Private Tour: Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Day Trip from Bangkok


16, Soi Sukhumvit 49, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Tan Nuea, Wattana

125.27 USD

1 - 9

9 hrs


in 16, Soi Sukhumvit 49, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Tan Nuea, Wattana
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Overview
  • This privately guided, full-day excursion out of Bangkok is a wonderful way to maximize your time to experience the amazing floating markets of Thailand as well as Kanchanaburi, home to the bridge made even more famous by the Hollywood movie starring Alec Guiness, The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Location
  • Around:
    • 16, Soi Sukhumvit 49, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Tan Nuea, Wattana
    • 8/8, Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei
    • 403-403/1, 407-407/1 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana
    • 117 Soi Chunladit, Thanonphayathai, Ratchathewi
    • 241 Sukhumvit 21 Klongtoeynue, Wattana
    • 1, Sukhumvit Soi 13, BTS Nana
    • 176, Samsen 8/1, Samsen Road, Baan Panthom, Phra Nakorn
    • 198 Soi Narathivas 3, Narathivas Road, Silom, Bangrak
    • 68-70 Khaosan Road, Phranakorn,
    • 81 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
    • 10 Trok Siri Ammat, Boonsiri Road, San Chao Pho Sua
    • 4 Nana Tai, Sukhumvit Road,
    • 19/6-7 Sikak Phrayasi, Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon
    • 42 Soi Sukhumvit 13, Sukhumvit Road, Khlongtoei Nuea, Wattana
    • 24 Soi Sukhumvit 57, Klongtan Nua
    • 488/800 Bo Bae Tower, Damrongrak Road, Klong Mahanak, Pomprab
    • 12/1 Soi Sathorn 2, North Sathorn Rd., Silom, Bangrak
    • 89 Phahon Yothin Soi 3, Phaya Thai
    • No. 45 Soi Chareonkrung 50, Silom
    • 84 Soi Rambuttri, Khwaeng Talat Yot
    • 110 - 110 / 1 Nana Sukhumvit Road, between Soi 4 - 6)
    • 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak
    • 29/9 Soi Ngam Duphli, Rama IV Rd., Sathon
    • 1180 Charoen Krung Road
    • 65/5 Phayathai Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi
    • 262 Surawong Road, Si Phraya, Bangrak
    • 61 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
    • 7, Soi Sukhumvit 14, Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Khlong Toei
    • 100 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan
    • 328 Rama IV Road,
    • 123 Sukhumvit 57, Prakanong
    • 1091/333-4 New Petchburi Road 35, Rajthevee
    • 99 Sukhumvit Soi 6 Road, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei
    • 222 Silom Road, Silom Road, Bangrak
    • 27 Charoen Nakhon Soi 17, Banglamphulang, Klongsarn
    • 54, Soi Ngam Duplee, Rama 4 Road, Tungmamake, Sathon
    • 68-70 Khaosan Road, Phranakorn
    • 9/1 Soi Sukhumvit 16, Klongtoey
    • 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toei, Klong Toei
    • 65/1 Sukhumvit Soi 2, 65/1 สุขุมวิทซอย 2
    • 1 Sukhumvit 22, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei
    • 440/21 Soi Ratchawithi 3, Phayathai, Rajthewee
    • 67 Sukhumvit Soi 2, KlongToey
    • 51 Soi Ruamrudee, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini
    • 333, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San
    • 4/56 Sukhumvit 21 RD, Sukhumvit
    • 87 South Sathorn Road, BTS Surasak
    • Sukhumvit Soi 18, Klongteoy
    • 84 Dinsor Road
    • Sukhumvit Soi 2, Khlong Toey
    • 88 Sukhumvit 24, Klongteoy
    • 29 Soi Ruamrudee 1, Ploenchit Rd.,
    • 196/3-8 Ratchadamnoen Road, Bovornnivet , Phranakorn
    • 204,206,208 Charoenkrung Soi 14, Charoenkrung Road,
    • 93 Narathivas Rachanakarin Road
    • 1055 Silom Road, 51st through 59th floors, Bangrak
    • 39 / 1 soi Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Road,
    • 11/20 Sukhumvit 1, Sukhumvit Rd.,Klongtoey Nuer, Wattana, Klongtoey Nuer, Wattana
    • 48 Oriental Avenue,
    • Soi Thong Lo, New Petchaburi Road, 2802, Bangkapi, Huaykwang
    • 42 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Sukhumvit Rd, Klongtoey
    • 29, Sukhumvit Road, Front Corner of Sukhumvit Soi 1
    • 3/4-6 Sukhumvit Road Soi 31
    • 21 Soi Chanasongkram, Phra-A-Thit Road, Chanasongkram, Phanakorn
    • 111/52 Moo, 10 Soi Buakhao
    • 222 Ratchaprarop Rd., Ratchathewi
    • 632 Wisut Kasat Road, Pranakorn
    • 1599, Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi
    • 7 South Sathorn Road,
    • 123 Charoennakorn Road, Khlongtonsai, Khlongsan
    • 2/20, 21, 22 Sukhumvit 43, Khlongtan Nua, Wattana
    • 110 Tanee Road Kwang, Talad Yod, Phra Nakorn
    • 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei
    • 45/45 M. 4
    • 26/2 Alley 2, Phetchaburi 11, Phetchaburi Road, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi
    • 6/22 Asoke-Sukhumvit Intersection, Ratchadapisek Rd.
    • 1091/388 New Petchburi Road 33
    • 29 Sukhumvit Soi 19, Wattana, Klongtoey Nua
    • 40,42 Sukhumvit Soi 4,
    • 2074 Charoenkrung Road, Bangkorlaem
    • 16 Rachadapisek Road, BTS Asoke Station, Klongtoey
    • 159, Rajadamri Road, Lumpini Sub-District
    • 115-1 Surawong Road, Bangrak
    • 39 Rangnam Road Rajprarop
    • 6/1 Sukhumvit 31 Road, KlongToeyNua, Wattana
    • 6/11 Decho road, Bangruk
    • 37 / 7 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-Nua,
    • 18/1, Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei
    • 486/149-150 Soi Petchburi 16, Petchburi Road., Ratchthewi
    • 507/48,Soi Si Ayutthaya 8, Rajthevee
    • 22 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Klong Toei
    • 599 Soi Petchaburi 13, Petchburi Road, Thanon Phayathai, Ratchathewi
    • 44/1,44/2 Soi Petchburi 17, Petchburi Rd
    • 58 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan
    • 39/22-23 Phethburi Road, Soi 15 Ratchathewi
    • 889 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai, Pathumwan
    • 131/5-7 Sukhumvit 7/1, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana
    • 43, 47/1 Sukhumvit Soi 15
    • 128/1 Sukhumvit Soi 4, Klongtoey
    • 18 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Nana
    • 198/19-22 Soi Silom 14, Silom Road, Suriyawonge Bangrak
    • 55/8, Soi Charoen Krung 42/1, Bang Rak
    • 2 Ratchadamnoen Klang
    • 413/1 Soi Narathiwat 24, Wat Pho Man, Sathupradit Road
    • All Seasons Place, 87/3 Wireless Road, Pathumwan
    • 5/12 Saladaeng Rd., Silom
    • 59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Khongton-Nua
    • 178 Surawong Road
    • 89 Soi Sangkarn, Petchburi Road
    • 235/20-25 Sukhumvit 21 , Klong Toey Nue, Wattana,
    • 285 Soi Ratchaprarop 12, Makkasan, Ratchathewi
    • 6 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Klongtoey, Klongtoey
    • 281/15 Silom 1 Road
    • 302 Petchburi Rd, Ratchathewi
    • 12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
    • 16 Sukhumvit Soi 5, Sukhumvit Road,
    • 155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1, Ratchadamri Road,
    • 25/1 Sukhumvit Soi 6
    • 116/17-21 Rangnam Road
    • 1 Ratcha Damnoen Nok Road
    • Maenamkwai Rd, Tha Ma Kham, Mueang Kanchanaburi District
    • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    The departure time of the tour should be around 7:00 AM to make the journey the most pleasant.
    The pick-up time from your hotel will start prior to the starting of the tour and can vary with a pick-up time from 6:15 AM until 7:00 AM - depending on the location of your hotel.
    The exact pick-up 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.


