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From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

1. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

Depart from Bangkok in the morning 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 paddle 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.  Once 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 between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM. 

Bangkok: Railway Market and Floating Market Private Tour

2. Bangkok: Railway Market and Floating Market Private Tour

Experience Thailand's unique market culture on this unique tour. Start with a drive to the railway market, located about 2 hours from Bangkok. Watch as vendors set up their goods along active railway tracks, with fresh produce, cooking supplies and more all lined up a mere few inches from the track's edge. See what happens when the train comes through: vendors gather up their things and lower their canopies and step aside as the train travels right through the middle of the market, getting back to business as soon as it has departed. Afterwards, continue on a short drive to a palm sugar plantation, where you’ll visit the house of a villager who still makes palm sugar the traditional way. Next, board a small boat for a ride through narrow village canals, to reach the famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak. Get off the boat here and walk around to explore more of the market. Around noon, head back to Bangkok and return to the meeting point which is right next to BTS (Skytrain) station National Stadium. Your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation or to other sites you should see.

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We had an excellent day with our guide Suzie(sp). Check in at River City was easy and quick. Susie was very forthcoming with information and constantly answered my questions. The tour was awesome from beginning to end. I originally thought the stop at the sugar making place was excessive but I learned a lot and immensely enjoyed seeing a traditional Thai style home. The market itself was an experience I will never forget. Although some vendors can be aggressive in trying to get a sell it's important to remember that they are trying their best to make a living. I would definitely love to do this tour again and introduce someone new the marvel of a floating market.

We had the best experience on this tour! Our guide was wonderful and very informative. It was great to learn about the Thai house, all about the coconut, and explore the floating markets. Wonderful trip!

Pet was a super nice tour guide and answered all questions in detail. The combination with the coconut farm was also very refreshing!

A great and inexpensive way to see the floating markets!! Could not recommend our tour guide enough too!

Great experience, got to see a coconut farm on the way and had time to shop around.