Location: Bangkok, Amphawa
Price: 2000 - 3600 BAHT
AMPHAWA AND THA KHA FLOATING MARKET TOUR – ON PRIVATE BASIS –
The canal-side way of life in Amphawa takes place along the waterfront walkways of Amphawa Canal, a small tributary of the Mae Khlong River. Every weekend Thais flock to the Amphawa Floating Market, as big queues emerge along the canal’s bridges and walkways. While commercially developed, the old wooden houses and shopfronts retain some of their original charm.
In the Ayutthaya Period, Amphawa was called Khwaeng Bang Chang, a small community that flourished in agriculture and trade. Sources have confirmed the existence of a market here since the reign of King Prasat Thong in the mid-seventeenth century. In 1766, King Rama II was born in Amphawa, his mother’s hometown, as his father was ruling the town of Ratchaburi. At his probable birthplace is now the King Rama II Memorial Park.
NOTE: AMPHAWA FLOATING MARKET IS OPEN ONLY ON THE WEEK-END AFTERNOONS
CLASSIC TOUR PROGRAM
9:00 -Pickup from your hotel in Bangkok and transfer to the Amphawa district 10:00 to 11:00 Trekking on the elephant at the elephant sanctuary
11:00 to 12:00 Visit the Ampawa district and its temples
12:00 to 13:00 Lunch
13:00 to 15:00 Tour at the Amphawa floating market
15:00 Transfer back to your hotel
AMPHAWA AND THA KHA FLOATING MARKET TOUR DESCRIPTION. An early start is a must if you want to catch the action at Mae Klong Train market and Tha Kha Floating Market the first stop of the morning will be the the Mae Klong Train Market where you witness the market vendors goods set up across the tracks of a working railway line! If the train schedule allows you will see the train pass through the market and witness the amazing sight of the vendors pulling back their market stalls just inches from the passing train! Following Mae Klong we will take a Short 30 minute drive to the less visited Tha Kha Floating Market here you will see this laid back market and take the option of boarding a paddle boat to get amongst the market action. Before lunch we will stop by the Royal Benjarong House and Museum where you can see the manufacture and hand decoration of this fine Thai ceramics. A riverside lunch will be followed by a motorboat trip along the canals and backwaters to explore the numerous canals and observe traditional Thai way of living along Amphawa’s waterways. We will disembark the boat at the bustling Amphawa floating market and take a walk along the main canal to observe both the waterborne market and the bustling market and food stalls lining the main waterway through the market. The final stop of the day will be at Wat Bang Kung before transferring you to your hotel in Bangkok.
-Pickup from your hotel in Bangkok 07:00
-Visit Mae Klong Train market
-Visit Palm Sugar Home Industry
-Visit Tha Kha Floating Market
-Paddle Boat at market
-Visit Royal Benjarong Museum and manufacture
-Motorboat trip on canals to Amphawa
-Visit Amphawa Floating Market
-Visit Wat Bang Kung
-Return to your Bangkok Hotel. 18:00
This tour includes:
– Licensed English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking tour guide
– Private transport by air con minibus
– All listed activities
– Lunch (only for 1 day sightseeings outside Bangkok)
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel
– Entrance fees.
This tour excludes:
AMPHAWA AND THA KHA FLOATING MARKET TOUR
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE ENGLISH SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE CHINESE (MANDARIN OR CANTONESE), RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, KOREAN, JAPANESE OR ITALIAN SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
We only employ safe and careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned minivan and coach. We will provide transport dependent on your group size as follows:
Group size 1-9 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner – 9 passenger seat format
Group size 10-13 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner- 13 passenger seat format
Group size 13 + persons:
We can either use multiple minibuses or a full sized passenger coach in a 24, 32 or 40 seat format.
For the boat trip on the river and Thonburi canals you will ride on a long tail river boat (Private charter).
A Tourist Authority of Thailand licensed and English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking guide will be provided. We provide separate drivers and your guide will not be driving the vehicle.
If you feel this itinerary does not quite suit then we can customize it to suit your own interests and length of time in Bangkok please contact us with you suggestions.
Pick up and drop off.
Included with all our tours are both pick up and drop off to and from any Bangkok city hotel. There may be an extra charged levied for pick up and drop off at outlying hotels and hotels in the Suvaranbhumi Airport area. We can notify you of any extra charges before we request any payments.