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River Kawai Day Trip from Bangkok
4.5

River Kawai Day Trip from Bangkok

By Sun Leisure World Thailand
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Ages 2-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 11h
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Live guide: English
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  • Round Trip Transfer
  • English Speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum
  • Entry/Admission - River Khwae Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom, 320 Silom Rd Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
    For Join Tour:- 06:30 am - Meet us at Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom Address: 320 Silom Rd, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
  • Option 2
    Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, 566 Thanon Phloen Chit, Khwaeng Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
    For Join Tour:- 06:00 am - Meet us at Novotel Hotel Ploenchit Address: 566 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Pickup details
  • For Private Tour:- Free of charge Door to Door Pick up for CITY CENTER BANGKOK DISTRICT AREA (3 KM radius area) with namely Sukhumvit Soi (Lane) -1 to 33, Sukhumvit area Soi 1 to 33 (odd) and Soi 2 to 24 (even), Pratunam, Silom, Langsuan, Wireless Road, Sathorn, Surawongse, Siam, MBK, Yawarat (China Town), Khao San Road (Excluded City Tour) can pick up only in our meeting Royal Rattanakosin Hotel You can also join our tours at BANGKOK MEETING POINTS - Our office, Sun Leisure World Corporation, Level 29 The Offices at Central World 999/9 Rama I Rd, Pathumwan Pathum Wan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10330 Thailand An additional surcharge for hotel pickup outside 3 miles (5 km) radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103612P140

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • We are SHA Plus certified. ​ A certificate awarded to an organisation proving that they have approved Covid-19 health and preventative protocols in place and that 70% or more of all employees have been fully vaccinated.
      • Please wait at Hotel Lobby 15 minutes before the time specified on this voucher to start.
      • Any late from your side may be re-allocated to a later time if available, Otherwise this will be auto canceled with charge 100%.
      • Driver can be late up to 15- 45 Minutes due to Traffic or any unwanted clauses.
      • Please note the activity time can be affected by several factors including weather, equipment maintenance or safety protocols.
      • Delicious Thai-style lunch at a local restaurant
      • Please note height for child is below 110 cm, if over 110 cm please use price for adult
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103612P140

