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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

By: Tour East
  • Value tour combines Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and River Kwai
  • Longtail boat ride through the floating market plus a war museum visit
  • Day trip, including entrance fees and lunch, escapes Bangkok’s bustling streets
Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
From US$83.20
Visit a colorful floating market and the Bridge over the River Kwai on a full-day guided tour from Bangkok into the lush Kanchanaburi region. Combine two top destinations to make the most of your travel time. Cruise past boats piled high with fruits and handicrafts, stand on the famous bridge, learn about Thailand’s World War II-era history, and tour the moving JEATH War Museum.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Bangkok hotel, then trade city streets for a landscape of salt fields and rice paddies. When you approach Damnoen Saduak Foating Market, among Thailand’s most vibrant marketplaces, board a longtail boat so you can go right into the midst of the market’s floating vendors.

From there, continue to Kanchanaburi, where you’ll pause for lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Bridge over the River Kwai, a symbol of the 1957 novel that illustrated the plight of Thailand’s WWII-era prisoners of war.

Following your time at the bridge, head to the JEATH War Museum to see displays of pictures and artifacts from the period. After a full day of exploring the landscapes that lie beyond Bangkok city limits, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed 16 May 2018
Not impress

My spouse and I visited this site and would not recommend it. It is fairly expensive and is now a tourist trap where the canoe driver/pusher, is stopping at family owned shops to make extra money. Although we said, we are not shoppers we are...More

3  Thank Renald L
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
It was fine...

Best thing was the tour starting early so if you plan on going on this tour, use this operator.... 30 minutes ahead of the throngs every step of the way. Our guide was nice. The van comfortable. It's just the sites weren't that great. The...More

3  Thank Matthew T
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Matthew, Thanks for your comments on the floating market and River Kwai tour. The tour does start early as it’s a long day and a great distance travelled. The coconut farm is also a rest room stop for most as it’s a distance to...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Memorable experience and well orchestrated tour

There was prompt communications from the tour operator,Tour East that made me feel professional and comfortable about them. We were promptly picked up at 6am from the hotel and went on to pick up the rest of the guests for that morning. It felt more...More

Thank Sujay J
Nick C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hello Sujay, Thanks for the lengthy review regarding the markets and also the combined River Kwai tour. You have given an excellent account of the day and thanks for your personal views which I am sure will help other readers choose this full day tour...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018
A great experience with Tour East.

After booking a transfer from the Airport which was waiting for me, they took me to the hotel and the driver was excellent spoke average English with same driver picking me up. In all excellent and very inexpensive and easier than the local taxi. However...More

2  Thank jongibson22
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Dear Jongibson22, Fantastic to see that you had a great experience in and around Bangkok! You are quite right, just traveling to another country and staying by a hotel pool is not really tourism. Touring is learning and seeing new things, and Tour East is...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Floating market and bridge on the river Kwai

Our guide and driver where very good. Pick up and drop off exactly on time, very attentive to needs such as air conditioning, stopping and restroom breaks. The best part was we were always ahead of the crowds and could really enjoy the sights! Only...More

1  Thank Carriedaway_10
Christopher C, Manager at Tour East, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Carriedaway_10, Great to see that you enjoyed the sights and thank you for kindly recommending this extremely popular tour. Yes, there is a bit of driving involved. But as you said, it is worth it! It is also great to see that you appreciated...More

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David T
14 May 2018|
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Response from Farah H | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s better to ask your hotel reception
9 April 2018|
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Response from jady82 |
Almost any ny taxi will take you for a decent haggled price and wait for you. I live in Bkk and they'd rather have a day tour than stuck in traffic