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Kanchanaburi River Kwai & Hellfire Pass Private Tour

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25 reviews

Activity provider: Amazing Asia Tours

Kanchanaburi River Kwai & Hellfire Pass Private Tour

Activity provider: Amazing Asia Tours

From US$ 168.83 per person

See the highlights of Kanchanaburi in a day. Cross the bridge over the River Kwai on foot, go for a train ride on the Death Railway, hike through Hellfire Pass and visit the Hellfire Memorial. Make a scenic stop at Saiyoke Noi waterfalls on the way back.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • See the original Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Visit the JEATH War Museum and war cemetery
  • Hike through Hellfire Pass and see the memorial
  • Take a trainride on Death Railway
Full description
Meet and greet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok at 7 AM. Start your full day private tour to the highlights of Kanchanaburi province and the most important WW2 memorial sites. The drive to Kanchanaburi province will take about 2 hours. First, visit the JEATH war museum, war cemetery and the Bridge over the River Kwai. Learn about how the notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. Discover all of the bridge's history at the museum. Afterward, take a train ride on the Death Railway. After lunch and another 45min drive, see and learn more about the history at the Hell Fire Pass and Memorial. End the day with a visit to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the country, Saiyoke Noi. Enjoy time to relax and take in the beautiful environment. Finally, head back to your accommodation in Bangkok.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Airconditioned vehicle
  • Licenced Driver
  • All admission fees
  • Trainride on Death Railway
  • Lunch
  • Bottled Water

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please wear decent walking shoes for Hellfire Pass
    • Swimwear is not needed, Saiyoke Noi waterfalls is a scenic stop, not for swimming
    Customer reviews

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    4.5 /5

    based on 25 reviews

    Review summary

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    Be prepared for a 2-3h drive. However after leaving the jam in Bangkok, traffic is smooth. Not much scenery along the way so can take a nap to compensate from getting up so early in the morning. It will be very helpful that the agency can reply and confirm the 6 emails i sent wrt to the pick up location.

    November 12, 2022

    The destination is amazing and full of history. The views are impossible to beat. The train is fun and our guide was very patient and knowledgeable. The van was very jerky and seemed not to have cruise control and alarmed when the driver went over 80kph. With the manual transmission and the constant surging up to 80kph and down for 3 hours it could have been better. I recommend this company using a better suited vehichle when 6 hours of the tour is driving. Everything else made up for this.

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    November 7, 2022

    As an Australian I was deeply moved by this tour. Our guide Pongsin was very informative and gave excellent explanations about the history of the railway. Lunch was delicious and my most favourite activity of the day was the train ride. Although it was a long day, our car was very comfortable and we felt very safe with our excellent driver. Highly recommend this tour

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    October 23, 2022

    Product ID: 193535