Half-Day Tour Of Damneon Saduak Floating Market From Bangkok

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Overview

On this private or non-private tour we visit the colorful and bustling Damnoen Saduak floating market, located 62 miles (100 km) west of Bangkok. See merchants paddling along congested canals selling their fresh produce to shoppers along the canal banks and try your hand at bargaining.

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Be picked-up from your hotel at 7:30am as the floating market is at its best early in the morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day sets in. The best photos of this colorful scene are from the bridge at Ton Khem, which crosses over the canal. The market is bustling with activity from the early morning hours until around 11:00am. The floating markets are at their best early in the morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day sets in.

The Damnern Saduak floating market is actually a combination of 3 different markets. The principal market is at Ton Khem. Merchants paddle their small boats piled high with fresh fruit and vegetables along the crowded, narrow canal, offering their goods to buyers standing along the banks of the canal. The canal is lined with food stalls and souvenir shops. If you’d like to buy souvenirs from the shops here, remember that bargaining is expected.

Be taken back to your hotel afterward.

Inclusions for Half-Day Tour Of Damneon Saduak Floating Market From Bangkok

  • Quality transportation with hotel pick up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide (other languages such as German, French, Russian, etc. are available on request and are subject to a surcharge)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Half-Day Tour Of Damneon Saduak Floating Market From Bangkok

  • Services other than those mentioned

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please provide us with the name and address of your Hotel

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • If you are looking for a local for Thai people floating market, this is NOT it!!
    This is a disappointment for my friend and I as we wanted to see locals interacting on the
    waterways. The trip over from Bangkok was about 80 minutes. Guide seemed disinterested
    and offered little info on the way over. You will board one of many longtail boats at the boat station-- it seemed
    like an assembly line with one boat coming in after another. The ride through the khlongs was interesting and
    I admired the boat driver's skill in negotiating 90 degree corners. Once there you will step onto land and you noticed
    immediately how the whole thing is geared for tourists. Hundreds of stalls offering everything from food, handicrafts, etc. lined
    the canals. Don't even think of going through the canal with a paddle driven boat unless you have plenty of time on your hands. We signed up for a paddle driven boat, but asked for a refund after waiting at least 30 minutes for a boat. There was just too much congestion in the canal and everything moved slowly. Just walk along the canal and call out to a boat if you like what it offers. They have baskets on long poles to make exchanges. So yes, worth seeing once, but just understand this is a tourist trap.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed thiis, our guide was superb . Turned out to be our guide ,driver and just the two of us so very comfortable.
    The market is completely tourist driven as opposed to being a genuine 'local' market but that did not disappoint.
    Great atmosphere in this floating traffic jam . Tic tac twixt boat driver and vendors is amazing . If you look interested in anything they will take the boat back to the stall.
    Be prepared for some quick bartering and you have to be firm , but polite, if it is something you do not want. Our guide was very helpful re appropriate tips and where to start the bartering process. We did feel peckish for a couple of bananas and ended up with a massive bunch. Still they were very nice.

  • Lovely half day tour to the floating markets, we were the only people on the tour which took in a coconut farm where we could see how they make the coconut milk followed by some time at thr markets. The markets themselves are interesting but they do tend to sell a lot of tourist tat. Still it's worth a look.

  • The market itself is full of tourist tat but go for the experience especially if you enjoy photography. Stopped at the railway market on route. Very interesting if you enjoy a good food market. Also stopped at a plantation which was interesting but a little too long.

  • Excellent tour. Loved the Floating Market. We had a wonderful time sailing down the river to the market. Plenty of time to look around and didn't feel rushed. Mindy, our guide, was very good at explaining things and extremely sweet. The side trip to learn more about coconuts was also excellent. Recommended.

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