Central Thailand – River Kwai & Ayuthaya

Enjoy a 3-day, 2-night Private tour guide and vehicle from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Ayuthaya. Visit places of historical importance, discover the natural beauty of the central plains, rivers and waterfall, and take a cruise on 3 rivers. Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, the beginning of the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi to Burma, learn about the prisoners of war who suffered there during World War II. The past is well documented in museums, whilst the present can been seen in the beauty of the jungles, rivers, waterfalls and caves in this area. Continue to the temple ruins of Ayuthaya and you can imagine how grand this former capital must have once been.

Highlights

  • Discover Damnern Saduak Floating Market
  • Visit the World War II sites including the Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Stay in a raft house on a river
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayuthaya
  • Walk through the former summer palace of past kings.

Full Description

Day 1: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi (L/D)

With an early morning departure, you will travel 120 kilometres to Damnern Saduak where boat people sell their wares from boat to boat or boat to shore. You will be amazed at the variety of goods and products that are to be purchased – you may even try your bargaining skills. We proceed to Kanchanaburi for lunch and continue to visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. The fully air-conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. Continue to the War Cemetery, final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war, and the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai. After take a long tail boat ride along the river to your resort in the jungle.

Day 2: Kanchanaburi – Ayuthaya (B/L)

Breakfast at the resort followed by check out and departure by boat transfer to the pier where we will continue by road to the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, the museum explains to visitors the story of why and how the railway was built and attempts to convey the hardships and suffering endured by POW who were forced to work in extremely harsh conditions. After visit the Saiyoke Waterfall before boarding a train on the historic Death Railway Train. We then depart Kanchanaburi for the ancient capital of the former kingdom of Siam, Ayuthaya where you will overnight.

Day 3: Ayuthaya – Bangkok (B/L)

Among the “must see” attractions in Thailand is a visit to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The Thai capital for 417 years, Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in the city, which was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. 33 kings of 5 dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. During this day trip you will visit the principal sights: Wat Sri Sanphet – this important and outstanding monastery was used as a residential palace in the reign of King Ramathibodi I. Wat Phananchoeng: This monastery existed before Ayuttaya was founded as the capital. The principal 19 metres high Buddha image is made of stucco and is the most revered by the inhabitants of Ayutthaya. Wat Yai Chaimongkhol: The chedi at this monastery is among the largest in Ayuttaya and was built by King Naresuan (1590-1605). There are many Buddha images and a beautiful garden behind this chedi. This tour also includes a trip to Bang-Pa-In, the former Royal Summer Residence, which represents a fine example of Thai architecture. After board a river cruise as we return to Bangkok by way of the Chao Phraya River, enjoy lunch on board and the scenes along the river as you travel downstream.


Hotel Accommodation

Destination Hotel Room Type
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts Standard Room
Ayuthaya Classic Kameo Ayuthaya Deluxe Room

Prices per Person in Thai Baht (THB)

Room Type Single Room Twin Room Triple Room
Price Per Person Baht 28,995 Baht 16,500 Baht 12,980

What’s Included

Accommodation as per itinerary
2 nights accommodation on a shared twin basis
Entrance fees
Landing and facility fees
National Park fees
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup
Hotel drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

Services not mentioned
Expenses of a personal nature
Gratuities (recommended)
Airport pick-up & drop-off

Know before you go

All participants are covered by a limited travel insurance in the event of personal injury, however since insurance laws vary from country to country it is highly recommended that you take out a personal liability or travel insurance prior to traveling

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 21 days in advance for a full refund

Pricings and Availabilities

Validity: 01 Nov 2017 – 31 Oct 2018

Duration / Validity

3 days, 2 nights

Meeting Point, Pick-up, or Drop off Location

Pick-up from your hotel in dowtown Bangkok.

Hotel pick-up Description:

Return to your hotel, or drop off at railway station.

Private Option

This product option is private