Floating Market, River Kwai, and Tiger Temple Tour

Floating Market, River Kwai, and Tiger Temple Tour
- Experience a day of unique and varied places in Thailand
- Float on a boat in the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and purchase some traditional wares
- Sit and pet tigers at the Tiger Temple
- Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch along the river
- See the famous bridge and visit the graves of Allied POWs in Kanchanaburi
Tired of normal city tours? Then take a unique and exciting tour around Thailand, on the outskirts of Bangkok, to visit a floating market, Kanchanaburi, and a tiger sanctuary. This full-day tour will show you the exotic parts of Bangkok that make it as special and different as it is.

Start your tour by driving with your guide through the peaceful calm of paddy and salt fields. Stop at a local coconut sugar factory and learn the traditional way sugar is produced, as well as sample oil and sweet treats. Next, visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the most famous of Thailand's traditional floating markets. This 100-year-old market has everything from fruit and fish to tourist trinkets. Hop on a boat and visit the stands in this awesome example of a bustling Thai market.

Your journey will continue as you go on to the town Kanchanaburi. Along the way, you will stop at a traditional wood carving factory and see firsthand how Thai woodworkers create their intricate and beautiful wares. When you reach Kanchanaburi, you will visit the JEARTH War Museum, which deals with the Death Railway built by Allied POWs as directed by the Japanese in 1942 and 1943. You will also see the bridge the Allied POWs built over the river Kwai as part of the Death Railway. In addition, a visit to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to see the graves of thousands of Allied POWs will remind you that only by remembering history can we work to not repeat it.

Enjoy a local lunch and then head to the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, or Tiger Temple, founded in 1994. Here you will have the unique opportunity of interacting with tigers up close and personal without the fear of them attacking you. Sit near a tiger and pet it as it lays basking in the sun. This is a truly awesome experience you won’t want to miss out on!

Your Detailed Tour Itinerary

06.30 Pick-up from the various hotels in Bangkok

07.00 Leave Bangkok for Rachaburi province
08.30 Arrive at the boat pier, enjoy the scenery of rural life by long-tail speed boat to the floating market
09.00 Arrive at the floating market, almost untouched by the modern world, and  enjoy watching the farmers selling food, fruits, flowers, and many kinds of local products on their boats
11.30 Visit the handicraft home industry
12.30 Lunch at the restaurant. Then, transfer to The Bridge over the River Kwai
15.00 Visit the tiger temple, built in 1994. The temple gained a reputation as a wildlife sanctuary. All tigers have been handled from a very early age. They have been hand-raised. This is why, they are able to sleep while people sit next to them for photos
17.00 Depart Kanchanaburi for Bangkok
19.00 Arrive back at your hotel

What's Included:

• Transportation by car and boat
• Local English-speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees and sightseeing
• Lunch and water

What's Not Included:

• Additional meals (plan on 6 USD to 8 USD per person per meal)
• Additional drinks or beer (plan on 1 USD to 2.50 USD per bottle of beer)
• Other personal expenses

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