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      • Sun Leisure World Thailand
        638
        Samut Prakan, Thailand
        Joined in July 2011
      • qidij
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hands down the best guided trip I had in Bangkok
        Very friendly and knowledgeable guide, Johnny had such a chill vibe. I learned a lot about Thailand and Thai history from his narration.
        Written 16 June 2024
      • 874terryd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Compact but extensive one day tour.
        Very well organised tour with a helpful and informative guide, Mr Nok. Trip took around 7 hours and included Thai lunch at the floating Market. Thanks and will highly recommend this company.
        Written 9 June 2024
      • AlpanaK
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect trip to see Ayutthaya in 7 hours.
        Perfect trip. Right duration. Good guide. Very comfortable. No rush. Not tiring at all. The boat trip was lovely. Highly recommend this trip if you have only half a day to spare for Ayuthaya. We left at 1.30pm & returned at 8.30pm. So still had time to roam around Bangkok after that.
        Written 1 June 2024
      • Ula_krzem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A pleasant tour
        It was such a nice tour. Our guide Johnny was smiley and fun, kept a positive attitude and was informative. Explained the basics of Thai culture, taught us some Thai words, told us about the history of temples, but at the same time it wasn't overwhelming. We had enough time to visit every temple. The only thing is that we didn't have time to have a proper lunch (only time to buy snacks in the meantime).
        Written 31 May 2024
      • Gerald_Murphy
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unique boat trip between the temples.
        This was a very good day trip if your interested in seeing an old and historic temple site via a bus and then boat ride. Bare in mind the second temple site is a ruin. However at sun set it looks great, The first site is of a more well keep temple as seen in pics.
        Written 28 May 2024
      • Djburned
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Glimpse of the old capital
        Wonderful tour to get an overview of Ayutthaya. Very professional tour guide, knows everything and explains all the details.
        Written 26 May 2024
      • 385lazd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun with Jom
        The tour was great despite the rain. Jom was pretty funny and knowledgeable. He kept the show going even though it rained the entire tour.
        Written 25 May 2024
      • Marshall S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bike tour of Ayutthaya
        I highly recommend the bike tour of Ayutthaya as it was a unique way to experience the historical sites. We took the tour with Sarinya who was very knowledgeable about the sites and took the time to answer all our questions about the temples. We really appreciated her and our drivers patience and kindness - offering us cold water, umbrellas when it rained, and even making sure to we had vegetarian options for lunch. She took lots of pictures and really made it a memorable experience for us. Thank you Sarinya!
        Written 22 May 2024
      • lolli30
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        A terrible boat tour
        This boat tour we took in February was one of the worst tours we have ever taken. It was not a pleasant 12 hours from pick up to drop off. Let’s just say Gilligan and his shipmates likely had a better time being stranded on their tour than we had. I had done research and even contacted a few companies to ask questions about their boat tours and then picked a tour based on the responses. Which turned out to be lies! The boat left from a different location than I was told, the tour started almost an hour late, and the pier it left from was rundown with a nasty concrete toilet block. There were a lot of boats from different companies and for some reason they all loaded at the same time, and we were lined up in the hot sun to wait for our turn to get on a boat. There were a lot more people than the maximum number I was told (24 - there were more like 38!), in fact, the tour guide kept having to ask people to squeeze together on the benches and men to stop manspreading and close their legs. There was only one snorkelling stop (not three as the outline said), and that area didn’t have great visibility. Speaking of visibility, the seats in the boat were so far below the windows you couldn’t see out as we were speeding from island to island. What is the point of a boat trip when you can’t see the scenery? So the “pass bys” which were listed as photo opportunities were not! The buffet lunch only had a few selections and one was spaghetti. They couldn’t do a Thai noodle dish? Finally, the last stop which was promoted as “world famous Maya Bay, featured in the movie “The Beach”. Enjoy photoshoot or swimming and snorkelling.” was a huge bust as we were herded up and down stairs and along a boardwalk like cattle to see the beach where the signs said NO SWIMMING! I had read online that the beach had been closed for environmental reasons, so that mistake in their marketing should have made me think twice. Admittedly the beach was pretty, but there were hordes of people on it even though you can’t go in the water. And to top things off, as the boat pulled away from the dock a couple yelled that their friends weren’t back! The guide hadn’t done a head count! They were lucky they had friends onboard who let the guide know so the boat backed up to the dock. The couple were trying to make their way through the crowds as the guide yelled at them to hurry up. Then we had to wait as the mass of vans in the parking lot at the pier tried to get their passengers on board for the ride back to Patong. Not a good day.
        Written 21 May 2024
      • 976rishik
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice trip
        The tour guide Jony was very good. Always smiling and clear in his explanation. All the places are worth seeing .. Ayutthaya temple, boat ride, fish feeding, Buddha inside tree and the stupas were the highlights
        Written 18 May 2024
      • sangchanin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ayotaya tour with boat ride.
        Excellent trip. Long tail boat was a highlight. Well organized tour. The Van ride fromBKK was not bad. Jom or Johnny was an excellent guide and he went beyond by dropped off my Forgotten bag at Chitlom BTS for me. THANK YOU. Meeting point was at Novotel hotel at Ploenchit BTS station.
        Written 17 May 2024
      • marilyncC7517VF
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Voyage Thailand
        John is a great tour guy. He is too funny and made the trip very fun!! Highly recommended.The boat ride and feeding the fish was amazing!!
        Written 14 May 2024
      • Sightseer54856828953
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful trip
        Very nice and memorable small trip, everyone should been ayuttaya once in their life time , our guide John is funny and knowledge about Thai culture and history .Highly recommend
        Written 14 May 2024
      • talk2cj
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun experience with family
        Booked 2 days before the date for a family of 2 adults 2 kids. Initially it was for Princess cruise but that was sold out but YTS team (Sanjeev) found a alternative cruise company in same price. There are several cruise companies pretty much offering similar cruise experience. We boarded ChaoPraya Luxury 5 star dinner cruise from Asiatique riverfront. Picked up ticket from warehouse #7 where all the cruise companies have their desks to exchange your vouchers with tickets and your sticker with table number on it. Experience to collect tkt and instructions were clear. It was quite crowded as all the cruise companies conduct sunset cruise and dinner cruise one after another around same times. So it can feel bit overwhelming but follow the instructions and have patience. Cruise started 15 mins late as they off board previous one and onboard us. Got a nice reserved dinner table for 4 at the upper deck so that was a relief that you don't have to fight for the spot :). With some entertainment, buffet started right way. Food sections were clearly marked. For vegetarian (like us) there were only 5-6 items like Indian - daal fry, rice, naan and potato curry. fruits and salad options were there. But we had low expectations. The staff was nice enough to make a special order of vegetable spring roles upon request. Drinks including juices and coffee were all paid except water and coffee. Entertainment was decent. The singer and saxophone player made very good connection by moving around between guests and engaging them. Along with DJ they belted our popular US and western songs along with some Thai songs. Allowed guests to let loose and dance as well. Both lower and upper decks have their separate entertainment. The cruise does a round trip so you still can catch viewing all the landmarks which are nicely illuminated. Overall great memories, must do to have relaxing evening. One star reduced due to vegetarian food options. It's a dinner cruise so expect more choices like they could have easily made papaya salad or stir fry veggies by not putting shrimps or broth in it. We used Grab app to book ride it was much cheaper and convenient option. Had no problems both ways. Asiatique river front is also a vibrant and lovely place with well organized shops and restaurants. Thanks to YTS team for a prompt communication and felicitation. They earned our trust for other tour options also. Hope this review helps.
        Written 6 May 2024
      • M9662KBleahr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful temples with great guide
        Johnny was our tour guide and he was awesome - so friendly, funny, and positive. The temples he took us to were beautiful but the boat ride and final temple around sunset was the highlight. So happy we did this tour! Would very much recommend.
        Written 4 May 2024
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      Gerald B
      1 contribution
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Solo
      My trip was very unpleasant, my reasons follow. After your initial payment there is an “upgrade” charge at the first stop for a seat on the train, I somehow missed this upgrade and was separated from my group and sat in the baggage car (alone) causing me to miss the stop where my group exited the train. I wound up at a different stop and had to wait for a ride back to my group. The tour guide ( OOM ) was just as bored as the tour group and used videos instead of explaining the historical significance of our initial itinerary. Each stop is approximately 20 minutes, except lunch, which was decent, anyway, you are constantly rushed due to the two hour drive ( each way ) and the one and a half hour train ride. The vans are old and in disrepair and not very comfortable. I would not recommend this tour company as there are better choices out there.
      Written 12 May 2024
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      janetmD6371OD
      Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour was over promised and under delivered. The tour is rushed as it seeks to beat peak hour traffic in Bangkok. The stated times at each site simply aren’t true. For instance, we spent 15 minutes at the JEATH museum, not the stated 60 minutes. The sites that you visit are extremely historic,however the guide failed to pass on any of this significance. Our guide was more concerned with taking photos, which you get bombarded with at the end of the day.

