Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market
- Transportation included
- Duration: 6 hours
Our tour guide was excellent, very sweet, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Even a few good jokes! The two markets were great, but definitely tourist traps, especially the floating market - not a local to be found that wasn’t selling something. Not to say it wasn’t beautiful and the food was excellent, just know that it’s a tourist spot more than an actual functioning market at this point. That being said, it was very nice to get out of central Bangkok for the day and ride the train a bit. Thanks!
I can't recommend this tour more highly. Our tour guide spoke very strong english and shared interesting tidbits throughout the ride. The tour was very well organized in terms of timing and the transport van was very comfortable. The sights themselves were amazing and the price was fair. This is definitely not a tour to be missed even though it starts very early!
Riding on the Thai train was a great experience with the wind blowing through my hair. It was great to see how close the train comes to the market. It was good to go on a boat in the floating market. Felt like a drive through going up to other boats to buy food etc. without even getting out the boat.
Kiwi and Sam our driver were amazing . What a character Kiwi is - she well and truly made the trip even better than expected! I'd have her over and over again as a tour guide! What a honour it was - kamoonca! (She'd be proud as she made us practise until we got it right ;) )
My taxi driver was having a hard time finding the meeting place, so I called my guide and she met us at a place the driver knew. My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and knew many of the vendors at both locations. She was able to get me some good deals.