Cleaning and safety practices
Wandering around Maeklong (Risky) Market
Witnessing a train pass within inches of market and people
The more relaxed, traditional Thai floating market; Amphawa
Boat ride to look at the fireflies in the dark of night
Comfortable, roundtrip transfers
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Local, English speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
All entrance fees
Food and drinks
Know Before You Book
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.).
Operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
Price for children ages 2-11 years applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Hotel pick up may be 30-60 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location). Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
Should your travel plans change after booking, do not worry. I Asia Thailand will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge.
I Asia Thailand has an exclusive partnership with 'Safety in Asia’. Being specialists in Health & Safety management in the hospitality industry, they will guide us on the best hygiene practices available. 'Safety in Asia' is FTO (Federation of Tour Operators) approved
What you can expect
Maeklong Market is a unique, 'must-see attraction' that should be on every visitor's itinerary. It is called 'Risky Market' because there is a train track that runs directly through the middle of the market. Literally within seconds of the train passing through the market vendors have to pull their goods, and themselves, out of the way. The precision timings and movements of everyone involved are fascinating to witness. Amphawa Weekend Evening Floating Markets is equally unique and special and well worth a visit!
After being collect from your centrally located Bangkok hotel, your guide will narrate for interesting peculiarities you'll see along the way to Samut Songkram Province and specifically Maeklong Railway Market. Hoop Rom Market is commonly called Siang Tai or Risky Market, as it is situated beside, and on top of, the actual train tracks.
You will be amazed as you see a train coming around the bend and directly into the market. Vendors rush to pulled back their parasols and umbrellas and clear their goods back to within inches of the passing train. And in less than a minute, everything is quickly back out so that they can get back to the job at hand - selling their seafoods, fruits, meat and vegetables to the local shoppings.
This is followed by a drive to the Amphawa Floating Markets to see hundreds of paddle boats selling Thai traditional food by the river. When night falls you will board a motor boat and cruise along the canal to see the villagers going about their normal routines by the river. And if you are lucky enough, you will get to see fireflies light up the night and dart around in the cloudless skies above.
Depart for Bangkok and return to the hotel.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Hand sanitizer provided