Location: Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Price: 2000 - 3600 BAHT
FLOATING MARKET TOUR – ON PRIVATE BASIS –
DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET/ELEPHANT SHOW/ ROSE GARDEN CULTURAL SHOW
FULL DAY TOUR DEPARTING FROM BANGKOK
TOUR DESCRIPTION. Overview of the tour: Khlong Damnoen Saduak is the name given historically to the canal excavated by the soldiers and the local people during the reign of King Mongkut, which was finished in 1868. It is 35 km long, and links the Tha Chin and Mae Klong rivers in the central western province of Ratchaburi. The project was principally undertaken to facilitate transport and trade, by creating smaller canals that link towns and villages along the way. At Damnoen Saduak a good part of the population lives along the banks of the canal; most of them are farmers who grow a variety of tropical fruits such as papaya, oranges, coconuts, bananas, guava etc. The canals also provide a source of water for irrigation.
Today the floating market at Damnoen Saduak is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Thailand. Apart from locally grown tropical fruits, the market vendors also sell a variety of produce including vegetables, meat, fish, handcrafts and souvenirs. The floating market is 109 km from Bangkok and our tour guide will give you commentary on places of interest along the way, including an early morning stop at the Railway Market.
For lunch, the tour stops off at the picturesque Rose Garden, which is a Tropical Garden full up with all the beautiful tropical flowers and especially the Thai Orchid and Roses. The visit to the Rose Garden also includes an extensive buffet lunch while watching a cultural Thai show. While enjoying the lavish buffet, you get to view the performances of a Buddhist ordination procession, Thai boxing, hill tribe dances, elephants at work and a traditional Thai wedding ceremony. You can also ride an elephant for 20 baht per person for 5 minutes and this is one of the truly authentic and memorable moments during your visit to Thailand.
TOUR PROGRAM – TIME 07:00 – 17:30
07.00 Meeting in the hotel lobby with the tour guide.
Depart to Samuth Songkarm province.
09.15 Visit the Coconut Garden. Then take a long-tail boat going along narrow canals surrounding the plantation.
09.45 Arrival at the Floating Market. Take pictures and explore the market.
11.00 Depart for wood carving factory. Depart to Sampharn district.
13.15 Arrival at the Rose Garden Resort. Buffet lunch. Visit the surrounding garden.
14.45 Cultural Show performance.
+Monkhood ceremony, +Sword fighting +Thai Boxing
+Cultural dances from various parts of Thailand….
15.45 17.30 Return to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.
TOUR BACKGROUND. This full-day tour goes to Thailand’s only remaining authentic floating market, at Damnoen Saduak, where you can see hundreds of colorful wooden boats offering tasty local produce.
Damnoen Saduak floating market is located in Damnoen Saduak district (Amphoe in Thai language) in the province Ratchaburi, in central Thailand. The central town is mostly famous because of its floating market held every day until noon on a canal ( khlong in Thai language ) not far from the district office. Despite having become a prime tourist attraction of the Bangkok vicinity, the market has not lost its authenticity.
This tour includes:
– Licensed tour guide
– Private transport by air con minibus
– All listed activities
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel
– Entrance fees.
This tour excludes:
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE ENGLISH SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE CHINESE (MANDARIN OR CANTONESE), RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, KOREAN, JAPANESE OR ITALIAN SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
We only employ safe and careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned minivan and coach. We will provide transport dependent on your group size as follows:
Group size 1-9 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner – 9 passenger seat format
Group size 10-13 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner- 13 passenger seat format
Group size 13 + persons:
We can either use multiple minibuses or a full sized passenger coach in a 24, 32 or 40 seat format.
For the boat trip on the river and Thonburi canals you will ride on a long tail river boat (Private charter).
A Tourist Authority of Thailand licensed and English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking guide will be provided. We provide separate drivers and your guide will not be driving the vehicle.
If you feel this itinerary does not quite suit then we can customize it to suit your own interests and length of time in Bangkok please contact us with you suggestions.
Pick up and drop off.
Included with all our tours are both pick up and drop off to and from any Bangkok city hotel. There may be an extra charged levied for pick up and drop off at outlying hotels and hotels in the Suvaranbhumi Airport area. We can notify you of any extra charges before we request any payments.