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 !!
Overall enjoyed tour however tour guide although friendly did not offer extra information to make the tour extra special. There was 3 of us in total so It would have been possible for the tour guide to take the tour to the next level.
Very knowledgeable guide, interesting to listen to. its was just too long, especially for a person who is not fond of markets
Loved the Bridge on the River Kwai. Floating market was so-so, but fun. A lot of idle time that could have either been used to sightsee or return early. Tip, when back in city, take the sky-train to your hotel, do not let them drop you off. You will be stuck in traffic for 1-2 hours.
This was a very good tour, our tour guide and driver were great, a 30 minute tour in a small paddle boat (only 150 baht per person) is a must to tour the market, pressure to purchase items is not excessive. River Kwai bridge and cemetery was an interesting site especially for someone with interest in the Pacific campaign of WWII
Enjoyable tour included sugar making stalls, orchid garden, views of salt pans, floating market, visit to elephant farm, River Kwai and war museum, and memorial ground. Also lovely buffet lunch at a quiet countryside location. Full day but long journey home. We were lucky to have the guide and mini bus to ourselves. Our guide, Yelly, was excellent. She ensured we were well informed about where we were going and what we saw, and she even bought us water and food supplies to keep us going, and gave us a present at the end of the tour of pictures of the floating market, painted by a friend of hers.
Pick up was clearly communicated to us via the hotel and on time.
Only downside of the trip was the driving. The driver seemed to constantly accelerate and then ease off the accelerator making the journey jerky. We weren't sure it was his driving or the bus, but it was annoying.
William B United States of ...
So much to see, it is hard to believe it can be covered in one day.
Interesting tour to be able to visit the floating market. However, would have been better if the trip includes the paddle boat ride. Currently, there will a need to pay additional 200 baht per pax to the tour guide in order to ride on the paddle boat.
Great tour taken from Bangkok city. Tour guide adequate, perhaps could have offered more general information and been more interactive considering we were fortunate to have four people on tour. It is a long day of travel, which is broken up with stops to the designated sights. Interesting travelling on loval roads which gives a good impression of both country and city life. Markets very interesting, Bridge on River Kwai museum interesting.
Bee W United Kingdom
We were informed that pick up will be at 06:10 to avoid traffic. But we were picked up more than an hour later. By the time the other 2 couples were picked up, we hit the Bangkok traffic. We arrived at the Floating market around 10:30 and was given only an hour to savour the place. Had we been picked up on time, we might have more time here.
We have enjoyed our time at the Floating market albeit brief, and we have also enjoyed the visit to JEATH museum and Bridge on the River Kwai.
floating market was great! Would def. do it again! Couple of interesting stops along they way. It help to break up the length of the trip! Lots of things to buy and eat at the market. Very interesting to see the floating kitchens! Bridge was just a bridge.
Shiam K Papua New Guinea
We enjoyed our trip to Floating Market and Bridge on River Kwai. We were very well looked after by the Tour Guide and since the group was small, we all got to know each other well.
Michael J Australia
The whole day was interesting with a very good guide. The floating market, wood carving, river Kwai memorial and bridge.
Our guide was excellent and timely. The floating markets were a wonderful experience of colour and the Bridge over the River Kwai well worth a look. There was a lot to do in one day and if we had a longer stay in BKK, we would have done them separately. The lunch was awesome too :-)
A very full and interesting day and the guide was very knowledgeable. As it was low season, I was the only person on the tour, but they still ran it. The floating market is interesting, but a bit more expensive than bigger markets.
FLOATING MARKETS CERTAINLY AN EXPERIENCE. TOO MUCH IN YOUR FACE PRESSURE SELLING THOUGH. KWAI EXPERIENCE VERY GOOD. DIFFICULY TO ENVISAGE HOW IT WAS THOUGH WITH MANY HOTELS AND A NEW BRIDGE NOW IN PLACE. NEVERTHELESS A GOOD NOSTALGIC VISIT. LONG DAY BUT WORTH IT. CHOSE THIS TRIP AS OPOSE TO THE ONE WITH THE TRAIN JOURNEY AS THE FLOATING MARKETS ARE A BETTER BET.
Say Po Y Singapore
It was a great tour to see some history and culture, as well as taste the food of Thailand. There was much to do and see.
Alan B United Kingdom
Quite an eye opener, the floating markets have to be seen to be believed, with all the people living along the river bank in very basic huts. Bridge on the river Kwai part of the trip really put into prospective the hardships that were endured by the prisoners who were forced to build it, the museum had lots of accounts of happenings, but in our view needs preserving, seems the humid conditions are damaging the exhibits. The Cemetery was kept in pristine condition, as it should be. All in all a worthwhile experience but a VERY long day.
Excellent tour, but the floating market is more for selling tacky tourist souvenirs than a traditional market. Still, it was a fascinating day and a great tour.