Bangkok River Kwai Tour

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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 including 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.

Special Rates
River Kwai Tour incl. boat trip
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Joining Tour Price Private Groups Price
1,930 1 Pax 2-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7-9 Pax
8,135 4,410 3,170 2,470
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • Rates are valid until 31 March 2015 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • A minimum of two people are required to join the tour.
  • Join with English Speaking guide only
  • Child rates are applicable for 2 children between 2 - 11 years if accompanied by 2 full paying passengers.
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.

Special Rates
River Kwai with Elephant Riding & Bamboo Rafting
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Private Groups Price
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-5 Pax 6-14 Pax
8,115 4,910 3,660 2,830
  • Rates are valid until 31 October 2015 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • Tour transfers are only offered within central Bangkok. Hotels outside of the city are not covered by a transfer service and guests will be required to find their own way to the meeting point.
  • During raining season if the water level high and dangerous to arrange some program the tour guide can cancel or change the program for guest safety depend on the situation at that time.
Additional Information


- 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
- Insurance


- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance etc.
- Other services not mentioned on this program.


Times and schedule can be changed depending on weather and road conditions at itinerary for each program

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Despite an early-morning pickup, everyone seemed bright-eyed and awake, filled with anticipation about the day of history and adventure ahead. The pickup van took us to another meeting place to board a coach, which would take us straight to Kanchanaburi. Read More...

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