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From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

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63 reviews

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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Experience the energy of the vendors by the Maeklong railway, taste the fresh flavors of the Amphawa Floating Market, and end your day with a magical firefly boat tour. Don't miss this full day excursion with an English-speaking guide.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Thai
Pickup optional
Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Train Market and see the vendors close their awnings as trains pass
  • Marvel at the resourcefulness of the vendors at the Amphawa Floating Market
  • Enjoy a sunset river cruise surrounded by fireflies
Full description
The markets of Thailand are some of the country’s most quintessential experiences; they give you a lively peek inside the more traditional culture of a country that often lives by water (or in this case, by the railroad tracks as well). On this full-day guided tour, you'll be taken to the most iconic markets on the outskirts of Bangkok, ending with a relaxing firefly boat tour to wind down from the day’s excitement. Maeklong Train Market is a fresh market situated right by a well-worn railroad. Watch the vendors expertly close and open their awnings to make room as the trains pass by. Wat Bang Kung is a striking Buddhist temple engulfed by the roots of a massive Banyan Tree. Learn about its bloody battle history and see the Golden Buddha inside. Located on the Amphawa canal, the Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand's more popular floating markets. Visit this riverside market and see vendors selling delicious treats like sweets and seafood, or browse some of the shophouses and restaurants. After sunset, when the lights have dimmed, you'll wind down with a relaxing river cruise. Your boat will take you a little further out where it is dark enough to see the fireflies, before heading back to your accommodations at 9:00 PM, ending a day of simple pleasures and tastes with the comforting sight of these lightning bugs.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation between attractions
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Firefly boat tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

National Stadium BTS Station Exit 2. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign. Your exact meeting time depends on participants' respective locations. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour contains a unique itinerary that was crafted alongside famous travel bloggers and local guides.
  • This tour is only available from Friday to Sunday
  • Please wear long sleeved shirts and long pants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Trip was great and the guide was great. Could do with better/more info on pick up and meeting points. We didn’t know if we were in a pick up zone so followed instructions for meeting point. Would have helped if the BTS was written in full as we didn’t know this was the train station. However as we had a phone number our guide was able to meet us.

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September 13, 2022

Great and very varied tour. We had Jacky as our guide, he is great and provided us with lots of valuable information, but also took special care of our two girls' welfare. He entertained the group very charmingly. He knows the best places at the railway market, knows where to get great food and also fulfills every special request. A great combination of destinations and service. Thank you very much for that.

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August 21, 2022

Nice trip and great experience! Especially the train market is impressive! We expected more from the floating market, there were only 4 or 5 boats on which food was prepared, otherwise more boats for tourists. But still worth a visit, the big market around the river is worth seeing! We also liked the temple. The organization was great, the guide Jacky was also very friendly and explained a lot to us.

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August 14, 2022

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