Floating Markets Day Trip from Bangkok

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Floating Markets Day Trip from Bangkok
from USD $51.83
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.
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In Brief

Bangkok, Thailand
6 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Coconut Sugar Farm, 296 Dumnoen Saduak Tambon Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak Thailand

Stop and see the fabrication process of coconut sugar, taste the natural candies. Enjoy the wild orchil presentation

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Salt Evaporation Pond, Amphoe Mueang, Samut Sakhon Thailand

Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province

Stop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoun Saduak, Ratchaiburi, Damnoen Saduak 70130 Thailand

Following a morning pickup from your Bangkok city hotel (except non-refundable rate)  meet your guide and travel out by air-conditioned coach to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets. Located a 2-hour drive southwest of Bangkok, the markets sit on a canal waterway created by King Rama IV in the 19th century to promote trade and development outside the capital. Today, they’re widely considered one of Bangkok’s top attractions and offer valuable insight into traditional Thai culture and traditions.

On arrival at Damnoen Saduak, hop aboard a long-tailed speedboat with your guide for an exciting ride through the marshes and stilt-houses to the markets. Once there, listen to a brief introduction from your guide and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Marvel at the colorful fruits, vegetables, sweets, meats and souvenirs on display and take time to capture the market scenery on camera. Watch the traders and customers going about their daily business on this bustling and vibrant part of the canal, and perhaps purchase some fruit or souvenirs for yourself (own expense). Take a ride on a local boat (optional extra, payable locally) through the maze of traditional canoes and soak up the market atmosphere out on the water.

When your time at the Damnoen Saduak floating markets is up, cruise back to your coach and hop back aboard for the return journey to your Bangkok, where your tour will come to an end.

Duration: 2 hours


  • 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


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride through the markets (optional extra, payable direct) unless option taken

Departure Time

7:10 AM

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.

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Awesome experience! Very nice and friendly guide. It's a one in a lifetime experience. The food is very good too.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2020
Very cool trip to floating market. Never will you see anything like this anywhere else! Professional staff and very accommodating! We really liked them!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Very unique tour... really happy I did it !... some great bargains to take home in this location and very scenic
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Prompt pickup and well organized. Our guide was amazing - funny - taught us a lot about Thailand Customs and language. Very helpful all around.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
We were a couple and enjoyed the trip. As many reviews say, it is a nice tourist attraction, the whole floating market is for tourists, but you can bring back with you some souvenir, some coconut sugar and have a nice street food meal or desert (like mango or even durian with sticky rice). We had Ken as guide, which gave us some nice information along the way. The paddle boat at the floating market costs extra, 900 Baht, which the guide can book for you in advance. The hotel transfers where well done. For our hotel pick up, the car was there 10 minutes early.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2019
Had a fantastic trip to the floating market. Our tour guide was lovely, funny and knowledgable. We booked all out tours with Viator and they have been excellent. We will definitely use in the future.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2019
Great tour. Tourist trap but worth it. Watch out for the pythons can take pics with snakes.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2018
This was a memorable and great tour.
• Submitted 16 May 2018
This tour is amazing! A must do in Thailand!
• Submitted 09 May 2018
I couldn’t have asked for a better Tour Guide. Peter was very humorous and knowledgeable throughout the entire tour. He also picked up my group and I on time and that was great. The trip to the floating market was quiet and beautiful because of the scenery. Definitely a must when going to Bangkok!
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
The ride in the speeding long tail boat is exciting and watching the crowd around the boats with produces and other products is fun. Our guide wa very helpful.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Although it's a heavy tourist spot.. you're a tourist if you're on viator.com, so go in with that mindset and you'll greatly enjoy it. The speedboat ride was very fun/relaxing and the floating market itself was cool to see. Tip: don't buy anything while you're floating along the river. Instead, buy items when you get off the boat and are able to walk through. This will give you more time to bargain and get greater discounts.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
As many others mention, the Damnoen Saduak floating market is really more for tourist than for locals. But if you go to Thailand and not experience this market, then you are really missing out. The hustle and bustle add to the fun atmosphere, as does the haggling with the vendors. Plus, the food here is delicious!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
Day well spent. Hotel pickup, bus and friendly tour guide made this a great introduction to Thailand.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018
We had a great expereince, the tour was enjoyable, the guide was very entertaining, polite and informative. It was very safe.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2018
Fun and very enjoyable. Must do if only in Bangkok for a short period
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
Nice and interesting experience
• Submitted 07 Feb 2018
This is my second time to the floating markets, I really enjoyed it. The bus trip is always long but that can't be helped. There is a few stops along the way. We enjoyed eating lunch there watching the boat traffic jam on the water. Very crowded. But fun. I will do this tour again. Nice shopping and food.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
We had a great time on our tour. Our tour guide was funny, informative and he knew where to go at the market so we were never waiting in long lines to get in boats.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
I am so happy went to the Floating Markets! It was an experience to remember. Our tour guide was Peter and he was GREAT!! He made the trip! He was knowledgeable, very gracious and funny. I have already recommended this tour to several people. VIATOR is the best!!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
This was our best day in Thailand!! These markets are a must see!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
The guide was very good. I enjoyed the opportunity to shop and sample the different foods at the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2018
it is an fantastic tour! everybody should take
• Submitted 15 Dec 2017
We are so glad we were able to go to the floating market. We had a great guide, wonderful food and a great experience.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2017