The day begins at 7 AM picked up at your lodging with our roomy Isuzu SUV. About 9 AM we stop at the Coconut Sugar Farm to view making palm sugar, help with the cooking, and taste the fresh cooked sugar.
Around 9:30 AM we arrive at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, made famous when James Bond floated through in The Man with the Golden Gun. Here you’ll have breakfast, tour the canals by paddle boat, and be given tips on how to bargain Thai style and avoid paying “farang price”!
An optional add-on before lunch is to visit the Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village where you can feed elephants bananas, swim with them in the pool, take an ATV ride, or take pictures with tigers.
Around noon we’ll leave for Wat Bang Kung, the Buddhist “tree temple” which has been overgrown by banyan roots over the centuries to form a unique blend of nature, archaeology, and spirituality.
Next we’ll head for the Maeklong Railway Market, the famed “train market” where the vendors make way for trains to pass less than a foot away from their stalls. Here you’ll have time to wander the market, have lunch, and position yourself for the best train viewing.
After the 2:30 afternoon train comes through, we’ll return to our vehicle and head back to Bangkok, dropping you off at your lodgings around 5 PM.
This is a privately chauffeured tour, so all times and stops can be adjusted to suit participants’ interests!
The Coconut Sugar Farm is a quick stop to experience palm sugar making on the way from Bangkok.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the first and most famous of Thailand's floating markets, where you'll tour the canals by boat and experience Thai shopping.
Wat Bang Kung is an active Buddhist temple known for its history and for the banyan trees that have grown over it.
The Maeklong Railway Market is famous for having to make way for the trains!