Thai National Parks

Day tour - Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & more

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 most iconic attractions in Thailand but it is also one of most beautiful waterfalls in entire Asia.

What?

This one day tour includes a visit to popular Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Hellfire Pass & Hellfire Park Memorial Museum and Death Railway Wooden Bridge & Krasae Cave.

Itenerary

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 waterfals. 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.

After having lunch at local restaurants near the visitor center we will drive you to Hellfire Pass and the 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 artifacts and the Memorial Walking Trail where we are going to hike.

Before continuing our trip to the next destination we will stop by at Rim Nam Café which is a beautiful riverside coffe shop along the River Kwai Noi. It is an off the track place, no foreign tourists, only local Thai people and claimed to have the best coffee in Thailand. After the coffee break we will drive to Death Railway Wooden Bridge and Krasae Cave. There we will walk along the spektacular part of the Death Railway that bends and cuts through steep mountain slopes but also over an interesting wooden bridge which is still in working condition. The nearby Krasae Cave was used as a hospital during the WWII.

Around 5:30 p.m. we will arrive to Kanchanaburi City to walk over The Bridge over 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 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.

How much?

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 3,000 to 6,700 THB per person depending on group size. We also help to arrange private transport from Bangkok, 2000 Baht each way.

Group size Rate per person
1 6700 THB
2 4700 THB
3 4300 THB
4 4000 THB
5 3700 THB
6 3400 THB
7 3200 THB
8 and up 3000 THB

Tour rates include:

  • All entrance fees
  • Erawan Waterfalls (in Erawan National Park)
  • Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum
  • Death Railway Wooden Bridge
  • Krasae Cave
  • Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi
  • Private air conditioned car
  • Private good English speaking tour guide
  • Rim Nam Café
  • Lunch
  • Coffee break & snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Soft drinks

Reviews from our guests

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About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | 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 ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: | 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!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | 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!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: | 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!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: | posted Sun 12 Mar, 2017

Hello. It cas an amazing safari. The guide speak perfectly english. We are happé!

Local partner – Thanks Cindy!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | 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!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | 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.

About: Kui Buri overnight elephant tour

By: | 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!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | 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!

We launched our review system only few weeks ago, we appreciate your feedback when booking with us.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 3,000 to 6,700 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
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • Insect repellent