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Unique Thai Markets Tour

Experience the charm of traditional Thai markets on our private Floating and Railway Market Tour from Bangkok. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you step back in time and witness the authentic essence of Thailand’s market culture. Discover the fascinating Floating Market, where locals navigate through the canals, selling fresh produce and handmade crafts. Prepare to be amazed at the Railway Market, a truly unique spectacle where vendors swiftly fold up their shops to make way for passing trains. This tour provides an incredible opportunity to delve into the rich history and traditions of Thai markets while creating lasting memories of your journey through these captivating destinations.

Itinerary

7:00AM / START YOUR JOURNEY

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel by your private driver and guide. Set off on a 110km journey west of Bangkok to reach the floating market, which takes about 1 to 1.5 hours by car.

8.30AM / RAILWAY MARKET

Arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, famously known for being set along the train tracks of the Maeklong railway station. Brace yourself for an incredible sight as vendors swiftly fold up their awnings and move their shopfronts to make way for the passing train. Witnessing this unique phenomenon is a must-see experience. Despite its popularity among tourists, the market remains a bustling hub for fresh seafood and is cherished by the locals.

9.00AM / LOCAL PALM SUGAR FARMHOUSE VISIT

En route to the Floating Market, make a quick stop at a local farmhouse to learn about the traditional techniques used to produce palm sugar from coconuts. Get a fascinating glimpse into the local agricultural practices and gain insights into this important aspect of Thai cuisine.

9.30AM / SPEEDBOAT CANAL RIDE TO THE FLOATING MARKET

Embark on a scenic 30-minute longtail speedboat ride through picturesque canals to reach the Floating Market. Sit back, relax, and soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as you glide along the waterways.

10.00AM / FLOATING MARKET

Arrive at the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and prepare for an incredible experience. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as boats of all shapes and sizes navigate the bustling canal. To enhance your adventure, we include a paddle boat for you to navigate through the market, allowing you to get up close to the vendors’ boats. As you paddle along, take the opportunity to sample a wide variety of delectable local food options available directly from the boats. It’s the perfect chance to savor different flavors and indulge in a delicious lunch while fully immersing yourself in the unique charm of the floating market.

11.30AM - 12.00PM / DEPART FLOATING MARKET

After an unforgettable time at the Floating Market, it’s time to make your way back to Bangkok. Relax on the return journey, arriving at your hotel around 1 to 2pm, filled with wonderful memories of your floating and railway market adventure.

Prices

Number of people

1

2

3 - 4

5 - 8

Price per person

THB 5,400

THB 3,500

THB 2,700

THB 2,200

Prices include

Private tour with local, English speaking guide

Private vehicle transfers, boat trips at the floating market

All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary

Cold water and local refreshments during the tour

Price does not include

Lunch (order a la carte)

Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks during the tour, etc.

Guide tip

Private day tour

This is a private day tour which means you do not join other tourists in a group. The tour will be arranged with your personal, local tour guide. Itinerary is totally flexible — you can discuss any changes with us prior to the tour or during the tour with your guide

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