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Prompt pick up time, with a friendly host and other travellers. The day had a few extras such as a visit to a coconut factory and a wood carving workshop with some of the most brilliant works. The floating market is a lively experience and the River Kwai and war cemetery an eye opener. A great day
Great tour, both Floating Markets and River Kwai had plenty to see. Guide was great also
What a long day! 12 hours in total but well worth it.My husband Geoff and I were the only people on the bus so received the full benefit of our lovely tour guide Gail + Todd the driver. No faults could be found from this great day. The floating markets were wonderful and as I have a bad leg Gail was very attentive in making sure I could manage getting in and out of the long boat - although I had no problems with the bargaining for clothes when there much to Geoffs dismay! Lunch was delicious with many yummy choices and lovely hosts in a beautiful setting. River Kwai we are pleased to have seen and walked over the bridge but slightly disappointed that it has become so commercialized now with restaurants and market stalls all around.All in all it was a wonderful day which will stay with us forever. Even the 3 hour drive back didn't matter as were both able to stretch out in a comfortable minibus and sleep for most of it. Gail also taught us some thai language so if she gets to read this will understand that I now have to go for a 'ching chong' before getting dinner ready for 'Ting tong chai' before he gets home and also make myself 'Swayee'!! Thanks again. Terri and Geoff Rice xx
Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide.Only a small group of us (3) again. Pickup from/to the hotel was efficient and on time. First we visited some local markets and then it was off to see a coconut factory and a wood carving factory.Both were excellent and an added bonus- the craftmanship on the products was second to none. The floating markets were next- worthy of a tour in itself. Nice to se the hussle and bussle of market life on the river. After this we stopped for lunch which was included with the tour. The food was excellent with a good variety on offer.
Next it was onto the Bridge on the River Kwai. We stopped at the JEATH museum , a humbling exhibition of what the prisioners life was like and then visited the cemetary where thousands of soldiers are buried. The Bridge was after that- and interesting spot but unfortunately very "touristy" . Remember to take your camera- youre going to need it for this one !
The drive back to Bangkok took around 2hrs.
We are so glad we booked with you we had a fantastic time. Pau the guide was very knowledgable and gave us time to ourselves as well as guiding us through the day. The Floating Markets and the Bridge over the River Kwai, and also the trip to the Grand Palace are not to be missed.
Regards Marilyn and Michael.
A very full day but interesting and well wortth doing. Lunch was at a typical tourist bus stop. It was OK. The guide was very good and we enjoyed the floating markets and the bridge over River Kwai. The visit to the cemetery was a little too long and we wouold have preferred more time at the bridge. Definitely worth doing.
The tour guide was just OK. Very disappointed that on our way back to our hotel the tour guide was dropped off before the 7 clients on board. 2 more clients were dropped off at another hotel and on the way to ours, the van we were in broke down. The van driver finally acquired & paid for 2 taxis for the 5 of us after about 12 hour of him trying to start the van in very hot weatherno air. The van driver did stop by our hotel to ensure that we got there safely unlike the tour guide who had no knowledge that we even broke down. Keep in mind, the van had been making bad noises and running rather slow the entire trip a full day tour. I highly recommend that Viator ensure they have reliable vehicles for transporting their clients. That being said... this is a must do tour!!!
This tour was the best one I did while I was in Bangkok. I had sufficient time at everything we went to, our tour guide was really great and informative and the floating market I believe was worth seeing.
Amazing tour. The floating market is an unique experience, as is visiting the famous bridge on River Kwai. The tour was punctual and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the subject.
This experience was well worth the effort of attending, especially going in the boat in the floating market itself. An excellent day trip!
Very long day-crazy traffic in Bangkok! Floating market really worthwhile - great experience. Thought our tour guide was good but gave a lot of his own interest stuff when he could have been commenting on what we were passing etc. Enough time to take the train ride would be good.
A great trip! I would do it again. A good courier, a fantastic fast boat trip, and lovely food. You also get little extras not listed in the blurb.
An excellent day out. The floating markets about an hour from Bangkok are quite something to behold. Food, clothes, and assorted souvenirs are sold from boats on the canal system and at shops and stalls beside the water. Bartering is the name of the game, but beware, there is some very hard selling going on and you have to learn to say no politely but firmly. The other main element of the day is the Bridge on the River Kwai. We stopped off first at a museum a few miles downstream from the bridge. This has been created to resemble one of the huts from the infamous prisoner of war camp. It has some fascinating photos and newspaper articles showing the horrendous ordeals the British, American, Dutch and Australian captured soldiers were put through as they were forced to build a railway line between Thailand and Burma. We then took a longtail boat to the Bridge itself. We walked across the iron bridge, which replaced the original wooden one destroyed by Allied bombing - and got some great views of the river and surrounding countryside. Then we went to the Allies' war cemetery nearby. A beautifully kept tribute to the fallen which is in the middle of a busy town. It was a very good day. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We also enjoyed a splendid Thai lunch on the banks of the river.