From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Highlights 1-Day Small Group Tour
Pickup optionalPick up from hotels in Bangkok major area including Sukhumvit Road (last pick up point Sukhumvit 26 and Sukhumvit 39), Khaosan area, Silom and Sathorn Road. Additional charges may apply for pick-up/drop-off to hotels in the Bang Na and Lard Prao areas.
- Travel with a small intimate group to Kanchanaburi Province where the WWII memorials and museums are a reminder of darker times
- Ride along a stretch of the notorious Death Railway
- See the infamous bridge on the River Kwai
- Learn about the history of the railway's construction by Alllied prisoners of war
- Visit the JEATH War Museum and see artifacts from the railway's terrible history
Upon arrival, you will tour the well-kept War Cemetery, where the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers are tended. They perished while constructing the notorious "Death Railway,” which the Japanese had hoped would stretch all the way to the Burmese border.
Uncover the terrible history of the railway at the JEATH Museum, which takes its name from the first letters of the words Japan, England, America/Australia, Thailand and Holland. See the past recreated and relived with pictures and artefacts.
You will also ride a train along the original Death Railway track, with a sumptuous lunch awaiting at the disembarkation station. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon for your hotel drop-off.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Transportation to Kanchanaburi by 9-seater VIP air-conditioned van with experienced driver
- Basic train fee on the Death Railway track (THB 100)
- Roundtrip Bangkok hotel transfers from Sukhumvit Road (last pickup point Soi 26 and Soi 39), Silom, Sathorn and Khaosan if the option is selected
- Speedboat fee (optional for THB 300/person)
- Assigned train seat (optional for THB 200/person)
- Tips and personal expenses
Prepare for the activity
Bigcountry Vacation, located at YHA Bangkok Downtown Hostel next to the Rolex Showroom and Silom Soi 7. It is only a 2-minute walk from BTS Chongnonsri station with Exit No.4. It is highly recommended to travel by the Skytrain in order to avoid the high traffic in the Downtown Bangkok area.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• It takes approximately 3 hours to commute to Kanchanaburi one-way
• The basic train ride fee included in the package does not guarantee a seat. If you would like to have an assigned seat, it is encouraged to pay 200 Baht upfront on the train