Floating Market Food Tour|Experience Thai's local food & traditional market Floating Market Food Tour|Experience Thai's local food & traditional market
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Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour

4.86 97 Reviews Chinese
Availability : 7am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Duration : 12 hours
Tour Type : join-in / private tour
Group Size : 2 - 8
Travel Mode : van + walking + row boat
Meet :your hotel
End :your hotel
Remark
  • Vegetarian option available (cannot avoid animal products e.g. fish sauce, oyster sauce, egg.) Put 'vegetarian' in the diet restriction box when you book.
  • Not suitable for people with seafood allergy
  • A dress code applies (see detail)

Tour takes place rain or shine


Why this experience?

Your trip in Thailand cannot be completed without visiting floating markets around Bangkok. This experience takes you to 3 of the best traditional floating markets near Bangkok, and makes a side trip to the famous Mae Klong Railway Market for the moment a train cuts through the market. The floating markets are known among Thai diners as best places to find local delicacies, especially granny's dishes made with fresh and homegrown ingredients. As the markets are close to the Gulf of Thailand, they offer seafood dishes made from the freshest caught. You will enjoy delicious local dishes and snacks each market has to offer. Some are cooked and served straight from boat vendors!

Besides waterways trafficked by row wooden boats loaded with colorful fresh produces, the scene often seen on postcards, you will learn a lot about local ways of life. Barter system persists among the boat vendors, they switch items instead of paying with money. At the first floating market, we will take a row boat into a coconut orchard and see how coconut palm sugar is made. You will be charmed by the markets' old-school atmosphere. With wooden houses standing strong since 1960s and oldies tunes playing on records, this experience feels like a trip back into time.

Highlights

  • At Muslim restaurant in Bangrak, Bangkok

    3 distinct floating markets, each with different characters

    There are a few floating markets around Bangkok but we have selected 3 with distinct characters for you to experience. At Tha Kha Floating Market, you will get row boat vendors loaded with colorful produces, a perfect postcard picture. This is where local farmers meet to exchange their produces. Bang Noi Floating Market is a simple and quiet riverfront community. Whereas Amphawa, the biggest and most famous among the 3, are bustled with food stalls, restaurants, shops, and local visitors enjoying their day out.

  • Green Curry with Roti

    3 distinct floating markets, each with different characters

    There are a few floating markets around Bangkok but we have selected 3 with distinct characters for you to experience. At Tha Kha Floating Market, you will get row boat vendors loaded with colorful produces, a perfect postcard picture. This is where local farmers meet to exchange their produces. Bang Noi Floating Market is a simple and quiet riverfront community. Whereas Amphawa, the biggest and most famous among the 3, are bustled with food stalls, restaurants, shops, and local visitors enjoying their day out.

  • Strolling around in Bangrak street food alley, Bangkok

    Hot dishes cooked and served from boat vendors

    Floating kitchen as Thai people call it, watching these vendors prepare your dishes in their self-contained kitchens is quite amazing. Several of the dishes you eat on this experience, you will not find them anywhere else. On the list are mackerel fried rice, roasted banana in sweet coconut milk sauce, to name a few.

  • Strolling around in Bangrak street food alley, Bangkok

    The market that gives its way to a passing train

    At a glimpse, Mae Klong Railway Market looks like any upcountry Thai wet markets. But it is the only market in Thailand that is set on an active train track. When a train comes, vendors will roll their awnings and stalls back, let the train pass and resume their positions as if there has never been a train. Not everything gets rolled back though. Some vendors leave their produces on the ground, knowing that the train will pass fine above them. So, the vegetables lie only a few inches underneath the passing train! The moment an announcement for a passing train is made to the moment the vendors resume their positions counts less than 5 minutes. Get your camera ready!

  • Cruising over Chaophaya river, Bangkok

    Fun row boat ride into a coconut orchard

    Enjoy a beautiful scenery as you ride a row boat into a coconut orchard. We will get off at a villager's home, visit their coconut orchard, and see how they make coconut palm sugar, a famous local product.

  • Cruising over Chaophaya river, Bangkok

    Fun row boat ride into a coconut orchard

    Enjoy a beautiful scenery as you ride a row boat into a coconut orchard. We will get off at a villager's home, visit their coconut orchard, and see how they make coconut palm sugar, a famous local product.

  • Cruising over Chaophaya river, Bangkok

    The temple within a tree

    A mini version of Angkor Thom in Canbodia, the 400-year-old ordination hall of Wat Bangkoong Temple is overgrown by Banyan trees. It looks like the trees are holding the structure together. Inside the hall, there is fainted but beautiful murals on Buddha's life.

