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Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

Waterways have always been an integral part of Thai life and many communities depended entirely on them for their daily existence.

Long before cars, boats of all shapes and sizes plied the rivers and canals through the kingdom of Thailand, trading their wares and delivering their supplies.
The Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak is located in Ratchaburi Province which is just over 100 kms or two hours drive from the capital city of Bangkok.

This is a particularly fertile area, being irrigated by a 32 kilometre straight-line canal constructed by King Rama IV way back in 1866.

It connects the Taachin River with the Mae Klong River and became a major transport artery between the provinces of Samut Sakorn and Samut Songkram.

Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides year-round water, with more than 200 small canals having been dug by farmers to irrigate their land.

The area is famous for the quality of its fruit, namely grapes, mangoes, bananas, oranges, papaya & coconut.

Nowadays, both sides of the canal are densely populated and bright and early every morning vendors from the surrounding area turn up to trade their wares.

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Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai was built during World War II for the Japanese Army using Allied POWs.

Altogether, 61,700 British, American, Australian, Dutch and New Zealand soldiers and a large number of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Burmese and Indian labourers were involved.
Two bridges were actually built side by side. A wooden trestle bridge, which is no longer there, was completed in February 1943 and an eleven span steel bridge completed in April 1943.

This bridge had been dismantled by the Japanese and brought to Kanchanaburi from Java in 1942. The central spans were destroyed by Allied bombings and rebuilt by British Army Engineers immediately after the war.

It was part of the strategic railway linking Thailand with Burma. During the construction of the bridge over the Khwae Yai River - River Kwai as it is known among foreigners - the brutalities of war, disease and starvation claimed thousands of POWs lives.

The bridge was immortalised in the book by Pierre Boulle entitled The Bridge Over The River Kwai and later in the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, he had never been to Kanchanaburi or he would have known that the railway does not cross the River Kwai. It actually crosses the Mae Klong River, so the Thai authorities simply renamed the river to aid tourism!

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Elephant Ride Bareback

In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and still play an active part within Thai society and culture.

In the past they have been used at the forefront of battles and in more recent times to assist in the logging trade. Now, visitors have the opportunity to ride them.

Despite their vast size, elephants are remarkably agile and are particularly adept at negotiating the narrow tracks in the forest. It's a little nerve wracking, especially when they are going downhill and so make sure you hold on tight.

They often pause along the way, bending far out to pluck some tasty morsel, oblivious to you perched high on their back.

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Elephant Bathing

In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and still play an active part within Thai society and culture.

In the past they have been used at the forefront of battles and in more recent times to assist in the logging trade. Now, visitors have the opportunity to bathe them.

Despite their vast size, elephants are remarkably agile and are particularly adept at negotiating the narrow tracks in the forest. It's a little nerve wracking, especially when they are going downhill and so make sure you hold on tight.

They often pause along the way, bending far out to pluck some tasty morsel, oblivious to you perched high on their back.

Be warned that their hair is prickly so shorts are not the best attire for this experience.

You will be able to bathe the elephants in the waters of the local river. You'll get wet, so don't forget your swimmers. We'll provide the life jackets for you if you want.

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Hellfire Pass Museum

The Hellfire Pass Museum is co-sponsored by the Thai and Australian governments to commemorate the suffering of those Prisoners of War involved in the construction of the railway connecting Thailand and Burma during World War II.

You can walk down into Konyu Cutting itself and along the old track.

Hellfire Pass or Konyu Cutting was a particularly difficult section of the line to build, not only because it was the largest rock cutting on the railway, but also because of its remoteness and the lack of proper construction tools during building.

The Australian, British, Dutch and other allied Prisoners of War were required to work 18 hours a day to complete the cutting and many died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion during the six weeks it took to complete.

A new walkway has recently completed down into the cutting which has made things a lot easier. You can say a quiet word of thanks to the builders on the way down. However, you'll still need decent shoes because the rail bed is stony and the rocks are hard on your feet.

From Konyu Cutting, the walking trail follows the alignment of the original Burma-Thailand railway for approximately four kilometres from Hellfire Pass to beyond Compressor Cutting.

Sangklaburi, Kanchanaburi Three Day Tour (Code:3105)

Pick a day and people

THB  0.00

THB  34,200.00

THB  42,000.00

THB  48,900.00

THB  58,900.00

THB  65,400.00

THB  75,900.00

THB  86,900.00

THB  98,900.00

THB  175,000.00

THB  192,500.00

THB  210,000.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

This tour is included Talad Rom Hub, Floating Market Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi and the framous Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi plus Sangkhlaburi which well worth visiting as it is off the tourist trail and thus great for the tourist who wants to see "real Thailand" (whatever that is.)

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

06:30 - Day 1 Departs

06:30 - Pick up from Hotel

Please wait for us in the lobby of your hotel.

08:30 - Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)

"Talad" means market and "Rot Fai" means train in Thai, an apt name for a market set beside an old set of train tracks topped with abandoned, rusty coaches open for exploration.

09:00 - Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

You'll have plenty of time here to take the boat trip and have a walk around the main market area. Read More >

11:30 - Bridge over the River Kwai

We'll make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai. You'll have time to walk across the bridge and take some photos. Please be careful here because the bridge has no sides or safety rails.Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in Local Thai Restaurant

An early lunch will be taken at a local Thai restaurant

13:00 - Depart for Elephant Camp

14:00 - Elephant Ride Bareback!

Elephants are much loved in Thailand and riding one is a unique experience. Read More >

14:30 - Bathe Elephants in River Kwai

After the ride, you'll be able to carry on to the river where you can bathe the elephants. Be prepared to get wet and you will get some great experience and will never forgets with the elephant!!! Read More >

15:00 - Depart for the Resort

15:30 - Check-in to your Resort

Time to check-in to your resort for the night. Have a shower and relax before dinner

19:00 - Dinner at the Resort (on your own expense) excluded on the tour price

Relax and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.

08:00 - Day 2 Departs

08:00 - Depart for Hellfire Pass

After breakfast we'll head up to Hellfire Pass which is 80 km north of Kanchanaburi town.

08:30 - Hellfire Pass & Konyu Cutting

The museum is one of the best in the country and gives an insight into the construction of the 'Death Railway' connecting Thailand and Burma. You can also walk down into Konyu Cutting and see for yourself the work done by WWII Prisoners of War.Read More >

10:30 - Depart for Hin Dat Hot Spring

11:00 - Hin Dat Hot Spring

It was amazing, so relaxing and with 2 different temperature hot springs plus the river to cool off in!

12:00 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

We'll stop for lunch in one of the local Thai restaurants.

13:30 - Depart for Sangkhla Buri

14:30 - Check-in to Local Resort - Garden Grove Resort

Late afternoon you will arrive at the resort where you'll stay overnight.

15:30 - Wat Wang Wiwekaram and Chedi Buddhakhaya

The Wat was built by the late Phara Uttama, who was one of the most important Monks in Thailand, and is still highly revered in the Mon community.

16:30 - Saphan Mon

Mon Bridge or another is Uttmanusorn; the 400m wooden is the longest handmade wooden bridge in Thailand. And the length is the second rang of the world

18:30 - Dinner at the Resort (on your own expense) excluded on the tour price

Relax and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.

06:30 - Day 3 Departs

06:30 - Giving Alms to Monks (Offering Food to Monks)

Giving morning alms to monks is a big event on the Mon side of the bridge.

07:30 - Breakfast at the Hotel

09:00 - Three Pagodas Pass OR The Underwater Temple

The three pagodas pass is located on the border between Thailand and Burma, but accessible to foreigners only from the Thai side. And It was the gateway for the overland trade route from the Gulf of Martaban.

09:15 - The Underwater Temple*

visit during April or May only if you want to walk down to the temple that's the only time when the water was all the way down, or else you will stay on the boat looking at the half-displayed above the water temple.

10:00 - Depart for Kroeng Krawia Waterfall

11:30 - Kroeng Krawia Waterfall

Another interesting stopover point Kroeng Kravia Waterfall - A small waterfall on the main road about 5 meters high, with water flowing down the rocks to the basin, large and small; clear water, can play safely. Children can swim.

