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Nature vs History: Full Day Private Tour of Kanchanaburi including Death Railway Ride to Tham Krasae + Erawan Waterfalls

Instant confirmation E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    11 Hours

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

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  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back to your hotel

Key Highlights

  • Discover Bangkok’s harrowing WWII history with this private tour
  • Pay your respects to the graves of over 6500 war prisoners at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  • Admire an array of war mementos and stories of the harsh realities of the time, at JEATH War Museum
  • Cross the infamous Bridge 277 over Khwae Noi River - immortalised as the ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’
  • Take an electrifying train ride on the Thai-Burma Railway or Death Railway
  • Get off the lovely Tham Krasae station with a cave right beside the railway line
  • Cool off with a dose of Mama Nature at the beautiful Erawan Falls, perfect for swimming and trekking
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

 

Dive into the harrowing history of World War II and its impact on Thailand on this surreal private tour of Kanchanaburi that also includes a delightful dose of Mama Nature at the beautiful Erawan Falls. 

An incredible town of contrasts, Kanchanaburi presents a spectacular picture of exquisite natural beauty hiding an indelible dark history. The day begins with us heading towards this alluring province as your guide gets you acquainted with incredible details of how WWII impacted the country as well as some heartbreaking tales of the POW (Prisoners of War) camps that dotted the region. Our first stop is the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where close to 7000 war prisoners and martyrs have been interred, a chance to learn more about these POWs as well as pay our respects. Continuing our journey reliving those harrowing times, we will visit the JEATH War Museum next where you can dig deeper into the harsh realities of war and observe mementos that were left behind, besides also learning about the lives of Japanese soldiers and prisoners from England, Australia, America, and Holland. 

Next up is the infamous Bridge 277 over Khwae Yai River, immortalised by the epic 1957 British/American war movie The Bridge on the River Kwai. We will take a walk along the bridge whose original wooden version was bombed in 1945. It’s a goosebump-inducing experience, to say the least, considering it has seen its fair share of conflict and bloodshed. The notorious Thai-Burma Railway or as it is commonly known - Death Railway, awaits us next. Embark on a train to ride through a particularly dangerous area, crossing steep cliff edges and deep forested areas, as we recount the stories of all the forced labour that the Allied prisoners were subjected to, building and maintaining the railway line. Post this electrifying activity, we will get off at the Tham Krasae station, presenting a stunning cave right next to the railway line, before making our way to a lovely restaurant for lunch with a beautiful view of the River Kwai. 

Our final haunt for the day is the breathtaking Erawan Waterfall, one of the prettiest in Thailand, spread over seven separate tiers. Gor for a refreshing swim or explore the numerous nature trails or even just relax by the water - it’s the perfect spot to conclude an emotional day of touring!

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Train ride along the Death Railway (A taste of the World War era!)
  • Buffet lunch in the jungle (A taste of Siamese Sensations on your plate!)
  • Visit to Erawan Waterfall + All entrance fees and Insurance (We got it all covered!)
  • Drinking water and cold towel (Comfort is the key to great experiences!)
  • English speaking Guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (If you’re feeling generous though, go right ahead!)
  • Any food, drinks, snacks or personnel expenses (Your deals are your own!)
  • Optional upgrades on the train

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) 

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm. 

Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

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There are optional extras available on the train which you can purchase directly at the station: 

  • Guaranteed Seats + Cold Towel + Drinking Water: 160 Baht 
  • Guaranteed Seats + Tea/Coffee + Cold Towel + Drinking Water + Certificate: 300 Baht

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