Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and The Rose Garden Tour
Private Tour (No enforced stops at tourist trap, overpriced Gem stores, Craft stores etc on the return trip as you get with all shared tours)
Minimum 2 people
You will be picked up from your Bangkok hotel by car or minibus, depending how many people are in your private group, and taken the 90 minute drive to Ratchaburi Province to the Reception quay where you board the boat to take you around the market. Most people spend about 2 hours in the market, then your vehicle will take you directly to the famous Rose Garden, arriving about 1:30pm in time to have lunch before the Thai Village Cultural Show starts at 2:45pm. You will return to your hotel by about 5:30pm.
This is a full day trip
The price includes driver, car, fuel and tolls but does not include boat hire, lunch or entrance fees.
|Price for 2 people in a private car||2495 baht per person|
|Price for 3 people in a private car||1660 baht per person|
|Price for 4 / 8 people in a private minibus||6990 baht per minibus|
About Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Located in Ratchaburi province about 90km southwest of Bangkok is the original Thai floating market, it is large, bustling and very popular. You need to get up early for this trip as the market opens around 6am until 12 noon, to get the best out of this gem, you should arrive before 9am.
The market was the concept of King Rama IV when he ordered its creation in 1866 by connecting the Mae Khlong and Taachin rivers with a 32km canal. More than 200 minor canals were dug to branch off the main one, which irrigated the area. For more than a hundred years farmers have used these canals to take their locally grown fruit and vegetables to market by barge.
This market is now the second most popular tourist attraction in Thailand with tourists outnumbering the local customers. Fruit and vegetables are still the main produce but nowadays just about anything that tourists will buy is for sale.
Boat hire is 250 baht per person per hour for a 6 seat motor boat including driver.
The Rose Garden
A beautifully landscaped tropical garden 30km west of Bangkok famous for growing orchids and roses, 60 acres of gardens, lawns, a small lake and children’s playground. There are displays of local crafts such as pottery making, parasol painting and traditional rice farming.
There is an elephant show followed by the Thai Village Cultural Show. One hundred and fifty performers portray the many facets of Thai culture, including traditional Thai dances such as the Fingernail dance, the Bamboo dance and Kala dance. There are displays of Thai martial arts, Thai boxing and sword fighting skills, which date back over 600 years. The entrance fee is only 200 baht.
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