Towering chedis amidst crumbling ruins create the ancient city of Ayutthaya.Situated just north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya once claimed Thailand's capital, But that governance ended abruptly in 1767 when the city was sacked by Burmese invaders.
Despite destruction, the ruins emanate the city's prior dominance, beauty,and rich history.An easy day ride, this tour reveals the historic treasures of Thailand.From the impressive ruins of Ayutthaya to the grandiose summer palace of the kings, this bike trip takes you off the beaten path and onto the local trails through authentic Thailand.After a short transfer from your Bangkok hotel, we'll take to bikes to explore the ruins of the impressive Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991.
Its distinct reputation is well earned-- weathered layers of burnt bricks compose the stately stupas and chedis that guard these grounds.First, we'll see Wat Yai Chaimongkol and its towering chedi, one so large that it presently is sinking.
Then, biking through the ancient city's walls, we'll visit Wat Phra Mahatat, the symbolic heart of the old city now famed for the picturesque tree roots that ensnarl its imbedded Buddha relic.Fruitful jujube trees still surround the Old Royal Palace, our next stop.
From there we'll have time to continue exploring these precarious, precious structures, including the prominent Wat Chaiwattanaram.The ride to the summer palace at Bang Pa-In is a real pleasure as we escape into the Thai countryside,riding on quiet roads passing by the local communities that line this part of the Chao Phraya River.
An easy day trip with rich cultural interest, the trail's 25 km is suitable for any riding level, from the fit sightseer to families
Day Tour : Departs every Monday,Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (DailyafterNov1, 2012)
Pick up at 7 am / drop off at 5 pm in Bangkok
Package rate per person
Bht.4300.-per person (for 2 persons)
Bht.3500.-per person (for 3 persons)
Bht.3000.-per person (for 4-5 persons)
Bht.2800.-per person (for 6-10 persons)
Bike and Helmet hire. Childbikes, tag-along bikes and rear child seats are also available
Entrance fees to temples,museums, sites mentioned.
All water and snacks whilst riding
Local English speaking guides
Tips for guides
Any services not mentioned in the itinerary