Cleaning and safety practices
Maeklong Railway Market, otherwise known as Risky Market
Damnoen Saduak floating market
The unique temple in a Banyan Tree, Wat Kai Bang Kung
Amphawa Sugar Palm Factory
Traditional Thai food for Lunch in local restaurant
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private tour by air-conditioned Minivan in Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram provinces
English speaking Guide
Private long-tail speedboat ride to Damnoen Saduak floating market of approximately 30 minutes
Drinking water and Cold towel
Fruit Juice and snack during the tour
Thai Lunch at local restaurant
Paddle boat ride through the markets (optional extra, payable direct) if time permits
Any foods or drinks not mentioned as Inclusions
Know Before You Book
Infant 2 years and younger is complimentary with 2 paying adults
Children 3 years and over are priced same as the Adult Rate. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Infant seats are on Request Basis. Please advise at time of booking
If you have mobility problems, you may have difficulties getting into or out of the long-tailed speedboat. Please advise your guide of this at the commencement of the tour so you will be driven directly to the market
No unofficial stops on the way to/from the floating market to the nearby elephant camp or snake farm will be made on this tour
Not wheelchair accessible
A sarong will be provided free of charge for ladies should they need to cover their shoulders at Wat Bang Kung, as modest dress is required
Should your travel plans change, 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
This excellent full day Private guided tour takes you to several fascinating places that are just east of Bangkok in nearby Ratchaburi Province and Samut Songkhram Province.
At around 7.00am your Guide will come to pick you up from your centrally located Bangkok hotel upon which you will immediately head east for the drive out of Bangkok. First stop will be at Maeklong Railway Market, otherwise known as Talad Rom Hub. It is famously known around the world by the names of Umbrella Market or Risky Market. Whilst at first it appears to be just a normal market beside a railway station, you will soon realise that the market is actually sitting right on top of the railway tracks! It is filled with locals buying and selling products such as fruits and vegetables and much more, as you will see as your guide takes you for a short walk through the vibrant area. The highlight is when the train approaches and seconds before arrival the umbrellas are pulled back as people and merchandise is cleared off the tracks. It is mind-blowing to see how precise the vendors must be!
Then it is off to the most famous floating markets in Thailand. Hop into a long-tail speedboat for a thrilling canal ride to glimpse the timeless lifestyle of the people who reside along the interconnecting waterways of the Damnoen Saduak District. The eye-opening long-tail speedboat ride is extremely interesting. After approximately 30 minutes your boat will pull into the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Straight away you will experience the colourful scene of vendors selling a variety of products from their boats, including fresh produce, handicrafts and much more.
If time permits, you will be able to purchase a paddle boat ride in the market. Otherwise, seeing the action from the water's edge is just as illuminating and the guide will take you to stalls to try traditional foods or desserts such as coconut pancake, coconut juice and more.
Drive onto Wat Bang Kung, which is a unique temple hidden within the roots of a giant banyan tree. The beautiful natural surroundings alongside the western banks of the Maeklong River in Amphawa is filled with historical significance.
Enjoy Thai food at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch then visit Amphawa Sugar Palm Factory. Walk in the coconut plantation to see how sugar comes from the coconut flower then goes through a manufacturing process the traditional Thai way to become one of the main ingredients in Thai food and desserts.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- 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
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