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Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok
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Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok

By MAM Holidays Thailand
Depart the chaos of Bangkok for the crumbling palaces of ancient Siam on a private day trip to Ayutthaya. The UNESCO-listed city can be challenging to reach on your own, but door-to-door transport from your hotel and a guided tour make it easy to delve into fascinating Thai history. Lunch at an authentic restaurant is included in the full-day cultural experience.
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€174.27
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per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:
9h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • See Ayutthaya the easy way on a private day trip from Bangkok
  • Air-conditioned transport lets you avoid crowded public shuttles
  • Ensure you see the most important parts of the ancient Siamese capital
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

  • Thai lunch
  • English speaking guide at the time of sightseeing
  • Transport by air-conditioned private car
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Bangkok City Area
  • Airbnb do not provide House name or number, we’re unable to pickup guests from Airbnb lodging.
  • Entry/Admission - Bang Pa In Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahathat
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your centrally located Bangkok hotel
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36435P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • The Temples of Thailand are sacred sites. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes or bare shoulders
  • You are requested to mention your Bangkok pick up hotel name and address at the time of booking.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok?
How much is Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok?
Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok price starts from €164.68. Discover and book Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok cancellation policy?
Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok?
Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok is hosted by MAM Holidays Thailand. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact MAM Holidays Thailand on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Tour: Full-Day Ayutthaya Tour from Bangkok on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36435P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bangkok
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    MAM Holidays Thailand
  • 1
    Bang Pa In Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Lokayasutharam)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Wat Mahathat
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Historic City of Ayutthaya
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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GabrielBCN
GabrielBCN
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The perfect private tour
Had an amazing day with Aey taking care of us. Lots of experiences one after the other, fully organised, all includ
Ciara F
Ciara F
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The treasures of Ayuthaya, Thailand’s original capital
Only an hour’s drive from Bangkok lies Ayutthaya, a vast complex of temples, palaces, stupa’s and magnificent Buddh
pd639
pd639
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Very professional and friendly
Everything was organised very well. She is a great tour guide. Very informative and kind person. She made sure we v
ceanns
ceanns
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Wonderful and Fantastic Journey
The Tour guide "Aey" was absolutely amazing. She explained everything so well. She is passionate about this tour an
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d_b_75017
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Fantastic private tour to Ayutthaya
What to say, perfect from the beginning to the end : the guide (Miss Supatsara ), the driver, the organization, the
rachcass90
rachcass90
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Great tour
We had an amazing tour with Ms A in March. The temples were very quiet which we liked and it meant we could see and
Frances Gaynor B
Frances Gaynor B
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Grand Palace,old & new Bangkok
We had a fabulous tour , everything went to plan and we saw all the amazing sights . Kate was very knowledgable and
325sameert
325sameert
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Spectacular temples and grand palace
In half a day we managed to see three spectacular temples and a grand palace. Our guide Aye was very helpful and in
moloneythreasa
moloneythreasa
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The Temple tour
I went to see 3 temples in Bangkok. It was a small tour. There was 3 other people with me on the tour. I saw the go
DaleC1948
DaleC1948
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Excellent Tour Company
They have very knowledgable guides who take care of you every step of the way. They a wide selection of tours to m
simbaramses
simbaramses
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Spectacular experience
Thank you, Miss Chutima Nawsoon! You are amazing! The tour was very well organised, our guide knew and told us exac
DooglasO
DooglasO
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Great tour with amazing views and friendly guide!
Our tour of the Grand Palace and select temples was worth every penny! Our tour guide, Ms Kularb Bureerat, was very
GoPlaces656242
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Amazing Experience!
Our tour guide Miss Supatsara Wonghong was spectacular! She was extremely knowledgable and open about the Thailand
Roving577797
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Stunning!
This was definnetly worth the long drive. The waterfalls are beautiful, I just wished I would have packed better sh
edmarie2016
edmarie2016
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Fun morning visiting temples!
My husband and I visited 3 impressive temples in Bangkok. Thanks to our great tour guide, Ket, we learned about th
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caroler54
Sedro Woolley, WA196 contributions
Couples
Super interesting. We had a great tour guide. Pa. Super HOT day! Take a hat and drink lots of water. Started with phu khow thong pagoda. Hot climb up but worth the view. Then 3 pagodas. 8, 9, &10. Super interesting. Great photos. That was Wat prasrisanphet. Also saw Buddha images at wat Mahathat. Face in a tree. Then a huge gold Buddha at Ming Kon Bophit. No photos here and be sure to if you are female be prepared to have your knees and shoulders covered in respect. Buffet lunch was provided at a small local (hot) restaurant. Buy your own beverage. I couldn’t resist a tall cold coke which I NEVER drink at home. I can’t describe the heat! Be prepared but the history and ruins are incredible! Van was air conditioned!!! Phew!
Written 14 March 2020
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Ken G
34 contributions
This is a fantastic way to spend the day. We were picked up at our hotel on time. Our guide Ms. Ahhhhhh and driver Mr. Kip were awesome. The tour was informative and moved along at a nice pace. We had a fantastic time!!!! Thank you!!!
Written 22 February 2022
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MdAbulK3
Thank you very much for taking the tour with us and rating us highly! We look forward to see you with us again in the future.
Written 14 May 2022
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TheVirginiaGentleman
Harrisonburg, VA39 contributions
Couples
Date of Excursion: June 23, 2018

