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All entrance fees included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Hotel pickup included
This overnight stay in the Kanchanburi province is designed to give you a real understanding of the history of the area and the harsh extremes people had to go through in the war. With one nights accommodation and meals also included, this is a perfect tour for anyone who is interested in getting to know this region. Day 1 (L, D) 6-6:30 a.m.: Pick up from major hotels in the Bangkok downtown area. 9 a.m.: Arrive Kanchanaburi province (about 80 miles/130 km west of Bangkok) Visit Thailand–Burma Railway Centre. This interactive museum and research facility is dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. You will also visit Allied War Cemetery which is a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line, later known as 'The Death Railway'. Post-war, these POWs were transferred to this eternal resting place. Spend some time at the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. 12 p.m.: Take a long–tailed boat on the River Kwai to River Kwai Resotel. Check–in and have lunch upon arrival. 2:45 p.m.: Take a long–tailed boat upstream to visit nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village & 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 fascinating history. 7 p.m.: Dinner at the hotel, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance and Overnight at River Kwai Resotel Day 2 (B, L) 7 a.m.: Breakfast. 8:30 a.m.: -Take a long–tailed boat downstream to Resotel Pier and continue down the road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial. The pass became infamous due to the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its labourers during construction. ( 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.) 11 a.m.: Check-out of hotel 11:40 a.m.: Lunch at local restaurant. 1 p.m.: Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct. 2:30 p.m.: Journey back to Bangkok. 6 p.m.: Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel
1 night accommodation at the River Kwai Resotel
4 meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
Seat-in-Vehicle shared transportation
Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
Other meals not mentioned in the program
Personal expenses or gratuities
Optional extras available for train ride. (Seating is not guaranteed. For guarantee of seating and a bottle of cold water an additional cost of 160THB. For guarantee of seating, tea or coffee and certificate an additional cost of 300THB. Payment must be made locally and prior to boarding the train.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. (This is particularly applicable to the Kanchanaburi to Bangkok transfer where traffic conditions can be very unpredictable.).
Minimum age 3years
Child rates applicable for children between 3 and 12 years old if occupying the parents’ room. If bed required, adult rate will apply.
Any rejection of meals or tour program is non-refundable
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Central Bangkok hotels
Between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.