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4-Day RV River Kwai Cruise

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    Day 1: BANGKOK-KANCHANABURI-BAN KAO

    Stop At: Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, T.Phra Pathom Chedi, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Pathom 73000 Thailand
    Short stop to visit the highest Chedi in Thailand called “Phra Pathom Chedi” which is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Wat Tham Khao Noi, Muang Chum, Tha Muang 71110 Thailand
    Visit to Khao Noi Cave Temple (Wat Tham Khao Noi) located on the west bank of the river. The monastery was constructed on a hill, decorated in the form of Chinese architecture and cultural art. From the top of the monastery observe the beautiful scenery of Kanchanaburi and its mountainous horizon.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Wat Tham Sua, Tha Muang 71110 Thailand
    We visit to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) nearby, built in the form of Thai cultural art. The great Buddha image and pagoda placed in the temple are respected by all Buddhists.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: JEATH War Museum, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
    We continue to Kanchanaburi and visit to JEATH War Museum, a realistic depiction of a prisoner of war (POW) camp with bamboo huts which give an inkling of the grim living conditions and atrocities endured. On display are tools, bombs, photographs, original sketches, testimonies, pictorials and physical memorabilia dating from World War II.

    and then visit to Wat Tham Khaopoon, a Buddhist temple which served as a big camp of World War II. There is a middle cave containing stalactites and stalagmites and many remarkable Buddha images. Behind the temple enjoy a marvelous view down the valley of the Kwai Noi River.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand
    Embark RV River Kwai at Nong Ya dock. Lunch on board while cruising on Kwai Noi River.

    Afternoon at leisure!

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch on board while cruising on Kwai Noi River.
    • Dinner: Dinner on board, near Ban Kao.
    Accommodation included: Overnight on board, near Ban Kao.

    Day 2: BAN KAO-SAI YOK

    Stop At: Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park, Kanchanaburi 71150 Thailand
    We visit "Prasat Muang Singh", historical park with Khmer architecture from the late Lopburi period, some 700-800 years ago. The extensive ruins of the temple beside the River Kwai Noi are a potent reminder of the vast expanse of the Khmer empire. The ancient border town of Muang Singh, "City of the Lions", was probably established as a trading post.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tham Kra Sae Bridge, 71150 Thailand
    We take a 3rd class train to Saphan Tham Krasae passing over the long wooden viaduct.

    Arrive at Saphan Tham Krasae and visit to Krasae Cave situated on the bank of the Kwai Noi River, an excellent view point. The cavern houses a Buddha image.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch on board while cruising upriver.
    • Breakfast: Breakfast on board while cruising upriver on the Kwai Noi River to Muang Singh
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight on board near the Resotel

    Day 3: SAI YOK - SAI YOK YAI - BAN HIN DAD

    Stop At: Kaeng Lawa Cave, Kanchanaburi Thailand
    Walk uphill to visit Kaeng Lava Cave. From the landing a short trail leads to the cave which boasts admirable stone draperies and concretions in large chambers. The stalactites and stalagmites are a spectacular creation by nature.
    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre, Tha Sao, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
    Cruise upriver to Ban Haad Ngiu and continue by coach to Hell Fire Pass, a part of the Death Railway cut through the stone mountain. Trails lead to Hin Tok Bridge and Konyu Cutting where a plaque commemorates the ordeal of Australian and British POW's who undertook the hazardous work in precarious conditions at the aptly named pass. The memorial complex (Hin Lek Fai) is intended to honor the Allied Prisoners of War and conscripted people from India, Burma, Malaysia and other countries who died during construction of the railway, as well as all who suffered as a consequence of the hardships.

    Rejoin the boat at Kaeng Pa Lorm.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Sai Yok Yai Waterfall, ____________________, 71150 Thailand
    Lunch on board while cruising upriver, passing Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast on board
    • Lunch: Lunch on board
    • Dinner: Dinner on board
    Accommodation included: overnight on board.

    Day 4: BAN HIN DAD-KANCHANABURI-BANGKOK

    Stop At: The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, 73 Jaokannun Road BanNua, Amphoe Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
    We visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum, an interactive museum which provides a remarkable research and information centre dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Saeng Chuto Road, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
    We visit to the Donrak War Cemetery which contains the remains of 6,982 Allied prisoners of war who perished during the construction of the “Death Railway”.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bridge Over the River Kwai, Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
    We continue to the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai. The sturdy Iron Bridge spanning the River Kwai Yai, which was a crucial part of the Death Railway, was built in some 16 months by Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts. The bridge was destroyed in Allied bombing raids towards the end of World War II and was later rebuilt by the Japanese as war reparations.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast on board
    • Lunch: Lunch at River Kwai Restaurant, next to the bridge.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick-up from your centrally-located hotel in Bangkok
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Centrally located Bangkok hotels
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Accommodation on RV River Kwai, meals as mentioned above, coffee, tea & drinking water.
    • Transfers and sightseeing tours with English, French or German speaking local guide (together with other cruise members)
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Beverages
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • All activities
    • Live commentary on board
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Tham Khao Noi
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Tham Sua
    • Entry/Admission - JEATH War Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park
    • Entry/Admission - Tham Kra Sae Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Kaeng Lawa Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre
    • Entry/Admission - The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Exclusions
    • Optional tours
    • Expenditures of a personal nature for bar and laundry
    • Gratuity to crew
    • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOTincluded in the service and supplements will applied.
    • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant meals not included
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate (4 guests). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, the clients will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The RV River Kwai carries a maximum of 20 passengers in 10 teakwood cabins (single deck) and operates on a 4 days/3 nights year round program every Monday-Thursday and Thursday-Sunday on both Upstream and Downstream programs alternately.
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 23 August 2018

    We have just done the 4 day, 3 night cruise on the RV River Kwai boatboperated by Cruise Asia. Having done something similar in Vietnam and India we felt certain we knew what to expect. We were not dissapointed in the least. The boat itself...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
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