Floating Markets And Bridge On River Kwai Tour From Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:10 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Bangkok, Bangkok
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The Departure time of the tour is 7:00 am.
    The Pickup time from your hotel starts from 6:15 AM until 7:00 Am - depending on the location of your h.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Combine a cruise through the Floating Markets with a visit to Bridge on the River Kwai on this full-day guided tour from Bangkok. With the knowledge of your local guide, this is a wonderful way to maximize your time and delve deeper in the Thailand's Kanchanaburi region.

Highlights

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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

Led by a local guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your journey commences with a leisurely drive from Bangkok, passing through salt fields and rice paddies before embarking aboard your long tail speed-boat on your journey to the Damnern Saduak floating markets. The floating markets are a fascinating experience, a complete contrast to how we shop for food in the west, and are made up of Thai style canoes laden with colorful and succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats - gently plying their way through the canal, selling as they go. It is one of most popular Thai sightseeing experiences and not to be missed. If you want to take a closer look your local Thai guide will help you organize a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra).

You will then board your coach for the journey west to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and it's infamous bridge. The building of the bridge in 1943 was part of a wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Over 100,000 conscripted laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the whole project.

Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before visiting the bridge after visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period. Combining the two attractions unfortunately means there is not enough time to take a train ride, before your journey back to Bangkok and your hotel.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Local guide

Boat trip to the Floating Markets

Lunch

Exclusions

Gratuities

Boat ride in the markets (optional extra, payable direct)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation

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  • 05-Sep-2019

    If you are looking for a way to see the floating markets and the river Kwai as an independent traveler who is looking for a way to get there then this is the tour for you. Our tour guide did not spend a lot of time on giving us any information on the market or on anything else. I would say this was one of the more disappointing tours that I have been on. This turned out to be a four bus transfer from Bangkok to the floating market to Kwai and back again. This tour, in my opinion, is nothing but a transportation service thinking it is otherwise will leave you very disappointed.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Very knowledgeible guide but difficult to understand. Interesting trip and we enjoyed it. No water or cold cloth provided which makes a huge difference when you are wilting. Lunch was very poor,meat was tough and tofu shrivelled.Floating market- paddle boat good fun, sadly motorised boats ruining atmosphere and bad fumes for genders.Long trip but good experience.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Trip to floating markets and bridge on the river Kwai was very good guide was very nice and helpful it was also good that it was only a small group of people overall it was a very good day

  • 21-Sep-2018

    This was a good overview of he floating markets and bridge. Could have been a little more history and point out things along the long journey to get there.

  • 21-May-2018

    An early start, the minibus arrived at our hotel on time. After pickups at 2 more hotels we arrived at the main departure point and transferred to a coach. There were only 9 of us on the tour so plenty of space. The floating market was excellent although it was very busy. We then had a reasonably long journey to Kanchanaburi for the JEATH war museum, a very good lunch, the immaculate war cemetery and bridge of the river Kwai. The trip was well worth the long journey home and long day. 2 trips in 1. Highly recommended if your time in Thailand is limited.

  • 09-May-2018

    We had a great day on our tour. The whole day was well paced. My only advice to future travellers is do not buy at the floating markets. It's horribly overpriced. Everything I bought there was a fraction of the price at other markets I visited. Overall though, a day well spent.

  • 06-May-2018

    Tour was excellent and our guide was informative. The floating markets were very interesting and we had time on our own to shop. Bridge on the River Kwai is a long bus ride from Bangkok and was a little disappointing. Important to know the history before going as the current bridge is just a modern train bridge.

  • 29-Mar-2018

    Everything was well organised, we enjoyed the trip, we would definitely recommend that trip.

  • 27-Feb-2018

    Fantastic ! We worth the trip

  • 18-Feb-2018

    This tour promised a lot and failed to deliver. 2 extra stops to “orchid farm” and “elephant farm” were terrible and unwanted. Gift shops and abused animals. Disgusting. Market was just more gift stalls. All the same. Not a real market at all. Guide really pushy about extras such as boat rides.

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