Bangkok Shore Excursion: Chatuchak Weekend Market Tour with Private Transfer

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Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market

Take full advantage of your Bangkok port of call with a private shopping trip to the city’s Chatuchak Market (Jatujak Market), a massive weekend market with more than 15,000 booths. Let your guide know what your interests are and they will tailor your shore excursion accordingly, pointing out the best stalls for all your shopping needs. You’ll find clothing and handicrafts from throughout Thailand, as well as a selection of eateries to choose from. This full-day tour includes private transport to and from the city’s cruise terminals.

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Chatuchak Market
Chatuchak Market

Highlights

  • Full-day Bangkok private shore excursion to Chatuchak Market
  • Explore Thailand’s biggest market on a private shopping tour with your guide
  • Browse among 15,000 stalls throughout the weekend market near Jatujak Plaza and J.J. Mall
  • Find handmade furniture, fashion clothing and Thai collectibles, and send your purchases home
  • Pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included from Laem Chabang or Kong Toey cruise port
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Itinerary

After pickup from the cruise terminal, enjoy your shore excursion on Saturday or Sunday with a full day of shopping at the world’s largest weekend market. You’ll be transferred by comfortable, private vehicle to Chatuchak Market, an approximate 1.5- to 2.5-hour drive from the Laem Chabang port and a 30-minute drive from the Klong Toey port, depending on traffic conditions. Your guide will share interesting stories about the culture and history of the market along the way.

When you arrive at the 35-acre (14-hectare) market in Bangkok, located next to Jatujak Plaza, your guide will provide shopping tips and advise you on the best sections to explore, depending on your interests. With more than 15,000 stalls selling a wide variety of goods, from limited-edition clothing to handmade Thai furniture, there’s something for everyone!

Then, strike out on your own throughout the market, where you can browse to your heart’s desire, with plenty of opportunities to stop for food and beverages (own expense). At Chatuchak Market you’ll find skilled Thai iced tea makers practicing their trade. Stroll along the covered walkways and take in the sights as the locals haggle with vendors over an amazing collection of merchandise. If you’d like, step inside the adjacent J.J. Mall, whose three floors offer an assortment of wares as well as local eateries. Wish you had extra room in your luggage to bring wares home? You’re in luck: a number of onsite companies will send your purchases abroad (for a reasonable fee).

Your guide will determine the time and place to meet for your return, with drop-off at the Laem Chabang or Kong Toey cruise terminal by private vehicle.

Inclusions

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Port entrance fee
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Duration

  • 12 hours