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Head out on a leisurely driver through the salt fields and rice paddies that lie just beyond Bangkok and embark on a long tail speedboat bound for Damnoen Saduak floating markets. This popular activity is perfect for travelers looking to get an up close look at Thai culture and local life. Float past boats piled high with fresh produce, sweets and meats as you navigate the canals with your expert guide. Opt for a local boat ride through the markets (additional charge) for an even closer look at this incredible local commerce before heading to the Sampran Riverside Thai Village.


  • Visit the bustling Damnoen Saduak floating markets
  • Take a trip to the Sampran Riverside Thai Village and see traditional skills on display
  • Be entertained by the many different Thai activities such as Muay Thai Boxing, Sword Fighting and Thai Dancing
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Floating Markets and Sampran Riverside Day Tour from Bangkok

Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Tour from Bangkok

Spend the day touring two of the area’s most memorable sights on this Floating Markets and Sampran Riverside Thai Village Day Tour from Bangkok. Take a thrilling speedboat ride to Damnoen Saduak floating markets and experience the unique local commerce that takes place aboard traditional floating canoes. See merchants with small boats piled high with produce and souvenirs and opt for a local boat ride to get an even closer look (additional cost).

Once you’ve taken in the markets, head to The Sampran Riverside Thai Village by comfortable coach with your expert guide. You’ll have the chance to learn about rural Thai life while you watch villagers participate in silk-weaving, pottery making, Khon mask design, mat weaving and rice pounding.

You’ll see authentic Thai period costumes and have the chance to wander another Thai market. Visit traditional Thai homes that showcase how people in the north and south live and watch various cultural activities take place, like Muay Thai, sword fighting and Thai dance.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommended this trip. The floating market was very interesting and we enjoyed seeing the cultural events at the Sampran. The buffet luncheon was excellent. Our guide, Neco, was very helpful and was instrumental in getting to locations with plenty of time ahead of the crowds.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was definitely worth it. To get out to the floating market was quite a drive, not sure how I would have ever found this place by myself even if I did speak Thai.

The floating market is quite an experience, and really fun! You can either walk around the market, or get in the paddle boat and go to each individual vendor, and it was fun to see how they reel us into their shops. So interesting as well to see how people sell their products on their boats.

The lunch buffet was great, so many choices again and everything I had was pretty good.

The cultural show at the Rose Garden was fun, and a cool way to see the various styles of Thai Dance.

Sara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour ran very smoothly from start to finish. We had an excellent guide who answered out questions and gave excellent insight into Thai culture and way of life. An excellent day trip!

Divya Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is an excellent family friendly tour but has an early start! After breakfast, we 2 adults 1 baby were greeted at our hotel lobby by Ms Dana who is by the way a very warm, friendly and helpful tour guide. She speaks excellent English and bonded immediately with our little baby. We were escorted to a mini van and we were the only guests on this tour so it was like a private VIP tour. Our driver was very pleasant and quiet and followed Ms Dana's instructions in Thai. After leaving the hotel, we drove for an hour until we reached the Orchid Farm. It is more of a conservatory rather than a farm. There are quite a few shops and a food court. We spent half an hour here and had our photos taken and made on orchid plates. We then headed to the Elephant Farm. We were asked if we wanted to go on the Elephant Ride to the Jungle and back but as the prices were quite steep, we decided not to go ahead. We returned to the van and drove on. We were asked if we wanted to stop at the Handicraft market but decided not to as it was getting rather hot. We then drove on until we reached the Rose Garden. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive there from our hotel on the Chao Phraya River. The Rose Garden itself was a little bit of a disappointment as there were no roses in sight. However, the buffet lunch at the restaurant was scrumptious and Ms Dana had reserved a table overlooking the river. The lunch options are quite good however not many vegetarian options. We then went to the spa next door for a 30 minutes massage as we had some time to kill before the elephant show and cultural show. The massages were excellent and very relaxing. Ms Dana then came to meet us and escort us to the elephant show. Our little one loved the elephant show and was so excited. We then moved onto the cultural show in the theatre and again, our little one was delighted. The cultural show was authentic and traditional. After the shows, we were driven back to our hotel. It was a very safe and comfy trip. 5s

Cheryl T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Sana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The floating markets were really something else. This was my favorite tour in Bangkok

Laura A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Despite an early start, it is a worthwhile trip, it is about 1hr outside the city but such an action packed day it was so worth it.x

Margaret D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

A fun tour. The best parts were the canal boat ride through a tropical area both very quiet and so peaceful and then viewing the floating market. Also, a top site was the chedi at Nakhom Pathom and also the shows at the Rose Garden Cultural Center were interesting. We had a great buffet lunch at the Rose Garden.

Thomas A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A great full day of cultural highlights and wonderful experiences. Had a wonderful time :-)


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

excellent the guide was very good. The meal at the restaurant offered a variety of food all very good. The show was interesting.

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