Maeklong Railway & Floating Market Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

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Our Maeklong Railway & Floating Market Tour will take you to two of the most famous markets in Thailand, all in one day! It’s a day packed full of famous landmarks, traditional culture, mysterious architecture and much much more!

The day will start with a private pickup direct from your hotel by one of our friendly, English-speaking guides who will be your tour guide and entertainer for the day!


7:30 AM – Pick up at HOTEL_NAME
9:00 AM – Arrive at the legendary Damnoen Sudak Floating Market
9:00 AM – Explore the floating market on a rowboat
10:30 AM – Watch the train go by at the Maeklong Railway Market
11:30 AM – Lunch time!
12:45 PM – Explore the temple in the trees at Wat Bang Kung
2:30 PM – Walk through the belly of the beast at Wat Samphran Dragon Temple
3:30 PM – Return back to your hotel
4:00 PM – Arrive back at your hotel

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All entrance tickets

Bottled water


Private boat ride at the Floating market

Private tour guide

Private transportation

Wet towels

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Witness the river packed with wooden boats that are overflowing with fruit and vegetables. The scene is colorful, loud, and totally unique, just as you’d expect from a Thai market.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
The Maeklong Railway Market is exactly as it sounds. A market that takes place along the Maeklong Railway. Vendors sell everything from fruits, vegetables, and meats, to souvenirs and clothing. The train goes through the market eight times per day, and when it heads down the tracks vendors coolly move their stations out of its path.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wat Bang Kung
Wat Bang Kung is one of the most unique temples in Thailand. The temple has been engulfed by the roots and branches of large banyan trees over the course of several centuries, making it completely overtaken by nature. The temple provides a seamless combination of pure natural beauty and serene spiritualism.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wat Samphran
The temple is notable for its 17-story tall pink cylindrical building with a gigantic red-and-green dragon sculpture curling around the entire height. The interior of the dragon sculpture contains a spiraling flight of stairs, which has however deteriorated to a poor condition in places. It also contains a huge Buddha statue as well as many additional Buddhist statues.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wat Phra Chetuphon
The temple is first on the list of six temples in Thailand classed as the highest grade of the first-class royal temples. It is associated with King Rama I who rebuilt the temple complex on an earlier temple site. It became his main temple and is where some of his ashes are enshrined.

• Admission Ticket Free

Wat Arun
Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmarks. The first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.

• Admission Ticket Free

Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)
Loha Prasat, which means iron castle, is composed of five towers, of which the outer, middle and the center towers contain large black iron spires.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chinatown - Bangkok
Chinatown is in one of the oldest areas of Bangkok. It is the result of the resettlement of Chinese on the west bank of Chao Phraya River after King Rama I moved the capital of the kingdom from Thonburi to Rattanakosin.

• Admission Ticket Free

Lumpini Park
Lumpini Park is a 360 rai park in Bangkok, Thailand. The park offers rare open public space, trees, and playgrounds in the Thai capital and contains an artificial lake where visitors can rent boats

• Admission Ticket Free

Khaosan Road
Khaosan Road is a short street in central Bangkok, Thailand constructed in 1892 during the reign of Rama V. It is known as one of the coolest party streets in the capital.

• Admission Ticket Free

Wat Ratchabophit
Wat Ratchabophit is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok along Khlong Khu Mueang Doem, not far from Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. The temple was built during the reign of King Rama V.

• Admission Ticket Free

Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
The Talat flower market is a market in Bangkok, Thailand, that sells flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It is the primary flower market of Bangkok and has been cited as a "place of symbolic value" to Bangkok residents

• Admission Ticket Free

The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew command respect from all who have walked in their sacred grounds. Built in 1782, and served as the home of Thai Kings and the Royal court for 150 years, The Grand Palace continues to have visitors in awe with its beautiful architecture and intricate detail. Wat Pra Kaew enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), a sacred Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of emerald.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chinatown / Yaowarat
Bangkok's Chinatown is a colorful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area, packed with market stalls and probably the highest concentration of gold shops in the city. During major festivities like Chinese New Year and the Vegetarian Festival, the dynamism and spirit of celebration spread across town like wildfire, and if you happen to be around, don’t miss an opportunity to witness Chinatown Bangkok at its best.

