Hello helpful TripAdvisors,
I was hoping for some advice on how realistic a two-day itinerary would be for our trip in January...
We are hoping to get the early (7.45) train from Bangkok all the way through to Nam Tok to go on the famous stretch of the railway. It's scheduled to arrive at 12.30 but have heard the trains are often running late.
We were thinking of staying in one of the raft hotels on the stretch of the river near Nam Tok - and then hiring a driver for the rest of the day to visit the Hellfire Pass and then Erawan Falls.
Then we'd get a car back to Kanchanburi the next morning to visit the town and sites before the return train to Bangkok at 14.45.
Does this sound do-able? We're open to staying in Kanchanburi itself if that might make things easier, but would really like to do both the Pass and the falls, I don't know how feasible that is in a day, if it gets dark early. Maybe we would have to choose between the two...
And is it simple to pick a driver in Nam Tok..? I'm guessing better to try and book because it's a small town.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply, I've been reading the forum and people have been very kind and helpful.