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Travel block - Thailand

Trip to the River Kwai and Erawan National Park

Highlights

  • Swim in the pools of the famous Erawan Waterfall

  • Explore River Kwai’s natural environment

  • Gain insight into Kanchanaburi's dark history

Description

Embark on a fun and insightful adventure to the Kanchanaburi Province! First, take a boat trip on the River Kwai then visit the Death Railway for an informative glimpse into the past. The second part of your journey will take a detour into nature. Swim in the turquoise-blue Erawan Waterfalls and explore the vast mountain cave Phra That.

Destination

Asia

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

In the early morning, your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Bangkok to drive you to Kanchanaburi, which is about a two-hour drive away. On the way, stop at Nakhon Pathom and visit the Woodland Muangmai Fantasy Museum. The fascinating museum will teach you all about wood through important history and artfully and elaborately made carvings.

Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi, it's time for lunch at a local restaurant. Refreshed and invigorated, take a longtail boat to cruise down the River Kwai. Near the famous Kwai Bridge, sail up to shore for a great photo opportunity.

Next on your itinerary is the Death Railway Museum & Research Center and the prisoner of war cemetery, the actual site where the cruel history of the death railway happened. During the construction of the railway during the Second World War, thousands of forced laborers and prisoners of war lost their lives due to cruel and inhumane working conditions.

After this evocative experience, you will drive back to your hotel to have a delicious dinner.

Travel time Bangkok - Nakhon Pathom: about 1 hour / approx. 35 miles

Travel time Nakhon Pathom - Kanchanaburi: about 1 hour 10 minutes / approx. 40 miles

Two nights at Hintok River Camp*** with full board in the Luxury Tent, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Today, you will discover the beauty of Erawan National Park. Hike to its wonderous waterfall and relish the stunning turquoise-blue, refreshing water in the middle of nature: don't forget to bring a bathing suit and wear sturdy shoes!

For an impeccable view, climb the seven steps of the impressive waterfall along its idyllic path. Afterward, you will continue your exploration through the national park toward Phra That. Head into the colossal mountain cave and discover its ancient stalactites and stalagmites.

Replenish your energy at lunch, then take a short train ride on the infamous Death Railway through the Kwai Noi Gorge. Hasn't today's adventures been exciting!? A transfer will take you back to your hotel

It's time to pack your bags because your stay in Kanchanaburi is coming to a close. Check-out after breakfast, and then your driver will either drop you off at your Bangkok hotel or the airport.

Hintok River Camp***, Kanchanaburi, Thailand (Two nights)

The resort perfectly nestles into nature and welcomes its guests with an uninterrupted view of the legendary River Kwai. Located in a clearing of the Hellfire Pass, the Hintok River Camp offers accommodation in luxury tents. Resort amenities include a natural spring water pool and an in-house restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner surrounded by tropical trees.

The spacious tents at Hintok River Camp feature fine wooden furniture, an outdoor shower with hot water, air-conditioning, and a private veranda.

Closest city: Kanchanaburi

Closest airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport

Duration of the trip: 3 days / 2 nights

Including

  • Two nights at Hintok River Camp with full board in a Luxury Tent

  • Privately guided tour according to the itinerary

  • Transfers and entrance fees

  • English-speaking tour guide (German-speaking guide bookable for an extra charge)

  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 11/01/20 - 10/31/21

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses and tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa, entry and/or exit fees

Services & Notes

  • Christmas and New Year surcharges

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