Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Combine a cruise through the Floating Markets with a visit to Bridge on the River Kwai on this full-day guided tour from Bangkok. With the knowledge of your local guide, this is a wonderful way to maximize your time and delve deeper in the Thailand's Kanchanaburi region.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Boat trip to the Floating Markets

Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

Local guide


What's Not Included

Boat ride in the markets (optional extra, payable direct)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Salt Evaporation Pond
Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province

• Admission Ticket Free

Coconut Sugar Farm
Stop and see the fabrication process of coconut sugar, taste the natural candies. Enjoy the wild orchil presentation

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Embark aboard your long-tail speed-boat on your journey to the Damnern Saduak floating markets. The floating markets are a fascinating experience, a complete contrast to how we shop for food in the west and are made up of Thai style canoes laden with colorful and succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets, and meats - gently plying their way through the canal, selling as they go. It is one of the most popular Thai sightseeing experiences and not to be missed. If you want to take a closer look your local Thai guide will help you organize a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra).

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

River Kwai
You will then board your coach for the journey west to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and it's infamous bridge

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

JEATH War Museum
Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before visiting the bridge after visiting the JEATH war museum, which houses pictures and paintings from this period

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Visit The War Cemetery of the Prisoners of War of the WWII

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bridge Over the River Kwai
The building of the bridge in 1943 was part of a wartime project to link existing Thai and Burmese railway lines to create a direct route from Bangkok, Thailand to Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar) in an effort to support the Japanese occupation of Burma. Over 100,000 conscripted laborers and 12,000 prisoners of war died during the whole project.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tour East
Passing next to it

• Admission Ticket Free


Fun and special
Natasha B, 04-03-2020
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!!
Great tour to remember: on your bucketlist
Marc S, 16-03-2020
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.
The Past in the Present
Claudiatalks, 10-03-2020
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.

Chance to see the Thai way of living
christine8ec, 11-03-2020
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
Great day!!
Paul O, 23-02-2020
Long day but excellent tour! Would recommend! Both floating market, the museum & the war cemetery - lots of info from the guide!

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