      Further, we were encouraged to spend another 600baht each to upgrade our train ticket and pay for a boat ride. Why these items aren’t included in the ticket price is odd and felt like a local scam.

      More broadly, the van we travelled in was old and the promised “incredible” buffet lunch was nothing special.

      For the price, give this tour a miss.
      Written 20 December 2023
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      Good morning, we are sorry to know about this experience, we will check all fact and defiantly work to improve our service if anything in this experience is incorrect. regards
      Written 23 December 2023
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      Rachel D
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Family
      A fabulous trip. Good communication between the organisers and us. Vit our tour guide was such a lovely man, he really looked after us, he took us to a couple of extra places to give some fresh vegetables to the wild monkeys and get some fresh coconuts. The trip involved a 2 hour drive with toilet stop, and straight to the veterans cemetery which was very well kept, and next to the JEATH museum which definitely was in need of some TLC. I visited here 25yrs earlier and remember it being the same, lots of faded pics. Still enjoyed it, and found it information interesting.
      Next a trip on the boat up the River Quai to the bridge. We were able to walk across the bridge and we paid an extra 300bhart to have a guaranteed seat which was a blessing as a trillion school kids got on but luckily not in our carriage.
      We had some lovely people on the tour which also made it for us.
      When we got back from our trip, we felt like we had a lovely day.
      Written 25 November 2023
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      Tee J
      Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      Truly a memorable experience. The history behind the bridge and the suffering of those tasked with its building was almost overwhelming during the visit to the gravesites and the museum. So very sad what we humans can do to each other for no reasons other than greed in its many ugly forms.
      The boat ride and the train ride were very enjoyable, and the scenery was beautiful.