My wife and I were in Bangkok for about 4 days and in an effort to learn more about the history of Siam/Thailand, I booked a private tour of Ayutthaya through MAM Holidays - Thailand. For those who don’t know, Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand (when it was still Siam) and remained the capital city from approximately 1351 to 1767. The former capital (which was largely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767) is located about an hour north of Bangkok and although the sites are basically a spread-out set of ruins, the ruins are extremely beautiful and provide an entertaining and educational day out of Bangkok. PLEASE NOTE – Despite my initial belief to the contrary, the ancient capital is NOT just a bunch of ruins out in the middle of nowhere. The “modern” city of Ayutthaya has grown up all around the ancient ruins and without a map or a good guide, I can see where it might be difficult to locate or visit the various sites. I, for one, was VERY thankful I chose to book a tour to get us to the sites and show us around.

Booking/Value:

The booking process was exceptionally easy. The company’s website was easy to navigate and did a good job providing prospective patrons with a list of the available tours, a general narrative of what to expect on each tour and a clear statement of the cost of the tour (which is generally dependent on the number of persons who will be going on the tour). The full-day Ayutthaya package that I booked for my wife and I included (i) our tour guide, (ii) our driver, (iii) the entry fees to each of the locations we visited and (iv) lunch. After booking, I received an e-mail from the company confirming the booking and giving us a general itinerary of the tour. I found the overall cost of the package to be very reasonable and found it to be a great value in light of the fact that it was an all-day, guided, private tour that included our lunch and all of the entry fees for the sites visited.

Tour Guide:

While I am sure that MAM Holidays has multiple tour guides for each of their excursions, for our full-day tour of Ayutthaya we were paired up with SaSa. My wife and I enjoyed spending the day with SaSa and found her to be funny, personable, and fully dedicated to making certain that we had a fantastic experience. She was well versed in Thai culture and history and she did an excellent job giving my wife and I a new appreciation for the Thai people. SaSa is a native of Thailand, but her English was good and we had very little trouble understanding her as she was talking to us during the course of the day. Despite this, she was very sensitive to the language issue and would often check with us to make certain that we understood what she was saying.

In addition to her overall knowledge of Thai history and culture, SaSa was also very knowledgeable about the former capital of Ayutthaya and the various sites that we visited. To be frank, I knew virtually nothing about Thai history or the history of Ayutthaya prior to our tour, but SaSa did an excellent job explaining the significance of each place that we visited and was able to provide us with stories and anecdotes at each site. She was more than willing to take photographs of my wife and I at the various sites and was a particularly valuable resource for making certain that we did not commit any cultural faux pas as we visited the various ruins and temples. In short, my wife and I both found SaSa to be a wonderful guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with her and would not hesitate to take another tour with her.

The Tour:

The structure of the tour itself was excellent. My wife and I were picked up promptly at the scheduled time and transported from Bangkok to Ayutthaya in an SUV. The driver of the SUV was not our tour guide, but our tour guide did ride in the vehicle with us from the beginning of the trip to the end.
The trip to and from Ayutthaya was smooth, safe and uneventful because the driver did such a great job getting us to and from all of the locations we visited. We engaged in conversation with our tour guide for most of the trip both to and from Ayutthaya, during which time she provided us a great deal of information about Thai history and culture as well as modern Thailand.

