We leave the city at 6:30am by private minivan for our 1.5-2 hr drive to the railway market in time to the train pass through, please be on time - it's worth getting up for we promise! The vendors here sell their goods along an active railway track just a few inches from the edge. You’ll get to see what happens when the train arrives - it can be crowded with both visitors and locals but we'll find you the best spot to view the train as well as taking a closer look at the local produce sold along the tracks. This area is known for coconut sugar plantations, we'll introduce you to a local family who have been making this Thai staple ingredient for as long as they can remember. We're sure you'll enjoy seeing a typical countryside home plantation and learning about the family's daily lives as well as how the sugar is traditionally made - of course you can have a taste too! Damnoen Saduak is the biggest, most famous and popular floating market - the only one open daily. We'll take a small boat through narrow canals before reaching the market itself so you can see both the famous market and the local homes along the way. We'll also enjoy a tasty treat from a boat vendor we pass through. Back on land there'll be some free time to grab a quick lunch or shop for souvenirs before we drive back to the city and drop you off back at the starting point.
Pam, Nai & Team
We - Pam, Pat, Nai, Mond & A - are the Bangkok Urban Adventures team. We're licensed local guides based in the old part of the city, but we love to get out of town and share the quieter countryside ways of life as well. A visit to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is one of the most popular day trips from Bangkok so it's often crowded, but we aim to give you the best of both worlds on our experiences - we'll show you to the big landmark sights such as this but also visit some hidden gems and help you to get under the skin of our city, local culture, history and traditions. We believe in responsible tourism. Pls see our other experiences: Old Bangkok Temples & Markets by Tuk Tuk - http://tiny.cc/uaabbtub Chinatown’s Hidden Sites & Bites - http://tiny.cc/uaabbtud Grand Palace, Wat Pho & River of Kings https://tinyurl.com/uaabbtuu
We'll include a tasty local treat on the boat ride at the floating market, which we'll buy from one of the boat vendors as we…
Our included boat ride will take us on a less visited route through the small canals to the floating market so you can see…
We'll travel by private minivan from the pick-up point to all the locations on the tour, and drop you back at our central…
Maeklong Railway Market is busy with locals and visitors in the morning, but don't worry we know the best viewpoints. Next we'll go meet a local lady at her peaceful, rural sugar plantation - no crowds here! Damnoen Saduak is the biggest and best known floating market of Bangkok so be ready for the chaos - it's part of the fun! Lunch isn't included but there's lots of local food here, there'll be time to grab a bite before driving back to Bangkok
Please be on time so we don't miss the train Traffic conditions may delay the return journey to Bangkok. Be prepared for the chaos and crowds at Damnoen Saduak - it's all part of the fun! At weekends we may visit Tha Kha, a smaller local floating market if open You may join an Urban Adventures Group