Explore the unusual Maeklong Railway Market, where the vendors has to pull down the umbrellas every time the train passes to the station. Taste many foods and local snacks as well as explore very local market where the signature is seafood. On this tour, you will also explore the canal life and floating market at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. We combine the local life and iconic markets with the local food presentation. You will discover local canal life on longtail boat and enjoy the story from the experience guide.

  • Theme: Local Market, Adventure on canal, local life and Food

  • Group Type: Private

  • Availability: Daily

  • Start Time: 07.00-08.00 (recommend morning time)

  • Duration: 7-8 hrs

  • Transport Mode: Private air-conditioned car / minivan.

  • Min Age: N/A

  • Dietary Requirements: Can accommodate for vegetarians

  • Meeting Point: Pick up from your hotel

  • Walking Distance: Walking in the market

Why Choose This Experience?

This is a perfect tour if you would like to explore 2 iconic local markets super famous for their characters, the railway market and the floating market. You will discover more about local livelihood through lives in the market, canal tour, farm, and a temple. We will start from Bangkok and visit Maeklong Railway Market. Experience the unusual market where local vendors has to pull down the umbrellas every time the train passes (Talad Lom Hub). Explore more in the fresh market where seafood products are the best seller. Visit coconut sugar making in the traditional way and explore the canal, local life and famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market


Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are the iconic local markets of Thailand where one can easily do the day trip from Bangkok. We will visit a local market, coconut farm, temple and taste many local foods. This is a best tour to experience a local life through the markets and tackle the canal adventure on a longtail boat.

In this tour we travel by comfort of an air-conditioned car pick or minivan, with pick up and drop off from your hotel.

The Plan:

We will start by picking you up from hotel. After meeting the guide, we will take air-conditioned car to Maeklong Railway Market.

The first stop is the Maeklong Railway Market and see how the local vendors set their stall on the railway line and how they responds when the train passes the market. This action became the unusual scene of this market when every vendors pull down their umbrellas and keep their stall proficiently when the train passes by and immediately set up again on the railway line like nothing happen.

Explore Maeklong Fresh Seafood Market, one of the largest seafood markets in Thailand. Enthralled with the very fresh seafood product and learn local market life by an experienced guide. As well as, taste many interesting snacks and breakfast in the market

Back on the road and continue to the sugar making farm. Learn how sugar is made by coconut in a traditional style.

Next, we will go to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, sightseeing local life along the canals and coconut farm by a longtail boat. We will also stop at the local temple and fascinate by the Buddhism way of life.

You'll have a chance to shop on the boat and visiting floating stalls. Sample some sweets and lunch at local noodle shop in the canal.

At the end of the tour, we will return you to your hotel in Bangkok or help you find your way to wherever you are going next.

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Child price (aged 5-12): 1700THB / Children under 5 years-old are free of charge.

- Includes: All-inclusive of guide, food and drinks, transport during the tour, entrance fee, insurances, drop off.
- Excludes: Tips, personal expense, additional items,

All prices are in THB and include VAT. No additional booking fees apply.

Pick-up: Hotel pick up from Bangkok

Drop-off: Return to your hotel / accommodation in Bangkok or help you find your way to wherever you are going next in Bangkok.

Food and Dietary Requirements: This tour is intended for people who are interested in exploring food but we also can adapt this tour to specific dietary requirements. Please do inform us in advance.

Tours with children: Children are welcome but we may need to adapt according to the ages, especially with regards to time. Where possible we will take you to a local eatery but we appreciate that children can be selective in what they eat, and we have a range of options available. Your guide will review the options with you.

Food Safety: We take food safety very seriously and all the places that we eat at we believe are of an acceptable standard and cleanliness to take guests to, but it is impossible to 100% rule out any risk of food poisoning. Our food safety record is very good and we have found it more likely a customer will get sick from a hotel breakfast as from food prior to our tour than during it.

Private and Custom Tours: This tour is currently only run as a private tour as it allows us to adapt to you and your family’s needs. This includes customizing for your pick-up location.

If it rains: We have fun in the rain! Don’t worry, it will be more memorable!

Dress Code: It can be hot during the day, so we suggest comfortable cloths, sun glasses and sun screen.

Make a Booking:

  • - Advanced booking is required.
  • - If you have special requests or a large group we can customize this tour as a private tour for you.


(Involuntary) On the rare occasions when we, Expique, must cancel a trip, all payments received to date will be 100% refunded, which constitutes full settlement. There will be absolutely no deductions.

(Voluntary) If you, the client, must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the following formula:

  • - Cancellation more than 5 days before departure time: Full Refund - we hold the right to deduct payment processing fees of up to 5%
  • - Cancellation 2 – 4 days before departure time: 50% refund
  • - Less than 2 days (48 hours) before departure time or No show: No refund

Date Changes:

Guests are allowed to change date for free up to 5 days in advance. Less than 5 days in advance we have to charge a change fee as we still have a duty to pay our guides and vehicle suppliers who have reserved their day for us. Date changes are also subject to availabilty

  • - Change of date more than 5 days before departure time: Free
  • - Change of date 2 – 4 days before departure time: 1,000THB per booking
  • - Change of date less than 2 days (48 hours) before departure time: 2,000THB per booking

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Private Tour

Price varies depending in number of people

from 2,500THB per person (based on 9 adults) to 5,500THB per person (based on 2 adults). 1700THB for children aged 5-12.
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