Full Day the Old Kingdom of Ayutthaya by Bike

Revealing the treasures of Ayutthaya can be done via various means, yet not as relaxing and with clear view of the impressive UNESCO historical park as by bicycle.
A full day biking passing the temple ruins of this once magnificent capital reveals this.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Ayutthaya is often seen as an open-air example as a window to the ancient kingdom of Siam. From its centrally-located pagodas and temple ruins, surrounded by the central moat, to its never-changing local lifestyle where a deep respect of the town’s cultural heritage is engrained in the DNA of every resident, the meandering paths that binds history and local life together is best observed from a bicycle saddle. A leisurely ride through ancient, royal structures makes this one of the ultimate tour options for UNESCO World Heritage exploration.

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TRAIL ITINERARY

FULL DAY | THE OLD KINGDOM OF AYUTTHAYA BIKE

08.00-18.00

Our tour starts in the early morning (around 07:00 hrs) from your Bangkok hotel, from where we head in northern direction to the starting point of our bike ride through history in Ayutthaya. We leave early to avoid the morning traffic.

We arrive at our starting point for touring this historical site, where you will get a short safety briefing and your bike will be properly adjusted. This easy-going biking trip will be approximately 30 kilometers long and reveals both ancient temple ruins and biking past local communities and scenic landscapes. We will take off the beaten tracks and onto local trails that show you authentic Thailand. Our guide continues guiding you passing the ancient city walls and the Wat Phra Mahathat, admiring the Buddha images of this great temple.  You will of course receive an explanation about the history of Ayutthaya and its temples and kings.

We leave the main roads and ride into the Thai countryside on back roads that parallel the Chao Phraya River. We follow the road in northern direction through idyllic, quaint little villages and along rice paddies. To continue our journey, we cross the river by local ferry and reach our lunch address – a local Thai restaurant right en route towards our afternoon visits.

After this break, our paths lead to a unique gothic-style temple, called Wat Niwet Thamaprawat, erected on a river island. This rather impressive temple can only be reached via a short ride due to its rural location. We continue our ride with the Chao Phraya River near us until we reach the pier to cross the river again back to the city and finish the tour at our meeting point. If you like to ride a bicycle through the countryside and historical city of Ayutthaya filled with rich cultural interest will add lot of value and look for something to do with the family, look no further.

Afterwards, we drive back to Bangkok where you will arrive in your booked hotel at around 18:00 hrs.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Use of bicycle, helmet and guide support

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only.
  • Tour is operated both on private as well as on joined basis (minimum 2 full paying adults).
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply
  • For all riverside excursions (river cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, long tail boat tours and other water-based tour options), restrictions on transfers from and to booked riverside accommodation along the Chao Phraya River are applicable.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Customers booking this this leisurely bicycle tour may expect some light hills, unequal terrain and/or some bike carrying along the way. A minimal degree of fitness may be needed to enjoy this excursion to the fullest.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment.
  • It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavorable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.

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