River Kwai with elephants, longtail boat & waterfalls (3 Days)


Introduction: On the three-day trip, you will get all the great experiences that River Kwai has to offer. From “The Bridge over the River Kwai” to elephants, tigers, beautiful waterfalls, bamboo rafting, not to mention some excellent hotels.

Departure all days of the week
Round trip / package tour

image_pdf River Kwai  with elephants, longtail boat & waterfalls (3 Days)

River Kwai with elephants, longtail boat and waterfalls.

 River Kwai  with elephants, longtail boat & waterfalls (3 Days)

The trip is created with a good balance between relaxation and activity. During the three days, we will experience a lot, but there is still lots of time to relax, swim in the pool and leisurely digest the experience of the River Kwai. This is a trip the kids will talk about for a very long time.

Day 1:

You will be picked up at your hotel at 7 am. After a good drive, we are outside of Bangkok and the beautiful and lush landscape is starting to show. We are close to Kanchanaburi, which is the name of this glorious province. Here we start off visiting the Allied War Cemetery from World War II; a memorial for for 6900 Allied prisoners who died during work on the railway. We also make a stop at the Thailand-Burma Museum, which offers a good historical insight. We continue to the world famous “Bridge over the River Kwai”, where it is time to walk across the bridge and absorb the atmosphere in the area surrounding the bridge. We will also have lunch here.

After lunch we continue in a longtail boat down the river to visit the beautiful Wat Tham Sua with its spectacular views over the surroundings. We also take a short stroll in the nearby village to see the local life.

We arrive to our cosy jungle hotel in the afternoon. There will be time for a swim before dinner is served. In the evening, enjoy yourself in the surroundings at the Jungle Resort.

Day 2:

We start the day with a solid breakfast before we continue to Hellfire Pass – one of the places on the railway that caused the most deaths during World War II. Here we will visit an impressive museum before we make our way down the trench.
The laborers had to dig two trenches through solid rock to give way for the line and the work was ongoing 24 hours a day.
During the night, when the place was lit up artificially, it resembled the entrance to hell. The laborers soon referred to the place as “Hellfire Pass”, a name which has remained.
From Hellfire Pass luckily it is not far to paradise; the beautiful Erawan Waterfall, an hours drive away. The waterfall is astounding with its seven levels. It takes a bit of work to reach all seven levels, but bring your bathing suit, as it is possible to take a dip several places along the way. Definitely a winner – especially for the kids.
Late afternoon, we will drive back to the jungle hotel, where of course it will be possible to swim even more. You are on your own for the rest of the evening.

Day 3:

After breakfast, we start by taking a drive to the elephants. It is not a River Kwai trip without a ride on the enormous animals, an experience you cannot go without. It is a fantastic feeling, getting up on an elephant. It is surprisingly high up and immediately you will be amazed by their gracefulness. However, it is also nice getting down again, as you will not be comfortable for too long on an elephant. The 45 minutes on the back of an elephant are quite appropriate.
We continue down the river by bamboo raft through a beautiful landscape. Enjoy the rippling water, the jungle on both sides and the quietness only being disturbed by a few birds singing.
Next will be the sound of a train conductor whistling as we board the train towards the “Death Railway”. The railway was constructed under horrific conditions by the Allied prisoners of war in Japanese captivity during World War II. The hour-long train ride along the river goes on tracks that sometimes seems to be glued to the steep cliffs – a truly significant experience with many beautiful natural settings.
We end up where we started a couple days back – by “The Bridge over the River Kwai”. Full of experiences, we head back to either Hua Hin or Bangkok arriving around 7 or 8 pm.

Highlights of the trip:

  • The Kanchanaburi Memorial
  • Wat Tham Sua
  • The Thailand-Burma Railway Museum
  • Elephant trekking and lovely, relaxing bamboo rafting
  • The Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Hellfire Pass
  • Erawan Waterfall
  • Train ride
  • Longtail boat

Included in the trip:

  • Private transport in car/van/bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Visit to the Bridge and River Kwai
  • The Thailand-Burma Museum
  • The Kanchanaburi Memorial
  • Elephant trekking and bamboo rafting
  • Visit to the Wat Tham Sua
  • Visit to the Erawan Waterfall
  • Longtail boat
  • the train ride
  • 3 x lunch
  • 2 x dinner
  • 2 x breakfast

Not included in the price:

  • International flights
  • Beverages
  • Tips to the driver and the guide (We recommend a minumum of 200-300 THB per person for both the driver and guide.)
  • Other personal expenses such as laundry, souvenirs, tips, camera/video fees etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the program.


Number of people  Price per person
2-3 people 15.950 THB
4-6 people 12.450 THB
7+ people 10.900 THB
  • An extra 2200 THB will be charged for a single room.
  • An extra 1200 THB will be charged per extra bed.

– The order of the trip can be changed.
– Participation on trips is at your own risk.

Remember to bring:
  • Camera equipment
  • Mosquito repellent and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and sun hat/cap
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Pocket money
  • Travel insurance
The trip is private and will be completed by minimum 2 participants.

Start/end destination: Bangkok or Hua Hin.
Departure: As the trip is private, departure will be upon request.
Season: The trip can be completed all year round. Be prepared for possible short, torrential rain in the rainy season from May/June to September/October.

Please note! The program is subject to change.

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