Enjoy a little piece of paradise in the heart of the jungle, and visit this floated moored raft along the historical river. It is a unique opportunity to step out of your everyday world into the harmony of nature. Getting to this magical place is half the fun. An exhilarating forty-minute boat trip from Pakseng through spectacular gorges, beckoning beaches and clusters of brilliantly colored birds, delight the senses as one ventures deeper into the wild heart of the jungle.
|Duration:||3 days / 2 nights|
|Departure Time:||Bangkok around 06.00 am|
|Suitable For:||Family, Children|
|Trip Theme:||Adventure, History|
A little piece of paradise in the heart of the jungle, this fleet of traditional Thai rafts provide the perfect way to enjoy the smoothing motion of the river, the gorgeous countryside and a sense of harmony with nature. Enjoy this back to basic experience without any electricy, intenet or phone.
Day 1: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi - River Kwai Noi (- / L / D)
Get ready for your journey back to the nature. Your pick up time is between 06.00 am -06.30 am from major hotels in Bangkok downtown via air-conditioned minivan. Depart to Kanchanaburi which is located around 128 km to the west of Bangkok.
Before we get to the River Kwai we will do a short stop at the Thailand–Burma Railway Centre in Kanchanaburi. The Thailand-Burma Railway Center is fully air-conditioned interactive museum, research and information facility and dedicated to hold the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway and gives you an educational and moving experience. We will visit the nearby Allied War Cemetery, where more than 6,000 Allied Prisoners of War (PoWs) found their final resting-place. Our next stop is the world-famous River Kwai Bridge a part of theDeath Railway constructed by Allied Prisoners of War (PoWs).
Now it’s time to leave Kanchanaburi behind us. We will take a long tailed boat and cruise along the River Kwai to your Raft Resort. Check in and enjoy your lunch. After a short break we will take the long tailed boat to reach our next stop in history. Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum which is dedicated to all Asian laborers and Allied Prisoners of War (PoWs), who suffered and died at Hellfire Pass before we take a hike along the Hellfire Pass Walking Trails before returning to the raft.
Returning to your raft join your hammock in front of your room and what the night coming down to delta. Our staff will light the oil lamps. Dinner will be served at the raft restaurant follow by a 45 minute traditional Mon Dance presentation. Dim your oil lamp, listen to the river and have a great first night in the heart of the jungle.
Day 2: River Kwai Noi (B / L / D )
For today we have a few options for you – just let us know what you like to add:
A: Take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit SaiYoke Yai Waterfall & National Park. The Sai Yok Yai Waterfall flows into the river and it is famed for its beautiful environs. The fall is very impressive during the rainy season as the waterfall is extremely forceful and rapid.
B: Take a canoe or Bamboo raft and take a breath taking ride along the historical river of River Kwae Noi and the stunning natural surroundings, do not forget your camera and just relax (1hrs trip)
D: Visit the Lawa Cave and explore the fascinating stalactite. The Lawa Cave is one of the caves with breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites. It was formed by rain containing carbon dioxide which fell down to the ground and became water with carbonic acid. It then eroded underground limestone and formed connecting holes in it. After that, when groundwater level decreased, the cave appeared.
A: Take the day off and enjoy the nature around you or at the riverside natural spring pool overview the river.
Lunch and dinner will be served on the raft
Day 3: River Kwai Noi - Death Railway - Bangkok (B / L / - )
Get up early in the morning and watch the elephant coming along with its mahouts for their morning bath. Enjoy your breakfast before we take you for a visit to the ethic Mon Tribal Village nearby. We will visit the little temple and school of the Village before returning to the raft for check out.
We will departure the river valley for a tasty lunch at a local restaurant on our way to our next stop. From here we will take a historic ride on the famous Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied Prisoners of War (POWs). Arriving at the last station we will change to an air-conditioned van for last part of our tour. We meant arriving Bangkok downtown around 06.00 PM, however, under some unpredictable traffic circumstances; we could take somewhat longer hours to get back BKK.
Note: Deviations of the tour programs or time given in the program may sometimes necessary depending on traffic condition and any uncontrollable circumstances.
Prices do not include:
Children between 3yrs and 12 yrs: discounted price as mentioned in price list
Single Supplement surcharge – Single traveler
Surcharge for single traveler is 2.700 THB for the trip
including medical repatriation insurance is mandatory on all our trips. It is not included with our packages and it is your responsibility to purchase suitable insurance package. Make sure that it covers all the activities that you are likely to undertake, such as rafting, scuba diving, cycling, cruises, trekking etc. Many ‘free’ insurances that come with banking packages, credit cards etc., are quite inadequate to cover you our tours, so make sure you check the policy before your travel. You are required to give a copy of your insurance policy to your tour leader upon arrival. Without proper insurance like this, we will not be allowed to join the tour as we will not able to respond adequately in case an emergency if you do not have the right insurance. Please also contact your doctor for further preparations regarding to your chosen travel destination including immunizations.
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|From Date||To Date||Duration||Adults||Children|
|01 Aug 2018||31 Oct 2019||3 days / 2 nights|
Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice