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Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets

Bangkok, Thailand

From $100.65

Price varies by group size

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the daily goings-on of the Damnoen Saduak floating market and the MaeKlong railway market with a dedicated guide on this private tour from Bangkok. Learn about the markets' history, origins, and current iterations through insightful commentary and take a long-tail boat tour on the canal. Taste some traditional Thai desserts and get free time to shop. Round-trip private transportation from Bangkok hotels is included.
  • Explore a traditional floating market with a dedicated guide
  • Witness the train pass over stalls at the MaeKlong Railway Market
  • Private guide ensures personalized attention and the chance to ask questions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bangkok

What's Included

  • Licensed English speaking Thai Tour guide
  • Pick up and drop-off at your hotel in Bangkok (except hotel near airport, which need Meeting point)
  • Private Tour and transport by air conditioned vehicle
  • Private Canal tour by long tail boat (about 30 minutes)
  • Local fruits, desserts and drink
  • Accident Insurance
  • Any extra fees which is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping and gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

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Please Note

Pick up from the main lobby of your hotel in Bangkok​ (except​ hotel​ near airports). Please​ advise​ the​ name​ of​ your​ hotel​ when​ booking.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bring hat, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, camera
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We have 2 tour options : Start at 07.00 a.m. or at 09.00 a.m.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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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 Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets?

      A:The policies on sanitization are:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

      Q:What is the social distancing policy during Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets?

      A:The policy on social distancing is:
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets?