During the day, we visited each of the sites that were listed on the website summary although we did deviate somewhat from the itinerary by going to the Bang Pa-In Palace first. SaSa was able to give us as much time at each of the sites as we wanted to spend and we never felt as though we were being rushed. We took a ton of pictures and had ample time to shop or take short water or bathroom breaks if/when we needed them.
Throughout the course of the day we visited:

The Bang Pa-In Palace – This royal residence is located outside of the Ayutthaya historic district but is an excellent place to visit nonetheless. The gardens and grounds were immaculately manicured and there were plenty of opportunities for photographs – particularly with the elephant shaped shrubbery.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit – These ruins of the former royal palace and holy site still contain three (mostly) intact Chedis which contain(ed) the remains of several former kings of Siam/Thailand. Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit (which is right next door) contains a huge gold statue of Buddha that has an interesting story to go with it.

Wat Mahathat – This was my personal favorite of the sites we visited. Yes, the Buddha head encased in the tree roots is very cool and a great photo-op, but I was far more impressed by the expanse of ruins and the overall feeling of the place. Walking through the ruins, it was hard not to feel impressed, inspired and a little bit sad all at the same time.

Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon – This site contains a HUGE Chedi that was partially draped in gold cloth at the time of our visit as well as a large number of Buddha statues (of which many were also draped in gold cloth). The ruins of this site were extremely beautiful and the very large reclining Buddha statue located on site is impressive (although not as impressive as the reclining Buddha in Wat Po).

Lunch:

I have to admit that I do not remember the name of the location where we stopped for lunch. What I can say is that (i) the cost of the lunch was included with the price of the tour, (ii) the location at which we stopped was a very clean and attractive buffet, (iii) that the buffet had a good number of food options from which to choose and; (iv) the food itself was of good quality. My wife and I both had a great lunch.

Summary:

The full-day tour of Ayutthaya provided by MAM Holiday’s – Thailand was a great tour, with a great tour guide at a very reasonable price. My wife and I went to Thailand not really knowing what to expect or what we were going to see and this tour more than met our expectations. I walked away from the tour with a greater appreciation of Thai history and culture and I am thankful for the experience. I would not hesitate to book another tour with MAM Holidays.
Written 29 June 2018
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Thank you very much for visiting Thailand and choosing Mam Holidays! It was our pleasure to meet such nice tourist like you. The greatest reward on our business is that we meet such wonderful people like you from around the world, and nothing can make team of Mam Holidays more happy than seeing the happy faces of our guests on the end of their tours with us. Also nothing could be more heart-breaking for us than letting you go after spending all those wonderful moments with you. We wish a happy and joyful life for all of you, and will be looking forward to meet you some day in the future!
Written 30 June 2018
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KBG1011
New York City, NY87 contributions
My husband and I took a private Tour to Ayutthaya from Bangkok. Our tour guide was great. She was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. However, the vehicle that was used was quite bad. We are used to having comfortable SUVs or minivans or even comfortable sedans when taking a private Tour. This car was small, cramped and uncomfortable with no separate air conditioning in the back. It was a very hot day and while the driver and guide were cold in the front, we were quite hot in the back, despite many requests to raise the air conditioning fan. This unfortunately tainted the trip since we felt we had paid quite a bit to have a premium experience. Word of warning: confirm the kind of car that will be used.
Written 28 February 2019
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Thank you for your nice review. Hope to see you again in Bangkok.
Written 31 August 2019
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Debbie H
Denver, CO33 contributions
Couples
After about ten days in Thailand, my husband and I felt we were lacking in knowledge of the history of the country. So we ended our visit with a tour of Ayutthaya. We opted for a private tour, because we wanted the freedom to pepper our guide with questions about the history of Thailand, the culture of Thailand and Ayutthaya. And I can confirm we learned more about the history and culture of Thailand in our one day tour than we did in the previous nine days. And finally got some of our questions answered!

Our wonderful guide picked us up directly from our hotel (on time) and took us out to the Summer Palace. (Make sure that you are appropriately dressed for this - similar to the Grand Palace - shawls are not enough - must wear shirt with sleeves) and then gave us a brief tour of the palace along with some history, focusing on King Rama V. It's a very interesting place with a mix of architectural styles - you can tell King Rama V was very interested in different cultures.

We then popped over to the first temple in Ayutthaya, which is still functioning, got some lovely pictures and then off to lunch. Lunch is a massive buffet lunch that features Thai food and international food. You will NOT leave hungry. After lunch, we visited four spots in the Ayutthaya Historical District and learned about the conflicts between Burma and Siam that led to the ultimate destruction of Ayutthaya and the kingdom's move to Bangkok after that. Seeing the destruction of all of those Buddhas, lacking heads and sometimes torsos, was, well I cannot find the right adjective, but let's say impactful.

