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Kanchanaburi and the Bridge over the River Kwai Day Tour
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Kanchanaburi and the Bridge over the River Kwai Day Tour

By Asian Trails Thailand
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Ages 2-80, max of 999 per group
Duration: 11h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Tours and transfer from and to your Hua Hin / Cha-am Hotel with driver from the specific beaches of Hua Hin / Cha-am (See exception list for the applicable beaches) with English speaking guide
  • Lunch included at a local restaurant (food only)
  • All taxes and service fees included
  • Entry/Admission - The Bridge on the River Kwai
What's not included
  • Other entrance fees and expenses, such as other meals, not mentioned in the program, drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
  • Supplements for transfers from and to Hua Hin / Cha-am hotels / resorts located outside the beach regions on the island (resorts located at Khao Takbiab, Petchaburi and Pranburi). Also transfer services from/to the airport are excluded and supplements may apply
  • Hotel accommodation in Hua Hin / Cha-am
  • Tips and gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8084P486

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
        • This tour is operated on private basis only with English speaking assistance.
        • This excursion does not include a train ride over the Death Railway - due to the time schedule of the train, we regret not being able to fit in a train ride into this full day program.
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Kanchanaburi and the Bridge over the River Kwai Day Tour price starts from AU$250.08. Discover and book Kanchanaburi and the Bridge over the River Kwai Day Tour on Tripadvisor
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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • Pass by
          Kanchanaburi
        • 1
          The Bridge on the River Kwai
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
          See sights that reflect the hardship of thousands of soldiers as you pass by local villages with mountains scattered in the background. When you arrive in the morning, head straight to what best depicts the region — the bridge over the River Kwai, still used today, was the target of Allied bombing raids at the end of WWII and was rebuilt after the war ended in 1945. Internationally famous thanks to books and movies such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, the black iron bridge was brought from Indonesia by the Japanese military and assembled under harsh Japanese supervision by forced laborers and Allied prisoners of war. You will have ample time to look at the bridge and take photos here.
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Asian Trails Thailand
          448
          Bangkok, Thailand
          Joined in October 2015
        • Batti66
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A unique experience not to be missed!
          Beautiful boat and although small, with single beds, the cabins are cleverly designed and have aircon. The shower and bathroom all work perfectly and there was never any hint of running out of water, power, etc. There were only 9 of us on board when we travelled; I believe the maximum guest number is 20. Krista, the cruise manager, is excellent and looked after me when I unfortunately wasn’t well (nothing to do with the boat or their food), providing me with medicine and reassurance, and also making sure the bed was made more comfortable for me as I personally found it too hard. I sadly missed out on the trips but was content to stay in my air conditioned cabin and watch the world float by. The boat anchors in the middle of the river at night and tows a small tender at all times to transport people to the bank for trips, etc. The staff are all excellent and attentive, led by Krista, with entertainment put on by the staff on the last night. My partner stated that the food was lovely and lots of it (I wasn’t eating at this point!). I was sorry not to have experienced it more but would happily recommend.
          Written 23 March 2024
        • T5271SWandreww
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Floating market for TOURISTS
          We ventured out to see the floating market, upon arriving and boarding a paddle boat it became very apparent that this only run for tourists. Souvenirs shops abound every inch of the water ways . The worst feature I. Our view is the use of long tail motorized boats' they are noisy if uou like to be in an srea with diesel and gas fumes its eonderful. VERY POLLUTING IN MY OPINION GET RID OF THE MOTORIZED BOATS. OVERALL I would give this a very very poor rating however if you like things created only for tourists go for it.
          Written 21 February 2024
        • guy_paenen
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good deal - one time experience.
          Civilized dinnercruise. Well organized. Food served at the table on a nice boat. Relaxing background music. "Nouvelle cuisine" food OK. Not "Waaauuw", but certainly not "Pfff" either. We opted for "free flow wine, beer". Good quality wine available (Prosecco / Rioja). Does not come exactly cheap (100€ pp), but all in all a good deal if you don't like the disco-boats with buffet-food.
          Written 18 February 2024
        • Kikka1931
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          AVOID!