• Admission Ticket Free

State Tower
Sky Bar boasts sweeping views from the top of State Tower, one of Bangkok's tallest buildings. With its highly visible golden dome, the bar is tucked away in a corner of the award-winning, open-air Sirocco restaurant on the 64th floor. Sky Bar's counter is illuminated and changes color every few minutes.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees. The market is home to more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer.

• Admission Ticket Free

Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson’s 3 decades of dedication to the revival of Thai silk, then a dying art, changed the industry forever. After he mysteriously disappeared into the jungles of Malaysia, he left a legacy behind, which is reflected through his vast collections of Thai art and antiques now on display at the Jim Thompson’s House and Museum. It's a lovely complex of 6 Thai-style teakwood houses that are preserved in their original glory.

• Admission Ticket Free

Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique: The Riverfront is a successful combination of 2 of Bangkok’s most popular shopping experiences: a night bazaar and a mall. You can find it 10 minutes downriver from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station. Once a bustling international trade port, it has been transformed with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed inside a huge replica warehouse complex.

• Admission Ticket Free

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is a large aquarium that is 3 storeys underneath the glitzy Siam Paragon shopping mall. It’s an aquatic wonderland the size of 3 Olympic swimming pools – the underground aquarium is one of the largest in Southeast Asia.

• Admission Ticket Free

Phra Sumen Fort
14 forts were built during the reign of King Rama I to protect the borders of the Old City, but most have disappeared over the years. Only Phra Sumen Fort and Mahakhan Fort have managed to remain in Bangkok.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
Wat Saket Ratcha Wora Maha Wihan in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, Bangkok, Thailand. The temple dates back to the Ayutthaya era, when it was known as Wat Sakae (วัดสะแก). When Bangkok became the capital, King Rama I (1737–1809) renovated the temple and gave it its present name. Its name roughly translated as "wash hair". Since it was believed that on the way the king returned from the war. He stopped by to take a bath and wash his hair here, before entering inner city.

• Admission Ticket Free

Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
The Erawan Shrine, formally the Thao Maha Phrom Shrine, is a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, which houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. It often features performances by Thai dance troupes who are hired by worshippers in return for seeing their prayers answered at the shrine

• Admission Ticket Free

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. The centre includes cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops, and an art library. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene. The number of visitors has risen from 300,000 in BACC's first year in 2007 to 1.7 million visitors in 2017.

• Admission Ticket Free

Vimanmek Mansion
The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal villa in Bangkok, Thailand. It is in the Dusit Palace complex in Dusit District. As of 2019 it has been dismantled to allow for foundation repairs and will be rebuilt upon their completion.

• Admission Ticket Free

King Power Mahanakhon
King Power MahaNakhon, formerly known as MahaNakhon, is a mixed-use skyscraper in the Silom/Sathon central business district of Bangkok, Thailand. It was opened in December 2016. It features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. Following transfer of the first residential units in April 2016, at 314.2 metres with 77 floors, it was recognized as the tallest building in Thailand on 4 May 2016 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

• Admission Ticket Free

Wat Suthat
Wat Suthat Thepwararam is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a royal temple of the first grade, one of ten such temples in Bangkok. Construction was begun by King Rama I in 2350 BE.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market
Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market is in Bang Nam Phueng Subdistrict, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province adjacent to Wat Bang Nam Phueng Nai temple and considered as a part of Bang Kachao, a good atmosphere area on bend of the Chao Phraya River. The market was inaugurated in 2004 by the local subdistrict authority to help locals move an oversupply of agricultural products.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rama VIII Bridge
The Rama VIII Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. It was built to alleviate traffic congestion on the nearby Phra Pinklao Bridge. Construction of the bridge took place from 1999 to 2002. The bridge was opened on 7 May 2002 and inaugurated on 20 September, the birth anniversary of the late King Ananda Mahidol, after whom it is named.

• Admission Ticket Free

Wat Pak Nam
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen is a royal wat located in Phasi Charoen district, Bangkok, at the Chao Phraya River. It is part of the Maha Nikaya fraternity and is the origin of the Dhammakaya tradition.

• Admission Ticket Free


Amazing day!
Bonnie5369, 21-06-2022
Our tour guide Kaew and driver (sorry I forgot his name) are amazing! I have to say I was a little low spirited before the tour because I arrived after midnight the day before, was still severely jet-lagged, and was not used to the heat in Bangkok in June. Kaew made this day trip utterly smooth and enjoyable in spite of all of that. We were picked up from the hotel and got into a car with awesome amenity (cooler with water, sanitizing supply, reclied chair that you can lie down flat!).

