Bangkok Day Tours:

FD105 Full Day Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Grand Palace (OR Wat Po) Tour




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Capture the essence of the Thai capital in a single day. You will visit Bangkok’s most prominent and popular sites as well as explore the famous and charming floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Other important sites include Palm sugar home industry and the Mae Klong Train market as well as Wat Arun, Wat Prah Kaew and the Grand Palace Complex.


Start this very interesting Bangkok and floating market tour as our team meets you at your accommodation and immediately begins the drive westward to the city of Samut Songkram, home to the charming and picturesque Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. We will need to depart Bangkok early as an hour drive is necessary and we want to be in time at the floating market to catch all the colorful boats amidst the hustle and bustle. Before reaching the floating market, we will make a stop at the Mae Klong Train Market and marvel at the sight of vendors selling their produce and goods across the rails of an active railway line. Watch in amazement as the vendors rapidly pull back their stalls just in time to allow the approaching train to access the station. Before reaching Damnoen Saduak, we will stop one more time in order to see the wonderful palm sugar production. Have a taste of this remarkable sugar prepared here as well as various other candies made from palm sugar. Upon arriving at the village of Damnoen Saduak, we’ll reach the long tail boat that will be waiting for us. You’ll step aboard the boat and commence and exotic ride through a series of canals, which will bring you to the floating market. This is a great opportunity to witness how local villagers interact with their water environment.

At the market, you can freely walk around and explore the area by foot and wander across the wooden piers. Flag down market vendors as they pass on their boats stocked with various produce and goods. Paddle boats are also available for hire and make an excellent mode of transportation to explore the area and really allow you to witness the action from a different perspective. Following our market visit we will make the return drive to Bangkok. We will rest an enjoy lunch immediately after arriving in Bangkok. After our meal you will need to choose to visit either The Grand Palace OR Wat Po. The Grand Palace is the capital’s grandest temple and palace complex. What is now a remarkable compound featuring many buildings was first designed as a Royal residence and after many years it has seen several additions, one of which is the beautiful Wat Prah Kaew, home to the famous Emerald Buddha, a unique Buddha image made from a single piece of jade! if you prefer a more laid back option and would like to see the giant reclining Buddha then you can take the option to see Wat Po rather than the Grand Palace. Following on from Wat Po (or Grand Palace) we will visit The magnificent and iconic Wat Arun and will be the last visit of the day. This is a particularly beautiful structure and is also one of the country’s most famous temples. You can get near the temple and can even climb part of its Pagoda and admire the view over the Chao Phraya River nearby. Your guide and driver will then escort you back to your Bangkok hotel.

*extra fee of 400 baht/person will be collected on the day if you choose the Grand Palace option


• 07:00 - Pickup from your Bangkok accommodation
• Proceed to the city of Samut Songkram
• Maeklong train market
• Palm sugar home industry venue
• Motorboat ride through canals to reach the market
• Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
• Optional - board paddle boat
• Lunch break
• Wat Po OR Grand Palace (Please choose one)
• Wat Prah Kaew temple (location of the Emerald Buddha)
• Wat Arun temple
• 18:00 - Return to your Bangkok accommodation

PRICES - Private tour

Privately Escorted Tour

Your Group Size (Persons)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9+

Price per person (Thai Baht)

6250 3700 2600 2150 2000 1800 1650 1550 1500 POA

Child Discounts

Child below 130cm tall

250 baht discount for each child

Infant (24 months and below)


This tour includes:
• Licensed English speaking tour guide
• Transport by air con minibus/car
• Driver
• All listed activities
• All entrance fees
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

This tour excludes:
• Paddle boat at Floating Market 200 baht/person
• Grand Palace entrance fee 400 baht/person (Wat Po entrance fee is included)

departure icon Departures
This tour can depart on any day to suit your own schedule and convenience
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This tour is available as a private tour. We can run this tour exclusively for yourself and your group of family or friends
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This tour is operated by Curious Gecko. Curious Gecko is Blugecko's own tour operation subsidiary. Blugecko is the parent company of Curious Gecko


This tour is conducted as either a group tour or a privately escorted tour. For a group tour to depart we need a minimum of 2 persons booked on the tour. On a group tour you will join a group of up to 14 persons, for a privately escorted tour you will be supplied with your own tour guide for yourself and your group of family or friends

For 1-2 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned car or minibus
For 3-14 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned minibus

This tour includes transfer to and from your Bangkok Hotel. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel before the pick up time specified on your booking confirmation. Please specify your hotel and its address on the booking form. If you do not have a hotel booked we can still process your booking but please inform us of your hotel at least 3 days prior to departure. For private tours we can arrange transfers to and from all hotels (an extra charge will usually be incurred for outlying hotels). If there are any issues with your specified hotel we will inform you before we ask for payment and process your booking.

This is a full day tour and no accommodation is provided. Blugecko can arrange your bangkok hotel if required

This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide. The guides will be TAT licensed (Tourist Authority of Thailand)

A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.

Dress Codes and what to wear
• The Bangkok climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes but please bare in mind the dress code for the Grand Palace below (you may want to bring a change of clothes)

• Grand Palace Dress Code: Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen:

1.Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, tight leggings and tights, (Long skirts lower than your knees are allowed.)
2.See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers
3.Sleeveless shirts or vests (T shirts are allowed)
4.Sandals (without ankle or heel straps)
5.Rolled-up-sleeved shirts
6.Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers

Further Grand Palace dress code notes:
Long Trousers, pants are required, not just only the knee-leveled ones. Quarter length trousers cannot be worn.
No hole in any part of jeans, skirts, pants and trousers should be seen.
Scarves or shawl cannot be worn to cover your shoulders, a t-shirt or long sleeved shirt must be worn

• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Bangkok rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. a lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution

• No swim wear is be required on this tour


Exertion levels are light on this tour with a few short walks between attractions. There are steps and slopes as well as alighting to and from small boats.

Lunch is provided and included in the tour price

There is no compulsory tipping. Tipping is at your own discretion and choice, but if you felt that you were served by the guide and driver well during your trip any extra income is gratefully received.