          AVOID! I just want also to let you know that - I have 30 years of tours/traveling so this is not my first experience - This is a private tour (but, honestly, 80% of what I am going to write would be bad for a group trip too….) and the price isn’t cheap - After this excursion we had very good tours, so, yes, we were unlucky You can just read title of each point or read the whole thing if you want to know more. 1) English tour guide and no English 😳 ? The guide (Mark) speaks little to no English. To the extent that when we were asking questions slowly, the broken English answers he gave were unrelated to the topic. 2) A real tour guide? - During our car trip to the different attractions Mark didn’t give us any context: we didn’t know we were going, what we would see, and the location’s basic history. Zil, none, zero, nada… we tried multiple times in different ways to let him know we wanted to know more. It always fell on deaf ears. The trip was him either talking to the driver or on his phone. - All the information he gave us was a game of true or false. We would get out of the car and all he would say was “we are at X/Y/Z”. As afore mentioned, he gave very basic information: when asking other guides afterwards, we discovered what he said to be mostly wrong. Since he was checking Google most of the time to answer at our basic questions, I am wondering why he didn’t get the info right? - For Thai people the Royal family has an immense value. This guide wasn’t able to even distinguish one king from another (not even to say if the figure portrayed was a king or not 👀 ) , even in front of photos. This left us wondering whether he even is a real tour guide. 3) Let’s keep up with the pace! Mark would quickly walk ahead, neither waiting for us nor checking where we were, leaving us slightly lost at times. 4) History and math test time! I think this is less important but was a kind of the cherry on top of the pie. - His answers assumed we were already aware of every step in Thai history and that what he was saying was common knowledge. - When we were asking for dates on events/buildings, Mark replied using the Thai calendar. When asking for clarification, he would always say either 100 or 250 years ago, which we later discovered was also not true for most information. To sum up, RUN away from this tour!
          Written 17 February 2024
        • Tripyukjoice
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cozy Chiang Mai
          Good size of city with beautiful mountainous view. Not too crowded, but it is easy to get anywhere in the city. Beautiful temples. Good food of course. Night markets with music are pleasure evening entertainment to be after a beautiful day.
          Written 21 January 2024
        • 514sianh
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Floating Markets - don’t bother
          We booked our visit to the floating markets privately. The markets were a long drive from Bangkok city centre. The market was very disappointing, a few stalls all selling what can only be described as ‘Tat’. We went past a sign on the waterfront saying that the noise and pollution was making the residents of the area ill- makes you wonder what impact your visit has.
          Written 7 January 2024
        • svgp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          We went to doi Suthep, phra lay, and chedi luang. Timi was an excellent guide. She customized the trip for us per our request. At the end of the temple tour we went to warorot market. She knows the market like the back of her hand, took us to best shops for street snacks and food. Overalll, we had an excellent experience. Do not miss Phra Lat!
          Written 1 January 2024
        • caddyandbellA
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good day out but very touristy
          We did not book our trip through Asian Trails but Viator.Just getting to the meeting point to catch the bus was an experience in itselk with catching 2 trains and a water ferry to meet at the pick up point.Big bus and airconditioned.I see some peoples reviews of disappointment but Im not sure what you had expected to see.I was really happy with our time there and the whole tour was very inexpensive for value we got.I loved floating around the waterways and really bought nothing but fruit.The lunch at the pier was delicious and very cheap.Paying for the toilets was a rip off and she took all my change out of my hand when I asked her how much it was (only day 2 in Thailand) my mistake.I would not do it again but so glad that we did.Ticked the box and we enjoyed ourselves
          Written 13 December 2023
        • Sigg72
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant tours and amazing staff!
          I stayed at Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok where Supada (Pla) was the representative for Asian Trails. She helped me plan an itinerary to include everything I wanted to do and went way above and beyond to assist me. She drew me maps to help me navigate my surroundings and even gave me her number to contact should I get lost or needed assistance. I thoroughly enjoyed all the tours and would recommend Asia Trails for their professionalism and value for money. Once again thankyou Pla for your kindness.
          Written 2 December 2023
        • camilleo987
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Want my refund asap.
          Tide too high, the guy called us just when we arrived in to the meeting point to say that he will not come to pick up us today but can move the activities the day after because of high tide. As everyone knows, no matter what days, tide follow hours during a period so probably they could not make it for few days but surely did not discovered that 5mins before.
