At 0700 hours we pick up tourists from various parts of the city and depart to the river Kwai. We make our way to the cemetery of the Allied prisoners of war where almost 7,000 Allied prisoners were buried. Then we go to the Jeath museum (Japan, England Australia, Thailand and Holland); these are the nationalities of soldiers who participated in the construction. This is optional and costs 40 baht. The bridge is only a four minute walk from the museum so you can make your own way there if you would like more time taking pictures on the bridge. Walk the paths of the Allied prisoners of war. If you are there at the right time you can take a picture of a train advancing towards you. Do not worry as there are side platforms where you can stand as the train passes within inches of you travelling very slowly.
The River Kwai became famous all over the world in 1957; the film by David Lean was based on a true story of World War 2 which symbolizes the brutality of war and received seven Academy awards when it was featured in movies and books. The spectacular beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys are well captured in the film.
At 1100 hours we leave the bridge and take a trip on the Death Railway (100 baht extra for third class and 150 Baht extra for first class) then enjoy a Thai lunch; afterwards we travel to Sai Yok Noi waterfall where you can bathe in the refreshing water.
Afterwards we depart to the elephant camp for an exhilarating afternoon of elephant riding and bamboo rafting. See the elephants demonstrate their amazing skills.
We return to the Khao San area of Bangkok at 1830 hours after an enthralling day.
Included in the price, Thai lunch.
- Pick up tourists from Khao San and central hotels.
- Depart from Bangkok to River Kwai.
- Visit Cemetery of the Allied Prisoners of the second world war. It contains the remains of 6,982 young Australian, Dutch and British war prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the Death Railway.
- Visit The Jeath Museum, optional [ Admission fee 40 Baht extra ].
- Visit Bridge Over The River Kwai.
- Leaving from the train station and travelling by train [ Pay 100 baht extra for third class and 150 Baht extra for first class ] along the death railway to waterfall, Sai Yok Noi. The railway was built of wooden log constructed by the allied prisoners of the second world war. Most of these men were Australians, Dutch and British.
- Lunch at the restaurant. Thai food will be served.
- Arrive at the waterfall.
- Elephant riding.
- Bamboo rafting.
- Arrive in Bangkok.
An amazing tour at an amazing price!
For a minimum of 2 people booking. We pickup from most hotels in the central tourist area.
For 1 person booking you would need to make your own way to join the group on Khao San Road.
Drop off on Khao San Road at the end of the trip.
Instant confirmation booking.
Price: 1050 Baht