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2-Day River Kwai and Kanchanaburi Tour from Bangkok

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    This overnight stay in the Kanchanburi province is designed to give you a real understanding of the history of the area and the harsh extremes people had to go through in the war. With one nights accommodation and meals also included, this is a perfect tour for anyone who is interested in getting to know this region. 

    Day 1 (L, D)

    6-6:30 a.m.: Pick up from major hotels in the Bangkok downtown area.

    9 a.m.: Arrive Kanchanaburi province (about 80 miles/130 km west of Bangkok)

    Visit Thailand–Burma Railway Centre. This interactive museum and research facility is dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. You will also visit Allied War Cemetery which is a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line, later known as 'The Death Railway'. Post-war, these POWs were transferred to this eternal resting place. Spend some time at the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. 

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

    2:45 p.m.: Take a long–tailed boat upstream to visit nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village & Temple. The Mon people are an ethnic group from Myanmar, living near the Thai-Myanmar border. The Mon were one of the earliest peoples to reside in Southeast Asia and have a fascinating history. 

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

    Overnight at River Kwai Resotel

    Day 2 (B, L)

    7 a.m.: Breakfast.

    8:30 a.m.: -Take a long–tailed boat downstream to Resotel Pier and continue down the road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial. The pass became infamous due to the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its labourers 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.) 

    11 a.m.: Check-out of hotel

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

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

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

    6 p.m.: Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Bangkok hotels
    Departure Time
    Between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
    2 days
    Return Details
    Central Bangkok hotels
    • 1 night accommodation at the River Kwai Resotel
    • 4 meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
    • English-speaking guide
    • Seat-in-Vehicle shared transportation
    • Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
    • Other meals not mentioned in the program
    • Personal expenses or gratuities
    • Optional extras available for train ride. (Seating is not guaranteed. For guarantee of seating and a bottle of cold water an additional cost of 160THB. For guarantee of seating, tea or coffee and certificate an additional cost of 300THB. Payment must be made locally and prior to boarding the train.
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    Additional Info
    • 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.
    • Any rejection of meals or tour program is non-refundable
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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