This private Damnoen Saduak Floating Market tour takes you to a thriving, riverside market in Ratchaburi province. Sample exotic Thai fruits, local seafood, and the famous boat noodle, as lively vendors peddle their wares from longtail boats. Test your agility at the Maeklong Railway Market, where stalls of sweets, produce and other goods run along the railway and quickly clear out when trains chug through. Complete your day with a visit to Wat Bang Kung – a historic temple literally shrouded in the trees.
DurationApproximately 7 hours
Available dayEvery day
Meeting timeApproximately 8:00
Meeting pointYour hotel lobby
Stroll along the Damnoen Saduak floating market
Browse through exotic Thai handicraft and souvenir stalls
Fill up on Thai fruits, the traditional boat noodle and fresh seafood
Experience the famous Maeklong Railway market
See Wat Bang Kung temple emerging from a banyan tree
Arriving at Damnoen Saduak floating market in Ratchaburi province, you are greeted by a mishmash of traditional long tail boats bobbing in the Mae Klong canal as far as the eye can see. Laden with everything from exotic knick-knacks and Thai handicraft souvenirs to sumptuous Thai fruits and fresh seafood grilling to perfection – the chatter from these paddling merchants transports you back to the delightful chaos of Thai tradition.
Flowers lend their decadent fragrance to the intriguing gumbo of scents as colourful clothes and fabrics are waved by chatty vendors trying their hand at a deal. This initial stop on the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour lets you appreciate – and participate in – a truly unique and distinctly Thai way of life.
Next, you'll visit the Maeklong Railway market. In contrast to Damnoen Saduak, this railway market provides a more industrial backdrop. Located in Samut Songkrahm – next to Ratchaburi province – this marketplace lives life on the edge with stalls located right on the train tracks!
You name it: fresh Thai fruits, vegetables, oddball items, flowers are there waiting to be picked up and inspected. A bell signals when a train is approaching, and just like that, the stalls are swiftly packed away, only to return when the train has made its way through. You’ve never seen anything like it!
The tour will finish on a visit to Wat Bang Kung. This historic temple is an impressive reminder of the strength of both Thai culture and Mother Nature. Look in awe as the roots of the banyan tree weave in and out of Wat Bang Kung like a giant boat noodle tapestry. It really brings the tradition you see on the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour full circle as you make your way back through Samut Songkrham and Ratchaburi province to the modern world.
08:00 Meet at hotel lobby (Approximately)
09:30 Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
11:30 Maeklong Railway Market
12:30 Wat Bang Kung
14:30 Drop-Off Point - Per Guest’s request
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Pattaya: Hotel drop-off in Pattaya will incur an additional surcharge per vehicle of THB 1,000 for a car, THB 1,500 for an Innova and THB 1,800 for a van.
Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport drop-off will incur an additional surcharge per vehicle of THB 200 for a car or THB 300 for a van or Innova.
In case you would like to extend your tour, each additional hour will be charged per vehicle at THB 200 per hour for a car and THB 300 per hour for a van or Innova.
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*Please note additional fees and surcharges are to be paid upfront and directly to your driver. Drop-off and extended tour surcharges are per vehicle, not per person.
Itinerary may be subject to change due to weather or local conditions without advanced notice.
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For smaller groups (fewer than 5 persons), taxis will be organised for the tour. Please note that drivers will, however, not act as guides.
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