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River Kwai Nature & Adventure for Families

4 Days / 3 Nights

Overview

Take the family on a getaway to Kanchanaburi situated just three hours away from bustling Bangkok for a nature and adventure escape. Learn about the significant WWII sites of Kanchanaburi while cruising down River Kwai, visit the beautiful seven-tiered waterfall of Erawan National Park before interacting with elephants in a safe sanctuary.

Trip Highlights

River Kwai Nature & Adventure for Families

WWII history of Kanchanaburi

Visit the significant sites of Kanchanaburi on a cruise down River Kwai and a stop at the Death Railway Museum and Research Centre and War Cemetery.

Nature escape to Erawan National Park

Explore the beautiful seven-tiered waterfall and Phra That Cave of Erawan National Park.

Spend a day at an elephant sanctuary

Take the family on an incredible opportunity to Elephant World to learn more about these gentle giants and offer them a good scrub in Kwai Yai River.

Itinerary

1

Bangkok – Nakorn Pathom – River Kwai

Bangkok – Nakhon Pathom (56.4 km): 1.08 hr Nakhon Pathom – Kanchanaburi (68.7 km): 1.20 hr

Early in the morning, meet with the guide and driver and head south from Bangkok towards Kanchanaburi with an en-route stop at Nakhon Pathom for a visit to Woodland Muangmai Fantasy Museum. Here, enjoy the legendary ‘Tales of the Wood’ through unique and beautiful wooden art pieces from various places. Following this, proceed to Kanchanaburi.

Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi, lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, embark on a longtail boat and cruise around the River Kwai. Disembark at the pier in Kanchanaburi, next to the ‘Bridge over River Kwai’. Stop for a photo opportunity of the bridge from the ground-level. Then continue for a visit to Death Railway Museum & Research Centre and War Cemetery.

Dinner at the hotel, and overnight in Kanchanaburi.

2

Kanchanaburi

After breakfast, depart for Erawan Waterfall - a beautiful seven-tiered waterfall located in Erawan National Park. The best time to visit is during rainy season from May until September. It’s possible to walk up to each tier of these picturesque falls, so be sure to bring good walking shoes. Also remember to bring a swimming suit to cool off in the falls’ natural pools. Then continue by car through the national park area to Phra That Cave - a large mountain cave filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.

After lunch, take a short train ride along the infamous ‘Death Railway’ through Kwai Noi Gorge.

After the ride, transfer to the resort.

Dinner at the resort.

Overnight in Kanchanaburi.

3

Kanchanaburi

After breakfast at the hotel, start a day trip to Elephant World, located just half an hour from the famous River Kwai Bridge. Elephant World is a sanctuary for elephants with nowhere else to go. Here they can enjoy the natural jungle landscape in peace and harmony.

Following a warm welcome and introduction from the volunteers at Elephant World, it’s off to meet the elephants themselves. Be introduced to each elephant and have the opportunity to work for them under guidance from the ‘mahout’ – the local elephant handler. This includes enjoyable activities like cutting sugar cane or banana plants to feed the elephants.

After a Thai lunch at the camp, have the incredible opportunity to take a bath with the elephants in the Kwai Yai River! Help give them a good scrub, before walking the elephants back into the camp, and then on into the forest where they will spend the night.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Kanchanaburi.

4

Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

Kanchanaburi – Bangkok (123 km): 2.11 hr

Breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer back to a hotel in or the airport in Bangkok.

Important Information

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • 3 nights accommodation at X2 River Kwai Resort
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Luxury service of English-speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers by a private, air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditures of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

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