Overall a very good day, however day wasn’t adequately described on Viator site, as there was no mention of visiting palace and Gardens which was our first - and lengthiest stop.Ayutthaya ruins were fascinating but unfortunately we were strictly limited to 30 minutes there only. As this site was the entire reason to do the day trip, this was VERY disappointing. Boat trip back was pleasant and lunch onboard was surprisingly nice and plentiful. Our guide, Donna, was very good. Please note: at first stop, old palace, legs and shoulders MUST be covered! My adult sons were in shorts and along with half the busload had to purchase long pants at the souvenir shop! I realise this is a profitable sideline for them, and perhaps the guides?, this requirement should be stated in your tour description.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared great info about the city and temples we visited. It rained so that put a dampener on the river cruise portion of the trip but the second floor was air conditioned and provided decent views. The included lunch had a lot of variety and the boat was clean and well maintained.
Enjoyed the day on the whole, but the tour around Ayutthaya was extremely rushed and I didn't come away having learnt much. Our guide's English was not very good so it was difficult to understand her explanations. And we were only taken to two or three sites. The boat cruise back was nice, though does take up the best the part of the trip. I wouldn't recommend this trip if it's the temples you're really interested in. But I would recommend if you're after an easy excursion and are happy with just a taste of the temples, followed by a long boat trip!
We visited several places and saw a lot but not enough time in each place. By the time we rented the golf cart at the Summer Palace we only had 45 minutes to see it all; felt rushed. Our 2nd stop was the ruinsof Ayutthaya abd we were there fir only 30 mins; not enough time to absorb it all. We had time at the other places. Our guide Jom ws very nice but very hard to understand.
An enjoyable tour, but REALLY would have liked more time at Ayutthaya itself. The site was pretty amazing, but I felt we were= just whisked through there and then on to the next site - our tour spent only 20 minutes at the Ayutthan site. Too much time at the summer palace (1:15) and too much time river cruise.