Bangkok's Must-See Weekend Floating Markets Private Day Trip

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Bangkok's Must-See Weekend Floating Markets Private Day Trip

From US$ 84.87 per person

Take a private exclusive day trip to two floating markets: Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa. Explore the famous Bang Kung temple and the Mae Klong Railway Market (Rom Hoop Market).

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 13 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel in Bangkok

Experience

Highlights
  • Complete your holiday with a visit to the most famous floating and railway markets in Thailand
  • Take a long tail boat along the canal of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Watch as the train passes through a busy market
  • Visit Amphawa Floating Market and see fireflies at night with your own eyes
  • Explore ordination hall covered by Bodhi trees
Full description
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel situated in Bangkok at 8.30 AM. The first stop is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You will see a bunch of vendors in traditional clothes with wide-brimmed straw hats selling local food, exotic fresh fruits, and handmade products on the rowing boats. You will get to experience the canal by riding on a long-tail boat, while the guide outlines over one hundred years of the history of this floating market, how it is important to communities along the canal, and how these local people live their everyday lives. After the cruise, you will be free to discover and enjoy many different kinds of Thai food. Then, head to Bang Kung Temple which was built in the 18th Century. You will see ‘Ubosot’ (ordination hall) covered with large roots from four kinds of trees - Bodhi, Banyan, Krai, and Krang. These roots have helped this hall to stay stable until the present day. After this temple visit, you will continue to visit another amazing place call Mae Klong Railway Market or ‘Rom Hoop Market’ which means umbrella pull down market. This market is located along the Maeklong Railway's track. So, whenever a train drives through, all the shops will pull down their umbrellas and move back from the rails. Once the train has passed, everything goes back to normal. You can walk around this market, buy some fresh seafood, and experience a train coming through. The last stop is another popular floating market named Amphawa, where the guide will walk you around, let you try some good food, and take you on a boat trip where you are surrounded by the lights of many fireflies.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private car and driver
  • Gas and toll fee
  • Bangkok hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Damnoen Saduak Longtail boat ride for 1 hour
  • Amphawa Longtail boat ride for 1 hour
  • Cold water
  • Car Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Know before you go

  • Make sure you bring a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun and heat because the weather in Thailand is quite hot.
  • This tour is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Markets were fun - day could be shortened!

The markets were really cool. We did also go to a coconut factory which wasn’t on the itinerary. It was fine but I think you should add that. Was also asked if I wanted a 2 hour Thai massage, to go elephant riding, etc. to drag out the day. I think you should just stick to the itinerary described and speed up the day. We ended up skipping the firefly boat tour because it wasn’t until 6:30pm and we would’ve had to wait around 2+ hours for that. Overall the guide and driver were fine and the experiences were great - the timing of everything was just very off!

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May 14, 2019

Very complete tour of the typical Thai markets. Our guide was very kind and prepared. Recommended experience

December 23, 2018

Whole day was awesome. Well worth the money. We were 2 adults and 3 kids aged 4, 11 and 13. Our host was charming and respectful. his knowledge and english was good. The driver was good.

December 22, 2018

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