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3 Days River Kwai - Kanchanaburi

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DURATION
3 days / 2 nights
FROM PRICE
฿ 18350 p.p.
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Bangkok
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Daily
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  • Experience Thailand’s most famous floating market Damnoen Saduak
  • The Death Railway. Learn more about the construction of this infamous railroad
  • Stay in the unique The River Kwai Jungle Rafts, a floatel made of rafts with bamboo houses on it
  • See how the elephants are treated to a lovely bath in the river
  • Take a dip at one of Thailand’s most beautiful waterfalls: the Erawan Falls
  • Visit the temples and ruins of the ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya

Introduction

On this three-day River Kwai - Kanchanaburi tour, you won't be bored for a second. There is much to do and experience. You will have time to dive straight into the water from your bamboo house on a jungle raft, but you will also learn more about the infamous Death Railway. Plus, you'll watch the local elephants take a bath.

Kanchanaburi is a city with a dark history, but it does not weigh heavily on the current residents. This offers the opportunity to learn about that past, but still have fun.

Therefore, you not only visit The Bridge on the River Kwai, Hellfire Pass and a war cemetery, but also go to Erawan Falls, Thailand's most famous floating market Damnoen Saduak, as well as visit temples in the former kingdom of Ayutthaya.

On top of that, you'll stay a night in a basic but heart-pounding floating hotel on the River Kwai.

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Day 1
Bangkok – Kanchanaburi
Dag 1: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi
Early in the morning you will depart for the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Once you are in the close vicinity, you will exchange the minivan for a long-tail boat. This boat will take you through a beautiful green oasis to the floating market, a world apart. The Thai sail in their boats with all kinds of merchandise. There are even some on which noodles are prepared. These so-called boat noodles are a true delicacy. Also try a sweet yellow mango, they really are irresistible. Walk around while everyone around you busily negotiates the right price. It is possible to take an extra boat ride along the canals of the market itself, so you can see the boats up close.

You will then proceed to Kanchanaburi, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. In Thailand during World War II, the Japanese wanted to build a railroad at record speed to supply their troops in Burma. The working conditions for civilian workers, prisoners of war and forced laborers were inhumane. Some 100,000 workers and about 15,000 prisoners of war lost their lives due to disease, malnutrition and exhaustion. The Burma Railway is therefore also called the Death Railway. The bridge made famous by the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai (which you visit on day 3) still exists and is a reminder of dark times. During a visit to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial, you will learn more about the construction of this infamous railroad.

In the afternoon you travel by long-tail boat to a unique accommodation: the River Kwai Jungle Rafts. This floating hotel, or floatel, is made of rafts with bamboo houses on it. There is no electricity, so the resort is attractively illuminated at night with oil lamps. Take a dip in the river or simply lie in your hammock and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the sound of cheerfully chattering birds. In the evening there is an optional singing and dancing performance of the Mon tribe. This tribe lives in the village next to the Jungle Rafts. Then you slowly fall asleep to the rhythm of the swell of the water.
INCLUSIEF:
Accommodation:
River Kwai Jungle Rafts ***
Meals: Lunch, diner

Day 2
Kanchanaburi
Dag 2: Kanchanaburi
Today we get up early, because in the early morning the elephants are treated to a lovely bath in the river, and you don't want to miss it. It is also possible to feed them yourself with pineapple and watermelon peels.

After your own breakfast, head to one of Thailand's most beautiful waterfalls: the Erawan Falls. Here the water falls 1,500 meters down through 7 plateaus. The further up you walk, the more difficult it becomes. At least try to reach plateau 5, which we personally like best. Don't forget your swimwear, as it is great to cool off in the clear water after the climb.

After this it is time for a well-deserved lunch, after which you will be transferred to your hotel in Kanchanaburi. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. For example, take a wonderful spa treatment at the hotel. Optionally, it is possible to take a ride on the local train on the Burma Railway. Try to get a seat on the left side of the train and have your camera ready, as the views are phenomenal.
INCLUSIEF:
Accommodation:
Good Times Resort ***
Meals: Ontbijt, lunch, diner

Day 3
Kanchanaburi - Bangkok
Dag 3: Kanchanaburi - Bangkok
Before you bid farewell to Kanchanaburi, we take a moment to remember the Death Railway and the victims of World War II. You visit The Bridge on the River Kwai (over which trains still run) and the Don-Rak honor cemetery where nearly 7,000 (mostly Australian, British, Dutch and Indian) prisoners of war are buried.

On the way back, we absolutely must not miss Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was a prosperous kingdom for hundreds of years until the Burmese largely destroyed it in the mid-18th century. Fortunately, the ruins of temples and palaces still show the grandeur of Ayutthaya.

After lunch we tour some of the temples and ruins. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Bangkok or dropped off at your hotel in Ayutthaya.
INCLUSIEF:
Meals: Ontbijt, lunch

Prices

PersonsStarting price per adult
2 persons฿ 18350
3 persons฿ 14550
4 persons฿ 11800
5 persons฿ 10850
6+ persons฿ 9600
Prices available until 12-09-2024.
Prices mentioned valid for departure between 12-09-2023 and 30-10-2023.
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Inclusive

  • All transfers by minivan
  • Breakfast on day 2 and 3
  • Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3
  • Dinner on day 1 and 2
  • Mentioned excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide

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  • Optional excursions
  • Optional meals and drinks
  • Tip
  • Booking costs: €15 per booking

Accommodations

Kanchanaburi
River Kwai Jungle Rafts ***
Kanchanaburi
Good Times Resort ***
3 Days River Kwai - Kanchanaburi
DURATION
3 days / 2 nights
FROM PRICE
฿ 18350 p.p.
» Price information
PICKUP LOCATION
Bangkok
AVAILABILITY
Daily
GROUP
Private
100% secure payment
Payment options

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