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

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 Damnern Saduak 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

Rusty United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

An early start, the minibus arrived at our hotel on time. After pickups at 2 more hotels we arrived at the main departure point and transferred to a coach. There were only 9 of us on the tour so plenty of space. The floating market was excellent although it was very busy. We then had a reasonably long journey to Kanchanaburi for the JEATH war museum, a very good lunch, the immaculate war cemetery and bridge of the river Kwai. The trip was well worth the long journey home and long day. 2 trips in 1. Highly recommended if your time in Thailand is limited.

Magdalena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Everything was well organised, we enjoyed the trip, we would definitely recommend that trip.

TIM E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic ! We worth the trip

Leonard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The floating markets were awesome. Our tour guide Nikko was beyond great. Very knowledgeable, informative and kind. He took his time to explain the history of the land and to show us certain key things.
I wish we had more time at the floating markets and that it wsnt so crowded, but besides that, it was great. I would definitely recommend it along with Nikko as the tour guide!

Nelli A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

great day, great guide Miss Yelli, confy bus with good air con, long day but still comfortable

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderful tour. So interesting to see the floating market. The long boat boat ride was really fun through the canals to the market. Great guide. Really enjoyed the time at River Kwai I like history Plenty of time to enjoy.

raymond g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip - highly recommend

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a wonderful day, with lots of shopping, history and getting to see some of Thailand outside of Bangkok. Definitely pay the extra 150 baht for the smaller canoe tour- that's about 4USD and absolutely worth it!

Cromaris Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Nice trip with amazing experience.

MR EAMONN H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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