Day trip

From Bangkok: Erawan National Park & Kanchanaburi Group Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Bangkok: Erawan National Park & Kanchanaburi Group Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand
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Soak up Thai history on this guided day trip to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok in a climate-controlled bus. Visit Erawan National Park, the JEATH Museum, and the Bridge Over the River Kwai.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok.
Private or small groups available


  • Immerse yourself in exciting stories from Thailand’s facinating history
  • Visit Erawan National Park, the JEATH Museum, and Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned vehicle that is well-maintained
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Tour the region of Kanchanaburi in West Thailand and uncover local history on this guided day trip. During this memorable day trip from Bangkok, visit the Death Railway which was put on the map by the 1957 movie, 'Bridge Over the River Kwai.'

Begin at one of the country’s best-loved national parks, Erawan National Park. Connect with pristine nature at the Erawan Waterfall which has seven tiers, turquoise pools and a set of limestone caves at its base. 

Continue to the JEATH Museum, dedicated to the Allied Prisoners of War who died building the Burmese railway. This museum is a sad yet important reminder of Thailand’s history. It’s thought that over 100,000 lives were lost during this period. 

Finally, visit the historic Bridge over the River Kwai. Have the chance to walk over the bridge, admire the impressive scenery, and take a moment to remember the past, before returning to your accommodations/meeting point at approximately at night. 

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

National Stadium BTS Station Exit 2. Your tour guide will be holding a "TripGuru" sign.

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What to bring

  • Waterproof camera
  • Cash

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  • This tour follows a unique itinerary that was crafted alongside famous travel bloggers and local guides.
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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 139 reviews

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Brilliant trip with our excellent guide Tic Tac, and driver Pongsac. It’s a long drive but worth it for the mix of history and nature. There was enough time at the Jeath museum and the Bridge on the River Kwai to get a feel for the place. Tic Tac’s information about the places was really good. The waterfalls were great fun. Worth it to hike straight to L7 and swim before the hike down, visiting other levels as you go. It took longer than I thought to get down, but I made it in time to find we were waiting for others. I’m glad I did the trip as it was different to Bangkok. .

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November 22, 2022

Long and lovely day trip. Did feel a little rushed at the Bridge over the River Kwae, however I guess once you have seen it, walked over it and taken a few pictures... there is only the numerous stalls for tourists and restaurants along the River! Luckily not horrific traffic on the return and back at the pick up point for 7.15pm. Erawan was lovely, very pretty and the 7 different waterfalls and levels provided plenty to do and sights to see. The natural pools at each level had plenty of fish which were fond of nipping at you, similar to a fish spa experience so not harmful.

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November 10, 2022

Overall a nice trip. My highlight was definitely swimming at the falls (the fish nibbling on your skin are only at the beginning. Once inside, they leave you alone). I was a bit disappointed with the museum and the bridge. Both only a stop of 15 minutes, look briefly, then continue. But I gather from other reviews that this was perhaps due to our guide. She was very friendly and always smiling, but was rather unmotivated to talk to us more than necessary. She only spoke broken English and explained very little. She always asked us how long we want to stay, but how should we decide that without information and without knowing what to discover. In retrospect, I would have liked to have had more time in the national park, because it was really beautiful there. One way takes about 3 hours, but there is also a break for the toilet or to buy snacks. I would recommend the trip overall.

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November 8, 2022

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