Experience classic World War II sights, adventure your way through Kanchanaburi, go rafting and bike through the city, visit hot springs and waterfalls, trek through jungles and learn to cook Thai jungle food!
Included: Meals: 2 Breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 dinner
Accommodation: 1 night at a local resort in Kanchanaburi & 1 night in a bamboo hut in the jungle
Entrance fees: All entrance fees to national parks etc. are included in the trip
Transport: Minivan,bicycle & rafting
English speaking tour guide: Local English speaking tour leader / guide Not included: · Travel insurance (Compulsory)
· Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
· Transport to/from starting point (New Road Guest House, 1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd., Bangrak)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
· Explore the River Kwai bridge, and the Sai Yok waterfall
· Visit the Hellfire pass and soak up in Hot Springs
· Trek into the jungle and stay overnight in a bamboo hut
· Go rafting on the river back to civilization
Day 1: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi
We collect you at New Road Guest House around 8.45 in the morning for Kanchanaburi (a three to four-hour drive). Upon arrival we check into a local guest house. In the afternoon we bicycle around the beautiful town of Kanchanaburi, visiting the Kao Poon Cave and Chung Kai War Cemetery. We then return to Kanchanaburi for the main attraction in the town: the Bridge over the River Kwai. We return to the resort for dinner. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure. (L, D).
Day 2: Nong Bang
After breakfast we continue to Sai Yok National Park. We will visit a waterfall and Hellfire Pass on the WWII-era railroad. After a local lunch the trip continues to Hin Dad Hot Springs, where you can enjoy waters that can reach 40 degrees. Don't forget your swimsuit! We then visit a local Karen village called Nong Bang, followed by a 4WD-car ride deep into the jungle. Here begins a 4-5 hour trek through bamboo forests. The trekking ends at a bamboo hut in the middle of the jungle where you will stay overnight. Be aware that staying in the jungle means basic conditions (e.g., no electricity). (B, L, D).
Day 3: Nong Bang - Bangkok
After breakfast you begin the trek back to Nong Bang. This time, you will trek and bamboo raft. Back in the village you will dine with the locals. When you return to Kanchanaburi late in the afternoon, a train will take you over the tree-covered viaduct on the historical route known as "The death rail way". (About 30 min.) Your transport awaits you for the return to Bangkok. Expect to be back at the hotel in Bangkok around 20.30. (B, L).
Key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
*Go Beyond Asia does not offer tours with elephant riding. In Kanchanaburi and outskirts, you may pass elephant camps and/or be offered elephant riding. This we cannot prevent, but we can (and do) make a conscious choice by avoid sending our travellers on elephant rides. We encourage travellers to make their own conscious choice, while on the go.
Please Note: During March -May is the dry season and water in the rivers is quite dry, this effected to rafting is not available. Therefore tour itinerary can be changed without prior notice depends on the seasonal condition and water level.
War Cemetery, River Kwai bridge, Sai Yok national park, Hellfire Pass
Child age: 2 to 11. Infants below 2 years.
Child price: See “Rates”- Infants are free of charge.
This tour is recommended for: not recommended for children below 6 years.
Please be aware of: the conditions in the jungle are rather basic – but this adds up the real jungle experience.
Local resort in Kanchanaburi & bamboo hut in the jungle
Minivan, bicycle & rafting
2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Expect rain during the rainy season which normally runs from May to October.
November – Febuary is the cool season while March – May is considered the hot season.
Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Sai Yok National Park, Nong Bang
· Comfortable shoes/sandals
· Insect repellent
· Own sleeping bag (optional)