• 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

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

FAB DAY OUT

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

From pick-up to drop off we had a great day. Our knowledgeable and articulate tour guide Miss Luck was able to inform us of history and local culture as well as answering our questions. Visiting a country and staying in your hotel is not tourism. We were delighted to get out and see the countryside as well as two significant destinations. The bustling floating markets are quite unique and representative of the Thai culture and economy being based on rivers and canal systems whilst the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Khochanburi cemetery and museum were a sobering reminder of the war and its cost. A great tour, highly recommended.

Michael N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very interesting and informative trip. Family of 42 teenagers enjoyed it thoroughly . Floating markets and longboat ride were very enjoyable and our guide Peter made the whole experience great. The morning is broken up by coffe stop en route to the floating market and the Jeath museum before a buffet lunch which was very good. Visit to the graveyard and river Kwai in the afternoon before the long 3hours plus trip back to Bangkok but well worth it.

carolinewill64

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour is must.
Definitely recommend

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