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River Kwai Jungle Raft

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 205

A special way to experience this historic region is on a floating raft hotel moored at the bank of the river. This itinerary offers an excellent insight into the epic story of the River Kwai.


Internationally famous, the black iron bridge was brought from Java under Japanese supervision by Allied prisoner of war labour as part of the Death Railway linking Thailand with Burma. Still in use today, the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during World War II and was rebuilt after the war ended. The curved spans of the bridge are the original sections.

Depart from Bangkok by bus travelling to Kanchanaburi. First visit the War Museum and the War Cemetery after which join a long-tailed speedboat to the Jungle Rafts, a 'float-el' with 17 bamboo rafts moored along this historical river offering you the opportunity to step out of your everyday world into the harmony with nature. You can bask in the sun and dive off your verandah for a swim in the river if so inclined. After lunch, take a boat ride down the river to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial. The pass, one of the most difficult parts of the railroad was built by forced labour. In the evening, after dinner, you will enjoy a performance of Mon Dances by the local ethnic people who live in this region.

The next morning, another exciting boat ride to the Saiyoke Yai Waterfall and National Park with its dense forests, and numerous animals and birds. Return back to the hotel for lunch and then explore the LavaCave containing beautiful limestone formations.

Next morning, visit the Mon Tribal village where you can take an optional elephant ride through the forest. Later, after lunch, board the “Death Railway Train” for a part of the original journey that the forced labour had to build between Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) during the 2nd World War. Leave the train en route and travel back to Bangkok by bus.


 

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 205

Itinerary

Day 1

Bangkok to River Kwai

Early this morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and travel west to Kanchanaburi. This beautiful area contains some of the darkest parts of World War II history, including the infamous bridge on the River Kwai. Visit the Death Railway Museum and Research Centre, and the immaculately preserved Kanchanburi war cemetery. Continue by long tail boat to reach your boutique jungle rafts "floatel", passing through unspoiled mountainous jungle. After lunch, take a boat ride to visit Hellfire Pass, part of the Death Railway. This evening you will enjoy a presentation of Mon dances.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

River Kwai Jungle Rafts

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    River Kwai Jungle Rafts



    River Kwai Jungle Rafts is an authentic getaway that gets you close to nature and immerses you in the Mon local culture. All guestrooms are actually floating right on the fast-flowing River Kwai, and rooms and furniture were designed and built by Mon villagers in ...

    River Kwai Jungle Rafts is an authentic getaway that gets you close to nature and immerses you in the Mon local culture. All guestrooms are actually floating right on the fast-flowing River Kwai, and rooms and furniture were designed and built by Mon villagers in a traditional style. At night, instead of electricity, wick lamps are used for lighting which contributes to a wonderfully romantic ambience. The rafts are naturally cooled by the river running underneath. Every room has a standard hotel-style shower and toilet (using a septic tank for eco-sensitivity). The entire flotel does not use electricity. Please note that bedding is single, twin or triple (no double).

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 2

River Kwai to Bangkok

After breakfast at the rafts, visit a nearby Mon tribal village. Check out from the floatel and proceed to the pier for lunch. Then board the original Death Railway train for the ride back to Kanchanaburi (approximately 1 hour), passing through lush forest and over the original wooden viaducts. Finally, transfer by coach back to Bangkok, arriving in the downtown area between 6:00-6:30pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 night floating hotel rustic accommodation
  • Guided touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Boat ride and train ride as per itinerary
  • Transfers by air-conditioned coach to/from central Bangkok hotels
  • Meals as specified

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal items

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request -- please inquire. 

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