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River Kwai Luxury Raft Explorer

Unique and unforgettable experience associate in luxury Thai style floating raft on the banks of famous River Kwai. This excursion is a subtle blend of adventure, history and nature combined in a luxury stay. Go on the tracks of WWII prisoners (Pacific war) and discover among others, the famous ‘Bridge over River Kwai’ and the impressive ‘Hell Fire Pass’ (Mountain cut by prisoners to lay down the railway tracks up to Myanmar).

Trip Details
Trip Code: TH-KAN-2008
Destination: Kanchanaburi
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Frequency: Daily
Departure Time: Bangkok around 06.00 am
Suitable For: Family, Seniors
Trip Theme: Adventure, History, Free & easy
Bungalow - River Kwai luxury raft resort
Kanchanaburi's Death Railway Train
River Kwai luxury raft resort  - restaurant
Thailand - Kanchanaburi - Hellfire Pass Memorial
River Kwai luxury raft resort Thailand

Embark on a 3-day adventure to the Kanchanaburi region of Thailand Stay at this luxury floating raft retreat, learn the stories of Mon people at Mon Tribal village and enjoy a scenic long-tailed boat ride with a local guide

Below we have two Packages. Package a, which is more focus on local experience and the upgrade version package b is more focus on nature discovery.  Our programs / packages are adjustable any time, meaning we can create a private and individual program just for you and your family. Just let us know what you have in mind.  

 

Package a - Local Experience

Day 1: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi - River Kwai Noi     (- / L / D)

Get ready for your journey back in history and nature.  Your pick up time is between 06.00 am - 06.30 am from all major hotels in Bangkok downtown via air-conditioned minivan to Kanchanaburi which is located around 128 km to the west of Bangkok.

Our first stop will be at the Thailand-Burma Railway Center. This interactive museum is a remarkable research & information centre, dedicated to the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway. Visit one of the impressive War Cemeteries, where many of allied soldiers were buried. Then visit the worldwide known ‘Bridge over River Kwai’. It was built in about 16 months, by allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts. The bridge was afterwards destroyed during allied bombing raids, by the end of World War II. But it was later rebuilt by Japanese,
as war reparations.

After having lunch at local restaurant.  Visit the Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre.  The interpretive center presents the history of the Burma-Thailand railway under chronological and thematic headings, explaining the rationale for the railway, the way in which it was constructed, and the hardship experienced by those who worked on it. Then you can descend the long set of stairs behind the museum to Hellfire Pass Memorial Walking Trail following the original rail bed. Then transfer to Phutakien pier and take a long-tailed boat from Phu Takien pier to the luxury floating raft retreat.  Check-in upon arrival.

Dinner followed by a 45–minute presentation of traditional Mon Dance. Overnight at luxury floating raft retreat

Day 2:   River Kwai Noi – Mon tribal Village – Mon chart - Palmetum  (B / L / D )

After breakfast, we will take a long-tailed boat to get to our sister resort, from there we will visit the nearby Mon tribal village, where the Mon people have lived for generations.  Visit the Golden Rock, Buddha image cave and village school. Mon Chat, sit down and talking with original Mon people concerning history religion culture and dances.  Experience how to wear “Sa-rong” Mon costume and how to play “Saba” traditional Mon game.  Making Tanaka powder from the wood and bark of the Tanaka tree extensively as a natural cosmetic, sunscreen, skin treatment, and insect repellent.  Then take a short walk on easy jungle trail along the riverbank to get to the stunning viewpoint of River Kwai.

We will return to our luxury floating Resort lunch with a view

In the afternoon walk around orchard road discover the fascinating variety of the botanical world in the Palmetum of the River Kwai and enjoy yourself by swimming in the Palm swimming pool

Dinner will be served on the raft overnight at your luxury floating villa

Day 3:   River Kwai Noi  - Death Railway - Bangkok   (B / L / - )

The morning is free of leisure, enjoy your last breakfast on the raft along the river. Be ready for your check out at 11.00 am to continue your way back to Bangkok. After checking out we will take a long-tailed boat to the Phutakien pier and continue for a tasty lunch at a local restaurant.

