Pack in a full day of culture, history and cuisine on a private tour to the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. A private guide escorts you to one of Ayutthaya’s oldest markets, an elephant sanctuary and the scattered ruins of several iconic temples in the UNESCO-listed city. Enjoy food tastings of traditional specialties, and have lunch on a docked rice barge. Round-trip minivan transport from Bangkok hotels is included.
After pickup from your Bangkok hotel, get comfortable in your private minivan for the drive to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Your tour begins at one of Ayutthaya’s oldest markets where you'll sample traditional boat noodles from a local vendor, among other authentic bites. See the ancient ruins of Buddha images at Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relics), and stop by Ayutthaya’s most historically important temple, Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Then savor lunch aboard a docked rice barge on the Chao Phraya River.In the afternoon, visit Ayutthaya Historical Park, home to Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of Ayutthaya's most renowned temples. Go behind the scenes of the production of roti sai mai to see how this spun sugar dessert is made and taste some yourself. Then discover another local snack at a temple market. Your day trip ends with return by private vehicle to Bangkok for hotel drop-off.