2-day tour - Erawan Falls, raft house stay at Sai Yok National Park & more
Kanchanaburi Province in west Thailand is home to several natural and historical sites popular among both local and foreign tourists. While Erawan National Park is famous for it's waterfalls, Sai Yok National Park to the west is more popular for its rafthouses over Khwae Noi River.
This strictly private 2-day tour includes a visit to popular Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum, overnight stay at Krit Raft House in Sai Yok National Park for various activities, a cave, Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park and The Bridge over River Kwai in central Kanchanaburi.
08:00 – Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with an a/c car 8 a.m. in the early morning to avoid the crowds at Erawan Falls.
09:00 – Arrive at at Erawan Waterfalls (National Park) - Here we will spend 3 hours to walk up to all 7 tiers of Erawan Falls, if you are faint hearted we will only walk to the easily accessible first few lower tiers, you will decide how far we should go. It is possible to swim in blue/green waters which are full with fishes. Good to bring with you hiking shoes, swimwear and towel.
12:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant
13:30 – Arrive at Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum - Dedicated to memory of all men and women who worked and died during the World Word II. The complex consists of a memorial site located within Hellfire Pass (Konyu Cutting), a museum exhibiting artefacts and the Memorial Walking Trail where we are going to hike.
15:30 – Arrive at Krit Raft House (floating bungalows) Sai Yok National Park - The raft house floats on the river on opposite side of the Sai Yok Yai Waterfall with very good view, this is where you will stay overnight. You will be provided with a spacious and comfortable private floating wooden raft, the bungalows are simple but charming, very clean and with toilet, shower (cold water) and fan. The raft will be pulled upstream by a long tail boat so you can enjoy the view of other tiers. It will be possible to swim and do private raft & body rafting downstream with life vest. Drinks, snacks, dinner and breakfast will be served on the raft. The electricity will be available from 6 pm until 6 am by a generator.
What to bring: Swimwear.
07:30 – Breakfast at Krit Raft House
08:30 – Kayak trip downstream on River Kwai - An experienced guide wil accompany you.
10:00 – We pick you up by the river
11:00 – Arrive at Lawa Cave - It is one of most beautiful caves in this region. The cave has many spacious chambers with stalactites and stalagmites. The entrance to the cave is a bit narrow. What to bring: Good shoes (e.g. running/hiking shoes)
12:30 – Lunch at a local restaurant
13:30 - Visit Rim Nam Café - A beautiful "of the track" riverside coffee shop by the River Kwai Noi making possibly the best coffee in Thailand. The shop is not known to foreign or local tourists, only known by local Thai people. There will be other beverages to be served if you like.
14:30 – Arrive at Death Railway Wooden Bridge & Krasae Cave - Walk along part of the old railway along beautiful slopes of steep mountainside on wooden bridge. The bridge is still in working condition. We will also do a short visit to a nearby cave called Krasae cave. This smaller cave was used as hospital by Japanese during the WWII.
15:30 – Arrive at Prasat Mueang Singh Historical Park - The most important historical site in Kwai Noi basin. The park is home to number of e Bayon-style temples as seen in Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The temples date back to 13th and 14th centuries.
17:00 – Arrive at The Bridge Over River Kwai
17:30 – Tour end in Kanchanaburi city
Where & When?
This full day tour can be booked all year-round. Our guide will meet you 8 a.m. on day-1 at your hotel or any other location you prefer where the tour will start from.
This tour is a private tour, can't be joined in group. You'll be accompanied by an English speaking licensed guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore attractions in this 2-day tour. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, raft house stay, refreshments, meals and more. Please see the full list below.
The price for this 2-day tour is from 6,600 to 16,600 THB per person depending on group size. We also help to arrange private transport from Bangkok, 2000 Baht each way.
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Tour rates include:
- Private transport from/to your location/destination in Kanchanaburi
- Private tour (Not joined by others)
- Private air conditioned car/minivan
- Private tour guide (Great local knowledge and good English speaking)
- All entrance fees
- Visit Erawan Waterfalls (National Park)
- Visit Sai Yok National Park
- Visit Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls
- Visit Private floating raft
- Visit Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum
- Visit Kayak trip (followed by an experienced guide)
- Visit Lawa Cave
- Visit Prasat Mueang Singh Historical Park
- Visit Krasae Cave
- Visit Death Railway wooden bridge
- Visit The Bridge Over River Kwai
- 4 meals
- Accommodation (floating bungalow, double room)
- Coffee break and snacks
- Drinking water
- Soft drinks
- 7% VAT
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Travis Paul, United States | posted Thu 14 Dec, 2017
Our tour guide was amazing. I have no idea how he was able to spot some of the animals hiding in the thick canopy, without him we would have seen very little wildlife. We also knew there was a chance we might not see elephants but our guide was determined to try and find them for us (coordinating with other tour guides and park officials to see if there were any sightings) and at the very end of our trip we finally got to see them! Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Tour operator's response
Glad to hear you were lucky on your day trip!