          Written 1 November 2023
        • luxuryvoyage
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          totally disappointing
          We visited the floating market on a private tour together with the railway market. You can forget about this excursion. The journey from Bangkok is long and the experience disappointing. While the Railway market is small and only exists for tourists, it still has a certain uniqueness. The absolute disappointment, on the other hand, was the Floating market. Except for a few staged market boats, there were only tourist boats to see, next to a large hall with food stalls and souvenir stores. I can not recommend the trip in any case and would advise against it.
          Written 23 October 2023
        • WanderingBriton72
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A journey worth taking
          A journey that my mother and I will never forget, was just wonderful. Exactly what we had hoped it would be filled with remarkable people and places definitely going back.
          Written 15 October 2023
        • desquest
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique experience for city dwellers
          Went to the floating market on a Saturday morning around 10am after the visiting the Maeklong railway station. Primary aim was to let my (city) boys to experience something different as it was their first trip to Bangkok. As I took a local transport to ferry my family for 10 hours and the distance was about 1.5hrs from downtown Bangkok. We paid 500baht only for the boat ride for 45min, (paddle type), the boat was able to fit 5 adults and 1 child. Yes, the vendor will try to sell you overpriced item, however majority are friendly and just politely declined will do just fine. Do remember to keep your hands inside the boat as there will be times when boats will cross each other in close proximity, the boatman will warned you if you forget.😁
          Written 13 June 2023
        • oisin m
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          PALLETS
          Yeah yeah I get it , green space in the busy city, yada yada yada We got the boat over, hired bikes , cycled round for an hour or two, stifling hot and sticky, loved passing by all the builders yards, scrap yards and swamps It was a Monday so nothing open. Better time spent elsewhere I reckon If your into swamps and scrap pallets this is right up your street
          Written 22 May 2023
        • midorishimoda
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wear hiking shoes. Beautiful and memorable scenes.
          Drove to Phraya Nakhon Cave ticket office. (decided to take the shorter hike to the cave. I was 72 wife 62) Walked through knee high water to jump on the boat to Laem Sala Beach around the bend. Memorable scenic Gulf of Thailand views views. Enjoyed the serene Laem Sala (sp?) Beach walk before and after our struggling hike to the cavernous cave. The royal visited shrine. Stayed long enough to brave the hike down. Incredible views looking down upon the Gulf. Met monkeys along the way sitting munching on fruit. Quietly observing heavy breathing hikers. Boats awaited us to return back to our car. Should have worn hiking shoes. Recommend for hiker types.
          Written 27 March 2023
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        caroler54
        Sedro Woolley, WA201 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020
        We did our own tour, reading ahead of time and as we walked across the bridge. The area is beautiful and has
        a dark history that is definitely worth researching about ahead of time.
        Written 5 September 2020
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        Dear caroler54 Many thanks for sharing your experience with us after your Kanchanaburi explorations. Your positive view on this long yet interesting and moving day has been a welcoming start of our day. Rest assured that we will share your experience with all concerned, and we do look forward to welcoming you and your travel companions soon again to the Land of Smiles! With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
        Written 7 September 2020
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        ahmed minawa
        61 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        A beautiful location on the railway it is nice to wake on it and wait for the train to pass through the train passes twice a day one is at 11:00 am and later in the evening.This is must go if you are in Kanchanaburi
        Written 20 August 2020
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        Dear R2573I It has been a sincere pleasure reading about your Kanchanaburi and River Kwai experience on our TripAdvisor page. Such reviews, flowing with positivity on how we are operating such tours, certainly are making our day! By reading this, we are confident that this Thailand experience remains with you and with your travel companion(s) forever and may stimulate more wanderlust wishes in the Land of Smiles. With kind regards Asian Trails Thailand
        Written 24 August 2020
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        Dom B
        Patong, Thailand13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a two day trip from Pattaya it could slay even done from Bangkok. I can’t recommend this enough it it’s only the bridge you have stops at several points on what they call the death railway. Also a visit to the Hellfire pass museum which was amazing my highlight you also have Kranchanburi war cemetery and a coupe of interesting market visit excellent value
        Written 15 January 2019
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