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Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand

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From US$29.96

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience two of Bangkok’s most famous traditional markets on this half-day tour. Benefit from a small group size as you ride the train to the Maeklong Railway Market, uniquely situated on a working railway track. After free time for shopping, continue to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and cruise around the stalls on a longtail boat.
  • Two popular Bangkok markets: Damnoen Saduak and Railway Market
  • Learn about local culture and traditions from a local guide
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Bangkok
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people

What's Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • Paddle boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • River City BANGKOK, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

    River City Bangkok, The Anchor of Arts & Antiques is a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand. It is on the Chao Phraya River on the Si Phraya Pier near many large hotels. It is accessible by car or boat.

Pickup Details

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Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

We offer complimentary one way hotel pick-up within the appended list of hotels in Bangkok at the time of check-out on TripAdvisor. If your hotel is not included, please inform us prior to the start of the tour. Thank you!

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Operated by Bigcountry Vacation

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Railway Market and Floating Market Tour in Thailand?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Fun day
heline_n, May 2022
We had an awesome time at the railway market and floating market. Both markets were so interesting to experience. Our tour guide Tee was great. He gave us a history of Thailand and both markets. He also helped everyone take photos if we asked. For reference it took us an 1 hour and 30 minutes by air conditioning bus to get to the train market and we spent about an hour there. Then it took us 20 minutes to get to the floating market. At the floating market we had a boat ride for 30 minutes where vendors on boats try to sell us food and souvenirs. It was enjoyable and all the food we bought was delicious. After the boat ride we had an hour to have lunch and explore the floating market. It was such a fun day.
A nice day in Railway Market and Floating Market
Manel_G, May 2022
Hello. I would like to thank Kiwi for his kindness, for his knowledge of the history of the markets. We have spent a splendid day. thank you We recommend you to all friends and acquaintances
Great experience
Laura_K, May 2022
Excellent trip, better than described, our tour guide Noom spoke great English and was extremely helpful, he even went out of his and helped a few of us get our tickets on the Metro afterwards and showed us where to go back to our hotels
Good half day itinerary
Deniz_W, May 2022
Train market was really interesting, it was my first time at the floating market too, all is well packed in a half day!
It was very well planned...
Joy_H, May 2022
It was very well planned out. Tom was so helpful! He was very enthusiastic and informative. Train station had a lot :)
Best tour
Nicoletta_M, May 2022
Tour was great. I recommend the experience. Every stop is unique and I had a wonderful day. we spent a decent amount of time in each location and not rushing . Everything was on our own pace.
Must do!
Megan_A, May 2022
Tour guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and spoke great English! Tour was well organised and great value for money! Highly recommend.
Non-stop fun and authentic food to explore!
ryandhong, May 2022
Definitely worth the trip! What a fun way to explore Maeklong Railway and Damneon Floating Market! Our guide, Kiwi, was super fun and knowledgeable. She did a great job on the bus keeping us engaged and sharing important information about our whereabouts and the history of Thailand and the two markets we explored. The ride there did take about an hour each way but on the way there we stopped halfway to a rest stop with clean bathrooms. I do fall asleep easily on long road trips so did get in a nap both on my way their and on the way back home. At the markets, it was non-stop exploring and eating. So many food vendors to try and so much great authentic food available from snacks (like Satay) to full entree dishes (like Pad Thai) to desserts (like Coconut Ice Cream). Bring cash to try everything! The guide shared that tourism is rising again so after two years of pandemic it’s great to have tourists and locals back again. Both the train and floating markets are so unique and special. It was so much fun getting to see it with my own eyes. What an incredible experience to be able to explore and see more of Thailand! Huge thanks to Kiwi and Apple for keeping us safe while having a blast!
Great tour but needs some small improvements
Marc_E, May 2022
The train market and the floating market are great. My only concerns are about the transportation that is not confortable for a 1.5h trip. Seats are not great, suspensions are almost inexistant and Aircon is not powerful enough. We had sometimes a bit issues to understand the guide. But all in all a great tour.
Awesome experience . Our tour guide kiwi made our day!!
Athmanathan_S, May 2022
Best location & best price. Very friendly & informative tour guide + safe commute. Awesome people we met through this tour & amiable local crowd, hassle free excursion. Will definitely recommend for others !
An excellent to with a very well informed guide
Paul_D, May 2022
Our guide was extremely good at his job and made the morning one to remember. Very interesting and only 1 hour away from central Bangkok. The market was there first then the railway was introduced and the market workforce adapted to the challenge rather than move somewhere else, it’s a fabulous local market that sells a lot of fresh produce, It’s exactly as filmed on television. Truly amazing to see how it moves in minutes while the train is passing through. The water market was good fun. If you would like to buy something barter to a 1/3rd of the price I.e if they want 1500 the you try to get them down to 500. Lots of local food offered off the boats, a real eye catching moment and again well with the visit
Superb railway market tour
Bence_B, May 2022
The guide and the organization of the program was lovely. Our guide could speak English very nice, shared a lot of interesting infos
Highly recommend this tour for a smooth experience!
Sushritha_U, May 2022
I was a bit skeptical about this tour since there were a few mixed reviews on Viator but I was proven SO wrong. It was very well organized and our guide, Audi, was just HILARIOUS!!!!! Just a bit sad that the floating market was a lot more empty than I had imagined (curse Covid-19) but there was not much the team could have done about it. Overall, highly recommend this tour for a smooth, fun experience! :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lovely trip
Ricky_C, May 2022
Very wonderful trip with super services! Everything is up to the standard. Highly recommended.. A must see one!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience!
Michelle_G, May 2022
Amazing experience! It’s a 1 hour drive from Bangkok to get to the market. Very nice guide and driver and a punctual and clear schedule. It’s great to experience the local markets yourself and see the train pass by and float around in a longtail boat on the floating market.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent
Athina_P, Apr 2022
It was a lifetime experience ! With the best guide ever ! Tum, you are one of a kind ! Thank you for all
AMAZING
Ilise_G, Apr 2022
This was such a great tour! Our guide Kiwi was so knowledgeable and so funny. Both markets are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Truly cannot recommend a tour more. Make sure to get the coconut ice cream and mango with sticky rice at the floating market!!
Great experience.
Shareef_V, Apr 2022
Overall. The trip from beginning to end was great. There was the perfect amount of time for both areas visited. We loved ride around in the paddle boats at the floating market.
A tour that is a must to do when in Bangkok
dorispage01, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Jenny was lovely and explained everything and she made it a memorable tour that we will always remember
Mae Klong
Johan_B, Apr 2022
Very nice trip and 2 beautiful places visited. Mr Bean our toer guide was very friendly and helpful man.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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