Train Market + Floating Market + Grand Palace + Wat Pho

This tour is designed for small groups, families with young children, couples, friends or solo travelers who visit Bangkok for the first time AND has limited days to travel but interested to visit all highlights in Bangkok and surrounding areas as much as possible. Apart from visit the beautiful palace and temples in Bangkok, you can also visit the famous ‘Train Market’ and ‘Floating Market’ which are fun activities especially for young children or teenagers in a group so everyone can keep enjoyable excitement with mixture type of activities such as markets, boat ride, palace, and temple. This itinerary is perfect for travelers who are looking to see many famous major sites and activities in one day. 

Duration tour: 10 hours   Transportation: Private Van with Air-Condition    Recommend time: 6.30am – 4.30pm    

Itinerary:

(Estimate driving distance 1.30 – 2 hours from Bangkok to the Train Market, depend on your hotel location and traffic in Bangkok)

1) Train Market ‘Talat Rom Hoop’ TripAdvisor Reviews : This fresh local outdoor market is something you will not soon forget. We will visit and walk through the narrow market stalls along the train tracks. Vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, dried shrimp, fresh fish, fresh meats and offer many prepared foods to buy. The fresh market is located along the tracks of a functioning commuter train. It’s truly amazing to watch as the train comes through the market multiple times per day and the vendors will pull aside their tents, umbrellas, stalls and fresh foods to allow for room for the train to pass in between their stalls and the tracks. The train is used as public transportation and usually passes through the market 6 times a day. The Train Market makes some great photos & videos to bring home and leaves you with a memory of a lifetime. 

bangkokprivatetourguide-trainmarket-05 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-trainmarket-06 copy

bangkokprivatetourguide-trainmarket-07 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-trainmarket-08 copy

(Estimate driving distance 20 minutes from the Train Market to Floating Market)

2) Floating Market ‘Damnoen Saduak’ TripAdvisor Reviews : Visit the Original Floating Market in Thailand is a popular area to visit. It’s been an active place for locals for over 150 years. You can take the local speedboats through the man-made canal. You will see many local Thai houses and fruit farms as we pass through the Floating Market villages. We will stop to visit the floating market where you will be able to eat fresh fruits and freshly prepared food directly from the local vendors along the canals. 

bangkokprivatetourguide-floatingmarket-10 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-floatingmarket-04 copy

bangkokprivatetourguide-floatingmarket-09 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-floatingmarket-08 copy

– (Optional program) Elephant Riding TripAdvisor Reviews (Optional program) Tiger Zoo TripAdvisor Reviews : If you would interest to do activities with an elephant or/and tiger, I can add these activities in this itinerary. If you are not interested, you can skip these activities on tour. I’m flexible on tour, please feel free to request. Below are more details and extra costs.

(Estimate driving distance 1.30 hours back to Bangkok)

3) The Royal Grand Palace TripAdvisor Reviews & 4) The Emerald Buddha Temple TripAdvisor Reviews :  : Visit the current kingdom of Thailand where all Thai kings have used this palace to rule the country in ‘Absolute Monarchy’ during 1782-1942 and also used to be the private residence of the Kings and Royal families. Inside the Grand Palace, there is the most beautiful temple in Thailand ‘The Emerald Buddha Temple’ where is the most highly respected Buddha image for Thais called ‘The Emerald Buddha’. 

bangkokprivatetourguide-emeraldbuddha-09 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-emeraldbuddha-04 copy

bangkokprivatetourguide-grandpalace-01 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-grandpalace-02 copy

5) The Reclining Buddha Temple ‘Wat Pho’ TripAdvisor Reviews : Visit the most beautiful Reclining Buddha image in Thailand. This temple is also regarded as the first public university in Thailand where the prescriptions of Thai traditional massage techniques are taught even to the present day. 

bangkokprivatetourguide-watpho-recliningbuddhatemple-01 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-watpho-recliningbuddhatemple-03 copy

bangkokprivatetourguide-watpho-recliningbuddhatemple-04 copy
bangkokprivatetourguide-watpho-recliningbuddhatemple-05 copy

(Estimate driving distance 30 – 50 minutes to your select places depend on location and traffic in Bangkok. Below are the details)

After finish the tour, the driver and I can drop you at the various different places in Bangkok, depend on where you would like to continue your own activities. We would happy to drop you at your request places located in Bangkok or these most request places; below are suggestion places and other details’)

Option 1) Drop off at your hotel.

Option 2) Jim Thompson House  TripAdvisor Reviews : (Optional) Jim Thompson house is a perfect indoor place for you, not only for silk lovers, but it’s a great place for who is looking to learn and see about Thai house and Thai living style. Jim Thompson was the American Businessman who moved and lived in Thailand after the world war II, he made Thai silk industry become well known to worldwide, what made his story became famous because of once he traveled to Malaysia and he just disappeared, and no one cannot find his body which it’s quite mystery story until today. The Jim Thompson House is open every day at 9 am – 6 pm. There are many English speaking guides provided by Jim Thompson House, a guide will explain you story about Jim Thompson, Thai living style, Thai decoration inside beautiful 2 storey teak wood house which used to own by Jim Thompson etc. The tour is joining group of 10-15 persons for 40 minutes tour around the beautiful teak wood house. The ticket fee is 150 Baht per person include English speaking guide.

  • If you would like to continue the tour to Jim Thompson House, there is overtime extra charged for tour guide and driver; below are the details.
  • If you want to only drop off, after visit Jim Thompson House, you can easy to take(From skytrain: National Stadium Station or taxi) back to your hotel very easily. On tour, I will explain to you how to get back to your hotel by using public transportation. 

