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Stop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoun Saduak, Ratchaiburi, Damnoen Saduak 70130 Thailand
Following a morning pickup from your Bangkok city hotel (except non-refundable rate) meet your guide and travel out by air-conditioned coach to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets. Located a 2-hour drive southwest of Bangkok, the markets sit on a canal waterway created by King Rama IV in the 19th century to promote trade and development outside the capital. Today, they’re widely considered one of Bangkok’s top attractions and offer valuable insight into traditional Thai culture and traditions.
On arrival at Damnoen Saduak, hop aboard a long-tailed speedboat with your guide for an exciting ride through the marshes and stilt-houses to the markets. Once there, listen to a brief introduction from your guide and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Marvel at the colorful fruits, vegetables, sweets, meats and souvenirs on display and take time to capture the market scenery on camera. Watch the traders and customers going about their daily business on this bustling and vibrant part of the canal, and perhaps purchase some fruit or souvenirs for yourself (own expense). Take a ride on a local boat (optional extra, payable locally) through the maze of traditional canoes and soak up the market atmosphere out on the water.
When your time at the Damnoen Saduak floating markets is up, cruise back to your coach and hop back aboard for the return journey to your Bangkok, where your tour will come to an end.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Salt Evaporation Pond, Amphoe Mueang, Samut Sakhon Thailand
Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province.
Stop At: Coconut Sugar Farm, 296 Dumnoen Saduak Tambon Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak Thailand
Stop and see how the locals make coconut sugar. It's the famous products of the province.
Duration: 40 minutes
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible.
Restroom facilities available.
You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Please Note: the longtail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market will be 20-30 minutes.
You will have approximately 2 hours to spend at the market. Please allow 6 hours for the whole day..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Infants must sit on laps.
Infant seats available.
Most travelers can participate.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
We took a traditional long boat to the markets and got out upon arrival. The traditional means of selling local product was amazing. Great place to eat a traditional Thai meal made and served off of one of the boats. While very touristy, this added to the overall chaos. Watching the multitude of boats vying for space on the canals was very entertaining. Definitely recommend.
This was an excellent private tour, which was also incredible value. Both the guide and driver were first class.
Everything about this tour exceeded expectations. First, this company is very professional. We received confirmation of our pickup time and contact information for the guide the evening before the tour, as advertised. Our guide arrived at our hotel early and ready to go and spoke fluent English (not always the case, as we discovered). Throughout the tour, our guide provided lots of interesting information about Thailand, but was also very attuned to our specific interests and didn't try to push any of the tour options that didn't appeal to us. We arrived early enough to enjoy the floating market before the crowds showed up. We were primarily interested in taking photos and being there early permitted us to get some great shots! Since we weren't really there to shop, we didn't need the extra time to hang out in the town after doing the canal boat part of the tour. We were able to easily locate our guide and had no problem coming back to Bangkok early. Definitely worth it for the private tour!
Worth to go. Tour Guide is informative and professional. Driver is very kind and good.
Our guide Peter and our driver were very accommodating as to take us to the elephant camp to let my sister from the States a 1st timer to Thailand to experience the elephant ride... Peter was quite fluent in English... We had fun haggling with the locals in the floating market of Damnoen...it was a different experience.
I highly recommend doing the private tour! Pearl, our guide, was funny and very knowledgeable about everything. Her accent was a bit thick but she will still make you laugh.
Hotel pickup was prompt and the drive out is about 1-1:15 hrs. We went on a Sunday so traffic was quite light. From there, we did the optional boat to shop around 600 baht, which is so worth it even though we didn't even buy anything.
This trip is quite the trek but it was the BEST part of Bangkok for us!
This tour is a must try, the tour guide was so nice and she even accompany us to the Jewelry Factory per our request after the tour and waited for us to make sure that we get back in the hotel safe.
The market is one of a kind, my husband enjoyed shopping because the prices were so reasonable. Highly recommended.
Great tour. Worth the extra for a private tour, especially the day I went because it was so busy. The guide and driver also went off script and added an additional stop at an elephant pavilion.
