Private Tour: Floating Market and Rose Garden Tour from Bangkok
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Stop At: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, 89 Wat Suan Phlu Alley, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Your 12-hour day trip begins with pickup from your Bangkok city hotel lobby in the morning. From here, you will depart in the comfort of a private vehicle for Ratchaburi Province.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoun Saduak, Ratchaiburi, Damnoen Saduak 70130 Thailand
Arrive at a jetty pier for a 30-minute long-tail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with your personal guide. En route, pass by green plantations and Thai houses on both sides of the river and canals. At the floating market of Damnoen Saduak, observe daily life and activities of local vendors and visitors on numerous rowboats.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Royal Thai Handicraft Center Company, Don Kruai, Damnoen Saduak Thailand
Then carry on with a visit to the Royal Thai Handicraft Center where you can see Thai artisans at work carving precious teak woods into valuable masterpieces.
After a Thai lunch, pay a visit to the Sampran Riverside Thai Village, formerly known as the Rose Garden. Here, villagers can be seen producing handicrafts such as silks, pottery, dolls, Khon masks, and lacquerware. A cultural show is performed daily. The 1-hour display includes martial arts such as Muay Thai (Thai boxing), a traditional Thai wedding ceremony, an ordination ceremony for entry to the monkhood, and regional dances.
Browse at a jewelry shop before returning to Bangkok in the evening, arriving back at your hotel where your private tour concludes.
Duration: 2 hours
- Boat ride
- Thai lunch
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Airbnb do not provide House name or number, we’re unable to pickup guests from Airbnb lodging.
- Entry/Admission - Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
- Entry/Admission - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
- Entry/Admission - Royal Thai Handicraft Center Company
- Personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 9 people per booking
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This is a full day trip departing at 7 am and getting back to Bangkok about 6 pm...depending on the traffic. You visit 2 provinces outside the city of Bangkok. At the first stop, you take an hour boat ride on the floating market. At times it seems like there will be a boat jam but every boat gets through without a problem. You can stop to buy things and sample various food items from vendors on the water. Once you stop, you can also wander through market stalls on ground. Some things are touristy...others are quite nice, especially some of the art work. Second stop is for lunch at the Sampran Riverside Hotel. The Rose Garden Thai village is located here as well. You can wander through the village and either just watch at each station or you can participate. There are food samplings as well.The high light of the Thai village is the cultural song and dance show that is held every afternoon. The bamboo cane dance is particularly thrilling. The afternoon also includes a short drive to see both an elephant and crocodile show. Aey was my guide. She is a very gentle person, knowledgeable as well. She paces the day very well, always making sure you have water and bathroom breaks.
This tour is absolutely fantastic. We were picked up at our hotel by guide and driver and brought to the floating market where you have enough time to visit before taking a boat tour of the canals that ends at the starting point of the bike tour. The bike ride is very nice on flat roads, through fruit plantations and on roads with little to no traffic. After about 10km we were met by our driver for a quick pit stop water, sweets, fruits, etc.. Then we rode another 10km to the very nice riverside restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon we rode another 15km to return to the floating market. All in all we found the tour perfectly organized and very good value for money snacks, water, lunch, boat tour all included. Our guide Shofie was not only a great riding companion, but also an entertainer and valuable source of information about Thailand. We suggest this tour to everyone wishing to visit the floating markets.