      A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff

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      If you get Harry you will be guaranteed a fun day.
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      Great experience, Its a must do when in bangkok
      Matt_T, Aug 2022
      Had a great day, awesome adventure to see these locations. Seen a few extra small locations on the way there and on the return trip. Comfortable car ride, tour guide was great, had a good laugh and she could speak good english and was fun to be around
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      Dear Matt_T Thank you very much for your great review on your "Private​ Excursion​ to​ Maeklong​ Railway​ and​ Floating​ market​s" with our guide "Yui" and​ our​ driver​ "Gai" . We were very happy to know that you were very satisfied with our tour and services. Your review will enhance us to continue improving our tour and services for our future travelers. Thank you again for your traveling with us. We wish you and your family all the best. Yours sincerely, Quality Thai Guide team, Yui and Gai
      Must see!
      paula_c, Jul 2022
      We had a great time with our guide Scott and with our driver Pong. Scott took care of everything, very nice guy. The Maeklong Railway and the Floating market are a must see in Bangkok. I could not imagine leaving Bangkok without visiting them.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Dear Paula_C Thank you very much for your great review on your "Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets" with our guide "Scott" and our driver "Pong". We were very happy to know that you were very satisfied with our tour and services. Your review will enhance us to continue improving our tour and services for our future travelers. Thank you again for your traveling with us. We wish you and your family all the best. Yours sincerely, Quality Thai Guide team, Scott and Pong
      You must see it to believe it. Truly phenomenal..
      Kandi_B, Jul 2022
      We did this tour on our final day in Thailand. What a special way to end our 18 day journey. Nok, our tour guide and driver, Mr. Gai, what part of what made this day so extraordinary. The railway market and flooding market will definitely stand out as two of the most incredible experiences throughout our trip in Thailand.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Dear Kandi_B Thank you very much for your great review on your "Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets" with our guide "Nok" and our driver "Gai". We were very happy to know that you were very satisfied with our tour and services. Your review will enhance us to continue improving our tour and services for our future travelers. Thank you again for your traveling with us. We wish you and your family all the best. Yours sincerely, Quality Thai Guide team, Nok and Gai
      Private Excursion to Maeklong Railway and Floating Markets.
      Albert_B, Jul 2022
      Nok was amazing and the best tour guide. This was a First class tour. Nok entertained us the entire trip with helpful and interesting information. Nok treated us like celebrities and took us to all the best places to enjoy the experience and get great photos (she knows all the hidden spots and side excursions which makes for a great time). Nok took care of every detail with surprises along the way. Would definitely recommend the Private Excursion to Maeklong Railway and Floating Markets. I thought this may be a “tourist trap” experience, but even though there were many tourists, this still represented some of the Thai culture and the Thai way of life for some of the Thai people. Train ride, train market, boat ride, and floating market we’re all great experiences.
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Dear Albert_B Thank you very much for your great review on your "Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets" with our guide "Nok". We were very happy to know that you were very satisfied with our tour and services. Your review will enhance us to continue improving our tour and services for our future travelers. Thank you again for your traveling with us. We wish you and your family all the best. Yours sincerely, Quality Thai Guide team and Nok
      Don’t miss out!
      Sylvia_B, May 2022
      What a spectacular tour! I would suggest this to anyone visiting Bangkok. You can’t find this anywhere else.
      Highly recommend!!!
      Shannon_R, Apr 2022
      What a great half day+ tour. our guide Harry and driver Mr. Mai were fantastic and thought of every detail. Harry new all the local in’s and outs and how to avoid crowds. We enjoyed learning about the local culture and highly recommend. In addition, a heavy emphasis is placed on COVID safety which was truly appreciated by our family.
      Great experience with a wonderful guide
      Cynthia_F, Mar 2022
      Amazing experience - best guides ever. Do not hesitate to book. Exactly as described- everything included.
      Response from Host, Mar 2022
      Dear​ Cynthia Thank​ you​ for​ your​ great​ review​ on​ your​ "Private Excursion to Maeklong railway and Floating​ market visit​". We​ were​ glad​ to​ hear​ that​ you​ were​ very​ satisfied​ with​ our​ tour​ and​ services. Your​ feedback​ enhance​ us​ to​ continue​ doing​ the​ best​ for​ our​ travelers. Thank​ you​ again​ for​ your​ travel​ with​ us.​ We​ always​ welcome​ you​ and​ your​ family​ or​ your​ friends​ to​ travel​ in​ Thailand​ again​ in​ the​ near​ future. We​ wish​ you​ and​ your​ family​ all​ the​ best. Quality​ Thai​ Guide​ team​, Nok and Wirot
      Wonderful time!
      Sarah_M, Dec 2021
      Harry and Mario (Mr. O) were great guides for the railway and floating markets. It was nice to see these experiences with guides that were familiar with where to stop and what to see. Mr. Harry had a lot of great stories and tried desparately to keep my very-bored teen from being too obnoxious. I could tell that both the railway and the floating markets had suffered the effects of COVID in that they weren't as full with tourists or vendors! The latter meant we could see everything in a short time. We had a wonderful time!
      Great Adventure!
      nunhoch2000, Feb 2020
      Harry was wonderful. Very knowledgeable of Thailand history as well as the tour destinations. He was full of energy and loved taking our pictures throughout the day which he eagerly shared with us at the end of the tour. We took a James Bond boat ride to the floating markets which was a blast. Being inches away from the railway was exhilarating. It was remarkable to see the all the vendors quickly break down and just as quickly put up their tents and stands to accommodate the train which comes through 8 times a day. If you get Harry you will be guaranteed a fun day. This was a great tour.
      Made our trip to Bangkok
      Jamie_B, Jan 2020
      What an amazing excursion! Sawong was our guide for the day and we felt so honored to have him with us. He was truly the highlight of the trip! He took us to the train station so that we could actually ride the train into the market and see it from a different perspective (which was so fun) we then walked around the railway market and he showed us all the fun stalls, described the food and laughed and joked with us the whole time! We then went to get on the longboat which was a nice break in the day. We thought that we would actually float through the markets but, full disclosure you do not. You get out of the longboat and walk the market. At first we were disappointed but seeing how busy it was on the river and that we could eat and buy easier on land we were fine just watching! We then ended up in a fun outdoor style restaurant for Pad Thai before heading home. I would highly recommend this excursion!
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Very interesting tour and great tour guide
      Judith_M, Dec 2019
      Our tour with guide Pong was excellent. We booked a private tour and it was really nice to have only the three of us to keep track of, as the markets and the Maeklong Railway are very crowded. I especially liked all the treats he bought for us, letting us sample many of the local foods--which would have been difficult for us to do--not knowing the language. He provided lots of information, was very knowledgeable and attentive--good pace and all in all, a very enjoyable tour.
      Private Excursion to Maeklong Railway and Floating Markets
      Jerry H, Oct 2019
      Susie was an outstanding guide for my wife and I. Susie and the driver did an excellent job taking us to everything on the itinerary and explaining the culture. We rode the train and saw a lot of markets. She was excellent and I would recommend this trip to anyone that has never been to Thailand and is looking for a nice trip to fill up half a day. This lasted about 6 hours.
      Too touristy!
      lynnlT2244SC, Mar 2019
      The floating market is much too crowded. The boat driver sped through the canals much to fast. The guides English was difficult to understand.
      An amazing experience!
      Dan_P, Mar 2019
      Our tour guide met us at the hotel, with a welcome gift. From start to finish it was an exciting day, thanks to our wonderful guide!
      Siri
      DeniseS1159, Sep 2018
      Siri was just amazing! Best tour guide ever. Our kids loved her. The markets were nice, the AC vehicle super comfortable.
      excellent we had a fabulous day and...
      Lisa T, Mar 2018
      excellent we had a fabulous day and our guide was very informative lots of food to sample it was the highlight to our time in Bangkok well worth the money
      Our Quality Thai tour guide Siri was...
      furumotoi, Jan 2018
      Our Quality Thai tour guide Siri was excellent and the private itinerary was exactly as advertised and more! Others offer the Damnoensaduak floating market but this tour offers the must see Maeklong train market too. Siri was very informational and fun, and we had a full experience and snack sampling day.
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      arfi, Jul 2022
      Très belle visite. La guide a été absolument charmante et très attentive. Une belle expérience pour voir la Thaïlande d’une façon très pittoresque et authentique. Le chauffeur a également été très efficace. Merci pour cette superbe journée Francoise Fabre
      Response from Host, Jul 2022
      Dear arfi Thank you very much for your great review on your "Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets" with our guide "Nok". We were very happy to know that you were very satisfied with our tour and services. Your review will enhance us to continue improving our tour and services for our future travelers. Thank you again for your traveling with us. We wish you and your family all the best. Yours sincerely, Quality Thai Guide team and Nok

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