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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.
From kick up to drop it was a great day... alot more included than expected.
Very good tour, but perhaps prefer a bit more time at River Kwai, and less at the coconut place. To go to hellfire pass would have been good, but maybe I had wrong tour. Lunch delicious
GREAT TOUR, The tour guide went out of her way to pick me up from my hotel that was not on the list, the guide and the driver were very nice and explained the history very well. I really enjoyed myself
Very good communication. Called my hotel and confirmed pick up time at my hotel two days prior to tour. The tour itself was great. Our guide was awesome. This is worth every penny.
The floating market was the most unique tour/adventure, and I highly recommend going there during your stay in Bangkok. You see locals selling meat, coconuts, crepes, and ice creams in little vessels. The Bridge on the River Kwai was interesting as well. Our tour guide was great!
Excellent day. Really enjoyed the long boat ride on the canal.
A great day out with a fantastic lunch and an informative guide. The floating market is a tourist trap but is great fun and it is just a short walk to where more authentic houses stretch along the canal banks. Plenty of time at the Bridge over the River Kwai, to walk over and back.
Excellent tour but the information did not explain the additional charges that we incurred to boat travel and visit to Tigers. We were not prepared for these additional charges.
River Kwai visit excellent and very good explanation given.
Fantastic tour. Floating market was brilliant and trip to Kwai Bridge and then the museum and war grave was very humbling. Would recommend
Wonderful experience. Great fun shopping from a small boat and stopping at various vendors along the river.
This tour was absolutely fantastic. Several experiences in one, and great for the price. We had a good amount of time to explore each area of the tour. Our guide was helpful and knowledgeable but allowed us to explore each area on our own so we still had our own experience without being lead around in a line. I have been raving about this since I got back, by far the best thing I did in Thailand.
The floating market was excellent and great fun, and we saw the museum and cemetery for the death railway on the way to the Bridge on River Kwai. We also stopped for a nice lunch.
We had a great trip worth the money, had a very good lunch.
I would recommend this trip.
I'd recommend anyone with the time to take this tour. The floating markets were great and the chance to see them from both boat and foot gave a great overall perspective. Many photo opportunities as well as abundant shopping if so inclined. The Bridge makes for more sombre viewing with visits to the JEATH museum and war cemetery. It had been 14 years since I'd been here but well worth another visit. Our guide, Tat, couldn't be faulted and the four English ladies I shared the tour with were a delight.
An excellent tour. I really liked the mix of activities for the day starting with the floating markets, and making our way to the River Kwai. Our guide Yai was fantastic -- full of anecdotes and information as we went. Our driver Mr Kung was always close by with the air con nicely going. Lunch was very nice with a mix of Thai and western options. With only a few days in Bangkok, this tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Arrangements for pickup, confirmation, etc., were all handled exactly as stated in the tour description.
Picked up promptly from our hotel and comfortable air condition transport. Our first stop over was at a coconut factory of sorts and we were shown how they make a sweet similar to tablet. Lots of items made from the shells and the coconut itself. We then made our way to the floating markets where we went on to a motorised long boat which took us to where it was. You then had the choice to move on to a slower boat to go in amongst the market boats or you could walk along the side. All our small group opted for the boat and we had a lot of fun moving in amongst the boats and the market traders pulling us in by a hook to try and get us to buy with the usual bartering taking place. There was still time when we got off the boat to wander along the side and we tried some of the fried bananas which were delicious. We then left the market and stopped at a wood carving factory which was really interesting to see the craftsmen at work and then we saw lots of examples of their skilled work. This was followed by a lovely traditional Thai lunch and then we headed for the River Kwai. This also included a visit to the museum and to the Graves of those who lost their life's whilst in captivity. Found the grave of someone who died on my birthday and it was quite sobering to think that I was born only 17 years after his death. Growing up you always thought the war had been much further back in history. The bridge itself was impressive although with so many tourists it does take it away a bit from the real hardships faced in the war but well worth the visit. All in all a very good day and it represented very good value.