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Tour code: 3685BKK29C
Get two for one on this floating markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. Spend a full-day following your expert guide on this tour that showcases the best of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi region and offers up the perfect escape from the energy of urban streets. 

Highlights

  • Travel on a longtail boat through the Floating Markets and visit the rail bridge on the River Kwai on this full-day tour from Bangkok
  • Visit Kanchanaburi, home to the infamous bridge located on the Kwai River
  • Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and sample the flavors of Thailand
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Your Bangkok floating markets and bridge on River Kwai tour kicks off with a leisurely drive from the capital through salt fields, rice paddies and epic Thai countryside. You’ll cruise past rural landscapes on your way to a long tail speed-boat that will transport you 
on a thrilling journey through the famous floating markets. Experience shopping like a local as you navigate through a network of canals lined with traditional canoes topped with fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats. It’s possible to organize a ride on a local boat (at own expense) for a closer look.

After you’ve explored the unique markets—which remain one of the top attractions in this region—you’ll return to your air-conditioned coach and head towards Kanchanaburi, where the River Kwai is located. The river’s famous bridge was built in 1943 as part of a wartime project intended to connect Thai and Burmese railways lines to support Japanese occupation of Burma. More than 100,000 laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the bridge’s construction.

Enjoy a local lunch at a popular restaurant before making your way to the bridge for a 
closer look. You’ll stop at the JEATH war museum, where you can see pictures and 
paintings that detail the bridge’s history. After touring the museum head back to your 
coach for the comfortable return trip to your Bangkok hotel. 

Customer Reviews

David V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide Paul from the Tour and the minibus driver were great. It was a long day -- 13 hours from pickup to dropoff. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The floating market was better than I expected, since I wasn't interested in buying anything. The narrow canals were fun, both in the free longtail boat and the 150 Baht canoe. We stopped in a few other places. The River Kwai was not quite what I expected, since it is rather built-up and not the jungle that I thought.

aarmsr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good trip. Everything happened to time and as advertised.

Finian N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very enjoyable, excellent value for money.

Ivan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was great. Our tour guide was the this adorable woman, who was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. The market is something unique and we enjoyed our time there. Don't miss on the mango with sticky rice. We then visited the historic kanchanaburi cemetery and the bridge on River Kwai. It was a very solemn moment. Plenty of time to relax on the ride back to Bangkok. Great day!

KAMIL K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Well prepared, nice places and additional attractions. Very good value for money. I recommend it.

SmokeLeez Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fun. Relaxing. Exciting. Mystical.
Excellent Tour and Tour Guide/Staff. So informative, friendly, and passionate. Worth Every Penny!!
A must do when visiting Bangkok. Great way to get to see sights outside of the Big Bity.

Agnes W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour guide has a very good knowledge on the destination. We were given plenty time to spend on each destination. This tour is highly recommended.

E P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Nice tour, good guide.

Michelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well organised, did not expect a very nice air-conditioned saloon with driver and tour guide! Perhaps we were just lucky I don't know?! Well worth the trip and great fun. Yes it is a long day, but very good value for money and the markets were more enjoyable than I was expecting!

Iain T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The journey was long but worth it. The floating market was very touristy but also very different. The grave site of those killed building the railway is beautifully kept by the Thai people. The bridge site was interesting but was not actually at the point where the original bridge was built but it gave you an idea of the location. The guide was excellent.

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