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2-Day River Kwai Delight (Resotel): Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 2 Days

English    Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

tour highlights

  • Kanchanaburi
  • Thailand-Burma Railway Museum
  • War Cemetery and Bridge over the River Kwai
  • A long-tailed boat trip on the Kwai River
  • A Mon Tribal Village and a Mon Dance performance
  • Hellfire Pass Memorial and a ride on the Death Railway Train

tour details

History buffs and those just interested in the Second World War make a beeline for the sleepy town of Kanchanaburi to visit the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, an interactive information and research facility dedicated to the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. We’ll also swing by the poignant War Cemetery, final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war, and the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai. While we’re in Kanchanaburi, we’ll take a long-tailed boat on the Kwai through unspoilt mountainous jungle scenery and visit a Mon Tribal Village, after which we’ll enjoy a tasty dinner followed by a presentation of Mon Dance. The next day, we’ll continue the WW2 theme by visiting the Hellfire Pass Memorial and taking a historic ride on the Death Railway Train.

06:00 hours
In the morning pick up from major hotel in Bangkok downtown area and drive approx. 2 hours to Kanchanaburi.

09:00 hours
Arrive Kanchanaburi, visit Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, where interactive exhibits, short films and clear descriptions provide the context of the Japanese aggression in Southeast Asia, detail their plans for the railway and describe the horrors faced by those prisoners who worked and died constructing it. Then walk to War cemetery and memorial site nearby.

12:00 hours
Continue to the World's famous Bridge over the River Kwai before heading to Phutakien pier (Resotel pier)

14:45 hours
Transfer by long-tailed boat to River Kwai Resotel and lunch.

19:00 hours
Take an exciting long-tailed boat upstream to visit nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village and temple. Then return to the hotel.

Dinner, follow by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance and transfer back to hotel

Overnight at River Kwai Resotel/Jungle Chalet (formerly Standard Chalet)

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
07:00 hours
Check-out and transfer by longtail boat downstream to Phutakien Pier then continue on road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial.

11:40 hours
Lunch will be provided at local restaurant.

13:00 hours
Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs & transfer back to Bangkok

18:00 hours
Arrive in your hotel within Bangkok down town.

includes

  • Hotel overnight as per itinerary
  • Joined transportation and activities as mentioned
  • Meals as specified in the program (01x breakfast, 02x lunch, 01x dinner)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing points as per specification in the program
  • Thailand travel accident insurance
  • Current government tax (subject to change)

excludes

  • Any flights
  • Any optional services and services not specified in the program
  • Meals not specified in the program
  • Drinks during meals
  • Obligatory seasonal surcharges as well as obligatory Christmas, New Year's Gala and other festive Dinner
  • Personal expenditures (e.g. Laundry, souvenirs, tips, etc.)
  • Personal travel insurance, health and medical insurance incl. repatriation to your home country and trip cancellation

notes

  • Please note that all timings given are approximate and subject to change.
  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
  • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares are subject to availability at time of booking, may change without notice and are not guaranteed until purchased and the e-tickets have been issued.
  • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
Tour code: PKBCR2RA

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