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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

Depart from Bangkok at 7:30 am, and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a longtail boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sold along the canal. Meet up with your guide to head back to the meeting point in Bangkok, where you will arrive around 1:30 - 2.00 pm. 

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Damnoen Saduak, Reclining Buddha, and Wat Arun Private Tour

2. Damnoen Saduak, Reclining Buddha, and Wat Arun Private Tour

Spend a full day visiting popular markets and famous temples in Bangkok on a private tour, complete with private, air-conditioned car and personal guide. Start with a visit to the Maeklong railway market and explore the stalls that are actually set up on the tracks. Make a quick stop at a coconut farm to learn about the production of coconut sugar, then continue to the vibrant and colorful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Enjoy a boat ride on a small long boat through the market as you see local vendors paddle their boats to sell things along the canals. Return to Bangkok for lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is home to a 46-meter-long and 15-meter-high Buddha statue and the first open university of Thailand. The final stop on the tour is Wat Arun, better known as the Temple of Dawn which had existed since the 17th century. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangkok.

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From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

3. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

Day 1: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Train Market (6 Hours) Board your air-conditioned van in downtown Bangkok by 6:30 AM and drive about 45 minutes to Ban Na Kwang train station where you take a local train to the picturesque Maeklong Railway Market. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and is centered on the Maeklong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed. Continue to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover the most famous floating markets in Thailand, take in the sights and sounds of the floating vendors. Don't forget to snap some shots and try some foods when you wander through the colorful boats. Get transferred back to Bangkok around 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM. Day 2: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Return by Boat (9 Hours) Depart Bangkok at 7:30 AM and head to Ayutthaya by air-conditioned coach. Your first stop is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace of King Rama V, which is beautifully decorated in both Chinese and European styles. Next, visit the landmark of Ayuthaya, WatMahathat, known for the Head of the Buddha which has a tree trunk and roots growing around it. Then continue to witness the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya at Wat Lokayasutharam. Enjoy your photo opportunities along the way accompanied by stories from your informative guide. At around 1:00 PM, board the White Orchid River Cruise at Wat Chong Lom Pier. Enjoy a delicious Thai or European buffet lunch with desserts, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea. Sit back and relax as you cruise along the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. Walk up to the boat's view deck and marvel at the stunning views of famous Bangkok attractions such as Wat Arun, the Royal Grand Palace and Rama VIII Bridge.

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From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Train Market Tour in Spanish

4. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Train Market Tour in Spanish

Start the tour by meeting your small group at one of the two meeting points, or get picked up at your hotel if you upgrade to the private tour option. Leave Bangkok around 7 AM by air-conditioned van, and get to know your Spanish-speaking guide and learn some insights about Thailand on the 1.5-hour ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Upon arrival in Ratchaburi province, board a longtail boat and enjoy the ride to the floating market. Don't forget to take a photo or video of this unique experience. Once there, immerse yourself in the floating market for 1 hour. See locals selling their food from paddle boats, and shop for food, snacks, or souvenirs right from the boat. Spend your leisure time walking around the market with no rush and try authentic Thai food, if you like. After exploring the market, get back on the van and drive to the famous Maeklong Railway Market centered on the railway. Wander around with your guide waiting for the iconic moment when the local train comes at 11:10 AM. As the train approaches, watch the awnings and shop fronts get moved back from the rails, and then replaced once the train has passed. Make sure to have your camera ready as the train will not wait for you. Then, gather with your group and board the train to be ready to leave Mae Klong station at 11:30 AM. Take in the views of the rice fields and local way of life on the railway side. Arrive at Ban Na Kwang Railway Station at 11:57 AM and hop on the air-conditioned van for the return trip to Bangkok. Call it a day and get dropped off around 1:30 PM.

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Damnoen Saduak Tour and Authentic Thai Cookery Class

5. Damnoen Saduak Tour and Authentic Thai Cookery Class

Depart Bangkok and journey towards the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Visit a local house en route to learn how the locals live and make brown coconut sugar. Then, climb aboard a long-tail speedboat which will take you to the entrance of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Soak up the atmosphere at your own pace, and then get the chance to cook an authentic lunch following the traditional styles of Thailand. Prepare a meal of 5 different dishes at a unique cookery school designed with classroom items, such as tables, chairs and a blackboard.

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From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

6. From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Tour in Spanish

The day begins at the meeting point for those on the small group tour, or with hotel pickup for guests who opt for the private option. Depart Bangkok between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM and head out on the 1.5 hour journey to Maeklong Railway Market. Upon arrival, wander around with your Spanish-speaking guide, mingle with the locals going about their day, and wait for the iconic moment when the local train passes through. Board a longtail boat next and sail to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Spend an hour exploring this unique location and marvel at the locals selling their produce from paddleboats. Shop for snacks, souvenirs, and more, and don’t forget to sample some authentic regional food while you’re there. Continue the tour to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO listed location, and enjoy a stop for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, visit a selection of iconic temples including Wat Mahathat, enshrined with Buddha relics. Explore Wat Yai Chaimongkol next, followed by Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive temples. At the end of an unforgettable day, begin the return journey to Bangkok at 5:00 PM, arriving at around 7:00 PM.

