Air New Zealand Activities

Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

112 Reviews

  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3685BKK29C

Reviewed by: rkonowitz, April 2014

Wonderful experience. Great fun shopping from a small boat and stopping at various vendors along the river.

Reviewed by: Sharney J, January 2014

This tour was absolutely fantastic. Several experiences in one, and great for the price. We had a good amount of time to explore each area of the tour. Our guide was helpful and knowledgeable but allowed us to explore each area on our own so we still had our own experience without being lead around in a line. I have been raving about this since I got back, by far the best thing I did in Thailand.

The floating market was excellent and great fun, and we saw the museum and cemetery for the death railway on the way to the Bridge on River Kwai. We also stopped for a nice lunch.

Reviewed by: Scottie, Norge, November 2013

We had a great trip worth the money, had a very good lunch.
Good guide.
I would recommend this trip.

Reviewed by: Bruce C, November 2013

I'd recommend anyone with the time to take this tour. The floating markets were great and the chance to see them from both boat and foot gave a great overall perspective. Many photo opportunities as well as abundant shopping if so inclined. The Bridge makes for more sombre viewing with visits to the JEATH museum and war cemetery. It had been 14 years since I'd been here but well worth another visit. Our guide, Tat, couldn't be faulted and the four English ladies I shared the tour with were a delight.

Reviewed by: Tony C, United Kingdom, October 2013


Reviewed by: Gethryn G, August 2013

An excellent tour. I really liked the mix of activities for the day starting with the floating markets, and making our way to the River Kwai. Our guide Yai was fantastic -- full of anecdotes and information as we went. Our driver Mr Kung was always close by with the air con nicely going. Lunch was very nice with a mix of Thai and western options. With only a few days in Bangkok, this tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Arrangements for pickup, confirmation, etc., were all handled exactly as stated in the tour description.

Reviewed by: ali-prior, June 2013

Picked up promptly from our hotel and comfortable air condition transport. Our first stop over was at a coconut factory of sorts and we were shown how they make a sweet similar to tablet. Lots of items made from the shells and the coconut itself. We then made our way to the floating markets where we went on to a motorised long boat which took us to where it was. You then had the choice to move on to a slower boat to go in amongst the market boats or you could walk along the side. All our small group opted for the boat and we had a lot of fun moving in amongst the boats and the market traders pulling us in by a hook to try and get us to buy with the usual bartering taking place. There was still time when we got off the boat to wander along the side and we tried some of the fried bananas which were delicious. We then left the market and stopped at a wood carving factory which was really interesting to see the craftsmen at work and then we saw lots of examples of their skilled work. This was followed by a lovely traditional Thai lunch and then we headed for the River Kwai. This also included a visit to the museum and to the Graves of those who lost their life's whilst in captivity. Found the grave of someone who died on my birthday and it was quite sobering to think that I was born only 17 years after his death. Growing up you always thought the war had been much further back in history. The bridge itself was impressive although with so many tourists it does take it away a bit from the real hardships faced in the war but well worth the visit. All in all a very good day and it represented very good value.

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Tour code: 3685BKK29C