We will continue our journey through the history of this are by taking 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 Bangkok.

 

Why not add an additional night and just relax and enjoy the scenery?

 

or Upgrade to Package to – Nature Discovery

Day 1: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi - River Kwai Noi     (- / L / D)

Same as Package above

Day 2:   River Kwai Noi – Sai Yok Yai Waterfall & National Park - Mon Tribal Village – Lawa Cave – Cooking Class  (B / L / D )

After breakfast, we will take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit Sai Yok 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. Our next stop will be a visit at the Mon tribal village, where the Mon people have lived for generations.  Visit the Golden Rock, Buddha image cave and village school. Take a short walk on easy jungle trail along the Riverbank to get to the stunning viewpoint of River Kwai.

We do a stopover at our raft for a delicious lunch before leaving to 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 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.

Dinner and overnight at the luxury River Raft

Day 3:   River Kwai Noi  - Death Railway - Bangkok   (B / L / - )

Same as Package abave

 

Note: Deviations of the tour programs or time given in the program may sometimes necessary depending on traffic condition and any uncontrollable circumstances.

 

Prices include:

  • Join Transportation from Bangkok (see below) to Kanchanaburi round trip,
  • Two night accommodation at a back to a luxury Raft Resort (double occupancy),   
  • 7 meals (3 Lunch / 2 Dinner / 2 Breakfast ),
  • Visit Thailand-Burma Railway Center War Museum, War Cemetery, River Kwai Bridge, Hell Fire Pass Memorial and Riding on Death Railway Train
  • Traditional Mon dance performance at the Jungle Rafts
  • All long-tailed boat transfers as described in the day-to-day description
  • Train ticket over the Death Railway
  • All admission Fee involved within above program,
  • Local English speaking tour guide, 
  • Local Taxes,
  • Insurance coverage under Thai law (Thai standard)

upgrade to Package – Nature Discovery only 1.100 THB or 30 Euro per person / package

Additional night with fullboard (Dinner, breakfast and lunch) 

Prices do not include:

  • Any other transfers which are not listed within the program,
  • Any international or domestic airfare
  • Any hotels outside the program (can be organized by us, just contact us in advanced),
  • Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program,
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program,
  • Alcoholic beverages,
  • Expenditures of personal nature,
  • Service not mentioned above,
  • Tip to driver / guides etc,
  • International travel & medical insurance*

Transfers

  • The transfer from Bangkok to the resort is operating on join/ seat-in-coach basis with an English-speaking guide only. Depending on the number of guests on any confirmed tours, the correct type of car/ van / coach cannot be confirmed at your reservation.
  • Transfers are only operated within Sukhumvit (Soi 1 - 33), Silom, Pratunam areas and restricted to main hotels only
  • Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 33 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply

Single Supplement surcharge – Single traveler
Additional Surcharge for single traveler is 4.000 THB (or around 110 Euro) for the trip.  

Children Policy:
Children between 3yrs and 12 yrs: prices only on request

 

Travel- & Medical Insurance

Travel Insurance including medical repatriation insurance is mandatory on all our trips. Therefore, we strongly recommend to our guests to make sure to purchase suitable insurance package, which covers all kind of traveling problems, such as lost of luggage, any kind of cancellation of airlines or tours…….. for the value for all the length of your trip.  All our tours are including local accident insurance via the operator, but they are most of the time not European standard. 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, 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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Note: Please note that a private travel insurance is mandatory on all our packages / excursions/tours.

Join in Tour:

From Date To Date Duration Adults Children

Private Tour:

From Date To Date Duration 2 Person 1 Person
01 Nov 2021 31 Oct 2022 3 days / 2 nights
03 Nov 2021 31 Oct 2022 Additional Night

Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice