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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: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

2. 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. 

Bangkok: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

3. 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.

From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

4. 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.

Bangkok: 4-Hour Food Tour with Klong Boat Ride

5. 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. 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: Chef Designed Food Tour For 8 Exclusive Guests

6. Bangkok: Chef Designed Food Tour For 8 Exclusive Guests

Enjoy a feasting tour of 16+ tastings that invites guests on a culinary experience around the backstreets of old Bangkok. It's a food tour designed by a chef, led by our team of professional foodie guides. Join Bangkok's #1 food tour company. Many are unaware of China's centuries-long influence on Thailand that has permeated much of Thai cuisine. From noodles to stir fries, it's time to feast on the history of this culinary marriage. In small groups of up to 8 exclusive guests, these passionate foodie guides take you on a journey around the alleyways of Yaowarat, Bangkok's Chinatown. If you don't want to spoil the surprises, prepare to drool over crispy chive dumplings with nam jim jaew sauce, mop up rich satay with charcoal-grilled chicken, work chopsticks over slow-braised pork, and delve into fragrant steamy bowls of shrimp dumplings and tum yum goong seafood soup. The tour concludes back at the start point, the Shanghai Mansion hotel, located along Yaowarat Road in all its neon glory. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand.

From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

7. 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.

From Bangkok: Floating and Railway Markets Tour

8. 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: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

9. Bangkok: Midnight Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Get off the beaten tourist tracks and follow a well-planned route to savor typical Isan food from northeast Thailand, the best Pad Thai in town, scrumptious chicken fried noodles, and much more. See the landmarks of the Old Town along the way as you pass temples and flower markets without the tourist crowds. Enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the Chao Phraya River with Wat Arun on the other side of town. The experience will end just before midnight and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok downtown by a tuk-tuk driver.  

Bangkok: Street Art and Street Food Walking Tour

10. Bangkok: Street Art and Street Food Walking Tour

Head out to discover the delicious flavors of authentic Thai street food as you taste 9 different dishes during the tour. Explore different neighborhoods and admire both architecture and street art along the way. Visit the riverside Klong San Market and take some time to tour the many stalls in the bazaar. Start your tour at 9 am by the Saphan Taksin Station. From there, head to a fresh market where you’ll sample roasted duck with rice at a famous local restaurant more than 100 years old. Walking along Charoenkrung Road, try beloved street food like Thai milk tea, mataba (stuffed pancakes), Thai BBQ snacks, fresh fruit, papaya salad, and sticky rice. After stuffing yourself with delicious Thai goodies, explore the nearby side streets, weaving in between hidden Buddhist temples and small local communities. Admire some colorful Bangkok street art along the way. Board a ferry across the river to visit Klong San Market. This riverside bazaar, more popular with the locals than with foreigners, is a great place to roam and explore. Browse the stalls looking for souvenirs, take photos of the colorful produce, or if you’ve still got some room, sample even more local eats per your guide’s recommendation. After spending an hour at the Klong San Market, head back across the river and stop at a beautiful Catholic church, strolling through the old colonial neighborhood before trying yen ta fo. The latter is also known as pink noodle soup for the pinkish tinge the sauce lends the white noodles. You’ll end the tour at the Si Phraya Express Boat Pier, where you can snap postcard-perfect photos of the cityscape from across the river.

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based on 301 reviews

This was our first time on Bangkok, so we decided to book a tour. Our Guide was Angie, she was so sweet and friendly, she ensured we had the best experience. On our way to Maeklong Train Market we learned about the country, history and religion. What I really appreciated was Angie taking her time showing us and explaining the Thai food at the markets. Both Maeklong and Floating Market. Thanks to her we got to taste delicious 'treats'. The tour definitely was worth it!

Joe was the best guide he was so knowledgeable and friendly and told us all about his home city of Bangkok. He ensured we had a perfect time and had every photo and video to remember. The boat ride in the floating market was the best thing we did in Bangkok!! He was able to get to each location before all the other tourists arrived. We had no queue for the boat and had a seat on the train ride.

My mum and I really enjoyed the trip. The transaction was seamless and it took us to where the important stuff were. Tour guide was informative and speaks English really well. Will definitely recommend.

Super fun and our guide is so informative. Tell us the history of every place that we visited. Very recommended!

A must do for first timer in bangkok. Best 4 hours in bangkok.