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Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

7. Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

Spend a day discovering some of the best markets and temples that Bangkok has to offer. Enjoy a combination of local culture, sightseeing, and food tastings. First, visit the Maeklong Railway Market. Called "Talat Rom Hup" which roughly means "umbrella pulldown market", watch the vendors scramble to pack up their stalls when a train goes by along the track that runs through the market. Explore and hopefully see the train pass before making way to the next stop, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover one of the more famous floating markets in the city, which is made up of a network of narrow canals dotted with vendors paddling their boats filled with their wares. From local produce to souvenir items, take in the organized chaos on the river before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant, at your own expense. After indulging in a variety of tasty Thai foods, set off to visit Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is one of the country’s most sacred temples. Take in the tranquil and spiritual environment before making your way to the Grand Palace. Marvel at the exquisite architecture and numerous images here, once home to the Thai royal family up until the early 1900s.

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Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak, Maeklong and Mangrove Forest Tour

8. Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak, Maeklong and Mangrove Forest Tour

After pickup from your hotel early in the morning, you’ll catch a train to the Maeklong railway market. Once there, explore the local market and its fresh produce. The best highlight at this stop will be to witness the moment when the train comes into the market. In this unique phenomenon, all the vendors have to pull back their awnings and clear the tracks to let the train past.  Continue to the most famous floating market of Thailand, Damnoen Saduak. Weave in and out of the bustling market and try the local dishes on offer. Then ride a long tail boat through the quiet fruit farms next to the market. See the different fruit trees and the homes of the local farmers.  Lunch will be fresh seafood at a local restaurant. Afterward, you will visit a fish farm in the mangrove forest near the Gulf of Thailand. This is where you will have a chance to meet the wild monkeys of the forest. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in central Bangkok.

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Damnoen Saduak Full-Day Bicycle Tour from Bangkok

9. Damnoen Saduak Full-Day Bicycle Tour from Bangkok

Around 08:00 you will leave from Bangkok to Damnoen Saduak floating market, in a fully equipped air-conditioned car/minivan. At Damnoen Saduak, start with a long-tail boat ride through a maze of canals cutting through local villages and plantations and see how the locals live here. Furthermore, visit a coconut plantation where they make palm and coconut sugar in a traditional Thai way. After you have visited Damnoen Saduak floating market, your bicycle is waiting for you to continue this adventure. Ride along quiet country back roads, plantation trails and unpaved flat roads. Depending on the season, you will see grapes, lychee, pomelo and coconuts growing in trees and plants, ready to be harvested. Besides the overwhelming nature along the Mae Klong River delta there are a few beautiful temples our guide would like to show you and tell you more about. “Wat Bang Kung” dates out of the Ayutthaya period, is more than 500 years old, and is famous for the small chapel that is completely enclosed within the roots of a banyan tree, called Bot Prok Po. It’s like the tree itself is the pillar of the temple and without it will fall. “Wat Bang Kae Noi”, built in 1868, inside is covered with wood carving depicting the life of Buddha. Three life sized wax statues of famous Thai monks complete this remarkable temple. The ride continues over small wooden bridges hanging over canals along the Mae Klong River until reaching the ferry to cross us to the Amphawa market. Here you will have a chance to stroll the local market and/or visit King Rama II park before heading back to Bangkok by car/minivan.

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What people are saying about Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

We Visited the flying market During the international Corona Pandemic time. Start in Bangkok was Good to find, pick up Arrived and Kiwi (your Guide) told us who is she and the Driver Jojo. Very Motivated, polite, prepared for Every question. After nearly one Hour we arrived to a coconut Farm. Kiwi explained how the Farmers are Working, how they Produce coconut Sugar and we were allowed to Taste it. VERY interesting Station! Than we Drove to our longboat, a Quite nice Tour trough the water streets around the flying market. Arrived at the Market we had one Hour to Explorer this, therefore we Took a boat. It was all so empty, corona impact because of missing Tourist was Full There. Sadly the sellers Tried to make a Deal nevertheless how Strong we Said „NO“. That was a moment for us, not so comfortable.. In the end a nice trip with man impressions and a professional guide and driver team. I hope the market is very nice to visit if there are much more visitors.

Nice experience, the sugar farm was a full immersion in a local family business. The floating market an experience to not miss, unfortunately not so many vendors due to covid-19. The guide, professional and passionate.

Great tour! Top organized and varied and interesting places at a really very affordable price. To recommend without reservation :)

Our guide was amazing! She gave so much explanation and she knew the best food boats to go to. I highly recommend her!

It was really nice and calm trip. It wasn’t so busy as it was in the past. We really enjoyed it