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Floating Market & River Kwai with Speedboat and Lunch

by Tour East Thailand
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime floating market shopping opportunity

  • Exploration of Samut Songkhram Province & Damnoen Saduak

  • Historic sites in Kanchanaburi & River Kwai Bridge

  • Cultural understanding of locals along Thai river canals

  • Setting that inspired The Bridge on the River Kwai

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime floating market shopping opportunity

  • Exploration of Samut Songkhram Province & Damnoen Saduak

  • Historic sites in Kanchanaburi & River Kwai Bridge

  • Cultural understanding of locals along Thai river canals

  • Setting that inspired The Bridge on the River Kwai

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Floating Market & River Kwai with Speedboat and Lunch

Activity Location

Damnoen Saduak

Damnoen Saduak

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Bangkok city center (Hotel Pickup)

    Bangkok


Description

Explore the awe-inspiring Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and world-famous River Kwai Bridge on a drive through Thailand's picturesque countryside. Take in the beautiful local scenery as you pass by time-forgotten local villages, vast farms and lush green plantations.

Be picked up from your hotel and make a refreshing stop at a coconut farm to see the local sugar-making process. You can also have some drinks before reaching the pier on the way to Damnoen Saduak.

Hop on the long-tailed speedboat to travel through the klongs (canals) to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, get a glimpse of the local lifestyle along the river, and understand why Bangkok is called the “Venice of Asia.” See if any of the market's local fruits and produce catch your attention before heading to the town of Kanchanaburi for lunch.

Continue your journey to the River Kwai Bridge and learn about the history behind this iconic bridge from your informative guide. Stroll along the local markets and stalls for more memento shopping, then tour the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery of over six-thousand prisoners who died during World War II.

Before your return journey to Bangkok, make a visit to the JEATH War Museum, describing the lives of Japanese soldiers and prisoners from England, Australia, America and Holland.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Samut Songkram Province and Kanchanaburi, Damnoen Saduak, and Khwae Yai River

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok city hotel by coach

  • Long-tail speedboat ride to the market

  • Lunch

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks, bottled water and snacks

  • Paddle boat ride through the market (optional extra, payable direct)


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place. Single traveller may book this product, but is subject to availability and cancellation if minimum number of people is not met on the activity day.


Floating Market & River Kwai with Speedboat and Lunch ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

5/5 1 Mar 2020

Bellissima esperienza, la guida è stata molto disponibile anche ad effettuare delle varianti. Autista attento e disponibile visto i km effettuati. Esperienza che cosiglio.

4/5 16 Feb 2020

The floating market is picturesque with many sweet grandmothers selling their specialties. A photographers paradise. We liked the long taill boat ride and saw a Monitor lizard. The war museum is sad and in disrepair. The story of the soldiers and commoners abusive treatment should not be forgotten.

Deborah M

United States

4/5 30 Dec 2019

Great tour with lots included. Saw coconut goods being made, boat ride and market tour. Plenty of time to shop and get something to eat. Then onto Kanchanaburi for museum, lunch and see the bridge. Small time to shop here too. Lots of time spent travelling but that that is a necessity