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Our most recommended Samut Songkhram Day Trips

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

    1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

    Depart from Bangkok at 7:30 am, and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a longtail boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sol...

    Amazing trip and a great tour guide. Dui showed around the markets and explained some interesting Thai history. Definitely worth a trip!

  • From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

    2. From Bangkok: Amphawa Floating Markets and Firefly Boat Tour

    The markets of Thailand are some of the country’s most quintessential experiences; they give you a lively peek inside the more traditional culture of a country that often lives by water (or in this case, by the railroad tracks as well). On this full-day guided tour, you'll be taken to the most iconic markets on the outskirts of Bangkok, ending with a relaxing firefly boat tour to wind down from the day’s excitement. Maeklong Train Market is a fresh market situated right by a well-worn railroad. Watch the vendors expertly close and open their awnings to make room as the trains pass by. Wat Bang Kung is a striking Buddhist temple engulfed by the roots of a massive Banyan Tree. Learn about its bloody battle history and see the Golden Buddha inside. Located on the Amphawa canal, the Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand's more popular floating markets. Visit this riverside market and ...

    Such a fun experience! The guide was so friendly, funny and knowledgeable about everywhere we went. I think this day was one of my favorite days of my entire vacation! Even the hour drive was relaxing and I was able to relax at the end of the night. Absolutely worth it!

  • Bangkok: Private Tour to Thaka Floating Market

    3. Bangkok: Private Tour to Thaka Floating Market

    Start your trip from your accommodation in Bangkok and depart to Samut Songkhram on a day trip. Thaka Floating Market will give you a truly authentic experience! Here, the locals' way of life is still very much preserved. Glide through the water on a wooden rowboat while seeing vendors' paddle boats piled with fragrant lotus blossoms, coconuts and handicrafts, selling their wares in a palm-lined canal. Absorb the local scene and learn about the tradition of water commuting. Afterwards, visit an authentic Thai house and see how the locals make brown coconut sugar. Then, take a visit to Wat Bang Kung, once a navy campsite during the reign of King Taksin the Great. Following the second defeat of the Ayutthaya kingdom in 1767, the king relocated his navy to this campsite. The temple is honored as one of the unseen temples of Thailand. After an enjoyable day, transfer back to your hotel in ...

  • Kanchanaburi: Sightseeing Tour with Amphawa Market

    4. Kanchanaburi: Sightseeing Tour with Amphawa Market

    After pickup, the first stop is the Bridge On The River Kwai, part of the Siam-Burma Railway built by WWII prisoners of war. Walk along the “Death Railway” bridge of Hollywood fame, learning about its historical and cultural significance. Next, head to Wat Tham Seua, a Buddhist temple perched atop a mountain. Known as the Tiger Cave Temple, it was named after the tiger paw prints found on the cave walls. Climb to the top and take in the gorgeous scenery, marvel at the large gleaming statue of Buddha, and explore the main temple area. The next stop is Wat Bang Kung. Built during the Ayutthaya period, this Buddhist temple is covered in the roots and branches of nearby Banyan trees, making it seem like a hidden ruin in the forest. Take a peek at the golden Buddha statue inside and snap photos of the iconic entrance. Finally, make your way to the Amphawa Floating Market. Board a boat and ...

  • Weekend Amphawa Floating Market & Train Market Private Tour

    5. Weekend Amphawa Floating Market & Train Market Private Tour

    Depart Bangkok at 1 PM and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to a unique market held on the tracks of a working railway line. Marvel as the local traders make way for the trains as they pass slowly through the village. Then, continue to Amphawa Floating Market to join the locals as they buy and sell from boats on the canals of the Mea Klong River. Stroll along the boardwalk to watch the scenes unfold as farmers and fishermen sell snacks such as fried sea mussels and papaya salad from their boats.  Admire the surrounding area on a boat trip with the locals to see around the area. Return to Bangkok city center for drop off at around 9 PM.

  • Floating Markets Amphawa & Thaka: Private Weekend Tour

    6. Floating Markets Amphawa & Thaka: Private Weekend Tour

    Experience a more authentic way of life in Thailand and escape the tourist crowds with a visit to the floating market of Tha Kha. Admire the traditional homes and watch the locals buy and sell fresh fruits and vegetables from their wooden boats. Navigate the canals lined with coconut and cork trees by traditional wooden rowing boat. Discover how homemade palm sugar is produced and visit a local temple with an 18th-century chapel covered by tree roots. Continue to Amphawa floating market to taste the local food and shop for handmade souvenirs. Take photos of the boats where fresh seafood is cooked and sold.             Then, visit the famous village with a market on the tracks of a working railway line. Climb aboard the train to experience what the locals do every time a train passes through the market, 8 times every day.

    Kew (Q) was an amazing guide. She was so informative and friendly and sweet. We had a great day of eating and shopping and learning about Thailand. Thank you!

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What people are saying about Samut Songkhram

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 35 reviews

We Visited the flying market During the international Corona Pandemic time. Start in Bangkok was Good to find, pick up Arrived and Kiwi (your Guide) told us who is she and the Driver Jojo. Very Motivated, polite, prepared for Every question. After nearly one Hour we arrived to a coconut Farm. Kiwi explained how the Farmers are Working, how they Produce coconut Sugar and we were allowed to Taste it. VERY interesting Station! Than we Drove to our longboat, a Quite nice Tour trough the water streets around the flying market. Arrived at the Market we had one Hour to Explorer this, therefore we Took a boat. It was all so empty, corona impact because of missing Tourist was Full There. Sadly the sellers Tried to make a Deal nevertheless how Strong we Said „NO“. That was a moment for us, not so comfortable.. In the end a nice trip with man impressions and a professional guide and driver team. I hope the market is very nice to visit if there are much more visitors.

My husband and I enjoyed the floating market tour that we did in Bangkok. Our tour guide was very helpful and kind. My only “complaint” is that I would have loved to have an additional hour or so at the market to explore. We felt rushed and didn’t get to enjoy ourselves as much as we would have had we had some additional time to browse. The market was a great experience though!

Such a fun experience! The guide was so friendly, funny and knowledgeable about everywhere we went. I think this day was one of my favorite days of my entire vacation! Even the hour drive was relaxing and I was able to relax at the end of the night. Absolutely worth it!

Amazing trip and a great tour guide. Dui showed around the markets and explained some interesting Thai history. Definitely worth a trip!

Lived up to expectations. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Great guide, (Dua). Had a great time.