1 night escorted tour
Price from: £159pp
Day 1 Bangkok River Kwai: Early drive to Kanchanaburi province (approx 2 hours 30 minutes). Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum and moving war cemetery of the Allied prisoners of World War II who died building the railway. Continue to the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai before lunch at a local restaurant. Travel onwards to the Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre before descending a long set of stairs to the Hellfire Pass Memorial Trail which follows the original rail bed. Later, transfer to Phu Takien pier for a longtailed boat ride on the River Kwai to your hotel.
Day 2 River Kwai/Bangkok: Morning boat ride to the nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village, whose people lead a simple way of life. Return by boat for lunch and a ride on the Death Railway train passing over the original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs. This afternoon, return to Bangkok (approx 3 hours).
Extend to the two night tour for time to relax or enjoy trekking into the abundant forest. All our River Kwai hotels are also available independently of the tour.
Departures: Daily from Bangkok for a minimum of two passengers.
Accommodation: River Kwai Resotel, also available at a supplement at Hintok River Camp or The FloatHouse. Cross River Kwai available on a private tour basis. Please ask for prices.
Tour Price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return transfers by mini bus or coach, sightseeing as outlined and accommodation on full board at your chosen River Kwai hotel.
Note: Not recommended for the less mobile. A night in Bangkok both before and after the tour is recommended.