Death Railway & Bridge on the River Kwai with Elephant Ride

(Private Day Tour)



Bridge over the River Kwai
Bridge over the River Kwai

Death Railway
Death Railway

Elephants by the river
Elephants by the river

  • This exciting tour will take you out of Bangkok into the Thai countryside where you’ll be able to see a completely different way of life.
  • Your guide and driver will collect you from your central Bangkok hotel, or from Saphon Taksin BTS, in your own air-conditioned, private vehicle
  • Your journey will take you through the provinces of Nakhon Pathom and Kanchanaburi and your guide will inform you about the Thai way of life in these districts which stretch from western Bangkok to Burma, as you drive past fields of rice, coconuts and pineapples
  • In the city of Kanchanaburi, we will take you to the JEATH War Museum and the War Cemetery for many of the 12,000 prisoners who lost their lives during the bridge’s construction
  • Next, we will take you along the banks of the River Kwai to the famous bridge that was built for the Japanese in 1943, to link Bangkok and Rangoon in Burma. The bridge was built by local labourers and prisoners of war, many of whom perished during its construction
  • You will be able to explore the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai on foot, before we take you for a tasty Thai Lunch close to the bridge
  • After you have eaten, we will take you a short distance to an Elephant Camp, where you will climb aboard one of these amazing animals for a 30-minute trek through the jungle, before climbing on board a Bamboo Raft for a memorable half-hour journey down the River Kwai
  • From your bamboo raft, you will make your way to the infamous Death Railway, where you will board the train for a 45-minute journey, culminating in an actual crossing of the Bridge on the River Kwai by train
  • After your journey through thick rainforest, your guide and driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel, or to the airport, where your tour will end
  1 person 2 people 3 people 4+ people
Price in Thai Baht 8300 5300 4700 4200


What is included in the price

  • Local Thai guide throughout
  • Private vehicle with driver
  • 30-minute Elephant Trek
  • 30-minute Bamboo Rafting
  • 45-minute train journey on Death Railway
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees and attractions listed
  • Water in your vehicle and at lunch

What is not included in the price

  • Drinks other than water

Departure Time: 07:00

Duration: 10 hours

Distances: The Bridge on the River Kwai is 140 km west of Central Bangkok

Departure Point: All city centre hotels or Saphon Taksin BTS

Wheelchair accessible: It would be difficult to complete these activities. Sorry!

What to bring

  • Light, comfortable clothing
  • Camera

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