Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak Cruise Day Trip from Bangkok
Reviewed by: cchivy, June 2014
The entire tour, from the hotel pick-up, the 1.5-hour journey to Damnoen Saduak and back was a breeze. It's good to start early as the during a weekend as the crowd hasn't built up yet when we arrived at the market. Bargain for goods and foods in any part of the floating market is a must! Never give in to opening prices as this is a touristy site. The tour guide was attentive to us throughout the journey. It was quite an interesting experience for me, and a must-see, as the floating market is quite unique to Bangkok. Also visited coconut processing factory and wood factory.
Reviewed by: Fred B, May 2014
Floating market now more of a tourist attraction than a real market but the tour was fun and the guide very informative. Various stops to and from the market broke up the long ride nicely and provided some insight into how Thai's use coconut and some expert woodworking shops. Enjoyed the tour and finally got to see Thailand's floating markets.
Reviewed by: Thy L, May 2014
They were on time (actually 10 minutes early) to my hotel, great guide - friendly and funny.
Reviewed by: Sarah E, April 2014
The guide was awesome and gave us great insight into the local area/culture. The bus was air conditioned (as promised) and super comfortable to take a nap in on the way back from the tour.
Be prepared to interact with pushy sales people on the tour! They will literally put products into your hands to get you interested in buying but for some of the items, you can't beat the price. Make sure to negotiate which is a part of the fun.
The food was incredible and hard to believe it came from a small boat. Amazing fresh fruit too.
Great experience and well worth the cost (which was a lot lower than the tour our hotel was trying to book us on!) Would highly recommend this tour.
*Went on the tour on April 18th- pickup from W Bangkok Hotel.
Reviewed by: David J, April 2014
Another mind blowing experience. Quite a long trip from Bangkok but worth it. The longtail boat to get to the market was amazing and when you get to the actual floating market it was everything I hoped for and more. You can buy your lunch when on the slower second boat going through the stalls. Cost 40 bahts for a bowl of noodles with chicken etc. Also huge market on canal bank where you can walk through afterwards.
Reviewed by: Olivia Z, Austria, April 2014
the ride on the boat was so much fun!
Reviewed by: Christine S, March 2014
This is a great tour. It gives you a chance to get out of the city and have a look at some of the country which is so different to Bangkok. Yes, the markets are quite commercial but interesting anyway. A great way to spend a morning.