Initially I'd factored in 3 nights in Kanchanaburi but now I am looking to take 1 night from here and add it to the end of our trip which is beach time in Ko Samed, so I have a few questions:
Is two nights enough time (considering we will come by train) to see the bridge, Hellfire Pass, Erawan falls and maybe a bamboo rafting experience? If not which of these would be best to include/exclude bearing in mind we'll have a 3yr old in tow?
Is the trip from Bangkok quicker in a mini van? And would it free us up to do more on our first day if we used this option? I heard the train trip is really great and our son loves the train, hence ppart of the reason for going.
Is the Hellfire Pass walk suitable for a 3 yr old or should we leave this out and visit a museum instead?
Is is possible to combine Hellfire Pass and falls into one day (obviously with a driver) and then do
a rafting experience on the morning before we get the train back to Bangkok or will this just make for a really long day with the return train?
If all this sounds like packing in too much, what would you recommend given that we will have our son with us?
We are planning to be in Kanchaburi for early August and were hoping to include a swim in the falls? Is Erawan suitable if we stay in the shallows? If not, which would you recommend in conjunction with the other items on our itinerary?