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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok provided by Tour East

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok
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Visit a colorful floating market and the Bridge Over the River Kwai on a full-day guided tour from Bangkok into the lush Kanchanaburi region. Combine two top destinations to make the most of your travel time. Cruise past boats piled high with fruits and handicrafts, stand on the famous bridge, learn about Thailand’s World War II-era history, and tour the moving JEATH War Museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Value tour combines Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Kwai River
  • Longtail boat ride through the floating market plus a war museum visit
  • Day trip, including entrance fees and lunch, escapes Bangkok’s bustling streets
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your Bangkok hotel, then trade city streets for a landscape of salt fields and rice paddies. When you approach Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, among Thailand’s most vibrant marketplaces, board a longtail boat so you can go right into the midst of the market’s floating vendors. From there, continue to Kanchanaburi, where you pause for lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Bridge Over the River Kwai, a symbol of the 1957 novel that illustrated the plight of Thailand’s WWII-era prisoners of war. Following your time at the bridge, head to the JEATH War Museum to see displays of pictures and artifacts from the period, and the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to see the burial sites of many WWII prisoners of war. After a full day of exploring the landscapes that lie beyond Bangkok city limits, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Value tour combines Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Kwai River
  • Longtail boat ride through the floating market plus a war museum visit
  • Day trip, including entrance fees and lunch, escapes Bangkok’s bustling streets
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your Bangkok hotel, then trade city streets for a landscape of salt fields and rice paddies. When you approach Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, among Thailand’s most vibrant marketplaces, board a longtail boat so you can go right into the midst of the market’s floating vendors. From there, continue to Kanchanaburi, where you pause for lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Bridge Over the River Kwai, a symbol of the 1957 novel that illustrated the plight of Thailand’s WWII-era prisoners of war. Following your time at the bridge, head to the JEATH War Museum to see displays of pictures and artifacts from the period, and the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to see the burial sites of many WWII prisoners of war. After a full day of exploring the landscapes that lie beyond Bangkok city limits, this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3685BKK29C
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Boat trip to the Floating Markets
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Coconut Sugar Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Boat ride in the markets (optional extra, payable direct)
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The Departure time of the tour is 7:00 am. The Pickup time from your hotel starts from 6:15 AM until 7:00 Am - depending on the location of your hotel. The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Boat trip to the Floating Markets
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Coconut Sugar Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Boat ride in the markets (optional extra, payable direct)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The Departure time of the tour is 7:00 am. The Pickup time from your hotel starts from 6:15 AM until 7:00 Am - depending on the location of your hotel. The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Coconut Sugar Farm
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    River Kwai
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 4
    JEATH War Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
43 reviews
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Marc S
5 contributions
Great tour to remember: on your bucketlist
Excellent tour with a great guide mr. poo who tells a lot about the history of Thailand and the bridge on the River Kwai. There was also a very good lunch included.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glad to hear that you had a great time interacting with our service, thank you very much for choosing us Tour East Thailand.
Written March 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

christine8ec
Oldham, UK27 contributions
Chance to see the Thai way of living
Mar 2020
We visited the floating markets, it was interesting to see how the floating markets operated and to see Thai people actually cooking on the floating boats. We would recommend you go on the rowing boats to get a full experience of the floating markets.
The visit to the bridge over the river Kwai was ok, nice to see where the film was made and to walk along the bridge. The museum was disappointing, it was just a walking way filled with photographs and pictures.
The guide was very pleasant throughout the trip, giving us plenty of information about the places visits and about Thailand in general.
The one downside was the amount of time spent on a minibus, but I expect that in the places visited. At least the minibus was clean and comfortable
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Claudetta
12 contributions
The Past in the Present
Feb 2020
Having watched the film with my Dad several times, it's a place I wanted to visit - Bridge on River Kwai (both for my departed Dad and myself). I was not disappointed. History was brought to light - I felt a sense of peace, I was moved but the images of the Men who fought for peace and freedom, something we take for granted. I felt tormented by the suffering in the images and the realisation that humans can be so cruel. I event felt like an intruder myself when walking on the bridge but I know without those brave people we would not have the luxury of freedom. If anything, it gave me the opportunity to pay my respects and whisper a "Thank you" for their bravery and sacrifice. A true historic place!

