• River Kwai
  • Bridge Over The River Kwai
  • The Death Railway
  • Kanchanaburi Temple

River Kwai

On this unique cruise along Thailand's River Kwai visit ancient temples, monasteries and pagodas, and see the infamous Bridge Over the River Kwai. Includes hotel stays in Bangkok, return flights from Manchester and excursions

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Experience a different side to Thailand on this River Kwai cruise holiday to see amazing historic and religious sights, and learn about World War II in the country, including a visit to the Bridge Over the River Kwai. There is plenty of time to relax on board and enjoy the stunning river views or try river rafting or canoeing, get a Thai massage or join a traditional Thai cooking class.

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in Bangkok then visit the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia and the temples at Khao Noi Cave and Tiger Cave. Learn more about the effect World War II had on the country at a reconstructed POW camp and visit a Buddhist temple which was used a camp during the war. Embark your ship RV River Kwai then see the spectacular Khmer architecture at Prasat Muang Singh historical park.

Travel by train to Krasae Cave to see the Buddha image, discover the breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites at Kaeng Lava Cave, see the Death Railway memorial at Hell Fire Pass and learn more about local life with a visit to a boarding school. Discover hot springs, a beautiful waterfall and prehistoric remains from an archaeological dig then visit the infamous Bridge Over the River Kwai. This superb holiday concludes with an overnight hotel stay in Bangkok.

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Day 1 : UK - Bangkok (Thailand)

Fly from the UK overnight to Bangkok.

Days 2-3 : Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the Shangri La Hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay. Explore this lively city at leisure, with its spectacular Buddhist temples, Emerald Buddha and mystical Wooden Pavilion.

Day 4 : Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ban Kao

Check out of the hotel and travel to Kanchanaburi. En-route visit the Phra Pathom Chedi largest pagoda and the temples at Khao Noi Cave and Tiger Cave. Learn about the history of WWII in the area with a visit to JEATH War Museum and Wat Tham Khaopoon, a Buddhist Temple which was used as a camp in WWII. Embark your ship RV River Kwai and enjoy lunch on board whilst cruising along the Kwai Noi river. Dinner on board this evening.

Day 5 : Ban Kao - Sai Yok

After breakfast on board see the Khmer architecture dating back 800 years in Prasat Muang Singh historical park then travel by coach to Tha Kilen Train Station. Here a 3rd class train will take you over a long wooden viaduct to Saphan Tham Krasae for a visit to Krasae Cave to see its Buddha image. Stop at Sai Yok Village before re-boarding the ship for lunch. Relax on board this afternoon while cruising upriver. There is the option to enjoy a Thai massage (extra cost). Dinner on board this evening. There is the option to enjoy a 45-minute Mon dance performance (extra cost).

Day 6 : Sai Yok - Sai Yok Yai - Ban Hin Dad

Enjoy breakfast on board then walk up the hill to Kaeng Lava Cave which houses magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. Cruise to Ban Haad Ngui where a coach will take you to Hell Fire Pass where the Death Railway travels through the mountains. Rejoin the ship at Kaeng Pa Lorm for lunch on board and sail past Sai Yok Yak Waterfalls. Visit a boarding school built for refugee children then enjoy dinner on board this evening.

Day 7 : Ban Hin Dad - Thong Pha Phum - Ban Hin Dad

Offer food to monks at their temple and receive their blessings then return to the ship for breakfast. Travel by coach to Vachiralongkorn Dam then rejoin the ship at Daowadueng Bridge for lunch on board followed by a visit to Daowadueng Cave. Rejoin the ship for dinner on board.

Day 8 : Ban Hin Dad - Sai Yok Yai - Sai Yok

Cruise downriver whilst enjoying breakfast on board. Travel to Hin Dad Hot Spring which is believed to cure many diseases then visit the beautiful Pha Tad Waterfall in Si Nakharin Dam National Park. Enjoy lunch on board while cruising downriver to the Floatel Jungle Raft. Try river rafting or canoeing, and, time permitting, visit the nearby Mon Village. There is the option to enjoy a traditional Thai massage (extra cost). Dinner on board this evening. There is the option to enjoy a 45-minute Mon dance performance (extra cost).

Day 9 : Sai Yok - Ban Kao

Relax on board this morning then after lunch travel to Ban Kao National Museum to see the prehistoric skeletons, pottery and stone tools which have been discovered nearby. Back on board there is the option to join a Thai cooking class before the Farewell Dinner on board tonight.

Day 10 : Ban Kao - Kanchananburi - Bangkok

Enjoy breakfast on board then travel by coach to the infamous Bridge Over the River Kwai where the Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum presents the story of the Death Railway. After lunch on board, disembark ship and transfer to the Shangri La Hotel (or similar) in Bangkok for an overnight stay.

Day 11 : Bangkok - UK

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for the return flight to Manchester.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6-night full board cruise
  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Bangkok at the Shangri La Hotel or similar
  • 1-night post-cruise hotel stay in Bangkok at the Shangri La Hotel or similar
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water throughout the cruise
  • Guided excursions as detailed in the itinerary

Price Does Not Include

  • Supplementary activities at extra cost
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
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  • December
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  • January
    • Jan 4th - Bangkok and back - Sailing on: RV River Kwai From: £2995
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    • Jan 18th - Bangkok and back - Sailing on: RV River Kwai From: £2995
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