Damnoen Saduak Floating Market for Backpackers

The Cheapest Way to Visit Bangkok Floating Markets (Half Day)

Visiting a floating market during your time in Bangkok is sure to be a highlight of your trip, and Damnoen Saduak floating market is often considered the original and the best. Many of the stunning photos of boats filled with fresh fruits with ladies in straw hats navigating the canals were taken here and you’re guaranteed your own memories and fantastic pictures of this traditional Thai experience. After driving out into the country you approach the market by water, on a long-tail boat that gives you a glimpse of the lives of those who have made their homes on the banks. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a great place to grab a late breakfast, with boat owners chopping fruits, flipping fresh coconut pancakes and dishing up rice with meat or vegetables. There are also plenty of stalls to browse in the rustic hangars that line the canals, with handmade products and souvenirs for sale. We recommend taking a slow boat through the canals at a small extra cost which gives a very cool perspective of the floating market, amongst the sellers as they hawk their wares with a shout and a smile.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is open every day, but only in the morning. The best time to visit is between 07:00 - 11:00, so this tour is perfectly timed for you to experience the floating market’s at its busiest. After soaking up the atmosphere you head to the Royal Thai Handicraft Center where you can watch artisans create amazing furniture and intricate carvings from teak, and perhaps even purchase a small wooden elephant as a memento of your visit. You’ll be back in Bangkok by early afternoon.


Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour (Promotion)
06:30 a.m.

Pick up all members of the tour group from different hotels in Bangkok city centre.

08:00 a.m.

Depart from Bangkok and travel south to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, situated in Ratchaburi province.

09:30 a.m.

Arrive at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you can see numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits and products on Thai longtail boats. You are free to explore the market, shoot photographs/videos or hire a paddling boat along the canal to breathe the “once in a lifetime” atmosphere of this legendary market. 

Afterwards, experience a thrilling long-tailed boat ride out of the floating market and journey along the winding canals to see remote villages, gardens and plantations

11:30 a.m.

Arrive at a jetty pier where you board on the minivan and return to Bangkok

01:00 p.m.

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer you and other tour participants to different hotels.

14:00 p.m.

Arrive in Bangkok.

Special Rates
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour (Promotion)
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Adult Price Child Price
550 440
  • Rates are valid until 31 May 2015 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • A child aged 2-8 years old is charged 80% of adult price.
  • Pick up at hotels located outside center heart of Bangkok will be charged extra for 200 baht per person. e.g. - Bangna Trad Rd., - Ratchadapisek Rd., Rama IX Rd.
  • The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice as the tour guides see fit.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Thai Handicraft Center
06:30 a.m.

Pick up at your hotel and depart from Bangkok to Ratchaburi province

09:00 a.m.

Arrive at a jetty pier and take a long-tailed boat ride along the river and canals. You can enjoy seeing the Thai way of life, Thai houses and plantation. Observe the daily life of the locals who live along the river and canal.

09:30 a.m.

Arrive at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and find a fascinating scene of boats in various sizes and local vendors selling foods and local products on their boats. You are free to explore the market or hire the small rowing boat to tour along the canal (Optional at 150 Baht per person).

11:40 a.m.

Visit Royal Thai Handicraft Center to see numerous impressive wood carvings and master craftsmen at work turning teakwood into beautiful carvings and furniture.

12:00 a.m.

Depart from the handicraft centre for head back to Bangkok.

14:00 p.m.

Arrive in Bangkok.

Special Rates
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Thai Handicraft Center
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Adult Price Child Price
700 560
  • Rates are valid until 31 October 2014 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • A child aged 2-8 years old is charged 80% of adult price.
  • Pick up at hotels located outside center heart of Bangkok will be charged extra for 200 baht per person. e.g. - Bangna Trad Rd., - Ratchadapisek Rd., Rama IX Rd.
  • The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice as the tour guides see fit.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Elephant Ride
06:30 a.m.

Pick up all members of the tour group from different hotels in Bangkok city centre.

08:00 a.m

Depart from Bangkok and depart southward to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, situated in Ratchaburi province.

09:15 a.m.

Visit the elephant camp of Damnoen Saduak and enjoy a great experience riding the elephant, following a path through the jungle and the canal. Each elephant is controlled by a mahout master.

10:00 a.m.

Arrive at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you can see numerous vendors selling local foods, fruits and products on the rowing boats. Leisurely explore the market, shoot photographs/videos or hire a paddling boat along the canal to breathe the “once in a lifetime” atmosphere of this legendary market.

11:30 a.m.

Arrive at a jetty pier where you board the minivan back to Bangkok

01:00 p.m.

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer you and other tour participants to different hotels.

Special Rates
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Elephant Ride
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Adult Price Child Price
1,150 920
  • Rates are valid until 31 October 2014 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • A child aged 2-8 years old is charged 80% of adult price.
  • Pick up at hotels located outside center heart of Bangkok will be charged extra for 200 baht per person. e.g. - Bangna Trad Rd., - Ratchadapisek Rd., Rama IX Rd.
  • The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice as the tour guides see fit.
Time

From 06:30 to 14:00

Additional Information

Includes

- Pick up at hotels in central Bangkok
- Sightseeing as described with transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Long-tail speed boat
- Entrance fees

Excludes

- Personal expenses such as drinks, meal, tips etc.
- Other service not mentioned on this program.

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