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Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 7:10 AM
  • Duration: 9 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $125.27
  • Size: 1 - 9 people
  • Discount: 0%
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Inclusion
  • Transport by private vehicle.
    River cruise to the floating market.
    Hotel pickup and drop off.
    Local guide.
    Lunch.
    Entry fee to Museum and Cemetery.
    Entry/Admission - Coconut Sugar Farm.
    Entry/Admission - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
    Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai.
    Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Exclusion
  • Gratuities

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Private Tour: Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Day Trip from Bangkok

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salt Evaporation Pond, Amphoe Mueang, Samut Sakhon Thailand

Drive through the salt fields of Samut Sakhon province

Stop At: Coconut Sugar Farm, 296 Dumnoen Saduak Tambon Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak Thailand

Stop and see the fabrication process of coconut sugar, taste the natural candies. Enjoy the wild orchid presentation

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Damnoun Saduak, Ratchaiburi, Damnoen Saduak 70130 Thailand

Your journey commences with a leisurely drive from Bangkok, passing through salt fields and rice paddies before embarking 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 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).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: War Museum, River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi Thailand

Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before visiting the bridge after which a visit is made to the new Thailand - Burma War Museum which is adjacent to the War Grave Cemetery. Combining the two attractions unfortunately means there is not enough time to take a train ride, before your journey back to Bangkok and your hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand

