Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great trip and really pleased that we went privately as it was very warm to be hanging around waiting on a full bus load. My brother joined me from New Zealand totally unexpected and I phoned up to add him to the tour which was done without any hassle. Great tour - not so sure about the length of time spent at the stopovers but other than that fantastic experience.
Nice tour, the guide was nice and informative.
The stop at the Coconut sugar farm is great and the floating market are for sure something to see.
We booked a private tour and all the trip and the driver has been very pleasant.
Overall a great experience! The side trips to ride elephants, visit a snake farm, and see a woodworking shop were a bit much and we felt obligated to purchase tickets for these activities. Would leave these options up to the traveler.
Nice guide and good value! The floating market is very interesting. I just didn't like stopping at some shops on the way back!
Expensive, but was worth it when travelling in a small group.
Private tour of the floating markets was excellent, with own driver and guide.
A really great tour. Floating Market was great to see and I had a great time.
tourist trap, we wanted more culture
As we had already been on an elephant ride, and having read criticisms of this particular elephant camp, we asked our guide to delete this from our itinerary.
Our guide was very chatty in the car, while we hurtled along at 130km an hour in 80 zones.
As it was our last day in Thailand we had minimal baht with us and I think our guide lost interest in us. We clearly weren't going to buy anything so he wasn't going to get any commissions.
We stopped at an orchid farm but were left to our own devices. Ditto at a teak carving factory. The floating markets were good fun and we parted with our last 600 baht to have a paddle boat to ourselves. The narrow waterways are very overcrowded but that added to the atmosphere.
Once we got back to our hotel we did not get the customary Thai farewell, they just hopped in the car and were off.
A must see but very touristy. The private tour was great because we were able to be on our own schedule.
More driving than I wanted but the short boat ride was fun.
Very touristy, but what did I expect. I suppose if you're looking for "old world" thailand we are 50 years too late!
The market is still amazing. I come from Africa so it's a culture shock - which is what i want:)
What i did not like about the tour was the silly coconut plantation stop on route (100km drive). I used the stop for a toilet break, but the plantation is really just a place to exploit tourists for more money.
What really pissed me off was that to tour the market in a boat was an extra Baht150 (only $4). BUT when you've already paid the viator price of $80, why cant the tour operator incluse it into his costs???
Either way, the tour was fun despite the 3 dollars!
Like some others pointed out, this market is setup for the tourists with most stalls selling the same touristic stuff. If this is want you want, visit the market. We were really looking more for a market that locals might actually go to... this is not it. I wouldn't recommend this to my friends. Perhaps we could have saved the long drive out to this floating market and just stayed in Bangkok and gone to a real market.
Very disappointed with the service. The driver drove much too quickly and weaved in and out of lanes - we had to ask him to slow down. The tour guide's English was hard to understand and he kept yawning and stretching - quite unprofessional . There should have been some water in the van.