Get an early start on the day with 7am departure from your hotel in Bangkok, then board a comfortable, private vehicle for the trip into Ratchaburi Province.
Transfer into a Thai long-tail boat for the final 30-minute cruise to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, passing riverbanks lined with lush plantations, canal mouths, and Thai houses.
When you arrive at the market, navigate through the bustling crowd of boats, with vendors who bring produce and handicrafts to sell on the water.
The next stop is the Royal Thai Handicraft Center, where you’ll see Thai artisans at work on traditional teak wood carving, then pause for lunch at a nearby Thai restaurant.
Your afternoon is a full cultural immersion at Sampran Riverside: stroll past villagers crafting silks, pottery, dolls, Khon masks, and lacquerware. A cultural show is performed each day at the village, an hour-long demonstration that includes Thai boxing, a traditional wedding ceremony, regional dances, and a Buddhist monk ordination ceremony.
Following your time at Sampran Riverside, stop to browse a nearby jewelry shop, then make the return trip to Bangkok, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.