Thai National Parks

Erawan National Park

Private Tour | Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & historical sites | day tour

Our tours are private, meaning no others will share the transfer or the guide with you.

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 falls are no doubt one of the most iconic attractions in Thailand but it is also one of the most beautiful falls in entire Asia.


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.


The itinerary below is for a tour to start from downtown Kanchanaburi. Additional charges may add if the pickup location is off route.

The tour will embark at 8 am from your hotel in Kanchanaburi City where our guide will meet you. Our first destination will be Erawan Falls.

Once at the falls, we will spend 3 hours walking 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 Hellfire Pass and the Memorial Museum dedicated to the memory of all men and women who worked and died during World World 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 a café.

After the coffee break we will drive to Death Railway Wooden Bridge and Krasae Cave. There we will walk along the spectacular 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 WWII.

Around 3:3-4 pm we will arrive back at 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 4-4:30 pm you will be taken back to your hotel.

Kids swimming at Erawan Falls
Hellfire Pass
Death Railway

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Death Railway
Death Railway

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Death Railway
The Bridge over the River Kwai

Where & When?

This full day tour can be booked all year-round. Our guide will meet you at 8 am in your hotel’s lobby where the tour will embark from.

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 available all year round, with exception of long public holidays when Erawan Falls gets painfully overcrowded.

When to book?

For the high season months from November to April, we recommend booking a few months in advance because for certain periods the guides may get fully booked. Though, for certain dates there may be guides available even when booked days/weeks before.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,500 Baht Baht and up per person (depending on group size)
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: SUV or minivan with a/c
  • Start: 8 am
  • End: 4 - 4:30 pm

What to bring:

  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Swimming clothing
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent

How much?

This tour is a private tour. You'll be accompanied by an English speaking licensed guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore the falls and the historic sites. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, refreshments and lunch.

A day trip to the falls including visiting all historic sites mentioned in this trip is possible due to the long driving time from/back to  Bangkok. If you need a tailored trip from Bangkok, please let us know and we can inform you of the feasibility with a price.

We can however arrange an early pickup from Bangkok if the drop off location is a hotel in Kanchanaburi.

The listed price below doesn't include pickup from the Sai Yok area where some popular raft houses are located. For an additional fee, it is possible to embark the tour from the Sai Yok area.

Price per person
Pax From Kanchanaburi From Bangkok
1 5,000 THB 7,500 THB
2 2,950 THB 4,250 THB
3 2,300 THB 3,150 THB
4 2,060 THB 2,770 THB
5 1,850 THB 2,400 THB
6 1,700 THB 2,170 THB
7 1,600 THB 2,000 THB
8 1,520 THB 1,900 THB
9 1,460 THB 1,800 THB

Displayed prices are per person

Tour rates include:

  • Private good English speaking tour guide
  • Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi City
  • Erawan Falls
  • Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum
  • Death Railway Wooden Bridge
  • Krasae Cave
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Coffee/tea break & snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Soft drinks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.88/5 based on 42 customer reviews

By: | posted Mon 13 May, 2024 | From Kanchanaburi

5/5 stars

Great tour. Since its private, there is more flexibility in case you want to spend more time in one location. It was a 40+ celsius day, so Im glad we went to waterfalls first. The pickup and drop off to/from hotel was smooth. Both tour guide ("Om") and driver were professional. Lunch was delicious, you have a choice of local thai dishes. As a solo traveller, I felt safe and looked after.

By: | posted Mon 15 Apr, 2024 | From Kanchanaburi

5/5 stars

Absolutely great trip with Andy in the blistering heat. Really good variety of activities on this day trip. We loved swimming in the Erawan pools and Andy was able to recommend which to swim in and how long to spend in order to get through the day.

Despite the heat we walked right to the top of the falls, into Hellfire pass and to the scenic view on the railway.

Food on the tour was great and interesting.

All in all a great day, great guide and driver and highly recommended.

By: | posted Sat 2 Mar, 2024 | From Kanchanaburi

5/5 stars

Jackie and his driver were both fantastic. Jackie is very knowledgeable, fantastic english, and really helped us have a fantastic day. We highly recommend.

By: | posted Sun 25 Feb, 2024 | From Kanchanaburi

4/5 stars

The experience especially around the hellfire pass and the museum overthere was very impressive.

Erawan was nice, the wooden bridge not really special, the bridge over the river kwai interesting about the backgrounds too.

The Thai food at lunch was very good.

Our guide seemed in a hurry and we ended the program 3 hours earlier.

By: | posted Thu 22 Feb, 2024 | From Kanchanaburi

3/5 stars

Was in Thailand and Cambodia for two month participating in a large number of tours. Our Thai National Parks guide was at the bottom of the list.

By: | posted Wed 20 Dec, 2023 | From Kanchanaburi

5/5 stars

Jackie was an excellent guide - he was funny, helpful and willing to go out of his way to cater to our needs. He customised the pacing of the tour such that we could really enjoy ourselves at the top of the waterfalls, and requested for local dishes not on the menu on our behalf. He also gave us helpful tips along the way. Definitely a five star review from us!

By: | posted Sun 17 Dec, 2023 | From Kanchanaburi

5/5 stars

Andy was awesome guide. He not only showed me what was agreed upon on, but he also teached me a lot about Thailand :-)

By: | posted Tue 12 Dec, 2023 | From Kanchanaburi

5/5 stars

It was a very enjoyable day. Andy was an outstanding tour guide and our driver was great too!

By: | posted Wed 18 Oct, 2023

5/5 stars

We did the private tour for the day. Our guide Pat was excellent, we arrived 1.5 hours earlier from the overnight bus than we expected. Pat was more than accommodating to start our day earlier. The lunch was amazing and the time given at each today was more than enough, never felt rushed

By: | posted Tue 17 Oct, 2023

5/5 stars

I would highly recommend The Hell Fire Pass and Erawan fall tour. We had a fantastic day with our guide and sensational driver Mr Tong. Our guide, Jackie was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, with a great sense of humour. In addition to our tour Jackie also helped us with local information and assistance. Which took the stress out of our additional travels in the Kanchanaburi area. Jackie is a fabulous ambassador for Thai National Parks and Thailand.

Steve and Odette