Day trip

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

From US$ 30.79 per person

Visit the Maeklong Railway Market and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on either a private or group tour from Bangkok. Interact with friendly local market vendors.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, German, French, English, Thai, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from the following areas: Sathorn, Silom, Siam, Pratunam, Khao San Road, Charoenkrung Road, or the Sukhumvit area between Soi 1-39 and 2-24. Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
Small group available

Experience

Itinerary
3 - 4 hours
  • River City Bangkok

  • 1.5 hours
  • Maeklong Railway Market (sightseeing, panoramic train)

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (sightseeing, long-tail boat ride)

  • 1.5 hours
  • River City Bangkok

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Experience the quieter way of life in Thailand away from the big cities
  • Arrive at the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market by paddleboat
  • Discover the vibrant atmosphere of the iconic Maeklong Railway Market
  • Buy and try authentic pad thai, rice noodle soup, or mango sticky rice
  • Enjoy lots of free time exploring both markets at your own pace
Full description

Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience to see 2 iconic markets on a day trip from Bangkok. See a market located on the railway tracks, the Maeklong Railway Market, and a market that floats on the canals at the Damnoen Saduak Market. After pickup, arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Maeklong is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and hugs the track of the Maeklong Railway.

Gain fascinating insights into how the market is run and what products are sold here from your local guide. Marvel at how market stalls and awnings are pulled back from the tracks every time a train approaches to let the train pass through. Next, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand. To reach the market, take a short ride in a paddleboat. Enjoy plenty of time to meander around the colorful market, where friendly vendors sell directly from their boats.

Take in the sights and sounds, and try local specialties like mango sticky rice. Your guide will give you advice on what not to miss. Return to Bangkok in time for the early afternoon.

Includes
  • Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation
  • Paddleboat
  • Guide
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup from central Bangkok (if option selected)
  • ICONSIAM Tourist Card (30% on discounts at selected shops and access to luxury tourist lounge)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet the group at the large, main entrance to the River City shopping mall.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The boat ride at Damnoen Saduak usually involves a traffic jam. To enhance your customer experience, this tour does not include the boat ride on the canal. However, if there is less boat traffic on the day of your visit and you would like to take a boat trip, your guide can contact the boat vendor for you to guarantee the best price (normally about 150 Baht for a 25-30 minute ride)
  • Due to some remaining Covid-related restrictions, the markets may not be as lively as expected. Not all vendors have fully resumed selling at their stalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1896 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.5/5

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To do although very touristy. Our guide was nice and spoke good French. The time granted in the market is very limited (15 minutes) Bonus: small tour in the salt factory (not mentioned in the reservation) /!\: Market prices including 3 times more expensive Return to the center of Bangkok around 3 p.m. our guide told each group how to get back to our respective hotels.

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February 1, 2023

This guided tour was excellent. Everything was very well organized. The driver and Lek, our guide were great. Both markets are very interesting. Visiting them in a small group guided tour is the best option. It would be very difficult to do everything they included in the day on your own. Definitely a great day.

February 1, 2023

Joe was the best guide he was so knowledgeable and friendly and told us all about his home city of Bangkok. He ensured we had a perfect time and had every photo and video to remember. The boat ride in the floating market was the best thing we did in Bangkok!! He was able to get to each location before all the other tourists arrived. We had no queue for the boat and had a seat on the train ride.

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January 30, 2023

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