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
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By: Karyn & Noah Marciniak | posted Mon 27 Mar, 2017
We had an amazing 2-day tour experience! We can't overstate how much it exceeded our expectations! We ended up seeing every single thing that was promised, and so much more including tons of animals and birds. Our guide was excellent and knew the answers to all our questions. We ate great food and the tour was adjusted to accommodate the types of things we wanted to see. We would recommend this tour to everyone!
Local partner – We're happy to read your positive review. That's what we are doing it for, to make the guests have a great time. You are always welcome to return ;-)
By: Laura Castelli | posted Tue 21 Mar, 2017
Booking this tour was a great decision. It was so easy and so much fun. We were picked up at our hostel in Pak Chong and driven to the park. It was just us and our guide/driver. We got to see every inch of Khao Yai, run after gibbons, spot different birds, and even do a night safari where we saw elephants! We felt very safe and taken care of- great value and the passion of our guide (Tata) only made it better. Thank so much- we will definitely be recommending to any friends heading that way!
Local partner – Thanks Laura for your kind words!
By: Reka Kangyal | posted Thu 16 Mar, 2017
We had a really great time, and our tour leader made his best to show us as much as possible within one day. Thank you for this once in a lifetime experience!
Local partner – Thanks for your kind words!
By: Chanda Jakusz | posted Wed 15 Mar, 2017
Tata and Boo were my guides for the day. This trip exceeded my expectations. Tata and Boo knew just were to go to show us various wildlife. I marveled at Tata's skill with bird calls, and really appreciated all that I learned. They both clearly cared about the park and the animals. That shone through. It's not just a job. I will definitely recommend this to others and will name these two for reference.
Local partner – Dear Chanda, Thank you for taking the time to sent us your review. And great to hear our guides did their 'job' well ;-) The passion for the nature and wildlife is the first and most important quality we look for in a guide. The guests will feel that, and it is 'contagious' ;-) Thanks for booking with us!
By: Cindy Lembré | posted Sun 12 Mar, 2017
Hello. It cas an amazing safari. The guide speak perfectly english. We are happé!
Local partner – Thanks Cindy!
By: Ralph Paul Maguire | posted Thu 9 Mar, 2017
A really peaceful day in nature. Jay is an excellent interpreter of the wildlife in the park and we so enjoyed the trek. Without a guide it would be very difficult to navigate and to find the animals and birds. One thing that could help to make the trip even more memorable were if Jay's long lens photos were available. I wholeheartedly recommend others to book the tour with Jay and believe it can be adjusted to all levels of interest.
Local partner – Thanks Ralph Paul for your kind words. Glad to hear you had a lovely day!
By: Pascaline Denblyden | posted Mon 6 Mar, 2017
This is one of the best nature tour I have taken, not only because the animals were gracious enough to greet us. Our guide Tata was excellent. Knowledgeable, friendly, open, and Michel more. Tks Tata for making my last days in Thailand so enjoyable. Hoping to welcome you one day in Vancouver.
Local partner – Thanks Pascaline! Sounds like our guide did a great job again (as always ;-) ). If you ever return to Thailand you know where to find us.
By: Wendy Johnson | posted Sun 5 Mar, 2017
Good morning . We have just returned to the UK after a two week holiday in Thailand , we spent two days one night doing the Kui Buri overnight elephant tour . What an experience it was truly one of the highlights of our holiday! A very professional team give us an insight into the world of wild elephants , the walk on the second day was fantastic. I would like to say a big thank you to all involved. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone wishing to see how the community and wild elephants can live side by side, it was inspirational.
Local partner – Thanks Wendy for these kind words. We are happy to hear the tour inspired you. Kui Buri is a great example how tourism can help conservation. Best wishes!
By: Stefanie & Bieke | posted Mon 27 Feb, 2017
We booked our trip for Kao Yai for friday 24th. Communication during booking was very clear. We asked to do the trip with other people; to reduce the costs, which wasn't a problem. Our guide (Tata or Tantan, don't know how to write it), came to pick us up at our hotel; which was very easy. On our way into the park; we already saw a few makaaks and the great hornbill. We picked up a German couple; they we're really cool. In the morning we went for a 2,5h hike. Tata was really passionate about nature. He was funny; answered questions and said some really interesting cool stuff. He knew the hiding hole of a scorpion; which he triggered and then put on our hands; he had an eye for detail and showed us the birds and the reptiles, etc. We even saw the crocodile in the water! Lunch was really good; where we saw the waterfall. In the afternoon we went on a chase with the car because they were signs that one of the male elephants was spotted; so we actually saw him! Checking a wild elephant; crossed off of our bucket list! Then we went to visit the scenery; which was a beauuuutiful view of the park; were we saw some sort of wild Thai goats that all of the sudden with a lot or noise showed up. The trip was really unforgettable and was one of the highlights of Thailand; I'd recommend it to everybody!!
Local partner – Dear Stefanie & Bieke, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy to hear you seem to have had a great experience. Even seen an elephant and the rare Indochinese Serow (the mountain goat). Very lucky for just a one day visit. We will thank our guide Tata in name of you! Thanks!
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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