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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.
An excellent day out. The beauty of the markets and the reflectiveness of the River Kwai tour combine together perfectly into an easy to handle experience. I recommend this trip to any visitor to Bangkok.
The guide was absolutely brilliant, informing us of the trip and also Thailand's history. This trip was outstanding from the time we were picked up to the time we got dropped off at our hotel. The Floating Markets were quite an experience to see a different culture at work. Before arriving at the River Kwai, we visited the memorial and museum which was emotional. On arriving at the River Kwai we had lunch at a riverside restaurant. The food was Thai, and it was excellent. To our surprise, we then travelled up to the bridge by power boat before leaving for our hotel. Well worth seeing.
Well-organised, fun trip. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend it for all ages.
Very eventful and a lot of fun not to mention very educational with the historical facts of the bridge. Our guide was super nice, sweet, helpful and excellent in taking care of us. I would recommend this tour to all the tourists out there. One thing to improve on is the vegetarian choices for the lunch of this tour.
This was one of the best trips of our holiday to Thailand. The guide was very informative, and the journey was broken up with visits to two other interesting places, where we had the opportunity to see furniture being hand carved out of wood and also a coconut oil making demonstration. We had a lovely lunch on the river with fabulous views. We would highly recommend this tour.
Excellent trip. The market was the highlight of my Bangkok trip. I would recommend taking the extra boat that is paddled through the market. Lunch was excellent too. The whole trip was a good balance of activities and time in the coach out of the heat.
A fabulous trip. Long day but definitely well worth while. We saw so much. Only hiccup was trying to get back to our hotel in a minibus with traffic in Bangkok at a standstill. Excellent tour, excellent tour guide, highly recommended.
Viator has a wide variety of tours in all the countries I wanted to visit. Booking was quick and easy and I didn't have any problems.
Friendly guide with good English, driver made us feel much safer than taxis did, small group in a minivan. The markets are obviously aimed at tourists, but still interesting to see. Combining that with the River Kwai tour made a good day trip :.
My wife and I were very happy with the tour. The guide and driver were excellent. They went out of our way to accommodate meeting us in the morning. We were the only 2 people on the tour which was surprising. Anyway, we would certainly recommend the tour. Thanks.
Had a great day out.our guide was very good giving us lots of information about thailand and the thsi people. Loved h floating market.amazing way of life.we did feel the speed boats in the market were unnecessary. Prrhaps a different transfer point to paddle boats would be an option . Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip.
We had a great time on this tour and it was very informative.
Always one of my favorite tours, but is a long day driving. Enjoyed the restaurant on the river, but would pay more for better buffet selection and drinks.
Tour guy was very punctual , very informative and helpful. Enjoyed the tour very much. Would recommend .
The tour was very good, the giud was excellent and so was the driver, the food for lunch was very
tasty and plentifull, i expected a bit more from the floating markets, i thought it was local produce but it turned out to be brik and brak , we enjoyed the day in whole and would recomend doing
Great experience and good to see a different side to Bangkok. River Kwai was a bit emotional if I'm honest when you get an idea of what the prisoners went through, but important never to forget. Only thing is It's a long transfer time and we got stuck in a bit of traffic in Bangkok but well worth the trip. Big thanks to Tiny our tour guide for a great day.
We thoroughly enjoyed the full day tour experiencing the unique atmosphere of the floating market and then visiting the bridge. It was a very moving visit to the Jeath museum and the POW cemetery and whilst there are no remains of the original bridge you could understand the conditions they had to work in. Previous reviews I read mentioned the buffet lunch and we also agreed that it was excellent. It was in a quite area in the jungle with all the food cooked by the lady owner, it was like being served by your mother, we were not expecting such personal service. Last but not least the whole trip was enhanced by the knowledge and friendliness of the tour guide. Overall excellent trip.
Great and accommodating guide. A little disappointed in the floating markets. The bridge was a long drive but I was moved by the museum and bridge.
The actual tour was good but the tour guide did not stop talking, repeating the same thing loudly over and over again- this was a long, hot journey with a very early start, in an uncomfortable minibus and we were all trying to get a few minutes rest which proved impossible- after hours and hours of it I nearly threw her off the minibus !!