2-Day Adventure with River Kwai Resotel
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: PGC1PA
Embark on an adventure up the River Kwai, retreating into the jungle as you spend the night in a beautiful thatched chalet. Learn about the horrifying history of the Thailand-Burma Railway and immerse yourself in local Mon traditions and customs.
Leave from Bangkok and travel to the Kanchanaburi province. Arrive at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, an interactive museum and research centre dedicated to preserving the history of the railway. During World War II, more than 60,000 Allied prisoners of war were put into forced labour and nearly 13,000 died in the construction of the railway, which became known as the "Death Railway." Visit the Allied War Cemetery to pay your respects to the dead.
See the bridge over the River Kwai, made famous by the classic novel and award-winning film of the same name. Board a tugboat and head up the river to your hotel, an exclusive jungle retreat. Your thatched chalet is complete with comfortable bedding, air conditioning, a private bathroom, a shower with hot water and gorgeous wooden furniture for your comfort. Eat lunch at your hotel.
Take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit a nearby Mon tribal village and temple, learning about local traditions and customs. The Mon were one of the earliest peoples to live in Southeast Asia and have a long and grand history. Return to your hotel and eat dinner while enjoying a traditional Mon dance. Go to sleep as the peaceful and rhythmic sounds of the jungle colour your dreamscape.
Eat breakfast at your hotel before heading up the road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial, a particularly deadly stretch of the Death Railway where many labourers died while cutting through rock under infamously harsh working conditions. Check out from your hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, take a trip on a historic train on the Death Railway, passing over an original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied prisoners of war. At the end of your tour, journey back to Bangkok, where a convenient hotel transfer awaits.
River Kwai adventure & night spent in cosy jungle retreat
Calm river trip to see secrets & unique traits of the jungle
Historic train ride along original “Death Railway” track
Cultural presentation at Mon village & traditional dancing
Hellfire Pass Memorial—site of deadly railway construction
2-day guided tour to the River Kwai Bridge and Kanchanaburi
Accommodation for 1 night at the River Kwai Resotel
Lunch on days 1 and 2
Dinner on day 1
Breakfast on day 2
Roundtrip transport to and from your Bangkok hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals not listed as Inclusions
Children aged 2 and younger are not allowed.
Child rates are available for children aged 3-12 years old who do not require a separate bed. If a bed is required, the adult rate applies.
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
The tour schedule may vary based on traffic conditions.
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Bangkok hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.