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Floating Markets Day Trip from Bangkok

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Overview
Visit the Biggest Floating Market of Thailand in a half a day tour.

Take this tour to get a glimpse of everyday life on the water in Thailand. Cruise along the Bangkok canals in a narrow, long-tailed motorized boat towards the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where you will see local vendors in their Thai style canoes, laden with colorful fruits, and vegetables, gently plying their way through the canals looking to sell their goods.
Highlights
  • Take a hassle-free day trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market from Bangkok
  • Travel by efficient long-tailed speed boat to save time
  • Receive information crucial to understanding the exotic products on offer
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included with this guided tour
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with pickup from your Bangkok hotel, where you’ll board a vehicle destined for Damnoen Saduak. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to a long-tailed boat and speed through marshes and past atmospheric stilt houses. En route you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to the culture and history of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Cruise past floating stalls selling fresh produce and exotic fruits while your guide explains the origin and use of particularly unique ingredients along the way. For an additional cost, you can purchase souvenirs and opt to take a ride on a local boat. After sufficient exploration of the market, return to your Bangkok hotel via boat and bus, with a stop at a coconut candy farm for a taste.
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Important Information
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 20 - 45 minutes prior to the departure time.
Return point: Returns back to your hotel.
Departure Time
7:10 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Tour returns to your hotel at approximately 1:00pm
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Long-tail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Include Hotel pickup and drop off if option chosen (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Coconut Sugar Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride through the markets (optional extra, payable direct) unless option taken
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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.
  • For Option without hotel pickup: All guests must make their way to the Narai Hotel, 222 Silom Road Bangkok and meet at the Tour East Desk for 06:45 AM. Please be aware that the bus will leave at 07:00 AM.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infants seats are available upon request
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The whole thing is about 10% actual floating market. Rest is man-made canals with display stalls on either side. So it does not make it a floating market. There is only a small stretch which can be described as "Floating Market". Rest is all shops...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the market. I can understand that as it is very bustling and pollution especially in the morning peak time. With the boat ride, I'd suggest guests to go with the tour operator which included the boat ride...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to the floating market in Thailand was amazing. Thanks to @planyoursholiday for suggesting us the best tour package which includes the best places to visit in all over Thailand. #planyoursholiday

Date of experience: August 2019
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TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and thank you as well to Planyourholiday for trusting Tour East Thailand.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dirty.Prices of sold good initially ridiculous then vendors cut down to 75 off price. So i bought a fan at $5.outside the floating market was $2.50. Food also expensive and didnt taste good. Its a tourist trap. Also guide keeps talking all through out the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the tour. I would not deny that products there are overpriced. We will try to improve our guide from your feedback, thank you very much for bringing this matter to our attention.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for the floating market which out of bangkok from the agent in the hotel we paid around 50 dollars per person. They pick us by a van with a tourist guide to the coconut sugar farm. Then they took us by a speed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Agree to the products are overpriced at floating market and the market itself is extremely busy in the peak hour. For the guests who don't like chaos then probably don't enjoy it. But it's worth once visit as you've mentioned, something new to see.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s kinda a must visit if you are coming to Bangkok . It’s a different experience but you can get pissed off with many vendors on boats approaching you and forcing you to buy their stuff . Would not do it a second time ....More

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TourEastThailand, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking time to write us review. Agreed to your comment that it's worth just one single visit if guests don't like such kind of busy market. We hope you enjoyed the day.

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HankaH44
12 June 2019|
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Response from Christine Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we paid Thai Baht $2500 for each person for 1.5 hour at the Floating Market. Was great fun and really worth going to see all the food being cooked on the boats and the fresh fruits and also the shopping! We went there... More
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Response from k r | Reviewed this property |
The best people to ask are the trip organisers who are taking you.
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Contact the tour company you book with, they'll inform you.
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