Day 1 (L, D)
Pickup from major hotels in the Bangkok downtown area. Arrive in the Kanchanaburi province and visit the Thailand–Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway.
Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line. See, too, the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs.
Take a long-tailed boat on River Kwai to Floathouse River Kwai, where you’ll check-in and have lunch upon arrival.
Take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit nearby Mon Tribal Village and Temple. The Mon people are an ethnic group from Myanmar, living near the Thai-Myanmar border. The Mon were one of the earliest peoples to reside in Southeast Asia and have a great history. Then return to the hotel.
Dinner, followed by a 45-minute Mon Dance performance and overnight the Floathouse River Kwai
Day 2 (B, L)Start your day with breakfast before you take a long-tailed boat downstream to Resotel Pier and continue on road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial. (01 Jan-30 Jun 2018 Hellfire Pass Interpretative Centre (the museum) will be closed for renovations, however, visits will still go ahead to the actual location to see Hellfire Pass. Then a visit will be made to Sir Weary Dunlop’s Park at the nearby Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort. Due to its similar historical thread it is believed that this is a suitable alternative to the museum while it is closed.)
Following hotel checkout and lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll ride on Burma Railway (Death Railway) passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs
Your 2-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Bangkok at around 6pm.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.