From Bangkok: Day tour to Kanchanaburi

Tour Number

Activity Level

522472


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Thai (fluent), English (advanced)

Full day Customized tours


The sleepy, provincial town of Kanchanaburi has achieved wide-spread fame for its infamous railway, which was built during World War II by Allied POWs and Asian labourers under the watch of the Japanese.
The Death Railway
Kanchanaburi's calm, lush setting on the banks of the Kwai River belies its history. Thousands of lives were lost as the ill-equipped prisoners struggled under appalling conditions to complete over 400km (250 miles) of railway track, called the "Death Railway", linking Thailand with Myanmar (Burma).
Bridge on the River Kwai
The current structure was rebuilt after the war, and only the eight curved sections on it are original. Two trains cross the bridge every day on their way to the town of Nam Tok (Waterfall)
Erawan National Park
The main attraction is the seven-tiered Erawan waterfall, best visited during (or just after) the rainy season (May-Nov) when the water is at full flow. It is a popular sight and can become quite congested with locals at weekends and on public holidays.

Itinerary

*** Route 1 : Thailand-Burma Railway Museum + Bridge over the River Kwai + Death Railway Train
Highlights
: Ride along a stretch of the notorious Death Railway
: See the infamous bridge on the River Kwai
: Learn about the history of the railways construction by Allied prisoners of war
*** Route 2 : Elephant Sanctuary ( Elephant world ) + Bridge on the River Kwai
Highlights
: Visit a sanctuary for elephants injured while working or retired from work
: Help take care of the animals by feeding and bathing them
: Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and learn about Kanchanaburi's place in history
*** Route 3 : Erawan Waterfall National Park + Death railway Train + Bridge over the River Kwai
Highlights
: See the beautiful waterfall in Erawan National Park
: Enjoy the famous activities in Kanchanaburi including a train ride on the death railway
: Learn the history related to Kanchanaburi and WW2

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

End Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 12 hours

The given time frame is an estimate timing only and can deviate due to traffic, road conditions, weather, pace of tourists and/or any unforeseen reason
Know before you go
- Program at the Erawan waterfall may be subject to change due to the flash flood in the rainy season. Appropriate attractions or activities will be replaced
- Kanchanaburi province located in the west part of Thailand (about 2.5 hours driving from Bangkok)

Transportation

Van, Honda CR-V

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 THB - Entrance fee
Personal expense
Meals

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Meals per person costs approximately 80-150 THB for local street foods / 200-300 THB for restaurant
Entrance fee to Erawan Waterfall 300 baht
Entrance fee to Thailand-Burma Railway Museum 140 baht
Entrance fee to Elephant Sanctuary ( Elephant world ) 2,500 baht
Speedboat fee (optional for THB 300/person)
Basic train fee on the Death Railway track (THB 100)
Assigned train seat (optional for THB 200/person)

Private tour guide Prayuth

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