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Full Day River Kwai from Bangkok

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Overview
Close to three hours west from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi envelopes essences of Thailand within its province borders that simply cannot be ignored. From nature, culture and historical artefacts, it remains one of the most sought-after destinations in the Kingdom where the memoires of a black page in the history books remain visible.

The tangible matters, from the original rail road tracks to the collection of tools, documents and the renowned span crossing the River Kwai, have become a part of history that unfolds during this full day excursion. This fully privatized tour that follows in the footsteps of the allied prisoners-of-war in building the famous Death railway takes up all the essentials to get a grasp of what truly took place.
Itinerary
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You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Escape the city and discover Bangkok's history
  • Travel between attractions in air-conditioned comfort
  • All entrance fees and lunch are included
  • A great choice for history buffs 
What to Expect
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Bangkok, where you’ll board an air-conditioned coach destined for the Bridge on River Kwai. During the journey, your guide provides an overview of how thousands of prisoners of war were forced to work on a railroad track that connected Myanmar with Thailand. Stop first at the Bridge on River Kwai before continuing to a section of the Thai-Burma Death Railway and two cemeteries that pay tribute to the 16,000 prisoners that died during the construction of the railway. After a Thai lunch at a local restaurant, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up the guest within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Centrally located Bangkok hotels
Inclusions
  • A professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver
  • All taxes and service fees
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
  • Entry/Admission - The Bridge on the River Kwai
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant; • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We were not able to see the bridge over river Kwai because the guide didn’t speak good English and she’s hard to understand. She just made a lot of pointing, didn’t give us our ticket to the museum and we totally missed going to the bridge. We were taken to a public waterfalls.
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Full Day River Kwai from Bangkok
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Dear Reginah We thank you for your honest opinion on our River Kwai tour. We do apologize that the tour did not meet your expectations by spending more time at the bridge. With ample other natural and historical elements in and around Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai, the choices made are based on providing a complete overview in a day's tour. As you may have outlined, and we described, the options to see more, go deeper in the province's history can also be captured with spending a night in Kanchanaburi itself, giving you and your fellow travelers more time to focus on those things where you may want to spend more time. We hope you still cherish the great moments of this outing and looking forward welcoming you again to the Land of Smiles. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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This tour is very good! The guide is knowledgeable and kept us all on track so we didn't run over time. The short train ride is beautiful, and the lunch was excellent.
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Full Day River Kwai from Bangkok
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Dear Loralees It has been a sincere pleasure reading about your Kanchanaburi and River Kwai experience on our TripAdvisor page. Such reviews, flowing with positivity on how we are operating such tours, certainly are making our day! By reading this, we are confident that this Thailand experience remains with you and with your travel companion(s) forever and may stimulate more wanderlust wishes in the Land of Smiles. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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Only spent three quarters of an hour at the bridge. The rest of the day spent on train and waterfall. As the tour was for the bridge I was very disappointed. There was nearly one and a half hours at some waterfall when we could have spent the day at the bridge, had a meal etc.
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Full Day River Kwai from Bangkok
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Dear Holiday We thank you for your honest opinion on our River Kwai tour. We do apologize that the tour did not meet your expectations by spending more time at the bridge. With ample other natural and historical elements in and around Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai, the choices made are based on providing a complete overview in a day's tour. As you may have outlined, and we described, the options to see more, go deeper in the province's history can also be captured with spending a night in Kanchanaburi itself, giving you and your fellow travelers more time to focus on those things where you may want to spend more time. We hope you still cherish the great moments of this outing and looking forward welcoming you again to the Land of Smiles. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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We found this trip to be really fascinating and very moving. However, whilst our guide was excellent it is a very long day - over 12 hours from our pick up to return into Bangkok. Might have been better to avoid a Friday as the afternoon traffic in BKK is even worse than usual.
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Full Day River Kwai from Bangkok
Responded 21 Sep 2019
Dear Candc2 Many thanks for sharing your experience with us after your Kanchanaburi explorations. Your positive view on this long yet interesting and moving day has been a welcoming start of our day. Indeed, the drive from and to Kanchanaburi can take a part of the travels due to the location but it is always forgotten when reflecting on the fascinating day. Rest assure that we will share your experience with all concerned, and we do look forward welcoming you and your travel companions soon again to the Land of Smiles! With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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really enjoyed the trip as we had the car to ourselves which made it very relaxing. guide was very good and new a lot about what we were seeing.
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Response from Niels S, Manager at Full Day River Kwai from Bangkok
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Dear Flyer68 Many thanks for reviewing our version of this full day Kanchanaburi and the Bridge over the River Kwai with lots of positivity! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with the world. The stories and landmarks of the construction of this railway connection certainly makes it a must-see when in Thailand. Looking forward welcoming you again soon to the Land of Smiles with lots more travel options that include a lot of fun, relaxation and value for money. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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