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Story of a Country: Full Day Private Tour of Ayutthaya and Suphanburi - Wat Mahathat, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Sam Chuk and Baan Kwai

Instant confirmation E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    9 Hours

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news, pickups are now available from hotels in Bangkok! All you have to do is share the details of your hotel with us and we’ll pick you up. 

    Don’t have a booking yet? No worries! Just share the details of your booking as and when you are ready!

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back to your hotel

Key Highlights

  • Experience two different sides of Thailand’s infinite charms - royal history and rural life
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ayutthaya and the culturally-vibrant Suphanburi in a single day
  • Capture the Instagram-worthy frame of the Buddha head embedded in a tree at Wat Mahathat
  • Pay your respects to King Naresuan the Great, one of the greatest Thai kings, at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage award-winning, century-old Sam Chuk Market
  • Witness a water buffalo ranch and the regional farmers’ lives at the mesmerising Baan Kwai
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

 

Dive into the pages of a history book with this full day tour of the Siamese kingdom’s ancient capital, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ayutthaya, as well as the beautiful province of Suphanburi.

Beginning our journey early in the morning, we escape the bustle of Bangkok to head into the tranquility of Thai countryside, finally arriving at the magnificent ruins of Ayutthaya. Our first stop for the day is the majestic Wat Mahathat - the Temple of the Great Relics, the symbolic centre where Buddha's relics were enshrined and the former residence of the Supreme Patriarch or leader of the Thai Buddhist monks. Believed to have been constructed around the 14th century, the temple is immensely popular with visitors from around the globe who come to admire and pay their respects to the Buddha head embedded in a tree. 

Next up is one of the most important temples of the historic kingdom, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, which, in fact, is still an active temple today with monks residing here. Boasting a long and illustrious history and a name that literally translates as ‘Great Monastery of Auspicious Victory’, Wat Mongkhon isn’t just popular with pilgrims as one of the most sacred sites of Buddhism - the temple is immensely popular with history and culture buffs who come here to pay homage to one of the greatest Thai kings of all times, King Naresuan the Great. 

Having explored Siamese history, we then head out to experience the local culture and society as we drive past picturesque rice paddies and farms to arrive at Suphanburi. We will head straight for the century-old market, Sam Chuk, honoured with the annual UNESCO Asia–Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2009. We will take some time to wander around the narrow lanes of this vibrant market, dotted with old houses, buildings, food stalls, quaint wooden stores and much more. 

We will, then, stop to dig into a delicious local lunch before making our way to the final pitstop for the day - Baan Kwai (Buffalo Village). A perfect place to experience the workings of a water buffalo ranch and the authentic rural lifestyle of the regional farmers, the 27 acre village is breathtaking to say the least. Witness the farmers going about their daily lives, performing basic activities like rice-threshing, bathing the buffalos and so on, before moving on to visit the Nahai Chai Learning Center - an educational organisation imparting lessons and demonstrations on newer and more modern farming techniques. The Centre also offers a host of activities like cooking, farming, preparing desserts and much more which you can try your hand at (available at an additional cost on site).

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Inclusions

  • Professional, English speaking Guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)
  • Hotel pick and drop by comfortable air-conditioned minivan (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Entrance Fees with Stops at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya & Suphanburi provinces (We got it all covered!)
  • Lunch at a local Restaurant and Thai snack at Sam Chuk market (A taste of Siamese Sensations on your plate!)
  • Drinking water and cold towel (Comfort is the key to a great experience!)

Exclusions

  • Beverages (That’s a slightly tipsy territory!)
  • Any personal expenses (Your deals are your own!)
  • Optional activities will be offered at Thai Farmers - Nahai Chai Learning Center at additional cost (Get a taste of life, the Thai way!)

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) 

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm. 

Please remember that this tour is not wheelchair-accessible. 

Don’t forget to prepare your yourself for a sunny day - wear sunglasses and hats or caps, wear a high-range sunscreen and so on. 

Please understand that timings and itineraries change sometimes due to traffic and weather conditions.  

If there are any food allergies or dietary restrictions that need to be taken into account, don’t forget to mention it on the Special Requests section while booking the tour.

Although a private tour, it can accommodate only up to 8 people in a group (single booking). 

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