Go beyond Bangkok city limits and gain a deeper understanding of life beyond the capital as you explore the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. Travel by long-tailed speedboat as a guide unpacks the secrets of these 19th-century canals built by King Rama IV. Over the course this 6-hour day trip, you'll cruise past vendors selling freshly picked produce, handmade sweets and interesting souvenirs.
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
Meet your professional driver and local guide at your Bangkok hotel and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets. Just two hours southwest of the capital, these famous markets were built by King Rama IV in the 19th century. Your guide will explain how this top attraction promotes trade outside Bangkok city limits and share stories about Thai cultures and traditions as you explore together. Once you arrive at Damnoen Saduak, you’ll transfer to a long-tailed speedboat for a thrilling ride through marshes lined with stilt houses en route to the markets. Your guide will share information and answer any questions you have about what you're seeing along the way. Comb through stalls of freshly picked produce, handmade sweets and colorful souvenirs. Witness local traders going about their daily routines and purchase items to take home. You can opt to take a trip on a local boat (additional cost) through a network of canals for an even closer look at these unique markets. Once you’ve finished at the markets, cruise back to your air-conditioned coach for a drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province. You'll stop at a coconut candy farm for a taste before traveling back to your Bangkok hotel.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, May 2019
Early morning rise for a bus ride to the Market Town. Interesting ride in a long boat but not much room for long legs. there were more stalls along the side of the canal rather than the boats doing their business on the water so a little disappointing. Many of the items here were more expensive than other market areas.
We were a couple and enjoyed the trip. As many reviews say, it is a nice tourist attraction, the whole floating market is for tourists, but you can bring back with you some souvenir, some coconut sugar and have a nice street food meal or desert (like mango or even durian with sticky rice). We had Ken as guide, which gave us some nice information along the way. The paddle boat at the floating market costs extra, 900 Baht, which the guide can book for you in advance. The hotel transfers where well done. For our hotel pick up, the car was there 10 minutes early.
The trip was exactly what we expected, especially because we had already been to this market back in 2007.
The English fluency of the guide was a bit limited. However, when he could be understood, he showed good knowledge of what we were visiting.
Definitely, worth a visit.
Our tour guide with Tour East Thailand was difficult to understand but we managed to have a wonderful day viewing the coconut sugar processing and touring the floating markets. The street food at floating markets was outstanding.
It was nice to be on the water, it was cooling. Would not recommend boat bartering in the canal when you can stay onshore and go to each stall. This way you have more face to face bartering time. It was too hectic trying to do it in the canal.On the way back, our bus broke down twice. Not sure if it was a bad fuel pump, or ran out of diesel. Recommend asking if sufficiently tanked up before you go. It was a long hot, buggy wait by the road, otherwise. Despite all, our guide “Peter” was humorous, knowledgeable and entertaining.
We loved the floating market and would definitely go again. The shopping is great and we really enjoyed having lunch canal side and the coconut ice cream is to die for! The company itself weren’t great. They were half and hour late picking us up in a mini van to the. Be transferred to a large rickety smelly old coach. This then went straight past our hotel on the way out of Bangkok which was very frustrating considering we had sat in traffic for half an hour just to get to the big bus. The tour is interesting and we would definitely go again although on our own steam next time
Pickup was super early but in Bangkok you just have to do that to avoid traffic. It was all prompt and it was definitely easier to go with a tour group than try to do it yourself. The Damnoen Sadoek market was really good. Great experience of Thai culture