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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$87.46
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.
Reviews (266)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile
Can be skipped

Made for turist. You pay for a transfer to the Float market, the boat take you to a lot os stores all with same products. I recommend to pick the fast boat to complete it quick.

2  Thank _M_M_933892832938920
Reviewed 11 January 2019
Per most reviews here

Local tour guide - Amm, was quite informative and was happy to answer any questions. - Long drive so bring your earbuds (loaded with podcasts or music or whatever you enjoy). - Per the reviews here, we stopped to see how coconut is made into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Cindy20
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Trip back in time

The day started with a 6.10am pick up from our hotel. The guide was friendly and enthusiastic about the day explaining clearly what to expect. It was great to see how the canals were used so many years ago, but now it is more of...More

4  Thank 385kazw
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Floating Markets / Bridge on river Kwai

Start out by saying be prepared for a long day of driving. We were picked up at 6.00 am at our hotel in 9 seater mini bus and proceeded to pick up other travellers at their hotels. Unfortunately we did not transfer to a larger...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile
Great day but long

We were picked up at 6:30 from our hotel. Then transferred to a larger bus. It’s 1.5 hrs to the first stop floating market, then another 1.5 hours to the bridge and 3 hours home including traffic. Plenty of stops though. Too many for me...More

2  Thank nickymcd1983
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8 January 2019|
Response from 385kazw | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in the small print is a list of the hotels that are NOT included for pick-up. We stayed at the rembrandt and hotel was on pickup list. If you go through process of booking, same as one with train journey, then it... More
23 December 2018|
Response from 385kazw | Reviewed this property |
Hi It can prove tricking getting and out of the boat used for the floating market and the seats are very low down, they are more like a canoe than a boat - the rest of the trip is done by car or on foot.