TOUR FROM BANGKOK
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 soldiers and the local people during the reign of King Mongkut and was finished in 1868. It is 35 kms 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 kms 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 vist to the Rose Garden also includes an extensive buffet lunch while watching a cultural Thai show. While dining into 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 true authentic and memorable moments during your vist to Thailand.
TOUR PROGRAM - TIME 07:00 - 17:30
07.00 Meeting at hotel lobby with the tour guide .
Depart to Samuth Songkarm province.
09.15 Visit coconut garden . Then take long-tail boat going along narrow canal surround the plantation.
09.45 Arrive at the Floating Market . Take picture and explore the market.
11.00 Depart for wood carving factory. Depart to Sampharn district
13.15 Arrive at Rose Garden Resort
Visit the surrounding garden.
14.45 Cultural Show perform.
+Monk-hood ceremony, +Sword fighting +Thai Boxing
+Cultural dances from various part of Thailand….
15.45 17.30 Return to Bangkok and transfer to hotel . Transfer to Hotel.
* TOUR OFFERED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND CAN BE CUSTOMISED ON REQUEST.
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 central Thailand in the province Ratchaburi. The central town is most famous because of its floating market held every day till noon on a canal ( khlong in thai language ) not far from the district office. However as it has become a prime tourist attraction of the Bangkok vicinity the market has not lost its authenticity .
FLOATING MARKET + ROSE GARDEN : ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON AND IN THAI BAHT CURRENCY
4- 6 PERSONS
7 - 9 PERSONS
10 - 14 PERSONS
15 PERSONS +
INCLUSIONS , EXCLUSIONS , TOUR REMARKS AND PAYMENT
- Air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide
- Admission fee as mentioned on this program
- Transfers from/to hotel
- English-speaking guide
- Long-tail boat to market
- Buffet lunch
- Personal expenses such as drinks or tips
- Other services not mentioned on this program
- Child fares are applicable for a child between 2 and 11 years old only if accompanied by two adults
WE ARE 100 % SAFE BECAUSE YOU CAN BOOK ALL OUR TOURS WITHOUT GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS OR PAYING THE TOTAL AMOUNT IN ADVANCE . INFACT, TO BOOK OUR TOURS, YOU JUST HAVE TO SEND US A 2000 BAHT DEPOSIT BY WIRE TRANSFER , MONEY GRAM TRANFER ( AT A POST OFFICE ) OR WESTERN UNION , WHATEVER THE TOTAL AMOUNT IS . THE REST OF THE AMOUNT WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO OUR TOUR GUIDE AT YOUR HOTEL LOBBY BEFORE STARTING THE TOUR(S) .
Damnoen Saduak floating market
Some people said this was touristy and perhaps it is but it is such a tradition of Thailand that it is a must do and vist. We did this one as it was on the way out of town and more traditional. Our guide took us back through some of the neighborhoods off the beaten waterway so we could see how people live. It wasn't surprising to see children swimming and bathing in the water...adults using the water to rinse out clothing etc. Their lives from the waterways are VERY different that what you see in Bangkok. I loved this part of our trip.
Damnoen Saduak floating market
We enjoyed the floating market trip thoroughly ... Had a very nice farmer boat ride and the boat guy took us around for an hour and our tour guide had to call us to return back :).. Around 7 /15 of us in the group took the boat option and it was worth the experience. The boat guy observed the things we were trying to buy and took us to boats/shops were the price was 1/4th . We all had a very good time and loved the toured.
Taling Chan floating Market
If you want to experience how local people enjoy their food in a special environment; then come to Taling Chan market. The market is rather small and is not that popular with tourists; actually, when I was there (3pm on Saturday) there were more than 80% local people enjoying their lunch and not many foreigners. We ordered two different salad, grilled fish and shrimps. Excellent fresh food and very delicious and truly authentic food. The drive from the city center is about 20 minutes. Avoid it when you want to see a market where people buy their produce if you want that then go to the other more commercial floating markets.