Scenic River Kwai & Kanchanaburi Private Day Trip with a local

There’s some absolutely stunning scenery in the Thai countryside beyond Bangkok – but some of it hides a tragic past. The area around the River Kwai played a crucial role in World War II with the construction of the so-called ‘death railway’.

This area found global fame in the epic 1950s film The Bridge On The River Kwai, so of course, you’ll make a stop here to follow in the film stars’ footsteps. Later on, you’ll hear more about the ‘death railway’ as you make stops at Wang Pho viaduct and take a walk through tropical jungle to reach Hellfire Pass.

During your day-long tour, you’ll have the chance to admire views across rice fields and temples, walk to a waterfall and visit the Giant Raintree, a centuries-old tree in a beautiful location. There will also be time to stop for coffee and lunch with lovely views to admire – and you might even spot a monkey or two!

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  • What's included :
    • Private tour
    • Local guide
    • Entrance tickets
    • Driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Snacks - 1 local tasting per person
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Drink at local coffee shop
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Wat Tham Sua, Tha Muang 71110 Thailand

    Break the journey at a coffee shop with views of temples and rice fields, then visit the ancient raintree

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

    Step into movie-worthy scenery as you visit the famous Bridge on the River Kwai

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: JEATH War Museum, Wat Chai Chumphon Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

    Learn about how World War II affected this part of the world at the atmospheric cemetery and JEATH War Museum

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tham Kra Sae Bridge, Lum Sum 71150 Thailand

    Explore the tragic past of the ‘death railway’ in an area of the beautiful scenery around Wang Pho

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and Memorial Walking Trail, 207 Moo 11, Tha Sao 71150 Thailand

    Take a four-kilometer walk through lush jungle to Hellfire Pass

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, ____________________, 71150 Thailand

    Visit the steam train display at the end of the line, and cool your feet in the pool by a waterfall

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bangkok, Bangkok

    At the end of your fascinating tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The host will pick you up at your accommodation or central meeting point in Bangkok. Please mention your contact details and after the time of booking your host will contact you regarding the preferred pick-up point.Airports
    • Bangkok Intl Airport, 999 Bangna - Trad Road, Racha Thewa Subdistrict, Bang Phli District, Bangkok 10540 Thailand
    • Port Authority of Thailand, 444 ถนนท่าเรือ Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P1291

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