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  • Location:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

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

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.

CLAUDE NORMAN N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an outstanding experience: excellent guide an driver! The guide must be praised for a perfectly organised excursion, for his kindness and his culture as well as his fluency in English and the very informative comments he made throughout the tour. I warmly recommend this tour especially with this guide on 19th October 2015.

Clive K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We went on the River Kwai Trip in July.
The trip was fantastic and very enjoyable.
The Guide was absolutely superbextremely knowledgeablefriendly and helpful.
I will certainly recommend this trip to friends.

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was amazing!

Angus B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed the trips, both places were amazing. Our only negative comments would be that the bus had poor air conditioning and the windows were very dirty. When you are on a tight schedule you sometimes need to take photos out of the window and this was impossible.

Con

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

From kick up to drop it was a great day... alot more included than expected.

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