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Private Tour : Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

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USD 96.14
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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

    Early morning, departure for Kanchanaburi Province, 129 kilometers west of Bangkok, visit the War Cemetery, which contains 6,982 war prisoners who lost their life during the World War II at the hand of the Japanese Army during the construction of the Death Railways.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: War Museum, River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi Thailand

    Explore the displays that remind us of what happened during the time of war from what is left behind.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand

    The steel bridge has had its share of conflict and bloodshed being a part of the infamous Death Railway. The bridge paves way across the Kwai Yai river and is now the icon of Kanchanaburi province.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Burma-Thai Railway, Kanchanaburi Thailand

    Board the train for an exciting experience on the Death Railway. The train will stop at Krasae Cave station.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Tham Kra Sae Bridge, 71150 Thailand

    The Trian stop at this station, if we have time, we can walk a little on the railway and visit Krasae Cave that has Buddha statue inside.

    Stop At: River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand

    Enjoy a picturesque boat trip along the Kwai Noi River before returning to Bangkok

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pickups from Hotels in Bangkok City Area. Please kindly advise hotel address if it is not listed.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch
    • Services mentioned
    • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - War Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Burma-Thai Railway
    • Entry/Admission - River Kwai
    • Personal expenses (Drinks, Tips and Insurance etc.
    • Other services not mentioned
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Royal Silk Holidays Co.,Ltd
    14 Reviews
    All day enjoyable tour with "Snake"
    We weren't sure about a tour guide nick named "Snake"! We learned throughout the day he is a college educated Tour Guide/Host who is very gracious and humble. Thank you for a great day and congratulations. I am pleased with seeing the temples, Grand Palace, and other sites in Bangkok.
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    Had an awesome tour and lunch seeing everything we wanted to. Our guide Peter was fantastic giving us all the information we needed. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
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    Jenny P
    Private day tour of Bangkok
    Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. We visited all of the main sights of Bangkok efficiently in one day. The tour started with the canal ride. It lasted about 40 minutes which was too long for our tastes. Ten minutes would have been plenty. So going straight from our hotel to the Temple of Dawn in the main canal would have been perfect. The tour was a walking tour in the morning. We visited most of the main temples. After lunch we were transported by air conditioned vehicle as the sights were further apart. I suggest wearing shoes that are easy to take on and off as you have to remove your shoes in the temples. The lunch was good and air conditioned. A very efficient way to see the city if you are short on time. Would recommend.
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    Kam M
    Excellent tour, we highly recommend this tour and guide to anyone! Everything was perfectly organized. Thanks to our tour guide – Snake, he took care of us throughout the tour to ensure that we were hydrated at all times and comfortable in the extreme heat, as the weather was very hot and humid. Snake is very knowledgeable of all of the temples, sights and history; he can explain things in depth and provide lots of information not only about the history, but current lifestyle of Bangkok too. Snake was a friendly guide, we did not get rushed throughout the tour but instead he offered to take many pictures of us and knew the best sports to take pictures at every place we went. Not only we had a wonderful tour guide we also had an excellent driver. Thank you both for a brilliant day and for making sure we were able to enjoy every minute of our tour.
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    Excellent tour - must do when in Bangkok!
    We had a really fun day with our guide Peter. He gave us great info and took good care of us during the day. Great way to get around and see the city with an expert. Highly recommend.
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    Dallas, Texas
    A jam-packed day of authentic Thai culture
    We had an absolutely wonderful time with Tess as our guide. She was really great about taking our pictures and told us so much about every site that we visited. Tess was very friendly, helpful and talkative - she taught us a lot about Buddhism too, which made the whole day entirely more meaningful. It’s is worth your time and money. Book this trip!! - Brittany, The Jet Set Blonde
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    Pat K
    Bangkok tour
    Our guide named “Toon” was very professional, personable, and knowledgeable about the landmarks we visited in Bangkok. We were a group of 6, that included 3 kids. “Toon” gave us a comprehensive overview of the seminal temples and current bustling commercial district/cultural centers. We packed in a lot of sights during our full day tour and finished more edified about Bangkok. I highly recommend her and welcome her to guide us again, should we schedule another tour in the future. Thanks, “Toon!”
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    Emily H
    Touring with Toon was AMAZING!!!
    This was by far the highlight of our time in Bangkok! My sister and I couldn’t be happier with our tour we had with Toon. She was friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable as she guided us through her home-city of Bangkok. Toon having been born and raised in this city allowed for more insight and opportunity to learn more about the culture as we explored places of the city locals know and love. Toon was so kind, answered our many questions, and was quite the professional photographer! I can not recommend this tour enough, and if you are able to request Toon, I promise this tour will offer memories to last a lifetime!
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    Great tour
    Khun Snake, our guide, was simply outstanding. Very knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. A most enjoyable tour. Highly recommended.
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    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Feeling our visit incomplete
    We unfortunately don't share the general enthusiastic opinion of other travelers commenting on this company. We found the selection of hotels very poor in relation to the price we paid. Our guide had a poor English and often he answered things different from what we asked. He was absolutely unable to develop any empathy with us, and I have experience in private tours in several countries (recently Oman, Iran and Sri Lanka) and never felt same. The attractions were visited in a way that, when we checked the guide after, we felt imcomplete.
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    Sweeny, Texas
    So Worth It
    Hope that you get Peter, he is very well spoken and his English easy to understand. This was by far one of our most favorite tours from our trips around the world. I could not recommend our tour guide enough. He is very knowledgeable on his culture and the history of this majestic kingdom. Most importantly, He made sure that we were always in the shade, he ensured we had plenty of pictures to take home for memories, helped my extremely particular wife find food to eat, and always ensured we were hydrated and comfortable.
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    Shenzhen, China
    Worth EVERY penny!
    What an amazing tour and what an amazing day! Emmy, our guide was knowledgeable and provided one of the best days seeing ALL the sites in Bangkok. She helped us navigate through the very crowded (and extremely hot) temples and palaces. She knew ALL the best photo spots and was patient when we wanted to explore a little. The benefit of being in a private group is that you don't have to wait for anyone else and you get personalized service. Emmy was able to answer all of our questions and it was lovely getting to know her as well. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
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    Dominican Republic
    First day full of amazing sightings with my mom and Chan!
    We enjoyed our first day with royal silk. Chan was our guide and somchai. We enjoyed seeing so many sights in a very short time overall. They arrived promptly and everything was smooth. Highly recommend!
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    Peter el mejor guía.
    Un excelente tour, cubrimos lo más importante de Bangkok, todo a nuestro tiempo y a nuestro ritmo. Peter nuestro guía fue lo mejor de todo, super paciente, muy interesado en que disfrutáramos el día, además con mucho conocimiento e interés por explicarnos lo mas importante del lugar, nos llevo a comer a un lugar riquísimo y nos consentía con todos los detalles que podía, incluido tomarnos fotos. Además super fluido su ingles, lo que nos facilito muchísimo la comunicación.
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    Questions & Answers
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    Yvette M
    21 February 2019|
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    Response from royalsilkholidays | Property representative |
    Unfortunately, No. This tour does not go to the Hellfire Pass.
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    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, German
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