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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak provided by Asian Trails Thailand

Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
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Seen as the mother of all Thai markets, and based on ancient principles of buying and selling merchandise to even the more remote communities in Thailand, the Danmern Saduak Floating Market is an institution in its own right. For years, paddle boats sail up and down the narrow canals of the Ratchaburi province, approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Bangkok, where a plethora of food, snacks and fruit are bringing an explosion of colours and smells across the market. With its immense popularity, this morning-only trading ground has further expanded with souvenirs of all kinds, yet the foundation of this market remains untouched; to maintain the country’s trading history by using its canals and thoroughfares as transportation ‘roads’.
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8084P10
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • A professional English-speaking guide.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees.
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick-up from your hotel located in Bangkok city center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis. Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • There will be ample time for customers to spend time on their own to admire the sites at their own pace or browse along the shops for souvenirs. When additional time needs to be allocated for more time at leisure or shopping, this can be discussed with the guide on spot.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • A professional English-speaking guide.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees.
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick-up from your hotel located in Bangkok city center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis. Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • There will be ample time for customers to spend time on their own to admire the sites at their own pace or browse along the shops for souvenirs. When additional time needs to be allocated for more time at leisure or shopping, this can be discussed with the guide on spot.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

3.0
69 reviews
Excellent
12
Very good
14
Average
14
Poor
10
Terrible
19

Paul Baker
London, UK30 contributions
Average and a bit of a trap, but.....
Jan 2020
One to tick off your list, but once you are on board you are locked in for a perusal of 99 things you would never ordinarily buy!
That said, a bit of fun, if a little murky and we only paid for 45 minutes to whizz around, which I can assure you is more than enough time unless you are hopping off for a bite to eat in the main section (which is possible). Double up with the train market (do that one first) and it is a full morning done outside of Bangkok.....
That chap in my review picture sums up the enthusiasm unless you want to buy!!
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear Bakes1 Reviews such as this one from your side are seen as personal views of a tradition that has been a part of the Thai culture since the beginning of the Kingdom. The grounds of the Danmern Saduak Floating market are old and have been the base of what is now seen as one of the country’s must-see landmarks. Of course, we sincerely apologize that you and your travel companions did not enjoy the floating market based on the overly present commercial factor. It is with many bucket list landmarks across the globe that buying souvenirs and reminders of a visit to a destination is part of the experience. We appreciate your positive view on the Maeklong Railroad market as a positive light during your Thailand visit. It has certainly added value to how our customers see and experience Thailand. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 2 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vacation561238
6 contributions
A trip worthwhile
Dec 2019 • Family
There are a lot of bad reviews about this. Yes they try to sell you things, and yes they hook your boat but you are not obliged to buy and a friendly no thank you does the trick. Just be open minded and smile and enjoy the scenery. Try to spot a goanna in the quiter parts of the waterways and get your longboat captain to turn it up. Good fun overall.
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear Vacatio Thank you very much for your honest and personal experience visiting the Damnern Saduak Floating Market. Taking up its own spot as must-see around Bangkok, it is an institution that certainly is not left aside when first-time explorers enter the Kingdom of Thailand. We wholeheartedly support and agree with your review to look it from this perspective and see that there is indeed a bit more than meets the eye. The right perception on Damnern Saduak, located outside Bangkok, is a good starting point to see the hereditary story behind its existence. It has been our sincere pleasure showing you this landmark in Thailand’s vast list of must-sees, and we’re looking forward showing you (much) more in the near future. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 12 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

