Half-Day Ayutthaya City Cultural Bike Tour - Bangkok

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am or 1:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    ThailandBiking - Ayutthaya Branch, 155/5, 3053 ตำบลหัวรอ อำเภอ พระนครศรีอยุธยา จังหวัดพระนครศรีอยุธย.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This half-day Ayutthaya City Culture Bicycle Adventure is a must for every visitor to Ayutthaya with limited time. We cycle around the ancient capital of Siam, through local communities and markets and stop at the famous temples that make Ayutthaya a must see destination.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

This half-day bicycle tour is designed to be fun and educational and is suitable for all abilities. Your guide takes you around Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (the Sacred City of Ayutthaya), the old Siam royal capital from 1350 to 1767.

Ayutthaya offered a variety of geographical and economic advantages by the gathering of three rivers, the Chao Phraya, the Pasak, and the Lopburi. From a small fortified island-city, the city grew into a powerful kingdom. In its heyday, Thai culture and commerce flourished, and lots of foreign merchants resided in the capital, including Dutch, Portuguese, French, English and Japanese. Around 1700, with a population reaching 1 million, Ayutthaya was one of the worlds largest cities at that time.

During our Ayutthaya bicycle tour you will get a good impression of this once mighty capital of Siam.

Our first stop is at Pom Phet or Diamond Fortress, one of the sixteen fortresses along the city walls of Ayutthaya. Although partially destroyed, the fort still conveys what must have been ancient travelers first impressions of the Kingdom of Siam.

We continue our adventure and cycle through local neighborhoods and pass so-called Roti Road. Dozens of vendors offer bags of the colorful Roti Sai Mai, one of the most famous Thai desserts in Ayutthaya threads of twirled palm sugar wrapped in a round unleavened bread.

We cycle through the quiet Somdet Phra Srinakarinda Park to Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai, a memorial for the first heroine in Thai history, we make a short photo stop. We then ride further along the river and observe the daily life of the local people living on the river banks.
We stop at a Muslim community where they make handicraft woven wind mobiles from palm leaves in the shape of a carp, Pla Tapian Bai Lan.

The tour then brings us to the world-renowned Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. Here we see the ruins of the old temples. We stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet which was the most important temple of Ayutthaya and situated within the Royal Palace grounds.
The next stop is at Wat Mahathat, best known for its photogenic Buddhas head entwined within the roots of a tree. It is one of the most recognizable images from Thailand and can be found on many post cards and travel books.

We continue our ride to Chao Phrom Market and walk with our bicycle through the market. This busy market has been around since Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam. It houses a large concentration of amulet shops, food stalls and vendors selling all kinds of wares.

We take a ferry back to cross the Pasak river and within a few minutes we are back at our office where the tour ends.

During the trip we make regular stops for sightseeing and to provide you with drinking water/soft drink and a Thai snack.

Inclusions

Use of bicycle and helmet

Snack and bottled water

Use of bicycle

Entry/Admission - Recreational Ayutthaya Biking

Entry/Admission - Saimai Roti Silak

Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)

Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat

Exclusions

Gratuities

Alcoholic Beverages

Entry/Admission - Historic City of Ayutthaya

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children are welcome on our tour. 0-5 years 50% and 6-11 years 25% discount, 12 year and up adult rates apply

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

NOTE: Since you will visit ancient temples, you are expected to dress respectfully. We recommend you to wear longer shorts (knees covered) and to have your shoulders covered when we enter the temples.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Oct-2022

    The was very enjoyable and is highly recommended. It was the perfect way to see many of the sights, but also to explore the city and see many different aspects of this world heritage site. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and his English was very good. Being a local he was able to share his love for his city with us. Although we went on a very hot and humid day, it was still most enjoyable.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    Hele leuke fietstocht door de stad gehad. We waren de enige op de tour dus daardoor privé gids. Mooiste tempels gezien, met de focus op de hoogtepunten. Gids sprak goed Engels en hield van een grapje tussendoor.

  • 06-Sep-2022

    We booked the tour and got Scott as our tour guide, he was very friendly and answered all our questions, not only about the tour but about general Thai culture and beliefs as well. He spoke English very well, was friendly, patient and made sure we were safe in the sometimes chaotic traffic of Ayutthaya. 10/10 would recommend, ask for Scott if you book this tour!

  • 11-Aug-2022

    El trayecto fue muy agradable recorriendo parte de la ciudad y visitando los principales templos. Nos enseñaron un templo que no corresponde al complejo y no está incluido dentro del itinerario. También nos explicaron la religión budista y sus pilares básicos para poder entender mejor la disposición de los edificios. La excursión solo mejoraría si estuviera incluida la visita al Wat Chaiwatthanaram y al Wat Ratchaburana. Nosotros los visitamos por nuestra cuenta después. Aunque hay que hacer ciertos cruces con tráfico, nos sentimos muy seguros pues ellos se encargaban de cerrar el paso a los coches y las motos para que pudiéramos pasar con seguridad. Como es habitual en este tipo de visitas, nos pararon en una tienda para intentar que compráramos cosas, pero una vez les dijimos que no queríamos nada no fueron insistentes ni cambió su trato hacia nosotros.

  • 30-Jul-2022

    Seeing the local community and their lifestyle. Scott was an amazing guide with vast knowledge of the area and it's history. Plus it is a good workout with the bike! Highly recommended

  • 29-Jul-2022

    Aangename tour waarbij we gezien hebben want we moesten en wouden zien, en ook beschreven was. Vervelend was dat de gids iedere keer we stopten foto’s nam en ons filmde met zijn eigen toestel en we nog steeds niet weten wat de reden daarvan was.

  • 22-Jul-2022

    De gids was fantastisch! Veel informatie, vriendelijk en neemt uitgebreid de tijd. Ook krijg je nog eten en drinken onderweg.

  • 07-Jun-2022

    The tour was well organized and great fun. Am was an amazing host - funny, engaging and knowledgeable. We saw all the places we wanted and had a good amount of time in each. Would highly recommend.

  • 30-May-2022

    I booked a half day trip with Ayuttaya Biking through their Baja Bikes partner website. When we arrived the tour company didn’t have our booking, no one was there and they cancelled the trip. We spent 90 minutes in heavy traffic to get to Ayuttaya only to be disappointed by the tour company. I will not use them again…

  • 26-Apr-2022

    My friends and I had a great time riding through Ayutthaya with our guide. It was a wonderful way to see the city and learn more of Ayutthaya’s cultural and historical background.

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