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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak provided by Asian Trails Thailand

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Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
    Stop: 2 hours -
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Important Information
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • A professional English-speaking guide.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees.
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis. Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • There will be ample time for customers to spend time on their own to admire the sites at their own pace or browse along the shops for souvenirs. When additional time needs to be allocated for more time at leisure or shopping, this can be discussed with the guide on spot.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paul Baker wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom30 contributions3 helpful votes
One to tick off your list, but once you are on board you are locked in for a perusal of 99 things you would never ordinarily buy! That said, a bit of fun, if a little murky and we only paid for 45 minutes to whizz around, which I can assure you is more than enough time unless
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Niels S, Manager at Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
Responded 2 Feb 2020
Dear Bakes1 Reviews such as this one from your side are seen as personal views of a tradition that has been a part of the Thai culture since the beginning of the Kingdom. The grounds of the Danmern Saduak Floating market are old and have been the base of what is now seen as one of the country’s must-see landmarks. Of course, we sincerely apologize that you and your travel companions did not enjoy the floating market based on the overly present commercial factor. It is with many bucket list landmarks across the globe that buying souvenirs and reminders of a visit to a destination is part of the experience. We appreciate your positive view on the Maeklong Railroad market as a positive light during your Thailand visit. It has certainly added value to how our customers see and experience Thailand. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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Vacation561238 wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
There are a lot of bad reviews about this. Yes they try to sell you things, and yes they hook your boat but you are not obliged to buy and a friendly no thank you does the trick. Just be open minded and smile and enjoy the scenery. Try to spot a goanna in the quiter parts of the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Niels S, Manager at Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear Vacatio Thank you very much for your honest and personal experience visiting the Damnern Saduak Floating Market. Taking up its own spot as must-see around Bangkok, it is an institution that certainly is not left aside when first-time explorers enter the Kingdom of Thailand. We wholeheartedly support and agree with your review to look it from this perspective and see that there is indeed a bit more than meets the eye. The right perception on Damnern Saduak, located outside Bangkok, is a good starting point to see the hereditary story behind its existence. It has been our sincere pleasure showing you this landmark in Thailand’s vast list of must-sees, and we’re looking forward showing you (much) more in the near future. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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finesilver wrote a review Dec 2019
Denver, Colorado2,383 contributions944 helpful votes
I enjoyed this market alot, you go there, get in a boat and tool around the area, you can stop, shop and even buy things and great food from other boats passing by. Lots of tourists but it was very unique and I have not seen a place like this in all of my travels. Great food
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
Responded 12 Dec 2019
Dear finesilver Such a joy to read how thoroughly you’ve enjoyed the Damnern Saduak Floating Market. The authentic vibe, the hustle and bustle of an institution of how commerce was driven a century ago are key elements of how once the waterways were used for bringing good to the customers and how customers interact with traders from across the region. It is great to read that there are lots of photo opportunities you’ve found around the floating market. We’re happy to read you’ve had a great time with our guide on this venture outside of Bangkok. We appreciate your positive view on the Damnern Saduak as a positive light during your Thailand visit. It has certainly added value to how our customers see and experience Thailand. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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Yaminah C wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions
It was a beautiful experience, and our tour guide was amazing. A lot of the stuff sold on the river could found much cheaper in the markets. But it’s an experience we enjoyed and we bought some beautiful paintings
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Date of experience: November 2019
HelsBels1967 wrote a review Nov 2019
Torquay, United Kingdom87 contributions17 helpful votes
After visiting Floating Market in Vietnam, was so looking forward to doing one in Thailand, well what can I say no boats selling produce, all purpose built huts with the same stuff in them, if we could of got of the boat we would of
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Dear HelsBel Thank you very much for your honest and personal experience visiting the Danmern Saduak Floating Market. We do regret reading that this visit was not up to your expectations and, according to your review, incomparable with the floating markets in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Thailand’s most famous floating market forms an essential part of must-sees for visitors to Thailand. The market’s popularity has indeed seen a change in sales opportunities, yet the concept has retained its original set-up. We completely understand that you made a comparison with previous floating markets and that this visit has been a disappointment has been noted. We profoundly hope that our Asian Trails execution of the tour has been a satisfactory one, were guide and transportation services exceeded expectations. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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