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River Kwai Nature & Adventure Family Experience

4 Days / 3 Nights

Overview

Take a fun-filled, and educational, family adventure to Kanchanaburi. Travel along the River Kwai and Death Railway for an informative look in to the past. Then head in to nature, trekking to the cascading Erawan Falls, crawling through Phra That Cave and meeting Asian elephants in the wild.

Trip Highlights

River Kwai Nature & Adventure Family Experience

Examine Kanchanaburi’s dark history

Tour the River Kwai and Death Railway Museum to learn about the area’s tragic, but important, wartime history.

Explore the River Kwai’s natural surroundings

Walk up the seven-tired Erawan falls for a swim and walk through Phra That Cave to see remarkable limestone formations.

Encounter Asian Elephants

Visit an elephant sanctuary and join with the caretakers to feed and bathe these remarkable animals.

Itinerary

1

Bangkok – Nakhon 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:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  • Roundtrip boat transfer between pier and resort, except Hintok River Camp.
  • Tips for hotel porters and drivers.
  • Drinking water and cold towels

Our Services Do Not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • International flights.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.

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