Day Tour | Erawan Waterfalls, Cave & History
Kanchanaburi Province in west Thailand is home to several natural and historical sites popular among both local and foreign tourists. Erawan National Park with it's famous waterfalls are no doubt one of the most iconic attractions in Thailand but it is also one of the most beautiful waterfalls in entire Asia.
This one day tour includes a visit to popular Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Phra Tat Cave a bit north from the falls, The Bridge over the River Kwai in central Kanchanaburi and Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park south from the city which is famous for its ancient Khmer style temples.
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 the waterfalls. 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 of fish. Good to bring with you hiking shoes, swimwear and towel.
After having lunch at local restaurants near the visitor center we will drive you to Phra Tat Cave located 12 km North West from the falls. The cave is spacious with many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, to be explored for an hour.
Or next stop will be Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park which is 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 dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries
Around 5:30 p.m. we will arrive to Kanchanaburi City to walk over The Bridge over the River Kwai. The bridge is named after the film from 1957 based on the novel written by the French writer Pierre Boulle. Around 6 p.m. you will be taken back to your hotel.
Where & When?
This full day tour can be booked all year-round. Our guide will meet you at 8 a.m. at your hotel where the tour will start from, you will be taken back to your hotel around 6 p.m. on the evening. During the dry/hot seasons the water flow is less in Erawan Falls, but it will be beautiful as the water gets crystal clear and more ideal for swimming.
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 the waterfalls and the historic sites. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, refreshments and lunch.
The price for this trip is 2,200 - 6,700 THB per person depending on group size.
We also help to arrange private transport from Bangkok, 2,500 Baht each way for 1-2 pax or 3,000 Baht for 3-9 people.
|Group size||Rate per person|
|9 and up||2,500 THB|
Tour rates include:
- All entrance fees
- Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi
- Visit Erawan Waterfalls (in Erawan National Park)
- Visit Phra That Cave
- Visit Prasat Mueang Singh Historical Park
- Visit The Bridge Over the River Kwai
- Private air conditioned car
- Private good English speaking tour guide
- Coffee break & snacks
- Drinking water
- Soft drinks
- 7% VAT
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Rachel, United States | posted Sat 26 Jan, 2019
We (my mom - almost 70 - and I) took three trips while in Thailand that were arranged through Thai National Parks. All were beautiful and well-organized. Our guides were great and we really enjoyed the days.
By: Bianca, United States | posted Tue 21 Nov, 2017
Our Day Trip to Erawan National Park included the waterfall hike, a tour of Mueang Sung National Park, and a walk over Bridge over the River Kwai. It originally included a tour of a cave but we took extra time exploring the waterfalls so we decided to skip the cave to have more time at the other locations.
Our pick up was timely and our guide Mod was extremely friendly!
Hiking up Erawan Waterfalls was a beautiful experience, Mod let us take our time, to enjoy the waterfalls, take as many pictures as we wanted, provided water, and gave us a great estimate of how long it would take us to get to the top. We had lunch together at a local restaurant including pad thai, chicken, rice, fresh fruit and drinks (if you want more, you can ask for more, free of charge). The food was not spicy.
We opted out of the underground cave because it was steeper than the waterfalls, and we were pretty tired. We also wanted to have plenty of time for the other activities. (Be aware - your shoes will get wet! It rained the morning we went so there was a lot of water. After tier 5, you have to walk through some of the water)
The Historical park was rather small, but worth a visit if you enjoy learning the history behind ruins.
The walk over the bridge was also nice, we walked to a Chinese temple on the other side and had some time to explore that as well.
My highlight of the trip was definitely the waterfall hike and getting to talk to Mod about Thai culture, life and tips for the rest of my trip. Would definitely do this agian!! But maybe for another park.
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 1 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 2,500 to 6,900 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Car
- Start: 8 p.m.
- End: 6 p.m.
What to bring:
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Swimming clothing
- Insect repellent