finesilver
Denver, CO2 353 contributions
Fun place, worth checking out, plenty of photo ops too
Dec 2019
I enjoyed this market alot, you go there, get in a boat and tool around the area, you can stop, shop and even buy things and great food from other boats passing by. Lots of tourists but it was very unique and I have not seen a place like this in all of my travels. Great food too and many colorful photo ops too. I enjoyed it. It is worth the time to go seek it out out of Bangkok and to also pair it with a tour of the railway nearby with the market there too. I loved it.
Written 12 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear finesilver Such a joy to read how thoroughly you’ve enjoyed the Damnern Saduak Floating Market. The authentic vibe, the hustle and bustle of an institution of how commerce was driven a century ago are key elements of how once the waterways were used for bringing good to the customers and how customers interact with traders from across the region. It is great to read that there are lots of photo opportunities you’ve found around the floating market. We’re happy to read you’ve had a great time with our guide on this venture outside of Bangkok. We appreciate your positive view on the Damnern Saduak as a positive light during your Thailand visit. It has certainly added value to how our customers see and experience Thailand. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 13 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yaminah C
9 contributions
Loved it, but way too expensive
Nov 2019 • Friends
It was a beautiful experience, and our tour guide was amazing. A lot of the stuff sold on the river could found much cheaper in the markets. But it’s an experience we enjoyed and we bought some beautiful paintings
Written 9 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HelsBels1967
Torquay, UK92 contributions
Disappointed
After visiting Floating Market in Vietnam, was so looking forward to doing one in Thailand, well what can I say no boats selling produce, all purpose built huts with the same stuff in them, if we could of got of the boat we would of
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear HelsBel Thank you very much for your honest and personal experience visiting the Danmern Saduak Floating Market. We do regret reading that this visit was not up to your expectations and, according to your review, incomparable with the floating markets in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Thailand’s most famous floating market forms an essential part of must-sees for visitors to Thailand. The market’s popularity has indeed seen a change in sales opportunities, yet the concept has retained its original set-up. We completely understand that you made a comparison with previous floating markets and that this visit has been a disappointment has been noted. We profoundly hope that our Asian Trails execution of the tour has been a satisfactory one, were guide and transportation services exceeded expectations. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pete B
Henley-on-Thames, UK68 contributions
Save your money
This is a purpose built floating market for tourists selling the same rubbish , nothing authentic about it save yourself 2500 baht and go see the train market for free which is an amazing experience with a true working market
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear maltsters Reviews such as this one from your side are seen as personal views of a tradition that has been a part of the Thai culture since the beginning of the Kingdom. The grounds of the Danmern Saduak Floating market are old and have been the base of what is now seen as one of the country’s must-see landmarks. It is unfortunate to read that the views are inaccurate and that this has been a legacy in the Ratchaburi province for generations. Of course, we sincerely apologize that you and your travel companions did not enjoy the floating market. Our interest in showing visitors this institution, 100 kilometres outside of Bangkok, is on the forefront of our operations since our inception in 1999. It is truly unfortunate that your impression has been dissatisfactory and we wholeheartedly agree that the market has been a key attraction for tourism. We of course, as a reputable and responsible company, will inform all concerned about your experiences We appreciate your positive view on the Maeklong Railroad market as a positive light during your Thailand visit. It has certainly added value to how our customers see and experience Thailand. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GlobeTrotterMe18
8 contributions
BEWARE
Nov 2019 • Family
IT WAS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE BUT BEWARE

Me and My Nephews stayed in Bangkok. We decided to visit this place today for experience. It was So disappointing that the person at the pier charged us way way expensive 1,700 bht per person just for the boat ride.You can spend that amount of money to see lots of places arround Bangkok and buy lots of souvenirs instead. We were in Bangkok for 3 days and spent under 4K with abundant amount of food, bought some souvenir and even had a sip at the local bar but today 4,500bht for 3 of us just for the boat ride. not to mention the 1,500bht for the ride!!

WE FELT LIKE WE WERE SCAMMED!!!
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear GlobeTr We deeply regret reading this review and do apologize for your negative experience. When looking into the comments made, and our records checked on our customers booking this spiritual encounter, we regret to inform you that we were not the one operating this tour. We aim to respond to errors and misunderstandings, and rectify these accordingly to the best of our capabilities when our services are required, yet in this matter, we are afraid that you have mixed up the accurate provider. Any further communication pertaining this comment, welcome to reach out via the various online communication channels available. We sincerely hope you can reconsider posting this review and retract this to show your dissatisfaction with the accurate operator. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharat
3 contributions
Floating market
Oct 2019 • Family
This is certainly worth a visit. One hours drive from Bangkok center. You need to buy tickets for the boat ride and go around the market. There are lot of locally made items ,but make sure you bargain. Great food sold on the boats.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Reetika S
Doha, Qatar14 contributions
Over rated and expensive
I have booked the tour outside the platinum mall and they charged 1000 local currency he picked us up from the and dropped us back . I paid 4000 local currency and l got a shock of my life . Tourist guy said it ll take at least 6 hours but when we experienced it was not more than an hour . Nothing wow.. everything is expensive. Local food to local items everything was hyped. I would suggest to book before recce.
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear 124reet it is a shame to read that you did not enjoy the floating market experience. Reading your review and seeing that you booked this tour not via Asian Trails Thailand (we do not operate in this area), we would sincerely appreciate if you can remove this review from our page and place it somewhere more suitable. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 30 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lewis D
55 contributions
FUN MARKET
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is a fun Market with lots to see. The area gets crowded very quickly and the venues are always bustling with business. There's good food here too in case you get hungry while shopping and sight seeing :)
Written 11 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Niels S
Dear Lewis Many thanks for your time taken to share your experiences with the world about your venture through Thailand. The floating market at Danmern Saduak is a true testimony of how commerce once thrived by using nothing but small boats and vessels to sell and buy household goods and food. It is indeed a happening place, and we thank you very much for taking your time to review our Danmern Saduak Floating Market operations. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
Written 12 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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