Also referred to as Si Sawat. The river used to be considered as part of the Mekong until the late 1960s but was renamed the Kwae Yai. Today, the river can also be crossed thanks to the famous bridge carrying its name.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, 284/66 Sangchuto Rd, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tour East, 942/157-159 Rama 4 Road 18-19th Floor Charn Issara Tower 1, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Passing next to it

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Boat ride is not wheelchair accessible.
You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Stroller accessible.
Infant seats available.
Most travelers can participate.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Reviews

3.8 stars, based on 51 reviews
ASHER T
ASHER T

For such a long trip, the private car has to be much more confortable and new!! more space for the legs, the way back to Bangkock took almost 3 hours. The guide should add some more interesting items about Thailand during the driving time.

11/11/2019
ASHER T
ASHER T

For such a long trip, the private car has to be much more confortable and new!! more space for the legs, the way back to Bangkock took almost 3 hours. The guide should add some more interesting items about Thailand during the driving time.

11/11/2019
Rick
Rick

This is a great tour. Combination of Floating Markets and the Bridge on River Kwai is just like hitting two birds with one stone. The guide Niko gave us good information of the places we visited.

22/01/2019
Rick
Rick

This is a great tour. Combination of Floating Markets and the Bridge on River Kwai is just like hitting two birds with one stone. The guide Niko gave us good information of the places we visited.

22/01/2019
dwfcheung
dwfcheung

Dont bother with this tour, just take a taxi instead!

We booked a private day tour to the floating markets and bridge on the river Kwai with Tour East Thailand with Viator.

1. Pick up time - Having booked our trip through Viator we received a message that our pick up time would be 630am from our hotel lobby. Our tour guide Netsura turned up at 645am, saying she had been at our hotel since 6am, but then the driver did not arrive until 655am. Having got up this early it was not a good start.

2. Floating market - we were asked to pay 900 baht for a small boat for a 30 mins market tour, though this was not mentioned on the tour exclusions on the itinerary. This maybe optional, but how else do you see the floating market?

3. Bridge over the river Kwai - Netsura explained we should take this once in a lifetime boat trip from the JEATH museum to see the original bridge which you cant see any other way. Despite the 1000 baht charge, we went along with her suggestion, only to find the remains of the original bridge are clearly visible from the new bridge and our 5 mins boat ride is clearly a scam for tourists.

4. Throughout the trip Netsura gave very little commentary of any interest, but continually chatted to the driver whilst tapping on her iPhone. One would question why we needed a tour guide if this is the case.

We have been to many South East Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore on numerous occasions, so know that this tour falls well below an acceptable standard. Having provided feedback to Tour East and Viator, neither company seems to accept the above the unacceptable - very poor customer service!

We would certainly not be using either company again!

15/04/2018
dwfcheung
dwfcheung

Dont bother with this tour, just take a taxi instead!

We booked a private day tour to the floating markets and bridge on the river Kwai with Tour East Thailand with Viator.

1. Pick up time - Having booked our trip through Viator we received a message that our pick up time would be 630am from our hotel lobby. Our tour guide Netsura turned up at 645am, saying she had been at our hotel since 6am, but then the driver did not arrive until 655am. Having got up this early it was not a good start.

2. Floating market - we were asked to pay 900 baht for a small boat for a 30 mins market tour, though this was not mentioned on the tour exclusions on the itinerary. This maybe optional, but how else do you see the floating market?

3. Bridge over the river Kwai - Netsura explained we should take this once in a lifetime boat trip from the JEATH museum to see the original bridge which you cant see any other way. Despite the 1000 baht charge, we went along with her suggestion, only to find the remains of the original bridge are clearly visible from the new bridge and our 5 mins boat ride is clearly a scam for tourists.

4. Throughout the trip Netsura gave very little commentary of any interest, but continually chatted to the driver whilst tapping on her iPhone. One would question why we needed a tour guide if this is the case.

We have been to many South East Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore on numerous occasions, so know that this tour falls well below an acceptable standard. Having provided feedback to Tour East and Viator, neither company seems to accept the above the unacceptable - very poor customer service!

We would certainly not be using either company again!

15/04/2018
aheathwood
aheathwood

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide and driver were so professional, helpful and we cant recommend them highly enough.

13/03/2018
aheathwood
aheathwood

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide and driver were so professional, helpful and we cant recommend them highly enough.

13/03/2018
carbow
carbow

Way too crowded with tourists trying to experience the floating markets. More like bumper boats. Literally went down the canal a short ways and then went backwards up the same canal. Werent told that there was an extra charge for the paddle boats needed to float down the canal. Disappointing for the amount of time taken to reach the market area. Thought there would be some advantage to having a private tour but there wasnt any.

