Full Day Floating Market Weekend Tour (Fri - Sun) (full day)

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

All fares are per vehicle in Thai Baht, all inclusive of all transportation charges. Tickets to attractions or tour guides are not included in the package (please inquire if interested). Fares may be adjusted during festivals with high travel volume.

Private tour Time 1-4 pax 5-8 pax
Full Day Floating Market Weekday Tour (Fri - Sun) 09:00 - 21:00 3,500 4,000

General note

• The prices are for private driving tour with driver only (no guide). Qualified guide can be provided at added fee (please let us know if required).

• If you wish to make adjustment to this tour (add or skip attractions) please use the note section in our booking to let us know. Or if you wish to set up completely new tour please email us at thaihappytaxi@gmail.com

• Child seats for up to 15 kg (newborn to 3-4 years old) are available for 300 Baht per seat per trip (please indicate weight when make booking).

Note on this private driving tour

• Please inform us if you would like to ride long tail boat at Damnoen Saduak. There are 2 options. 1) Ride private motor boat from the outside canel into the market. The fee is 2,000 Baht for 1 hour per boat (4 pax). 2) Ride paddle boat around the inner market. The fee is 200 Baht per person for 45 mins. Fee can be paid at the jetty.

Tour Damnoen Saduak

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located at Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi Province, about 105 km west of Bangkok. King Rama IV commissioned the digging of the canal over hundred years ago. Then the market took place on the canal which was the life blood in the time when there were no paved roads and people used wooden boats for commuting and trading.

Today Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a famous attraction due to its exoticness and its vibrancy. The sight of local merchants paddling their wooden boat full of fruits of many contrasting colours has drawn visitors all over the world to the market. It’s a vibrant place great for photo taking and soaking up the atmosphere which promises to fill your senses with exotic sight and sound.

Wat Bang Kung (Bang Kung Temple) is arguably the most iconic temple in Amphawa District. The temple has very distinct feature of huge ancient Banyan tree wrapping its roots around the small temple hall. Inside the hall resides an ancient Golden Buddha which dated back to the previous capital Ayutthaya Regime. All together it makes for a very exotic sight which is unique to the charming Amphawa district.

Back in the 18th Century, the Siam and Burmese kingdoms were constantly in conflict and the temple also served as a camp for warrior training in the art of Muay Thai. Today, Khai Bang Kung (Bang Kung Camp) is both a Buddhist temple and a memorial to heroic warriors. Next to the temple hall, there are statues of the Thai Warriors doing their Muay Thai training. When the Burmese withdrew in 1768, Khai Bang Kung was deserted. Over the next few hundred years the trees grew to cover the temple and created this unique sight we get to see in the present time. As part of the site’s bicentennial celebration in 1967, the Thai government decreed a restoration of the site and building commemorative statues of King Taksin and soldiers who fought for him. Today Khai Bang Kung is famous and visited by people from all over the world.

Maeklong Railway Market, or as the Thais call it “Market of pulled down umbrellas” is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand. Maeklong is very near to the gulf of Thailand and all the sea products of the near shores come here before getting distributed to Bangkok and all over Thailand. Many varieties of fish, shrimp, crab, shells, as well as many tropical fruits and vegetables are on offer here. The market is unique because it’s centred around the track of the Maeklong Railway, right next to the station. When a train approaches, the awnings and shopfronts are moved back from the rails for the train to pass though. Once the train passes all the awnings and umbrellas are pulled out again and it’s business as usual, that is until the next train arrives.

Amphawa floating market opens on weekends from afternoon to early evening. Myriad of venders occupy the Amphawa canal and together they offer many more food varieties than one will probably ever see again for a long time. Padthai, noodle, seafood, fruits, banana, mango, rose apple, coconut, coffee, sweets, etc. It will literally takes paragraphs to list them all. The atmosphere is very easy going – quintessential Thai hospitality. Expect to see streams of people wander the canal banks and stop to sit on benches and chow down on all manner of food and colourful treats. Also you can get on a boat trip to see the beautiful fireflies.