Kaew made sure we visit each place at a good time. We visited the railway market in the morning while it was not too crowded. Got some fresh fruit there. The Mangosteen were one of the best I have ever had. I also see many local people shopping there.

Kaew is also very mindful of the religious traditions while we visit the temples, and shared details about culture and history. She took so many beautiful photos for us!

The schedule is very much catered to our needs. At each stop, we were offered many options for food/snacks, but we were never presured to have anything. We had a late lunch at the end of the trip instead of eating at the floating market because we were just not feeing that hungry at noon, and Kaew happily offered alternative choices that are also very delicious. I enjoyed the rice soup at the floating market and the boat ride. There are lots of snacks and shopping opporutunities on the water. Kaew took care of all the ordering with vendors, making the best choices for us with considerations of our preferences (we don't eat spicy food). We enjoyed every dish. Kaew also offers various drinks to keep us hydrated.

Our drive is also very experienced and nice. The whole ride was smooth. We never needed to wait for more than a couple minutes to get into the car. There were plenty of restroom stops throughout the day. Finally, I appreciate how down-to-earth, warm-hearted and genuine Kaew is. I'd recommend her to anybody!
Great experience
philipl536, 01-07-2022
Kaew was an amazing guide! She catered the tour based on what we were interested, how we were feeling, and the weather. She was very knowledgeable about the different locations we visited and we learned a lot from her. She also helped us get a ton of delicious food from the different spots. Overall, it was a very relaxing and fun trip, would recommend to everyone!
A great day
Anastacia_D, 21-05-2022
This tour was amazing. Oil was a great tour guide. From the extra luxe van that drove us to canoeing on the canal to seeing the dragon building, everything was great! I definitely recommend.
White Glove service Tour
505alejandrap, 10-07-2022
Kaew our tour guide was the highlight of our time in Bangkok. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and organized. Honestly we felt like we were being shown around by a long time friend. The transportation was comfortable with AC, cold drinks and wet towels to escape the heat in between excursions . We loved every second of the itinerary it was seamlessly followed by delicious meals which accommodated our allergies. We had great conversation with Kaew translating & teaching us the local tongue, this was by far the best tour we have experienced in Bangkok worth the price as the service was exceptional & felt intimate .
13jasmine, 27-06-2022
It was an absolutely delightful and amazing tour from start to finish! The tour guide, Armeen, who was assigned to our tour is by far the best. He was instrumental in customising to our needs, schedule and interest.

The ride was spacious, and our driver Dong made sure we were more than comfortable after each location.

I am in awe of this wonderful experience and would definitely engage both Armeen and Dong for our next trip.

Highly recommended if you are looking for a customised and insightful tour outside Bangkok city centre, and a whole lots of VIP treatment ◡̈
Must do experience!
allisoncD9422JI, 31-12-2022
Highly recommend this tour! Lyft was our guide and she was fantastic.

Even before our tour we had great communication via whats app on timing and details. We were picked up from our hotel in a very comfy van and they provided drinks and towels. We then had about 1 hr ride to the maeklong market. After we went to a coconut farm and for some great coconut sugar. The floating market was great and can be touristy. We didn’t buy anything on the Canal so they took us a back way and we loved seeing a different view. Lyft helped us order food for lunch and bargain for goods.

A bonus of a private tour is you have your own personal photographer to take photos!
Unique experience!
Tom_P, 16-11-2022
The Maeklong Railway and the floating markets were an absolutely unique experience - I’ve never seen anything like it before. We took a private tour which meant we could go at our own pace, and our tour guide Chaiya was more than happy taking photos for us
An amazing and unique tour!
tompo140, 14-11-2022
We had a great time today exploring the railway market (a unique experience!), the floating market and various temples. There’s lots of travel involved but very well worth it - and our guide Chaiya was very friendly and took lots of photos for us. Thank you for a great day!
Great day out from Bangkok
MTDW, 10-11-2022
Great for a 1-day excursion from Bangkok, feels really well organised with a break down of itinerary sent the day before. Our tour guide, Meaw, was also very knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect if you want to see the floating market and the railway market.
Well Organized, Valued Tour & New Experience
Amer A, 07-11-2022
It is highly recommended for whom had short time in Bangkok and would like to try something new, non traditional and to know more about Thailand culture and food.
The guide was friendly, welcoming and programme well organized.

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