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.
|Destination||Nights||Hotel and Room||Meals|
|Ayutthaya||1 night(s)||Stay in camps/tents||Breakfast and Dinner|
River Kwai Resotel
|Breakfast and Dinner|
- 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
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: Ayutthaya To Kanchanaburi
Travel from Ayutthaya to Kanchanaburi
Day 3: Kanchanaburi To Bangkok
Things to see and do
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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.
- 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.