Private Tour: Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Trip from Bangkok

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  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3685BKK30P
Head out of Bangkok for a day of Thai culture and activities on this private day trip with your own personal guide. Visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to marvel at the array of fruits, veggies and other goods being sold by locals on their canoes. Then have lunch and spend the afternoon at the Rose Garden cultural center for an introduction to many skills and cultural traditions from across Thailand. Watch villagers display their talents like making pottery and weaving silk, and enjoy native dancing, sword fighting and more.

Highlights

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  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Your day trip from Bangkok starts with pickup at your hotel by private vehicle for the drive to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, 68 miles (110 km) west of Bangkok. During the drive, admire views of salt fields and rice paddies, and get an introduction to the market from your private guide.

When you arrive, board a long-tail boat with your guide to explore the busy, colorful market where vendors sell fruits, vegetables, flowers and sweets right from their canoes. This is one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand, and it can be crowded, but if you wish to get off the beaten waterways, you can rent another boat to take you through the smaller, often more peaceful canals (time permitting; own expense).

Once you’re back on dry land, you’ll be driven to the Rose Garden cultural center, a resort-style attraction 20 miles (32 km) west of Bangkok. Enjoy lunch at the garden’s restaurant, and then spend the rest of your tour immersed in Thai culture.

At the traditional village within the resort, see Thai villagers make handicrafts and demonstrate other skills such as weaving silk, making pottery, painting umbrellas, weaving mats, carving fruit, pounding rice, making masks and dolls, and crafting silver and lacquerware. See authentic Thai period costumes, different styles of native architecture and antiques from around the country. You can also watch displays of cultural activities like Muay Thai boxing, sword fighting, dancing, a wedding ceremony and an elephant show.

When your time at the Rose Garden is up, you’ll be returned to your hotel in Bangkok, where your tour ends.

Schedule details

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Departs from select Bangkok hotels

Note: Pickup and drop-off is NOT available from the following hotels:
  • Novotel Suvarnabhumi - Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport)
  • Niran Grand - Bang Na
  • Nototel Bang Na - Bang Na
  • Royal Princess Srinakarin - Bang Na
  • Amari Don Muang - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Airport Suite Bangkok - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Asia Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Ebina House - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Rama Gardens - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Quality Suite Airport - Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
  • Miracle Grand Convention - Laksi
  • Inn Come Sweet - Chatuchak
  • Chaleena Princess - Ramkamheng
  • Grand Hitech Tower Inn - Ekkamai
  • Forum Park - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
  • Rio Residence - Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
  • Royal Pacific Plaza - Rama 9
  • Oasis - Huang Kwang
  • P R Union - Thonburi
  • Gold Orchid Bangkok - Suttisan
  • And selected areas
Departure Time:
Tour starts at 7:10am.

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Private Tour: Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Trip from Bangkok

Private Tour: Floating Markets and Rose Garden Cultural Center Day Trip from Bangkok

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private local guide
  • River cruise to the floating market
  • Entrance to Rose Garden cultural center
  • Lunch
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional 2nd boat ride at the floating market
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking; failure to do so may result in cancellation
Voucher Info:
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Stephen B, USA, August 2008

A must-do! The boat ride was fun with so many people from all over the world in one place. The private tour was the best of all. You get so much more from a private tour for just a little more money. There was plenty of time for shopping, and we had a wonderful guide.

We were never rushed and treated extremely well. We were very informed and given personal attention and even cold packs for our necks to cool down. (The heat can get to you.) The car ride to the Rose Garden takes a little while but is worth it. We rode in nice, clean and comfortable air-conditioned sedans. The gardens are beautiful and lunch, elephant ride and show were wonderful, too. We really got our money's worth!

Reviewed by: William S, May 2012

Enjoyed the floating markets and, whilst they are more commercial now than when my parents visited back in the 1970s, there were still some bargains to be purchased. The long tail boat ride up the canals was interesting. The Rose Garden Cultural Centre wasn't quite what we expected - very commecial. Enjoyed the show inside but the elephant show was somewhat disappointing. Would revisit the markets but wouldn't bother about returing the centre.

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