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Bangkok Floating Market & Boat Ride to an Orchid Farm

1. Bangkok Floating Market & Boat Ride to an Orchid Farm

Join me on an extraordinary adventure through time as we step into the enchanting realm of the Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market. This hidden gem holds secrets waiting to be discovered. Unlike its larger, tourist-infested counterparts, this vibrant market is a sanctuary of authenticity and local charm. Prepare to immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience as we traverse the intricate network of canals aboard a traditional long-tail boat. Our journey will take us past emerald-green foliage, revealing glimpses of local life that thrive along the waterways. Along the way, we'll encounter an orchid farm, where nature's delicate masterpieces bloom in vibrant hues.

Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market & Floating Market Tour

2. Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market & Floating Market Tour

Whether you’re an avid shopper or simply want to experience Bangkok’s unique market culture, this shopping tour is for you. Begin with a long-tail boat ride through Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, then take a trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market, popular with both locals and visitors. After hotel pickup, begin at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, one of the closest floating markets to the city. Stay in Bangkok to save on travel time and see boats filled with fresh produce and other goods as you sail down the canal on a long-tail boat. See the local communities living along the canals, and look for Bangkok's famous water dragons lazing on the edges or swimming in the water. Chat with the locals and try some local produce along the way. After cruising down the canal, head to JJ Market, more commonly known as the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This market is one of the largest markets in Thailand, with over 15,000 stalls and 11,000 vendors. The market is so large it has its own map. Stroll along the aisles and taste some local street food from one of the many kiosks. Go souvenir hunting for items and clothes to take back home. Your guide is on-hand to help you navigate your way around and find the best bargains. At the end of your Bangkok shopping tour, return to your hotel or you may like to stay at Chatuchak to continue exploring at your own pace.

Bangkok: E-Scooter Jungle Tour in Bangkok

3. Bangkok: E-Scooter Jungle Tour in Bangkok

Escape the concrete jungle of Bangkok city center and go for an E-Scooter ride on what’s known as Bangkok’s Jungle island - Bang Krachao. You'll meet you at near Khlong Toei Pier, from there you’ll walk to the pier where we board a local ferry boat to cross the Chao Phraya River. As soon as you get off the boat at the other side of the river, it feels like we arrived in a totally different world. No high-rise buildings, almost no traffic and lots of trees and plants. Welcome to the ‘Green Lung’ of Bangkok! You’ll receive a short demonstration on how to operate your electric scooter before starting. After we set off we’ll scoot along at a laid-back pace making sure you’re feeling comfortable and enjoying the scooter ride. We'll take you off-the-beaten track to places that would be hard to find as a tourist, you’ll see: mangrove forests, coconut plantations and gardens of the hidden oasis as you scoot the quiet pathways at a relaxed pace. Look out for birds, squirrels and even lizards, and stop for refreshments at an old betel nut plantation. After exploring the island you’ll sit down by the river for some lunch before crossing back over, where you’ll get back to your accommodation.

Longtail Boat Adventure to the Local Weekend Floating Market

4. Longtail Boat Adventure to the Local Weekend Floating Market

Looking for an authentic Thai adventure? Join us as we visit the Weekend Floating Market in one of our authentic teak boats. Experience firsthand the traditional Thai way of life as the locals did 100 years ago when Bangkok was just a small town at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. We provide you with a chance to see many local spots that most tourists never glimpse, no matter how often they visit the area. A fresh and different cultural experience, this is sure to be an unforgettable tour of Bangkok. You can see the Weekend Floating Market, the exotic Orchid Nursery, the Hidden Forest Temple, and many others. You might also witness local children enjoying the water, or the ice cream boat going by.

Local Weekend Markets: Khlong Lat Mayom & Chatuchak Tour

5. Local Weekend Markets: Khlong Lat Mayom & Chatuchak Tour

After pick-up from your hotel at 8:00 AM, you will be driven to Khlong Lat Mayom floating market. This small market is a great place to stroll around and sample delicious Thai street food dishes. Although not many vendors sell things from their boats, the fantastic market on land right next to the water makes up for it. This charming market will give you a taste of local life, as nearly no tourists come here. You will leave Khlong Lat Mayom at about 11.00 AM to visit Or Tor Kor market, known for its premium fresh fruit, vegetables and food. The Or Tor Kor market is packed with perfect produce, and is full of exotic fruits and vegetables that are unique to Thailand, as well as imported specialties from around Asia. Customers also shop here for seafood, sweets and cooked foods. The market offers a wide selection of prepared curry pastes and spices for you to take back home, and there is a food court filled with Thai specialties. The last stop will be at Chatuchak Weekend Market. With more than 15,000 retailers in 27 sections, this market is the largest weekend market in the world. Enjoy the fun of bargaining as you browse the incredible variety of merchandise on offer, from the latest fashion items and vintage decor, to Thai crafts and wooden tables. Although the market officially opens at 7:00 AM, shoppers usually go in the afternoon when the weather is cooler. After finishing your shopping, you will be driven back to your hotel at around 4:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 26 reviews

We had such an amazing time! Our tour guide was fantastic and was passionate about her job and teaching us about the local foods. Our driver was great as well and both were very professional and always on time. We enjoyed the boat and all our stops along the way including the orchid farm and walking around several markets. We would highly recommend this tour as it exceeded our expectations. We learned about different foods and were given suggestions on what to try, and also were able to learn more about Thai culture along the way. We had plenty of time to explore the markets and shop - we never felt rushed. Would highly recommend!

This tour was the best tour my husband and I have ever taken (and we travel a lot)! We were lucky to have our guide Nui all to ourselves and she is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The tour takes you out of the most touristy parts of Bangkok where you can see how most people here live. Nui bought us delicious foods to try, and as a bonus, took really amazing pictures of us. This tour is a MUST DO for a 2+ day stay in Bangkok. Thank you Nui!

Guide is kind but he did not picked me up at hotel. We met at meeting point instead. Local market and canal tour is fun but not with many floating boats. Chautuchak market do not need the tour guide. Good tour to see the local people but a little bit expensive for the service.