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From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

1. From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

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.

Bangkok: Dragon Temple, Roots Temple, and Floating Market

2. Bangkok: Dragon Temple, Roots Temple, and Floating Market

Travel to Wat Samphran Temple to see a dragon wrapped around a 17-story building with this day tour from Bangkok. See a Buddha figure in a tree at the Bang Kung Temple (Temple of the Roots). Enjoy a boat tour of the Amphawa Floating Market. Be picked up from your hotel and travel to Wat Samphran Temple. Admire the red and green dragon curling around the towering temple. Journey to Wat Bang Kung Temple to learn more about Buddhism from your local guide.  Cruise on a traditional Thai boat through the Amphawa Floating Market. Marvel at the fireflies as you take in the local vibe. Have an hour of free time to explore the market, where you can try some local cuisine.  Finish at around 7:30 pm with drop-off in Patpong.

Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok with Public Transport

3. Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok with Public Transport

Book yourself or your group on this personalized 8-hour tour around Bangkok, or venture out to nearby provinces to get a unique insight in to Thai culture with a local. The private tour can be tailored to your interests, whether you want to visit the historic sights or neighborhood lifestyles. Visit the ornate murals of the Grand Palace or take in the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace at Ayutthaya. The Summer Palace is set on lovely grounds on the banks of the Chao Praya River and is one of the best-maintained attractions in Thailand. One of the most popular attractions close to Bangkok, you will feel like a king as you wander through the vast complex. While in Ayutthaya, take in the Historical Park. The Siamese moved their capital to Ayutthaya around 1350 AD and created a royal palace and many impressive monasteries and Wats in the area. In the mid 1800's the Burmese sacked it and the city was abandoned. Now a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site, you can explore the historic temples scattered around the encircling river. If you prefer, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and see Thais going about their everyday life in a truly unique setting. Stay in downtown Bangkok to visit sites such as the Khao San Road, Chatuchak Market and reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Transportation is via the Bangkok skytrain, or by taxi where needed. If you want to venture further afield, you will be taken by comfortable minivan and have the services of a professional driver. Everything can be arranged through your friendly guide, who will take you to the areas most of interest to you and share their expert local knowledge in a fun and fascinating way to make the city your Bangkok.

Weekend Amphawa Floating Market & Train Market Private Tour

4. Weekend Amphawa Floating Market & Train Market Private Tour

Depart Bangkok at 1 PM and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to a unique market held on the tracks of a working railway line. Marvel as the local traders make way for the trains as they pass slowly through the village. Then, continue to Amphawa Floating Market to join the locals as they buy and sell from boats on the canals of the Mea Klong River. Stroll along the boardwalk to watch the scenes unfold as farmers and fishermen sell snacks such as fried sea mussels and papaya salad from their boats.  Admire the surrounding area on a boat trip with the locals to see around the area. Return to Bangkok city center for drop off at around 9 PM.

Kanchanaburi: Sightseeing Tour with Amphawa Market

5. Kanchanaburi: Sightseeing Tour with Amphawa Market

After pickup, the first stop is the Bridge On The River Kwai, part of the Siam-Burma Railway built by WWII prisoners of war. Walk along the “Death Railway” bridge of Hollywood fame, learning about its historical and cultural significance. Next, head to Wat Tham Seua, a Buddhist temple perched atop a mountain. Known as the Tiger Cave Temple, it was named after the tiger paw prints found on the cave walls. Climb to the top and take in the gorgeous scenery, marvel at the large gleaming statue of Buddha, and explore the main temple area. The next stop is Wat Bang Kung. Built during the Ayutthaya period, this Buddhist temple is covered in the roots and branches of nearby Banyan trees, making it seem like a hidden ruin in the forest. Take a peek at the golden Buddha statue inside and snap photos of the iconic entrance. Finally, make your way to the Amphawa Floating Market. Board a boat and cruise down the river as you interact with vendors paddling on their small boats loaded with produce. Soak up the sights of the river, shop for some souvenirs, or buy passing street food to eat on the trip back to Kanchanaburi.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 175 reviews

A must do Tour if you get the opportunity! I was running a little late and the tour guide kindly waited for me. We began the tour at a beautiful temple which is at the centre of an old tree. The guide offered and brought the equipments which are used to make a prayer/wish. We then went to the train markets where we had plenty of time to look around, take pictures of the train passing by and have our lunch at a nearby cafe. Next we headed to Amphawa, I mainly booked this tour for the fireflies but Amphawa was a bustling Market with many exotic foods, clothes and souvenir shops. We had a delicious dinner near the floating markets. Lastly we set off on the boat to see the fireflies! Along the way we got to experience more of the floating buildings, Temples and breathtaking views. I did not expect to see as many fireflies as we did. There were so many places we saw them during the boat ride. One even flew up close to our boat. It was an unforgettable experience! Thankyou so much to the tea

I was searching for a wheelchair accessible tour where I could bring my 88-year-old godfather visiting Thailand. This tour and the guides were absolutely amazing. They are so kind, resourceful, and enthusiastic. They managed to bring him inside the boat in the floating market with great care (gently and boldly insisting, calming down my fears). When I booked the floating market, I even didnt notice the dragon temple was the 80m high/350meters long spiral dragon tunnel that people walk up in. I was certainly not expecting we would go upstairs...and said we would stay in the garden... Disregarding this frivolous idea of mine, they brought us inside and when I saw the guide, the driver, and me were carrying him 350m up!!! You see the kind of kindness I am talking about. We had such a great adventure. My goddad loved the roots temple too and got his new luck coin to follow him in his pocket that was wondering around there next to Buddha. I recommend!!!

We spent two consecutive days with our guide, Elena. In the first day she organized a taxi for the whole day and took us first to a train market and then to the Ampawa Floating market (Sat and Sun only) about 1h drive south of BKK. The Ampawa market in the evening is a very pleasant and busy place, with shops, restaurants, boats and vendors catering for locals and tourists. We took a 1h longtail boat tour from the market around the neighboring canals and communities. The second day Elena took us to the Chatuchak and the Flower markets with a break for a very tasty lunch in a pleasant restaurant. Both days' activities were perfectly organized and executed. We had great time with Elena, who is very knowledgeable, open and friendly, with great organizational skills. Couldn't have spent our time better than that. Highly recommended!

I was very pleasantly surprised how gassed my guide Katy showed everything, he told me and a very nice person. The plan of the trip was well done. I will recommend it to others. Thank you

The tour guide Tar is very friendly, informative and generous in sharing her knowledge and even food! She’s definitely liven up the group and makes the tour more fun and interesting!