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From Bangkok: Erawan National Park & Kanchanaburi Group Tour

1. From Bangkok: Erawan National Park & Kanchanaburi Group Tour

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. 

Elephant Sanctuary & Kanchanaburi Highlights Tour

2. Elephant Sanctuary & Kanchanaburi Highlights Tour

This full-day tour begins when you meet with the group and drive to ElephantsWorld. Learn about this sanctuary for old and rescued elephants, who will spend their remaining years well cared for in a natural environment. Help care for the animals by feeding them, gathering food and bathing them. Around noon, enjoy a buffet lunch before heading out to see the major attractions of Kanchanaburi. Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai, which is part of the infamous Death Railway, built by prisoners during World War II. Continue your tour with a stop at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the final resting place of 6,982 allied prisoners who died during the construction of the railway.

Kanchanaburi: River Kwai and Death Railway Day Tour

3. Kanchanaburi: River Kwai and Death Railway Day Tour

Make the most of your day of adventure and start early with a smooth pickup from your accommodation in Kanchanaburi, or meet your guide at the Kanchanburi Bus Terminal. Catch up on sleep in the comfy air-conditioned van on the way to your first stop, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Walk along the perfectly kept grounds as you honor the fallen soldiers and prisoners of war and civilians who died while working on the infamous Death Railway (Siam-Burma Railway) under the Japanese Empire. Head to the JEATH Museum, built to commemorate those who lost their lives while working on the railway during World War II. The JEATH War Museum was named after the nationalities of those that worked on the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai, and Hollander. Examine exhibits from the war such as weapons, tools, uniforms, medals, and replicas of the living conditions the prisoners of war lived in. Make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where you’ll experience the subject of your earlier history lessons. At Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, admire the views, see the trains pass by, and fill up on some tasty lunch. Enjoy a quick coffee break before stopping at Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Don’t miss the tiger paw prints on its cave walls and the large, gleaming, 18-meter-tall Buddha statue at the top. Make the steep hike and be rewarded with a close-up view of the statue as well as the impressive scenery of the surrounding landscape. After exploring and taking photos at Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), begin your journey back to your accommodation with some of Thailand’s unforgettable history engraved in your mind.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

My tour guide was Tick Tack and my driver was Eddie. I can not be more grateful to both, without a doubt they make an excellent team. Tick Tack was in charge of keeping us all entertained for more than 3 hours on the road and making a stop to use the bathroom in which he helped me choose my breakfast, explaining every detail of the available meals. Tick Tack undoubtedly loves and enjoys his work. His English is excellent, in fact one of the best I've heard on all my tours. It allowed us to enjoy almost 3 hours of the Waterfalls without rushing us, he also gave us our space and the rest was taken care of by the Erawan Waterfalls, it is a magical place that will leave everyone who visit it breathless when they see the wonders of this splendid place. This has been the best tour in all my week in Bangkok. Thanks Tick Tack, Eddie and Trip Guru for providing such an excellent service to all of us.

We had a great tour with our guide TicTac and our driver Mr. Jo. If you want to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, this is the place for you. On request, we were even picked up from the hotel outside of the specified radius. The drive took a long time, but it was totally worth it. Definitely climb up to the 7th level, there are fewer tourists here and the water is wonderfully cool. Thank you for the great day!

It was a wonderful experience to share with the elephants from the beginning to the end, the organizers and the transport team are very considerate.

Amazing hands on experience! Our guide was so kind and took pictures for us the whole time!

The guide Mook wa really good, You have to go is a good experience