Bangkok River Kwai Tour
Beyond Bangkok Tours
Kanchanaburi is a land forever cloaked in history. Renowned across the globe for its famous WWII landmarks – Bridge over the River Kwai (Kwae) and the Death Railway – this westernmost province was used by the Japanese army as a strategic supplies route into neighbouring Burma and beyond. Enclosed by verdant forests, then opening out onto a sheer cliff – just barely hanging on the edge – before crossing the Kwai Yai River at the Bridge over the River Kwai, the Death Railway is, today, one of the most scenic rail routes in the country.
History, however, is only part of what Kanchanaburi has to offer as the province boasts a beautiful natural landscape of dense tropical jungles, crisscrossing rivers and streams, and spell-binding waterfalls with emerald-coloured pools. The idyllic Kwai Noi River cuts through lush valleys flanked by sheer cliffs on both sides, making for a great river journey by a bamboo raft or long-tail speedboat.
River Kwai Tour includining Long-tail boat
Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sum up this day tour to Kanchanaburi province. The famous bridge and the beginning of the 'Death Railway' is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced labourers who lost their lives in the Second World War during the construction of the railway.
Transfer from your hotel in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. The fully air-conditioned centre offers visitors an educational and moving experience.
After a visit to the War Cemetery, enjoy a scenic long-tail boat trip along Maeklong River to the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Continue by van / coach to Pakseng for lunch at a local restaurant, then board the local train for the thrilling ride across wooden viaducts, which offers fantastic scenery along the Kwai River. Coach-transfer back to Bangkok.
River Kwai with Elephant Ride & Bamboo Rafting
This full-day tour includes a visit to Saiyok Elephant Camp (near Wang Po) to see an elephant show, followed by a 30-minute ride on the elephant's back and a 40-minute bamboo rafting experience along the Kwai Noi River. After lunch at a local restaurant in Wang Po, take a short ride on the original Death Railway, passing over a long wooden viaduct set into sheer cliffs. Enjoy short stops at the River Kwai Bridge and War Cemetery before travelling back to Bangkok.
- Air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide
- Admission fee as mentioned on this programme
- Transportation from/to hotels in major areas of Bangkok
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance etc.
- Other services not mentioned on this programme
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