12:30 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

13:30 - Depart for Bangkok

It's quite a journey back to Bangkok so we'll leave around 1:30pm.

17:30 - Arrive back at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel in Bangkok around 5:30pm depending on the traffic.

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Phra Ramrajnivet Palace Petchaburi

Phra Ramrajnivet Palace or Ban Puen Palace was built by King Rama V in European style at Ban Puen village by the Phetchaburi river in 1910 to be his retreat in the rainy season.

It was a model of the summer palace of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, built in a mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau style.

Originally called "Wang Ban Pun", the palace is situated to the south of the town.

The construction began in 1909 at the command of King Rama V to be his rainy season palace.

A German architect, Mr. Karl Deurring designed the palace, while Admiral HRH Prince Boriphat of Nakhonsawan and HRH Prince Damrong supervised the construction.

The construction was completed in 1916 in the reign of King Rama VI.

The palace was used to welcome and accommodate state visitors during the reign of King Rama VI.

Nowadays, the palace is on the grounds of the local Army Base, and there are restrictions regarding entry because of this.

The trees in front of the palace are remarkable and worth having a wander through, just so you can find where the roots begin and end!

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Mrigadayavan Palace Cha Am

Mrigadayavan Palace can be translated as The Palace of Love and Hope. Completed in 1924, this summer palace was built by King Rama VI as a summer getaway.

It is located on Bang Kra beach between Cha Am and Hua Hin. It is confusingly also referred to as the Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan Palace.

The Mrigadayavan Palace summer palace of King Rama VI is steeped in history and is an impressively imposing site, glowing amidst the sands on the beach. The one and two-storey buildings are constructed of prime golden teak and interlinked by covered boardwalks, all raised high above the ground on stilts.

Along with the high, tiled roofs and tall, shuttered windows, this Thai-Victorian design allowed them to catch the breeze from all directions.

The palace is divided into 3 usage areas. The first as you enter is the audience hall for business and entertainment, then you enter the men's quarters, including the King's personal rooms, and finally the ladies quarters. Two very long corridors lead off from the main building to two beach pavilions, one for the King and one for the ladies.

Important Information

Dress restrictions apply - so no shorts, short skirts or totally sleeveless T-shirts are allowed. Sarongs and T-shirts are available for those who turn up wearing any of the above just before you enter the building. Also no shoes are allowed to be worn, but you are given a bag to carry them around with you, so you can put them on again when exiting the building at the other end.

The Palace is closed on Wednesdays.

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Cha Am Beach

Cha Am is located 160 kilometers south of Bangkok on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand and is the kingdom's longest white sand beach.

It is in the province of Phetchaburi which is well known for its splendid historical park, ancient temples and a great variety of local fresh seafood.

Once a low-key fishing village, Cha Am has grown in popularity, particularly with local Thais who yearn for a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.

The majority of the local residents are engaged in agricultural activities including rice, upland crops, orchards, palm sugar production, animal husbandry and both sea & fresh water fisheries.

Cha Am is mainly known for its fresh seafood, so eating and drinking in a relaxing seaside environment is the main draw for the locals.

The summer palace of King Rama VI called Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan is nearby. It consists of a series of teak residences on stilts, linked by covered walkways.

Kaeng Krachan National Park is near to Cha Am and has a variety of lakes, waterfalls, caves and cliffs. This is the largest national park in the country and is a haven for nature lovers.

Important Information

On Wednesdays the Phra Ratchaniwet Marukhathayawan summer palace is closed.

Also, there are no deck chairs allowed on the beach at Cha Am on Wednesdays.

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Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan National Park, in Petchaburi Province, is the largest national park in Thailand covering an area of 2,915 sq kms. It has a variety of natural charms, such as lakes, waterfalls, caves, cliffs .

Over 400 species of birds and 57 mammals have been found within the Park boundaries.

Kaeng Krachan nestles on the western brink of the country, four-hours drive from Bangkok. It is a wilderness unparalleled for its rich diversity of birds, large mammals and flora and is part of a continuous forest complex covering 30,000 sq km of land spanning the border with Myanmar. The park lies at the junction of biogeographic zones so biodiversity in the area is a mix of Indo-Burmese and Malaysian forms.

Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Feas muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar. Among the birds recorded in the park are six species of hornbills, red junglefowl, both Kalij pheasant and grey peacock-pheasant, woolly-necked stork, black eagle, and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers and other forest birds.

Important Information

In rainy season, the national park will be closed Ban Krang and Panoen Thung area from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.

Cha Am-Kaeng Krachan National Park Two Day Tour (Code:2101)

Pick a day and people

THB  32,900.00

THB  37,900.00

THB  42,900.00

THB  47,900.00

THB  52,900.00

THB  57,900.00

THB  62,900.00

THB  67,900.00

THB  72,900.00

THB  105,800.00

THB  110,800.00

THB  115,800.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Day One will feature the Summer Palace of King Rama VI which is made entirely from teak and the beautiful Cha Am beach. We'll stay overnight in a beach front hotel. Day Two will be spent at Kaeng Krachan National Park including a boat ride across the lake to the little known monk's island.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

08:00 - Day 1 Departs.

08:00 - Pick-up from your hotel

We'll pick you up from your hotel. please wait in the lobby.

10:00 - Petchaburi Palace of King Rama V

First stop will be in the town of Petchaburi where you can see the rainy season palace built by King Rama V. It was a model of the summer palace of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, built in a mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau style.Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Enjoy lunch in a Thai restaurant right opposite the main beach at Cha Am.

13:30 - Mrigadayavan Palace of King Rama VI

This is the seaside summer palace used by King Rama VI. The palace consists of a series of one and two floor units on stilts, linked by covered walkways. The whole structure is made of teak, with shuttered windows and tiled roofs.Read More >

16:00 - Check in the Hotel at Cha Am Beach

Once you have checked-in to your hotel you're free to wander along the longest beach in Thailand, swim or just relax in a deck chair. Read More >

19:00 - Dinner in Seaside Restaurant

You'll be able to end the day with a relaxing dinner beside the sea.

08:30 - Day 2 Departs.

08:30 - Depart for Kaeng Krachan National Park

After breakfast we'll leave for the National Park at Kaeng Krachan.

09:30 - Kaeng Krachan National Park Visitors Centre

We'll stop at the visitors centre so you can see where you are. This is a good place for a snack before going on the boat.Read More >

10:00 - Boat Trip to Monk's Island

The man-mad dam here caused local farmland to be flooded and created a new island which has become home to a small group of hermit monks. You can walk the track around the base of the island and visit the temple at the top of the hill.

13:30 - Lunch overlooking the Lake

Late lunch will be enjoyed at a Thai restaurant overlooking the lake

14:30 - Nature Trail in the Park

We'll take the short nature trail and hopefully see some of the birds for which this park is famous.

16:00 - Depart for Bangkok

It's time to return to the city so sit back and relax while the drive takes you back to Bangkok.

18:00 - Arrive at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel about 6:00pm depending on the traffic.

Important Information

Cha Am beach does not allow and vendors or deck chairs on Wednesdays.

Also, the Summer Palace is closed on Wednesdays.

To preserve the integrity of wildlife habitats, off-the-road vehicle access is prohibited.

To preserve crocodile habitat, rafting is no longer permitted from K.U. Camp to Bong Luk.

In the rainy season the national park will be closed in the Ban Krang and Panoen Thung areas from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.

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Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River is regarded as the bloodline of the Thai people. It has its origins in four rivers flowing from the northern region of the country, the Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan which meet at Pak Nam Pho in Nakhon Sawan Province. The Chao Phraya River is 370 kilometers long.

Much of Thai history can be traced along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, because in the early days Thai people settled along the river banks and only with the advent of roads in recent times have they ventured further away.

Today the Chao Phraya River remains the most important waterway for the people of central Thailand.

It is a working river, with daily commuter boats plying up and down from Nonthaburi to Sathorn covering 31 piers along the way.

Tug boats towing three or four barges laden with sand are frequently seen as they make their way to the various construction sites down river.