One of the things I wanted to see most was the floating markets (as I'd heard so much about it). I wasn't disappointed at all. I loved the buzz of the tourists and locals as they bartered and tried to get a sale from boats passing by. If you've never experienced a waterways traffic jam then this will be your first! A must experience.

Written March 10, 2020
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Natasha B
4 contributions
Fun and special
This was the coolest trip, tour guide lovely and helpful, very knowledgeable and excellent English. Super fun boat ride to the market and a very humbling experience at the museum, cemetery and river kwai. Would definitely recommend! Thank you tour east!!
Written March 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul O
10 contributions
Great day!!
Long day but excellent tour! Would recommend! Both floating market, the museum & the war cemetery - lots of info from the guide!
Written February 23, 2020
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charliemT3204HY
Greeley, CO19 contributions
Bangkok fun
Oct 2019
Yea, there’s nothing like the floating market in Bangkok. Seriously a must see for anyone that has the chance to travel abroad.
Written February 16, 2020
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Yes, it's good experience to see local floating market once in Bangkok but I would not recommend people who don't like crowed as it's famous tourist spot, otherwise going there under the week. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour :)
Written February 18, 2020
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SheilajgUk
UK41 contributions
Private Tour to Floating market and River Kwai
Jan 2020 • Friends
Please be aware this tour DOES NOT include a visit to the Thailand Railway Museum near the cemetery, our guide told us it might be closed and was not at all interested in us going.
The Jeath Museum is interesting but most of the photos have badly faded and there is very little information. So the museum you need is the Thailand Railway Museum, which I visited several years ago and made the long journey from Bangkok worthwhile.
My friends were very disappointed in this tour and it was expensive.
Guide’s English not that clear and didn’t offer much information.
Lunch is buffet style but not the best, kept warm not hot.
Driver however was excellent.
Do research carefully before you book a trip.
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raquel M Sawyer
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates86 contributions
Awesome day tour
Dec 2019 • Family
Starting from a late booking we expected some possible problems. There were none! Tum Tum our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, entertaining, and professional she helped us have an incredible day. We were unable to call and confirm our booking as we were flying and then confirmed through email after hours but still received a response assuring us everything was fine and what time to expect pick up from our hotel. Throughout our tour Tum Tum was able to answer our questions and provided insights along the way on Thai local history, foods, people and places and of course the attraction areas themselves. Absolutely amazing adventure made even better by an expert guide, thank you!
Written December 1, 2019
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Sofia L
New York City, NY17 contributions
Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour in Bangkok
Aug 2019
This is one of those trips that will last a life time. Peter, our guide, was very knowledgeable and savvy about the whole trip. We started early to avoid the crowds by going to a coconut stand where we were shown and explained everything about coconuts. The Floating Markets were exceptional and awesome! DO this tour when in Bangkok, you won't regret it. It was a great and memorable experience. The shopping when we got off the boat was also good and very reasonable. You must bargain a little. Lastly, the River Kwai itself was very interesting to see and be part of history. Will do both again! Lunch was also included.
Written September 6, 2019
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Very much appreciated you taking time to write us review. Although Floating market and Bridge on River Kwai are not a must see places but interesting and it's worth visit once. We are delighted to hear you had such a great time interacting with our service and we definitely looking forward to welcoming you again soonest. Thank you very much for trusting Tour East Thailand.
Written September 9, 2019
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monalisaz1968
Rotterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
Don't miss it.......
Aug 2019
Sailing past market stalls by boat. It is an experience.
You should not skip the River Kwai during your trip in Thailand. This is also a bit of Dutch history in the 2nd World War.
Written September 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are happy to hear you had a good new experience with us and enjoyed the tour. We look forward to welcoming you again in the soon future.
Written September 9, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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