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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.


  • 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

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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

john b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It ended up being a private tour for two, so we customize it just a bit. The guide was responsive to all sorts of questions about Thailand as we drove through the sites and countryside.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I was a little unsure if I wanted to do this trip because of the long drive and things I've heard about this floating market, but we ended up loving it! Our tour guide Cheri was very informative the whole way, describing Thai culture and answering questions for us. The floating market was totally fun! We ended up buying some artwork from a local painter that we'll cherish forever. Yes, some things were more expensive but the difference between 300tb and 400tb is what...3USD so at the end of the day, we came home with memories we'll cherish for a lifetime and hopefully contributed a little extra towards making the locals a little happier. While the Bridge of the River Kwai was a bit of a drive, the scenery and stories we were told made it totally worth it. I'd do it again if we go back.

Thomas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was fabulous.The guide was very knowledgeable. The ride in the long tailed boat to the floating market was fun.The war graves at Kanchanaburi were very moving and a must see place, then the bridge on the river Kwai was awesome to see and walk over

Gavin b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

awesome and informative


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time on this tour, pearl our guide was informative and friendly. The boat trip was the highlight for us, free time for shopping and looking around was just right. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved the tour, wonderful day.

David V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide Paul from the Tour and the minibus driver were great. It was a long day -- 13 hours from pickup to dropoff. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The floating market was better than I expected, since I wasn't interested in buying anything. The narrow canals were fun, both in the free longtail boat and the 150 Baht canoe. We stopped in a few other places. The River Kwai was not quite what I expected, since it is rather built-up and not the jungle that I thought.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good trip. Everything happened to time and as advertised.

Finian N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very enjoyable, excellent value for money.

Ivan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was great. Our tour guide was the this adorable woman, who was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. The market is something unique and we enjoyed our time there. Don't miss on the mango with sticky rice. We then visited the historic kanchanaburi cemetery and the bridge on River Kwai. It was a very solemn moment. Plenty of time to relax on the ride back to Bangkok. Great day!

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