Our guide was lovely and mothered us (making sure we drank enough liquids and rested in the shade) as she shared her stories and taught us about Thai history as well as a bit about Thai Buddhism.

Other than the heat (it's hotter inland - be prepared!), we had a wonderful time!
Written 18 February 2019
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Thank you for your nice review. Hope to see you again in Bangkok.
Written 31 August 2019
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andy747318
Bath, United Kingdom18 contributions
Family
We booked the full day private tour of Ayuthaya from Bangkok and were not disappointed. We were met at our hotel by our guide Khun Aey and driver exactly on time and we set of North towards the ancient capitol. Aey was very friendly and chatted to us on the way there about what where we would be going and a little of the history. As a previous review has mentioned the order of locations visited is not as the written itinerary, but this did not detract from the tour. we started at the Summer Palace which was a real oasis of calm after Bangkok. We then went on to a succesion of temple and palace ruins which were really impressive, and quiet enough to get some great photos with no other tourists in the background. The lunch stop is of good quality, at a smart hotel with a lunch buffet of mainly Thai food but also some other bits and pieces with plenty of choice overall. This was included in the tour price (although drinks are not). We did this tour with 2 children, aged 12 and 10 who found it all really interesting, with a suitable wow factor at some of the larger ruins and a very big Buddha statue. I would thoroughly recommend this tour as a break from the crowds and heat of Bangkok - it was still hot, of course, but jumping back into our cool, air conditioned, car after each location was a welcome break. Aey was a great guide, her English is not perfect and sometimes she did not understand our questions, but we always got there in the end and she was attentive enough to stop and buy cold drinks at a couple of locations when she saw that the children were flagging in the heat.
Written 7 August 2018
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Thank you very much for taking the tour with us and rating us highly! Looking forward to see you with us again in the future.
Written 8 August 2018
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Ideshni D
16 contributions
We had got into a taxi at the hotel, and the driver Mr Wandi, tailor made a tour for us. We got to see all the temples, and flea markets and he even recommended and took us to malls, which he thought would interest us for local shopping. Mr Wandi was so awesome, he waited at each stop for us as he said he would and his was so reasonable. He arranged a taxi for us to the airport the next day as he was not available. He was just so kind and went beyond his duty as a taxi driver to make our time in Bangkok memorable. We found the people extremely helpful and so willing to help. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Written 29 July 2018
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Thank you for your excellent review. Hope to see you again in Thailand.
Written 3 August 2018
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John M
47 contributions
There is not doubt that some of the sites visited are amazing. So much hidden history it is hard to take it all in. Our trip however was marred by a poor guide who was mostly disinterested and scant on any substance with respect to information. Go and see the these wonders but make sure of your guide and transport
Written 20 March 2019
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Thank you for booking with us and your excellent review.
Written 31 August 2019
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Sheryn W
Nusa Dua, Indonesia14 contributions
Couples
Hours in the car for one hour total of longtail speed boat and 600 for the row boat. We paddled through one canal. I asked to go to the boats selling food but he took us to the souvenir sellers. I would recommend making your own way there and going to other water markets that are not the 'tourist rip off' that this one is. Very disappointed with cost and experience.
Written 2 March 2019
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Hello Sheryn Wellington, Thank you for your feedback. Just for your kind information, You published wrong review. You did ayutthaya day tour with us. But you published review about Bangkok city tour. Whereas you did not do city tour with us. You did only Ayutthaya tour with us.In Ayutthaya not available longtails boat tour. Please find out with which company you did city tour and longtails boat tour, then you write review on that company page. so I hope you will be attentive and first read itinerary, then enjoy tour then after publish review. Our millions of customers will get idea about this issue. Thank you.
Written 3 March 2019
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M V S Appa Rao
14 contributions
The trip was wonderful. Ayutthaya is a beautiful place, with so much to see. Our guide, Ms Aey, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, polite and courteous, and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable.
(2 persons of 55+ years, and 2 of 70+ years).
Ayutthaya is a must see destination in Thailand, and we thank MAM Holidays and Ms Aey (full name Ms Supartsala) in particular for a great trip
Written 1 February 2019
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Thank you for taking the tour with Mam Holidays Thailand, and writing this nice review!
Written 18 February 2019
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