Had a great time on my tour! We were picked up by a mini van that drove us to our tour bus. The bus took us to Bang Pa In Royal Summer Palace where we spent 45 mins, then went to the first Ayutthaya site where we took pictures of the Budda Head that was pulled by the roots of the tree it was buried under and a few more pictures of the that site for 45 mins, then drove out to another pat of Ayutthaya and spent about an hour there taking pictures of that site. After that we drove out to the cruise pick up area and headed back to Bangkok.
Our times felt short at each location but well spent. The time was well managed with the distance between each site, if i would have done this on my own i would have not seen as much. I would recommend doing this on a weekday as there are less people at the sites and its easier to take good photos. Our guide told us it gets really packed on weekends. They provided water and cold towels each time we returned to the bus to help keep us refreshed. Our Guide Paisang was very kind, informative and spoke English. We had the option to stay with Paisang or to explore on our own during our time limit and then we would all meet back at the bus.
Booking was easy and we pre arranged a pick up location at a nearby hotel for 6:30am. The driver was 20 minutes late and the telephone contact telephone number was not correct. Well, a slow start, besides that we had an enjoyable day visiting the kings old summer palace, and the ruins of Ayuthaya. It was a very crowded Sunday, as many locals visit the zrea for the weekend. As our guide explained it was an overview visit to just get a glimpse of the site on a one day visit. The cruise was on a very comfortable
boat, and the buffet was nicely presented and fresh.