The ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’ offers travelers a chance to explore a lesser-known side of Thailand. In this 12-hour tour, you will explore the vibrant ambiance of the Maeklong Railway Market and visit three impressive temples in Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam.
They will also have the opportunity to navigate the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market by paddle boat, witnessing the traditional process of making brown coconut sugar along the way.
With a live tour guide available in English and Japanese, visitors can fully enjoy the rich culture and history of the region.
This article will provide a detailed look into the tour’s highlights, inclusions, customer reviews, and practical information for interested travelers.
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- Experience a more tranquil way of life in Thailand away from the big cities
- Visit the iconic Maeklong Railway Market, 3 impressive temples in Ayutthaya, and the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market
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The activity details for the ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’ include duration, language options, pickup availability, and inclusions.
This 12-hour tour offers a glimpse into the vibrant local market scene in Thailand, starting with a visit to the iconic Maeklong Railway Market. Here, you can witness the unique spectacle of vendors quickly retracting their stalls as the train approaches.
The tour then takes you to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, where you’ll explore historical landmarks such as the impressive temples that have stood the test of time.
Afterward, you’ll experience the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market, where you can navigate the bustling waterways by paddle boat and observe the locals making brown coconut sugar in traditional Thai houses.
With an English-speaking guide, boat ride, temple entrance fee, and lunch included, this tour offers a comprehensive and immersive experience.
One of the unique experiences on the ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’ is navigating the bustling waterways of the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market by paddle boat. As visitors glide through the narrow canals, they’re immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of this iconic market. The sights, sounds, and smells of the market create a truly authentic Thai experience.
Along with exploring the floating market, the tour also includes visiting temples in Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. These temples, with their intricate architecture and rich history, provide a glimpse into Thailand’s cultural heritage.
Plus, participants have the opportunity to explore local markets, including the Maeklong Railway Market, where vendors set up their stalls right on the train tracks.
This guided day tour offers a unique and immersive experience that allows visitors to discover the hidden gems of Bangkok and its surroundings.
Inclusions and Exclusions
During the ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’, certain inclusions and exclusions are provided for participants to be aware of. The tour includes an English speaking guide, a boat ride to Damnoen Saduak, and the entrance fee at the temple in Ayutthaya. Plus, lunch is included in the tour package. However, personal expenses are not covered, so you will need to bring their own spending money. To provide a clearer understanding of the inclusions and exclusions, here is a table showcasing the details:
|English speaking guide
|Boat ride to Damnoen Saduak
|Entrance fee at the temple in Ayutthaya
In terms of feedback from previous customers, while the tour provides lunch options, some participants have suggested more variety in the choices. Plus, there have been requests for more time to be allocated at the coconut place, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the experience of watching locals make brown coconut sugar in a traditional Thai house.
To book the ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’, participants can easily reserve their spots and choose their desired date through the online booking platform. Here are some important details to consider when booking the tour:
Best time to visit: The tour is available year-round, but it’s recommended to visit during the dry season from November to February when the weather is cooler and more pleasant.
Transportation options: Participants have the option to be picked up from hotels in Bangkok’s central area or meet at The Coffee Club at River City Bangkok, the designated meeting point for the tour.
Duration: The tour lasts for approximately 12 hours, providing ample time to explore the floating market and visit the temples in Ayutthaya.
Language support: The tour is guided by English and Japanese-speaking guides, ensuring that participants can fully understand and appreciate the sights and history of the destinations.
Participants of the ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’ have shared their experiences and opinions through customer reviews. With an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 based on 358 reviews, it’s clear that this tour has left a positive impression on many travelers.
One reviewer mentioned that the tour was a great combination of visiting different markets and Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. They praised the knowledgeable tour guide and the comfortable ride. However, they did suggest improvements in terms of lunch choices and more time at the coconut place.
This feedback shows that the tour guide’s knowledge is highly valued by participants, and the suggestions for improvement can help enhance the overall experience for future travelers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Get to the Meeting Point at the Coffee Club at River City Bangkok?
To get to the meeting point at the Coffee Club in River City Bangkok, participants can take a taxi or use public transportation. It is recommended to check the exact location and plan the route in advance. In terms of dietary restrictions for lunch options during the tour, it is advisable to inform the tour guide in advance so that suitable alternatives can be arranged.
Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Lunch Options Available During the Tour?
Yes, vegetarian and vegan lunch options are available during the tour. Dietary restrictions are considered at the floating market, ensuring that there are suitable food choices for those with specific dietary needs.
Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for This Tour?
There is no minimum age requirement for this tour. However, it is important to note that there may be certain tour restrictions or activities that are more suitable for adults or older children.
Can I Bring My Own Snacks or Food on the Tour?
Yes, participants are allowed to bring their own snacks or food on the tour. There are no restrictions on bringing outside food, so you can enjoy your own snacks while exploring the attractions.
Are There Any Specific Clothing Requirements for Visiting the Temples in Ayutthaya?
Visitors to Ayutthaya’s temples should dress modestly out of cultural respect. Clothing requirements include covering shoulders and knees. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
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The Sum Up
To sum it up, the ‘From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour’ offers travelers a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant markets and ancient temples of Thailand.
With a knowledgeable guide, participants can enjoy the rich culture and history of the region, while experiencing the traditional process of making brown coconut sugar.
This 12-hour tour provides a serene escape from the bustling cities, allowing visitors to discover a more authentic side of Thailand.