Bridge Over the River Kwai - Full Day Tour from Bangkok

Beautiful scenery and an interesting day. It was a long day but we enjoyed it and there were many highlights - the train ride, the lovely food, the speed boat ride. The history of the railway is sobering of course but the tour in general was really good. ...Letitia W., New Zealand – See more reviews
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Bridge over the river Kwai.,
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Death railway.
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Elephant near Kanchanaburi.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
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Long tail boat.
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River Kwai bridge.
Bridge on the River Kwai.
Bridge over the river Kwai.,
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Elephant near Kanchanaburi.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
Long tail boat.
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What To Expect

Travel to Kanchanaburi, west of Bangkok, to see River Kwai and its famous bridge. Relive history with visits to the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and the war cemetery, a boat ride in Mae Klong and a train ride along the 'death railway.'


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Travel from Bangkok to the province of Kanchanaburi and experience a memorable day out that will take you back in time and let you appreciate the history surrounding the River Kwai and its famous bridge.

Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and explore the interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to the Death Railway (or Burma-Siam Railway).

Continue on to the Kanchanaburi (Don-Rak) War Cemetery, where many Prisoners of War (POW) and victims of the Death Railway are buried, and discover a reconstruction of a POW camp that also houses a museum.

Ride a traditional wooden long-tailed boat along Mae Klong river to visit the world famous bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by allied POWs and immortalized in a novel and award-winning film "The Bridge on the River Kwai."

After lunch at a local restaurant, ride the train across the river following the original 'death railway' route. Enjoy the views and spectacular jungle landscapes while your knowledgeable local guide provides fascinating insight about this remarkable place.


06:00 - Start of pick up from Bangkok hotels. Depart for Kanchanaburi province

09:00 - Arrival at Kanchanaburi province. Visit Thailand-Burma Railway Center, Allied War Cemetery, Bridge over the River Kwai

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - Death Railway Train ride

14:30 - Journey back to Bangkok

18:00 - Estimated time of arrival back in Bangkok


  • Pick up from Bangkok city center hotels

  • Buffet lunch

  • Train ride

  • Insurance

  • English-speaking guide


  • Drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Departure times are estimates only and may be an hour earlier or later. Our local tour operator will contact you regarding actual pick-up time depending on your hotel.

  • Changes may be made to the itinerary.

  • Ride will be on a Regular Train. There is no guarantee that you will have a seat on the train.

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • The tour at River Kwai ends around 15:00. After the tour, the arrival time in Bangkok will be around 18:00 depending on traffic conditions.

  • Tours in Italian, Spanish, French and German may be available upon request. Please inquire.

  • It is recommended that guests follow any public prohibition notices that may be issued, wear appropriate clothing and show utmost respect for the feelings of the Thai people during this period of mourning. Guests should also avoid photographs, videos and selfies and expect tourists sites and some important buildings to be closed.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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