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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)

Experience rural Thai culture and explore the canal waterways outside the capital on this 6-hour day trip to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets from Bangkok. Cruise by long-tailed speedboat with your guide to the floating markets. Discover the ancient canals constructed in the 19th century by Thailand’s King Rama IV. See the vendors selling local produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional sweets and souvenirs. Soak up the atmosphere of the bustling, vibrant markets and gain insight into everyday life in Thailand.


  • 6-hour day trip to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets from Bangkok
  • Take an exhilarating ride in a traditional Thai long-tailed speedboat
  • Discover ancient canal ways built by King Rama IV in the 19th-century
  • Explore the famous floating markets of Damneoen Saduak with your guide
  • Marvel at the varied produce for sale at the markets and perhaps make a purchase or two
  • Tour includes round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach from your Bangkok hotel

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What You Can Expect

Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok

Explore the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak on your day trip from Bangkok

Following a morning pickup from your Bangkok city hotel, 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 hotel, where your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very interesting, definitely worth your time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very impressive. It's a must see when you're visiting Bangkok.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The markets were fantastic! A really unique experience. There was a lot of travel for a relatively short time there but it was worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely awesome boy was a great tour guide, informative, funny, helpful and easy to understand! Would thoroughly recommend this tour and your company!

Gary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the elephant ride and the amount of time allowed for the market visit was ample. A very good tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very well worthwhile trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We really enjoyed this trip and experiencing local culture. Tour guide was very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour. A must if you are goibg to Bangkok. Peter the guide was very friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Good to get out of the city and see something different. Boat ride down the canals excellent. Well worth the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a great tour with a super charged guide. We got more than expected. Stopped at coconut place this was really good and the orchids that was enroute then the floating markets better than expected., After to see your choice of elephant tour or monkeys. It was a fun and exciting tour with plenty of picture opportunities and I rate it at the top. Thank you for your help in providing the possibility

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