River Kwai adventure
A complete and varied tour which passes through one of the most beautiful areas of Thailand. The first day visit the famous River Kwai Bridge and stay overnight in a fairytale floating hotel. The second day you can choose between a visit to the Hell Fire pass or an Elephant Camp. The latter is particularly fun for children. The third day visit the wonderful Erawan Falls and make a trainride on the “Burma Death railway”. This tour is well suited for families with children and for everybody in good health who loves active recreation in a paradise environment.
Day 1. Floating Market & River Kwai
An early morning journey through the rustic countryside outside Bangkok takes you to the famous Floating Market of Damnoen Saduak. You will not see market stalls but hundreds of small boats from which the Thai sell their merchandise. See, feel and smell the old style and traditional way of selling and buying vegetables and fruits from small boats. Then it’s onward to the lovely Angkor temple of Muang Singh. Onward to the pier where you board a longtail boat that will take you over the Kwai river to the Jungle Rafts Hotel, nicknamed the Floatel. This place is magic. The floating bungalows are built on bamboo rafts and surrounded by magnificent jungle. The accommodation is basic with private bath and shower. There is no electricity, at night the hotel is lit by oil lamps and torches creating a fairytale atmosphere. In the evening it is possible to see Burmese Mon dancing or swim in the river.
Day 2. River Kwai
The morning is free. Visit the nearby Mon village, take an elephant ride or just rest and enjoy the paradise surroundings. You can also take a short tour, for instance visit the Lawa caves, make an elephant ride or float down the Kwai river on a bamboo raft. In the afternoon you will take a train ride on the famous Death Railway. The scenery is stunning, especially the part over the wooden bridge construction. Make sure that you have your cameras ready. Onward to Kanchanaburi to visit the famous River Kwai bridge, of which the World War II history is so beautifully depicted in David Lean’s movie in 1957. Later visit the Jeath Museum and the World War II Cemetery. Overnight stay in Kanchanaburi. TIP: it is also possible to stay overnight in the playful Oriental Kwai Resort or the beautiful U Inchantree. Ask us for possibilities and prices.
Day 3. Erawan falls
Bangkok Tours – visit the waterfalls of Erawan National Park and enjoy the stunning scenery when making a trainride on the famous Death Railway in Kanchanaburi, Thailand This last day you will visit the wonderful Erawan waterfalls in the Erawan National Park. The falls cover 7 levels over a total distance of 1550 meters. They are among the loveliest and most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand. You can walk up to all 7 levels. The highest levels require some creative walking but the climb is worth the effort. You can swim at various places so take your swimming gear with you. Around the park there are caves with sometimes bizarre stone formations. Then back to Bangkok. This tour ends around 17:30 hr at your hotel in Bangkok or at Bangkok’s central railway station Hualampong in case you booked a nighttrain (for instance to Chiang Mai or to Surat Thani for our Tree House safari tour).
Included: all transfers, overnight stays (twin rooms), breakfast on day 2 and 3, dinner on day 1 and an English speaking tour guide. Not included are entry fees and the train ticket. This tour starts every day.
This tour can also be booked in two day version. Day 1 is then unchanged. On day 2 you will visit the Erawan falls, the River Kwai bridge and the Jeath museum. The death railway trainride can be done either on day 1 or day 2, as you prefer. You will see the same as on the 3 day tour but in shortform and with less time for relaxation. Therefore less recommended for children.
During this River Kwai a number of short daytours can be booked. Click the link for the tourdescriptions.
|River Kwai adventure||Number of persons||Single|
|Prices per person||2||3||4||Surcharge|
|2 day tour||$ 240||$ 177||$ 145||$ 50|
|3 day tour||$ 329||$ 256||$ 210||$ 74|
|Prices in Thai Baht are leading. Payments can also be made in other currencies such as USD or EUR. In that case, the prices in THB need to be converted at the exchange rate on the day of payment. The mentioned prices in EUR and USD are based on our prices in THB and against an exchange rate of 35 Baht per Euro or 32 Baht per USD. Our payment terms apply.|