By: Evelyn Ee, Singapore | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017
Our family enjoyed the trip very much. The ranger, Kan is very caring and sensitive. She took great care of my kids and mum. She is also very sensitive to the surroundings and always ready to search for wild animals without compromising our safety!
Tour operator's response
Thanks Evelyn for your nice review!
We will thank our guide Kan for her good work.
I tiny correction, our guides are not park rangers ;-)
By: Sylvia Knoss, Germany | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017
We are Expats in Bangkok. It was the best what could happen to us going to Khao Yai National Park. We enjoyed our trip and Safari very much. And Tata and his Cousin Jay are outstanding guides. We have seen so much wildlife and everything was well explained. Tatas English language skills are outstanding (he also speaks some German). He was extremly Patience with us and our two Girls (9 and 13 years old). We highly recommend them and a trip to Khao Yai National Park.
Tour operator's response
Thanks Sylvia for the kind words!
By: Tracy Duplantier, United States | posted Sat 9 Dec, 2017
Our tour guide was WONDERFUL. He was knowledgeable and accommodating! He kept it interesting and went out of his way to show us everything he could! It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed it soooo much! I could have gone back again and again with our guide - I was sad we only booked two days!
By: Mieo Teng Tan, Singapore | posted Wed 6 Dec, 2017
The trip went smoothly, the guide Lek was early, and managed to point out several animals for us which we would have missed. The ride was smooth-sailing as well,excellent driving skills. We finished the treks earlier than expected and the guide brought us to the top of the mountain and an elephant home.
By: Robert Seidemann, Germany | posted Mon 4 Dec, 2017
a perfect trip !
By: Merilyn Huay Sian Lim, Singapore | posted Fri 1 Dec, 2017
We had a great time! Our guide, Dui, was thoughtful and knowledgeable.
By: Nicole and Caitlin, New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017
Our guide Ton arranged our 1.5 day tour in Khao Yai National Park. She arranged a transfer from our hotel in Bangkok, and the vehicle and the driver were excellent on both trips to and from Bangkok, would highly recommend. We really appreciated being looked after, the water to drink on board and the quality of the vehicles and driver.
Ton collected us the first evening and took us swimming at a local water hole with clean clear water. We had a great evening seeing bats, a budha cave and a couple of snakes.
The next day we spent the day on the back of a truck for better viewing in the park. It was casual and fun. What Ton has, that every wildlife guide needs is the ability to see wildlife - this is a skill and we got to benefit from it. We saw an elephant from a distance, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, and had a great day rushing around in the grass looking for the elephant. We had a local lunch, which I enjoyed - as this seemed a little more real than some of the other tourist spots for lunch.
I would like to say thank you to Ton and her drivers - we thoroughly enjoyed the days with her and would recommend her without hesitation.
By: Clara, Singapore | posted Mon 27 Nov, 2017
Tata was one of the best guide we could ever asked for! We were really impressed with his service provided, to his extensive knowledge of the park and wildlife, as well as his photography skills where he captured many beautiful and national geographic like shots for us! Throughout the day, Tata really did his best in listening for and pointing out wildlife, while also introducing and explaining the fauna in the park. However, we understand that the park may be overcrowded on a Saturday, hence we did not see as much wildlife as expected. Nonetheless, We look forward in joining Thai National Park tours again! :)
Tour operator's response
Thank you for you praise for our guide. Good to hear you enjoyed his guidance.
You are always welcome to return ;-)
By: Robert Bjurshagen, Sweden | posted Fri 24 Nov, 2017
The visit to Kao Yai was very good, filled with emotions. I came to see wild elefants and that I got, 15 of them, 5 cubs. Although the interaction from other humans was at times devastating it was well worth the trip.
Our Guide "Beer" was very knowledgeable and had a keen eye, together with the driver "Nat" they spotted several animals for us. Top grade on this.
P.S. Beer was supposed to send me some photos of the elefant encounter. If possible, I would greatly appreciate it. (r****en.se) Kap kun kap!
Tour operator's response
Glad to hear our guide did his best to show you the wildlife. Even lucky to see elephants!
I will ask Beer to sent some pics. I guess it is our fault he has not sent any yet, as he has been in the jungle pretty much every day after your trip ;-)
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 2 days
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 6,600 to 16,600 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Car
- Start: 8 p.m. day-1
- End: 6 p.m. day-2
What to bring:
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Swimming clothing
- Insect repellent