3-Day Hintok & Resotel: Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

English    Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

tour highlights

  • Travel to Kanchanaburi and visit the superb Hellfire pass
  • Stay in charming accommodation on the river Kwai
  • Experience the beauty of the River Kwai on a long tail boat trip
  • Be treated to a riverside BBQ
  • Take a scenic train journey on the 'Death Railway' & visit the Allied War Cemetery
  • Enjoy a unique homestay cooking experience

tour details

Discover the best of Kanchanburi on this 3-day trip. Kanchanburi is synonymous with WWII and we include visits to the famous war cemetery, the Bridge over the River Kwai and the superb Hellfire Museum. We also include overnight stays on two different charming types of accommodation on the scenic River Kwai and include our unique Diethelm cooking experience on the way back to Bangkok.

06:00 - 06:30 hours
Pick up from your Bangkok city hotel and drive 2 hours approximately to Kanchanaburi.
An ancient Thai civilization, Kanchanaburi is best known for its more recent history when, during World War II the Japanese Imperial Army began construction of the infamous "Death Railway" which included the Bridge Over The River Kwai. In total, over 61,000 POW's lost their lives building the railway, tunnels and the famous bridge. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi town (09:30 am approximate).

Visit the 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 and visit Allied War Cemetery, resting-place for more than 6,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs).

Continue to the Bridge over the River Kwai that has gained International fame from the film version of the novel. The Imperial Japanese Army ordered the black railway bridge to be brought to Kanchanaburi by the POWs from Java as part of the so-called Death Railway.

Afterwards, transfer to Hintok River camp (about 1 'bd hrs), check in and lunch provided at hotel.

14:00 hours
Transfer to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum which is dedicated to those Australians and
other Allied Prisoners of War and Asian labourers who suffered and died at Hellfire Pass and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during WW2. Trekking along the Hellfire Pass Walking Trails and return to Hintok River Camp, late afternoon, get on a mountain bike to visit a village or farm nearby the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Hintok River Camp - Superior Tent

Estimated driving time/distance:
4 hours driving / 250 kilometers approximately

Meal included:
Lunch at the hotel
Dinner at the hotel
06:00 hours
After breakfast, early morning walking or biking to the temple to make merit by putting food into the bowl of a mendicant Buddhist priest.

07:00 hours
Breakfast at hotel

09:00 hours
Check-out and take a long boat along Kwai River about 20 minutes from Hin Tok camp to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery, Thai set lunch will be provided at Jungle Raft, after refreshment, walk to visit nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village.

Optional tour: Elephant Ride

11:30 hours
Depart to River Kwai Resotel. Check in and Lunch at hotel

19:00 hours
Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance

Overnight at River Kwai Resotel - Jungle chalet (standard chalet)

Estimated driving time/distance:
1.5 hours driving / 50 kilometers approximately

Meal included:
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at the hotel
Dinner at the hotel
Breakfast at hotel
11:00 hours
Check out and transfer back to Phutakien pier by longtail boat, lunch will be provided at local restaurant.

13:00 hours
Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train through magnificent scenery, passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs.

14:20 hours
Get off at local train station in Kanchanaburi and transfer back to Bangkok

18:00 hours
Arrive Bangkok and transfer to city hotel in Bangkok

Estimated driving time/distance:
4 hours driving / 250 kilometers approximately

Meal included:
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at the hotel


  • Accommodation in shared Twin/Double room with air-conditioning and private bathroom
  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
  • Entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Transfers and tours with guide
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Drinking water and wet towels available on the vehicles


  • Meals other than mentioned in the programme or drinks with meals
  • Thailand visa fee (if required)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
  • Optional tours
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


  • 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: PKBC3HRA

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