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Maeklong Risky Market and Amphawa Weekend Market

by I Asia Thailand
per adult Price is $53
Duration: 9h 45m Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Wandering around Maeklong (Risky) Market

  • Witnessing a train pass within inches of market and people

  • The more relaxed, traditional Thai floating market; Amphawa

  • Boat ride to look at the fireflies in the dark of night

  • Comfortable, roundtrip transfers

Highlights

  • Wandering around Maeklong (Risky) Market

  • Witnessing a train pass within inches of market and people

  • The more relaxed, traditional Thai floating market; Amphawa

  • Boat ride to look at the fireflies in the dark of night

  • Comfortable, roundtrip transfers

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11:45 AM, Maeklong Risky Market and Amphawa Weekend Market in English

Duration 9h 45m

Live Commentary in English on this full day tour

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Total price is $52.69, taxes included

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Maeklong Risky Market and Amphawa Weekend Market

Activity Location

ทางรถไฟสายแม่กลอง

Mae Klong

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Centrally located Bangkok hotels .

    Bangkok


Description

Maeklong Market is a unique, 'must-see attraction' that should be on every visitor's itinerary. It is called 'Risky Market' because there is a train track that runs directly through the middle of the market. Literally within seconds of the train passing through the market vendors have to pull their goods, and themselves, out of the way. The precision timings and movements of everyone involved are fascinating to witness. Amphawa Weekend Evening Floating Markets is equally unique and special and well worth a visit!

After being collect from your centrally located Bangkok hotel, your guide will narrate for interesting peculiarities you'll see along the way to Samut Songkram Province and specifically Maeklong Railway Market. Hoop Rom Market is commonly called Siang Tai or Risky Market, as it is situated beside, and on top of, the actual train tracks.

You will be amazed as you see a train coming around the bend and directly into the market. Vendors rush to pulled back their parasols and umbrellas and clear their goods back to within inches of the passing train. And in less than a minute, everything is quickly back out so that they can get back to the job at hand - selling their seafoods, fruits, meat and vegetables to the local shoppings.

This is followed by a drive to the Amphawa Floating Markets to see hundreds of paddle boats selling Thai traditional food by the river. When night falls you will board a motor boat and cruise along the canal to see the villagers going about their normal routines by the river. And if you are lucky enough, you will get to see fireflies light up the night and dart around in the cloudless skies above.

Depart for Bangkok and return to the hotel.


Inclusions

  • Local, English speaking guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • All entrance fees


Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveler may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day. (Alternative date or refund will be offered should this occur.).

  • Operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday only

  • Price for children ages 2-11 years applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Infant seats are on Request Basis. Please advise at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

  • Hotel pick up may be 30-60 minutes prior to tour Start time/Departure time (depending on hotel location). Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • Should your travel plans change after booking, do not worry. I Asia Thailand will do all possible to change your booking to fit with your new travel arrangements free of charge.


Maeklong Risky Market and Amphawa Weekend Market ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5

5/5 Sep 15, 2019

Very clear instructions, on time always and overall excellent help to group members to ensure the experience was unforgettable.

2/5 Jun 8, 2019

Driver got lost. Guide struggled with English and spent most of the time scrolling on his phone. Not very professional especially when compared with another tour company I have used on this trip.