I met my tour guide at City Park Hotel about 30 min from my hotel at 7am. I had to leave my place at 5:30am to avoid traffic. Then we drove about an hour outside of Bangkok, stop at Safari Park, where I was able to pet a tiger and say Hello to Burmese women with long necks stretched by metal rings. Then we headed to Floating Markets: what an experience it looks like a chaos, because so many boats are going around in a confined space/channels power boats more aggressive and big kayaks powered by paddles. It is a unique place, you won't see anywhere else. It was definitely worth it.
We had a wonderful time on this private tour. Jeerawat was an excellent guide with a good command of English. He was happy to show us what we wanted to see and we ended the tour feeling we got more than our money's worth. Pro tip: Definitely opt for a private paddle boat once at the market. It is worth the extra baht.
It was great and eye-opening.
Wonderful deals and fun getting to the venue.
Our guide spoke excellent English and as this was a private tour we saw the elephant camp as well as a stop at the coconut sugar factory (toilets were very basic!) We had a speedboat to the market pier and longboat on the canal (extra £), very busy but an amazing experience, be prepared to haggle!
The guide Vanda was excellent and maximized indeed the experience and value of this tour
tour guide Kasem was well verse in English and very cool in the explanation on the destination.
This tour was excellent. Our guide Luck was really knowledgeable and her English was very good. We visited a coconut farm and were amazed at the range of goods that were made from coconuts.
The trip around the floating markets was a real eyeopener.
All in all the trip was well worth it.
Tour guide was really nice. Fantastic English. Loved the markets. It was really busy when we got there so we did them by foot. The boat trip there was fun.
This was a fun trip. It's about 1.5 hours from Bangkok but it was really a lot of fun. Van to fun boat ride into the floating markets. They you walk this large market. Come prepared to negotiate. They expect it. The asking price is always high and you work it down. Enjoy that cultural experience. They sell everything. Don't buy from the first vendor. The second will probably sell you same thing cheaper. Our favorite number become 150 bhat. Our tour guide and driver were helpful. They would good and pointing us in the right direction and allowing us to explore. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss this experience.
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Olivia was at the hotels lobby on time with private car. During our trip to floating market she gave us information and data about Thailand and things we were watching thru window of the car, like salt fields, architecture... On the way to floating market we did two stops. One at place that concentrate some of the touristic offer that Thailand brings. Something like a park where you can ride an elephant, see long neck village people, aligators, etc. We rapidly skip this stop to the following which was really interesting. A local museum that is a family house who has a sugar cane fields and process them. Teh family open the hous to tourists and offer a free thai food to taste fish, soup, rice, vegetables, legumes.. It was very taste I recomend this stop. Besides the family has a gift shop with some artisans wood work that you can see in the market at a higher prices. After this visit we went to floating market taking a long tali speedboat at less crowdy port addressing to the Damnoen Saduak thru several waterways. The floating market is an interesting place where you can see food offering form boats in the waterways and on the both side of the waterways several shops offering clothes, souvenir, foods, etc.
On time, great guide, nice comfortable Car. Amazing value for money. recommended.
One of the best tours I have been on..I've traveled threw world, but this tour stood out!
This trip was really great because of Shannon. Highly recommend him. The drive from Bangkok does seem a bit long but Shannon entertains you the whole way and gave us terrific suggestions regarding things to do in Thailand. There's a great boat ride into the floating markets which is a very interesting way to approach the market as opposed to by car. Shannon made sure we experienced the market visually by taking us on a very complete walk through both sides - getting us snacks and suggesting experiences we may have overlooked. Make sure you do the boat ride through the market itself - even if you have no intention in purchasing anything the boat ride is the highlight of the market itself. P.S. if you are a foodie and watch Anthony Bourdain the vendor who makes the noodles still is there. We didn't have the noodles because we had just finished huge coconut ice cream sundaes - but if you find a coffee/ice cream shop if your on the bridge overlooking the market facing the main parking lot its on your left the soup/noodle lady is behind the store. Look for cement stools - permanent tables and a lot of locals.
Very nice trip. The boat ride to floating market was relaxing.
On our drive to the floating markets, our tour guide, Krit, was very knowledgeable about the history of Thailand and made sure that before we purchased anything...bargain, bargain, bargain! Very enlightening experience at the markets!
Must see for everyone. The tour was well organized. We were picked up on time at our hotel. The tour guide was extremely friendly. Highly recommend it. Be prepared to pay double price for all items here, but its worth it considering that some unique items can be found here like bags that you don't get elsewhere in Bangkok.