In the evening, as dusk gives way to night, many dinner cruise boats take their place on the river, going up as far as the Rama VIII bridge and downstream to the Rama IX bridge.

The Chao Phraya River is vibrantly interesting in the daytime and romantically beautiful at night.

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Koh Kret Mon Pottery

Koh Kret is an island in the Chao Phraya River, 20 km north of Bangkok in Nonthaburi Province, dating back to 1722 when a canal was dug as a shortcut to bypass a bend in the Chao Phraya river.

The island continues to serve as a refuge to the Mon tribes who settled here in the 6th Century.
Koh Kret is another world compared to Bangkok and much of it retains the air of a rustic village, with wooden shacks propped against palm trees and the occasional dilapidated temple slowly crumbling. Hence the main attraction is just walking around, browsing the merchandise in the many pottery shops.

The island is roughly square in shape, each side measuring about 2 km, and a path runs around the entire island. The walk at a pleasant pace takes an hour and a half or two hours.

The Mon people have retained their unique flavor of Buddhism and Wat Poramai Yikawat is the main temple on the island. Koh Kret is renowned as a center for Kwan Arman style of Mon pottery, which is just baked unglazed red clay carved with intricate patterns. This is regarded as the most beautiful of all unglazed pottery available in Thailand. There are about twenty pottery workshops on the island.

Thai and Mon snacks and desserts are plentiful, making your stroll that much more enjoyable.

Koh Kret Mon Pottery Tour (Code:1108)

Pick a day and people

THB  8,900.00

THB  9,900.00

THB  11,700.00

THB  13,600.00

THB  15,100.00

THB  17,100.00

THB  18,400.00

THB  21,200.00

THB  23,850.00

THB  26,800.00

THB  29,600.00

THB  32,400.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Koh Kret Island retains the air of a rustic village with wooden shacks propped against palm trees and the occasional dilapidated temple slowly crumbling. So the main attraction is just walking around, browsing the merchandise in the many pottery shops.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

09:00 - Pick up from hotel.

We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.

10:00 - Ferry Crossing Chao Phraya River

Your driver will take you to the ferry where you'll need to cross the river.

10:15 - Long-tail Boat Ride to Koh Kret

Once across the river we'll take a long-tail boat ride up the Chao Phraya River the Koh Kret. The river is nice and clean here and much wider than in Bangkok.Read More >

11:00 - Koh Kret Walking Tour First Half

There is a footpath which runs around the island in a loose square so you can wander at you leisure, stopping along the way to observe the local Mon people at work crafting their distinctive pottery.Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in Thai Restaurant

Lunch will be served in a Thai restaurant famous for it 'kanom' or Thai sweets.

13:00 - Koh Kret Walking Tour Second Half

This will give you a chance to see the difference in Mon Temple design, as well as give a glimpse into Mon living conditions.

14:00 - Return to Hotel

Around 2:00pm we'll head back to your hotel in Bangkok.

15:00 - Arrive back at your hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel around 3:00pm.

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Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan National Park, in Petchaburi Province, is the largest national park in Thailand covering an area of 2,915 sq kms. It has a variety of natural charms, such as lakes, waterfalls, caves, cliffs .

Over 400 species of birds and 57 mammals have been found within the Park boundaries.

Kaeng Krachan nestles on the western brink of the country, four-hours drive from Bangkok. It is a wilderness unparalleled for its rich diversity of birds, large mammals and flora and is part of a continuous forest complex covering 30,000 sq km of land spanning the border with Myanmar. The park lies at the junction of biogeographic zones so biodiversity in the area is a mix of Indo-Burmese and Malaysian forms.

Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Feas muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar. Among the birds recorded in the park are six species of hornbills, red junglefowl, both Kalij pheasant and grey peacock-pheasant, woolly-necked stork, black eagle, and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers and other forest birds.

Important Information

In rainy season, the national park will be closed Ban Krang and Panoen Thung area from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.

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Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Thai food has a range of tastes to suit all pallets so please don't make the mistake of thinking that all Thai food is spicy. Some dishes are very spicy but there are many which are not spicy at all. Rather, they are a wonderful combination of sweet and sour.

Thai dishes are normally shared by all.
Thai Cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy and for its balance of the five fundamental flavors in the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.

Thai food has four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central, and Southern, each cuisine featuring locally grown food.

Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice. The cuisine of Isan is heavily influenced by Laos.

Many popular dishes eaten in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes which were introduced to Thailand mainly by Teochew people who make up the majority of the Thai Chinese. Such dishes include Jok, Kway teow Rad Na, Khao Kha Moo and Khao Mun Gai.

Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh rather than dried herbs and spices as well as fish sauce.

Kaeng Krachan National Park Tour  (Code:1106)

Pick a day and people

THB  11,900.00

THB  12,900.00

THB  15,900.00

THB  17,900.00

THB  19,900.00

THB  20,900.00

THB  22,900.00

THB  25,900.00

THB  28,900.00

THB  37,800.00

THB  39,900.00

THB  41,900.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park in Thailand and has over 400 species of birds and 57 mammals including elephants, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, bears, tigers, leopards, tapir and gibbons. A morning boat trip across the lake is great.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

07:00 - Pick up from hotel

We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.

09:30 - Kaeng Krachan National Park Visitors Centre

It's about two and a half hours drive from Bangkok to Kaeng Krachan and the first stop will be at the visitors centre. We'll have a snack here before going on the boat.Read More >

10:30 - Boat Trip to Monk's Island

The man-made dam here caused local farmland to be flooded and created a new island which has become home to a small group of hermit monks. We'll stop here and you can walk around the island and visit the temple at the top of the hill.

13:30 - Lunch overlooking the Lake

Late lunch will be enjoyed at a Thai restaurant overlooking the lake.Read More >

14:30 - Nature Trail in the Park

We'll take the short nature trail and hopefully see some of the birds for which this park is famous.

16:00 - Depart for Bangkok

It's time to return to the city so you can relax while the driver takes you back to Bangkok.

18:00 - Arrive at you hotel.

You can expect to be back at your hotel about 6:00pm.

Important Information

To preserve the integrity of wildlife habitats, off-the-road vehicle access is prohibited. To preserve crocodile habitat, rafting is no longer permitted from K.U. Camp to Bong Luk. In the rainy season the national park will be closed in the Ban Krang and Panoen Thung areas from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.

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Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park covers an area of over 2000 square kilometers in the four provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and Prachin Buri.

It was the first national park in Thailand and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

Khao Yai National Park has several mountains of around 1000 metres including Khao Khieo. The entire area is criss-crossed by hiking trails, ranging in length from one and a half to eight kilometres. There are many waterfalls, the tallest and most spectacular of which is Haew Narok. Haew Suwat is famous for the jump scene in the movie The Beach.

Khao Yai's forests are teeming with wildlife and birds and is host to almost 2,500 plant species, 67 different kinds of mammals and over 300 species of birds.

The abundant wildlife includes many endangered mammals such as elephants, gibbons, tigers, leopards and Malaysian sun bears. Civets, squirrels, porcupines, and wild pigs add a bit of variety. Snakes and lizards usually make their presence known by a rustle in the undergrowth as you are walking.

Towering trees draped in mosses, climbers, tangled trunks of the strangling figs, drooping lianas & spiny rattan palms, delicate ferns, multicoloured lichens and an ever-changing array of fungi are all on view here.

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Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Thai food has a range of tastes to suit all pallets so please don't make the mistake of thinking that all Thai food is spicy. Some dishes are very spicy but there are many which are not spicy at all. Rather, they are a wonderful combination of sweet and sour.

Thai dishes are normally shared by all.
Thai Cuisine is well-known for being hot and spicy and for its balance of the five fundamental flavors in the overall meal - hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.

Thai food has four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central, and Southern, each cuisine featuring locally grown food.

Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice. The cuisine of Isan is heavily influenced by Laos.

Many popular dishes eaten in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes which were introduced to Thailand mainly by Teochew people who make up the majority of the Thai Chinese. Such dishes include Jok, Kway teow Rad Na, Khao Kha Moo and Khao Mun Gai.

Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh rather than dried herbs and spices as well as fish sauce.

