03 Days Thanataree Rice Barge Cruise To Ayutthaya & Riv...

1N Ayutthaya and 1N Kanchanaburi

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Itinerary Map

What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Bangkok - A/c vehicle
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Ayutthaya 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast and Dinner
Kanchanaburi 1 night(s)
River Kwai Resotel
Standard Room
Breakfast and Dinner
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
  • Transfers by air-conditioned van
  • Cruise onboard the Thanataree Rice Barge (A/C cabins with bunk - beds and shared wash room facilities)
  • Accommodation Resotel (bungalow style accommodation with air-condition and hot water shower)
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees - Boat excursions
  • Guests booked on a private tour will be accompanied by a Diethelm Travel guide in the language of their choice (surcharges apply) throughout the trip
  • During the boat cruise, guests will join other clients booked on the cruise
  • Lunch And Dinner

Day Wise Itinerary

Once one of the world's leading capitals, Ayuthaya's myriad temples and palaces glittered from miles away. Today the dozens of ruins offer a tantalising glimpse into what was once a glorious city. The most famous sites have been partially restored so it is easy to imagine how they must have looked in their prime, while others remain fully functioning temples.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Bangkok And Transfer To Ayutthaya

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Bangkok. Depart by air-conditioned van to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand situated 76 kilometers north of Bangkok. The Thai capital for 417 years, Ayutthaya is one of Thailand's major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in the city, which was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. 33 kings of 5 dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Visit the principal sights:
  • Wat Sri Sanphet - an important and outstanding monastery used as a residential palace in the reign of King Ramathibodi .
  • Wat Mahathad with its iconic Buddha head entwined in the roots of a tree is among the most photographed sites in Ayutthaya. Built during the 14th century, the temple was an important venue for Royal ceremonies and later destroyed during the Burmese invasion in 1767, who also vandalized many Buddha images by cutting off their heads.
  • Wat Yai Chaimongkhol The chedi at this monastery is among the largest in Ayuttaya and was built by King Naresuan (1590-1605). There are many Buddha images and a beautiful garden behind this chedi. After lunch at a local restaurant, board the Thanatharee rice barge at Ao Bor Jor pier at 13.00 hrs and cruise towards the Elephant Kraal Pavilion. Continue by bicycle to the elephant village and time permitting, continue to a local farm, Golden Mountain and Wat Na Phra Meru. Return to the boat for dinner and overnight onboard at Wat Sri Jam Pa.
Day 2

Day 2: Ayutthaya To Kanchanaburi

An opportunity to give food to the monks on their morning alms round. After breakfast, set off by bicycle to Aranyik Village renowned for its hand-crafted knives and all kinds of cutting utensils. Continue biking through the paddy field view countryside with possibilities for a school visit or make a short stop at a house making home-made Krayasart, a Thai sweet tidbit freshly made from peanuts and coconut. Visit Prasat Nakorn Luang, the royal accommodation from the late-Ayutthaya period built in a unique blend of architectural styles resembling a Khmer shrine. Rejoin the barge and cruise to Chao Phraya River. Arrive at Ao Bor Jor pier at noon. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue by van to Kanchanaburi. Transfer by long-tail boat to your resort, beautifully located on the banks of the River Kwai. Dinner and overnight at River Kwai.Resotel.

Travel from Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi


2hrs 26min

Train, bus

4hrs 56min

Day 3

Day 3: Kanchanaburi To Bangkok

After breakfast, take a long-tail boat trip to Sai Yoke Yai waterfall. Enjoy swimming in the river (bring along your swimsuit and a towel) or visit the National Park’s exhibition center close by. Then continue by boat to Lawa Cave with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. After a guided walking tour through the cave (about 45 minutes), return to Resotel for lunch. Check out and boat transfer to Resotel pier, then drive to Kanchanaburi town. Photo stop at the famous “Bridge over the River Kwai” and visit of the Jeath Museum and War Cemetery. Arrive in Bangkok and Departure

Things to see and do

Lawa Cave

These caves are reached easily from the River Kwai Resotel or the Floathouse. Easy to explore, and definitely worth the effort.

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Bridge Over the River Kwai

Bridge River Kwai is a tourist destination now. The track is developed into a walkway with side platforms. This allows crossing the railway bridge on foot. These platforms are...

Hotels Included

River Kwai Resotel

55 Moo 5, Tambol Wangkrajae, Sai Yok


  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.