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Private Excursion to Maeklong​ Railway and​ Floating Markets

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


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)
Thai food (Boat noodle, Pad Thai and other authentic Thai food), fruits, desserts and drink
Accident Insurance
Any extra fees which is not mentioned in the itinerary
Alcohol drink
Tipping and gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

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

Due​ to​ the​ road​ construction​ on​ the​ way​ to Maeklong​ railway​ market​ which​ cause​ traffic​ jam, travelers​ may​ be​ required​ to depart​ from​ the hotel​ earlier​ at​ 06:45​ a.m.​ (depended​ on​ hotel​ location).

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Quality Thai Guide

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


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Great Adventure!
, 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
, 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!
Very interesting tour and great tour guide
, 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!
, 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!
, 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!
, 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...
, 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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