25/02/2018
carbow
carbow

Way too crowded with tourists trying to experience the floating markets. More like bumper boats. Literally went down the canal a short ways and then went backwards up the same canal. Werent told that there was an extra charge for the paddle boats needed to float down the canal. Disappointing for the amount of time taken to reach the market area. Thought there would be some advantage to having a private tour but there wasnt any.

25/02/2018
Edwin C
Edwin C

The tour guide and driver were on time and very nice and accommodating. We had a good time at the floating market and River Kwai, although the floating market we went to the most touristy one was very congested and after awhile we got tired of being stuck in traffic in the canal. The guide was knowledgeable and we had a good time. The trip really does take all day. My only complaint was that we had to pay full price for my 1.5 year old daughter, which in Asia usually kids under 2 are free.

22/02/2018
Edwin C
Edwin C

The tour guide and driver were on time and very nice and accommodating. We had a good time at the floating market and River Kwai, although the floating market we went to the most touristy one was very congested and after awhile we got tired of being stuck in traffic in the canal. The guide was knowledgeable and we had a good time. The trip really does take all day. My only complaint was that we had to pay full price for my 1.5 year old daughter, which in Asia usually kids under 2 are free.

22/02/2018
Nigel S
Nigel S

The floating markets were full of sights, sounds and smells and so interesting to just sit by the river drinking a coffee and watch everything going on around us. The visit to both the POW Cemetery and Bridge makes one feel very lucky and humble. A long day at 11 hours, but worth the experience. The guide and driver were very helpful.

15/06/2017
Nigel S
Nigel S

The floating markets were full of sights, sounds and smells and so interesting to just sit by the river drinking a coffee and watch everything going on around us. The visit to both the POW Cemetery and Bridge makes one feel very lucky and humble. A long day at 11 hours, but worth the experience. The guide and driver were very helpful.

15/06/2017
KBP
KBP

Long day, but fascinating glimpse to past. Get a private tour, avoid the crowds!

27/01/2017
KBP
KBP

Long day, but fascinating glimpse to past. Get a private tour, avoid the crowds!

27/01/2017
Anthony W
Anthony W

Local agent came to hotel and announced she had only booking for two people, so despite having a voucher one of our party had to stay behind and lose trip he had paid for. Trip itself was heavily focussed on taking us to tourist shops where we assume commissions paid to guides

06/09/2016
Anthony W
Anthony W

Local agent came to hotel and announced she had only booking for two people, so despite having a voucher one of our party had to stay behind and lose trip he had paid for. Trip itself was heavily focussed on taking us to tourist shops where we assume commissions paid to guides

06/09/2016
David N
David N

Our tour guide Peter and driver Mallee were just wonderful, they made our 330km round trip a great experience. They were both very professional, friendly and full of great information and advice. We will highly recommend this tour to our friends and also on TripAdvisor.

17/06/2016
David N
David N

Our tour guide Peter and driver Mallee were just wonderful, they made our 330km round trip a great experience. They were both very professional, friendly and full of great information and advice. We will highly recommend this tour to our friends and also on TripAdvisor.

17/06/2016
Norman N
Norman N

The guide did not show up at the hotel!

11/04/2016
Norman N
Norman N

The guide did not show up at the hotel!

11/04/2016
Pamala S
Pamala S

Yes..you must do this. Amazing. The floating markets was fun and amazing .The River Kwai bridge
was also interesting in how this was put together.

26/01/2016
Pamala S
Pamala S

Yes..you must do this. Amazing. The floating markets was fun and amazing .The River Kwai bridge
was also interesting in how this was put together.

26/01/2016
ROHAN C
ROHAN C

Our guides were not genuinely concerned about you having a good experience. Felt as if they wanted to check all the boxes of what you were supposed to see on the tour. We were the only ones in the tour but was not able to have any leniency to what we could do. We have done so many tours through viator and this was our only tour we felt let down.

17/01/2016
ROHAN C
ROHAN C

Our guides were not genuinely concerned about you having a good experience. Felt as if they wanted to check all the boxes of what you were supposed to see on the tour. We were the only ones in the tour but was not able to have any leniency to what we could do. We have done so many tours through viator and this was our only tour we felt let down.

17/01/2016
Ricardo P
Ricardo P

This tour was amazing!

17/10/2015
Ricardo P
Ricardo P

This tour was amazing!

17/10/2015
Grant G
Grant G

What a great day the tour the driver and the guide were fantastic .
It was like a family day out it was like we had know them for years.
They were so knowledgable and friendly.
Would recommend this trip to everyone.

20/09/2015
Grant G
Grant G

What a great day the tour the driver and the guide were fantastic .
It was like a family day out it was like we had know them for years.
They were so knowledgable and friendly.
Would recommend this trip to everyone.

20/09/2015
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