Itinerary

After a pick-up from your hotel, we leave Bangkok on a one-hour van ride to Maeklong Railway Market to see the amazing moment a train passes through. Then we head to Tha Kha Floating Market to have delicious breakfast cooked and served from row boat vendors. Here, we take a row boat ride on canals to a quiet residential neighborhood, enjoy canal-side scenery, visit a coconut orchard, and see the traditional method of coconut sugar making. The second market we visit is Bang Noi Floating Market which is similar to Amphawa but in a smaller scale. Here we'll relax at a coffee shop and try traditional coffee or a variety of other refreshing Thai drinks.

Next we move to Wat Bangkoong Temple, to see its tree-overgrown ordination hall and Thai faith in Buddhism and superstitious belief. We'll have a late delicious lunch at Amphawa Floating Market, explore its vintage ambience, before heading back to Bangkok. At each market, you'll have from 20 minutes up to an hour to explore it with the tour guide or on your own. The tour finishes when we drop you off at your hotel.

*The itinerary can be changed due to unexpected circumstances. We will do our best to notify you if any changes occur.

Private Tour Rates

The itinerary of a private Floating Market Food Tour is identical to that of a join-in one. But it is more exclusive because it’s just you and the tour guide. You can set your own pace. The start time is also more flexible, ranging from 6.00 am – 7.00 am. We can’t start the tour later than 7.00 am because of tight weekend traffic.

Number of guests 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax
Price Per Person THB 4,800 4,500 4,100 4,000 4,000 3,800 3,800
Number of guests Price Per Person THB
2 pax4,800
3 pax4,500
4 pax4,100
5 pax4,000
6 pax4,000
7 pax3,800
8 pax3,800
9 pax
*Note: This price is per person. It also does not include “ Pick up and drop off service”

What is included / not included?

  • Experienced & friendly licensed tour guide
  • 17+ dishes & drinks mentioned in the itinerary
  • Van & driver
  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off
  • Fees for admissions and activities mention in the itinerary
  • Accident insurance
  • Bangkok dining guide pamphlet
  • Gratuity

Cancellation Policy

If you like to cancel a booking, please notify us by email. The following cancellation fees apply

  • More than 7 days before departure, 10% of your payment.
  • 2 to 6 days before departure, loss of 50% of your payment.
  • From 48 hours before the tour starts, loss of all payments made.
  • Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all payments made.

Reviews

Over 300 travelers enjoyed this experience.
See what they say about it on TripAdvisor!

Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour- just rocks!

5.0

This was our best day in Bangkok- my group has decided:). The floating markets, amazing train market, a ride on a row boat to coconut farm all together was fantastic. You must definitely experiance it. It is a reall Thailand and it is so close to Bangkok hectic life. All the food you can taste is amazing... I miss it a lot.

by igitravel
Great tour and tour guide

5.0

My friend and I joined to the Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour. It was very well organized tour with a nice car and our very nice tour guide Nuch. If you want go out of Bangkok and see more local life and different things, this is what you need. We loved it.

by KutayUn
Turkey
All-day floating markets tour

5.0

I did the all-day floating markets tour on Saturday and it was wonderful. It was a great chance to get out of Bangkok into the beautiful countryside and included a peaceful boat ride through some canals and even a free 20-minute Thai massage! Lots of great food was included and there was plenty of time to browse the markets and buy additional food. The only problem was that the sheer variety of food available at the markets was so overwhelming you would need several days to try it all.

by g3158
United Kingdom
Floating market visit

5.0

Great tour! Met great people in our group! The lady was very knowledgeable and toured us in 3 différent Floating markets. I got to eat the best Pad Thai so far in my trip and also an out-of-this-world spicy crab Tom Yam I am still dreaming about! We are still trying to find better food as I am writing these lines and we were to very good places already. Definitely recommended. It also shows you the way people live and the tour was also very culture oriented. A very well spent full day! Would do it all over again!

by Luc D
Canada
Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour

5.0

Great tour led by Olive. We traveled by a very comfortable van about 1 1/2 hrs south of Bangkok to visit some of the less crowded and touristy markets. Olive was very helpful in selecting foods for us to try. It was a great day.

by dianeinny
United States
Floating Market tour

5.0

We had a great time on this tour, saw three different floating markets and the train market. Our guide was organized and informative. We tasted many delicious dishes and didn’t feel too rushed. It would’ve been nice to observe the cooking of the different dishes of it but overall this was a great company, very organized, and would definitely book again!

by K H

3,800 THB / adult

3,200 THB / child

(age 6-12)

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