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A Day in Kanchanaburi

Visit the bridge over the River Kwai and Death Railway

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English
  • Join In & Private Available
  • Minimum 2 Travelers To Book
  • Hotel Pick Up
Highlights
  • Stop by the infamous bridge over the River Kwai and take a death defying ride on the Death Railway
  • Visit the War Cemetery, resting-place for over 6,000 Allied prisoners and the Death War Museum to learn more about the happenings of 1942 under Japanese control
  • Swim and soak in the sun at the awe-inspiring Saiyoknoi Waterfall
  • Enjoy a bamboo rafting ride and elephant trek included
  • The perfect day trip from Bangkok for history buffs
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  • Samue* 1 Jun 2017
    this was canceled at the last minute dye to weather conditions unfortunately

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What To Expect

Drive out to Kanchanaburi, Thailand's third largest province, located west of Bangkok, and spend a day taking in the turbulent history of the area. You'll first visit the bridge over the River Kwai, a historical landmark that is part of the Death Railway built by Allied prisoners of war, under control of the Japanese in 1942. You'll also visit the Jeath War Museum to enhance your knowledge and the War Cemetery where thousands of POWs were laid to rest. After a local lunch you'll end the day with a bamboo rafting ride, an elephant trek and time to soak up the beauty of Kanchanburi at the cascading Saiyoknoi Waterfall.

bridge over the river kwai
See the bridge over the River Kwai in person, immortalised in a number of wartime movies
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Take a ride on the Death Railway, where over 6000 POWs lost their lives
Saiyoknoi Waterfall
Relax at the tranquil Saiyoknoi Waterfall
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Your tour also includes a bamboo rafting ride and elephant trek
day trip from bangkok
Soak up the expansive nature of Kanchanaburi, a great day trip from Bangkok
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Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • National Park entrance
  • All admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Package Options

Package Options:

  • Join In Tour
  • Private Group (2-3 Pax)
  • Private Group (4+ Pax)
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 6:30am pick up at various hotels in Bangkok by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • 8:00am depart Bangkok for Kanchanaburi
  • 9:30am visit War Cemetery and Jeath War Museum
  • 10:30am Bridge over the River Kwai and train trip along the 'Death Railway'
  • 1:30pm lunch
  • 2:30pm bamboo rafting along the River Kwai and Elephant Trek
  • 4:30pm depart from Kanchanaburi
  • 7:00pm arrive in Bangkok
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Price is per person in a small (2-3 people) or large (4+ people) group, or a join in group tour
  • Child ticket: Age 4-12
  • Children under 4 join the tour free of charge
  • Hotel pick up is free of charge for hotels within Sukhumvit 24, Siam, Silom, Sathorn, Pratunam and Khaosan. Surcharge will apply for other areas, payable directly to the driver (the operator will confirm the amount in advance)
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Hotel pick up time: 6:30am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. For shared transfers, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hrs prior to the activity
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Reviews (9) 3.2
  • Boon*** 11 Aug 2017
    1) timing given to me for move out is 630am. But the guide say the booking is done at 6am. 2) alot of extra cost needed to be paid on the way. Was not informed before hand. 3) program not same as given on the website. No water fall. 4) tour guide is kind and friendly.
  • Angela*** 5 Jun 2017
    A nice side trip from Bangkok. Everything was great but it would've been better if the local tour operator handled problems very well. The train was packed that we needed to ride another one in the afternoon. The lunch which was included on the package didn't come with drinks, they should've told that earlier.
  • Samue* 1 Jun 2017
    this was canceled at the last minute dye to weather conditions unfortunately
  • Mei*** 14 May 2017
    The guide was friendly and the trip was pleasant. I see in the highlights that the trip included train ride but apparently it was not included in our trip. We actually completed the tour including lunch around 1plus and was back to Bangkok by 4pm. Felt a bit disappointed since we expected to see more. Having said that, it was a pleasant outing out of Bangkok.
  • Juve* 5 Mar 2017
    its good. love the place.. historical magical.. preserving like this to know the historical events happens
  • Marc*** 17 Jan 2017
    It was a nice trip to hear about the history of the River Kwai and terrific to see the countryside. However, the tour was not as described. We did the join-in tour and did not even get to ride on the train nor go to the waterfall. We were told that we either had a choice to go for the rafting/elephant ride or the train. Unlike others, we also felt rushed just to get back to Bangkok before rush hour. Would def not recommend.
  • Lis* 26 Dec 2016
    Amazing one day trip. The tour gave us enough time to walk around and explore at our own pace. Taking the train was a good way to see different areas of Thailand. Food was good and staff was friendly.
  • JING*** 18 Dec 2016
    Local tour guide cut short the itinerary. Food was good. But he also tricked us into tourist spots to just spend money. Such as toilet and stuff. Hurried and looked lazy: always on the phone + not there when we need to take pictures, explanations and etc. More focus on other big group: i wasnt able to finish my food and he lead the bug group on van. Even the restaurant owner was baffled by this scene. Very poor "guiding" and i advice other lone travellers to not join the groups because you will be neglected and money not worth spent (even though you paid more). Thank you (but operator at hong kong was very polite)
  • Jordan*** 18 Aug 2015
    I did not imagine the view at Erawan Falls to be so breathtaking. There are 7 levels to the falls and it takes athleticism to finish them all. We only made it to Level 5 because we underestimated the physical endurance and water needed for the trek. However, you do not need to go all the way to the top as there is a lot of space to swim and play at every level.
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