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Bangkok Floating Market + River Kwai with Lunch

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Visit the Damnoen Saduak, Thailand’s most famous floating market, known for its flamboyant scene of vendors selling products from their boats. Make a quick pitstop for an authentic Thai-style luncheon. Take a trip to the striking town of Kanchanaburi and visit the Allied War Cemetery, the JEATH War Museum, and the River Kwai Bridge.

Highlights

  • Experience the renowned Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the most popular floating markets in all of Thailand.
  • Enjoy a longtail boat ride through the serene maze of canals and be sure to notice the local fruit plantations and colorful houses around you.
  • Stop at a restaurant along the way and enjoy an authentic Thai cuisine luncheon.
  • Make your way to the lovely town of Kanchanaburi, which has historical relevance from World War II. Take your time to visit the Allied War Cemetery, the JEATH War Museum, and the idyllic bridge on River Kwai.
  • Enjoy free hotel transfers to and from the attraction. With a professional English-speaking guide, you no longer have to worry about missing out on any information you may need to know about your surroundings.
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Thailand’s Most Famous Floating Market: Damnoen Saduak

The Damnoen Saduak is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions in Bangkok, amongst other popular market scenes. The floating market of Damnoen Saduak is even more intriguing than it sounds; it is, in fact, a market that stays afloat a maze of canals. Experiencing the floating market of Damnoen Saduak is a rare opportunity when in Thailand, a great way to engage with the locals and pick up on their culture and lifestyle.

You will take a long-tail boat and sail along the Damnoen Saduak canals. Notice the local houses lined along the canal and take a peek at their intriguing ways of living. When you arrive at the market, be mesmerized by the stunning array of merchants and local vendors selling their products on their boats. Indulge in tasting the local food, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles, and Coconut Ice Cream. Don’t forget to take back home a souvenir of this vivacious floating market.

If your taste buds are tickling for some authentic Thai food, don’t worry, for an authentic Thai cuisine luncheon is part of your experience. This pitstop will be made between Damnoen Saduak floating market and the River Kwai.

Kanchanaburi: The Historic Town of Thailand

It is often tempting to embellish the history of Kanchanaburi’s part in World War II, but this town is most popularly known for its terrific trio: The Death Railway, the Allied War Cemetery, and the bridge over the River Kwai. Note that even though the scenic riverside town sets the stage for a relaxed stroll, it tends to get loud at night from discos and karaoke bars.

Delve into the history of Kanchanaburi by visiting World War II sites and memorials. Listen to your tour guide as they share stories about the POW camps, and get down at the Allied War Cemetery to pay your respects to the 6,000 prisoners. The JEATH War Museum will feed you stories of the harsh realities at war and notice the many mementos left behind.

The (Actual) Bridge on the River Kwai

If you have watched the 1957 movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai, there’s no surprise this part of the trip will enthuse you the most. Even though the movie was shot in Sri Lanka, this bridge really exists and is still carries regular local passenger trains from Bangkok. This meter-gauge railway line runs for 250 miles from Ban Pong, Thailand all the way to Thanbyuzayat, Burma. Needless to say, those interested in 20th-century history, a visit to Kanchanaburi is a must.

Itinerary:

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + River Kwai with lunch:
6: 30- 8 PM: Hotel pickups
8 PM: Depart from Bangkok to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
9:30 AM: Board the long-tail boat
10 AM: Arrive at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
11 PM: Depart from Damnoen Saduak towards Kanchanaburi
12 PM: Make a pitstop for lunch at Thai-food restaurant
1 PM: Visit the Allied War Cemetery
2 PM: Enter the JEATH Museum
3 PM: Arrive at the Bridge on the River Kwai
4 PM: Depart from River Kwai
7 PM (approximately): Return back to Bangkok at your hotel

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Inclusions

  • Hotel transfers (to and from the attraction)
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Long-tail speed boat ride
  • Lunch
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Exclusions

  • Paddle boat with paddler fees
  • JEATH museum entrance fee
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • There is an option to paddle boat (up to 6 people on one boat). This expense is not covered in this ticket. It costs 150 Baht per person (excluding children under the age of 2).
  • The JEATH Museum fee is not covered in this ticket. It is 40 Baht per person.
  • Hotel transfer service might get delayed, depending on the traffic and punctuality of other participants.
  • The schedule of activities in the itinerary may change depending on weather, traffic, and the flow of attractions without prior notice.
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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

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  • Please display your mobile vouchers along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Hotel Pickups and Drop-offs

Note that all centrally located hotels in Bangkok are included in the pick-up and drop-off services of this ticket.

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