Inc. Sightseeing

River Kwai Rail Escape

3 day Rail Escape - from £289

This is a real adventure as you travel by traditional 3rd class rail to Kanchanburi to see the famous bridge over the River Kwai. There is free time to visit the war time sites at your own speed and a full day tour is included to visit the jungle scenery of Erawan National Park.


  • Beautiful scenery
  • Free time on arrival to see war time sites
  • Waterfalls of Erawan National Park
  • Bamboo river rafting
  • Ride on Death Railway train
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Your guide will transfer you to Thonburi Railway station this morning for the two and a half hour journey. Relax and enjoy the scenery in third class where you will be able to mingle with the locals. On arrival at Don Rak station in Kanchanaburi you will be transferred to your hotel.

U Inchantree is located on the river just five minutes walk away from the bridge. There will be time to explore at your own pace or simply enjoy the riverside gardens.

Meals: Snacks may be purchased onboard the train
Hotel: U Inchantree, Kanchanaburi town

Day 2 - Erawan National Park

After breakfast depart for Erawan National Park where you take a guided walk along the nature trail through magnificent mountain scenery. You’ll see waterfalls and lots of native trees, plants and bird life. After lunch there is an optional elephant ride and bamboo rafting along the river, ending the day with train ride on the historic Death Railway and see the most impressive stretch of the mighty River Kwai.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: U Inchantree, Kanchanaburi town

Day 3 - Kanchanaburi to Bangkok

This morning is free to explore further, before transferring to the station for an afternoon train journey back to Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast

3 day Rail Escape - from £289

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Please note Rail tickets can only be purchased 60 days before travel, however arrangements should be made before hand.
All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Talk to an Asia Expert for departure dates and availability.

Your Rail Escape

Discover the best of Thailand and its diverse scenery with our well planned rail escapes. Using rail to get between the main places, they include activities and accommodation that can be built in to a longer Asian holiday.

Your Rail Escape includes:

  • Return 3rd class daytime rail travel
  • 2 nights accommodation at the U Inchantree
  • Transfers throughout
  • Daily breakfast and 1 lunch
  • Full day sightseeing tour

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For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Asia Expert on 0333 234 3112