The Floating market – Away from tourists

Departure from your hotel in Bangkok at 06.30
We drive the northern route via Nakorm Pathom to the Floating market of Damnoen Saduak.
It takes up to 2 hours to get to the Floating Market.

In a row boat you will drive for about 2 hours through the market-canals and the surrounding area.
At the Floating Market of Damnoen Saduak , since more than 140 years, the vendors come every day in their samphans (rowboat) to the market, selling their  products like vegetable, fruits, ready made food and sweets to the locals and foreigners.

During the rowboat-ride through the market, you are the closest to this market and of course you may buy some fruits or sweets from another boat.
After leaving the market-canal, you will pass other canals further away, will see small temples, settlements, orchards, cocopalm plantations and much more.

Before getting back to the parking lot you will stop at a small, unknown, but very interesting temple near the market. Here are nearly no tourists.
Continue by car to the Mae Khlong River, about 10 km from the Floating market away.
An old and really beautiful catholic church is the next attraction.

Continue along fruit and vegetable plantations to Ampawa subdistrict to visit  “King Buddhalerta Napalai Memorial Park”, or easier,  Rama II Park.
Rama II park is a large park with many rare trees and flowers, as well as some old buildings from King Rama II period, which consists old furniture and are open for the public to visit.

We pass the city of Samut Songkram and get to Wat Satthatam, a temple build in boat-shape, made from wood and with many Mother of Shell inlayments.
Lunch in a local restaurant in the mangrove-forest of Samut Songkram.

The Don Hoi Lodh seafood market is our next stop, only about 15 minutes drive from the restaurant we had lunch before. The vendors in their small stalls sell fresh seafood as well as dried fish and fish-paste.
Many Thais, coming back from the beach resorts Hua Hin or Chaam, they stop on the way back at Don Hoi Lodh seafood-market to buy fresh seafood.

Our last stop today will be at the salt pans between Samut Songkram and Samut Sakhon.

Back to Bangkok at about 16.30.

The excursion includes: 
2-day cruise with stops and visits according to program
1 night aboard
Meals according to program
Coffee, tea and water on board and meals
Service and qualified staff

Rates Low Season / High Season (per person)

Up Stream

Down Stream

High Season 1 November – 31 March


1 person in single room


2 people in a double room


Low Season 1 April – 31 October


1 person in single room


2 people in a double room


From 01 November – 28 February Departure schedule Program Upstream (Bangkok – Bang Pa In)


Departure schedule Program Downstream (Bang Pa In – Bangkok)


From March, April, July, August and October
Departure schedule Program Upstream (Bangkok – Bang Pa In)


Departure schedule Program Downstream (Bang Pa In – Bangkok)



From 01 May – 30 June and 01 – 30 September Departure schedule Program Upstream (Bangkok – Bang Pa In)


Departure schedule Program Downstream (Bang Pa In – Bangkok)

– Every SUNDAY


The above price are based on Joined Tour “together with others.”

Children under 12 sharing with parents get 25% discount

Children under 2 are free.


Transfer: Transfer from Bangkok hotel to Wat Yannawa Pier, or from Wat Yannawa Pier to Suvarnabhumi Airport 2200 THB per car / minibus

Transfer: Transfer from Ayutthaya (Bang Pa In Pier) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel or 4500 THB per car / minibus

Mekhala Cruise (2 days)

Welcome to Mekhala Cruise (2 days)

Experience a cruise with Mekhala along the Chao Phraya river and see some of Bangkok’s tourist attractions from the boat. During this trip you will experience the local life of the country.

You will sense how life outside the big cities work, and visit a Mon village proving how it can be done.

Enjoy a relaxing 2-day trip with many experiences and impressions along the way.

– Mekhala

– Temple of Dawn

– Pathum Thani market

– Wat Kai Tia

– Baan Saladang village

– Mon people

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