Floating Market & Tiger Zoo Tour

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

This is the original floating market, located about 90 km southwest of Bangkok in Ratchaburi Province. You need to set your alarm clock for this trip; the market starts about 6am and finishes about 12 midday. Most of the tourists arrive about 9am.

The market is about 140 years old, it was created in 1866 when King Rama IV ordered the building of a 32 km canal to join the Taachin and Mae Khlong rivers, about 200 smaller canals branched off this main canal, irrigating the whole area. For over a century local farmers have grown fruit and vegetables in the fertile soil and used the canals to take their produce ladened barges to market.

Nowadays the market has become a major tourist attraction and the majority of customers are tourists not locals, although fruit, vegetables and cooked food are still sold, the market has expanded considerably to sell just about anything. The usual price of boat hire is about 600 baht per hour.

 

Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo

Pet, feed, and play with the tigers of Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo. You’ll get the chance to have a close encounter with these gorgeous creatures after sufficient advice from the trainers.

A variety of packages offer different activities including tigers of all sizes. Play with and bottle-feed baby tigers, or give meat to the adults and get up close to pet them.

The cats are playful and happy and since they aren’t tethered, the caretakers remain with you at all times to ensure your safety.

Private Tour Details

Private Tour You have your own driver and vehicle, you are not sharing a coach with strangers. Also we do not take you to the overpriced tourist trap stores on the way, as you are forced to do when joining any shared tour.

Minimum 2 people

Itinerary

7.00am start

You will be picked up from your Bangkok hotel by your own private vehicle and taken the 90 minute drive past the picturesque rice paddies to Ratchaburi Province.

At the reception quay you will board the boat to take you around the floating market. Most people spend about 2 hours at the market, then you can have lunch at the market, afterwards, your vehicle will take you directly to the nearby Tiger Petting Zoo, where you can handle and feed either milk or meat to the tiger cubs.

You will spend 2 hours with the tigers then head back to your hotel.

This is a full day trip

Price

The price includes driver, car, fuel and tolls but does not include boat hire or lunch.

2 people in a private car 2495 per person
3 people in a private car 1660 per person
4 / 8 people in a private minibus 5990 per Minibus

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