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Tour Code GS2S012 From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Khao Yai National Park Day Trip

Tour operates every day of the year: Everyday 06:30 a.m. until approximately 06:30 p.m.
Departure & Return (Duration 10 hours)
Departure Point: Bangkok, Thailand
Departure Time: 6:30 AM
Return Details: Returns to original departure
 
Overview:
Take this chance to explore the UNESCO-listed sites of Bangkok. Visit Khao Yai National Park for stunning views, and discover the temples of Ayutthaya on this full-day trip.
 
Experience Highlights:
  • Explore Wat Phra Si Sanphet, with its wonderful atmospher
  • Discover Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit Wat Mahathat to find the Buddha's head in the middle of banyan tree
  • Explore temples and ruins in Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Thailand
  • Enjoy a fun day trip to both highlights of Thailand, Ancient Ayutthaya and Khao Yai National Park

Full description:
Enjoy a full-day trip out of Bangkok, explore the impressive monuments and temple ruins built during the Ayutthaya era. Make your first stop at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon to see the 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha. Then, head to Wat Phra Mahathat to spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha's head. Take a selfie with the Buddha's head, but make sure you sit on your knees to show respect, as it is considered holy by Thais.

Continue to Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the largest temple in Ayutthaya, known for its distinctive row of restored chedis. Housed within the grounds of the former royal palace, the temple was used only for royal religious ceremonies. The three Chedis are very elegant, and the whole place gives a good impression of what it may have looked like before the city was destroyed. You then make another stop in Ayutthaya at Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. This is one of the biggest Buddha images in Thailand, with a lap measurement at 9.55 meters and a height of 12.45 meters. It is a good model of the Buddha image during the end of Ayutthaya reign. From there, continue to a local restaurant, where you will be served authentic Thai dishes.

Move on to Khao Yai National Park and stop at Haew Narok Waterfall to see a beautiful view of the waterfall by walking just 1 kilometer from the main road. Taking a safe trail down the cliff, continue to the Visitor Center to hear about the park’s history and attractions. The final stop is KM 30 Viewpoint on Thanarat Road, and after the wonderful journey, you will return to your hotel in Bangkok, arriving at around 6:30 PM.

Includes:

  • Transportation by minivan, vehicle, or car
  • Lunch in a local restaurant with bottled water
  • 3 bottles of water and 3 refreshment towels per person
  • Hotel pickup is provided at selected central Bangkok hotels
  • Licensed tour guide Passenger insurance and travel planning service
  • Raincoats and anti-leech socks during the rainy season will be provided
    Admission fees to Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Reclining Buddha), and Khao Yai National park (a UNESCO World Heritage site)

Not includes:

  • Other services
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks; available to purchase

Not suitable for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users 
  • Babies under 1 year
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

What to bring:

  • Hat
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Power bank 
  • Sports shoes
  • Medical mask
  • Personal medication
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Hand sanitizer or tissues
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed:

  • Pets
  • Nudity
  • Smoking
  • Firework
  • Swimming
  • Making noise
  • Feeding animals
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Explosive substances
  • See-through clothing
  • Smoking in the vehicle
    Know before you go:
  • Swimming is not permitted
  • Bring sun protection as needed
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • No flip flops, slippers or open-toed shoes
  • Children 2 years and younger can join at no charge
  • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable clothing and good walking shoes are recommended
  • Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Please specify during booking if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies
  • This program is not recommended for those with heart issues or other serious medical conditions
  • Please provide a full list of names (as they appear on your passport) during booking for the insurance policy
  • If your hotel is not listed, pick-up is not available; you will be advised at your nearest meeting point and the pick-up time
  • Blouses, T-shirts or polo-shirts, jeans are recommended; wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes. Visitors should avoid shorts and short skirts
  • Bangkok hotel pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Chidlom, Ploenchit, Chinatown, Khao San Road, Pratunam, Sathorn, Siam, Silom, Sukhumvit (from Soi 1 to 33 and from Soi 2 to 26)
Visitors: 586,717