Khao Yai National Park Tour  (Code:1105)

Pick a day and people

THB  11,800.00

THB  11,800.00

THB  13,500.00

THB  15,100.00

THB  16,600.00

THB  18,800.00

THB  20,275.00

THB  23,100.00

THB  26,100.00

THB  29,000.00

THB  31,800.00

THB  34,700.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Khao Yai is host to almost 2,500 plant species, 67 different kinds of mammals and over 300 species of birds. The abundant wildlife includes many endangered mammals such as elephants, gibbons, tigers, leopards and Malaysian sun bears.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

07:00 - Pick up from hotel

We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.

09:30 - Khao Yai National Park Entrance

It's about two hours from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park and a further 60 minutes to the Visitors Centre. Read More >

10:30 - Khao Yai National Park Visitor Centre

You can have a look around the visitor centre and collect some useful information about the park.

11:00 - Kong Kaew Nature Trail

There are many walking trails in the park and this is the shortest one. It starts and finishes by crossing a swing bridge at both ends of the walk.

12:00 - Lunch in Thai Restaurant

You'll be able to choose from a selection of local Thai delicacies for lunch. Don't worry, not all Thai food is spicy.Read More >

13:30 - Haew Suwat Waterfall

Haew Suwat Waterfall. It was made famous as the place where the 'jump scene' was filmed in the movie The Beach.

15:30 - Exit Khao Yai National Park

We'll enter the park from the north and exit through the southern gate.

16:00 - Nong Cha Om Fruit Market

This is an excellent place to try the amazing variety of Thai fruits and buy some to take back to Bangkok with you.

18:00 - Arrive back at your hotel.

You could expect to be back at your hotel around 6:00pm

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Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

Waterways have always been an integral part of Thai life and many communities depended entirely on them for their daily existence.

Long before cars, boats of all shapes and sizes plied the rivers and canals through the kingdom of Thailand, trading their wares and delivering their supplies.
The Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak is located in Ratchaburi Province which is just over 100 kms or two hours drive from the capital city of Bangkok.

This is a particularly fertile area, being irrigated by a 32 kilometre straight-line canal constructed by King Rama IV way back in 1866.

It connects the Taachin River with the Mae Klong River and became a major transport artery between the provinces of Samut Sakorn and Samut Songkram.

Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides year-round water, with more than 200 small canals having been dug by farmers to irrigate their land.

The area is famous for the quality of its fruit, namely grapes, mangoes, bananas, oranges, papaya & coconut.

Nowadays, both sides of the canal are densely populated and bright and early every morning vendors from the surrounding area turn up to trade their wares.

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Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai was built during World War II for the Japanese Army using Allied POWs.

Altogether, 61,700 British, American, Australian, Dutch and New Zealand soldiers and a large number of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Burmese and Indian labourers were involved.
Two bridges were actually built side by side. A wooden trestle bridge, which is no longer there, was completed in February 1943 and an eleven span steel bridge completed in April 1943.

This bridge had been dismantled by the Japanese and brought to Kanchanaburi from Java in 1942. The central spans were destroyed by Allied bombings and rebuilt by British Army Engineers immediately after the war.

It was part of the strategic railway linking Thailand with Burma. During the construction of the bridge over the Khwae Yai River - River Kwai as it is known among foreigners - the brutalities of war, disease and starvation claimed thousands of POWs lives.

The bridge was immortalised in the book by Pierre Boulle entitled The Bridge Over The River Kwai and later in the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, he had never been to Kanchanaburi or he would have known that the railway does not cross the River Kwai. It actually crosses the Mae Klong River, so the Thai authorities simply renamed the river to aid tourism!

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Kanchanaburi Province

Kanchanaburi Province which borders Myanmar (Burma) to the north-west is the third largest Thailand's of seventy six provinces.

It is located 130 km west of Bangkok and has a population of about 735,000 of which 54,000 live in Kanchanaburi town itself. This is a most picturesque part of Thailand.

Kanchanaburi town 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-Burma border.

The magnificent landscape & charming beauty of Kanchanaburi have resulted in major tourist attractions including the well-known Erawan Waterfalls, caves which were once inhabited by Neolithic man, pristine national parks, tranquil rivers, virgin forests, and reservoir.

Together, they offer an intriguing experience whether you are visiting for the first-time or returning for another visit.

Whatever your personal interest: fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, bird-watching, star-gazing, golfing, elephants, tigers, jungle trekking or even living on bamboo rafts, Kanchanaburi takes pride in offering them all.

Local residents of Kanchanaburi are engaged in agricultural activities as this is one of the most fertile provinces. Most of the locals are of Thai ancestry with notable Mon and Karen minorities.

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Tiger Cubs @ Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. (we will feed the Tiger, age less than one year)

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Death Railway Wang Pho Viaduct

The Death Railway is a section of the Thai-Burma line which was built to support the Japanese occupation of Burma during World War 2. The Wang Po Viaduct is a wooden lattice structure that supports the railway line around a cliff wall with the River Kwai below and is quite spectacular.

The twice-daily train service runs from Thonburi to Nam Tok station, which is the end of the line now. It is a slow trip as the third class train stops at every little station on the way and the scenery is not so interesting.

However, once the train arrives in Kanchanaburi, everything changes. First off, the train crosses the Bridge over the River Kwai and then follows the river providing some spectacular scenery.

The highlight of course, is the train crawling around the Wang Pho viaduct and it will allow you time to reflect on the 100,000 conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 Allied POWs who died during its construction. The two main viaducts followed the bottom of the cliff for some distance. A ledge had to be carved out of the cliff face to form a base for the bridge and embankment construction.

Near the station is the Krasae Cave, which houses a fine Buddha figure and offers a spectacular view over the River Kwai. This cave was used by the POWs as a hospital during the construction of the railway.

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Sai Yok Waterfall

There are two waterfalls bearing the 'Sai Yok' name. One is bigger than the other and the biggest one - Sai Yok Yai - is inside the Sai Yok National Park.

The smaller one - Sai Yok Noi - is 40 kilometres away and is very close to the terminal station for the railway line at Nam Tok Sai yok Noi.

Sai Yok waterfall is on the way to the Tiger Temple and Hellfire Pass. The original track of the Death Railway ran through here and there is still an engine from one of the trains in the jungle, which makes for great pics.

The best time to visit Sai Yok is during the rainy season from July to October because there's lots of water and the falls are at their most impressive.

This is a very popular picnic spot for Thai families, so if you go on the weekend don't be surprised by the number of people who are there enjoying a day out.

During the week however, you'll likely have the place to yourselves.

It's a great place for swimming so don't forget to take your swimming gear. Thai people, of course, just swim in their clothes!

Sai Yok Noi waterfall is also known as Khao Phang Waterfall.

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Ride & Bathe Elephants

In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and still play an active part within Thai society and culture.

In the past they have been used at the forefront of battles and in more recent times to assist in the logging trade. Now, visitors have the opportunity to ride and bathe them.

Despite their vast size, elephants are remarkably agile and are particularly adept at negotiating the narrow tracks in the forest. It's a little nerve wracking, especially when they are going downhill and so make sure you hold on tight.

They often pause along the way, bending far out to pluck some tasty morsel, oblivious to you perched high on their back.

The mahout will jump off during your trek and invite you to slide down onto the elephant's neck and take control. Be warned that their hair is prickly so shorts are not the best attire for this experience.

And also you will be able to bathe the elephants in the waters of the local river. You'll get wet, so don't forget your swimmers. We'll provide the life jackets for you if you want.

Important Information

Not every tour includes bathing the elephants. Please check the Tour Programme.

Elephant Bathing-SaiYok – Tiger Exclusive program Two Day Tour  (Code:2115)

Pick a day and people

THB  23,500.00

THB  28,900.00

THB  37,900.00

THB  46,800.00

THB  56,000.00

THB  65,000.00

THB  74,100.00

THB  83,200.00

THB  91,500.00

THB  101,400.00

THB  119,200.00

THB  129,100.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

A quick stop at the Floating Market in Damnoen Saduak on the way will whet your appetite for today's and Tiger experience. And the main event on the next day: Elephants! You can ride and bathe the elephants in their natural habitat also you can soak in the beautiful SaiYok waterfall.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

07:00 - Day 1 Departs.

