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

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

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icon6 to 7 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.
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with your own private guide
  • See the popular Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets in the Ratchaburi
  • Take a ride on a traditional long-tailed boat along the narrow canals
  • Hotel pickup and drop off included
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Damnern Saduak Floating Market day tour
Private Local Guide
Private transportation
Hotel pickup and drop off
Long-tail speedboat ride
Food and drinks
Paddle Boat optionnal

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up from all hotels in the city center of Bangkok.
Departure Point: Pick up from Bangkok city hotels 10 - 45 minutes prior to the departure time
Return point: Returns back to your hotel.

Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road)
For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.

Departure Time

7:10 AM
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 travels with you southwest of Bangkok, where you board a long-tailed speedboat and take a thrilling ride through picturesque marshes dotted with traditional stilt houses en route to the markets. Your friendly guide answers all of your questions and shares 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.
Stop At:  
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Following a morning pickup from your Bangkok city hotel (except non-refundable rate)  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, where your tour will come to an end.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Salt Evaporation Pond
Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province.
Stop At:  
Coconut Sugar Farm
Stop and see how the locals make coconut sugar. It's the famous products of the province.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Please Note: the longtail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market will be 20-30 minutes
  • You will have approximately 2 hours to spend at the market. Please allow 6 hours for the whole day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Thailand
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "This was an excellent private tour, which was also incredible value." See review
  • "The stop to the coconut grove was not necessary and just to add activity to dull trip." See review


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Floating Market is a must see if in the area
, Mar 2020
Greetings, The tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The driver was also very professional and safe. The trip to the Floating Market in the long boat was very fun. Once at the FM, we needed to pay for the paddle boat for a 1/2 ride through the channels. This was also very fun. For the price we paid for the tour, this should have been included and for a longer period.
Damnoen Saduak floating market private trip
, Aug 2019
Arranging the trip was simple and the cost very competitive. Our private guide, Pearl was both friendly and knowledgeable. The length of the trip was just about right, with the part if the trip by (James Bond) long tail boat being the highlight
Amazing Floating Market
Linda S
, Jul 2019
We took a traditional long boat to the markets and got out upon arrival. The traditional means of selling local product was amazing. Great place to eat a traditional Thai meal made and served off of one of the boats. While very touristy, this added to the overall chaos. Watching the multitude of boats vying for space on the canals was very entertaining. Definitely recommend.
Interesting 👍🏽
, Jun 2019
From start to finish, very good and informative tour guide excellent.. floating market, long boat excellent.
Floating market Bangkok
, Mar 2019
This was an excellent private tour, which was also incredible value. Both the guide and driver were first class.
Floating market Thailand
, Jan 2019
It is just an experience to have. It is over rated and over priced. The tour operator pretty much picked us up from the hotel and dropped us by the floating market. Everything was additional. The stop to the coconut grove was not necessary and just to add activity to dull trip. If you have to just visit it for the experience. It is not what it was supposed to be where local used to buy and sell but more of a tourist hustle market
A Perfect Morning
, Dec 2018
Everything about this tour exceeded expectations. First, this company is very professional. We received confirmation of our pickup time and contact information for the guide the evening before the tour, as advertised. Our guide arrived at our hotel early and ready to go and spoke fluent English (not always the case, as we discovered). Throughout the tour, our guide provided lots of interesting information about Thailand, but was also very attuned to our specific interests and didn't try to push any of the tour options that didn't appeal to us. We arrived early enough to enjoy the floating market before the crowds showed up. We were primarily interested in taking photos and being there early permitted us to get some great shots! Since we weren't really there to shop, we didn't need the extra time to hang out in the town after doing the canal boat part of the tour. We were able to easily locate our guide and had no problem coming back to Bangkok early. Definitely worth it for the private tour!
Great day out
, Nov 2018
Really enjoyed this trip, boats around the market was good, although it appears that all the stalls have been to the wholesalers. Elephant riding on the way back to Bangkok was super.
Something to do once to say you’ve done it
, Nov 2018
This tour started early however after seeing what it entailed we could’ve definitely started later and slept in. The coconut farm is something that could be left out all together. This floating market definitely reads as a tourist trap...although I do not regret going, it’s one of those things you do once for the experience and never have to do it again.
This tour started with a ride on...
Rubie G
, Jul 2018
This tour started with a ride on what they call long tail boats. It takes you through canals/waterways where you can see the homes of Thai people. The river itself is murky and looks dirty though the tour guide claims it is not. Then you transfer to a paddle boat. If you want to ride on a shared boat, you have to wait in line. If you want your own private you will still wait in line and costs Bhat 600.00. It is not included in the price of this very expensive tour. There is nothing special about the Floating Market. The vendors are lined up to the side of the canals, and if you show interest, the paddler will stop. We went on a Sunday which I highly recommend you dont do, also not on a Saturday. It was so crowded we waited a long time for a boat and it is like bump car city. You can get hit by another boats front or end and you have to pay attention and either push or kick another boat if you are at risk of getting hit. NEVER put your hands on the boat edge. At the end our paddler, a woman was screaming and crying because the traffic on the canal was so bad and it took us almost 45 minutes just to get off. There are food vendors also on boats. I can imagine a long time ago where one might be comfortable buying food from the boat vendors and eating. That is the fun part of the floating market and thats basically it. However, if, like me, you have doubts about sanitation, follow your instinct. If you want to eat Thai street food that is unbelievably cheap, go to the 5th floor of Terminal 21 in Bangkok. I promise your head will spin with all the choices available and under much more sanitary conditions. If you must go and experience the market save money and join a group tour. The tour guide has a very heavy accent and I did not understand most of what she said. My recommendation is to skip this event. We asked to stop for an elephant ride. One, it is quite costly, BHAT 600.00 per person. The place where the elephant goes is full of elephant dung, it is not kept up. Two, do not forget that elephants can be mercurial creatures. We had an episode and the elephant almost crushed my husband against a tree and I was certain we would fall off. Luckily we did not. Be careful. It was at a place called Damnoen Saduak Elephant Park.

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