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2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok

2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok

By Tour East
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 3-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Lunch
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Group transportation
  • Insurance for tour
What's not included
  • Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and tips
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extras available for train ride. (Seating is not guaranteed. For guarantee of seating and bottle of cold water additional cost of 160THB will be required. For guarantee of seating, tea or coffee and certificate additional costing is 300THB. Payment must be made prior to boarding train.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Silom Road, Thai Cultural Centre, Phaya Thai, Huai Khang, Bang Rak, Sathorn, Surawong Road, Rajdamri Road, Ram Buttri Chana Songkhram, Luangsuan Road, Khaosan Road.) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3685P170

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. (This is particularly applicable to the Kanchanaburi to Bangkok transfer where traffic conditions can be very unpredictable.).
        • Minimum age 3years
        • Child rates applicable for children between 3 and 12 years old if occupying the parents’ room. If bed required, adult rate will apply.
        • Any meals not taken are not refundable on this program
        • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        How much is 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok?
        2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok price starts from $223.97. Discover and book 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok on Tripadvisor
        What is the 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok cancellation policy?
        2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok?
        2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok is hosted by Tour East. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tour East on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 2 days. Discover and book 2-Day River Kwai Experience from Bangkok on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3685P170

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        • Tour East
          Bangkok, Thailand
          Joined in August 2011
        • Lovemyholidays1313
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Food heaven
          Loved this trip. Markets were great fun and perfect for trying lots of food and a brand new experience to add to your holiday
          Written May 12, 2024
        • Geneque29
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must see,to believe in reality !
          It's truly a wonderful creations,amazing gigantic temple,golden,reclining, emerald buddha.Private guided tour professional narrative history explores all the best experiences. Our sincere thanks, toJennie and Jimmy for there outstanding explanation.
          Written May 2, 2024
        • Elizabeth H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          We had a great guide! The bus was comfortable and the food on the boat was tasty. The boat could have stood for stronger AC, but we’re in a heat wave so it’s probably fine normally.
          Written April 7, 2024
        • 1Nadia1K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour
          This was a wonderful tour with several stops that were all insta worthy. The tour guide also takes your pictures if you’re travelling alone or even if you’re in a group. I recommend this tour. Definitely worth what we paid for.
          Written March 30, 2024
        • A2089LKroseo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Take the tour!
          Amazing tour! Donna was an excellent guide. Loved it. She gave us personal and historical contexts and the cruise back was a trip with great food.
          Written March 29, 2024
        • COWanderers
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great tour of Ayutthaya
          A well managed tour of a few of the Ayutthaya temples with a great history brought by our tour guide. The coach rides were very comfortable and we had a wonderful boat ride back into Bangkok while sitting on the front deck. Lunch was a tasty buffet of Thai food.
          Written March 27, 2024
        • christineTPItravels
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't book this tour. It's not what it says.
          We had booked several tours through Viator prior to arrival in Asia. This was NOT worth what we paid. After receiving several emails about our tour, I thought it would be great. Nothing on WhatsApp the day of tour. We found our guide with a paper and my name on it. We had a large van and a driver, as well as a guide. We were unprepared for this. The drive from cruise port to the Grand Palace took 3 hours. The driver spent most of the time either on his phone or chatting up with the driver in their own language. And, they were loud! The driver would speed up and slow down, not a pleasant drive. We arrived at the Grand Palace (well, across the road and down a bit from the actual palace) Apparently, there was some type of ceremony that caused traffic to back up. When nearing the gate, the guide told my husband, who was wearing shorts, he would need to buy pants. He admitted it was his fault for not advising on this at the cruise terminal, where we met. He laughed. Also, he was a challenge to understand. He did know the Grand Palace, though. He was wanting to take lots of pictures of my husband and I and was angry when we kept telling him no. We were at the Palace for less than an hour. The guide asked about shopping and we said we were not looking for high end or junk. We are more impulse buyers than shoppers. We were looking forward to the market we had requested in the selection process. The guide decided we did not have enough time to go to the market (it was about noon and our onboard was 5:30PM) Instead, as he was busy on his phone, sending kissy face emojis, and speaking with the driver, they decided to take up to what was clearly a shop for tourists. Jewelry and junk. We browsed and when we went to find the guide, he was have a drink and chatting up a lady at the counter. All the way to Bangkok, we had no real shopping experience and no opportunity to have a Thai lunch. The guide insisted we head back. Again on the return, the driver and guide were talking and laughing. At one point, the guide explained to us that they get paid by the day not the hour. So, at the end of an 8 hour day, with allotment for lunch included in the 8 hours, they would not be paid extra. I guess the driver and the guide wanted to be done before the 8 hours. And, they were. The driver was much speedier on the return trip and we were back on board before 3PM. Guess we did have time to shop. This was 100% the worst tour and not worth even half what we paid. I will not recommend to anyone, not my clients and not to other travels.