07:00 - Pick up from Hotel

Please wait for us in the lobby of your hotel.

08:30 - Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

The Floating Market is just a short detour on the way to Kanchanaburi and allows you the opportunity of taking a boat through the canal system.Read More >

11:00 - Bridge over the River Kwai

First stop in Kanchanaburi will be at the Bridge over the River Kwai. You can take a walk across the bridge but take care as there are no safety barriers. The local English-speaking guide will join you here. Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

We'll stop for lunch in a local Thai restaurant.Read More >

13:00 - Tiger experience

Tiger Cubs - You'll be able to feed the tigers. Getting them to respond to simple commands is a very rewarding experience.Read More >

15:00 - Walk along Death Railway

This was rated one of the best rail journeys in the world and you'll especially like the Wang Pho Viaduct which clings to the cliff face with the river far below.Read More >

17:30 - Check-in to Local Resort

Late afternoon you will arrive at the resort where you'll stay overnight.

19:00 - Dinner at the Resort

Relax and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.

08:00 - Day 2 Departs

08:00 - Depart for Sai Yok Waterfall

Sai Yok waterfall is on the way up to the Elephants Camp and is seen at its best during September & October when there is lots of water in the falls. Take your swimming gear and prepared to get wet.Read More >

11:30 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Now that you have worked up an appetite, we'll stop for lunch on the way to the Elephant Camp.

13:00 - Ride & Bathe Elephants

When you ride the elephant be sure to fasten your seat belt because it's a long way down. You'll get the change to be the mahout when he gets off and invites you to slide down on the elephant's neck. Now you can bathe the elephant in the River Kwai. Read More >

14:00 - Bamboo Rafting on the River Kwai

Now that you are well wet, you can take the bamboo raft for a gentle float down the river. We'll pick you up at the other end.

15:00 - Depart for Bangkok

Once you have seen enough just tell the guide and she'll bring you back to the driver. Now you can relax during the journey back to Bangkok.

18:00 - Arrive back at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel around 6:00pm, depending on the traffic. If you need to be back earlier please tell the guide before you go in to the Tiger Temple.

Important Information

Tiger Cubs will be one of a three difference species ‘Leopard, Lion or Tiger cubs’ seasonal. Depend on the time when we’ll visit! Bamboo Rafting on the River Kwai are available more than 5 people!

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Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park covers an area of over 2000 square kilometers in the four provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and Prachin Buri.

It was the first national park in Thailand and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

Khao Yai National Park has several mountains of around 1000 metres including Khao Khieo. The entire area is criss-crossed by hiking trails, ranging in length from one and a half to eight kilometres. There are many waterfalls, the tallest and most spectacular of which is Haew Narok. Haew Suwat is famous for the jump scene in the movie The Beach.

Khao Yai's forests are teeming with wildlife and birds and is host to almost 2,500 plant species, 67 different kinds of mammals and over 300 species of birds.

The abundant wildlife includes many endangered mammals such as elephants, gibbons, tigers, leopards and Malaysian sun bears. Civets, squirrels, porcupines, and wild pigs add a bit of variety. Snakes and lizards usually make their presence known by a rustle in the undergrowth as you are walking.

Towering trees draped in mosses, climbers, tangled trunks of the strangling figs, drooping lianas & spiny rattan palms, delicate ferns, multicoloured lichens and an ever-changing array of fungi are all on view here.

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Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park covers an area of over 2000 square kilometers in the four provinces of Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and Prachin Buri.

It was the first national park in Thailand and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

Khao Yai National Park has several mountains of around 1000 metres including Khao Khieo. The entire area is criss-crossed by hiking trails, ranging in length from one and a half to eight kilometres. There are many waterfalls, the tallest and most spectacular of which is Haew Narok. Haew Suwat is famous for the jump scene in the movie The Beach.

Khao Yai's forests are teeming with wildlife and birds and is host to almost 2,500 plant species, 67 different kinds of mammals and over 300 species of birds.

The abundant wildlife includes many endangered mammals such as elephants, gibbons, tigers, leopards and Malaysian sun bears. Civets, squirrels, porcupines, and wild pigs add a bit of variety. Snakes and lizards usually make their presence known by a rustle in the undergrowth as you are walking.

Towering trees draped in mosses, climbers, tangled trunks of the strangling figs, drooping lianas & spiny rattan palms, delicate ferns, multicoloured lichens and an ever-changing array of fungi are all on view here.

Khao Yai National Park Two Day Tour (Code:2102)

Pick a day and people

THB  25,000.00

THB  27,000.00

THB  30,000.00

THB  35,000.00

THB  42,000.00

THB  47,900.00

THB  53,200.00

THB  58,400.00

THB  63,900.00

THB  74,000.00

THB  86,800.00

THB  93,600.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Khao Yai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its abundant wildlife includes many endangered mammals such as elephants, gibbons, tigers, leopards and Malaysian sun bears. Tour will include a slow drive through the park, the Kong Kaew Nature Trail, Haew Suwat Waterfall and night Safari.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

07:00 - Day 1 Departs.

07:00 - Pick up from Hotel

We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.

10:00 - Khao Yai National Park Entrance

It's about two hours from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park and a further 60 minutes to the Visitors Centre.Read More >

11:00 - Khao Yai National Park Visitors Centre

You can have a look around the visitors centre and collect some useful information about the park before venturing on.

11:30 - Kong Kaew Nature Trail

There are many walking trails in the park and this is the shortest one. It starts and finishes by crossing a swing bridge at both ends of the walk.

12:30 - Lunch in the National Park Restaurant

After the brief walk you'll be ready for lunch, and you can choose what you like from the various shops around the restaurant.

14:00 - Haew Suwat Waterfall

We'll drive slowly to the waterfall so you can observe the abundant wildlife along the way. Haew Suwat Waterfall. It was made famous at the place where the 'jump scene' was filmed in the movie 'The Beach'.

16:30 - Check-in to Resort

We'll have to exit the national Park to check-in to the resort. Time for a quick shower before an early dinner.

17:30 - Dinner at Resort

We'll take an early dinner so that you can be ready for the night safari.

19:00 - Night Safari to National Park

We'll reenter the National Park for what really is the highlight of this tour. The Night Safari will allow you to see animals in the wild as they go about their nocturnal business. Especially awe-inspiring are the magnificent elephants.

08:30 - Day 2 Departs

08:30 - Depart Resort for National Park

After a hearty breakfast we'll re-enter the park and go first to Haew Narok Waterfall.

09:30 - Pha Daew Dai Cliff View

While the morning fog still lingers, you can ascend through the mist to the cliff at Pha Daew Dai. It's 1,000 metres above sea level and the forest along the way is all mossy and shared by Himalayan black bears, wild bulls and elephants.

11:30 - Haew Narok Waterfall

Haew Narok Waterfall is Khao Yai National Park's most impressive waterfall. It tumbles in three main drops over some 150m cumulatively. There's a walking trail about one kilometre long that leaves from the car park and takes you to a viewpoint.Read More >

13:30 - Lunch at National Park Headquarters

We'll have a late lunch after visiting the waterfall and stopping off to see the wildlife along the way.

14:30 - Depart for Bangkok

After lunch we'll start the slow drive through the National Park, stopping along the way to observe the wildlife.

18:30 - Arrive back at your Hotel

You could expect to be back at your hotel around 6:30pm depending on the traffic.

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Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

Waterways have always been an integral part of Thai life and many communities depended entirely on them for their daily existence.

Long before cars, boats of all shapes and sizes plied the rivers and canals through the kingdom of Thailand, trading their wares and delivering their supplies.
The Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak is located in Ratchaburi Province which is just over 100 kms or two hours drive from the capital city of Bangkok.

This is a particularly fertile area, being irrigated by a 32 kilometre straight-line canal constructed by King Rama IV way back in 1866.

It connects the Taachin River with the Mae Klong River and became a major transport artery between the provinces of Samut Sakorn and Samut Songkram.

Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides year-round water, with more than 200 small canals having been dug by farmers to irrigate their land.

