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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Hotel pickup included
Get inside tips from a local
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Gently dancing on the tides of the Kwae Noi, Kanchanaburi’s Jungle Rafts have been the epitome of local authenticity, designed in an overnight adventure of extraordinary proportions. With only a few basic floating huts on the famous River Kwai, this experience of a lifetime has gained raving reviews once you’ve settled in on your bamboo raft with nothing but the sound of nature as very much acceptable back ground noise. This 2-day package will not skip the most famous sites and landmarks of Kanchanaburi, once engulfed in war atrocities during the construction of the Death Railway. Get ready for an overnight stay, sincerely blessed with its surrounding gorges as you laze around at one of the hammocks with nothing but oil lamps brightening up the place with romance and character. Guests are picked up early in the morning from your Bangkok hotel (conditions apply) by English speaking staff. The 2.5 hour transfers in western direction heads straight into Kanchanaburi town, the start of our visits to the remnants of the 2nd World War. With material collected over the past years, the interactive Thailand – Burma Railway Centre forms now the base to get the feeling of the sheer size of the Death Railway project. Thousands of prisoners- of-war endured harsh conditions to get to the incomplete construction of the whole railway. Those who perished while working tirelessly are buried at the nearby War Cemetery; guests are welcome to wander around the well-maintained graves for a moment of silence. We end the morning at the famous Bridge over the River Kwai before boarding already waiting long tail boats, bringing you upstream to the Jungle Rafts. Lunch will be served at the floating restaurant. After lunch, your long tail boat captain sails to another landmark of historical value: the Hellfire Memorial Pass is an example on how the environment was used to connect Burma with Thailand through thick forest areas and large rock formations. After wandering around and listening to the stories of your guide, we sail back to the Jungle Rafts where you truly can enjoy this awesome place of peace and quietness. After a Thai set dinner, the Mon staff will showcase their arts and culture via dance and music with a 45-minute performance before it is time to turn in for the night. After breakfast, you head into the nearby village, where the Mon people have lived for generations. The tour follows a well laid-out path into the jungle for a refreshing short hike. We return back to the Jungle Rafts to check out and say goodbye to the staff of this amazing place in nature. We reach our local lunch address after a long tail boat ride downstream, located nearby our train embarkation point for a train ride over the Death Railway. The one-hour plus ride takes you over original parts of the railway track, following the flow of the River Kwai River. At the end of the ride, our driver welcomes to into his air-conditioned vehicle for the drive back to Bangkok.
Joined / Private tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide.
Basic accommodation in sharing twin/double floating raft during the tour.
Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
All meals as indicated in the program (food only), starting from lunch on day 1 until lunch on day 2
Traditional Mon dance performance at the Jungle Rafts
All long tail boat transfers as described in the day-to-day description
Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only. Depending on the number of guests on any confirmed tours, the correct type of car / mini-van/coach cannot be confirmed upon reservation. This also depends on the availability of accommodation.
Transfers are only operated within Sukhumvit (Soi 1 - 33), Silom, Pratunam 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 33 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
While the tour will strive to accommodate 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.
The accommodation used during this tour is simple accommodation with basic amenities. This includes no air-conditioning (fan only), lack of Wi-Fi and/or warm water. Due to ecology conservation concept, the entire Jungle Rafts do not use electricity.
Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. Wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
Water 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. The guide 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.
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 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
It is recommended to wear light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.