Day 3 : Paddle along the floating market in Damnoen Saduak
After breakfast, journey 1.5 hours south to Damnoen Saduak, a town famous for its morning floating market selling produce and tourist trinkets. Hop on board a small canoe and row through the stalls, and practicing your bartering skills during this classic Thai experience. After the boat ride, you will have an hour to explore the market on your own before settling down for lunch.
Continuing onwards, we will drive 2.5 hours north to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s answer to Myanmar’s Bagan and Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. Although mostly being destroyed when it was sacked by Burmese troops in 1767, there are still nearly 100 ruins left to admire and visit throughout the island at your leisure. Some of the most famous historical sites to see on your visit are the Buddha head entwined in a Bodhi Tree at Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and can be easily explored via tuk-tuk or by bicycle as the island is completely flat.
Depart Ayutthaya in the late afternoon and return to Bangkok for an early evening flight to Chiang Mai.