire the colourful Summer Palace of King Rama V with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. Also on the peaceful complex, see the floating pavilion Aisawan Thiphya, Warophat Phiman Neo-classical mansion, and the ornamental palace and throne room of Wehart Chamrun.

On arrival at Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, begin your adventure to the temple ruins where luscious grass grows around the ancient red brick and stone. Be sure to find the stone Buddha head peaking out of tangled tree roots. Visit Wat Mahatad, the royal monastery that served as the residence of the supreme monk. Explore inside the largest and one of the most important temples, Wat Phrasrisanphet, and marvel at Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit, a massive, meditating bronze Buddha statue.

Spend the afternoon aboard the Grand Pearl Cruise Liner and embark from the Wat Chong-lom Pier down the Chao Phraya River back towards Bangkok. Coffee and tea will be served as you glide along the River of Kings passing through exciting Thai river life. Keep an eye out for Thammasart University, Siriraj hospital, the royal Grand Palace, and Wat Arun (the temple of dawn) with its magnificent 79 meter spire. Before disembarking, indulge in a sumptuous buffet lunch with a choice of Thai and Western cuisines.

On arrival at the River City Shopping Complex Pier in Bangkok, say goodbye to the cruise liner as this adventure comes to an end.

Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers.


Duration: 1 Days

Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Travel Style: Classic

Trip Type: Day Tours

Call Us: 01 2311889


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