Day trips from Bangkok

Floating Market & Ayutthaya Temples Tour

  • Full-Day Tour
  • Private Tour
  • Sightseeing Tour

Highlights

Visit one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets, together with the atmospheric ruins of the Ayutthaya Historical Site on this full day tour from Bangkok. Sample authentic Thai cuisine from colourful boat vendors along the canals and waterways of Damnoen Saduak – the original floating market of Bangkok. Then visit the temples, palaces and Buddha statues of what was considered one of the finest cities in the world at the former Siam capital of Ayutthaya.

What to Expect

After an early morning pickup from your Bangkok hotel, you will travel to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Ratchaburi province. This was one of the first floating markets to be discovered by tourists (and still one of the most popular) and you will have plenty of time to take an optional boat tour or just explore the diverse and colourful array of vendors on foot. Then for a complete change of scene, head to the spectacular ruins of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, protecting what remains of the former Siam capital. Explore its atmospheric temples, crumbling palaces and iconic Buddha statues on a guided tour while uncovering its rich history.

Your Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel lobby and transported to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, around an hour and a half drive from Bangkok.
  • After arriving at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, you will have plenty of time to soak up the sights, sounds and smells of this ever-popular destination. Take a boat trip along the canal, sample authentic Thai dishes, and photograph all the comings and goings of this colourful marketplace.
  • Depart Damnoen Saduak for the journey to Ayutthaya in the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle.
  • After arriving in Ayutthaya, you can enjoy lunch at a local Thai restaurant before your tour of the historical site begins.
  • Your expert local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of some of Ayutthaya’s most famous sights, including the temples of Wat Mahathat, Wat Lokayasutharam and Wat Chaiwatthanaram, each of which has its own unique characteristics and highlights. Delve into the history of this ancient capital and witness the impressive architecture that has seen it designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Sit back and relax as your personal driver returns you to Bangkok.
  • Arrive back at your hotel of choice.