Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

Soothing, Green Kanchannaburi

A romantic getaway to waterfalls, a WW2-era train, and a storied river

One Day Tour

Morning departure with your private car, driver and guide. On the way to Kanchanaburi, wonder at Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest Buddhist stupa in the world, which towers over the provincial city of Nakhon Pathom. Arrive at the Bridge over the River Kwaifor lunch and then tour the chilling Allied Prisoner of War Museum. Finish your afternoon roaming the haunting, 800-year-old ruins ofPrasat Muang Sing, the westernmost outpost of the ancient Khmer empire. Day trippers will return to Bangkok.

Three-Day Tour

Those who opt for the three-day stay will overnight on a floating river raft hotel, at the edge of the jungle. This evening, we'll treat you to dinner along with an exotic show by Mon dancers, an ancient people who inhabit lower Burma and central Thailand.

On the second day your morning is free to swim, take a raft ride on the river, or walk to a nearby Mon village for an elephant ride. After lunch, take a two kilometer hike through the jungle at Erawan National Park (wear good walking shoes and bring your swimsuit and a towel). The trail weaves past seven levels of waterfalls with several natural swimming pools along the way. Cavers may also find a couple of limestone caves nearby to explore. This evening you will stay in a charming garden bungalow near the river.

On the third day your morning is free. You might like to visit nearby Lawa Cave with your guide, just a short hike away from the hotel. After lunch, board an a World-War-Two era steam train for a scenic trip down the gorge that winds along the River Kwai. This is the remaining stretch of the infamous Death Railway to the Burmese border, constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army using forced labor. Our driver will meet you back in Kanchanaburi for the drive back to Bangkok.

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One-day tour includes private guide, car and driver. Three-day tour includes private guide, car and driver, one night standard accommodation and one night superior accommodation; tax, service, and daily breakfast beginning on day 2, dinner and cultural show on day 2. Not included: admissions and other meals.