Location: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, river Kwai
Price: 2700-5000 BAHT
TOUR IN KANCHANABURI – ON PRIVATE BASIS –
TOUR IN KHANCHANABURI WITH DEPARTURE FROM BANGKOK
ABOUT KANCHANABURI PROVINCE.
Kanchanaburi is Thailand´s third largest of 76 provinces. It is located 130 km west of Bangkok and covers an area of 19,480 km². About 735,000 inhabitant are living in Kanchanaburi province which borders Myanmar (Burma) at the north-west.
Kanchanaburi Town has a population of 54,000 and was originally established by King Rama I as a first line of defence against the Burmese, who might use the old invasion route through the Three Pagodas Pass on the Thai-Myanmar border. It is situated on the River Kwai and the home of the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, immortalized in Pierre Boulle´s same named novel and David Lean’s movie. Every year in late November and early December the River Kwai Bridge Festival is held at the bridge with a spectacular Sound & Light Show. This event reminds to the history of the Death Railway and the bombardments during World War II.
The Province itself captivates beautiful nature and friendly people with their native charm. Major attractions include several waterfalls, mountains, caves (that were once inhabited by neolithic man), national parks and last, but not least, the River Kwai.
The unique Erawan Waterfalls with its seven levels set amongst rough jungle in the Erawan National Park are worth a visit and rank among the most beautiful falls in Asia.
Kanchanaburi features also 3 war museums, 2 war cemeteries, a national museum, a historical park, hot springs, some worth seeing Thai and Chinese temples and the one and only Death Railway and much more…
1 DAY CLASSIC TOUR KANCHANABURI – SAYOK WATERFALL AND RIVER KWAI
TOUR DESCRIPTION. This tour departs and returns from/to Bangkok on the same day, with tour guide and an air-conditioned minivan dedicated for the whole day. The tour begins with the hotel pickup from downtown Bangkok at 7.30 am.
First stop. Visit the cemetery of allied prisoners of war, who were among the many thousands who died while working on the construction of the Burma Death Railway during the Second World War.
The journey continues to the railway “Bridge on the River Kwai”, made famous by the movie of the same name.
Sayok landscape is rich of forests and mountains and full of natural attractions and historical places. There are some beautiful waterfalls (Sayok Yai and Sayok Noi) and a 700 year old historical park located.
CLASSIC TOUR PROGRAM
07.30 Hrs. Pick up from Bangkok Hotel and depart from Bangkok for Kanchanaburi Province in an air conditioned minivan with an English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking tour guide. You will then visit the World War II Cemetery of allied prisoners of war, the World War II Museum, and the Bridge over the River Kwai before proceeding to Saiyok Noi waterfall to enjoy and relax.
12.00 Hrs. lunch at local restaurant inside the Park.
13.00 Hrs. Visit the HELLFIRE PASS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
14.00 Take TRAIN ON THE DEATH RAILWAY over original wooden bridge constructed by Allied POWs
16.30 Depart from Kanchanaburi and return to Bangkok
18.30 Arrive at your hotel in Bangkok
This tour includes:
– Licensed English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking tour guide
– Private transport by air con minibus
– All listed activities
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel
– Entrance fees.
This tour excludes:
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE ENGLISH SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE CHINESE (MANDARIN OR CANTONESE), RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, KOREAN, JAPANESE OR ITALIAN SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
We only employ safe and careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned minivan and coach. We will provide transport dependent on your group size as follows:
Group size 1-9 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner – 9 passenger seat format
Group size 10-13 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner- 13 passenger seat format
Group size 13 + persons:
We can either use multiple minibuses or a full sized passenger coach in a 24, 32 or 40 seat format.
For the boat trip on the river and Thonburi canals you will ride on a long tail river boat (Private charter).
A Tourist Authority of Thailand licensed and English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking guide will be provided. We provide separate drivers and your guide will not be driving the vehicle.
If you feel this itinerary does not quite suit then we can customize it to suit your own interests and length of time in Bangkok please contact us with you suggestions.
Pick up and drop off.
Included with all our tours are both pick up and drop off to and from any Bangkok city hotel. There may be an extra charged levied for pick up and drop off at outlying hotels and hotels in the Suvaranbhumi Airport area. We can notify you of any extra charges before we request any payments.