The area is famous for the quality of its fruit, namely grapes, mangoes, bananas, oranges, papaya & coconut.

Nowadays, both sides of the canal are densely populated and bright and early every morning vendors from the surrounding area turn up to trade their wares.

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Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai was built during World War II for the Japanese Army using Allied POWs.

Altogether, 61,700 British, American, Australian, Dutch and New Zealand soldiers and a large number of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Burmese and Indian labourers were involved.
Two bridges were actually built side by side. A wooden trestle bridge, which is no longer there, was completed in February 1943 and an eleven span steel bridge completed in April 1943.

This bridge had been dismantled by the Japanese and brought to Kanchanaburi from Java in 1942. The central spans were destroyed by Allied bombings and rebuilt by British Army Engineers immediately after the war.

It was part of the strategic railway linking Thailand with Burma. During the construction of the bridge over the Khwae Yai River - River Kwai as it is known among foreigners - the brutalities of war, disease and starvation claimed thousands of POWs lives.

The bridge was immortalised in the book by Pierre Boulle entitled The Bridge Over The River Kwai and later in the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, he had never been to Kanchanaburi or he would have known that the railway does not cross the River Kwai. It actually crosses the Mae Klong River, so the Thai authorities simply renamed the river to aid tourism!

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Wildlife Sanctuary Kanchanaburi

Only a short drive into the beautiful countryside of Kanchanaburi province will take you to a man-made habitat where a variety of Asian & African animals roam freely- lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras and bears.

This is the Wildlife Sanctuary.

The landscaping at the Wildlife Sanctuary is beautifully designed and offers great insights into the habits of the animals.

The best way to see everything is to take one of the park buses. Bowls of food to feed the animals - bananas, vegetables etc. The driver will take you slowly through each section of the park, giving you excellent photo opportunities as well as plenty of "up close and personal" time with the animals, most notably the giraffes who will "invade" the bus for some food...great fun!

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Tiger Cubs @ Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. (we will feed the Tiger, age less than one year)

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Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park is 550 sq. km. of deciduous forest with high mountains and valleys, located in Kanchanaburi Province. The mountains protect the park from the eastern monsoon. Its major attraction is the Erawan Falls, a magnificent seven-tiered waterfall which you can climb if you feel inclined.

Erawan National Park is in the Tenasserim Mountain Range and is one of the finest natural attractions in the country. The park is best known for its seven-tiered waterfall topped by a rock formation shaped like a three-headed elephant. From its crest, clear water tumbles 1,500 meters down steep-sided cliffs in a series of cascades to rock pools shaded by dense foliage.

The park is open all year although the Rainy Season from May to October is not the best time to visit as there are frequent storms throughout that period. The Cool Season runs from November to January and this is a much more pleasant time to visit. February to April is the Hot Season and temperatures get quite high, but you have the pools at each level to cool off in!

The park contains five different wildlife habitats for mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and freshwater fauna. There are elephants, tigers, sambar deer, wild boar, white-handed gibbon, langur, Siamese hare, red flying squirrels and king cobras to be found in the park.

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Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park is 550 sq. km. of deciduous forest with high mountains and valleys, located in Kanchanaburi Province. The mountains protect the park from the eastern monsoon. Its major attraction is the Erawan Falls, a magnificent seven-tiered waterfall which you can climb if you feel inclined.

Erawan National Park is in the Tenasserim Mountain Range and is one of the finest natural attractions in the country. The park is best known for its seven-tiered waterfall topped by a rock formation shaped like a three-headed elephant. From its crest, clear water tumbles 1,500 meters down steep-sided cliffs in a series of cascades to rock pools shaded by dense foliage.

The park is open all year although the Rainy Season from May to October is not the best time to visit as there are frequent storms throughout that period. The Cool Season runs from November to January and this is a much more pleasant time to visit. February to April is the Hot Season and temperatures get quite high, but you have the pools at each level to cool off in!

The park contains five different wildlife habitats for mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and freshwater fauna. There are elephants, tigers, sambar deer, wild boar, white-handed gibbon, langur, Siamese hare, red flying squirrels and king cobras to be found in the park.

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Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting is another way for relaxing to appreciate the stunning River Kwai Noi in Kanchanaburi

Amazing Kanchanaburi Three Day Tour (Code:3106)

Pick a day and people

THB  34,200.00

THB  35,400.00

THB  40,800.00

THB  44,400.00

THB  50,500.00

THB  55,800.00

THB  63,700.00

THB  68,000.00

THB  76,500.00

THB  101,000.00

THB  106,300.00

THB  111,600.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Kanchanaburi is one of the largest provinces in Thailand and in three days you'll cover most of the major attractions. Take a boat through the floating market. Walk along the Death Railway. Bridge over River Kwai. Erawan waterfall.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

06:30 - Day 1 Departs.

06:30 - Pick up from your hotel

We'll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.

08:30 - Train Market (Talad Rom Hub)

You will be amazed to see how the vendors pull their umbrellas and move some of their goods further back off the train tracks when the train approaches. It is an experience not to be missed when you are in Bangkok.Read More >

09:00 - Depart for Floating Market

09:30 - Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

The Floating Market is just a short detour to the Southwest of Bangkok and allows you the opportunity of taking a boat through the canal system. A very unique way to do shopping and great for photo opportunities.Read More >

10:30 - Depart for Kanchanaburi Province

12:00 - Lunch in Local Thai Restaurant

Lunch will be served in a local Thai restaurant.

13:00 - Bridge over the River Kwai

You'll have time to walk across the bridge and take some photos. Please be careful here because the bridge has no sides or safety rails.Read More >

14:00 - Khao Chong Kai Cemetery

Khao Pun or Khao Chong Kai cemetery. Smaller than Don Rak Cemetery Containing a body of prisoners of war prisoners, most of which were British soldiers, about 1,740 holes.

15:00 - Check-in to Local Resort

Late afternoon you will arrive at the resort where you'll stay overnight.

19:00 - Dinner at the Resort (on your own expense) excluded on the tour price

Relax and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.

09:00 - Day 2 Departs.

09:00 - Depart for Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

Depart for Wildlife Sanctuary SafariRead More >

09:45 - Tiger Cubs, Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

Tiger Cubs with a one difference species 'Leopard, Lion or Tiger cubs' seasonal. Depend on the time when we'll visit! So you'll be able to feed and play with them, this is a very rewarding experience.Read More >

11:30 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

We'll stop for lunch in one of the local Thai restaurants.

13:00 - Train Ride along the 'Death Railway'

We'll board the train and ride over the precarious Wang Pho Viaduct which was constructed by POWs along the cliff face and high above the River Kwai.

14:45 - Arrive Back at your Resort

Time to relax. Swim if you want.

19:00 - Dinner at the Resort (on your own expense) excluded on the tour price

Relax and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.

08:00 - Day 3 Departs

08:00 - Erawan National Park

After a good breakfast you'll be ready for some exercise, so we'll take you into the Erawan National Park for a trek through the jungle to the beautiful terraced Erawan waterfalls. You'll have time to relax with a swim here or just a paddle if you prefer.Read More >

09:00 - Erawan Seven Tier Waterfall

You can climb the tiers of the waterfall. There are seven in all but most people do not get to the top. The pools have lots of fish which like to nibble at your legs - Thai massage! Read More >

11:30 - Bamboo Rafting on the River Kwai

Now that you are well wet, you can take the bamboo raft for a gentle float down the river.Read More >

12:30 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

13:30 - Return to Bangkok

It's quite a journey back to Bangkok.

16:30 - Arrive back at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel in Bangkok around 5:00pm depending on the traffic.

Testimonials

Attractions information

Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

Waterways have always been an integral part of Thai life and many communities depended entirely on them for their daily existence.

Long before cars, boats of all shapes and sizes plied the rivers and canals through the kingdom of Thailand, trading their wares and delivering their supplies.
The Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak is located in Ratchaburi Province which is just over 100 kms or two hours drive from the capital city of Bangkok.

This is a particularly fertile area, being irrigated by a 32 kilometre straight-line canal constructed by King Rama IV way back in 1866.

