Bangkok trip is not complete without visiting the former capital city, historic Ayutthaya. There are tons of tours online that can get you there on a day trip but it gets overwhelming when it comes to finding the right one for your money. So today I am sharing with you my personal Ayutthaya day trip guide.

Back when I started solo traveling in 2015, I went to Ayutthaya on my own. In fact, if you stalk my Instagram all the way to the end, my first photo is from here! So, why did I go back again? The answer is simple, this time around I wanted to understand Thai history better and I felt like a day trip out of chaotic Bangkok would be great as well!

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Ayutthaya day trip with With Locals

Fun day trip to Ayutthaya

After researching all about Ayutthaya, I decided to book a private tour with “With Locals.” They offer tons of private tours around the world and you can also get a 15 Euro discount for your first trip. Click here to get it. No strings attached or hidden costs.

So this post is about me sharing how my private Ayutthaya day trip went with “With Locals.”

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1. Everything is organized just for you

Ayutthaya day trip
Ayutthaya day trip

I was staying out of the centre in Bangkok and when I found out I would get picked up. It was no brainer as I could completely avoid the Bangkok heat and overcrowded sky train. So, for someone looking for convenience to get picked up and dropped off right in front of the door, this ticked the box.

Secondly, there are many day trips out of Bangkok but not all the trip covers what With local does. Happy to share the price covers entrance tickets to temples ( Wat Phanan, and Wat Phra), Bangkok to Ayutthaya private car with A/C and experienced driver, a private tour guide who speaks fluent English (you can pick your guide on the website beforehand), and a fun private boat ride around the Ayutthaya Island.

2. Visit the temples and go on a boat ride the same day

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ayutthaya-private-tour

Ayutthaya is a former imperial capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, it attracts a lot of visitors from around the world. But with my guide, I was able to skip the crowded area and saw the ornate Bang Pa-In, or Summer Palace, my favorite – a Buddha image in a Bodhi tree, historical park and temple complexes while not many people were around.

With the mid-day sun I was tired and had a horrible stomach ache at the same time (had ribs the night before! oh Bangkok) but my guide had no problem adjusting to my pace and wishes. I then had a bit of rest and together we had authentic Thai noodles for lunch.

Followed by a slow boat ride around Ayutthaya Island. I was glad I picked Chao as my guide because apart from learning about the sights, he was good at explaining all the questions I had about Thai history, culture, and tradition.

3. Surprise in-store

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ayutthaya-private-tour

I didn’t expect this trip to be unexpected but there it was! I thought this Ayutthaya day tour was over and we were heading back to Bangkok. Suddenly we stopped in front of a small street-side shop. The lady was making some colorful desserts and my guide bought some for all three of us! It came with some thin wraps and cotton candy look alike sweet desserts. I was pleasantly surprised as it was not planned at all.

4. 100% personalized to your wishes

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When I wanted to stop, we stopped, when I wanted to eat, we ate, and when I wanted to keep exploring, we kept going. It was awesome to be on a tour not dictated by the group of other 10 people. My guide was accommodating with everything, helpful, and friendly. I felt like I was with a Thai friend than a tour guide on an Ayutthaya day tour package. It was truly an awesome experience.

5. Free Cancellation

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ayutthaya-private-tour

And lastly, with With Locals there are free cancellations up to 14 days before the experience date. That alone takes a lot of worries out the door. So, if you are looking for a fun private tour to Ayutthaya.

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There may be thousands of other day trips to Ayutthaya but this one I highly recommend.

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And before I forget here is the 15 Euro discount for your first trip with With Locals. Click here to get it.

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24 thoughts on “Ayutthaya day trip guide

  • March 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Wow the food looks delicious! The views look incredible. Will definitely have to add this to my list

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  • March 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    The boat ride liked lie a ton of fun!

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  • March 25, 2019 at 9:14 pm
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    I’ve spent a lot of time in Bangkok! But this tour looks great as it will take me to some places I haven’t visited yet!

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  • March 25, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    Thailand sounds fantastic to me too! So exciting! i can’t wait to visit it as well, I just hope it will happen very soon to me.

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  • March 25, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    I know someone who is soon visiting this place. Must share this post with them. Oh and the food pics are forcing me to make a plan too. 😍

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  • March 26, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    ohh i would love to have a private tour myself and i must admit the food looks so divine – kind regards Pati robins

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  • March 26, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    Typically I am all about the food on trips, but I am in love with all the buddha photos you got, especially one in the tree. That is gorgeous!

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  • March 26, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    I’ve always been intrigued with Bangkok. The food and the view are amazing! The boat ride looks like it was a great experience.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    I loved reading about this place. I wish to visit it 1 day. It is wonderful.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    This sounds like an amazing tour! The boat ride and the yummy food would be my favorite parts of the tour.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    Wow! Bangkok, Thailand sounds sooo amazing! Can’t wait to visit this place with my family. Hope you had a great time.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    This tour package looks awesome. Food looks awesomely delicious.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    I have been to Thailand many times but never been to Ayutthaya before, these photos especially the ones of food is making me want to book my holiday there right now. It looks amazing

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  • March 26, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    I’m glad that you enjoyed this tour. Me and my bestfriend missed this tour last time we are in Bangkok. And I am aiming to reach it next time I visit, hopefully after two months.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    I am saving this post for future reference. I’ve always want to go to Thailand. And this post says make me understand how valuable a private tour is. Thank you so much for your wonderful insight .

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  • March 27, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    We’re planning a trip to Thailand this year and this tour definitely seems something unique which I haven’t heard of a lot. I’ll keep in mind to book this as well!

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  • March 27, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    I was just in Thailand last month and am totally bummed I didn’t have time to check out Ayutthaya when I was in Bangkok. But that’s alright I guess because now reading this, I’d totally love to join a private tour especially for the convenience of getting picked up and having everything planned for you. Love that you don’t have to accommodate to anyone else either because of all the tours I did in SE Asia, I found all of them to be so rushed!

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  • March 27, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Ayutthaya Private tour from Bangkok looks worth and it is great you got a good and friendly guide. I loved this place and would love to taste those dessert which looks like candy candy. It looks that you had a nice time there!

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  • March 27, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    How convenient that there’s a 14-day cancellation period. It would definitely come in handy since you can’t always predict things.

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  • March 27, 2019 at 5:30 am
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    This makes me wish that I would’ve have gotten out of touristy Phuket during my visit to Thailand. It looks so serene and magical in Aayutthaya!

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  • March 27, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    This tour sounds perfect! It includes so many fantastic things! Thank you for the detailed article!

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  • March 28, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    Interesting tour. I like that guide is open to changes. And the boat ride is awesome. Thanks for detailed review!

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  • March 28, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    It must’ve been really nice to have a private tour of all these different things! The temple, especially the part with the cone tops, looks so interesting! The food also looks so fresh and delicious! I’d love to make it over here someday soon now that I’m based in Vietnam 🙂

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  • March 29, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    What an incredible experience, my parents have visited Thailand and I would love to go one day too

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