Popular & Underrated Floating Markets Tour
Our floating market tour is a perfect way to escape Bangkok’s bustles and hustles for a day. It’s a highly rated activity to experience rural rustic ways of life just an hour away from the city. To get different perspectives on the area’s floating markets, we go to both less-visited and more popular ones. Walk the banks of boat-clad canals, take photos of boat venders loaded with colorful local fresh produce, and taste local delicacies and seafood dishes cooked freshly from boats! We will also take a canal trip by a row boat into quiet neighborhoods where you can see lives along canals and hear the sounds of nature. The trip stops at a local house where the family makes sugar out of coconut’s flower juice. You’ll see how this organic delicious sugar is made, walk around a coconut orchard, and see exactly where the juice comes from.
Besides the market, we will visit the Temple Within a Tree, and have a brief stop at Maeklong Railway Market, just in time to see the amazing moment of a train running through, vendors pulling back their awns to give way to the train and putting the awns back to their original places immediately after the train passes. The day promises an insight into local experience and a fun day you’ll never forget!
- Insight into rustic Thai ways of life and culinary culture
- 3 unique floating markets, including the authentic Tha Kha Floating Market, where local farmers meet to exchange their produces
- A row boat ride on canals in a quiet residential neighborhood to enjoy canal-side scenery, walk in a coconut orchard, and see a traditional technique of coconut sugar making
- Farm-fresh local specialties such as roasted banana with sweet dip and local specialties such as mackerel fried rice
- The vintage Amphawa Floating Market, which is the best spot for seafood, snacks, and souvenir shopping
- Maeklong Railway Market, the only market in the world which sits on a train track and has scheduled trains passing through
- The amazing Bangkoong Temple whose ordination hall is overgrown by banyan trees
Is the tour for me?
Travel Style : Foodie
Duration : 7AM - 7PM
Availability : Saturday and Sunday
Group Size : 2 - 8 Persons (Join In)
Price3,800 THB for Adult | 3,200 THB for Child
After a pick-up from your hotel, we leave Bangkok on a one-hour van ride to Maeklong Railway Market to see the amazing moment a train passes through. Then we head to Tha Kha Floating Market to have delicious breakfast cooked and served from row boat vendors. Here, we take a row boat ride on canals to a quiet residential neighborhood, enjoy canal-side scenery, visit a coconut orchard, and see the traditional method of coconut sugar making. The second market we visit is Bang Noi Floating Market which is similar to Amphawa but in a smaller scale. Here we'll relax at a coffee shop and try traditional coffee or a variety of other refreshing Thai drinks. Next we move to Bangkoong Temple, to see its tree-overgrown ordination hall and Thai faith in Buddhism and superstitious belief. We'll have a late delicious lunch at Amphawa Floating Market, explore its vintage ambience, before heading back to Bangkok. At each market, you'll have from 20 minutes up to an hour to explore it with the tour guide or on your own.
- 17+ delicious food & drink samples mentioned in the program (enough for the whole day meal)
- Pick up and drop off service from and to your accommodation
- Experienced and friendly fully-licensed local tour guide
- VIP van transportation and your personal driver
- All activity fees as mentioned in the program
- Basic medical insurance
What's not included?
- Tips for the guide and the boat driver
At your hotel
Every Smiling Tuk Tuk ™ tour has been designed with an emphasis on supporting and distributing incomes in local communities. In the neighborhoods where the floating markets are, the locals make a living out of agriculture. They get income only when the plants they grow yield produces, which means income is not generated every day. So tourist presence gives them another source of income they're very delighted to have. Plus, your visit to their communities shows to them that you love to learn about their culture and ways of life. You make them feel proud of and want to preserve what they own.