It connects the Taachin River with the Mae Klong River and became a major transport artery between the provinces of Samut Sakorn and Samut Songkram.

Apart from providing transportation, Damnoen Saduak Canal also provides year-round water, with more than 200 small canals having been dug by farmers to irrigate their land.

The area is famous for the quality of its fruit, namely grapes, mangoes, bananas, oranges, papaya & coconut.

Nowadays, both sides of the canal are densely populated and bright and early every morning vendors from the surrounding area turn up to trade their wares.

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Don Rak War Cemetery Kanchanaburi

The Don Rak War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi is the final resting place of 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction of the Death Railway during World War II.

There is another cemetery at Chungkai just outside Kanchanaburi.

Don Rak War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi is maintained in beautiful condition by the Australian Government and is a sober reminder of those who paid the supreme sacrifice so that we could live in peace.

The Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is only a short distance from the site of the former 'Kanburi', the prisoner of war base camp through which most of the prisoners passed on their way to other camps.

The graves are marked with horizontal bronze plaques set into the grass. Scarlet, purple and white bougainvillaea tumbles over the surrounding walls and flowering trees and shrubs dot the grounds. It seems a strange thing to say, but this is truly a beautiful place.

Within the entrance building to the cemetery will be found the Kanchanaburi Memorial, recording the names of eleven men of the army of undivided India buried in Muslim cemeteries in Thailand, where their graves could not be maintained.

The Don Rak War Cemetery is the location of the ANZAC Day Wreath-laying Ceremony held on 25th April each year.

Important Information

On wet days, the lawn cemetery is off-limits to the public.

If you wish to see a specific grave, please bring the number with you as there are two main cemeteries in Kanchanaburi.

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Kanchanaburi Province

Kanchanaburi Province which borders Myanmar (Burma) to the north-west is the third largest Thailand's of seventy six provinces.

It is located 130 km west of Bangkok and has a population of about 735,000 of which 54,000 live in Kanchanaburi town itself. This is a most picturesque part of Thailand.

Kanchanaburi town 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-Burma border.

The magnificent landscape & charming beauty of Kanchanaburi have resulted in major tourist attractions including the well-known Erawan Waterfalls, caves which were once inhabited by Neolithic man, pristine national parks, tranquil rivers, virgin forests, and reservoir.

Together, they offer an intriguing experience whether you are visiting for the first-time or returning for another visit.

Whatever your personal interest: fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, bird-watching, star-gazing, golfing, elephants, tigers, jungle trekking or even living on bamboo rafts, Kanchanaburi takes pride in offering them all.

Local residents of Kanchanaburi are engaged in agricultural activities as this is one of the most fertile provinces. Most of the locals are of Thai ancestry with notable Mon and Karen minorities.

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Tiger Cubs @ Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. (we will feed the Tiger, age less than one year)

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Death Railway Wang Pho Viaduct

The Death Railway is a section of the Thai-Burma line which was built to support the Japanese occupation of Burma during World War 2. The Wang Po Viaduct is a wooden lattice structure that supports the railway line around a cliff wall with the River Kwai below and is quite spectacular.

The twice-daily train service runs from Thonburi to Nam Tok station, which is the end of the line now. It is a slow trip as the third class train stops at every little station on the way and the scenery is not so interesting.

However, once the train arrives in Kanchanaburi, everything changes. First off, the train crosses the Bridge over the River Kwai and then follows the river providing some spectacular scenery.

The highlight of course, is the train crawling around the Wang Pho viaduct and it will allow you time to reflect on the 100,000 conscripted Asian labourers and 16,000 Allied POWs who died during its construction. The two main viaducts followed the bottom of the cliff for some distance. A ledge had to be carved out of the cliff face to form a base for the bridge and embankment construction.

Near the station is the Krasae Cave, which houses a fine Buddha figure and offers a spectacular view over the River Kwai. This cave was used by the POWs as a hospital during the construction of the railway.

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Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai was built during World War II for the Japanese Army using Allied POWs.

Altogether, 61,700 British, American, Australian, Dutch and New Zealand soldiers and a large number of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Burmese and Indian labourers were involved.
Two bridges were actually built side by side. A wooden trestle bridge, which is no longer there, was completed in February 1943 and an eleven span steel bridge completed in April 1943.

This bridge had been dismantled by the Japanese and brought to Kanchanaburi from Java in 1942. The central spans were destroyed by Allied bombings and rebuilt by British Army Engineers immediately after the war.

It was part of the strategic railway linking Thailand with Burma. During the construction of the bridge over the Khwae Yai River - River Kwai as it is known among foreigners - the brutalities of war, disease and starvation claimed thousands of POWs lives.

The bridge was immortalised in the book by Pierre Boulle entitled The Bridge Over The River Kwai and later in the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, he had never been to Kanchanaburi or he would have known that the railway does not cross the River Kwai. It actually crosses the Mae Klong River, so the Thai authorities simply renamed the river to aid tourism!

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Hellfire Pass Museum

The Hellfire Pass Museum is co-sponsored by the Thai and Australian governments to commemorate the suffering of those Prisoners of War involved in the construction of the railway connecting Thailand and Burma during World War II.

You can walk down into Konyu Cutting itself and along the old track.

Hellfire Pass or Konyu Cutting was a particularly difficult section of the line to build, not only because it was the largest rock cutting on the railway, but also because of its remoteness and the lack of proper construction tools during building.

The Australian, British, Dutch and other allied Prisoners of War were required to work 18 hours a day to complete the cutting and many died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion during the six weeks it took to complete.

A new walkway has recently completed down into the cutting which has made things a lot easier. You can say a quiet word of thanks to the builders on the way down. However, you'll still need decent shoes because the rail bed is stony and the rocks are hard on your feet.

From Konyu Cutting, the walking trail follows the alignment of the original Burma-Thailand railway for approximately four kilometres from Hellfire Pass to beyond Compressor Cutting.

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Ride & Bathe Elephants

In Thailand, elephants are the most revered of all animals and still play an active part within Thai society and culture.

In the past they have been used at the forefront of battles and in more recent times to assist in the logging trade. Now, visitors have the opportunity to ride and bathe them.

Despite their vast size, elephants are remarkably agile and are particularly adept at negotiating the narrow tracks in the forest. It's a little nerve wracking, especially when they are going downhill and so make sure you hold on tight.

They often pause along the way, bending far out to pluck some tasty morsel, oblivious to you perched high on their back.

The mahout will jump off during your trek and invite you to slide down onto the elephant's neck and take control. Be warned that their hair is prickly so shorts are not the best attire for this experience.

And also you will be able to bathe the elephants in the waters of the local river. You'll get wet, so don't forget your swimmers. We'll provide the life jackets for you if you want.

Important Information

Not every tour includes bathing the elephants. Please check the Tour Programme.

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Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting is another way for relaxing to appreciate the stunning River Kwai Noi in Kanchanaburi

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Kanchanaburi Province

Kanchanaburi Province which borders Myanmar (Burma) to the north-west is the third largest Thailand's of seventy six provinces.

It is located 130 km west of Bangkok and has a population of about 735,000 of which 54,000 live in Kanchanaburi town itself. This is a most picturesque part of Thailand.

Kanchanaburi town 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-Burma border.

The magnificent landscape & charming beauty of Kanchanaburi have resulted in major tourist attractions including the well-known Erawan Waterfalls, caves which were once inhabited by Neolithic man, pristine national parks, tranquil rivers, virgin forests, and reservoir.

Together, they offer an intriguing experience whether you are visiting for the first-time or returning for another visit.

Whatever your personal interest: fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, bird-watching, star-gazing, golfing, elephants, tigers, jungle trekking or even living on bamboo rafts, Kanchanaburi takes pride in offering them all.

Local residents of Kanchanaburi are engaged in agricultural activities as this is one of the most fertile provinces. Most of the locals are of Thai ancestry with notable Mon and Karen minorities.

