Experience authentic daily life in Bangkok visiting two unique local markets: explore the floating stalls of Damnoen Saduak and discover the train track shopping strip of Railway Market.
Bangkok Railway & Floating Markets Tour Itinerary
After meeting in the city centre first thing in the morning, you'll begin your guided tour of Bangkok's most unique markets. After around a two hour drive by comfortable private vehicle, you'll reach your first destination: the railway market. This surreal shopping experience is carefully orchestrated around the train schedules; vendors set up their stalls right on the edge of the tracks - some even on the tracks themselves - selling fresh produce, handmade fabrics and more. Like clockwork, when a train approaches, sellers and shoppers alike move themselves and their belongings aside before resuming business as usual as soon as it leaves - you have to see it to believe it!
Having enjoyed this incredible taste of Bangkok life - and hopefully sampled some local delicacies too - you'll set back off on your route. The next stop will be at a palm sugar plantation, where one of Thailand's most important ingredients is produced. You'll visit the house of a villager who will reveal the traditional way of making palm sugar from coconut flowers, a method that has been passed down through generations of Thai families.
Your tour will then continue onto the water, taking a boat trip through the narrow canals which have earned this area the nickname "the Venice of the East". Discover the floating market of Damnoean Saduak, one of the most famous markets in Thailand. The vendors sell everything from spices to exotic fruits to handcrafted souvenirs... if you want to buy anything, just let your guide know and the boat will pull up at a stall! You'll then climb back onto land and walk around the rest of the market, taking in the lively atmosphere of typical Bangkok daily life.
At the end of your tour, with a belly full of treats, pockets full of purchases and cameras full of photos, you'll be taken back to Bangkok city centre for around midday. The excursion ends at the original meeting point, right next to BTS (Skytrain) station National Stadium. Your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation.
- This tour is not suitable for children under 6 years old.
- If the Damnoen Saduak floating market is closed, you'll visit an alternative floating market instead, such as Tha Kha.
- Please note: due to the train schedule at the railway market, it is essential that you are punctual in arriving at the meeting point so the tour can depart promptly.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 11 years old|
Children between 6 and 11 years oldUS$ 73.70
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local professional English speaking guide.
Private transport during the tour.
Reduced group size, there will be no more than 12 people on your tour.
Additional food and drinks.
Souvenirs and personal shopping.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Bangkok local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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