          Written March 25, 2024
        • fionan912
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great show with nice dinner
          The food was amazing, and they will refill the platter whenever needed. It was great to learn about Thai traditional dance and music.
          Written March 24, 2024
        • ChristopherC898
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A good insight into northern Thailand history and culture.
          Nok, our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The experiences on this tour were very interesting and gave us a good insight into the history and cultures of northern Thailand. A really interesting day.
          Written March 18, 2024
        • Von14
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Interesting day viewing temple ruins
          We were picked up from our hotel in an air-conditioned coach and drove about an hour with some commentary along the way. It was an interesting experience, but a very hot, humid day walking amongst the ruins. We visited a few other sights in the area before driving to the river where we boarded a boat which served a delicious buffet lunch and cruised back to Bangkok, viewing many interesting sights along the way.
          Written March 16, 2024
        • A2377GHbrianr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Historical tour and boat trip.
          Well executed trip, with hotel pickup (a must). Tour guide First kept us informed and entertained. Great historical sites with time to explore. Nice buffet lunch and boatteip back to Bangkok.
          Written March 16, 2024
        • DavenDeb222
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must see
          It was great to visit and we got to walk over the bridge, also went on a long boat ride which was a bit of fun, there is lots of food stalls and a market near by, when we were there around the 9th of march 2024 it was very hot and humid, so take or buy plenty of water
          Written March 15, 2024
        • Rider269
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Temple
          This tour was fascinating from start to finish what an amazing place, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, essential to have a personal guide as without you would miss the history.
          Written March 6, 2024
        • Explorer45744662745
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Avoid Tour East Thailand
          Day 1, Our guide was called TOM, on return from tour which TOM slept a large part of to buffet evening meal @ The imperial Phitsanulok food cold no heat under containers, room below standard cracked sink bath area very badly stained , breakfast also cold no heat under food containers. Day 2, tour around National park our guide TOM spent the entire time speaking to a Thai couple so we were unaware of the history of what we were seeing and were never told on completion. TOM slept in between stops. Arrived at Teak Gardens hotel for evening meal to find that the hotel only offers breakfast so we were taken to a local restaurant at 19.50pm to be told we only had a few minutes to order as they were closing @20.00pm. Day 3 guide TOM complained toothache visited pharmacy had tour day . TOM slept for long periods of the journey Day 4 had a pleasant tour day through Chang Rai & Chang Mai, again TOM slept for most of this journey, arrived back to hotel being taken out to traditional kantoke food and tribal dance evening, we left to be followed out by 3 members of staff accusing us of not paying the bill our guide TOM was nowhere to be seen eventually he appeared and explained it was prepaid, we were embarrassed and humiliated in front of other guests in attendance. Day 5 we were dropped off at elephant nature reserve told to go in with a security guard on arrival we were again told to queue and pay and again TOM was no where to be seen so again we had to go outside to try and find him to explain that it was all paid for. We are appalled at the way we have been treated . We have complained to the TOUR EAST COMPANY they have accused us of deliberately trying to leave without paying for drinks, that we were being fussy about the food and that they provided us with free drinks as goodwill this never happened, and that they are not responsible for the tour guide sleeping on the last tour day due to toothache. TOM slept for most of our 1000km trip so we missed out on many sights along the way. On our last tour day 5 he did not even complete the tour he ended it after lunch so we missed the afternoon section of the elephant’s nature reserve As a form of compensation they insulted us by sending a bottle of wine complimentary to our hotel in Phuket. I STRONGLY advise against using this company if you are considering a tour in Thailand, they are both disrespectful and unprofessional .
          Written February 26, 2024
        • Frances M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ms Luck and Mr Lam the driver, gave us an awesome experience. Nothing was too much trouble in this personal trip. Luck’s knowledge was superb and Mr Lams driving was excellent. Thank you for our memorable experience.
          Written February 17, 2024
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Coffs Harbour, Australia376 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Really enjoyed our 2 day River Kwai tour overnighting at the Resotel Resort.
        We were picked up right on time at 6.35am from our Bangkok Hotel. From there we were driven by mini bus to a location where a larger 45 seater bus was waiting. This bus would only have been a third full so there was plenty of room. Ken was our guide and gave great commentary. We were taken to the Kanchanaburi War Museum and Cemetery, then by long tailed boat to the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai. We were given the chance to walk the bridge before being taken to our accommodation at Resotel. Here we met our new guide Bobo, who was a font of knowledge. Great guide! Later that afternoon in a smaller group we visited a local Mon Village and were entertained that evening with a display of Mon dancing.
        The following day in a group of 4, we visited Hellfire Pass, which was a sobering experience, followed by a ride on the original track of the Death Railway.
        The entire tour ran like clockwork. We had fabulous guides and we were back in Bangkok around 7pm.
        Fantastic 2 day tour.
        Highly recommend!
        Written November 21, 2019
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