Kanchanaburi Three Day Tour Combo B (Code:3101)

Pick a day and people

THB  32,900.00

THB  38,900.00

THB  44,900.00

THB  51,900.00

THB  63,900.00

THB  75,900.00

THB  86,900.00

THB  98,900.00

THB  115,900.00

THB  127,900.00

THB  139,900.00

THB  151,900.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Kanchanaburi is one of the largest provinces in Thailand and in three days you'll cover most of the major attractions. Take a boat through the floating market. Walk along the Death Railway. Ride & bathe elephants. Bamboo Rafting. Cub Feeding. Bridge over River Kwai. Erawan waterfall

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

07:00 - Day 1 Departs.

07:00 - Pick-up from Hotel

Please wait in the lobby of your hotel. We'll meet you there.

08:30 - Floating Market Damnoen Saduak

We'll stop on the way so you can take a boat ride through the floating market. This is probably Thailand's most photographed place and they have lots of tasty snacks which you can buy from the boats as you pass.Read More >

11:15 - War Cemetery Kanchanaburi

First stop in Kanchanaburi will be at the Don Rak War Cemetery where the local guide will join you.Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in Thai Restaurant

We'll stop for lunch in one of the local Thai restaurants.Read More >

12:45 - Tiger Cub - Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

Tiger Cubs - You'll be able to feed the tigers. Getting them to respond to simple commands is a very rewarding experience.Read More >

15:00 - Walk along Death Railway

This was rated one of the best rail journeys in the world and you'll especially like the Wang Pho Viaduct which clings to the cliff face with the river far below.Read More >

17:30 - Check-in to your Kanchanaburi Resort

Time to check-in to your resort for the night. Have a shower and relax before dinner

19:00 - Dinner at the Resort

Relax and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.Read More >

08:30 - Day 2 Departs.

08:30 - Depart for Hellfire Pass

After breakfast we'll head up to Hellfire Pass which is 80 km north of Kanchanaburi town.

09:30 - Hellfire Pass & Konyu Cutting

The museum is one of the best in the country and gives an insight into the construction of the 'Death Railway' connecting Thailand and Burma. You can also walk down into Konyu Cutting and see for yourself the work done by WWII Prisoners of War.Read More >

12:00 - Lunch in a Thai Restaurant

Now that you have worked up an appetite, we'll stop for lunch on the way to the Tiger Temple.

13:30 - Ride & Bathe Elephants

After lunch we'll take you to the elephant camp where you can experience the unique 'elephants walk'. From there you can head straight for the river for bath time. The elephants love a good scrub!Read More >

15:00 - Bamboo Rafting on the River Kwai

Now that you are well wet, you can take the bamboo raft for a gentle float down the river. We'll pick you up at the other end.Read More >

16:00 - Return to your Resort

Time to relax. Have a swim and enjoy the variety of Thai cuisine in the Restaurant at the Resort.

08:00 - Day 3 Departs.

08:00 - Erawan National Park

After a good breakfast you'll be ready for some exercise, so we'll take you into the Erawan National Park for a trek through the jungle to the beautiful terraced Erawan waterfalls. You'll have time to relax with a swim here or just a paddle if you prefer.Read More >

12:00 - Picnic Lunch

We'll pack a picnic lunch so when you're hungry just say and lunch will be there.

13:00 - Erawan Seven Tier Waterfall

After lunch you can climb the tiers of the waterfall. There are seven in all but most people do not get to the top. The pools have lots of fish which like to nibble at your legs - Thai massage!

15:30 - Return to Bangkok

It's quite a journey back to Bangkok so we'll leave around 3:30pm.

18:30 - Arrive back at your Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel in Bangkok around 6:30pm depending on the traffic.

Important Information

Tiger Cubs will be one of three difference species ‘Leopard, Lion or Tiger cubs seasonal. Depend on the time when we’ll visit! Bamboo Rafting on the River Kwai is available more than 4 people!

Testimonials

Attractions information

Bridge over the River Kwai

The Bridge over the River Kwai was built during World War II for the Japanese Army using Allied POWs.

Altogether, 61,700 British, American, Australian, Dutch and New Zealand soldiers and a large number of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Burmese and Indian labourers were involved.
Two bridges were actually built side by side. A wooden trestle bridge, which is no longer there, was completed in February 1943 and an eleven span steel bridge completed in April 1943.

This bridge had been dismantled by the Japanese and brought to Kanchanaburi from Java in 1942. The central spans were destroyed by Allied bombings and rebuilt by British Army Engineers immediately after the war.

It was part of the strategic railway linking Thailand with Burma. During the construction of the bridge over the Khwae Yai River - River Kwai as it is known among foreigners - the brutalities of war, disease and starvation claimed thousands of POWs lives.

The bridge was immortalised in the book by Pierre Boulle entitled The Bridge Over The River Kwai and later in the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, he had never been to Kanchanaburi or he would have known that the railway does not cross the River Kwai. It actually crosses the Mae Klong River, so the Thai authorities simply renamed the river to aid tourism!

Attractions information

Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park is 550 sq. km. of deciduous forest with high mountains and valleys, located in Kanchanaburi Province. The mountains protect the park from the eastern monsoon. Its major attraction is the Erawan Falls, a magnificent seven-tiered waterfall which you can climb if you feel inclined.

Erawan National Park is in the Tenasserim Mountain Range and is one of the finest natural attractions in the country. The park is best known for its seven-tiered waterfall topped by a rock formation shaped like a three-headed elephant. From its crest, clear water tumbles 1,500 meters down steep-sided cliffs in a series of cascades to rock pools shaded by dense foliage.

The park is open all year although the Rainy Season from May to October is not the best time to visit as there are frequent storms throughout that period. The Cool Season runs from November to January and this is a much more pleasant time to visit. February to April is the Hot Season and temperatures get quite high, but you have the pools at each level to cool off in!

The park contains five different wildlife habitats for mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and freshwater fauna. There are elephants, tigers, sambar deer, wild boar, white-handed gibbon, langur, Siamese hare, red flying squirrels and king cobras to be found in the park.

Erawan Waterfall Day Tour (Code:1513*)

Pick a day and people

THB  10,000.00

THB  11,200.00

THB  12,200.00

THB  13,200.00

THB  14,200.00

THB  15,200.00

THB  16,200.00

THB  17,200.00

THB  18,400.00

THB  27,200.00

THB  28,400.00

THB  29,600.00

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

Erawan National Park is 550 sq. km. of deciduous forest with high mountains and valleys, located in Kanchanaburi Province. The mountains protect the park from the eastern monsoon. Its major attraction is the Erawan Falls, a magnificent seven-tiered waterfall which you can climb if you feel inclined.

Do you want your tailor-made tour?

A tailor-made tour is the best kind of independent travel itinerary, designed and arranged just for you and your needs.
All events and activities are part of your very personal, privately guided tour.
Just ask us and we will be happy to make your tour an unforgettable experience. We have been doing this for 25 years and the quality of tailor made tours has never changed.

Request a Custom Tour

Why is a private tour a better choice?

With a private tour, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it. There is much more room for flexibility and changes to your itinerary at every step of the way because you don't have to consider the needs of other travelers. The flexibility and freedom to make the most of your time is the reason why so many people choose to take a private tour rather than a group tour.

Tour Programme

06:00 - Pickup from Hotel

Please wait in the lobby of the hotel.

08:00 - Bridge over the River Kwai

First stop in Kanchanaburi will be at the Bridge over the River Kwai. You can take a walk across the bridge but take care as there are no safety barriers. The local English-speaking guide will join you here.Read More >

08:30 - Long tailed Boat to the Bridge over the River Kwai *option*

Take an exhilarating long tailed boat ride along the River Kwai to the Bridge over the River Kwai *extra charge 350 Baht*

09:00 - Depart for Erawan Waterfall

10:00 - Erawan National Park

You'll be ready for some exercise, so we'll take you into the Erawan National Park for a trek through the jungle to the beautiful terraced Erawan waterfalls. You'll have time to relax with a swim here or just a paddle if you prefer. Read More >

12:30 - Lunch in Local Thai Restaurant

Lunch will be taken at a local Thai restaurant.

13:30 - Depart for Bangkok

All good things must come to an end, so it's time to head back to the city.

16:30 - Arrive back at Hotel

You can expect to be back at your hotel in Bangkok around 4:30 p.m, depending on the traffic.

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