Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok
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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, Damnoen Saduak Thailand
Stop and see how the locals make coconut sugar. It's the famous products of the province.
Duration: 40 minutes
- Damnern Saduak Floating Market day tour
- Private Local Guide
- Private transportation
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Long-tail speedboat ride
- Entry/Admission - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
- Entry/Admission - Coconut Sugar Farm
- Food and drinks
- Paddle Boat optionnal
- 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
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
It is just an experience to have. It is over rated and over priced. The tour operator pretty much picked us up from the hotel and dropped us by the floating market. Everything was additional. The stop to the coconut grove was not necessary and just to add activity to dull trip. If you have to just visit it for the experience. It is not what it was supposed to be where local used to buy and sell but more of a tourist hustle market
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!
Really enjoyed this trip, boats around the market was good, although it appears that all the stalls have been to the wholesalers. Elephant riding on the way back to Bangkok was super.
This tour started early however after seeing what it entailed we could’ve definitely started later and slept in. The coconut farm is something that could be left out all together. This floating market definitely reads as a tourist trap...although I do not regret going, it’s one of those things you do once for the experience and never have to do it again.
Incredible experience ask for Ni, she was amazing! The only problem was that we had to buy tickets to get onto a smaller boat at the floating market, which I thought was cover under the advertised entrance fee
Worth to go. Tour Guide is informative and professional. Driver is very kind and good.
Was a pretty cool tour. Anyone going to Thailand should experience at least one floating market. Pricing on the items are a little high compared to the in town markets, but still relatively cheap. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, the actual fee for the boat in the floating market was not included. Other than that it was overall a good experience.