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Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

1. Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience to see 2 iconic markets on a day trip from Bangkok. See a market located on the railway tracks, the Maeklong Railway Market, and a market that floats on the canals at the Damnoen Saduak Market. After pickup, arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Maeklong is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and hugs the track of the Maeklong Railway. Gain fascinating insights into how the market is run and what products are sold here from your local guide. Marvel at how market stalls and awnings are pulled back from the tracks every time a train approaches to let the train pass through. Next, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand. To reach the market, take a short ride in a paddleboat. Enjoy plenty of time to meander around the colorful market, where friendly vendors sell directly from their boats. Take in the sights and sounds, and try local specialties like mango sticky rice. Your guide will give you advice on what not to miss. Return to Bangkok in time for the early afternoon.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Ayothaya Floating Market Day Trip

2. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Ayothaya Floating Market Day Trip

Discover some of the notable historical sites of Ayutthaya on a day trip from Bangkok. Visit ancient temples and palaces as well as the Ayothaya Floating Market with an expert guide. After meeting in Bangkok in the morning, start the 2-hour drive to Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Ayutthaya was founded around 1350 and became the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. On this full-day trip, you will explore the ruins of the old city, in the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. The park is an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries, and statues. Visit the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, originally built in 1632 by King Prasat Thong. At this spot, you can find a number of impressive buildings built in different architectural styles from Thai, Chinese and European design. Continue your tour with a visit to the Ayothaya Floating Market and enjoy some free time for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, you will visit 2 more historical sites, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat, to discover the ruins of the great temple sites. You will return to Bangkok in the early evening, where you will be dropped off at a location close to the original meeting point.

From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

3. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

Depart from Bangkok in the morning and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a paddle boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by.  Once you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sold along the canal.  Meet up with your guide to head back to the meeting point in Bangkok, where you will arrive between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM. 

From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

4. From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

Travel to some of the hottest sights outside of Bankok on this day trip in an airconditioned vehicle. See the train pass at the Maeklong Railway Market, take a longtail boat to the Floating market, and visit the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya to visit ancient ruins. Begin at the meeting point for those on the group tour, or with hotel pickup for guests who opt for the private option. Depart Bangkok early in the morning and head out on the journey to the Maeklong Railway Market. Explore the market with your Spanish-speaking guide, mingle with the locals going about their day and wait for the iconic moment when the local train passes through. Board a longtail boat next and sail to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Spend an hour exploring this unique location and marvel at the locals selling their produce from paddleboats. Shop for snacks, souvenirs, and handcrafts. Don’t forget to sample some authentic regional food while you’re there. Continue the tour to Ayutthaya and stop for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, visit a selection of iconic temples including the Wat Mahathat, which is enshrined with Buddha relics. Explore Wat Yai Chaimongkol next, and the impressive Wat Chai Wattanaram. Return to your starting point in Bangkok in the evening.

Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

5. Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Discover Bangkok's vibrant Chinatown food scene with this group tour. Follow your guide to street food stalls that have been recommended by the Michelin Guide. Find out more about the history of these stalls and learn what dishes each stall is known for. Meet your guide in front of the River City Complex and ride a local Tuk Tuk to your first Chinatown destination, Lim Lao Now. Taste the fishball egg noodle dish. Walk down a narrow street to Yaowarat road to try fresh off the fryer Chinese Pa Tong Go Savoey doughnuts. Head to Nai Ek's rolled noodles shop. Taste perfectly cooked, thinly rolled-up rice noodles that resemble mini-cigars. Continue to another place for crab-fried rice topped with lime and chilies in fish sauce. Tour the area and see Rajadamnoen Avenue which links the Grand Palace to Dusit Palace. Finally, stroll to Jay Fai, which is the only Thai street stall with a Michelin star. Hear more about this food stall from your guide. Choose to end your tour with drop-off at the artsy Teens Of Thailand bar on the fringes of Chinatown, or go back to the Samyan MRT station.

Bangkok: 4-Hour Food Tour with Klong Boat Ride

6. Bangkok: 4-Hour Food Tour with Klong Boat Ride

Get a deeper understanding of Thai cuisine and culture, a belly full of delicious food, and memories of a historic area in Bangkok rarely visited by outsiders. Start your tour next to Siam Pier at 10:30 AM and be greeted by your guide. Hop aboard one of the klong boats for a scenic cruise along the canals. Get an insight into life in Bangkok as your guide tells you stories and anecdotes about the buildings you pass. Hop off for a bowl of old-style Hokkien noodles from a popular restaurant. Savor the thick udon noodles smothered in a rich beef or pork stew and learn about the origins of this famous dish. After, navigate the old streets, stopping for the best banana fritters in town cooked up in a local home-style kitchen factory. Dive into one of Bangkok's oldest markets which has been serving up dishes to locals since 1899. Here, visit the best stalls and delve into another dozen dishes, like crispy catfish salads, fresh spring rolls with cured sausage and pickles, freshwater fish steamed curry topped with coconut cream, and more mouth-watering bites. Between courses, enjoy a guided tour of the area and learn about local life in this peaceful part of Bangkok. See the wooden remains of the city's oldest silent cinema and discover why this was once the entertainment district. Then, say goodbye to your fellow guests at the market. Your guide will help direct you back to your hotel or find transport for you should you wish.

Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk

7. Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk

Discover the beauty of Bangkok by night, and visit sites that most tourists only see during the daytime. Zip thorugh the streets of Bangkok in the back of a tuk-tuk and stop to try some delicious food and drinks. Visit sights like the Wat Pho, Wat Aru, the flower market, and Chinatown. Take a walk through local Bangkok night markets, such as the 24-hour flower market that comes to life as the night goes on. You may even be surprised with stops at places you’ve never heard of! While the temple buildings may be closed at night the grounds are often beautifully lit up at night and you will walk around two temples including the famous Wat Arun. You’ll also stop to sample some of the best food in the city, whether that be random snacks in a market, some of the city’s best noodles, or dessert in Chinatown. You certainly won’t go hungry, so there’s no need to eat beforehand! Vegetarian food options are available throughout the tour. During most of the tour you’ll get around by tuk tuk, and traveling at night should mean a lot less traffic and cooler temperatures than during the day.

From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

8. From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

The markets of Thailand are some of the country’s most quintessential experiences; they give you a lively peek inside the more traditional culture of a country that often lives by water (or in this case, by the railroad tracks as well). On this full-day guided tour, you'll be taken to the most iconic markets on the outskirts of Bangkok, ending with a relaxing firefly boat tour to wind down from the day’s excitement. Maeklong Train Market is a fresh market situated right by a well-worn railroad. Watch the vendors expertly close and open their awnings to make room as the trains pass by. Wat Bang Kung is a striking Buddhist temple engulfed by the roots of a massive Banyan Tree. Learn about its bloody battle history and see the Golden Buddha inside. Located on the Amphawa canal, the Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand's more popular floating markets. Visit this riverside market and see vendors selling delicious treats like sweets and seafood, or browse some of the shophouses and restaurants. After sunset, when the lights have dimmed, you'll wind down with a relaxing river cruise. Your boat will take you a little further out where it is dark enough to see the fireflies, before heading back to your accommodations at 9:00 PM, ending a day of simple pleasures and tastes with the comforting sight of these lightning bugs.

From Bangkok: Floating and Railway Markets Tour

9. From Bangkok: Floating and Railway Markets Tour

Experience the diversity of Thai life by visiting 2 vibrant markets and 2 farms in Samut Songkhram. You'll have a chance to shop by boat and visit floating stalls, then get back on land to learn hands-on coconut and salt farming skills from locals.  Meet your guide at your hotel to set off for your first excursion of the day, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, located on Thailand’s longest canal.  Visit vendors and sample Thai foods, such as sweet mango on sticky rice, freshly made coconut ice cream, and Thai-style boat noodles as you tour the market by longtail boat. Learn about the history of this 100-year-old tradition of selling goods on the water.  Continue exploring, making your way to Mae Klong Railway Market, where vendors set up shop alongside the train tracks, selling everything from dried spices and durian fruit to seafood and meats. Since 1905, the trains and vendors have co-existed: the train signals and people rush to remove their stalls, earning this spot the nickname, "umbrella pull-down market.” This vibrant activity takes place several times a day. Next up is a quieter scene at a nearby coconut sugar farm. Learn how Thai farmers produce coconut nectar: watch a demonstration of the liquid being boiled and pasteurized. Take part in a mini-workshop where you get to stir the nectar as it pasteurizes to become a drinkable delicacy.  Spend the last of your day trip at a field where sea salt is produced. Discover this fascinating type of saltwater farming, watching the farmer harness the strength of sunlight and wind. Join a short salt-rubbing workshop, then snap some photos before being taken back to your hotel. Explore Thailand more after the tour, with an augmented reality (AR) app (download instructions received after booking on confirmation voucher). Use your smartphone to access this interactive experience where the real world is enhanced by technology.

Bangkok: Discover the Secret of Chinatown with Food Tasting

10. Bangkok: Discover the Secret of Chinatown with Food Tasting

Ever wanted to spontaneously book a tour on the same day you take it? Chinatown will have you discovering the history and significance of the area in just two hours! You can also choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Meet up with your friendly TripGuru outside Wat Mangkon station to begin the walking tour. The first stop on the tour is Wat Mangkon Kamalawat (Wat Leng Noei Yi). This temple is the largest and most important Chinese temple in the city and was built in the classic Chinese architectural style. Marvel at the stately structure and opt to make an offering in the temple before heading to the inner streets and alleyways of Chinatown. One of the integral facets of Chinatown is its food culture. Wander around the narrow walkways and see vendors selling delicious dishes and snacks such as rolled rice noodle soup, deep-fried dough sticks, fish balls with noodles and fish wontons, and shrimp wontons. Your knowledgeable foodie TripGuru will tell you about the history and stories behind these delicious eats. Feel free to try these scrumptious foods for yourself to wholly experience Chinatown at its best.

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What people are saying about Bangkok

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We had a great day on this trip! Everything ran so smoothly. We were picked up at our hotel and firstly taken to a local salt farm. Here, we were lucky enough to catch the train to the Maeklong Railway Market, which takes you to and through the market itself. There is lots to see, smell and experience at the market, as well seeing the train make its way back through from the sidelines! We where then taken to the floating market where we were took a boat through the canals to see the vendors/what they had to sell. We really enjoyed our lunch here, the coconut ice cream & coconut pancakes are a must! We can’t recommend our guide Pete enough! He was so kind and informative, sharing lots of interesting information and local custom with us throughout the day. He was even kind enough to share some of his breakfast with us as we hadn’t had chance to grab anything before boarding the bus! Thanks Pete, we had a brilliant day exploring the markets of Bangkok with you

We had an excellent morning with a very talented cook who taught us to make some delicious food after she took us around the market and gave us lots of information about different foods used in Thailand. Would highly recommend

Great tour, delicious food (and plenty of it). Awesome experience included water taxi and tuk tuk, guides Tom and Annie were knowledgeable and shared yummy local food with us. Recommend this tour whilst in Bangkok

Everything went well! Our tour guide Tiger picked us up at the hotel on time. We spent a super nice day with him and learned a lot about the country and its people... again anytime! Thank you dear Tiger!!!

The exceptional guide and the highly recommended excursion. Everything is great