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From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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Experience the energy of the vendors by the Maeklong railway, taste the fresh flavors of the Amphawa Floating Market, and end your day with a magical firefly boat tour. Don't miss this full day excursion with an English-speaking guide.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Thai
Pickup optional
Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Train Market and see the vendors close their awnings as trains pass
  • Marvel at the resourcefulness of the vendors at the Amphawa Floating Market
  • Enjoy a sunset river cruise surrounded by fireflies
Full description
The markets of Thailand are some of the country’s most quintessential experiences; they give you a lively peek inside the more traditional culture of a country that often lives by water (or in this case, by the railroad tracks as well). On this full-day guided tour, you'll be taken to the most iconic markets on the outskirts of Bangkok, ending with a relaxing firefly boat tour to wind down from the day’s excitement. Maeklong Train Market is a fresh market situated right by a well-worn railroad. Watch the vendors expertly close and open their awnings to make room as the trains pass by. Wat Bang Kung is a striking Buddhist temple engulfed by the roots of a massive Banyan Tree. Learn about its bloody battle history and see the Golden Buddha inside. Located on the Amphawa canal, the Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand's more popular floating markets. Visit this riverside market and see vendors selling delicious treats like sweets and seafood, or browse some of the shophouses and restaurants. After sunset, when the lights have dimmed, you'll wind down with a relaxing river cruise. Your boat will take you a little further out where it is dark enough to see the fireflies, before heading back to your accommodations at 9:00 PM, ending a day of simple pleasures and tastes with the comforting sight of these lightning bugs.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation between attractions
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Firefly boat tour
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

National Stadium BTS Station Exit 2. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign. Your exact meeting time depends on participants' respective locations. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour contains a unique itinerary that was crafted alongside famous travel bloggers and local guides.
  • This tour is only available from Friday to Sunday
  • Please wear long sleeved shirts and long pants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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This was our first time on Bangkok, so we decided to book a tour. Our Guide was Angie, she was so sweet and friendly, she ensured we had the best experience. On our way to Maeklong Train Market we learned about the country, history and religion. What I really appreciated was Angie taking her time showing us and explaining the Thai food at the markets. Both Maeklong and Floating Market. Thanks to her we got to taste delicious 'treats'. The tour definitely was worth it!

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January 30, 2023

Jimmi was a great tour guide, lots of insight into the places we were visiting and also Thai language and culture. He also took lots of pictures and video of us all and then sent them onto us so we could concentrate on enjoying the tour itself. This is one of the best organised tours I have done in a long time, thank you

January 20, 2023

It was such a wonderful tour with all the attractions I wanted to see! Our tour guide Add is very nice and care about us all the time. The driver as well is nice and drives very carefully. I highly recommend everyone to join this tour if you are still undecided! You will have a wonderful experience!

January 17, 2023

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