Experience
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Bangkok's Hidden Gem: The Floating Market

Bangkok

4 hours | from $77.50 pp
Immerse yourself in Bangkok's enchanting floating markets and get off the beaten path as you discover the beauty of this traditional way of trading along the city's waterways. With a local by your side, get an authentic taste of local life as you wander along the canal side and its buzzing bazaars, take a cruise along the water and float by water lilies and the locals buying and selling produce from their boats and pick up some freshly made street food. Sample the favourite local dishes, look for some bargains yourself and soak up the unique atmosphere at one of these vibrant markets where you can get a feel for what life is really like in Bangkok off the beaten path!
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised
Walking + taxi

Join a like-minded local host to discover a side of Bangkok that many visitors never see as you get off the beaten path and discover an enchanting floating market. 

These authentic markets, where locals trade fresh fruit, vegetables and plants from traditional boats as well as cooking up tasty street food will give you a taste of the real Bangkok! 

As well as strolling along the banks of the canal to soak up the atmosphere and try some tasty street food, especially the classic Thai desserts and fresh fruit you'll find here, take a boat trip along the water for another view of the market. 

Haggle for some fresh produce to take home with you, and enjoy indulging in the freshly prepared dishes that the locals love!

Depending on your preferences, your local could take you to Khlong Lat Mayom floating market, a local favourite which is known as a foodie's paradise, and is set along a smaller canal, providing a more authentic local experience; or you may prefer to visit on of the older and larger markets, where the bustling atmosphere will enchant you!

 

Important Information

The best and most authentic markets are only open at weekends, however more central floating markets are open during the week. 

The markets are only open in the morning, the earlier the better. 

 

What to expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, interests and style so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about where you’d like to shop, browse and stroll.

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although this experience is mainly focused on the breakfast, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 

 

What's included

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 hours with a Local Host
* 4-5 street food tastings + 1 drinks
* Taxi + walking experience

 

What's not included

* Food and drinks other than the ones included in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs other than taxi to and from the market
* Gratuities (optional)

 

Meeting point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

 

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.  

Experience Highlights

* Join a Local Host who will take you to explore one of Bangkok's magical floating markets 
* Take a boat trip along the canal or river and see the beautiful waterlilies 
* Stop alongside other boats where locals trade fresh produce, flowers and street food 
* Haggle for some fresh fruit and classic street food
* Return to dry land and wander through the market 
* Learn about the tradition and history of floating markets from your local 
* Enjoy the street food you bought, getting an authentic taste of local life off the beaten path!

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Languages
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free