Day trip

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

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From US$ 32.56 per person

Booked 46 times yesterday

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 tour

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai, Japanese, German, French, 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

The Original 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
  • Round-trip air-conditioned transportation
  • Paddleboat
  • Local snack or seasonal fruit tastings at Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Guide
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup from central Bangkok (if option selected)
  • Cold towelette
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet the group at the large, main entrance to the River City shopping mall. Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag.

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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 1286 reviews

Review summary

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

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our guide, Baba, was excellent. He expertly described what we saw on the drive and the train and Floating markets. We had leisurely walks and rides through the markets. All seamlessly arranged. Lovely lunch at outdoor restaurant. Driver was excellent and trip was very smooth. Highly recommend the trip and Baba.

November 27, 2022

Hotel pickup made the day start easy. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Both markets in general have been overran by tourism which takes a bit of the experiences away but nobody should skip these on their first trip to Bangkok. While at the floating market, the absolute must is to seek out the fried banana lady. Her snacks are simply amazing. All my group of seven travelers loved this entire experience.

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November 22, 2022

A great day! Very well organized except for the rude participants that didn’t follow directions and delayed our entire trip twice!! Unfortunately made our trip 2 hours longer from 6 hours to 8 hours. Not the tours fault! Our guide Tee was amazing! He handled it beautifully! I would recommend this trip highly! Lived up to our expectations except for the participants! A must see while in Bangkok!

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November 18, 2022

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