This tour will take you to Kanchanaburi to see the (in)famous River Kwai bridge and Burma railway, visit Hellfire pass and take a ride over the famous train tracks. Next Ayutthaya, we explore this old capital which in the 17th century was seen as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. The ruins testify to a special and glorious past with over 1700 temples and more than 4000 images of Buddha.
Minimum 2 people
Car or minivan
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From the hotel, a minivan will take you first to Damnoen Saduak, one of the last remaining ‘floating markets’ near Bangkok. Instead of strolling along the stalls to check out the product, a market where everything is done with boats. Local farmers row their boats with all sorts of merchandise around and they even prepare noodles in the boats on the spot. The next stop is Kanchanaburi where forced laborers and prisoners of war in the Second World War created the infamous Burma railway. We pay a visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial, where the story of the construction of the infamous railway is shown. We spend the night at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, a unique floating hotel situated in the middle of the jungle of wood and bamboo. There is no electricity but the beautiful setting and overwhelming nature will make it an unforgettable experience.
The next day Erawan Falls, a waterfall spread over seven levels with natural pools for a relaxing swim. You can climb the different levels for some magnificent views and interesting wildlife.
Then we head to the station in Nam Tok and take a ride on the Death Railway train on the Burma railway. Many prisoners of war worked during the night trying to carve out rocks, build railway embankments and bridges. Today you get the chance to relive history by taking the train ride. Fortunately, the train takes it slow and careful on the dangerous looking wooden bridges, a chance for you to properly take in the sights. In the afternoon we arrive at the Royal River Kwai Resort where we can relax at the pool.
Before traveling to Ayutthaya we pay a visit to the famous Bridge on the River Kwai and the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi. In Ayutthaya, we visit the remains of the old capital, which in the 17th century was seen as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. The ruins testify to a special and glorious past with over 1700 temples and more than 4000 Buddha images. The tour ends here. At the end of the day, you have the option to take the night train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai, take an evening flight or go back to your hotel in Bangkok.
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Included transfers, air or otherwise are listed within the tour details. The tour does not include any international airfare. We can help you book the cheapest flights.
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