      Our guide was friendly, organized and knowledgeable, and our small group were all friendly, and all had a very good time.

      We highly recommend the trip and a first-hand look at a sad time in our world's history.
      Written 26 November 2023
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      gayle6769
      Vancouver Island, Canada563 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We enjoyed this tour so much. It was very interesting and our guide Rajh was very good. We visited the war memorial, the prisoner of war camp which really made you realize what the POWS went through. There was a 7 minute video showing when the prisoners arrived at the Japanese camp and they looked so healthy. Months later the were skin and bone. Then we walked along the railway that the POWS built. We had an excellent buffet lunch before heading off on the train and finished with a ride over the Bridge on the River Kwae. The tour was long about 13 hours by the time we got back to our hotel but well worth the $40 each that we paid.
      Written 25 January 2024
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      plantotravelmore
      Milton, GA84 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Solo
      Great day tour although most seemed to be spent going to and from the actual site. Small group of 6. Since I was picked before hotel had breakfast, Lena the tour guide, brought me breakfast. The JEATH Museum was filled with pictures depicting the actual prisoners and the condition under which they labored. I was a little disappointed that the cemetery was not the one pictured online, but the one visited was impressive and beautiful. We were able to wall across the river bridge and actually stood on the bridge as a train crossed. There was a little area for shopping as we awaited our train and also some very old locomotives in the area. The train ride itself was interesting as we were able to view the countryside. We stopped for lunch near the turnaround point. Ample food with restaurant overlooking a river and the railroad. Went into a little cave that was once used as a hospital.
      Tour was well worth the time and cost.
      Written 21 November 2023
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      felixstowejohn
      Herefordshire, UK166 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      For those of us of a certain generation who knew many who were involved in the construction of this railway then a visit to the bridge and its surroundings is a must. The JEATH War Memorial has seen better days and it would have been better had we had the time to visit the museum next to the cemetery. The cemetery, like all such places, will be an emotional visit. The bridge itself, nothing like that in the film and the train ride to Wang-Po are well worth seeing and doing. Buffet lunch excellent. Only gripe as a day trip from Bangkok this is a long day, leaving at 6 a.m. and not getting back much before 6 p.m. Many reviews mention being asked to pay more for certain seats on the train. Not on our trip I am pleased to say.
      Written 20 February 2024
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      837kevind
      Bridgend, UK6 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      A once in a lifetime trip, to honour our brave service men who died under horrific conditions. Firstly the journey from Bankok was long about 4 hours, we then went to the Museum, personally i dont think we spent enough time there, after that we attended the War Cemetry opposite its very sobering to see all the graves and all looked after so well. The actual Bridge over the river Kwai is a fairly modern structure but I think its the story of all those service personel who died and suffered to build the railway and bridge that matters. We then boarded a train for a short ride along the railway, which was very informative. The ride home took slightly longer because of the horrendous Bangkok traffic, the moped riders seem to have a death wish. all in all a memorable day but LONG
      Written 4 February 2024
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      Nicholas S
      New York City, NY11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really amazing experience. Transfer from your hotel to and from Bangkok. You get to see a lot of sights out of the city and visit the bridge, War Museum, cemetery, and pay extra for longboat ride and train ticket but well worth it.
      Written 5 November 2023
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      Joe F
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Solo
      Went on the Kwai tour with Aki as our guide along with 5 other people. I enjoyed it. Ake was a knowledgeable guide and was always on the lookout for our enjoyment and also our safety. Plus he was patient in answering my seemingly endless supply of questions. I just wish the bridge was a little closer, Bangkok traffic is horrble!
      Written 30 October 2023
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