3-Day River Kwai Experience

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  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Product code: 3685P180
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Adult (Age : 12 to 99)
Child (Age : 3 to 11)

Day 1 (L,D)

6:00-6:30 a.m.: Pickup from major hotels in Bangkok downtown area.

9 a.m.: Arrive in Kanchanaburi province (about 80 miles/130km west of Bangkok). Visit theThailand–Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum, information, and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. Visit the Allied War Cemetery, a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line, later became known as 'The Death Railway', and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai.

Noon: Take a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to the Resotel.  Check–in and have lunch upon arrival.

2:45 p.m.: A long-tail boat upstream will take you to a nearby Mon Tribal Village and Temple. 

7 p.m.: Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance.

Day 2 (B, L, D)

7 a.m.: Breakfast

8:30 a.m.: A long tail boat and road trip will take to you Hellfire Pass, built by the Allied POWs and infamous due to the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its laborers during construction. (

01 Jan-30 Jun 2018 Hellfire Pass Interpretative Centre (the museum) will be closed for renovations, however, visits will still go ahead to the actual location to see Hellfire Pass. Then a visit will be made to Sir Weary Dunlop’s Park at the nearby Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort. Due to its similar historical thread it is believed that this is a suitable alternative to the museum while it is closed.) 

12 p.m.: Lunch followed by a visit to an Herbal Garden and enjoy some jungle trekking. 

7 p.m: Dinner and overnight at the Resotel River Kwai.

Day 3 (B, L) 

11:40 a.m.: Lunch at local restaurant.

1 p.m.: Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaducts.

2:30 p.m.: Journey back to Bangkok.

6 p.m.: Arrive Bangkok and transfer to hotels.


  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 4 meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Seat-in-Vehicle shared Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extras available for train ride. (Seating is not guaranteed in cost. For guarantee of seating and bottle of cold water additional cost of 160THB. For guarantee of seating, tea or coffee and certificate additional costing is 300THB. Payment must be made prior to boarding train.

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:


Departure Point:

Central Bangkok hotels

Departure time

7:00 AM


3 days(approx.)

Return details

Central Bangkok hotels

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. (This is particularly applicable to the Kanchanaburi to Bangkok transfer where traffic conditions can be very unpredictable.).

Minimum age 3years

Child rates applicable for children between 3 and 12 years old if occupying the parents’ room. If bed required, adult rate will apply.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Posted By : Betty B

Our most fascinating tour of our trip. The River Kwai did not disappoint at all. Amazing and accommodations were exceĺlent.

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Posted On : 2016-07-08

Posted By : Joel G

Excellent way to see that part of the country.
About the right amount of time.
Local guide was excellent.
Overall program differed from what was initially described, but all good in the end.

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Posted On : 2016-10-15