Thailand

3-Day Journey on the River Kwai (Hintok & Resotel): Diethelm Standard

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

English, French, German    Bangkok, Kanchanaburi

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 an overnight stay at scenic riverside accommodation, The River Kwai Resotel, where guests can enjoy the large swimming pool and River Kwai.

07:00 hours
Pick-up from your Bangkok city hotel and transfer to Kanchanaburi. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi city, visit the Thailand Burman Railways Centre, war cemetery and Bridge over the River Kwai. Afterwards, take a ride on Death Railway Train from Nam Tok train station.

Get off at Tham Krasae bridge train station and visit the view point, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. After refreshment, continue transfer by private minibus to Hintok River Camp. Check in, and enjoy the rest of day at your free leisure.

In the afternoon, you can get on a mountain bike - provided free of charge - and ride to a nearby village or farm and experience how the villages do basket weaving.

Dinner and overnight at Hin Tok River Camp/Air-conditioned tent

Meals included: Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner at Hin Tok River Camp
06:00 hours (Optional)
Early morning before breakfast, you can walk or bike to a nearby temple to make merit by putting food into the bowl of a mendicant Buddhist priest. Return to the hotel.

07:00 hours
After breakfast, short transfer to the Hellfire memorial museum from where we take a leisurely walk to and through the Hellfire Pass, which is a 25 meters wide and 75 meters long incision of the mountain made by hammer and chisel only. The return to Hintok River camp and check-out.
Take an approx. 20-minutes longtail boat along the Kwai River to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery. A Thai set lunch will be provided at Jungle Rafts. After refreshment, walk to visit nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village. Afterwards, transfer to the Resotel by longtail boat and check in.

Evening: Thai set dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance

Overnight at River Kwai Resotel/Superior Chalet

Meals included: Breakfast at Hin Tok River Camp
Lunch at the Jungle Rafts
Dinner at Resotel
Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 hours
Check-out and transfer by long-tail boat to Phutakien pier, from where the journey is continued by private minibus to Wat Tham Sua - the temple is one of the most famous in Kanchanaburi, at the hill top you will see the largest Buddha Image situated in an out-door area, built in 1973. This Buddha image is about 18 meters high and 10 meters wide, also, you can enjoy the panoramic view there. The view is really outstanding with Mae Klong River and green color of gigantic rice fields.

After visit Wat Tham Sua, we continue transfer to Ratchaburi province (about 2 hrs), visit the famous dragon jars in Ratchaburi, they are made only from the best quality Ratchaburi clay. Besides the famous dragon jars with embossed design on it, there are many other earthenware

Proceed to Bang Noi village in Samut Songkhram - this region is abundantly fertile and depends heavily on profit from agricultural pursuits, particularly the production of fruits, vegetables and grains. The village is a classic picture of central Thailand: traditional teakwood houses set among verdant fruit orchards. For today's lunch, your guide will invite you to "Baan Bang Noi" homestay and there, introduce you to some of the essential herbs, spices and vegetable used in Thai cooking. Once acquainted with the ingredients for your lunch, you can roll up your sleeves and help to prepare and cook the different dishes and enjoy the meal you have prepared

Afterwards transfer back to Bangkok and drop off at your hotel in late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast at Resotel
Lunch at Homestay

includes

  • 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

excludes

  • 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)

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: PKBCHR3C

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