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River Kwai Float House Tour

Embark on our exhilarating and relaxing River Kwai Float House tour and explore fascinating Kanchanaburi and the wonders of the River Kwai. This unique three day Thailand tour is ideal for those who want a short break packed with adventure, culture and relaxation. Combine luxury accommodation in safari-style tents that float on the river with a wide range of exciting activities. 

Delve into the captivating history of Kanchanaburi by learning about the Thailand–Burma railway, which is also known as the Death Railway. Visit the museum and the touching memorial that was dedicated to the 6,000 Prisoners of War who lost their lives during the construction of the railway in the Second World War. 

You’ll also experience a culture that is untouched by the western world when you visit the Mon Tribal village in Kanchanaburi. Soak up the serene scenic surroundings of the River Kwai as you explore the onsite facilities, including exploring the orchard which is full of tropical fruit trees and taking part in bird-watching excursions.

 

Duration
2 days

Guide Price

 €587  pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Fields in Cambodia

Trip highlights

  • Pay homage to the tragic history of the men who lost their lives building the Death Railway
  • Enjoy breath-taking views and experience nature as you trek through the Kanchanaburi jungle
  • Canoe down stunning waterways near River Kwai and explore the unspoilt, tranquil surroundings
  • Treat yourself and indulge in the luxury floating house accommodation on the River Kwai
a train crossing a bridge over a body of water

Get an early morning start. You will be picked up from your Bangkok hotel between 06:00 and 06:30 to begin your adventure to Kanchanaburi.

As you journey to River Kwai Float House, you’ll stop off at the world-famous Death Railway. The track gained its name because the construction of the railway resulted in the loss of life for many Allied Prisoners of War soldiers during the Second World War.

Enjoy a train ride along the scenic and historic railway. The bridge on the River Kwai is steeped in a tragic history, one that you will delve into after lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, pay a visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial. This haunting cemetery is where 6,000 Allied Prisoners of War were laid to rest after they perished during the construction of the Burma railway.

You will then hop onto a long-tail boat and travel to your luxury accommodation at the River Kwai Float House, where you’ll be staying for the next two nights.

Suggested Accommodation

  • River Kwai Float House
River Kwai Jungle Rafts

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on your next adventure in Kanchanaburi. Travelling on a long-tailed boat, head towards the Mon Tribal Village. The Mon originated from Mongolia and are an ethnic group who were the earliest people to reside in Southeast Asia. Find out more about the villagers’ culture and discover a village that has been untouched and uninfluenced by the western world. You can also trek through the tranquil jungle in Kanchanaburi before digging into some lunch.

Explore an organic herb garden, learn more about how the produce is grown and get top tips for growing herbs from local experts. The rest of your afternoon is free to enjoy however you wish. Most of our guests spend time at the resort and relax in the luscious tropical settings. Make sure you see the tropical fruits, which are all grown onsite at the resort, including mango, jackfruit, dragon fruit and sweet banana.

Suggested Accommodation

  • River Kwai Float House
a lit up city at night

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Relax with a good book - or for the more restless, take a canoe to explore more of the waterways.

After lunch you will leave the jungle oasis and make a visit to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. This is an interactive museum and research facility presenting the history of the Railway - this is an educational and moving experience.

Here is where you may visit the Allied War Cemetery - a memorial to the 6000 allied POW's who perished along the death railway line. They were moved after the war to this resting place.

Your journey will then continue back to Bangkok to your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Floathouse River Kwai

Included

  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 2 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board basis is Half Board: breakfast, lunch/dinner on day 1 and day 3, and Full Board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner on day 2
  • Private/small group (air-conditioned) transport / transfers
  • English-speaking local guides for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees (excluding video camera fee) for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary

Not included

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel
  • Video and professional still camera fees during excursions
  • Gratuities for drivers, tour directors, local guides, naturalists and hotel staff
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)