• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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This private tour of the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak offers travelers an up close look at everyday life on Thai waters. Follow your guide along the backwaters of Bangkok canals on a motorized boat and check out the local vendors selling fresh produce, souvenirs and handmade sweets from their traditional canoes. This one-of-a-kind-experience is perfect for the traveler looking to get off the city streets and sample a bit of the culture and character this popular destination has to offer.


  • Your own private guide
  • See the popular Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets in the Ratchaburi province of Thailand
  • Take a ride on a traditional long-tailed boat along the narrow canals
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok

Enjoy a private day tour of the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak and get a behind the scenes look at rural life that lies beyond Bangkok.
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Enjoy a private day tour of the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak and get a behind the scenes look at rural life that lies beyond Bangkok. Your expert guide will travel with you some 64 miles (104 kilometers) southwest of Bangkok, where you’ll board a long-tailed speedboat and take a thrilling ride through picturesque marshes doted with traditional stilt houses en route to the markets. Your friendly guide will answer all of your questions and share stories and insight into local life for people on the water.

Opt to get a closer look at the markets on a local boat (optional extra) through the network of canoes, piled high with fresh, vibrant produce. Be advised that since the markets are a popular stop for travelers looking to spend a day outside the city, some of the items for sale by local vendors may not seem authentically Thai, and instead geared towards out-of-towners.

Customer Reviews

Hoi Sze Ada W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Worth to go. Tour Guide is informative and professional. Driver is very kind and good.

Judilyne C L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide Peter and our driver were very accommodating as to take us to the elephant camp to let my sister from the States a 1st timer to Thailand to experience the elephant ride... Peter was quite fluent in English... We had fun haggling with the locals in the floating market of Damnoen...it was a different experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I highly recommend doing the private tour! Pearl, our guide, was funny and very knowledgeable about everything. Her accent was a bit thick but she will still make you laugh.

Hotel pickup was prompt and the drive out is about 1-1:15 hrs. We went on a Sunday so traffic was quite light. From there, we did the optional boat to shop around 600 baht, which is so worth it even though we didn't even buy anything.

This trip is quite the trek but it was the BEST part of Bangkok for us!

jaht United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour is a must try, the tour guide was so nice and she even accompany us to the Jewelry Factory per our request after the tour and waited for us to make sure that we get back in the hotel safe.
The market is one of a kind, my husband enjoyed shopping because the prices were so reasonable. Highly recommended.

Andrew U USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. Worth the extra for a private tour, especially the day I went because it was so busy. The guide and driver also went off script and added an additional stop at an elephant pavilion.

Jaro S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I met my tour guide at City Park Hotel about 30 min from my hotel at 7am. I had to leave my place at 5:30am to avoid traffic. Then we drove about an hour outside of Bangkok, stop at Safari Park, where I was able to pet a tiger and say Hello to Burmese women with long necks stretched by metal rings. Then we headed to Floating Markets: what an experience it looks like a chaos, because so many boats are going around in a confined space/channels power boats more aggressive and big kayaks powered by paddles. It is a unique place, you won't see anywhere else. It was definitely worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a wonderful time on this private tour. Jeerawat was an excellent guide with a good command of English. He was happy to show us what we wanted to see and we ended the tour feeling we got more than our money's worth. Pro tip: Definitely opt for a private paddle boat once at the market. It is worth the extra baht.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It was great and eye-opening.

Scott S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful deals and fun getting to the venue.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our guide spoke excellent English and as this was a private tour we saw the elephant camp as well as a stop at the coconut sugar factory (toilets were very basic!) We had a speedboat to the market pier and longboat on the canal (extra £), very busy but an amazing experience, be prepared to haggle!

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