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From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

From US$ 48 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Thai
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Khao San Road, Narathiwas Ratnakarin, Sathorn Road (North or South), Pratunam, and Wireless Road. Your exact pickup time depends on participants' respective locations. The driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
Private 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Such a fun experience! The guide was so friendly, funny and knowledgeable about everywhere we went. I think this day was one of my favorite days of my entire vacation! Even the hour drive was relaxing and I was able to relax at the end of the night. Absolutely worth it!

March 23, 2020

Overall a nice experience to get to know to the rural life of Bankong. Our guide, Nuch, was very kind, conciderate and informative. The two markets were a good experience but overcrowded and also as witnessed, the average thai although very friendly does not do well with hygiene. That was the thing that bothered me the most especially when we were asked to put on some apparently never before cleaned and too many times worn and sweaty life jackets inside the boat (at amphawa market).

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February 11, 2020

Well organized tour. Optimal timing to allow us visitors to spend time in the two markets in total independence, without the hassle of a timetable with too tight deadlines. Both markets extremely suggestive. Many tourists but also a lot of genuine local reality, now almost impossible to find around here. The only flaw (problem still solved), the inconsistency between the start time of the tour communicated to us by Get Your Guide (10.00) and that communicated to us by the tour operator (11.30). Having presented ourselves at the meeting point at 10.00, we then waited for an hour and a half before our guide arrived.

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January 5, 2020

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