River Kwai Rail Tour from Bangkok • Ride the 'Death Railway'
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Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi
River Kwai Day Tour

River Kwai Rail Escape

3 day Rail Tour – from £335

Travel by train from Bangkok to Kanchanburi to see the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and ride the ‘Death Railway’. Beyond its tragic past Kanchanaburi also offers a haven for nature enthusiasts; visit the Erawan Waterfalls, nestled amidst rugged jungle terrain within the Erawan National Park.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a glimpse of local life on your Thai rail journey
  • Visit the Kanchanaburi WWII Memorial
  • Admire the waterfalls of Erawan National Park
  • Float on a bamboo river raft through stunning Thai scenery
  • Ride the infamous but impressive ‘Death Railway’

You can include this rail tour in a longer Thailand holiday.

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this rail tour by adding extra nights or activities. Just let us know what you would like to do

River Kwai

Day 1 – Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

You’ll be met at your hotel early this morning for the short drive to Thon Buri…

You’ll be met at your hotel early this morning for the short drive to Thon Buri railway station in central Bangkok. Travelling in 3rd Class, relax and enjoy the scenery or mingle with your fellow train travellers. The rail journey takes around three hours.

On arrival at in Kanchanaburi, you will be transferred to your hotel, the welcoming U Inchantree, which is located on the River Kwai, a five minute walk from the infamous bridge. You have time this afternoon to visit the WWII memorial and cemetery, as well as enjoy the hotel’s riverside gardens.

    U Inchantree, Kanchanaburi

    Snacks available to purchase on board the train
River Kwai
Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi

Day 2 – Erawan National Park

After breakfast, depart for Erawan National Park for a guided walk along a nature trail through…

After breakfast, depart for Erawan National Park for a guided walk along a nature trail through magnificent mountain scenery. You’ll see waterfalls and lots of native trees, plants and bird life. After lunch, appreciate the natural environment from a different perspective on a (sturdy!) bamboo raft on the river.

Finish the day with a train ride on the historic Death Railway along the most impressive stretch of the River Kwai and across the infamous bridge.

    U Inchantree, Kanchanaburi

    Breakfast and lunch
Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi
River Kwai Day Tour

Day 3 – Kanchanaburi to Bangkok

This morning, enjoy some free time, before transferring to the station for the afternoon train from…

This morning, enjoy some free time, before transferring to the station for the afternoon train from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok.

    Breakfast
River Kwai Day Tour

Your Itinerary

You can customise this rail tour by adding extra nights or activities. Just let us know what you would like to do

Day 1

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Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

You’ll be met at your hotel early this morning for the short drive to Thon Buri railway station in central Bangkok. Travelling in 3rd Class, relax and enjoy the scenery or mingle with your fellow train travellers. The rail journey takes around three hours.

On arrival at in Kanchanaburi, you will be transferred to your hotel, the welcoming U Inchantree, which is located on the River Kwai, a five minute walk from the infamous bridge. You have time this afternoon to visit the WWII memorial and cemetery, as well as enjoy the hotel’s riverside gardens.

    U Inchantree, Kanchanaburi

    Snacks available to purchase on board the train
River Kwai

Day 2

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Erawan National Park

After breakfast, depart for Erawan National Park for a guided walk along a nature trail through magnificent mountain scenery. You’ll see waterfalls and lots of native trees, plants and bird life. After lunch, appreciate the natural environment from a different perspective on a (sturdy!) bamboo raft on the river.

Finish the day with a train ride on the historic Death Railway along the most impressive stretch of the River Kwai and across the infamous bridge.

    U Inchantree, Kanchanaburi

    Breakfast and lunch
Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi

Day 3

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Kanchanaburi to Bangkok

This morning, enjoy some free time, before transferring to the station for the afternoon train from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok.

    Breakfast
River Kwai Day Tour

This Rail Tour Includes

2 nights hotel accommodation
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Guided walk, bamboo rafting trip and Death Railway train ride
Return 3rd class train travel between Bangkok and Kanchanaburi
Hotel transfers

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your River Kwai Rail Escape rail tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Extra nights in Kanchanaburi

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Asia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

River Kwai Rail Escape

3 day Rail Tour – from £335

Please note, whilst train tickets can only be purchased 60 days before travel, you can still book this rail package as part of your Thailand holiday, with your Travel Consultant ensuring tickets are secured as soon as they are available. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.
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