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Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets

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Bangkok, Thailand
Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets

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icon6 to 7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered 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
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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
  • Shangri-La Bangkok , 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
  • The Siam , 3/2 Thanon Khao Vachirapayabal, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand
  • Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok , 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
  • Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok , 28 Charoenkrung Soi 70 Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120 Thailand
  • The Peninsula Bangkok , 333, Charoennakhon Road Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
  • 9:00 AM
    Pick up from the main lobby of your hotel in Bangkok​ (except​ hotel​ near airports). Please​ advise​ the​ name​ of​ your​ hotel​ when​ booking.
    • 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
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY Quality Thai Guide
    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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      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
      See all safety measures taken by Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets.
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      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
      See all safety measures taken by Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets.
      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
      See all safety measures taken by Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets.
      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
      See all safety measures taken by Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets.

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      • "If you get Harry you will be guaranteed a fun day." See review

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      star-5
      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.
      star-5
      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.
      icon 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
      star-5
      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!
      star-5
      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.
      star-5
      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!
      star-5
      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.
      star-5
      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.
      star-3
      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.
      star-5
      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!
      star-5
      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.

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