Option 3) MBK Mall TripAdvisor Reviews : (Optional) One of the most famous biggest 7 storey air-con shopping mall for Thais and tourists where is open every day at 10am-10pm. This mall is very popular for tourists who are looking for Thai souvenirs (the 3rd floor) where there are many options, reasonable prices and enjoyable in air-con for shopping, this mall also has knockoff brand name products such as bags, watches or etc.

  • If you would like to continue the tour to ‘MBK mall’, there is overtime extra charged for tour guide and driver; below are the details.
  • If you want to only drop off, after your own shopping at MBK mall you can easy to take (From Skytrain: National Stadium Station, or taxi) back to your hotel very easily. On tour, I will explain to you how to get back to your hotel by using public transportation. 

Option 4) ‘Chatuchak’ Weekend Market  TripAdvisor Reviews : (Optional) Weekend Market where is opened only on Saturday and Sunday at 9am-7pm. This biggest market is one of the most destination open-air shopping market for Thais and tourists who are looking for local Thai souvenirs and shopping. There are more than 8000 Shops where you can select many types of souvenir products with many options and reasonable price ranges. I highly recommend this market as it’s my favorite shopping [place in Bangkok if your tour in Bangkok is on the weekend (Sat-Sun)

  • If you would like to continue the tour to ‘Chatuchak’ weekend market, there is overtime extra charged for tour guide and driver; below are the details.
  • If you want to only drop off, after your own shopping you can easy to take (From Skytrain: Mochit Station, subway: Kamphaeng Phet Station or taxi) back to your hotel very easily. On tour, I will explain to you how to get back to your hotel by using public transportation. 
Private Minivan
Private van with air-condition

Using a private van with air-conditioning on tour:

     The private commuter van is highly recommended for an easy and relaxing way to travel around Bangkok. It’s very comfortable with air-conditioning to keep you cool in Bangkok’s high temperatures and high humidity. Average temps in Bangkok 29-38C/85-100F with high humidity 70-90%. We will provide all refreshments such as cold waters, cold towels, and umbrellas on all trips.

    On tour, the approximate walking distance to anticipate is 6 – 8 kilometers / 4 – 5 miles on tour. The boat riding takes approximately time 1 – 1.30 hours. The approximate driving distance from Bangkok to the Train Market and Floating Market are 1.30 – 2 hours in each way.

     The tour uses an Air-Conditioned Minivan for easy transportation. This is suitable for large groups, friends, families with young children who may not be used to the high temperatures and high humidity in Bangkok. Anyone who is unable to walk long distances on tour and also for those who might be tired from jetlag or long flights the day before your tour begins.

 

Pax

Private Tour

Price per person in THB

Included :

1) All temple ticket fees

  • The Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • The Reclining Buddha Temple ‘Wat Pho’

2) Activity

  • Local speedboat at the floating market for 1-1.30 hours. 1 boat can be maximum of 4-5 persons depending on the weighs and body sizes of your group. If your group is more than 4-5 persons, the group might be separate 2 boats.

3) Licensed English Speaking Guide (I will pick you up/drop off at your hotel or your request places in Bangkok)

4) Private Van Commuter: Air-Conditioned with professional licensed driver  + Refreshments (cold waters and cold towels) + Fuel + Tolls + Parking fees

5) Travel accident insurance

1  12800
2 6500
3 4900
4 4000
5 3500
6 3400
7 3300
8 3100
9 3000

 Not Included :

1) Lunch per person costs approximately 80-150 THB  for local street foods or 200-300 THB for restaurants

2) (If the tour takes longer than 10 hours) Overtime after 10 hours for tour guide and driver are 600 THB per hour per group

3) Pick up or/and drop off at the airports or hotels around Donmuang Airport (DMK) or Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Please click here for more details

4) (Optional activity) Elephant Ride TripAdvisor Reviews 600 THB per person for 20 minutes: Riding an elephant, an elephant will walk through the local village nearby the floating market and canals. Half of the elephant body gets wet but you do not get soak. No bathing the elephant in this program here.

5) (Optional activity) Damnernsaduak Tiger zoo: TripAdvisor Reviews: Photos option fee;

Price per person – Adult and child are same prices

Feeding meats to big tiger through the cage – 800THB

Taking photos with big tigers – 1000THB

Taking photos with medium tiger – 1000THB

Spending time with small tiger 10 minutes – 1200THB

  • Child price: In Thailand, child entry is based on height, not age. The height below 120 Cm. / 4 Ft. is considered as a child (free) entry in all Palaces and Temples. On tour, the fee will be charged at the adult price for all child is taller than 120 Cm/ 4 Ft. Please confirm how many of your child’s height below 120 Cm/ 4 Ft. and I will send you the correct summarize, price details etc. of your request itineraries again.
Remark :

  • At the Train Market, if you would like to see the highlight of train run through the market at 9 am, the tour has to start at 6.30 am – 6.40 am pick up at hotel. The start time on tour depends on your hotel location in Bangkok. If this start time is too early for your group, you can also start at 7 am but your group will not see the train run through the market. We will still walk through the market anyway. I’m flexible, please feel free to request your start time.
  • Occasionally, Some buildings in the Emerald Buddha Temple or the Royal Grand Palace will be closed for special ceremonies of the Royal Families without notice. You will be able to see the decoration outside Throne Halls.

Please click here for more details, example photos of dress code to visit

The Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha Temple and other Buddhist Temples

Terms & Conditions :

  • The deposit is 100 USD per group. The deposit is non-refundable. The balance expenses will calculate in the confirmation details and sent to you.
  • The list on the itinerary is 10 hours tour standard charged. If your tour is not finished within 10 hours, still the same charge.
  • This is pre-planned tour: If you decide to end the tour early or skip some of the activities, the tour rate remains the same, as this is a pre-planned guided tour.

 Inquiry tour(s) or check my availability, please click here

 

Update my daily tour here: